Contract for $4.5 Billion German Multi-Role Warships Delayed

BERLIN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A tender worth around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for four warships for the German navy has been delayed by around six months to ensure quality standards are met, according to a copy of a defence ministry letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The new are expected to be delivered from 2023. They are intended to be capable of attacking targets on … [Read more...]

SPOTD: The World’s Largest & Heaviest Active Duty Warship

Today's Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) is the Russian nuclear Battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy. Technically the Russian Navy designation is Kirov class "heavy missile cruiser", but Western defense commentators re-invented the term "battlecruiser" to describe these because they are the largest warships in the world besides aircraft carriers. With a length of 252 m (827 ft) and … [Read more...]

Iran Threatens Sending Warships to U.S., Pentagon Not Really Concerned

According to several reports this morning, Iran is threatening to send warships to the U.S. East Coast in a shocking threat to the United States.  The threats come as Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari spoke at a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq War. At the ceremony, Sayyari declared “Like the arrogant powers that are … [Read more...]

Oman Corvette Heads To Sea For The First Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDjMtJMrVHc Note to self: Don't tick off Oman. Portsmouth, United Kingdom: Al Shamikh, the first of three ships being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has embarked on her first sea trials in the Solent. Departing from the Company's Portsmouth facility, a combined BAE Systems and RNO crew is putting the ship through … [Read more...]

Discovery of the HMS Victory – Video

If you have been following the news for the past two weeks, you must have read about the discovery of the HMS Victory, the legendary British warship that went down in the English Channel over 250 years ago without a trace.  Here is a great video from the Discovery Channel explaining the find and the key identifiers pointing towards the HMS … [Read more...]