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Russia to get Frigates with Hypersonic Weapons by 2025-26

The Russian Navy is going to get two Project 22350 frigates – Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov – equipped with hypersonic weapons by 2025-26. The ships are being built by the United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia. These two proposed frigates were laid down in St Petersburg on July 20 and during the official ceremony itself, ..

Sea phase of Singapore-India-Thailand Naval Exercise Concludes

The sea phase of the inaugural Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise (SITMEX-19) concluded in the Andaman Sea on September 19, 2019. About the Exercise SITMEX-19 trilateral exercise involved the participation of the Indian Navy, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). Indian guided-missile destroyer Ranvir, Missile Corvette Kora and Offshore ..

Japan, South Korea & Australia starts first-of-its-kind naval drill exercise ‘Pacific Vanguard’

The first-of-its-kind naval drill exercise ‘Pacific Vanguard’has been kick started by the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia near Guam, United States. The “Pacific Vanguard” drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea. The drills will focus on live fire exercises, defensive ..

US approves sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India

The United States has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. The multi-mission helicopters can detect, track and attack submarines and surface ships at sea. They are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft ..

India signs $950 million contract with Russia for purchase of two upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates

India has officially signed a $950 million contract with Russia for the purchase of two upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. The two frigates of the Project 11356 class will be bought directly from Russia and a contract to build two more at an Indian yard is likely to be signed at ..