Turkey wants to develop the most powerful destroyer in the Mediterranean theater

Since his accession to power in 2003, RT Erdogan, first Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014, then President of the Republic of Turkey since that date, has undertaken a vast national effort in favor of the armies, with a budget which has 20 years from $7 billion to more than $20 billion, despite a Turkish lira devalued by 80% of its value over the same period. Concomitantly, it undertook to develop a vast and robust national defense industry, with the emergence of several national and global players such as the missile manufacturer Roketsan or the drone manufacturer Baykar. In the naval field, the effort has been organized…

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Arleigh Burke, Kongo, Super Gorshkov: Modern Destroyers - Part 2

This article follows the article “Hobart, Type 52D, Sejong le Grand: modern destroyers – Part 1” published on May 24, 2021, which presented the Hobart (Australia), Type 052D/DL (China), Sejong le Grand (South Korea) and Kolkata (India). The second part completes this panel of the 8 main classes of Modern Destroyers, with the Kongo class (Japan), Arleigh Burke (United States), Daring (United Kingdom) and 22350M Super Gorshkov (Russia).

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Hobart, Type 52D, Sejong the Great: Modern Destroyers - Part 1

Heirs to the destroyers that appeared at the end of the 19th century to fight against the torpedo boats that threatened large ships of the line such as cruisers and later battleships, the modern destroyer is an imposing surface combat ship, often more of 7000 tons, equipped with a powerful armament, a great versatility, and capable of escorting major units such as aircraft carriers as well as conducting land strikes or interdiction missions.

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What are modern Corvettes worth?

During the Second World War, corvettes were ships of limited tonnage, 1000 tons for the very prolific Flower class of the Royal Navy, intended to escort convoys against underwater threats and secure the coasts. Over the years, corvettes disappeared from the majority of large modern navies, replaced by heavier and more versatile frigates or less expensive missile patrol boats, while the threat on the coasts faded and that anti-submarine warfare needs were dealt with more by the submarines themselves, and maritime patrol aircraft. However, in recent years,…

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China resumes construction of Type 054A anti-submarine frigates

For a little over a year, the Chinese authorities have decided to drastically reduce the visibility given to their military naval production, and more generally to all Defense industrial production, so as to reduce the image rendered on the international scene. of a country making a colossal effort to rearma and modernize its forces. A new milestone was reached last week, when the Chinese authorities warned that the publication of information (or photos) concerning the country's defense equipment on social networks would now be strictly controlled, calling on bloggers and other defense observers Chinese not to be disclosed as well…

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The Chinese Navy takes delivery of its 72nd and last Type 056 corvette

The Chinese Navy announced that it had accepted the 72nd corvette of the Type 056 model into service a few days ago. The Nanyang, hull number 619, is a 1.300-ton corvette of the Type 056A version, specializing in coastal anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare. It is also the 72nd and last unit of this very prolific class, whose construction will have spanned barely ten years, and which today constitutes one of the pillars of the renewal of the Chinese Navy. The Type 056A corvettes, which now total 51 units, are 90-meter-long ships served by a…

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Russia orders 6 new corvettes for the Pacific fleet

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced, via the TASS agency, a new order for corvettes of the 20380 family, in order to strengthen and modernize the Pacific fleet between 2024 and 2028. Two of these ships will be Steregushchiy class corvettes of project 20380, while the 4 others will be of the Gremyashchiy class of project 20385, in both cases ships with significant firepower, and able to significantly strengthen Russian naval capabilities on its Pacific coast. The Steregushchiy class corvettes, 6 of which are already in service with the Baltic fleets and…

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Blekinge, Barracuda, Taigei: how do modern conventional submarines perform? - 2nd part

According to the staff of the American Navy, submarines would represent today the best response to the rise in power of certain naval powers, citing in particular China. It is true that in Asia, the number of submarines in service in the various navies has more than quadrupled in 20 years, and that all the major navies are engaged in the renewal or even the extension of their submersible fleet. . In the second part of this article intended to present the conventionally powered submarines which enter service today, or which will do so in the years to come, we will present the 5 latest models of this…

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Type 214, Scorpene, Yuan: how do modern conventional submarines perform? - Part 1

With the return of international tensions in the early 2010s, the role of attack submarines rose considerably for the world's navies. A new generation of conventionally powered attack submarines is now entering service, often fitted with anaerobic modules extending their diving range and offering increased performance and enhanced offensive capabilities. A dozen models today share this often critical market for many navies. In this article, we will present the first 5 models (alphabetical classification by country), to understand their performance and advantages. A second article will present the last 5 models. Germany: Type 212…

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German Navy orders 31 NH90 anti-submarine warfare helicopters from Airbus Helicopters

Despite its difficult beginnings, the European NH90 helicopter, designed and manufactured jointly by the Franco-German Airbus Helicopters, the Italian Leonardo and the Dutch Fokker, has established itself today as a machine that is both reliable and efficient, both in the field of tactical transport, with the Tactical Transport Helicopter or TTH version ordered by 12 countries, and in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare with its Naval Frigate Helicopter or NFH version, ordered by 8 Marines, 7 of whom belong to NATO. The German Navy had ordered in 2015, 18 of these aircraft to replace its Westland Sea King naval transport helicopters, in a version designated NH90 Sea Lion…

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