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USS Kauffman, USCG Seize Shipment of Cocaine

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $59 million, in… [[ This is a content...

Korean Navy’s Second Minelayer Launched

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched its second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for the Korean Navy. The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea’s second minelayer following MLS-560 Wonsan that was delivered in… [[ This is...

BAE seeks deeper links with Malaysian SMEs

BAE Systems is seeking to deepen its links with Malaysian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as it looks to expand its presence in regional defence and commercial markets. The UK-headquartered company said on 26...

USN names 23rd Virginia-class attack submarine

The US Navy (USN) has selected a name for its 23rd Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, as officials announced on 24 May that SSN 796 is to bear the name USS New Jersey . New...

Canada names third Arctic/Offshore patrol ship

Canada has named its third Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) after a Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) coxswain, officials announced on 25 May. The AOPS will be named after Chief Petty Officer Max Bernays, who served...

Brazil’s 2015 defence procurement budget cut by 25%

Key Points Brazil is to cut its defence procurement funding from USD7.3 billion to USD5.4 billion in 2015 The cuts, due to wider economic issues, could slow or cancel some acquisitions Brazil’s 2015 defence...

P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

In June 2004, the US Navy announced the selection of the Boeing multimission maritime aircraft, 737 MMA, and awarded a contract to Boeing for the system development and demonstration phase of the programme for...

HMS Prince of Wales receives its bow section

The UK Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has been successfully installed with the bow section, marking the outward completion of its forward section. …read more Read more here::...

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