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Regional Defense & Security News

Regional Defense & Security News

The Iranian Navy for the first time on Friday used the home-made Fateh submarine and Sahand destroyer during the massive wargames in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Iran on Sunday launched its latest state-of-the-art submarine named Fateh in the Southern waters of the country in a ceremony participated by President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brigadier General...

The agreement for Mid-Life Upgradation of Preveze-Class Submarines Project, has been signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries and the STM-ASELSAN-HAVELSAN-ASFAT partnership. The signing ceremony at the SSB offices was attended by Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, President of Defence Industries; Prof. Dr. İhsan Kaya, Chairman of the Executive Board of STM; Reha Denemeç,...

At the Rybinskaya Verf shipyard (part of the Kalashnikov Group), construction of new patrol and diving modifications of the landing craft BK-16 began. Currently the orders, taking into account the built, under construction and contracted boats, is 30 units.   The BK-16 is intended for carrying out operations in sea coastal zones, straits, estuaries and on lakes,...

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and JSC NPO High Precision Systems will arrange the first demonstration within a foreign defence show of the Pantsir-ME shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system developed and produced by the Instrument Design Bureau JSC KBP named after Academician A.Shipunov. The presentations of the Pantsir-ME air-defence...

Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics signed on Sunday a contract worth €9.5 million to construct 4 vessels for the country’s ministry of Roads and Urban Development in a 15-month span. Minister of Defense Amir Hataim and Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami signed a contract today for the construction of four vessels in 15 months. Eslami...

Babcock has successfully completed the installation of a capability upgrade on the first of three Estonian Navy minehunter vessels scheduled to be undertaken at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Fife. EML Admiral Cowan – the flagship of the Estonian Navy and part of its minesweeping flotilla – underwent a five month docking period at Rosyth between July and December...

Azerbaijan’s Tufan type (oriinaly name Saar OPV-62) border guard ship S-206 has been set afloat in the Caspian Sea. The statement said that strengthening the service and combat capabilities of the Coast Guard of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), which performs important tasks of ensuring border security in the Caspian Sea, organizing reliable protection of the...

At the end of 2018, MBDA successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against fast boats such as FIACs (Fast Inshore Attack Craft). A number of foreign delegations attended the demonstration firing that was performed from a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret firing from the land against a fast moving remotely-controlled semi-rigid boat more than 3 kilometres...

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed a newly built Tufan (originaly name Saar-62 OPV) type border guard ship, and military hardware, weapons and ammunition at the Shipyard and Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service. Chairman of the State Border Service, Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev reported to President Ilham Aliyev. Elchin...

The Iranian Navy plans to manufacture a home-made trimaran destroyer named Safineh to be used in asymmetric coastal warfare and rapid reaction operations. The blueprint of the heavy vessel which is 100 meters long and enjoys the trimaran technology was unveiled on Saturday, told FNA. Also, low hydrodynamic resistance in high speed and a floating propulsion system appropriate...