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Washington Navy Yard Hosts CNIC Change of Command

More than 500 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ceremony for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on Friday, Oct. 24 at Admiral Leutze Park on the Washington Navy… [[ This is...

Brazil signs for 36 Gripen E/F fighters

Key Points Brazil’s contract for 36 Gripen E/F fighters makes it the first export customer for the type. As well as signing for the aircraft, Brazil and Saab have agreed a 10-year industrial co-operation...

Teledyne reaches deal for Oceanside

Teledyne has acquired Oceanscience, both based in California, the company announced on 23 October. Teledyne declined to provide the value of the deal, but will bring Oceanscience’s technologies in oceanographic and hydrographic equipment under...

Navantia gets deal to study frigates for Australia

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned ship builder, announced on 23 October that it had signed a deal to study the SEA 5000 future frigate programme. The contract is designed to support research into adding radar...

Iran’s naval chief visits Beijing

The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s (IRIN) and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) met in Beijing on 23 October to strengthen naval relations between both countries, a PLA-sponsored news outlet...

NATO completes largest naval exercise in five years

NATO completed its largest naval exercise in five years on 26 October, with the Ukraine crisis, the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, and the outcomes of the Wales summit all driving changes in...

Japan Builds Response to Chinese Area-Denial Strategy

Japan’s response to Chinese anti-access/area-denial threats rest on three planks: increasingly large helicopter carriers, next-generation 3,300-ton Soryu-class submarines and new Aegis destroyers. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Italy Closing in on Major Patrol Vessel Deal

The Italian Navy has nearly finalized its design for a new fleet of offshore multipurpose patrol vessels, one step in a massive 20-year, €5.8 billion (US $7.3 billion) funding package. …read more Source:: Defense...

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