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HMCS Winnipeg Gets Ready for Deployment

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is preparing to deploy overseas to join NATO forces in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s measures to promote security and… [[ This is a...

BALTOPS 2015 to Launch on Friday

Seventeen NATO and partner nations will participate in the 43rd iteration of the multinational maritime exercise BALTOPS 2015 in Poland, Sweden, Germany, and throughout the Baltic Sea, June 5-20,… [[ This is a content...

USNS Salvor Tows LCU from Thailand to Japan

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) rescue and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) successfully towed USAV Port Hudson (LCU 2035) attached to the U.S. Army 10th Regional Support Group (RSG) from… [[ This is...

US, Australia Strengthen Ties during Talisman Sabre 2015

More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 4-19. Talisman Sabre, jointly sponsored by the U.S…. [[ This is a content...

Spaceshot: Xiaopingdao submarine base 38.819689 N 121.495241 E

Xiaopingdao, situated near Dalian in northeastern China, is the test site for China’s nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) fleet. Xiaopingdao hosts a dedicated test submarine – a Type 032 conventional missile submarine (SSB) –...

Rogozin admits Ukraine crisis hurting frigate programmes

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin has acknowledged that the construction of surface ships for the Russian Navy has “idled” due to the non-delivery of gas turbine engines from Ukraine. Kiev suspended military-technical co-operation...

India, US extend defence agreement for another 10 years

India and the US extended their 10-year bilateral Defence Framework Agreement to mid-2025 on 3 June. Signed in New Delhi by US defence secretary Ashton Carter and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar, the agreement...

Damen looks for further investments in Vietnam

Dutch shipbuilder Damen is looking to acquire a 49% stake in Vietnamese shipyard Ha Long, according to reports in Vietnamese state media and a press release by Ha Long’s parent company, the state-owned Shipbuilding...

Dassault Falcon 2000 Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft (MRA)

Dassault Aviation developed the Falcon 2000 multi-role maritime reconnaissance aircraft (MRA) based on the Falcon 2000 LXS business jet, to meet the operational needs of naval and coastguard forces. …read more Read more here::...

Navy Accepts MUOS-3 Communications Satellite

The Navy has accepted the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) communications satellite following successful completion of on-orbit testing, according to prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT]. MUOS-3, launched Jan. 20, is now being relocated...

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