Myanmar Navy commissions second submarine on 74th anniversary

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The Myanmar Navy commissioned its second submarine at an event to mark the service's 74th anniversary on 24 December.

The vessel inducted was a Ming (Type 035)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) that was earlier in service with the People's Liberation Army Navy.

It has been named UMS Minye Kyaw Htin with pennant number 72, according to images released by the Tatmadaw.

Minye Kyaw Htin


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First Italian PPA departs on maiden deployment

by Guy Toremans & Kate Tringham

The Italian Navy's first PPA, ITS Paolo Thaon di Revel , has embarked on its maiden deployment. During the four-month mission the PPA will participate in international exercises in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean. (Italian Navy)

The first of the Italian Navy's new class of multirole offshore patrol ships (Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura: PPA), ITS Paolo Thaon di Revel (P 430), has set sail for its maiden deployment.

Paolo Thaon di Revel


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Carrier Washington redelivery confirmed for 2023

by Michael Fabey

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington is scheduled to be redelivered to the US Navy following the ship's overhaul in 2023. (Newport News Shipbuilding)

Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is scheduled to return to the navy following its refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) in 2023, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) CEO Chris Kastner confirmed.

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Fassmer starts construction on two SVK boats for German Navy

by Kate Tringham

View of the building block with section 5 of the first SVK boat for Germany. (WTD 71/Thomas Wallner)

Construction work has started on two new German Navy Seeversuch Küste (SVK) coastal trial support boats on order for the Bundeswehr's naval test and trials unit WTD 71.

In a 7 August announcement, the Bundeswehr said a keel-laying ceremony for both boats took place at the shipyard of Western Baltija Shipbuilding in Klaipėda, Lithuania, on 22 June.


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