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26 Oct 2020

SSK Kilo Class (Type 636)

The Russian Kilo-class submarine first entered service in the early 1980s. It was designed by the Rubin Central Maritime Design Bureau in St Petersburg. Subsequent developments led to the improved…

21 Oct 2020

Constellation-Class Guided-Missile Frigates

The Constellation-class (FFG 62) multi-mission guided-missile frigate is being developed by Fincantieri Marinette Marine for the US Navy. The frigate will have the capability to carry out multiple missions, including…

16 Oct 2020

Jose Rizal-Class Frigates, Philippines

The Philippine Navy ordered a class of two Jose Rizal-class multi-mission capable frigates from South Korean shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), under the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP), which is…

16 Sep 2020

Trafalgar Class Attack Submarines

Trafalgar Class nuclear-powered attack submarines are in service with the Royal Navy. The submarines were built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited (VSEL), now known as BAE Systems Submarine Solutions.…

11 Sep 2020

SSN Seawolf Class

The Seawolf was designed as a faster, better-armed eventual replacement for the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarines. The first of class, the Seawolf (SSN21), was ordered from the Electric…

04 Sep 2020

Type 054A (Jiangkai II) Class Frigate

The Type 054A (Nato reporting name: Jiangkai-II) Class of missile frigates are being built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard and Huangpu Shipyard for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The new-generation multi-mission…

14 Aug 2020

MH-60S Knighthawk (Seahawk) Multimission Naval Helicopter

The multi-mission Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter entered service in February 2002. The US Navy uses the MH-60S helicopters to carry out missions such as vertical replenishment, combat search and rescue,…

14 Aug 2020

PPA Class Multi-Purpose Offshore Patrol Vessels

Italian Navy plans to induct seven Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura (PPA) class multi-role offshore patrol vessels by 2026. Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilding company, is the prime contractor for the PPA-class vessels,…

07 Aug 2020

NSSN Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

The Virginia-Class new attack submarine is an advanced stealth multimission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral (shallow water) operations. Although the Seawolf submarine was developed to provide…

31 Jul 2020

SSN Astute Class Nuclear Submarine

The Royal Navy’s Astute Class submarine is a nuclear-powered attack submarine, which will replace the five Swiftsure Class submarines, launched between 1973 and 1977 and approaching the end of their…

31 Jul 2020

U212 / U214 Submarines

The U212 submarine is capable of long-distance submerged passage to the area of operation. The German Navy ordered four of the submarines. Type 212 is being constructed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft…

23 Jul 2020

DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class – Multimission Destroyer

DDG 1000 Zumwalt, the first vessel built under the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) DD(X) programme, was delivered to the US Navy in May 2016. The ship was commissioned for…

17 Jul 2020

SSBN Typhoon Class (Type 941)

The Typhoon class (Project 941 Akula class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile (SSBN) submarines were constructed at the Severodvinsk Shipyard, on the White Sea near Archangel. The first of the six members…

17 Jul 2020

MEKO A Class Combat Ship Family

The MEKO A class combat ships, designed by German shipbuilding company Blohm and Voss, are evolved from the MEKO family of ships, which have been in operation with navies around…

16 Jul 2020

SSK Scorpene-class Attack Submarine, France

The Scorpene-class submarine is jointly developed by French state-owned shipbuilding firm DCNS (now Naval Group) and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia (formerly Bazan, then Izar). Two Scorpene submarines were ordered by Chile.…

02 Jul 2020

SSBN / SSGN Ohio Class Submarine

The Ohio Class submarines serve the US Navy as virtually undetectable undersea launch platforms of intercontinental missiles. The Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics based at Groton, Connecticut, built 18…