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Royal Navy frigate joining NATO’s SNMG1

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster got underway from Portsmouth to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) for a deployment to northern Europe and the Baltic. The Duke-class… [[ This is...

US Navy reveals plan for extended range SM-6 missile

The US Navy (USN) has disclosed plans to fast-track the development and fielding of an extended range version of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) missile associated with the navy’s Aegis weapon system. Known as SM-6...

Belgian Sea King conducts last flight

The fifth and last Belgian Sea King helicopter made its last flight on 21 March 2019. The five search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopters had been operating from Koksijde on the Belgian North Sea coast since 1976,...

Private equity firm to acquire Marand

Australian firm Marand Precision Engineering announced on 25 March that it will be sold to funds managed by Sydney-based private equity company CHAMP. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In statement, David...

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Navy’s First Maintenance Report Calls For More Dry Docks

The Navy on Wednesday released its first naval ship maintenance and modernization plan, underscoring the need for more dry docks because of the disparity between a backlog of repair work and repair shipyards’ capabilities....

Fourth Royal Navy OPV named in Glasgow ceremony

The Royal Navy held an official naming ceremony for HMS Tamar, the fourth of overall five new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels being built. The OPV naming ceremony took place in the… [[...

NATO maritime groups visit Plymouth

Ship from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG) 1 and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Group One (SNMCMG) 1 completed a scheduled port visit to Plymouth, England, before taking part in an… [[ This is...

Brazil launches the second locally developed anti-ship missile

The Brazilian Navy successfully launched the second prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 20 March. The corvette Barroso (V34) launched the first...

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