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Marine Corps plans to introduce new grenade launcher

On 25 March, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced that Marines perform an evaluation of new M320A1 grenade launcher. The M320A1 is a grenade launcher that can be employed as a stand-alone weapon or...

HII lays keel for US Navy’s 23rd Virginia-class submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding held a keel authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) on March 25. New Jersey is… [[ This is a content summary...

USCG highlights need for OPCs and polar security cutters

The US Coast Guard (USCG) fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget proposal underscores the importance of the service’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and heavy polar security cutter (PSC) acquisition programmes. “Our planned program of...

SMART-L MM/N BMD radar installed on first LCF frigate

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) air defence and command frigate (LCF) HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has become the first ship of its class to receive the new SMART-L MM/N L-band long-range radar. Developed and...

Australian industry to benefit from RAF E-7 acquisition

The Australian government has stated that the UK’s selection of the E-7A as its airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) replacement is expected to generate 100 jobs at Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane and...

Northern exposure

From its bases on the Kola Peninsula, the Northern Fleet is at the heart of Russian naval strategy and operations. Tim Ripley reports From the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 up to...

Lasers: Beyond The Power Problem

Miitary lasers are getting more and more powerful, fast. But raw power isn’t all you need for a workable weapon. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Naval)

Royal Navy frigate joining NATO’s SNMG1

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster got underway from Portsmouth to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) for a deployment to northern Europe and the Baltic. The Duke-class… [[ This is...

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