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Third French FREMM set for sea trials

Initial sea trials for the French Navy’s third Aquitaine-class Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions (FREMM) Provence (D652) are scheduled to begin on 29 September, shipbuilder DCNS told IHS Jane’s . The frigate was floated out on...

China builds another island in South China Sea

IHS Jane’s has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China’s building of new islands in the Spratly Islands. The latest image shows a new island on Gaven Reefs, known in the...

NSM successful in LCS demonstration

A Kongsberg Nytt Sjomalsmissile/Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missile has completed a successful live-fire demonstration from the US Navy’s (USN’s) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado (LCS 4). The 23 September test, undertaken...

Philippine Navy launches ASW helicopter procurement programme

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has dispatched an “invitation to bid” document in support of a programme to procure two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Philippine Navy (PN). The invitation, published...

China’s CSSC and CASIC sign naval C4ISR agreement

The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) – two of China’s largest defence industrial enterprises – have signed an agreement to enhance the co-development of naval...

Damen delivers new flagship steel-hulled clipper to Oman Navy

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has taken delivery of the new Damen-built three-masted RNOV Shabab Oman II steel clipper at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. …read more Source:: Naval Technology...

Canada seeks Mk-48 Mod 7 AT torpedo kits from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale of 12 Mk-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support to...

Corps Eyes New Amphibious Assault Vehicles

The Marine Corps is building a new wheeled amphibious assault vehicle that can swim through waves and perform a wide range of combat functions on land, service officials said Sept. 24 at the Modern...

NGC Awarded US Navy PBL Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $61 million performance based logistics (PBL) supply support contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command’s NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support facility in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This five-year...

DoD Plans F-35 Aircraft Carrier Tests In November

The Defense Department plans to bring two aircraft carrier variants of the F-35 to a carrier in November for a series of tests, according to the head of the F-35 program. F-35 Program Executive...

Some 1,000 Asians Flock To ISIL: Adm. Locklear

PENTAGON: Even as the latest Mideast war sucks in more US attention and resources — as well as wannabe jihadis from around the world — the outgoing chief of Pacific Command emphasized the much-derided...

A&P Group to Build Submarine Sections for BAE Systems

A&P Groups Tyne Facility has recently been awarded a £3 million project from BAE Systems for the fabrication of submarine sections. The scope of work will involve a number of complex… [[ This is...

Australian Navy Joins Ocsober

The Royal Australian Navy’s participation in Ocsober was officially launched today with a 24-hour swimming event in Canberra. Ocsober is an initiative of Life Education Australia, which… [[ This is a content summary only....

Australian Navy Remembers First Submarine Lost in WW1

Australians have paid tribute to the first submariners lost in the Great War as they search for the wreck of HMAS AE1. Sixteen of those lost were Britons. More than 1,500 people gathered in…...

OSI Expands in Canberra, Australia

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has officially opened its newest office in Canberra, Australia. Located in the suburb of Fyshwick, the Canberra office will accommodate OSI’s business development,… [[ This is a content summary only....

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