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Hanjin Heavy to build 4 high-speed landing craft for Korean Navy

South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a contract with local shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) for the construction of four high-speed… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

US Navy christens littoral combat ship Mobile

The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile,… [[ This is a...

Damen building landing ship for Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has ordered a landing ship from Damen, it was confirmed on 9 December, when a ceremony was held at the Albwardy Damen Shipyard in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to...

US Navy: 3 sailors killed in NAS Pensacola shooting

Three sailors have been killed in a shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, the US Navy said. The incident occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola on December 6, 2019. The navy identified the...

Australia takes command of Combined Task Force 150

An Australian-led staff of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and Royal Canadian Navy assumed command of the Bahrain-based Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from the UK on December 5…. [[ This...

Russian Navy to receive 480 weapon systems in 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a series of meetings on 2-5 December on the development of the navy (VMF). “Under this year’s Gosoboronzakaz [State Defence Order], the navy is set to receive more than...

China mass producing Y-9 surveillance aircraft

China is mass producing Shaanxi Aircraft Industry Group Corporation (SAIC) Y-9 special mission aircraft, according to a report published by the state-owned Global Times newspaper on 8 December. The article, which is based on...

Hanwha Systems to acquire stake in US firm OverAir

South Korea’s Hanwha Systems has announced a bid to acquire a stake in US firm OverAir, a specialist in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Hanwha Systems said in a stock exchange filing on 6 December...

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