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Bolivia provides details of upcoming defence acquisitions

Bolivian defence minister Reymi Ferreira announced in a 20 April press conference that Bolivia soon expects to sign a contract with France for the procurement of new airspace control radars. According to Ferreira, the...

Australian defence minister calls for alliance with industry

Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has outlined a requirement for a new alliance between the government, the Department of Defence (DoD) and its associated agencies, and the country’s naval shipbuilding industry. In a statement...

Colombia finalising strategy for new frigate acquisition

Colombia will soon finalise acquisition plans for its Colombian Frigate Programme (PES), which will mark a major new undertaking for the state-run COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corporation for the Development of Naval, Maritime, and...

Canadian Navy Marks HMCS Esquimalt Anniversary

A memorial service was held on April 16, 2015, to honour the service and sacrifice of the crew of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Esquimalt, the last Canadian warship lost to enemy action in...

Burtek Enterprises Awarded Major Hardware Contract by LM

Burtek Enterprises Inc. announced today that it was awarded a major hardware contract associated with the MK41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin. The contract calls for 128 systems...

US Navy Receives Ship Hull Inspection Systems

Bluefin Robotics has successfully delivered new vehicles to the United States Navy that will increase the Navy’s capability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls, harbor sea floors, and… [[ This is a content...

Spanish Navy’s Galicia Deploys for Op Atalanta

The Spanish Navy’s amphibious assault ship ‘Galicia’ has set sail from Rota Naval Base towards the Indian Ocean to take part in the counter piracy operation ‘Atalanta’. On this occasion, the… [[ This is...

VRC 30 Holds Change of Command

The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 held a change of command ceremony March 26 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego. During the ceremony, Cmdr…. [[ This is...

Leith, Edinburgh to Welcome HMS Somerset

Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset will sail into the port of Leith, Edinburgh, at approximately 7am on Friday, April 24 for a four day visit. The Type 23 Duke Class frigate is visiting Edinburgh...

The Scorpions Return Home from USS Gary

The “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 hosted a welcome home ceremony for Detachment 4 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) April 17 following the… [[ This is a content summary...

MacArtney to Equip FREMM Frigates with Connectivity Solutions

MacArtney Underwater Technology has been awarded the contract to supply SubConn underwater connectivity solutions for the cutting-edge, bow mounted sonar systems that are essential to the impressive… [[ This is a content summary only....

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