Turkey test fires 12.7 mm RCWS integrated into armed unmanned surface vessel
27 January 2022
by Lale Sariibrahimoglu
Turkey's first armed unmanned surface vehicle (USV) integrated with a 12.7 mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) has successfully completed firing tests, its developers have announced.
The armed USV is the first variant of the ULAQ USV product family being jointly developed by Ares Shipyard and defence electronics company Meteksan for a variety of roles. It can be configured with a range of payloads, including extended-range surface-to-surface missiles, electronic warfare (EW), jamming, and different communications and intelligence systems.
Update: Swedish corvette HMS Gävle completes mid-life upgrade
27 May 2022
by Kate Tringham
was delivered to the Royal Swedish Navy on 4 May following the completion of its refit.
(Swedish Armed Forces)
The first of two remaining Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Gävle (ex-Göteborg)-class corvettes, HMS
(K22), has been returned to service following the completion of its life-extension refit and upgrade, the Swedish Armed Forces has announced.
was formally handed over to the RSwN's Fourth Naval Warfare Flotilla at Berga Naval Base in Sweden on 4 May.
Modernisation work on
and sister ship HMS
Japanese anti-submarine frigate collides with minesweeper off Yokosuka
27 May 2022
by Ridzwan Rahmat
The MCMV JS
. The ship sustained damages amidships after a collision with frigate JS
on 22 May 2022 in waters off Yokosuka.
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Abukuma-class anti-submarine guided-missile frigate has collided with the service's lead Uraga-class mine-countermeasures vessel (MCMV) in waters off Yokosuka.
has been informed by a source close to the matter that the collision took place at about 1545 h local time on 22 May while the frigate, JS
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