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Royal Navy announces photographic competition winners

The Royal Navy has announced this year’s winners of the annual Peregrine Trophy Awards photographic competition. The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the photographic section or unit submitting… [[ This is a content summary...

USS California returns from six-month European deployment

Virginia-class submarine USS California (SSN 781) wrapped up a six-month deployment, returning to her Groton homeport on Friday, Sept. 21. The nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine, under the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Argentina receives modernised C-130 airlifter

The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina: FAA) has received a modernised Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the country’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA), it was announced on 19 September. The aircraft,...

UK MoD prepares for Exercise ‘Information Warrior 2019’

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed details regarding next year’s Exercise ‘Information Warrior’ (IW), which aims to support growth of information operations across the services. Addressing an IW Industry Day at Qinetiq’s...

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NASSCO Starts Building First John Lewis-Class Oiler

General Dynamics [GD] National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) held a ceremony on Sept. 20 marking the start of construction of the first of the new John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oilers, the future USNS...

Royal Navy buying Teledyne’s SEAL delivery vehicles

The US State Department has approved the sale of three SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) to the United Kingdom. The contract is worth an estimated $90… [[ This...

UK looks to buy new combat submersibles

The United Kingdom is planning to acquire new US-built manned combat submersibles to replace the current Mk 8 Mod 1 SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) used by its Special Boat Service (SBS). Disclosing the Foreign...

China quietly increasing warship numbers

Analysis of commercial satellite imagery indicates that the number of warships launched and commissioned in China in 2018 is significantly greater than has been officially confirmed. Until recently, the launch of ships for the...

US coastal patrol ships complete Griffin missile shoot

Five Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships from the US Navy’s (USN’s) Bahrain-based 5th Fleet Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 have completed a series of Mk 60 Griffin Missile System (GMS) live firings against high-speed manoeuvring...

US Navy concludes Middle East drills

US Navy and coalition assets completed the US 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise on September 18. As explained, the multi-faceted exercise was conducted to ensure maritime… [[ This is a...

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