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Larsen & Toubro launches second Indian Coast Guard OPV

Indian shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro launched the second offshore patrol vessel for the Indian Coast Guard at its Kattupalli shipyard near Chennai on January 20. The vessel is named CGS Vijaya and… [[ This...

US 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney visits Malta

The US Navy’s forward-deployed command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) pulled into Valletta, Malta, on January 19, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. During her time in Valletta, Mount Whitney… [[ This is...

China Readying New Catapult for 3rd Aircraft Carrier

China is likely to use an electromagnetic catapult for fighter jets on its third aircraft carrier, experts said on Thursday. The world’s leading electromagnetic catapult technology was developed by a team led by Ma...

Chinese navy’s amphibious capabilities continue to grow

China’s latest 20,000-tonne Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) vessel was launched on 20 January at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. It is the sixth ship of the class and joins the previous...

Twenty companies receive Brazilian corvette RFP

Twenty naval contractors have received requests for proposals (RFPs) from the Brazilian Navy’s Programs Management Directorate for four Tamandaré-class general-purpose corvettes. Interested companies were asked to submit proposals by 18 May, with a shortlist...

France, Italy, UK renew ISS contract with Eurosam

The governments of France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, under the auspices of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), have signed a new five-year In Service Support (ISS) contract with Eurosam – a...

China launches sixth Type 071 LPD

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard has launched the sixth Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) vessel on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The platform entered the water on 21 January, according to...

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