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Brazilian Navy Signs Contract for Lynx Mk21A Upgrade

Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation has signed a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued in excess of US$160 million (€117 million), includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines...

Royal Navy warship completes Syria chemical weapons mission

HMS Diamond joined the Danish, Norwegian and British task group in February to provide maritime force protection to merchant vessels transporting chemical agents from Syria.The Limassol-based task group recently escorted the container ship the...

South Africa’s Submarines – an Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – 14:23 AAFonline A scurrilous report is doing the rounds on the internet under the title “Eish… the S.A. Submarines are broken!”. It alleges that all three of the newly...

DOD Broadens, Updates Strategy for Countering WMD

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has released the first update since 2006 of the military’s strategy to counter weapons of mass destruction, replacing it with a broader one that focuses on preventing adversaries from...

Australian Company Wins LHD Sustainment Contract

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced an Australian company had been awarded a multi‑million dollar contract to sustain Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships. Kellogg, Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)...

Navy Doctor Cures Cancer With Motrin

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK — Lt. Cmdr. Jim Holmes has seen thousands of patients as a Navy doctor, and cured hundreds. His secret? Motrin, available generically as ibuprofen, and known by service members the world...

Need a Special Tool to Fix a Carrier? Print It

Two years ago during the aircraft carrier Enterprise’s final deployment, one of the ship’s eight nuclear reactors had to be shut down after a cooling turbine malfunctioned. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

Chinese Navy Escort Task Group Visit Cape Town

Monday, June 23, 2014 – 08:40 AAFonline The recent visit to Cape Town by a substantial Naval escort task group from the PRC constitutes much more than an impressive flag showing exercise and consolidation...

Chinese Navy Escort Task Group Visit Cape Town

Monday, June 23, 2014 – 08:40 AAFonline The recent visit to Cape Town by a substantial Naval escort task group from the PRC constitutes much more than an impressive flag showing exercise and consolidation...

Ghana/Liberia: Missing Liberian Oil Tanker Found

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 13:26 AAFonline The Liberian oil tanker MT Fair Artemis which reportedly went missing in Ghanaian territorial waters for days after it departed the Ghanaian port of Tema has been...

Ghana/Liberia: Missing Liberian Oil Tanker Found

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 13:26 AAFonline The Liberian oil tanker MT Fair Artemis which reportedly went missing in Ghanaian territorial waters for days after it departed the Ghanaian port of Tema has been...

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