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Category: Naval

Avibras denies merger talks with Odebrecht

Rumours of a possible merger or acquisition of AVIBRAS by infrastructure giant ODEBRECHT’s defence-dedicated ODEBRECHT Defesa e Tecnologia (ODT) business unit have been denied by AVIBRAS president Sami Hassuani. The news emerged in the...

Russia confirms plans to conduct Bulava missile test

Russia has confirmed plans to test-launch the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the end of this year, dismissing recent media reports that the event had been postponed. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Bharat Electronics reports second quarter revenue surge

State-run Indian company Bharat Electronics (BEL) posted robust growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to a number of major defence sales secured during the period. The company said in results issued to...

Dstl funds underwater defensive aids system research

The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contracted an industry team led by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) to conduct a three-year programme of research into underwater defensive aids...

China unveils new submarine-launched missile

China Aerospace Science and Industry (CASIC) has unveiled its new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile at the tenth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Russia and Kazakhstan to agree sharing of missile-warning radar

Russia has begun negotiations with Kazakhstan on the incorporation of the latter country’s Dnepr-class early-warning radar at Balkhash into Russia’s missile-warning network. The Russian defence and foreign ministries hope to agree the terms under...

US rule change smoothes way for exports to Vietnam

The US government has amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect its decision to ease restrictions governing military sales to Vietnam. The updated regulations, announced in the Federal Register on 10...

Nuclear Work Resumes at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Nuclear activity has resumed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth after safety and training violations prompted a work slowdown that lasted at least a month. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

HMS Argyll Docks in Willemstad, Curacao

British warship HMS Argyll has visited Willemstad, Curacao as part of her six month deployment to the Caribbean. The most capable Type 23 Frigate visited in order to conduct integration meetings with… [[ This...

Virtual Technology Changes Design of UK Navy Warships

BAE Systems’ Engineers are overhauling their approach to the design and build of Royal Navy warships by using cutting edge virtual reality technology. The Company has constructed a network of… [[ This is a...

China Shows Off New Sub-Launched Missile at Zhuhai

The new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile made its debut at Airshow China in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong near Hong Kong, on Tuesday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

RFA Black Rover Ends Penultimate Journey

The second-oldest vessel in the UK Naval Service, veteran tanker RFA Black Rover has completed her penultimate deployment – a marathon 17 months in the Atlantic. After 571 days away from the UK, the…...

Israel Aerospace Industries Tests Barak-8 Defense System

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD), conducted a successful test of the Barak-8 Air & Missile Defense System yesterday, November… [[ This is a content summary...

Thai Navy Chief Pays Visit to Singapore

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM) Kraisorn Chansuvanich called on Singapore’s Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing this afternoon. ADM Kraisorn is in… [[ This is a content...

BNS Leopold I Hits Halfway Mark of Its Deployment

EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I is now halfway through her deployment as part of EU Naval Force. Over the last two months, the warship has conducted counter-piracy operations across the Area of…...

Image of the Day: Scrubbing the Flight Deck

Sailors scrub after testing the aqueous film forming foam system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is completing a docking planned… [[...

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