to several local papers, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or
Chinese Navy) received the first of a new class of vessels with allegedly
similar capabilities as the US Navy's new Mobile Landing Platform or
MLP. But how much do the two types really share in common ?
Kongsberg is still working on a submarine launched variant of its Naval
Strike Missile (NSM) and is cooperating with Babock and Nammo for this
project. The information was confirmed to Navy Recognition by a Kongsberg
official. We first revealed the existence of this project last year
during Balt Military Expo, a maritime defense exhibition held every
two years in Poland. Read
France handed over the FREMM Multi-Missions frigate Tahya Misr (meaning
Long Live Egypt) with hull number 1001 to the Egyptian Navy during a
ceremony held June 23rd at the DCNS shipyard of Lorient in Brittany.
Egypt becomes the second FREMM export customer for DCNS following Morocco
which commissioned the Mohammed VI frigate in 2014.