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Bulgaria relaunches tender for two modular patrol boats

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has relaunched a tender for the acquisition of two multifunctional modular patrol boats for the Bulgarian Navy. The tender was originally launched in 2016 but the shipbuilding project...

Zumwalt Close to Losing Gun, But Open to EW and Directed Energy

WASHINGTON: The once-revolutionary prospects of the Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer continue to be whittled away. Having lost some of its touted stealth capabilities and suffered a series of engine and electrical problems, now it’s likely...

Northrop Grumman Unveils Next-Gen Jammer Low-Band Team

Northrop Grumman [NOC] said on Wednesday it is teaming up with Harris Corporation [HRS] and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. [CMTL] to work on the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer-Low Band (NGJ-LB). Last month Naval Air Systems...

Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti

“The Chinese chose Djibouti because of its strategic location in Africa and mainly because it gives foreign military forces that built bases in this country control of one of the most important water ways...

SNMG1, SNMCMG1 ships visit Sweden

Navy ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) stopped in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a port visit from November 23 to… [[ This is a...

Uruguayan Navy commissions search-and-rescue boats

Two search-and-rescue (SAR) boats , Islas de Flores (ROU 51) and Isla Lobos (ROU 52), were commissioned by the Uruguayan Navy on 23 November. The vessels will be deployed to monitor the waters around...

Satellite imagery shows two Chinese SSBNs in Huludao

Key Points Satellite imagery shows there are two Chinese SSBNs berthed at BSHIC in Huludao Assuming these are new boats, the imagery suggests China now has six SSBNs Satellite imagery from Airbus Defence and...

Mexico commissions its first POLA and an OPV

In one of his final acts as head of state, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 23 November commissioned Reformador (101), the Mexican Navy’s new long-range patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance: POLA),...

MBDA completes initial Marte ER test flight

MBDA has successfully completed the first test flight of a prototype Marte ER anti-ship missile. “The Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on a planned trajectory that included several waypoints and...

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