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Category: Naval

UK to deploy second frigate to Gulf

The UK’s Royal Navy (RN) will deploy a second Type 23 frigate to the Gulf, according to a 16 July announcement by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). “Later in the year, Type 23...

OCEA launches new OPV for Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Gabriela Silang (8301) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Claimed to be the largest aluminium-built OPV in the world, Gabriela Silang was craned...

France receives sixth FREMM

The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, has announced on its website that it received the sixth Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions (FREMM) frigate, Normandie , for the French Navy in Brest...

UK ramps up LMM firing activities

The UK Royal Navy (RN) in early July conducted pilot surface-to-surface trials of the Thales UK Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) – designated ‘Martlet’ in RN service – from a frigate at an off-shore firing...

Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two...

Greece gets green light to buy seven MH-60R helos

The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million. The US approval comes less than six months… [[ This...

Qatari Coast Guard inaugurates main base

The Qatari Coast Guard’s new main base was officially inaugurated on 14 July, a milestone event in the major expansion in the force’s capabilities. Located about 30 km north of Doha and called the...

Naval Group Launches First New French Attack Sub

France’s Naval Group launched the first of six new French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines during a ceremony on Friday, presided over by French president Emmanuel Macron. During the July 12 ceremony, the company launched...

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