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Croatia orders remaining Omis-class coastal patrol vessels

The Croatian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has given the green light for Brodosplit Shipyard to start building the four remaining Omis-class inshore patrol craft (IPCs) for the country’s coastguard. Under the terms of a...

Russia denies involvement in airstrike that killed Turks

Fighting between Syrian and Turkish regular forces dramatically escalated on 27 February when at least 33 Turkish soldiers were reported killed in an airstrike in Idlib province, raising the number of Turkish fatalities in...

First Type 23 to receive PGMU starts sea trials

The first UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate to receive the Power Generation and Machinery Controls Update (PGMU) as part of its life-extension (LIFEX) package has commenced sea trials. HMS Richmond returned to...

US Navy moves ahead with surface-fleet laser plans

The US Navy (USN) remains on course with programmes to outfit its surface fleet with laser weapons with a recent installation of one system aboard a guided-missile destroyer, plans to put another system aboard...

USN accuses PLAN destroyer of lasing P-8A aircraft near Guam

A US Navy (USN) P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) was allegedly lased by a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) destroyer near Guam on 17 February. The incident took place above international waters approximately...

Navy’s Unmanned UISS Reaches Milestone C

The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) granted the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Milestone C, setting up low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, the office said Wednesday....

Navy & Marines Caught By Surprise By Esper’s Budget Cuts

Both the smaller 2021 shipbuilding budget and the $3.8B lost to the president’s border wall were imposed on the services without their input, Navy Department leaders testify. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

Fincantieri launches Qatari’s first Doha-class corvette

The technical launch of Al Zubarah, the first of four Doha-class corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s… [[ This is a content...

Dutch DMO, Damen Schelde ink MOU on naval ship design tools

Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support joint knowledge development in the field of naval ship… [[ This is a content...

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