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USS Jason Dunham Pays Visit to Gdynia, Poland

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Gdynia, Poland, for a scheduled port visit, May 6, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in Poland reaffirms to NATO… [[ This is a...

Analysis – Sinpo Class Ballistic Missile Sub

The Hermit Kingdom’s quest for a submarine launched ballistic missile platform continues to progress. A missile test raft now accompanies North Korea’s first ballistic missile submarine. Nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines are an exclusive...

HMS Dragon Back in Portsmouth

Royal Navy’s Type 45 air defence destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth yesterday, 6 May, from a successful six-month patrol across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Type 45 destroyer… [[ This is a...

IDEF 2015: Turkey signs contract with SEDEF for LPD programme

Tuzla-based shipbuilder SEDEF Gemi Insaati has been contracted by the Turkish Ministry of Defence’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müstesarligi: SSM) to build the country’s amphibious landing platform dock (LPD) vessel for the...

South Korea launches sixth KSS-2 attack submarine

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) sixth KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric submarine (SSK). IHS Jane’s was told that the 65 m, air-independent propulsion...

Indonesia looks to procure Japan’s US-2 aircraft

Indonesia and Japan are looking to develop a procurement plan featuring Indonesia’s potential purchase of ShinMaywa Industries’ US-2 amphibious search-and-rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD). An MoD statement said...

Iran’s mock aircraft carrier lives to die another day

The replica US aircraft carrier that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) used as a target during an exercise in February was not destroyed, recently released Google Earth satellite imagery shows. Iranian media...

Congress Adds $60 Million to Navy Submarine Upgrades

Lawmakers have added $60 million toward submarine upgrades to include unmanned aerial vehicles, torpedo enhancements and combat systems modernization. The funding initiative, which moved the $60 million from Navy destroyer modernization over to submarine...

US Navy Vessels Rendezvous in the Caribbean Sea

On May 3 two US Navy vessels met in the Caribbean Sea for a replenishment-at-sea. As the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was sailing to Jamaica for Continuing Promise 2015, it met with…...

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