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Australia’s ASC cuts jobs as AWD work winds down

Australian shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) is likely to lay off more than 200 workers as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) winds down. As informed, the NUSHIP Sydney would… [[ This is...

Saudi Arabia to buy five Spanish Avante 2200 corvettes

Saudi Arabia will buy five Avante 2200 Corvettes from the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia, an Israel Defense newspaper reporting. The Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Spanish firm Navantia on April 12, 2018, signed...

New Royal Navy tanker joins maiden warfare drill

The first in a new class of Royal Navy tankers – the RFA Tidespring – arrived at the Royal Navy’s Faslane base for her first visit to the Scottish establishment and for her first…...

Australia launches “Defence Industrial Capability Plan”

The Australian government on April 23 released its Defence Industrial Capability Plan which is aimed at developing a “robust, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

US Coast Guard commissions 27th fast response cutter

The US Coast Guard commissioned USCGC Richard Snyder, its 27th fast response cutter (FRC), in a ceremony inAtlantic Beach, North Carolina, April 20. The cutter is the first FRC stationed in Atlantic… [[ This...

India continues to consider Russian equipment

The head of the Indian Ministry of Defence’s acquisition division has travelled to Russia to discuss defence industrial co-operation between the two nations, a notable move following New Delhi’s 20 April confirmation that it...

Australia releases new defence industrial plan

The Australian government released a new Defence Industrial Capability Plan on 23 April, with a focus on developing sovereign capabilities that aims to bolster the nation’s domestic industry over the next 10 years. The...

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