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Electric Boat Wins $497 Million Mod For Sub Industrial Base

The Navy on Monday awarded General Dynamics’s [GD] Electric Boat (GDEB) a $497 million modification for a submarine industrial base development and expansion to support the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. According to the contract...

Sweden’s Defence Commission report underscores deterrent role of navy

Key Points Increased naval capability will strengthen Sweden’s deterrent posture, according to Defence Commission The Commission’s report recommends augmentations to the Swedish navy’s surface ship, submarine, mine warfare, helicopter, and amphibious capabilities Upgrades …read...

RNZN’s future hydrography ship arrives in New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel,...

Italy advances EU maritime surveillance and protection effort

The Italian Navy has outlined the development roadmap for a four-country EU initiative to deliver a deployable maritime security ‘system of systems’ incorporating multiple unmanned platforms and sensors. Intended to safeguard vessels and critical...

Hanjin resumes share trading, eyes new defence deals

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) resumed trading on the Korean stock exchange on 21 May following a three-month suspension because of capital erosion linked to its ailing subsidiary in the...

Seoul advances maritime helicopter procurement

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has issued a tender to procure a second batch of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), it has been confirmed to Jane’s...

House Panel Recommends Three More P-8As For Navy Reserve

House appropriators recommended the defense appropriations bill add $469 million for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the FY 2020 Navy budget to help recapitalize Navy Reserve forces, according to the draft bill released by...

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