OCTOBER 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Two ships of the Bangladesh Navy arrived Vishakhapatnam on Saturday (13rd Oct) to take part in a four-day naval exercise. The Bangladesh Navy ships-Ali Haider and BNS Shadinota-reached the Eastern Naval Command of India. Ali Haider is a type 053 frigate while BBNS Shadinota is a type 056 stealth guided missile corvette.

According to the announcement of the Ministry of Defence of Poland, the Polish Navy’s second Kormoran II-class minehunter, the ORP “Albatros” (Pennant Number 602) was launched in a ceremony at Remontowa Shipbuilding on October 10, Gdańsk.

Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Thursday signalled Greece’s willingness to launch talks for the acquisition of two new navy frigates in talks with his French counterpart Florence Parly in Paris.

South Korea's Navy is looking to build 2 nuclear-powered submarines and has assigned a task force to study the project. South Korean chief Admiral Sim Seung-seob said that nuclear-powered submarines would be “most effective in finding and destroying North Korean submarines equipped with submarine-launched ballistic missiles,”.

Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country’s security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.

On 26th September 2019, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command and Aker Arctic Technology Inc signed a contract for the design, delivery and integration of complete propulsion lines to four Pohjanmaa-class multi-role corvettes for the Finnish Navy. Construction of the vessels is scheduled to begin in 2022 and the four-strong squadron will achieve operational readiness in 2028.

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