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Iraq to build new naval base

Iraq will build a new naval base on the Al-Faw Peninsula, it was announced when Minister of Defence Najah al-Shammari visited the project and military facilities in southern Iraq on 27 July. The new...

HMS DUNCAN Arrives in the Gulf

Freedom of navigation is crucial for the global trading system and world economy, and the Government has committed to doing all it can to defend it. Last week the Government confirmed that the Royal...

US Navy tests unique vertical take-off UAV

The US Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) headed out to sea recently to test a range unmanned systems during a two-day underway. One of the less… [[ This...

US Navy names third towing, salvage, and rescue ship

The third unit in the US Navy’s new class of towing, salvage, and rescue ships will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw… [[ This...

Bundeswehr selects new replenishment tanker

The Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr (German Chief of Defence Staff), General Eberhard Zorn, selected a new replenishment tanker on 17 July, the German Navy announced on its website on 26 July. The two new Type...

Russian Navy to receive 35 platforms in 2019

The Russian Navy is set to receive 35 naval platforms this year, the service’s commander-in-chief has said. “Before the end of the year, the navy will receive 15 naval combatants and 20 logistics support...

China launches more surveillance satellites

China launched three more Yaogan-30 remote-sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwestern China on 26 July, according to a report by the state-owned Xinhua news agency. The report said that the...

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