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USN bolsters Laser Maverick stockpile

Key Points The USN is purchasing more AGM-65E2/L laser-guided Maverick close-air-support missiles The out-of-production laser-guided Maverick was recently reconstituted by the USAF as a result of operational experience during Operation ‘Iraqi Freedom’ The US...

China building 10,000-tonne coastguard cutters

China is building two large coastguard ships with displacements estimated to be 10,000 tonnes, Chinese military news websites reported on 13 October. The ships are under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai and...

UTC’s Cloud Cap Technology to support US Navy’s ISR programme

Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) has selected UTC Aerospace Systems’ Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400 imaging payloads to support the US Navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programme. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Australia requests CIWS Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrade from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of close-in weapon system (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrade kits and associated equipment, parts, training and...

India Cancels Navy LUH Tender; Issues New Request

India has canceled yet another light utility helicopter (LUH) global tender, this time for the Navy, which has rushed to float a new request for information to domestic companies for the troubled program, said...

HMS Caroline to Become a Floating Museum

The last remaining British survivor of the First World War, and of the Battle of Jutland still afloat, is looking at a future as a floating museum. HMS Caroline, a decommissioned C-class light… [[...

Greenert: Naval Coalitions Can Benefit Maritime Security

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy encourages increased collaboration with other navies to secure the high seas, an idea that should be part of a comprehensive discussion within the defense community abou… …read more Source::...

Kuwaiti Official: Gulf States Plan Joint Naval Force

Arab states in the Gulf plan to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defense official said on Wednesday, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighboring Iran. …read more Source:: Defense...

Philippines Host Three JTS Warships

Three warships from the Japanese Training Squadron (JTS) arrived in Manila, Philippines, on Monday to promote camaraderie and strengthen bilateral relations with Philippine Navy (PN) counterparts. PN… [[ This is a content summary only....

RFA Argus Prepares to Fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus is preparing for a journey to Sierra Leone as part of the UK’s leading role in response to the Ebola outbreak. The members of the Royal Navy, Royal...

India Strengthens Ties with Kenya

Three of the four Indian Naval ships which are on a two-month long Overseas Deployment to East Africa and the South Indian Ocean region arrived in Mombasa on 15 October. INS Mumbai, INS Talwar...

NATO MARCOM Commander Visits Norfolk and the Pentagon

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE, paid official visits to Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, and U.S. Navy leaders in Norfolk and… [[ This is a...

NAVAIR Awards F135 Propulsion Systems Contract

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engine has been awarded a $591,9 million modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target Low Rate Initial Production… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Transhield Protective Covers

Transhield protective covers contain unique, patented VCI cover technology due to its higher VCI concentration. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

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