(Ops) YEMEN – Yemen security forces seize weapons onboard UAE aid ship

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200318-yemen-security-forces-seize-weapons-onboard-uae-aid-ship/ Yemeni security services in Socotra have seized an Emirati humanitarian ship carrying weapons and armoured vehicles, local sources said. According to the sources, the “aid” ship belonged to the Khalifa Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs which...

(News) GULF OF ADEN – Tanker with multinational crew suspect in arms trading in...

https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/29125/tankermultinational-crew-suspect-arms-trading-gul/ Djibouti Security Service is suspecting tanker RED SEA 1 in arms trafficking in Gulf of Aden, claiming that the ship is tampering with her tracking records to hide calls to Horn of Africa coast...

(News) YEMEN – Ocean freight is crucial supply route for illicit weapon deliveries according...

https://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/ocean-freight-iscrucial-supply-route-for-illicit-weapon-deliveries-according-to-expert-panel_12662 Transport by sea is singled out as a primary method of getting offensive weapons into the conflict zone according to the final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen, sent late last month...

(News) INDIA – Development of the new K-5 submarine-launched ballistic missile

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence- news/2020/february/8002-india-continues-to-develop-new-k-5-submarine-launched-ballistic-missileslbm.html The K-5 missile will be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the underwater platforms of India's strategic forces. It will arm future variants of the Indian Navy's Arihant class...

(Ops) OMAN SEA – US Navy seizes Iranian missile parts allegedly linked to Yemen

https://time.com/5744216/navy-iran-missile-parts-yemen/ A Navy warship has seized a "major cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts for rebels in Yemen, US officials said Wednesday, for the first time that such sophisticated components were being sent to...

(Ops) RED SEA – Red Wave 2 joint maritime drill starts in Jeddah.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1913896/red-wave-2-joint-maritime-drill-starts-jeddah The Red Wave 2 joint drill, which includes naval forces from seven Red Sea countries, started Sunday in Jeddah. The participating forces come from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, and Somalia. The...

(News) INDIA -India’s defense ministry clears procurement of coastal batteries armed with brahmos missiles

https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/indias-defense-ministry-clears-procurement-of-coastal-batteries-armed-with-brahmos-missiles/ Last week, the Defense Acquisition Council cleared the purchase of new coastal batteries armed with supersonic cruise missiles. The Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoDs) Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by the country’s defense minister,...

(News) PAKISTAN-Pakistan Navy fires indigenous Harba anti-ship cruise missile

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2019/august/7377-pakistan-navy-fires-indigenous-harba-anti-ship-cruise-missile.html According to the Twitter account of Defence and Strategic Studies, PNS Himmat fired an indigenously developed Harba naval cruise missile, which is a surface-to-surface anti-ship missile with land-attack capability,” If the Harba ASCM is...