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Submarine HMAS Sheean returns from five-month deployment

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean returned to her Garden Island homeport earlier this month, completing a five-month deployment. Sheean departed Fleet Base West in early April and has… [[ This is a content...

Admiral Gilday takes over as USN CNO

Admiral Mike Gilday relieved Admiral John Richardson as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the most senior officer in the US Navy (USN) on 22 August. A seasoned surface warfare officer (SWO), Adm...

Swedish Armed Forces receive last NH90

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced on 20 August that it had handed over the last Helicopter 14 (NH90) to the armed forces in July. The handover took place in Marignane, France, after...

Philippine Navy welcomes Po Hang-class corvette home

Key Points The Philippine Navy’s ex-South Korean Po Hang-class corvette has arrived in Manila Vessel will transition the service over to its new anti-submarine warfare-capable José Rizal-class frigates The vessel, which is now in...

Jordanian Naval Force receives RB-Ms from the US

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has accepted delivery of two response boat-mediums (RB-Ms) under a foreign military sale arranged through the US Department of Homeland Security. RB-Ms were delivered… [[ This is a content...

60th edition of exercise UNITAS kicks off in Brazil

Navy ships and personnel from 13 countries kicked off the 60th iteration of multinational exercise UNITAS LX (60) in Rio de Janeiro on August 19. This year’s exercise is hosted by the Brazilian Navy…...

Moscow stages comprehensive Arctic exercise

Russia staged a 30-vessel exercise with ships from three of its four fleets in international waters off Norway’s northernmost Nordland and Troms counties from 13 to 17 August. Despite Moscow issuing four advance notices...

DARPA disruption: New radar concepts could reshape the market

Key Points DARPA’s progress in maturing key technologies could spur disruption and growth in the radar market The agency has advanced projects for Machine Learning Systems, Software-Defined Radar, and Dynamically Composed RF Systems The...

Gabon parades VN1 armoured vehicles

Gabon’s elite Republican Guard (GR) displayed Chinese-made Norinco VN1 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the first time during the independence day military parade on 17 August. The commentator for the television coverage of...

Gabon parades VN1 armoured vehicles

Gabon’s elite Republican Guard (GR) displayed Chinese-made Norinco VN1 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the first time during the independence day military parade on 17 August. The commentator for the television coverage of...

Rolls-Royce reviews civil nuclear businesses

Rolls-Royce is assessing the future of its international civilian nuclear operations, amid media reports that it is negotiating two separate deals worth a combined total of about GBP200 million (USD242.52 million). The company is...

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