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Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer Haguru

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s second Maya-class Aegis destroyer Haguru (DDG 180) was launched in a July 17 ceremony in Yokohama. Built by Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation, the… [[ This is a...

India initiates scheme to boost defence MSMEs

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a scheme to promote the increased participation of domestic small businesses in defence development and production activities. The “scheme for the promotion of MSMEs [micro, small...

UK ramps up LMM firing activities

The UK Royal Navy (RN) in early July conducted pilot surface-to-surface trials of the Thales UK Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) – designated ‘Martlet’ in RN service – from a frigate at an off-shore firing...

France receives sixth FREMM

The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, has announced on its website that it received the sixth Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions (FREMM) frigate, Normandie , for the French Navy in Brest...

OCEA launches new OPV for Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Gabriela Silang (8301) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Claimed to be the largest aluminium-built OPV in the world, Gabriela Silang was craned...

UK to deploy second frigate to Gulf

The UK’s Royal Navy (RN) will deploy a second Type 23 frigate to the Gulf, according to a 16 July announcement by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). “Later in the year, Type 23...

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