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Author: DFNS

Future USS Oakland Launched

The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) launched July 21 at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. This event marked the first time the ship floated in the water as it is prepared...

USNORTHCOM chief worried about cruise missile threat

Key Points A key Pentagon official believes the United States is vulnerable to cruise missile attacks through the Arctic The Pentagon had prioritised ballistic missile defence for homeland defence Cruise missile attacks are one...

Guatemala purchases logistics support vessel from Colombia

The Guatemalan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the acquisition of a logistics support vessel for its navy – a BAL-C vessel (Bote de Apoyo Logistico y Cabotaje) manufactured by Colombia’s state-run company Corporación...

Typhoon sub returns to sea training

Russia recently returned the world’s largest submarine to sea to participate in a training exercise with Northern Fleet anti-submarine vessels. The Typhoon (Akula/Project 941)-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) Dmitriy Donskoy (TK 208) sailed from...

UK reduces risk from programmes

UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement officials appear to have had some success in driving risk out of several high-profile programmes, with the number ‘red-flagged’ by the UK’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) dropping...

LHA-7 Finishes Builder’s Trials

The America-class amphibious assault ship future USS Tripoli (LHA-7) successfully finished builder’s trials on July 19, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] and the Navy said Monday. During the four-day trials, the Navy assessed the...

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