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Simultaneous international drills show growing PLAN confidence

The participation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in international exercises continues to increase, with Chinese warships involved in three separate exercises in the second half of May. Type 054A ‘Jiangkai II’-class...

Israeli Navy expands role of RHIB unit

The Israeli Navy is assigning more offensive roles to one of its three fast inflatable boat units that are traditionally used for port security missions, a senior naval source said on 27 May. The...

Canada releases second Defence Acquisition Guide

Canada has released the second edition of its Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG) long-term procurement planning document and formally confirmed that it will stand up a third-party panel to “review and validate” projects valued at...

Spanish defence exports down 18% in 2014

Spain’s defence exports fell by 18% last year from EUR3.9 billion (USD4.3 billion) to EUR3.2 billion, according to the annual report drawn up for parliament by the Spanish secretary of state for trade. After...

Vietnam deepens industrial ties with France and India

Vietnam has deepened defence industrial ties with France and India as part of Hanoi’s efforts to secure technology transfers and develop indigenous capabilities. State media in Hanoi reported on 27 May that senior officials...

JFD contracted to manage Nato submarine rescue system

JFD, the company formed by merging Fisher Defence and Divex, has secured a £12.1m contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Nato submarine rescue system (NSRS). …read more Read more here::...

Phoenix Express 2015 Comes to an End

Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded Exercise Phoenix Express 2015, May 25. Phoenix Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Success on Its Way Home to Sydney

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU. During a respite and refuelling stop in the… [[ This is...

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