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Indonesia allocates USD8.9 billion to defence in 2020

The Indonesian government has formally proposed a fiscal year (FY) 2020 defence budget of IDR127.4 trillion (USD8.9 billion). According to budgetary documents published by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the defence budget represents a...

Bahraini fast attack craft upgraded

The Royal Bahrain Naval Force’s fast attack craft RBNS Abdul Rahman al-Fadel has been upgraded with what appears to be a new electro-optical fire-control system, photographs released by the Bahrain Defence Force on 20...

Raytheon And Navy Conduct First EASR System-Level Test

The Navy and Raytheon [RTN] conducted the first system-level test of the SPY-6(V)2 Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Va., recently, the company said Tuesday. Raytheon...

America Adrift: ‘Bringing The World To Crisis”

The Trump administration has watered down U.S. global leadership to coercive deal-making. The dangerous contours of a world in crisis are now coming into stark relief. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Naval)

Donated Filipino corvette arrives from South Korea

The Philippine Navy’s newest corvette BRP Conrado Yap has arrived home after starting its journey from South Korea earlier this month. Formerly known as ROK Navy Pohang-class corvette Chungju… [[ This is a content...

U.S. Marines conducts AAV crew-served weapons training in Japan

U.S. Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, conduct Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) crew-served weapons training on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, according to 3rd Marine Division. The Marines-unique helicopter, called the AAV, is...

Singapore hosts 11-nation SEACAT drill

The 18th edition of international exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) kicked in Singapore on August 19. Maritime forces from ten Indo-Pacific partner nations in addition to the… [[ This is a content...

Japan selects F-35B for STOVL requirement

The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced on 16 August that it has selected the F-35B variant of the Lockheed Martin Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), which was the only contender for its short...

USN EASR tests start at Wallops Island

Raytheon and the US Navy (USN) recently completed the first system-level tests of the AN/SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Virginia, the company confirmed...

State credit supports Austal export of patrol boats

Australian shipbuilder Austal has confirmed a deal to supply two 58 m Cape-class patrol boats to the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The contract – valued at AUD126 million (USD85 million) – is supported...

New Kilo-class submarine begins sea trials

Russia’s latest Project 636.3 Varshavyanka (Improved Kilo-class) conventionally powered submarine (SSK) has begun shipbuilder’s trials in the Baltic Sea, ahead of its delivery to the country’s Pacific Fleet. The sailing of the SSK, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky...

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