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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

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