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GBP 85M contract to boost Type-23 capabilities

The contract includes a comprehensive support package to Spey gas turbines, including the overhaul of engines, provision of spares, as well as engineering and safety support. Updates to the turbines are vital as they...

Australia welcomes US Ronald Reagan Strike Group

The US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Strike Group has arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a regularly scheduled port visit. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class… [[ This is a content...

Canada’s NSS delivers first large coast guard ship

Vinod Kumar CV, Bangalore The Canadian Coast Guard received its first new large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in a ceremony at Sidney, British Columbia, on 27 June 2019. CCGS Sir...

Iranian tanker seized by UK marines off Gibraltar

Iran confirmed it owned the tanker that was detained off Gibraltar on 4 July when it accused the United Kingdom of carrying out an act of piracy in international waters. “Britain has no right...

French Navy brings forward Lynx retirement

The French Navy is to retire its remaining Westland Lynx Mk 4(FN) helicopters in 2020, two years earlier than previously scheduled. A total of eight Lynx Mk 4(FN) helicopters remain on the strength of...

HMCS Toronto joins SNMG2 in Black Sea

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has entered the Black Sea to conduct routine patrols with NATO allies. Starting July 2, 2019, Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto is sailing the Black Sea… [[ This is...

US Navy sends 2nd vessel to Gulf of Guinea

USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a military sealift command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, departed Rota, Spain, on July 2, as part of the US Navy’s second deployment to the Gulf of… [[ This...

Romania picks Naval Group, SNC for new corvette program

The Romanian authorities have selected French Naval Group and its Romanian partner Santierul Naval Constanta (SNC) for the program to build four new Gowind multi-mission corvettes. In addition, Naval… [[ This is a content...

MHI commences construction of new submarine class for JMSDF

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has commenced construction of the first of a new class of at least three diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) to supplement the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) fleet of Soryu-class...

Korea proposes defence spending increases for 2020

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has proposed a 2020 defence budget of KRW50.4 trillion (USD43.0 billion), a year-on-year increase of 8%. Contained in the proposal that was submitted to the country’s National...

US Upgrades Ukrainian Ports To Fit American Warships

WASHINGTON: As tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine on the Black Sea, the US is upgrading several Ukrainian naval bases to give American and NATO warships the ability to dock just miles from Russia-controlled...

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