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France and Russia agree to Mistral export termination

Russia and France have formally announced the cancellation of the troubled Mistral-class amphibious assault ships export contract that had been suspended since 2014 as a result of events in Ukraine. The Kremlin and the...

Bangladesh seeks foreign partner to produce LCT for army

The Bangladeshi government is seeking a foreign partner to build at least one roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) landing craft tank (LCT) vessel in-country for the Bangladesh Army, an official from state-owned Khulna Shipyard has told IHS...

Australia unveils 20-year shipbuilding strategy

Australia has unveiled a long-term, continuous shipbuilding plan that accelerates the replacement of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Anzac-class frigates and brings forward construction of a new class of offshore patrol vessel (OPV). Announcing...

Pit LRASM Against Tomahawk For Anti-Ship Missile: VADM Aucoin

WASHINGTON: For all the US Navy’s worldwide might, it’s painfully short on ship-killing firepower. The Pacific fleet in particular risks being “out-sticked” by longer-ranged Chinese missiles. Today, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations outlined...

ESPS Galicia Stops for Supplies in Salalah, Oman

On 31 July 2015, Operation Atalanta flagship, Spanish warship ESPS Galicia, sailed into the port of Salalah to resupply with food and stores. During the visit, Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso… [[ This is...

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