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Pentagon clears sale of SM-3 missiles to JMSDF

The US State Department has approved a possible sale of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missiles and thirteen SM-3 Block 2A missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $561 million. In an…...

The challenges of repairing 40-year-old icebreakers

Article by: Peter Ong The United States Coast Guard’s only heavy operational Polar-class icebreaker, Polar Star, completed its annual scheduled refit at Mare Island, Vallejo, California, in a… [[ This is a content summary...

Counter-piracy operation Haka kicks off in Gulf of Aden

A counter-piracy operation conducted by the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is currently underway in the Gulf of Aden and the Socotra gap. Operation Haka – as the undertaking is named –… [[ This is...

Pentagon approves sale of SM-3 missiles to Japan

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $561 million Foreign Military Sale to Japan of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) missiles, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced in a 19 November statement....

US approves missile and munition sales for Japan and NATO

The US State Department has approved the sale of nearly USD950 million worth of missiles and precision-guided bomb kits to allies, according to notifications released by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 19...

Kenya launches coast guard

The new Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta during a 19 November ceremony that saw the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Doria commissioned as its first vessel. The OPV...

Second Bahraini corvette upgraded

The upgrade of the second of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force’s (RBNF) two MGB 62-class corvettes has been completed, Leonardo announced on 16 November. The company said Al-Muharraq was officially handed over during a...

China’s CSIC looks to speed up restructuring

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has outlined plans to accelerate restructuring to spur innovation and efficiencies in major programmes including the construction of aircraft carriers for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). CSIC...

Qatar, US Navy conclude exercise Eastern Sailor

Qatari Emiri Naval Forces recently completed Eastern Sailor 19, an exercise conducted annually with the US Navy and US Coast Guard. Eastern Sailor 19 is an annual, bilateral surface exercise between… [[ This is...

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