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Cuba praises innovations to preserve combat capabilities

The Cuban vice minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, General Alvaro Lopez Miera, gave awards to six military and civilian personnel on 12 January for undertaking science and technology (S&T) projects to improve Cuba’s...

UK cuts support spending to boost naval and land projects

UK ministers have cut some GBP1.4 billion (USD2.1 billion) from its 10-year defence procurement spending plans and re-allocated spending from logistic support budgets to bolster new equipment purchasing, according to the country’s spending watchdog,...

Surface Navy 2015: SEWIP Lite set for LCS

Key Points Repackaged SEWIP Block 2 system demonstrated on board USS Freedom Ship fit plans developed for both LCS platform variants The US Navy (USN) is concluding an evaluation of a scaled-down version of...

USS McFaul completes live-fire exercise during COMPTUEX

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) has successfully completed a live-fire exercise as part of the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), together with the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group (TRCSG)....

Philippine DND restarts corvette upgrade bid

Key Points The Philippine government is seeking bids to upgrade an ex-Royal Navy corvette introduced into service in the Philippine Navy in 1997 The upgrades will improve the ship’s ability to support the navy’s...

Algeria to get new subs in 2018

Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards will begin work on Algeria’s two new Project 636 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines this year and deliver them by 2018, according to the Interfax-AVN news agency, who reported a shipbuilding industry source...

Chinese Warships Dock in Portsmouth, UK

Three Chinese Naval ships were given a rapturous welcome as they arrived in Portsmouth for a formal visit aimed at enhancing military understanding between the UK and China. Chinese Ambassador Liu… [[ This is...

USS James E. Williams Returns Home

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its homeport on January 11th, following a nearly eight-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The ship… [[ This is...

USS Forrest Sherman Participates In COMPTUEX

Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departed Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Jan. 9, to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore… [[ This is a content summary only....

Austal Christens USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)

Austal christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) on January 10th at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. USNS Trenton is the fifth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under… [[ This...

USS Mahan Returns to Naval Station Norfolk

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on January 11th, following a five-month deployment in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Mahan entered… [[ This is...

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