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Category: Naval

French defence exports rose 17% in 2014

France saw defence exports rise 17% in 2014, reaching EUR8.06 billion for the year, Laurent Collet-Billon, head of the French defence procurement agency (the DGA), stated. Collet-Billon was presenting the DGA’s annual figures, which...

South China Sea: Footprints in the sand

China’s island-building projects in the South China Sea are forcing countries near and far to reassess their approach to the area’s long-standing territorial disputes. James Hardy reports Compared with some of the world’s more...

Nicaragua to seek combat aircraft

Nicaragua plans to procure combat aircraft to begin to enforce its airspace sovereignty, specifically against illicit flights of drug trafficking organisations and over the expanded maritime territory that the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

Indian Navy to retire carrier Viraat in 2016

Key Points India’s ex-Hermes carrier is to retire in early 2016, following the International Fleet Review in Vishkhapatnam The Indian Navy will then only operate a single carrier, INS Vikramaditya , until the 40,000-ton...

Belgium prepares new round of defence cuts

Belgium’s military forces are bracing for another round of austerity measures, as Defence Minister Steven Vandeput prepares to unveil his plan for carrying out a EUR225 million (USD174.3 million) budget cut in 2015, rising...

Report: U.S. Undersea Dominance is in Jeopardy

A new study says emerging submarine detection technologies, computer processing power and platforms such as underwater drones could quickly erode the U.S. military’s global undersea dominance and ability to operate in high-threat areas such...

Mediterranean Sea Tragedy: 300 Migrants Missing

The UN refugee agency reported that some 300 people are confirmed missing after the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. After Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard, reports were… [[ This is a...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 48

In this issue: the F-35C proves its worth in carrier trials, transforming deployable communications for the NATO Response Force, Raytheon’s ISR software brings big data processing to laptops, DARPA’s call for aircraft carriers in...

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