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NATO sets up new surface command

NATO’s Allied Maritime Command hosted a ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the alliance to ceremonially activate a new command called Commander Surface Forces NATO (COMSURFNATO). This April 4… [[ This is a content...

Kalibr cruise missile fired from Northern Fleet port

A Kalibr cruise missile has been successfully test fired for the first time from a Russian submarine moored in a port. The test launch of the Novator 3M-14 Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles from the...

Thyssenkrupp to set up 3D printing centre in Singapore

German engineering group Thyssenkrupp has announced plans to establish an additive manufacturing centre in Singapore. The company said on 4 April that the new facility will aim to “unlock the potential of additive manufacturing”...

Navy eyeing discounted Boeing 737s

RENTON, Wash. — The Navy is investigating a potential ‘sweet deal’ to increase its fleet of P-8 aircraft, sources confirmed today. The Navy’s P-8 ‘Poseidon,’ an invaluable asset in submarine detection, is a modified...

Australia buys second MQ-4C Triton UAV

The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft. Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program… [[ This is a...

National Security Cutter Midgett completed acceptance trials

On April 3, the U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, announced its National Security Cutter Midgett successfully completed acceptance trials. Midgett, the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, spent two...

Eighth national security cutter completes acceptance trials

The US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter, USCGC Midgett, has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. Midgett (WMSL… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Australia awards defence industry grants

Australia has announced a series of grants for local industry in support of ‘sovereign capabilities’ and ‘defence innovation’. The Department of Defence (DoD) said on 4 April that seven local small- and medium-sized enterprises...

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