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Taiwan starts trials of ‘carrier killer’ corvette

Taiwan’s Republic of China Navy (RoCN) began sea trials of an indigenously designed twin-hull missile corvette dubbed a ‘carrier killer’ on 27 October, according to naval sources as cited by local media. The 500-tonne...

Euronaval 2014: ScanEagle 2 UAS launched at show

Ten years after Insitu sold the US Marine Corps its first ScanEagle surveillance unmanned air system (UAS) – beginning a production run of 2,000 air vehicles and over 100,000 operational missions – the company...

France completes MdCN naval cruise missile firing trials

The French defence procurement agency (Direction générale de l’armement: DGA), conducted the final test firing of the MBDA Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile on 27 October. The missile is intended to equip...

Euronaval 2014: MBDA launches Club Corsaire

MBDA announced at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris the launch of a new ‘club’, as part of efforts to improve the commercial strength of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the maritime security...

Raytheon Tests New Version Of Griffin Missile

Raytheon [RTN] said has it has successfully tested a new version of its Griffin sea-based missile with an extended range and improved targeting capabilities. The testing took place at the Yuma Proving Ground in...

How DoD Is Trying To Save Innovation

FALLS CHURCH: “I’m going to frame this discussion around the ‘three nots,’” assistant secretary of Defense Katrina McFarland said this morning. “Technological superiority is not assured, R&D is not a variable cost, and time...

ESPS Navarra Re-Supplies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

After completing counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, EU Naval force frigate, ESPS Navarra, entered the port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to re-supply the ship. During their visit, the Spanish… [[ This is...

NATO Concludes Noble Mariner 14

Spain has been the host nation of NATO’s naval exercise ‘Noble Mariner 14′ held from the 16th to the 26th of October off the coast of Cartagena, Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea with...

Noble Justification Exercise Finishes

The two week NATO Response Force certification exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION’s maritime component concluded Saturday off the coast of Spain, as the ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 14… [[ This is a content summary...

NATO Counter-Piracy Forces Train Somali Policemen

Last week, Task Force 508 of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD conducted Maritime Law Enforcement training of port policemen from Somalia off the coast of the town of Bosaaso. The… [[ This is a...

German Submarine Joins Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

Over the weekend, the German submarine U33 completed its support to Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION and joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) in support of NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation… [[ This is a content summary...

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