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Russia arms all its nuclear subs with three new missiles

Earlier, a military-industrial complex source said that all multipurpose nuclear submarines (NPS) of the Russian Navy of projects 971, 949A, and 885 would be armed with Kalibr Onyx and Zircon missiles. According to the source, "the containers for these missiles are universal."

Turkey launched the first frigate built in the country

At the Turkish STM shipyard, a ceremony was held for the Istanbul-class ship's launch - the first missile frigate built in Turkey - and the keel's laying under the third Jinnah-type frigate, the Pakistani Navy, learned BulgarianMilitatary.com citing Defence24

Greece and France at the negotiating table for new frigates

Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.

Top 5 largest aircraft carriers in the world

Any state, possessing the status of a sea power, strives for the permanent presence of the country's flag in the World Ocean. This is an indicator of power, prosperity, supremacy, significance and weight of the state.

Russia is working on 5th generation submarines

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) on its own initiative continues to work on the development of a nuclear submarine of the Husky project and a diesel submarine of the Kalina project, which belong to the 5th generation submarines

Top 5 best submarines in the world

One of the deadliest weapons in a country's arsenal is submarines. In the past, they played a significant role during World War II and during the Cold War.

The U.S. Navy tests laser weapon against drone (video)

The Navy also emphasized that laser weapons provide greater capabilities to respond to various threats. The military did not reveal the power of the laser, but the television company suggests that we are talking about 150 kW.

$19.6M from the US defense budget will be spend for W76-2 nuclear warheads

The American media is continuing to discuss the decision to equip the country's submarines with W76-2 tactical nuclear warheads. The National Interest magazine drew attention to the item of expenditures in the US military budget for 2020, which involves spending 19.6 million dollars on the purchase of W76-2.

SAAB wil help Australia to provide Navy’s combat management systems

STOCKHOM, (BM) - Saab has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according SAAB statement. Read more: The U.S. Navy is planning development of next generation heavy surface

The U.S. Navy is planning development of next generation heavy surface combat ship

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy is planning to initiate a five year development effort for a next generation heavy surface combat ship - its first class of heavy cruiser developed since the Cold War, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System The research, testing and

Russia will be the first country to create nuclear underwater drones (UUV), US said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia may be the first in the world to create an attack nuclear unmanned underwater vehicles. The West does not have such technologies, warned the American magazine Forbes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Forbes: Russian nuclear submarine drones change the rules of the game According to the publication, already

Russia completed the tests of a brand new promising torpedo

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Tactical Missile Weapons Corporation (KTRV) has completed state tests of a promising torpedo and an adjustable 250 kg caliber bomb. This was announced on Friday, February 14, the company's CEO Boris Obnosov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: A new minehunting sonar system made by Raytheon has been delivered to

Forbes: Russian nuclear submarine drones change the rules of the game

WASHINGTON, (BM) - One of the reasons for the effectiveness of U.S. Navy submarines is that their large teams, exceeding 100 people, are able to cope with emergencies and ensure that their submarines are at sea for many months in a row. Russian submarines have smaller teams, and, as a rule, their submarines cannot be at sea for such a long time.

Because of Russia, the US military deployed a new nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military deployed a new submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon, something the Pentagon sees as critical to countering the threat posed by Russia's arsenal of smaller tactical nukes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CNN. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

A new minehunting sonar system made by Raytheon has been delivered to the US Navy

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Company delivered its 10th AN/AQS-20C minehunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Raytheon's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The sonar-towed body was officially transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center,

Hostile underwater drones are spying China

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The secretive world of naval underwater surveys rarely breaks the surface. Now recent events are briefly shining a light into the darkness. In the Adriatic, a Croatian fishing vessel caught one of the U.S. Navy’s undersea sensor systems last week. That mysterious object has largely been explained. Read more: Military and

Russia may have no answer – the US is setting up a fleet to oppose them

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The newly reinstated Norfolk, Virginia-based 2nd Fleet, which was opened for business in 2018, is now fully operational, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the U.S. Navy statement. Read more: The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System The fleet will oversee and control operations in the

Is this a warning to the US and allies? Iran develops ambitious stealth destroyer

TEHRAN, (BM) - The Iranian armed forces unveiled a model of its next generation stealth destroyer, which is currently under development under the "Hormuz Project"., learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Iran threatens to destroy any reconnaissance vehicles in the area of ​​exercises with Russia The warship is the latest of several

Russia has launched first serial nuclear submarine “Novosibirsk”

MOSCOW, (BM) - The first serial nuclear submarine (nuclear submarine) Novosibirsk, part of the Yasen-M project 885M, was launched at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russian company announced the delivery of four nuclear submarines to the Navy This is stated in the message

China tested a missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States

BEIJING, (BM) - A submarine of the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China has tested a ballistic missile, which can reach anywhere in the United States. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing a source in the Pentagon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China already has the world’s second-largest aircraft carrier The

Russian company announced the delivery of four nuclear submarines to the Navy

MOSCOW, (BM) - The head of Sevmash (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) Mikhail Budnichenko confirmed the plans of the enterprise in 2020 to transfer four nuclear submarines (NPS) to the Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia plans to test new generation of hypersonic warheads using the Sarmat missile system “In

China already has the world’s second-largest aircraft carrier

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has commissioned its second aircraft carrier into active frontline service - the Type 001A Class warship ‘Shandong.’, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Russia’s Aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” caught fire in Murmansk (video) The commissioning took place 19 months

Russia’s Aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” caught fire in Murmansk (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - A fire occurred during repair work on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" in Murmansk, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian website Vzlyad. Read more: Russia’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov has launched Caliber cruise missiles (video) According to preliminary data, the fire arose in the first energy compartment,

Russia plans to start building better landing ships in next months

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Navy is still preparing to implement a large-scale project, begun at one time by Anatoly Serdyukov and frustrated by France: the construction of modern universal landing ships. What will the Russian counterparts of the French Mistrals look like, what capabilities will they have - and what tasks will they solve? Not so

Russia’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov has launched Caliber cruise missiles (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - A video of launch of Caliber cruise missiles from the head frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov as part of the Thunder 2019 exercise has leaked in the web. Read more: Northern Fleet Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Destroys Enemy with Artillery Fire During an Exercise in the Atlantic What is Caliber cruise missile is? The

Iran’s submarines will be equipped with Jask cruise missiles

TEHRAN, (BM) - Navy chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the mass production of the Jask rocket during a visit to an exhibit on Saturday showing some of Tehran’s latest achievements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iran Buys Russia’s S-400 Defense Systems, Fighters and Tanks, US Intelligence Said

Capt. Miho Otani became the first woman to take the helm of an Aegis destroyer

KYOTO, (BM) - Capt. Miho Otani on Monday became the first woman to take the helm of an Aegis destroyer, pledging to set an example for other female sailors to follow, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Japan Times. Read more: The Japanese Navy Was Equipped with New Modern and Attacking Submarine “I expect you to pursue our missions

The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Navy plans to repair and upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System, according contract between Lockheed Martin and the US Department of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Buys Lightweight Naval Guns for About of $1.02 Billion Work will be performed in Ventura, California (65%); various

India Buys Lightweight Naval Guns for About of $1.02 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of India has requested to buy up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and three thousand five hundred (3,500) D349 Projectile, 5”/54 MK 92 MOD 1 Ammunition, all about $1.02 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Has Paid in Euro to Avoid US Sanctions and Buys S-400

France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M

PARIS, (BM) - Ukraine strengthens the protection of maritime borders. According to Ukrainian media, the government approved the purchase of twenty patrol ships (boats) of the French company OSEA, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia is Training a Missile Attack Over Ukraine and has Tactical Groups to Invade in the

The Construction of Second Batch Frigates for the Pakistani Navy Has Begun

BEIJING, (BM) - Chinese shipyards have begun construction of a second batch of Type 054AP Class frigates for the Pakistani Navy, after the first batch of two warships began construction in early January 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Pakistan to Receive the Second Vessel from Dutch Damen in Mid-2020 A steel cutting

Next Step: Russia Equips Its Own Submarines with Next-gen Nuclear Drones

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Russian Navy is on track to deploy up to 32 of its “Poseidon” thermonuclear drones across four submarines, according to Russian state media, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting National Interest. Citing a military insider source, TASS reported earlier this week that "Two Poseidon-carrying submarines are expected to

The Japanese Navy Was Equipped with New Modern and Attacking Submarine

TOKYO, (BM) - Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) equipped with lithium-ion batteries, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Russian Navy to Deploy Hypersonic Zircon Missile by Year’s End

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that his country's Navy is set to deploy the world’s first class of hypersonic cruise missile, the Zicron, by the end of 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The announcement was made during an inspection of the new corvette Gremyashchiy at a shipyard in the Kaliningrad region. The

Russia has fired Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from submarine (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation informs about the missile firing carried out from the submarine K-549 “Prince Vladimir”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia Has a Thermonuclear Torpedo That Could Start World War III During tests in the White Sea, the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile was

Russia Has Unveiled a New Combat Battle Ship to ‘Defend the Nation’

ST. PETERSBURG, (BM) - Russia has unveiled a new combat icebreaker vessel in St. Petersburg on Friday which it says will help defend its national interests in the Arctic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia Has a Thermonuclear Torpedo That Could Start World War III The launch of the Ivan Papanin comes amid Russia’s rapid

Iran Plans to Build Attack Speedboats That Can Reach Speeds of 100 Knots

WASHINGTON, (BM) - “By tapping into the capabilities and technical expertise of our domestic elite, we will move toward production of speed vessels that can travel at the speed of 100 knots in the near future,” Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corp Navy announced. "Today, marine vessels that cruise at 90

Turkish Defence Industry Has Began Work on Own Submarine

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey intends to develop its own diesel-electric submarine, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar and Defense News. As transmits "NPlus1" citing Defense News, the country's defense industry has already begun work on this topic. Read more: Submarine “Warsaw” and Club-S Cruise Missiles Might be Security Threat for Europe

Russia Has a Thermonuclear Torpedo That Could Start World War III

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia has begun underwater tests of its Poseidon thermonuclear torpedo. The Poseidon is an 80-foot-long nuclear-powered submersible robot that is essentially an underwater ICBM. It is designed to travel autonomously across thousands of miles, detonate outside an enemy coastal city, and destroy it by generating a tsunami.

Poland Launched the Second Newest Minesweeper

GDANSK, (BM) - In Poland, the second newest minesweeper of the 258 project of the Kormoran type was launched, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. The ceremony was held at the Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding (officially named Gdanska Stocznia "Remontowa" im. J. Pilsudskiego SA) in Gdansk. Read more: Saudi Arabia Buys

The US Stealth Destroyer Will Able to Change the Face of Surface Battles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is getting closer to the beginning of a full-fledged service and solving combat missions, writes American analyst Chris Osborne. Meanwhile, the US Navy is engaged in combat use of such a ship and is working out situations in which it will be most useful. The goals and objectives of the

Stealth Coverage Problems for Russian and American Submarines, Forbes Reported

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The problem of coverage, which defines stealth and often literally drops from submarines, is not new and is not unique to the US Navy, writes Forbes, in relation to the recent scandal with falsification of reports on work on submarines of the Virginia class, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com. Read more: Russia is Making a

Saudi Arabia Buys European Frigates and Corvettes to Strengthen Its Navy

RIYADH, (BM) - Between European partners, there has been intense competition for the Saudi Arabian naval market. Three European shipbuilding companies (groups of companies) are trying to extract the greatest profit for themselves from the desire of Riyadh to increase its fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Saudi Arabia Still Has

Japan Will Receive Follow-on Tech-Support of Its AEGIS Destroyers Totalling $140M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Japan has requested to buy Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) sustainment and services in support of eight (8) Japan AEGIS Destroyers consisting of four (4) KONGO Class Destroyers, two (2) ATAGO Class Destroyers, two (2) MAYA Class Destroyers and one (1) Japanese Computer Test Site (JCPTS), learned

Russia is Making a Promising Submarine with Next-Gen Weapon, US Media Reported

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia is making a breakthrough in the creation of hypersonic missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting National Interest and Topwar. Read more: Russia Is Starting a Project on 5th-Generation Submarine Production Being placed on submarines, they are able to create a real threat to US national security. This opinion

An Israeli Company Tests Second Sonar System with the Royal Canadian Navy

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems’ Canadian subsidiary, GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI), announces the successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trial of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board the HMCS Glace Bay of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), completing final assessment of a second TRAPS onboard RCN’s vessels (tests of GTI’s TRAPS

South Korean Shipbuilder to Take a Part in Indian Submarine Project, SAAB is Out

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The $6.5 billion submarine project contest for the Indian Navy continues to throw up surprises with the last minute entry of a South Korean shipbuilder and the pulling out of Swedish company Saab after red flagging policy strictures that can potentially place unlimited liabilities on foreign vendors, learned

Germany Presented Its New Combat System for Non-Nuclear Submarines

BERLIN, (BM) - At the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019 kta naval systems, a joint venture of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Kongsberg, presented its new combat system for non-nuclear submarines, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russian Navy Expects Four Nuclear Submarines in 2020 The system called ORCCA

British and French Companies Will Build the New UK Warships

LONDON, (BM) - Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to deliver its new warships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, and in partnership with the Thales Group, the T31 general purpose frigate programme will provide

British Company Unveils Unmanned Surface Vessels Integration with Warship

LONDON, (BM) - At a time of increased threat to international shipping, BAE Systems will this week demonstrate for the first time how Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) can be fully integrated with operational Royal Navy warships to extend their reach beyond the horizon and reduce sailors’ exposure to danger, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

General Dynamics Released the New Bluefin-12 Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

LONDON, (BM) - General Dynamics Mission Systems today released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission

The Netherlands Navy Purchases French Electronic Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - With modern electronic warfare (EW) systems required to cope with the unprecedented growth in Electromagnetic transmissions across the Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), traditional systems are now suffering from unparalleled saturation, which reduces the probability of accurate threat detection, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

Russia’s Special-Purpose Nuclear Submarine Will Enter Sea Trials in 2020

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s special-purpose nuclear sub, the Belgorod, which will be the first basic carrier of Poseidon nuclear-capable underwater drones, will enter sea trials in June 2020 and will be commissioned in September, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: The Russian Underwater Drone “Poseidon” Completed The Key Stage

Russian Navy Expects Four Nuclear Submarines in 2020

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Navy will get one nuclear submarine by the end of 2019 and four more - in 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Offered India to Build Six Non-Nuclear Submarines “We will deliver one nuclear sub this year and four more – next year, strictly in line with the contract,”

Russia Has One of the Most Impressive Missile in the World, US Magazine Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The P-30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, armed with Russian nuclear submarines, is one of the most impressive types weapons in a world capable of destroying entire cities. Read more: A German Journalist Called the Russian Missile Complexes S-400 “A Nightmare for NATO” This writes the American portal We are the

Russia Offered India to Build Six Non-Nuclear Submarines

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia has addressed India with a proposal for building six non-nuclear submarines under an inter-governmental agreement without holding a bidding context, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: The New Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarines Will Be Ready in 2023 and 2024 "We are discussing with them the issue

BAE Systems Has Been Selected of German Navy to Delivery 57mm Naval Guns

BERLIN, (BM) - BAE Systems has been selected by the vessel contractor to provide the German federal police force, Bundespolizei, with three 57mm naval guns for its three new 86m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) built by Fassmer shipyard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40

Pakistan to Receive the Second Vessel from Dutch Damen in Mid-2020

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched the second of two 2,300-ton corvettes on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN) at its facilities in Galati, Romania, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Pakistan Increased Its Defence Budget with 1,3% to $7,6 Billion in 2019-20 The PN announced on its

Navantia Unveils Its Latest Military and Defence Shipbuilding Innovations

LONDON, (BM) - Navantia will be displaying its latest shipbuilding innovations, and providing details of some of the most significant projects that the company is involved with, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. These include: The recently signed contract for the next generation Spanish frigate, F-110; the S-80 AIP

Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $349M Contract for New Tomahawk Cruise Missile System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $349,014,465 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Phase 2 of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk Rapid Deployment Capability for completion of the Phase 1 design and integration efforts as well as test and evaluation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 350 U.S. Work will be

Republic of Korea Buys MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes with support for an estimated cost of $72 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval

Japan Spends $3.3B for Ship Missile System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA with support for an estimated cost of $3.295 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime

The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40 Radars by Hensoldt

BERLIN, (BM) - Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s “Freedom” Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System After passing acceptance

The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System

TUCSON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $190 million low-rate initial production contract for ESSM Block 2 missiles featuring a new guidance system with a dual mode active and semi-active radar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The U.S. Navy Completed the First System-Level Tests of Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar

British Submarines to be Outfit with New Strategic Weapon Fire Control Subsystem

LONDON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded a $64,8M cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Strategic Weapon System Fire Control Subsystem hardware, associated deliverables, and spares for production efforts supporting the second hull of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Dreadnought Class ballistic missile submarines, nuclear, recently named as HMS

The Russian Navy Will Receive Six Submarines, Including Four Nuclear-Powered Subs

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Is Starting a Project on 5th-Generation Submarine Production Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number

Bulgarian Replacement of Navy Ships will Be a Costly and Timely Challenge

SOFIA, (BM) - Replacing legacy and obsolete vessels with modern, multirole Western made platforms will be a costly and timely challenge, which Bulgarian Government can no longer dither over. Unfortunately the modernisation process has consistently been mismanaged by decision-makers in Sofia prone to changing their procurement goals and

The Indonesian Navy Updates Its Naval Gun System with Bofors 57 Mk3 by BAE Systems

JAKARTA, (BM) - The Indonesian Navy has selected BAE Systems’ Bofors 57 Mk3 naval gun system for the country’s KCR-60 fast-attack vessel program, learned BulagrianMilitary.com. The initial contracts with government-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia include four 57 Mk3 gun systems. Read more: Indonesia Expects the Supplies of Russian Su-35

Lockheed is the Next Ship Self Defense System Combat System Engineering Agent

MOORESTOWN, (BM) - The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as the next Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA), learned BulgaianMilitary.com. Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Continue to Provide the US Navy with Electronic Warfare Systems SSDS is a Combat Direction System that provides capability

USS Washington Submarine Will Be Repaired by General Dynamics Totaling $15 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded $15,200,000 for delivery order N62789-19-F-0019 under previously awarded, multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the planning, material procurement, and repair work for USS Washington (SSN 787), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Groton,

The German Navy’s K130 Corvettes Receiving TRS-4D Rotator Naval Radar

ULM, (BM) - The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is equipping the second batch of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes with its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, acoording company statement. Read more: 17 of 20 ASR Radar Systems by Hensoldt in Total Have Been

The Last of Four New-Gen Tankers RFA Tideforce Was Welcomed Into the UK Navy

LONDON, (BM) - The last of four new-gen tankers RFA Tideforce was welcomed into the UK Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according UK MoD statement. After receiving military equipment – communications and IT systems, defensive weaponry – fitted in Falmouth to turn a tanker into a naval tanker and extensive trials, Tideforce recently arrived

Egypt Pays $554M to Material and Labor Services in Support Its Navy Ships

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various ships for an estimated cost of $554 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros The

Israeli Navy Received INS Magen – Next-Generation SA’AR-6 Class Missile Corvette

JERUSALEM, (BM) - On May 23, 2019, the world’s most modern corvette was named INS Magen at a ceremony in Kiel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This marks another important milestone in the ongoing program of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as General Contractor to build four next-generation SA’AR-6 class missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy.

U.S. Navy Buys AN/SSQ Anti-Submarine Warfare Acoustic Sensors Totaling $1,04 Billion

WASGINGTON, (BM) - U.S. Navy buys AN/SSQ sonobuoys for fiscal years 2019-2023 totaling $1,04 billion, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, ERAPSCO, Joint Venture of Sparton and USSI is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,041,042,690 contract for the manufacture and delivery of a maximum quantity of 37,500

Second Maya-class Destroyer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

TOKYO, (BM) - Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony

The Brazilian Navy Test-Fired Locally Developed Surface-to-Surface Anti-Ship Missile

RIO DE JANEIOR, (BM) - The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The missile was fired from one of the two ITL-10 twin missile launchers on board the Niterói-class

The New Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarines Will Be Ready in 2023 and 2024

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia will complete the Borei/Borei-A series of nuclear-powered underwater strategic missile-carrying cruisers in 2023 and Yasen/Yasen-M nuclear-powered multirole subs in 2024, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "In compliance with the contracts, we will finish the construction of Borei submarines in 2023 and Yasen

New AI-Enabled Submersibles Are Developing for the Needs of the Royal Navy

HORSHAM, (BM) - The Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence to task autonomous submersibles with hunting underwater mines, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Envitia`s statement. Read more: Royal Navy Warship HMS Defender Has Tested Her World-Beating Missile System British geospatial and data company Envitia, which has expertise

The German Navy’s New F125 Class Frigates, Officially Entered Service

BERLIN, (BM) - FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the German Navy’s new F125 class frigates, officially entered service in a ceremony on June 17, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Naval Today. Neue Schiffsklasse F125 für unsere Deutsche Marine in Dienst gestellt. Willkommen in der Flotte, Fregatte BADEN WÜRTTEMBERG - Fair winds and

The Brazilian Navy Has Agreed to Transfer Two Tupi Class Submarines to Argentine Navy

BUENOS AIRES (BG) - The Brazilian Navy has agreed to transfer two Tupi class submarines – Type 209/1400 – to Argentina, following a meeting between Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macro, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The deal includes a potential future transfer of an additional two

Rafael Will Present Solutions for Air Battlespace Dominance to the Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - Rafael is bringing its combat-proven, globally-supplied advanced solutions to the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 17-21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Rafael’s cutting-edge systems serve as stand-alone solutions as well a comprehensive end-to-end package, providing a force multiplier to any platform or application. Read

The Bulgarian Military Shipyard MTG-Dolphin Awarded for Quality by KRIB

SOFIA, (BGM) - The high standards of shipbuilding set and pursued by MTG-Dolphin earned the company the big prize in the “Quality” category at the Fifth annual ball of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB), which took place on the 4th of June, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: MTG-Dolphin

The Outcome of the Project for Two New Bulgarian Patrol Ships Is Expected In Mid-June

SOFIA, (BGM) - The Ministry of Defence has already opened the bids for two new patrol ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com after confirmation by the military ministry. So far, however, they remain silent and explain that everything in connection with the project for about BGN 1 billion will become clear only when the proposal to the Council of

Leonardo Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Ship Building

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 19th February 2019 Leonardo announced that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The goal of the MoU is to enhance the

Austal’s 10th Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship Completed Acceptance Trials

HENDERSON, Western Australia, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Austal announced last week on 14th February 2019 that its 10th Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship, which is the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The Chief Executive Officer of Austal, David

The Canada’s Combat Ship Team Received Canadian Surface Combatant Contract

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin proudly announced on the last day of the past working week (8th February 2019) that the Canada's Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding and is ready to start works on day one, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Irving

The US Navy Received the Littoral Combat Ship 15

MARINETTE, Wisconsin, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Navy received the Littoral Combat Ship 15 through a delivery by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). That was revealed by Lockheed Martin on 6th February 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Littoral Combat Ship 15 (LCS 15) is the future USS

The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Received New Patrol Boats

JEANERETTE, Louisiana, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The shipbuilder Metal Shark announced on 30th January 2019 that the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) on the island of Aruba has received four of its high speed patrol boats, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The First Operational F-35A Lightning II For The Needs Of The

“Spartaco Schergat”, the Ninth of a Series of Ten FREMM, Launched

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri S.p.A., revealed on 26th January 2019 that the launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, which is the ninth of a series of ten FREMM (“European multi-purpose frigate”; Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) vessels, was

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine Will Build LCS 31

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (21 January 2019) the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced that the company together with Fincantieri Marinette Marine were awarded a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to build the additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 31, learned

Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels Will Be Equipped with Saab’s Communication System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Swedish company Saab announced on Tuesday (15th January 2019) that it has signed a contract with Vard Group AS to deliver the communication system for the Norwegian Coast Guard vessels under project P6615, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under that contract Saab will deliver, starting in 2021, for

The Defence Company Babcock Received a HMS Queen Elizabeth Maintenance Contract

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The defence company Babcock received a HMS Queen Elizabeth maintenance contract. That was announced by the UK Ministry of Defence on 9th January 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the £5 million contract, Babcock's Rosyth dockyard will execute the first planned dry-dock maintenance of the largest

The UK HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales Will Be Supported by BAE Systems

PORTSMOUTH, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced on Monday (7th January 2019) that the company will provide essential mission system support to the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s largest ever warships, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which is part of an updated integration services agreement, learned

BAE Systems Announced a $78 Million USS Shoup Modernization Contract

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced last week on 2nd January 2019 that the company has received a $78.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: BAE

The Israeli Navy Will Integrate Rafael’s C-Dome Defense System

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli navy and Rafael are cooperating in order to make the installation of the C-Dome naval defence systems on the new SAAR – 6 corvettes as easy as possible, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The C-Dome Naval defence system is based on the Iron Dome and designed to effectively protect combat

Australia Will Acquire 12 Attack Submarines from Naval Group

MELBOURNE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Australia will acquire 12 large conventionally-powered attack submarines from Naval Group under a strategic partnering agreement. In that relation the Minister of Defence of Australia Christopher Pyne confirmed that the Australian government has officially concluded the negotiations for the formal

Navantia Will Build Five F-110 Frigates for the Spanish Navy

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (13 December 2018) it was unveiled that Navantia will build 5 F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy under a €4. 325 billion deal as reported by the Ministry for Regional Affairs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com In a statement of the Ministry was said that today, 14th December 2018, the cabinet will

The Littoral Combat Ship 11 of the US Navy Commissioned

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the USA, announced during the weekend that the United States Navy commissioned the sixth U.S. Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS),USS Sioux City (LCS 11), at the United States Naval Academy on…

The KNM Helge Instad Frigate of Norway is in Danger of Sinking

STURE TERMINAL, Bergen, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The KNM Helge Instad frigate of Norway is in danger of sinking as reported by The Associated Press. While returning from one of NATO’s largest training events in recent years Trident Juncture 18 exercise (25 October - 7 November 2018), the frigate was hit by an oil tanker and images posted by…

Russia to Deliver Four Stealth Frigates to India Under a $950 million Contract

NEW DELHI, India, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At a time of the U.S. increased scrutiny over India’s purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, now both states again have strengthened their defence ties by signing a deal for the purchase of four upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. The information about the new…

Israel Aerospace Industries Awarded a $777-Million LRSAM Contract

BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) announced yesterday, 24th October 2018, that the company has been awarded an $777-million contract for the supply of LRSAM (Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile) defence systems, which is the marine version of the Barak-8 AMD (Air and Missile Defence)…

Enabling Technologies for the US Navy Next-Generation UUVs Will Be Provided by Alion

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Enabling technologies for the U.S. Navy next-generation UUVs (Unmanned Undersea Vehicles) will be provided by the headquartered in McLean, Northern Virginia company Alion Science and Technology under a multiple award contract (MAC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ). The contract was…

Bulgarian military ships highly evaluated by international experts in Paris

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Two Bulgarian military patrol ships attracted the attention of the experts during the largest exhibition of naval equipment and technologies Euronaval 2018, which is taking place in Paris. They are designed by the shipyard MTG – Dolphin, which is the only Bulgarian representative among the 400 companies,…

Finland Will Enhance Its Naval Power in the Baltic Sea

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Finland will enhance its naval power in the Baltic Sea due to the increasing importance of the region from military point of view and as a potential area of conflict between Russia and NATO, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Thales Will Continue to Maintain the Finish Long-Range and Medium-Range…

The Royal Thai Navy Midget Submarine Programme Will Be Supported by BMT

TEDDINGTON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Midget Submarine Programme will be supported by the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, BMT, under a consulting engineering contract, awarded to the company as announced on 17th October 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com “BMT is proud…

South Korea Will Counter Ballistic Missile Threats by Ship-Based Interceptors

SEOUL, South Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) — South Korea will counter ballistic missile threats from North Korea by ship-based SM-3 (Standard Missile – 3) interceptors as revealed by a top commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on 12th Ocotber 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com In response to a lawmaker’s question about the SM-3 missile…

The Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship Named by Secretary of the Navy

WASHINGTON, the USA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) –Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on 9th October 2018 that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said, “I am pleased to name the next Independence variant LCS…

Another Successful Test of the Japanese Aegis Destroyer Atago

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 13 September 2018, Editor: Bm Team, Photo credit: MC2 Jon Dasbach, US Navy/The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Atago-class guided missile destroyer JS Atago departs Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific 2010. The US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) announced in a release that the…

The CDR Phase of the Northrop Grumman’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module Is Completed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: U.S. Navy/The U.S. Navy WSN-12 Inertial Navigator will be used on the Virginia Submarines and on the Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, as well as a host of other ships. In the middle of last week, 5 September, Northrop Grumman, the…

The High-Speed USNS Carson City Is Tested on the Black Sea for Logistics Purposes

CONSTANTA, Romania (BulgarianMilitary.com), 3 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sgt. Kris Bonet, U.S. Army/U.S. Transportation Command members oversee the docking of the USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) at the Port of Constanta, Romania on 24 August 2018. The US Army announced on 28 August 2018 that the high-speed vessel USNS…

Larsen & Toubro Delivers the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya to the Indian Coast Guard

CHENNAI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: twitter.com/the launch of the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya One of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today that the company has delivered, ahead of schedule, the Offshore Patrol Vessel…

BAE Systems Receives a $146.3 Million Contract to Modernize USS Gettysburg

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 29 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: BAE Systems/the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $146.3 million contract for the modernization of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read…

The US Navy Received Littoral Combat Ships 11 (Sioux City) and 13 (Wichita)

MARINETTE, Wis., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 24 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/The future USS Wichita (LCS 13) launches sideways into the Menominee River after being christening by ship sponsor Kate Lehrer. Yesterday Lockheed Martin announced that the U.S. Army has received the Littoral Combat Ships…

Austal Starts Sea Trials of the First Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat

HENDERSON, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: YouTube The sea testing of the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R) has begun. That was announced by the Australian shipbuilding company Austal, on 8 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The building of the boat is part of…

The First of Two 27DDG Destroyers Ordered by Japan Is Launched

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force The first of a new subclass of guided-missile destroyers with ballistic missile defence capabilities was launched on 30th July 2018 by the builder Japan Marine United for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force…

12 Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels Will be Equipped with Terma‘s SCANTER 6002

SINGAPORE (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lürssen On 30th July 2018, the headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark company Terma announced that it will provide the SCANTER 6002 radar for the twelve Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). For that purpose an agreement for the customer, the Royal…

Lockheed Martin Will Supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with MMSCs

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 25 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin On Friday, 20th July 2018, Lockheed Martin came out with the news that the company will supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSCs). This step is part of a larger agreement between KSA…

ZNT Yard Floated Out the First Project 23040G Major Hydrographic Boat

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: ZNT Yard The photo shows the Alexander Evlanov Major Hydrographic Boat. Last week the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Russia announced that the Alexander Evlanov MHB (Major Hydrographic Boat) has been floated out with a ceremony at the Nizhegorodsky…

The Norwegian Coast Guard Will Receive Three Vessels from Vard

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 27, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The Norwegian Coast Guard will receive three vessels from Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”), which is a subsidiary of one of the largest shipbuilders in the world Fincantieri, headquarted in Trieste, Italy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.…

Norway and Germany to Collaborate under a Naval Strike Missile Contract

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Naval Strike Missile) Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Norway) announced on 20th June that it has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency at the amount of 220M NOK (EUR 23.31 million) for a…

Halifax-Class Frigates Will be Supported by Lockheed for Another 3 Years

OTTAWA (Canada), June 19, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Lockheed Martin Canada The twelve Halifax-class frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy will be supported by Lockheed Martin Canada for another three years under a contract extension to the existing in-service support contract of the company, reported Shephard Media. That was…

The First of 21 Guardian Class PPBs of Austal Is Launched

HENDERSON (Western Australia), June 1, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Austal On 30th May the Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited (Austal) announced the launching of the first of twenty-one Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs), reported Shephard Media. The launching takes place two years after the awarding of the contract in accordance…

Fast Patrol Boats: Quick and Versatile

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Lurssen, Photo: Lurssen Defence Offering top speeds of over 40 knots, these Fast Patrol Boats can quickly respond to various challenges. Being built for Anti Surface Warfare they provide high performance and excellent seakeeping characteristics and are ideally suited for : - Securing and patrolling…

A Class of Patrol Vessels Presented for the First Time by a Bulgarian Shipyard

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: MTG Dolphin, Photo: defenceweekly.com (a Border Police ship) For the first time in the history of Bulgaria’s shipbuilding a local company is exhibiting a class of patrol ships of various sizes. Unsurprisingly, MTG Dolphin welcome a significant number of foreign delegations at their booth at HEMUS…

Naval Group Announces a New Test With Its F21 Torpedo

PARIS (France), May 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Image: Naval Group On 24th May 2018 the French company Naval Group (former DCNS) announced that that it has performed a new test with its F21 torpedo. The torpedo was test fired from a nuclear attack submarine (SSN) under the Artémis programme, reported Shephard Media. The Artémis…

Second Stealth Destroyer Goes to the US Navy

WASHINGTON (the USA), April 25, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Navy via Bath Iron Works Second multi-mission stealth destroyer goes to the U.S Navy after successful acceptance trials in February. The announcement about the accepted HM&E (hull, mechanical and electrical) delivery was made on 24th April by the Navy, which means…

Saab’s Situational Awareness System for the Royal Australian Navy

Linköping, Sweden, April 23, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Under a contract, awarded by Luerssen Australia, Saab will supply the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the new offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This was announced by Saab on April 20, reported Shephard Media. It is foreseen…

Turkey Will Soon Launch a “Mobile Naval Mine”

ANKARA (Turkey), April 17, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: galaxiamilitar.es The chairman of Albayrak Savunma, Mustafa Adnan Albayrak, announced that within 3 months the company will officially launch the Turkey’s first indigenous armed underwater drone - “a mobile naval mine” – developed under the Wattozz program, reported Defense News.…

Underwater Innovations Demonstrated at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition

NATIONAL HARBOUR (Maryland, the USA), April 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Defense News Innovative underwater technologies have been demonstrated at the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. – the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, National Harbour, Maryland from 9th to 11th April 2018, reported Defense News. Among the…

The Barbaros-Class Multipurpose Frigates of Turkey are to be Modernized

ANKARA (Turkey), April 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images Four of the most modern frigates of the Turkish Navy - the Turkish Barbaros-class multipurpose frigates are to undergo half life-cycle full modernization by 2025, reported Defense News. The modernization project will be implemented by a…

The Newest Colorado Submarine Is Already Part of the US Fleet

GROTON (Connecticut, United States), March 19, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by US Navy The newest acquisition of the U.S. Navy, the USS Colorado (SSN-788) attack submarine, is already part of the fleet after a ceremony at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base on Saturday (March 17, 2018), reported Navy Times. It is the 4th ship in…

Patria signs contract for mid-life upgrade of Hamina Class fast attack craft

PANAGYURISHTE (Bulgaria), January 04, 2018, Author: Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Pinterest Patria has signed an agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Hamina Class fast attack craft. The procurement is part of the Naval Capability Development Programme, based on which the…

Russian tests of a warship embarrassed the Royal Navy

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 26, 2017, Author: Boyko Nikolov (Bm), photo: Pan.bg The lead warship of Russia “Admiral Gorshkov”, under the Project 22350, was escorted by the British frigate “St Albans” during one of its trials in open sea, before becoming a part of the Russian Navy. The Russian ship was near the territorial waters of the United…

MTG Dolphin withdrew their offer for building of two patrol boats

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 20, By Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Pan.bg Today, MTG Dolphin Shipyard, located in the town of Varna, Bulgaria, declined to sign the contract for building of two patrol boats for the needs of the Bulgarian Navy. This was stated by the Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov in front of the Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and…

MoD: MTG Dolphin made a strong offer for a new patrol ship

The Bulgarian company MTG "Dolphin" JSC has satisfied the technical and financial requirements of the invitation to tender for the acquisition of a multifunctional modular patrol ship for the Navy. This is the conclusion of the work of the inter-ministerial working group on the project to acquire a multi-functional modular patrol ship for the Navy,…

Cutting of the first steel plate of BN803

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project – 2’300 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger for Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging took place at MTG Dolphin on 19th of October April 2017. This is the third project, built in cooperation and by order of Royal IHC for Dutch Dredging. The ship will be 80 m of length, 15 m of breadth and…

Keel laying of Tugboat at MTG-Dolphin

In early October, Varna-based MTG-Dolphin Shipyard laid the keel of a 40 t. bollard-pull Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat. This is the second vessel of a series of four multi-purpose tugboats, capable of ship handling and coastal towing, which MTG Dolphin has been building for Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar), a Bulgarian shipowner with…

Cohort showcase capability across land, sea and air domains at DSEi 2017

Defence technology company Cohort plc will showcase its capabilities across the land, sea and air sectors at DSEI 2017. Cohort’s four business units will all be represented, with their presence including Portugal-based EID for the first time following the company’s acquisition last year. Cohort Chief Executive Andy Thomis commented: “We have…

Tugboat sea ALCOR by MTG Dolphin

“ALCOR” is 27.6 m in length and is powered by two Caterpillar engines, each with a capacity of 1800 hp. The vessel is furnished with two rotating Azipod Drives enabling to manoeuvre even in tricky conditions, and has a Bollard Pull of 40 tons.“ALCOR” is able to carry both port and sea towage, having unrestricted navigation class notation.

Name giving ceremony of tug “ALCOR” took place at the Port of Varna on 02/06/2017

The official ceremony for the name giving of a new tugboat, built by “MTG Dolphin” Shipyard, took place at the Port of Varna on 2nd of June 2017. The ship is built for Navigation Maritime Bulgare plc. under the supervision of Bureau Veritas and will sail under Bulgarian flag. “ALCOR” is 27.6 m in length and is powered by two Caterpillar…

Cutting of the first steel plate of BN 1701

Cutting of the first steel plate for the new project – 1’500 DWT Oil Product Tanker for Rubis Eastern Caribbean srl. took place at MTG Dolphin on 20th of April 2017. The ship is diesel electric driven oil product tanker with two azimutha thrusters. The vessel is being built under the class of Registro Italiano Navale (RINA). The Contract…