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Spanish frigate and oiler join NATO’s SNMG2

A Spanish Navy frigate and an auxiliary oiler left their home port in Ferrol, Spain, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate… [[...

Key U.S. lawmaker calls Trump defense budget request low

WASHINGTON – The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called President Donald Trump’s reported $603 billion defense budget request low on Monday, a sign of the fight ahead between Trump’s...

USS Coronado returns to port after brief underway

U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) returned to Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Feb. 25 following a port call in Muara, Brunei and routine patrols in the Sulu Sea and South...

Israel opens criminal investigation into German submarine contract

Israel’s justice ministry said Monday it had launched an investigation into alleged corruption surrounding a submarine deal which reportedly involves people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The ministry stressed however that Netanyahu himself...

India approves Army MR-SAM acquisition

Key Points MR-SAM solution will be a co-development between IAI and the DRDO, based of the Barak LR Proposed deal envisages five missile regiments comprising 40 firing units India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS),...

Malaysia lays keel for second littoral combat ship

Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) has laid down the keel for another 111 m Second Generation Patrol Vessel – Littoral Combat Ship (SGPV-LCS) on order for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The vessel, which is...