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Pakistan launches fourth Azmat-class fast attack craft

Pakistan’s state-owned Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) launched on 27 November the fourth missile-capable Azmat-class fast attack craft (FAC(M)) on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN). The ship, which is expected to have...

China unveils ‘the world’s largest shipbuilder’

China has announced the establishment of a new shipbuilding giant following the completed merger of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). The new company, which is named the...

HMS Tamar welcomes first crew ahead of 2020 delivery

Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has welcomed the first members of her ship’s company. Four Royal Navy personnel joined teams from BAE, DE&S and MCTA for contractor sea trials in the… [[...

Curtiss-Wright to buy US Navy supplier 901D Holdings

US industrial conglomerate Curtiss-Wright has announced plans to expand its naval footprint by buying 901D Holdings, which makes ruggedised shipboard enclosures and electronic subsystems for the US Navy. Curtiss-Wright, whose existing naval products include...

Lockheed Martin eyes expansion in Latin America

Lockheed Martin has opened an office in Santiago, Chile, and hired a veteran of the region’s defence industry in a bid to spur its growth in Latin America. Patricia Tobar, who has worked for...

China expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base

Key Points China is expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island The new facilities could support long-term operations of an aircraft carrier Commercial satellite imagery captured on 19 November shows that...

Navy Establishes Sixth NavalX Tech Bridge

The Navy announced the founding of the sixth Naval Expeditions Agility Office (NavalX) Tech Bridge in Charleston, S.C. This new office is named the Palmetto Tech Bridge and is under the coordination of the...

Australian Poseidon concludes first Middle East mission

The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first deployment to the Middle East. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this… [[ This is a...

US to transfer second Hamilton-class cutter to Vietnam

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced during a 19–21 November visit to Vietnam that Washington will hand over a second ex-US Coast Guard (USCG) Hamilton-class high-endurance cutter to the Southeast Asian country. “The...

Details emerge of new Chinese armoured breaching vehicle

Details have emerged about a new Chinese amphibious vehicle described as an armoured breaching vehicle in a 23 November video released by state-owned broadcaster China Central Television-13 (CCTV-13). From the video it appears that...

HHIC hands over second PKX-B-class patrol craft to RoKN

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) has handed over the second Patrol Killer Experimental-B (PKX-B)-class fast attack craft on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), according to South Korea’s...

France setting up Gulf maritime mission

France is setting up a new maritime surveillance mission in the Gulf and is helping to improve Saudi Arabia’s air defences, Minister of Defence Florence Parly told a conference on 23 November. “Earlier this...

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