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GD to start production of Mk46 Mod 2 gun weapon systems

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has been awarded a contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to start production of Mk46 modification (Mod) 2 gun weapon systems (GWS). …read more Read more...

Navy Moving Toward Interfacing New AMDR Radar With Aegis

The Navy has begun working through the specifications required to introduce the new Air Missile Defense Radar to the Aegis air and ballistic missile defense combat system deployed on Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers, the...

Navy Eyeing A ‘Hunter Killer’ Surface Fleet

The Navy’s commander for surface warfare believes the fleet needs to adopt a more offensive capability by adding weapons to ships that can strike sea targets at greater distances, forming the basis of a...

UK MOD Publishes Equipment Plan

An independent audit found the cost of the department’s 11 biggest equipment programmes fell by £397 million in the past year. The defence equipment plan is an annual update to Parliament on the… [[...

Philippine Navy Patrol Boat Apprehends Fishing Boats

Philippine Navy Patrol Gunboat apprehended two fishing boats during the conduct of Naval Patrol long the littoral waters of Pangasinan and La Union on the evening of January 6, 2015. BRP Hilario Ruiz… [[...

US Coast Guard Receives 12th Fast Response Cutter

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the ISAAC MAYO, the 12th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.E.O., Ben… [[ This is a...

First Antarctic Fisheries Inspection for HMS Protector

The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship has carried out her first inspection of a fishing vessel in Antarctic Waters. HMS Protector met the fishing vessel while on patrol in Antarctic waters and made… [[...

Royal Navy Remembers WW1 Battleship Tragedy

Today’s sailors joined relatives of some of the 547 men lost 100 years ago to remember a Naval tragedy in Lyme Bay. Exactly a century to the minute that some of the victims of...

Royal Thai Armed Forces General Visits Singapore MoD

The Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces General (GEN) Worapong Sanganetra called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this afternoon at the Singaporen Ministry of Defence. GEN… [[...

Hagel Makes His Pitch for Bomber to Replace B-2

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a pitch Tuesday for funding of a new long-range bomber to replace the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and bolster the nation’s nuclear triad of bombers, missiles and submarines. “The...

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