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Merlin Mk3 Begins Royal Navy Sea Trials

The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall Base. The...

Indian MoD approves A330 AEW&C purchase

The INR51.13 billion (USD815 million) programme to indigenously design an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system and mount it on two Airbus A330 military transport aircraft was among programmes worth a total of...

China sends warships to evacuate nationals from Yemen

Chinese warships conducting counter-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa have been diverted to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen, state media reported on 30 March. Type 054A/Jiangkai II frigate Weifang is reported to have...

India issues equipment RfI ahead of new MCMV tender

Key Points The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RfI) on MCM systems The RfI shows that India may be considering autonomous systems for MCM operations The Indian Navy (IN) has issued...

France, UK swim ahead with MMCM demonstrator programme

Key Points Contract signed on 27 March for MMCM demonstrator first phase Thales to lead industry team on joint France/UK unmanned offboard mine countermeasures demonstrator An industry team headed up by Thales has been...

Upgraded HMS Sutherland sails for sea trials

The UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland has set sail for sea trials, after the completion of upgrade and substantial maintenance programme at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard. …read more Read more here::...

Most Read News, March 23 – 29, 2015

Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than… [[ This is...

USS Porter Leaves Norfolk

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Norfolk Naval Station for the last time, March 27, before being forward deployed to Rota, Spain. Porter’s crew of about 270 Sailors are… [[ This is...

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