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Littoral combat ship successfully launches Naval Strike Missile

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Oct. 1 (local date) during exercise Pacific Griffin, according to a Navy news release....

LCS Successfully Launches Naval Strike Missile

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Oct. 1 (local date) during Pacific Griffin. Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted...

Thailand inducts second Krabi-class OPV

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has commissioned its second Krabi-class missile-capable offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The ship, HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (552), was inducted in a commissioning ceremony at Sattahip, Chonburi, on 27 September,...

Russia ready to test extended-range Oniks missile variant

NPO Mashinostroyenia, part of Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation, is developing an extended-range version of the P-800 Oniks (3M55) supersonic naval cruise missile. The new variant, designated Oniks-M, will have a range of up to...

Malaysia to issue Defence White Paper in December

The Malaysian government is to present its first 10-year Defence White Paper (DWP) to parliament in December 2019, national news agency Bernama confirmed on 1 October. The government is due to announce its budget...

North Korea test-fires possible SLBM

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off its eastern coast on 2 October. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that same day that the...

Kongsberg launches Vanguard multipurpose ship concept

Kongsberg has diversified its defence and aerospace portfolio with the launch of its first naval ship concept. Designed to perform a wide range of missions in coastal waters, the new Vanguard multirole vessel has...

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington moves from dry dock

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the dry dock portion of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). America’s largest military shipbuilding...

Portugal hosts maritime unmanned systems experimentation drill

The international unmanned maritime systems experimentation exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy concluded in waters near Lisbon, Portugal, on September 27. Named Recognized Environmental Picture… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Infrastrata rescues Harland and Wolff

London Stock Exchange-listed Infrastrata announced on 1 October that it has agreed to buy the principal assets of Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited and Harland and Wolff Group plc for a total of...

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