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february 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

The "Emden" is the seventh ship in the Braunschweig class of the German Navy. The Navy put the first five of this type of warship into service between 2008 and 2013. The Bundeswehr deploys them internationally, including for the UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon mission off the coast of Lebanon.

It has emerged that China's most advanced destroyer, the 10,000-ton-class Type 055, is larger than previously reported as the Chinese Navy recently revealed it has an actual displacement of more than 12,000 tons. Experts said on Friday that the difference between 10,000 and 12,000 tons could be huge and indicate the warship is even more powerful than expected.

A Turkish Navy submarine was spotted passing through Istanbul on January 5th 2020, with new equipment. Trained eyes spotted an array of twelve white circles just above the waterline which appears to be ASELSAN's launcher. According to some sources, the system will be integrated into Preveza and Gür class submarines.

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