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Croatian defence exports rise 25% in 2014

Croatian defence exports rose 25% in 2014 to HRK1.5 billion (USD220 million) compared with 2013, Croatian Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic said on 30 January. Small arms remained a key export, with firearms manufacturer HS...

Three companies in bid for Portsmouth ship halls

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 January that it had shortlisted three bids for the ship halls at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth. The three shortlisted bids were received from...

Huntington Ingalls acquires submarine technology firm

US naval shipbuilding firm Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 30 January that it had acquired the Engineering Solutions Division (ESD) of The Columbia Group for an undisclosed amount. The ESD business, based in...

Esterline completes Barco unit acquisition

US-based Esterline announced on 2 February that it had completed the acquisition of the aerospace and defence display business of Netherlands-based Barco. The deal was closed for EUR150 million (USD169 million) in cash, primarily...

Iran launches new version of domestic crew vessel

Iran has launched a new version of its first indigenously built crew boat, Parmida 6, which has also started its maiden voyage in the Persian Gulf. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Most Read News, Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2015

UK’s New RFA Tankers to Get Military Capabilities The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £15 million contract to A&P Group to install high-end military capabilities in four new tankers so that… [[...

USS Independence on Its Way to Florida

USS Independence (LCS 2) departed San Diego Jan. 30 for Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., to conduct operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package. Independence, the… [[ This is a content...

US, Cabo Verde and Senegal Forces End AMLEP Ops

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard completed successive Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) operations with Cabo Verdean and Senegalese maritime forces respectively, Jan. 30, 2015…. [[ This is a content summary only....

UK Supports Regeneration of Portsmouth Naval Base

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced that BAE Systems, Burgess Marine, and Magma Structures have been shortlisted to make use of the ship halls at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB)… [[ This...

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