August 11, 2020
Navantia and SAFT to develop leading-edge Lithium-Ion batteries for conventional submarines
By SP’s Correspondent
Navantia has awarded SAFT a contract to cooperate in a R&D project named “BALIT” for the development of latest-generation Lithium-ion batteries for submarines that are aimed to deliver 20% more energy density than last-decade Lithium-ion battery technologies.
August 9, 2020
Statement attributable to Mr. Baba Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge
The Kalyani Group welcomes announcement by the honorable Union Minister, Rajnath Singh. This strategic step will accelerate the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative and bolster Indian defence equipment manufacturing industry.
August 6, 2020
Lockheed Martin Strengthen Ties with Defence and Aerospace Supply Chain with Suppliers Conference
Lockheed Martin announced the culmination of the 7th edition of its annual Suppliers Conference on July 31, 2020 by reaffirming its continued commitment to and focus on Make in India.
August 5, 2020
Medical Evacuation by Southern Naval Command
A medical evacuation was undertaken by Southern Naval Command (SNC) on August 5 using Helicopter from a merchant vessel off Kochi.
August 5, 2020
ENC Band Live Performance for Corona Warriors
As part of 74th Independence Day Celebrations, Eastern Naval Command organised a live performance of the Navy Band as a tribute to the Corona Warriors at Bojjana Konda heritage site in Sankaram Visakhapatnam on August 5, 2020.
July 29, 2019
Lockheed Martin Suppliers’ Conference and Exhibition starts online
By Ayushee Chaudhary
Being organised by SIDM and CII for Lockheed Martin, the exhibition also plans to have virtual tours of the manufacturing/factory facilities of exhibitors at the Conference.
July 27, 2020
Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM assumes charge as Commandant Indian Naval Academy
Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM handed over charge as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA) to Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM after a successful tenure of over 13 months, today, Monday, July 27, 2020.
July 22, 2020
Navantia launches the first Corvette for Saudi Arabia
Navantia has successfully carried out the launching of AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The ceremony was held in slipway number 2 at the San Fernando shipyard, and was chaired by the Commander of RSNF, H. E. Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; by the Chairwoman of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; by the Acting CEO of SAMI, Eng.
July 22, 2020
Lockheed Martin Announces India Suppliers Conference and Exhibition
The annual conference will be virtually co-hosted with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
July 21, 2020
Lt General Manoj Pande CINCAN visits ENC
Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM; Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) arrived at Visakhapatnam on July 20, 2020 on a maiden three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC).
July 21, 2020
2 Mega Watt Solar Power Plant inaugurated at Naval Station Karanja, Uran
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, e-inaugurated the first Two Mega Watt Capacity Solar Power Plant of the Western Naval Command on 20 Jul 2020.
July 15, 2020
Amidst border tensions, armed forces get free hand for procurements up to $40 million
By Vishal Thapar
A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 15, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, delegated powers for making urgent capital acquisitions up to 300 crore ($40 million) to the armed forces.
July 8, 2020
Indian Navy Completes “Operation Samudra Setu”
Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea.
July 8, 2020
Northrop Grumman System Selected to Counter Aerial Threats
Forward Area Air Defence Command and Control is Department of Defense system of choice for Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial System
July 7, 2020
GA-ASI to conduct Japan Coast Guard’s validation flights
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), announced that they will partner with Asia Air Survey (AAS) to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) featuring GA-ASI’s SeaGuardian® beginning in mid-September.
July 6, 2020
Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 to perform Coast Guard services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland
The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden.
July 1, 2020
Operation Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa brings back 687 Indian citizens from Iran
INS Jalashwa, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu”, entered Tuticorin harbour early morning today, July 1, 2020 with 687 Indian nationals embarked from Bandar Abbas, Iran. Thus far Indian Navy ships have brought back 920 Indian citizens from Iran.
June 29, 2020
BAE Systems and Royal Navy provide first look at autonomous sea boats of the future
The autonomous capabilities of BAE Systems’ Pacific 24 (P24) Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), a staple in the Royal Navy surface fleet, could significantly enhance the Royal Navy’s ability to protect its sailors at reach, as the upgraded sea boat is able to execute its own missions without crew and be run from a warship.
June 28, 2020
Mission Sagar: INS Kesari arrives Kochi
Indian Naval Ship Kesari arrived at Kochi today after 55 days of deployment to the Southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar’.
June 26, 2020
Operation Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa embarks Indian nationals at Bandar Abbas, Iran
INS Jalashwa arrived off Bandar Abbas, Iran on the evening of June 24, 2020 and entered harbour on June 25, 2020 for another mission under the Indian Navy's Op Samudra Setu.
June 24, 2020
U.S. Navy contracts for Rolls-Royce
U.S. Navy has recently signed agreements valued at up to $115.6 million with Rolls-Royce for ship engines, propulsion components and services.
June 23, 2020
Operation Samudra Setu - INS Airavat brings back 198 Indian citizens from Maldives
INS Airavat, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu", entered Tuticorin harbour early morning today, June 23, 2020 with 198 Indian nationals embarked from Male, Maldives. Thus far Indian Navy has brought back 2386 Indian citizens from Maldives to India.
June 21, 2020
Op Samudra Setu - INS Airavat Embarks Indian Nationals at Maldives
Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered the port of Male at Maldives today as part of the Indian Navy's ongoing Op Samudra Setu, under the aegis of the Indian Government's Op Vande Bharat to bring back Indian nationals from foreign shores.
June 17, 2020
Boeing delivers first F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to US Navy for flight test
Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a single-seat E model and the other is a two-seat F model.
June 17, 2020
Successful ‘Make in India’ for P75 (I) by Navantia
Navantia has organised more than 100 side meetings and submitted 380 RFIs specific to P75(I) within 5 weeks after the Industry day organised by them on April 21, 2020 with the participation of more than 200 Indian companies.
June 15, 2020
Raytheon's StormBreaker® completes first guided release from Super Hornet in US Navy flight test
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker® smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become the second fighter jet to add the weapon when the program reaches initial operational capability later this year.
June 8, 2020
Indian Navy commences evacuation of citizens from Islamic Republic of Iran - “Samudra Setu”
Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens commencing May 8, 2020. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin.
June 7, 2020
Mission Sagar: INS Kesari returns to Port Louis, Mauritius
As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari returned to Port Louis, Mauritius, on June 14, 2020, to embark the Indian Navy Medical Team, which was disembarked during her last visit to Port Louis on May 23, 2020.
June 7, 2020
Operation Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa arrives at Tuticorin with 700 Indian citizens embarked from Maldives
INS Jalashwa, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu", entered Tuticorin harbour with 700 Indian nationals evacuated from Male, Maldvies on June 7, 2020. Thus far INS Jalashwa has evacuated 2672 Indian citizens from Maldives and Sri Lanka to India as part of Vande Bharat Mission.
June 7, 2020
Mission Sagar - INS Kesari at Port Victoria, Seychelles
As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Victoria, Seychelles, on June 7, 2020. The Government of India in these difficult times is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and towards the same INS Kesari is carrying a consignment of COVID related essential medicines for the people of Seychelles.
June 5, 2020
World Environment Day commemorative activities at Southern Naval Command, Kochi
The Southern Naval Command (SNC) observed World Environment Day on June 5, 20 with emphasis on ‘Biodiversity’. The event witnessed active participation from the naval community, adhereing to social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols.
June 6, 2020
Op Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa Departs Male for Tuticorin with 700 Indians embarked
Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa, which reached Male, Maldives on June 4, 2020 for her third trip under Op Samudra Setu - Indian Navy's contribution to India's national effort to bring home our citizens from foreign shores by sea, embarked 700 Indian nationals on June 5, 2020 and departed for India late in the evening.