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US GAO says USN should provide FFG(X) independent cost estimate

The US Navy (USN) should provide Congress with an independent cost estimate for the service’s proposed new guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]) before awarding the detail design-and-construction contract for the ship and also seek ship warranty-cost...

Australia signs first ‘Defence Export Facility’ deal

Australia has announced the signing of its first agreement with local industry through which the government will provide funding to support efforts to boost defence exports. The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said on...

Chinese shipbuilding merger geared toward technology development

The planned merger between China’s two biggest shipbuilding corporations – the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) – will enable the country to achieve further technological advancement, Hu Wenming,...

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Completes SWATT

The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Aug. 5. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations...

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Completes SWATT

The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Aug. 5. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations...

U.S. amphibious group complete Kuwait training

The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a two-week training exercise aboard multiple U.S. military installations in Kuwait, Aug. 9. According to a statement released by the 11th...

U.S. Marines use MRZR-D off-road vehicles during exercise in Japan

U.S. Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, and Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division have used new MRZR lightweight off-road vehicles during Artillery Relocation Training Program in Ojojihara,...

US, Japan navies complete mine warfare drill MIWEX

US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare… [[ This is a content summary only....

Rheinmetall, MBDA to develop laser for German Navy

Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland announced in a press release on 8 August that they would co-operate in the development of a high-energy laser (HEL) for the German Navy. The two companies agreed to build,...

Upgraded JH-7 fighter-bomber in service with PLAAF

A new variant of the Xian JH-7 fighter-bomber is in service with the China People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), according to a 5 August report by the state-owned Xinhua News Agency about the...

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