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HMS Prince of Wales arrives in Portsmouth

The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has arrived at Portsmouth naval base ahead of handover and formal commissioning. HMS Prince of Wales sailed into its new base port on 16...

DSEI Japan 2019: CSI showcases unmanned amphibious systems

US company Critical Solutions international (CSI) showcased two multirole unmanned amphibious systems at the 18–20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba. The systems, named the Sea Otter Marine Crawler and the Sea...

Yemeni rebels seize ships in Red Sea

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) announced on 18 November that its coast guard forces had seized three vessels in the Red Sea, the first time it has done this. It identified one...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) Nov. 15. Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. ESB...

DSEI Japan 2019: KHI building second 3,000-tonne submarine for JMSDF

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has begun construction of the second of at least seven planned 3,000-tonne diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) to supplement the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) fleet of Soryu-class SSKs, a...

Guatemalan Navy receives new vessel from COTECMAR

The Guatemalan Navy took delivery of Quetzal (BL-1601), a logistics and support vessel (Bote de Apoyo Logistico y Cabotaje: BAL-C) produced by the Colombian state-run company Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo...

Babcock secures UK Type 31 frigate contract

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Babcock for the design and build of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) new Type 31 general-purpose frigate. Signed on 15 November, the award covers the delivery of...

Thailand lays keel for two T 994-class patrol vessels

Key Points A Thai shipbuilder has laid down two more T 994-class patrol vessels for the country’s navy The pair will be the first vessels in class to be equipped with China-supplied weapon systems...

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