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Zumwalt Destroyers to Join the Fleet a Year Later

The US Navy’s two new Zumwalt-class destroyers will arrive to the fleet a year later due to complications with new technology. Reuters writes that the issues arose due to challenges with the… [[ This...

HMAS Success Helps Local Cargo Dhow in Middle East

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success and her boarding team came to the rescue of a local cargo dhow in the Middle East on 10 February after responding to a distress call and finding the vessel...

Army Researching Uniforms That Automatically Decontaminate

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical...

China working on second carrier

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) deputy political commissar Rear Admiral Ding Haichun has confirmed that construction of China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier is underway, according to the Hong Kong Commercial Daily newspaper, which interviewed...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 49

In this issue: Russia’s massive arms investment, a look inside the extreme weather testing facility for military aircraft, why the US Army’s JLENS surveillance blimp is causing privacy concerns, adapting the US Navy’s submarine...

China commissions 19th Type 56 corvette

Chinese state television (CCTV) has reported the commissioning of the 1,500-tonne Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette Xinyang . Xinyang (pennant No.501) is the 19th Type 056 to be commissioned, having been the 21st laid down....

First airborne MCM helicopter delivered to JMSDF

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first MCH-101 helicopter airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) variant from Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and AgustaWestland. Formally handed over at Kawasaki’s Gifu factory...

NZDF receives three new Seasprite SH-2G(I) helicopters

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has received three new Seasprite SH-2G(I) helicopters from Kaman Aerospace at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Navy Readying Wish list That Could Include Super Hornets

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert is completing a list of unfunded priorities for Congress this week that could outline a need for buying additional F/A-18 Super Hornets separately from last month’s the...

McCain Warns Navy On LCS Upgrade

CAPITOL HILL: The war over the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is far from over. This morning, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain warned Navy leaders that their drive towards an upgraded LCS frigate...

Navy Projects Munitions Shortfall By 2020

Based on the Navy’s current planned purchase of weapons and future warfighting contingency planning, the service could experience a shortfall across a host of munitions supplies starting around 2020, Chief of Naval Operations Adm....

General Dynamics To Upgrade MUOS Waveform

General Dynamics [GD] Tuesday said it received an Army contract with a potential total value of $13 million to support upgrades to the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform used in the Army’s AN/PRC-155...

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