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Mine Countermeasures ESB Exercise Set For Spring

The Navy is planning to conduct an expeditionary sea base (ESB) Phase III feasibility demonstration of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package in the spring. In September, the Navy successfully...

Australian Navy Opens New Warfighting Agency

The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralized warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict. The Maritime Warfare Center merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and...

France orders eight diving support fast boats for navy

France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered eight diving support fast boats for the French Navy. The contract was awarded to Merré Shipyard on December 18, 2019, the country’s… [[ This is a content...

US Approves $1.5Bn Warship Upgrade Package for Australian Navy

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of long lead items, engineering development activities, and other defense services to support the Australian Surface Combatant Program for...

Brazil inaugurates new Antarctic research station

The Brazilian Navy inaugurated its new Antarctic station Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz (EACF) on 15 January. The facility at King George Island, in the Keller Peninsula, was built by China National Electronic Imports and...

Naval engine builder Fairbanks Morse to get new owner

US industrial conglomerate EnPro Industries is selling naval engine builder Fairbanks Morse to private equity fund Arcline Investment Management for USD450 million in cash. EnPro said the sale, announced last month, will get it...

US Navy kicks off with mine modernisation effort

The US Navy (USN) is embarking on a major recapitalisation of its offensive mining portfolio to deny freedom of movement to adversary forces in a future high-end conflict. Speaking at the Surface Navy Association...

Two more Type 056A corvettes enter service with PLAN

Two more anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Type 056A (Jiangdao)-class corvettes have entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The first, Lu’an (pennant number 611), was commissioned on 18 January, while Liaocheng (608) was...

India’s Reliance Naval faces insolvency battle

Indian naval shipbuilder Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited (RNEL) faces insolvency proceedings, the company confirmed to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 20 January. RNEL, based in Mumbai, said in a BSE filing that...

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