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Bulgaria stretches deadline for patrol vessel bids

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the deadline for bids on a tender to build two multirole patrol vessels. Lurssen Werft of Germany, Fincantieri of Italy, and Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin have...

Japanese naval shipbuilders linked with partnership move

Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding company (Mitsui E&S) is reportedly looking to form a business partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in a move to amalgamate two of the country’s biggest naval shipyards. The...

Angola to send naval vessels to Namibia for maintenance

The Angolan Navy is to send two naval vessels to Namibia’s Walvis Bay for dry dock maintenance and support. Namibian company Namdock will perform undisclosed work on the vessels in a contract that has...

USN completes repairs on carrier Truman

The US Navy (USN) has completed repairs on aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the service is now preparing the ship and its air wing to resume operations at sea, USN...

GD Wins $732 Million Contract For MUOS Ground Sustainment

The Navy awarded General Dynamics [GD] a $732 million contract on Nov. 8 for ground sustainment of its new narrowband satellite communications system. The Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a five-satellite constellation...

Midway movie makes hating Japan cool again

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The numbers are in from opening weekend, and Midway has captured America’s hearts as equally as it has rekindled a history of deep-seated racism against the Japanese. “We couldn’t be happier!”...

WWII US submarine wreck found after 75 years

USS Grayback (SS-208), a US Navy submarine missing for 75 years, has been found in Japanese waters. Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor along with his “Lost 52… [[ This is...

Philippine Coast Guard gets patrol boat from Japan

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received a 15-meter patrol boat and an x-ray inspection machine from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The handover ceremony was held at the PCG National… [[...

Australia declares final operational capability for Canberra class

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships has achieved final operational capability. In a 12 November statement announcing the milestone, Australia’s Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds described the class...

Ecuador’s Astinave starts building multipurpose vessel

The Ecuadorian state-run shipyard Astinave started building new multipurpose vessel Project Alpha-2021 on 11 November with a steel-cutting ceremony. The shipbuilding contract was signed by the Ecuadorian Ministry Of Defence on 31 October for...

US MCM systems eyed for international forces

The countermine systems being developed by the US Navy (USN), especially for the USN Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission module (MM), are being sought by other international naval forces as the USN continues to...

Russian VKS to receive its first Su-57 in late 2019

The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) are set to receive their first Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multirole combat aircraft before the end of the year, Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko announced during a visit to Far...

India outlines defence innovation initiatives

India has outlined a range of new initiatives to support the development of defence industrial innovation in new and small businesses. According to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the initiatives – part of a...

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