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iRobot Wins Contracts Valued at $9.6 M from Canadian DND

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has been awarded multi-year contracts with an initial value of $9.6 million by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). The contracts, awarded...

US Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat

The Navy accepted delivery of the first MK VI patrol boat, Aug. 27. The craft is the first of 10 patrol boats currently under contract with Safe Boats International in Tacoma, Washington. The patrol...

Canada Sends Frigate to Black Sea

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto will work with vessels from several partner nations in the Black Sea as part of Operation REASSURANCE from September 6-27. In the wake of Russia’s aggression in Central...

UK Royal Navy to operate both new aircraft carriers

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK plans to bring both of its new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers into operational service to ensure that one ship is available at high readiness...

Navy Christens Submarine John Warner

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6. “The christening...

Angola lines up seven new patrol boats with Brazil

Angola’s Naval Power Development Programme (PRONAVAL) took a significant step forward on 5 September, when Minister of Defence João Manuel Lourenço and his Brazilian counterpart, Celso Amorim, signed a technical memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

French Mistral Sale Strategy: Buy Time To Maneuver

France’s surprise suspension of the sale of a Mistral-class helicopter carrier to Russia is seen as a delaying yet diplomatic move to buy time on a troubled arms deal and ease pressure on French...

China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

Two pilots in a squadron conducting fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China’s lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project. …read more...

Cameron: UK Will Operate 2 Aircraft Carriers

The UK Royal Navy is to get a second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday as the two-day NATO summit came to an end. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Russia dispatches naval force to reopen Arctic base

Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region, Russian news agencies reported. Moscow...

Fourth LCS Tested Against Small Boats

The fourth of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Coronado (LCS-4), has for the first time engaged in firing exercises against fast attack boats as part of testing to ensure its combat systems...

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