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China negotiating naval base with Djibouti

Djibouti’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh has said his country is currently in negotiations with China to allow the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to establish a naval base in the strategically positioned African country....

Sweden to run on existing logistics support vessels

Key Points HSwMS Carlskrona and HSwMS Trossö will remain in service, after replacement programme was shelved The Royal Swedish Navy will continue to examine long-term replacement options The Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) intends to...

China commissions fourth ASW-capable Type 056 corvette

Chinese state television images suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette in the week of 4 May. Built at the Shanghai Hudong shipyard, Huangshi (pennant number...

Indian MoD approves M777, C295 procurements

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved acquisitions worth INR250 billion (USD4.03 billion) on 13 May, including the purchase of the BAE Systems M777 155mm/39 calibre howitzer and the Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) requirement. The...

Austal prepares to launch USN’s sixth JHSV

Austal USA is preparing to launch the US Navy’s (USN’s) sixth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), officials have announced. The company named the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6) in a ceremony on 9 May...

Submariner Adm. Richardson Picked As Next CNO

Adm. John M. Richardson was chosen Wednesday to succeed fellow submariner Adm. Jonathan Greenert as the next chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a sign of the Pentagon’s commitment to the expensive replacement program...

MAST Asia 2015

Cooperation With Japanese Partners Enhances Business Opportunities YOKOHAMA, 14 May 2015 – UK-based company Drumgrange Ltd. discovered a unique opportunity to team with a partner in Japan to offer its high-end security products for...

US, Portugal, Spain Conclude Exercise MAFRE-15

From May 4-8, the Mine Countermeasures Force (FMCM), with its MCM Diving Unit, organized exercise MAFRE-15 off the coast of Cartagena with participation of the U.S. Navy’s EODMU-8 stationed in Rota… [[ This is...

NATO MARCOM Hosts JFCBS Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak, Polish Army, paid his first visit to the NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with the… [[ This...

Spanish Navy Kicks Off MARSEC 2015

Between May 12th and June 1st, the Spanish Navy has scheduled a series of joint maritime security exercises with 25 national, regional and local departments with responsibilities in the maritime… [[ This is a...

CTF150, Seychelles Engage in Drills

Between the 27th of April and the 4th of May 2015, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) ships French Ship Var, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and Seychelles Patrol Ship (PS) Constant took… [[...

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