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China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills

Beijing: China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills starting Friday in the Gulf of Oman, Beijing and Tehran said, at a time of heightened tensions since the US withdrew from a landmark...

General Dynamics NASSCO wins USS Mason modernization job

Norfolk-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a USD 96.9 million contract for the execution of the USS Mason (DDG-87) fiscal year 2020 depot modernization period. The contract… [[ This is a content...

Raytheon to build two more SPY-6 radars for US Navy

Raytheon Company will build two additional shipsets of SPY-6 radars under a USD 250 million contract with the U.S. Navy, bringing its orderbook to a total of nine radar shipsets to DDG-51 Flight III…...

Vietnam lays down landing ship for navy

Da Nang-based shipbuilder, Song Thu Corporation, has laid down the keel for a 57 m roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) landing ship tank (LST) on order for the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy. The vessel, which...

India appoints first defence attaché to Madagascar

India has appointed its first defence attaché to its embassy in Madagascar in a bid to counter China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Official sources in New Delhi said the attaché...

Raytheon Wins $1 Billion Contract For SM-6 Full Rate Production

The Navy awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $1.03 billion contract for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) full rate production requirements, spares, and round design agent. The December 20 award covers multi-year procurement of fiscal year 2019-2023 SM-6...

Lockheed Wins $1.96 Billion Saudi MMSC DD&C Contract

Lockheed Martin [LMT] won a $1.96 billion modification for the detail design and construction (DD&C) of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships for Saudi Arabia. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral...

Myanmar Navy commissions its first LPD amphibious assault ship

The Myanmar Navy (MN) has commissioned its first-ever landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ship. Named UMS Mottama (with pennant number 1501), the 122 m-long South Korean-built ship entered service in a high-profile ceremony...

UK Royal Navy launches command shake-up

A major reorganisation of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) headquarters and warship crewing policies has been announced by the head of the service in his end of year review. Speaking to sailors in a...

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