India commissions first Project 15B destroyer

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Project 15B guided-missile destroyer.

The vessel, INS Visakhapatnam (D66), was inducted into service on 21 November at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced on the same day. The destroyer was launched in 2015 and handed over to the Indian Navy in October 2021.

At the vessel's commissioning ceremony, Indian Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh described Visakhapatnam as a symbol of the country's “growing maritime prowess” and that it is “one of the most technologically advanced guided-missile destroyers in the world”.


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Turkey successfully test fires new indigenous 76/62mm naval gun

by Lale Sariibrahimoglu

Turkey successfully conducted a second land-based live test-firing of its indigenous 76/62 mm naval gun at the Karapınar shooting range in central Konya province on 2 December, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced.

The latest test follows a first firing on 10 November.

The national 76/62 mm naval gun is being developed jointly by state-owned gun and ammunication manufacturer Machine and Chemical Industry Inc (MKE) and the Shipyards General Directorate in partnership with private sector companies İğrek Makine (Machine), Anzatsan Mühendislik (Engineering), and Ermaksan Teknoloji (Technology).


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Navantia starts work on reinforced cyber-security system for Spanish Navy's S-80 subs

by David Ing

Navantia has started work with Telefónica Tech to develop a reinforced cyber-security system for the S-80-class submarines it is building for the Spanish Navy.

It will be incorporated in the final phase of construction and offers a high level of commonality with the systems to be installed in the Spanish Navy's upcoming F-110 frigates, the state-owned shipbuilder said on 30 November.

According to Navantia it will handle the cyber-defence “wardrobes” for each of the four submarines, along with the engineering of the systems and integration of the main systems.


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Argentine and Peruvian navies focus on joint submarine training as they eye fleet revamps

by Alejandro Sanchez

Argentine sailors train aboard Peruvian submarine. (Peruvian Navy)

As the Argentine and Peruvian navies revamp their struggling submarine fleets, the two countries' maritime forces are focusing on joint training to help retain their subsea operational capability.

Joint training programmes aboard Peruvian submarines have become a catalyst to increase training ties between the navies of Argentina and Peru. Educational exchanges of naval personnel and joint training are not uncommon and the most recent wrinkle includes putting Argentine sailors aboard Peruvian submarines for training.


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The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Project 15B guided-missile destroyer.

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