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Sunday, 27 November 2022

NAVAL FORCES #13: The future of the Greek naval forces by 2030

The following infographic provides an overview of the Hellenic Navy's planned procurement of naval vessels and aircraft, as well as the expected modernization and upgrade of in-service vessels. The period we are focusing in spans from July 8, 2019, when the new government under Prime Minister K. Mitsotakis was formed, to the end of the current decade. The graph illustrates the tremendous effort by the government and the current leadership of the Hellenic Navy to modernize the Greek naval forces after years of cutbacks and inactivity. Details and full article at Naval News site here.
 
Procurement, modernization and upgrades of Hellenic Navy vessels and aircraft, 2019-2030
Details here.



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Monday, 31 October 2022

INFOGRAPHICS #60: Future Surface Combatants Vol. V (Amiral Ronarc'h-class, Kimon-class, Anadolu-class)

Written by D-Mitch

In this post, I include some of the infographics I made and published on social media, about new surface combatants that are under construction and about to enter service in the near future. 
 
1. Amiral Ronarc'h-class (FDI) frigates of the French Navy (5 ships)
 
Amiral Ronarc'h-class (FDI) frigate of the French Navy

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Friday, 30 September 2022

INFOGRAPHICS #59: Future Surface Combatants Vol. IV (Pohjanmaa-class, Al Jubail-class, Bani Yas-class)

Written by D-Mitch

In this post, I include some of the infographics I made and published on social media, about new surface combatants that are under construction and about to enter service in the near future
 
1. Pohjanmaa-class corvette of the Finnish Navy (4 ships)

Pohjanmaa-class corvette of the Finnish Navy. High resolution image here.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2022

INFOGRAPHICS #58: Future Surface Combatants Vol. III (Arrowhead 140PL, Thaon di Revel-class, F126-class)

Written by D-Mitch

In this post, I include some of the infographics I made and published on social media, about new surface combatants that are under construction and about to enter service in the near future.
 
1. Arrowhead 140PL (Miecznik) frigates of the Polish Navy (3 ships)

Arrowhead 140PL class frigate of the Polish Navy

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Sunday, 31 July 2022

VIKING Norsafe MUNIN S1200 Cabin HCG of the Hellenic Coast Guard

Written by D-Mitch

VIKING Norsafe MUNIN S1200 Cabin HCG
This article is about a new craft made by VIKING Norsafe Hellas, the MUNIN S1200 Cabin HCG, that will serve with the Hellenic Coast Guard. Until now, among other products and vessels, the Greek company has delivered one (1) MUNIN S1200 Cabin and eight (8) MUNIN S1200 Extended Cabin to the Hellenic Coast Guard, one (1) MUNIN S1200 Open and one (1) MUNIN S1200 Tactical to the Hellenic Army and soon will start the construction of the first of the total 41 MUNIN S1200 Armored for the Hellenic Army, the 6th sub-type of MUNIN S1200 in the Greek inventory. All vessels were built locally in Greece at the manufacturing plant of VIKING Norsafe Hellas in Thiva. The new vessel is very similar to the MUNIN S1200 Cabin but it is equipped with different electronics and is fitted with inboard diesel engines. The boat is a donation from REGGEBORGH INVEST B.V. to the Special Missions Unit of the Central Port Authority of Kerkyra (Corfu). The Norsafe Munin S-1200 represents a state of the art platform for all professional user groups requiring the highest possible quality in terms of seaworthiness, user friendliness and safety at sea in all conditions.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

INFOGRAPHICS #57: Future Surface Combatants Vol. II (DDX, Istif-class and FAC55-class)

Written by D-Mitch

In this post, I include some of the infographics I made and published on social media, about new surface combatants that are under construction and about to enter service in the near future.
 
1. DDX (under development) class destroyer of the Italian Navy (2 ships) 
 
DDX (unknown class), the future destroyer of the Italian Navy. High resolution image here.
 
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Tuesday, 31 May 2022

FLEETS #31: The Argentine Navy in various periods

This is a collection of images created by various artists and analysts and depict the Argentine Navy fleets in various periods, from 1914 to 2018. Enjoy!

The Argentine Navy in 1933

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Saturday, 30 April 2022

FLEETS #30: The Royal Canadian Navy, vessels in service and in development

HMCS Halifax departs to join Operation Reassurance.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is Canada’s naval force consisting of approximately 12,570 Regular Force and 4,111 Reserve sailors, supported by around 3,800 civilian employees. The mission of the Royal Canadian Navy is to generate combat-capable, multipurpose maritime forces that support Canada’s efforts to participate in security operations anywhere in the world, as part of an integrated Canadian Armed Forces. Τhe RCN Fleet is made up of numerous classes of ships, submarines and other vessels, as well as specialized units that allow Canada to maintain one of the most active blue-water navies in the world. Enjoy four excellent official RCN posters!

The following official Royal Canadian Navy poster depicts all the vessels in active service today, their armament and the vessels in development. For high resolution image click here.

The Royal Canadian Navy, vessels in service and in development. HR image here.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

INFOGRAPHICS #56: The new European surface combatant designs, 2023-2029

The following table, was created together with Eptanisios, and includes all the known European surface combatant designs, destroyers, frigates and corvettes, that are under construction or under development, and are expected to enter service by 2029. The types/classes are listed in decreasing size (length and displacement) from left to right. As you can read also "bigger doesn't mean always stronger"! For some of them, the newest designs, the technical characteristics and armaments are not the exact ones. Note also that Russian designs are not included. Also Ukrainian designs are excluded too because it is uncertain if the shipbuilding process will continue (Ada-class). The winning designs of the Romanian and Greek corvette programs will be included in the table as soon as the result is known. It should be clarified also that some of the designs may do not carry 20-30mm RWS (such as the Type 31/AH140PL) but they do carry 40mm guns which cover both roles, CIWS and protection against asymmetrical threats, and the opposite. You can enjoy the infographics of some of the designs included in the table, here.
 

New European surface combatant designs, 2023-2029.

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