• Iran reportedly tests supercavitating torpedo

    Iran test fired its Hoot high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on 7 May, NBC News reported three senior US defence officials as saying on the following day. The sources said the Hoot is still in its testing phase and could not say whether the test was successful. They said the weapon should

  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-ship weapon

    China may be developing a new anti-ship weapon that combines technologies derived from developments in cruise missiles and ground-effect vehicles (GEVs). An image of a brochure marketing the weapon, the latter of which is shown painted in blue Chinese navy camouflage, appeared on Chinese online

  • Iranian midget submarine missile test reportedly fails

    Iran's attempt to test launch a missile from one of its midget submarines has failed, Fox News reported two US officials as saying on 3 May. The officials said the test was carried out in the Strait of Hormuz using a Yono-class submarine: a North Korean design that is produced in Iran as the

  • Aselsan develops advanced naval STAMP RWS

    Turkey's Aselsan has released details of a new remotely operated weapon station (RWS) designed for mounting on naval vessels. The Stabilised Machine gun Platform-2 (STAMP-2) features several improvements to the original STAMP design, and was developed in conjunction with TUBITAK, the Scientific and

  • US performs new SM-6 tests ahead of FOC milestone

    The US Navy (USN) has successfully executed four flight tests of the Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Block I) missile off Hawaii in testing, supporting planned achievement of full operational capability (FOC) at the end of this year. The live firings, performed from the Aegis Baseline 9.C1 guided

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