Saturday, December 4, 2021

Naval Forces

Royal Thai Navy confirms its plan to acquire two S26T submarines from China

The S26T is based on the Type 039B Yuan-class submarine operated by the Chinese Navy. It is expected to displace at around 2,600 tons, has a top speed of 18 knots, and a submerged endurance of up to 20 days. It will be armed with up to 16 torpedoes and up to 30 mines.

Pakistan and US navies participate in joint drills in Arabian Sea

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) participated in the drills termed ‘Passage Exercise’. The US Navy ship received a warm and cordial welcome at Karachi port.

Largest Iranian Navy ship sinks after mysterious fire

One of Iran’s largest navy ships has sunk after catching fire near the Strait of Hormuz under unclear circumstances. The Kharg, named after an island nearby that serves as a key oil terminal, caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday local time and more than 20 hours of rescue operations failed to save it, the army said.