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OSI opens Canberra office to boost Asia-Pacific presence

Canadian firm OSI Maritime Systems, which specialises in developing naval navigation and tactical systems, has opened an office in Canberra to enhance the company’s business in the Asia-Pacific, it was announced on 24 September....

Israel’s first Dolphin AIP sub arrives in Haifa

Israel’s fourth Dolphin-class submarine, INS Tanin , arrived at the Haifa naval base on 23 September, completing an acquisition that has been hailed as a significant boost to the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) long-range...

India opts to decommission recovered ‘Kilo’ sub

An Indian Navy (IN) board of inquiry (BoI) is believed to have recommended decommissioning INS Sindhurakshak , the Russian ‘Kilo’-class submarine that sank in Mumbai in August 2013 following an on-board explosion. Official sources...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades, R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades and R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

Navy Tests Norwegian Missile On Littoral Combat Ship

The Navy said it conducted a test of the Norwegian-built Naval Strike Missile on a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) on Wednesday, raising the possibility of using a longer range missile on the ship class...

Fire Scout Prepares for Future LCS Deployment

An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts testing aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in mid-September off the coast of San Diego. The Fire Scout will deploy with its first littoral combat ship in autumn 2014....

OSI Maritime Systems Opens Australian Office

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is proud to announce the official opening of its newest office, in Canberra, Australia. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Spanish Navy, Morocco Engage in MAES-14

The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Canarias’ has participated in the bilateral exercise ‘MAES-14′ with Morocco between the 15th and 22nd of September. The exercise included a series of drills… [[ This is a content summary...

Services Contract Awarded for Multiple US Navy Ship Classes

L-3 Communications Corp., Ayer, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $39,6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of hardware… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other...

Australian Navy Recognised for Intelligent Security Practices

The Australian Navy has been recognised for ‘intelligent security practices’ in the 2014 Defence Excellence in Security Awards, announced on 17 September. The achievements of Navy people this… [[ This is a content summary...

US Becomes a Member of ReCAAP

The U.S. became the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) on Tuesday. Established in 2006, ReCAAP’s… [[ This is a content...

Raytheon Awarded F/A-18 E/F Aircraft Support Deal

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $40,9 million firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement for the procurement of 15 AN/APG-79 Active… [[ This is a content summary...

UK Merlin Helis Join Exercise Albanian Lion

Merlin helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron have been operating in the utility role during Exercise Albanian Lion, alongside the Green Junglie Sea King of Commando Helicopter Force. Merlin… [[ This is a content...

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