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Author: DFNS

US approves Mk 54 torpedo sale for Canada

Canada is set to recapitalise its lightweight torpedo inventory through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal with the US government. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised on 17 May that the State...

Japanese corporations outline strategies for defence growth

Japanese corporations Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and IHI Corporation have outlined plans to increase flagging defence sales over the next few years. In recent shareholder briefings the two companies put emphasis on developing new...

Electric Boat Wins $497 Million Mod For Sub Industrial Base

The Navy on Monday awarded General Dynamics’s [GD] Electric Boat (GDEB) a $497 million modification for a submarine industrial base development and expansion to support the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. According to the contract...

Sweden’s Defence Commission report underscores deterrent role of navy

Key Points Increased naval capability will strengthen Sweden’s deterrent posture, according to Defence Commission The Commission’s report recommends augmentations to the Swedish navy’s surface ship, submarine, mine warfare, helicopter, and amphibious capabilities Upgrades …read...

RNZN’s future hydrography ship arrives in New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel,...

Italy advances EU maritime surveillance and protection effort

The Italian Navy has outlined the development roadmap for a four-country EU initiative to deliver a deployable maritime security ‘system of systems’ incorporating multiple unmanned platforms and sensors. Intended to safeguard vessels and critical...

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