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Navantia gets deal to study frigates for Australia

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned ship builder, announced on 23 October that it had signed a deal to study the SEA 5000 future frigate programme. The contract is designed to support research into adding radar...

Iran’s naval chief visits Beijing

The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s (IRIN) and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) met in Beijing on 23 October to strengthen naval relations between both countries, a PLA-sponsored news outlet...

NATO completes largest naval exercise in five years

NATO completed its largest naval exercise in five years on 26 October, with the Ukraine crisis, the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, and the outcomes of the Wales summit all driving changes in...

Japan Builds Response to Chinese Area-Denial Strategy

Japan’s response to Chinese anti-access/area-denial threats rest on three planks: increasingly large helicopter carriers, next-generation 3,300-ton Soryu-class submarines and new Aegis destroyers. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Italy Closing in on Major Patrol Vessel Deal

The Italian Navy has nearly finalized its design for a new fleet of offshore multipurpose patrol vessels, one step in a massive 20-year, €5.8 billion (US $7.3 billion) funding package. …read more Source:: Defense...

Europe Struggles With Naval Sector Cooperation

DCNS was awarded a relatively light €6 million (US $7.6 million) when the French warship builder this year won a little-noticed claim against Italian underwater specialist WASS over the F21 heavy torpedo. …read more...

Sagem Promotes 'Complete System' of Protection

Pirates on the high seas and fast small boats are seen as today’s threats to commercial shipping and naval vessels, opening potential markets for naval technology to detect and track such targets, a Sagem...

USS North Dakota Enters Navy’s Fleet

USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota… [[ This is a...

Top News of the Week of Oct 20 – 26, 2014

USS Milius to Deploy to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to depart Oct. 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and…...

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