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Regional Defense & Security News

A new missile warship, dubbed Konarak, formally joined Iranian Navy in the Southeastern waters of the Sea of Oman on Monday. During a ceremony attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi , the Iranian Navy’s fleet in the Sea of Oman took delivery of a made-in-Iran missile launcher at a naval base in Iran’s southeastern port city of Konarak, told...

In the south of the Odesa region, the regular stage of tests of the Ukrainian cruise missile took place; Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov attended the tests. “Today, during an important stage of the flight tests, a cruise missile of Ukrainian production has fully completed the planned program”, – Mr....

Saab announces the RBS15 Gungnir next generation anti-ship missile system that is being shown at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 for the first time. The littorals in the Baltic Sea has created the foundation and birth of the RBS15 missile family, designed for the most demanding environments and customers. The littoral environment already present countless...

Leonardo will supply Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes and associated logistic support services to equip the Italian Navy’s U212A 2nd Series submarines. The new equipment will significantly increase the Anti-Submarine Warfare capability of the Navy. The Black Shark Advanced is an evolution of the Black Shark heavy torpedo, already acquired by many countries including...

The Iranian Navy dispatched its helicopter-carrier warship, Khark, to the international waters after four years of overhaul. Khark which is the biggest logistic warship in West Asia was sent on a mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and Bab al-Mandan Strait along with Sabalan destroyer within the framework of the 54th naval fleet of warships. In relevant remarks...

Elbit Systems Ltd. confirms that its’ Seagull™ Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) was deployed by NATO forces in a recent joint Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise. The ASW force included the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigate “Victoria”, the Royal Navy’s Type-45 HMS Duncan as well as the Seagull USV. Having a far greater endurance than ASW helicopters often...

MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile has successfully completed its second development firing from a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter at Ile Du Levant in southeast France.   The firing, which took place on 18 April 2018, highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch (LOAL) capabilities. It also...

Sea Ceptor provides a powerful shield against airborne threats, including hostile combat jets, helicopters and other missiles, and has been developed and manufactured through Ministry of Defence contracts worth around £850m. It will be carried by the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, and has been successfully demonstrated through a trials and test firing campaign that...

In the framework of the international exhibition KADEX-2018, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, modernization project of Bars-class ship was represented to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan representatives at UKROBORONPROM (UOP) stand, as well as other achievements of Ukrainian shipbuilding. For several years, UOP enterprises have been providing for the construction...

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines. The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters....