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China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai launched its fourth Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ship for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on 22 January. A total of six Type 071 LPDs...

Philippine DND seeks improvements for Jacinto corvettes

Key Points The Philippine Navy is seeking to improve Jacinto-class corvette 76 mm, 25 mm guns and fire control The work will augment the PN’s coastal patrol capabilities The Philippine Department of National Defense...

Salient Federal to support US Navy’s C4ISR systems

The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Training Development Support Center (TDSC) has awarded three task orders to Salient Federal Solutions. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology...

Navy Communications Satellite Launched

The Navy’s third of a new constellation of satellites designed to allow mobile warfighters to communicate in beyond-the-line-of-sight scenarios has been successfully launched into orbit, the service said. The Mobile User Objective System, or...

Navy Builds New Ship-to-Shore Connectors

The Navy has begun to build a new fleet of air-cushioned Landing Craft Air Cushions — ship-to-shore amphibious connector vehicles able to move sailors, Marines, equipment and gear across the ocean, service officials said....

Growing Teeth: Upgunning The Surface Navy

Last week, the US Navy made waves by announcing two bold ideas for the surface fleet: a new concept of warfighting called “distributed lethality” — “If it floats, it fights” — and a new...

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name

The Pentagon has chosen to close the Air-Sea Battle Office and fold their work into a new section of the Joint Staff, according to a memorandum issued on Jan. 8 that was published by...

Sailors Conduct Live-Fire Exercise aboard USS Laboon

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) conducted a live-fire exercise as part of composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMS Enterprise Captures Images of Seamounts

Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Enterprise captured images of what appears to be two large mountains, which are actually underwater scans of the seabed off the coast of Northern Africa. The larger of… [[...

Theodore Roosevelt CSG Welcomes Senior Officials

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) hosted senior officials, two from the Department of Defense and one from the White House, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN… [[ This is a...

Body Armor: Top Tips for Staying Safe

As naval officers frequently encounter various dangers at sea, from armed pirates to smugglers carrying high-value drugs, they need adequate protective clothing to stay as safe as possible in the… [[ This is a...

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