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Category: Naval

US, Malaysia start Maritime Training Activity exercise

US Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Malaysia on August 13 for the start of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019. US ships taking part include the Independence-variant littoral combat… [[ This is...

USN reaches milestones with Ford propulsion plant, AAG

Work on the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) propulsion plant has been completed as the US Navy (USN) confirmed the Ford-class Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system received the green light to...

UK bans transfer of submersibles to Russia

The British government has extended its prohibition on the transfer of defence and dual-use goods to Russia, the Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit announced on 14 August. New measures that have...

USN sets out headmarks for T-AGOS(X)

The US Navy (USN) is moving forward with plans to recapitalise its fleet of ocean surveillance ships (T-AGOS) with a new class of large Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessels. Designed to gather...

Russia to develop light tank based on BMP-3

Russia’s Machine-Building Special Design Bureau (SKBM) will develop a light tank based on the chassis of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), according to the press department of JSC Kurganmashzavod, a subsidiary of Rostec’s...

TADTE 2019: Taiwan displays its latest weapon systems

Key Points Taiwan’s TADTE defence exhibition saw a number of new systems put on display Apart from developing its own systems, Taiwan is looking to secure more significant procurements of US weapons systems Taiwan’s...

Israeli corvette upgraded with ALPHA radar

At least one of the Israeli Navy’s three Saar-5 corvettes now has the new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, images emerging from the multinational Exercise ‘Mighty Waves’ have shown. The ALPHA...

Analysis: what was behind the blast near Nenoksa?

Key Points A fatal explosion during what was probably a Russian weapon test on 8 August caused a radiation spike in the area Speculation has consequently grown as to what system was involved On...

Navy Argues House Cuts Delay MQ-25 And CVN-81

The Navy’s budgetary appeal to the FY 2020 House’s defense appropriations bill warns cuts to funding for the MQ-25 Stingray and carrier replacement program could delay delivery of both the unmanned tanker and an...

Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

The company that has experienced slip-ups in delivering missile tubes to the Navy might leave the business, leaving only a single company who can do the work. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

Inaugural EOD drill Hydracrab kicks off in Guam

Four Indo-Pacific navies are taking part. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more Read more here:: Naval Today (Naval)

NATO group heads for US, Canadian coasts

Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are en route to the United States and Canada after assembling in Brest, France on August 4 to begin SNMG1’s second semester. The group is… [[...

Seoul commits to 2020–24 defence spending boost

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has released details about its defence spending plans between 2020 and 2024. Its mid-term defence plan – announced on 14 August – outlines a proposal to spend...

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