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Sunken missing Indonesian submarine found broken into pieces

A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials...

India hands over Zoroaster patrol vessel to the Seychelles

India has formally transferred a 50 metre patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard during a virtual summit between Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan and...

Search still on for missing Indonesian sub

Sailors in a missing Indonesian submarine have sufficient oxygen to last until Saturday, aboard a vessel in good condition, the country's defence chiefs said...

Aresa launches first Nigerian patrol boat

Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional has launched the first of four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats on order for the Nigerian Navy. The company last week...

Second ex-Italian FREMM frigate delivered to Egypt

The Egyptian Navy has received the second FREMM frigate, ENS Bernees, from Italy. The vessel arrived in Alexandria on 14 April. ENS Bernees was formerly...

Nigerian Navy receives new survey vessel NNS Lana

The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of the purpose-built survey vessel NNS Lana at the Ocea shipyard in France. The vessel was handed over during...

MMIPV names await Ministerial approval

The Ministerial stamp of approval is all that remains for the new SA Navy (SAN) platforms – its multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) –...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

Nigerian Navy records substantial number of recent acquisitions

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has made significant progress in the recapitalisation of its fleet, with dozens of vessels commissioned in 2020 and more on...

France’s Ufast delivers patrol boat Taouay to Senegal

France’s Ufast shipyard has handed over the 33 metre long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to Senegal’s Navy. It was formally transferred in a ceremony...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...