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NAVSEA tests market for riverine boats

Officials at US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) are conducting market research to determine the availability of 20 centre console boats for the riverine forces of an unidentified Spanish-speaking country. A request for information...

GD to build first 17 launch tubes for future Trident submarines

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat was been awarded a USD83.8 million contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-2128 to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) for the US Navy’s (USN’s) Ohio replacement...

Euronaval 2014: LCAT launches new options for French Navy

Key Points L-CAT gives new amphibious choices for French Navy, operational experience shows Concept delivers both high speed and high payload The Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) variable-draft L-CAT (amphibious landing catamaran) is...

Russian Navy conducts first Bulava training launch

A Bulava (SS-NX-32) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was successfully launched from the Borey-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky on 29 October. The boat made the launch while submerged in the Barents Sea, and the missile’s warheads...

Pakistan requests GRC43M cutters from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of global response cutters (GRC43M), support and associated equipment to Pakistan. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

China slams sale of six MCMVs to Taiwan

Key Points China has protested at the inclusion of foreign components and systems in six MCMVs to be built for RoCN The MCMVs will likely form a key component of Taiwan’s defence against China’s...

China completes sea trials for Nigerian OPV

China has completed sea trials of a 95 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Nigerian Navy (NN), a Chinese state-run media outlet reported on 29 October. The vessel, with pennant number...

Is Islamic State Group Getting Into the Piracy Business?

An expert is downplaying concerns raised last week by the United Arab Emirates that Islamic State militants could unite with al-Shabab terrorists and expand to the seas, since no evidence has been established of...

Top News of the Week Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

TGEX Comes to an End

Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two-week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California. The exercise, led by U.S. 3rd Fleet gave Carrier Strike Group… [[ This...

Top News of the Week of Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

F-35 Ahoy! Navy Version Of JSF Faces Nimitz’s Tests

WASHINGTON: The next two weeks will be enormously important for the Navy’s carrier-based version of the Joint Strike Fighter as two F-35Cs undergo extensive testing operating from the USS Nimitz. The Navy has been...

Insitu Launches New ScanEagle 2 UAS

The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has become one of the most widely used and recognized light reconnaissance vehicles around the world, and after 10 years in operation is used by at least 17...

Spanish Navy’s ‘Navarra’ Trains with Tanzanian Navy

The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Navarra’ integrated into the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean has organized a training session with Tanzanian Navy servicemen during a port visit to… [[ This is a content...

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