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USS Porter completes maintenance in Spain

U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) on June 16 became the U.S. Navy ship to complete a 60-day Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) at the Rota naval base in Spain…. [[ This is...

Royal Navy BRNC small boats get upgraded engines

Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) boats used for Royal Navy Officer Cadets seamanship training have been upgraded with new engines. The 12 boats, known as motor whalers, have been fitted with a… [[ This...

Royal Navy BRNC small boats get upgraded engines

Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) boats used for Royal Navy Officer Cadets seamanship training have been upgraded with new engines. The 12 boats, known as motor whalers, have been fitted with a… [[ This...

Chinese navy commissions 25th Jiangkai II-class frigate

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its 25th Jiangkai II-class (Type 054A) frigate on 29 June, just six days after the previous ship of the class. Named Wuhu and given pennant number 539,...

UK MoD makes slow progress on civilian job cuts

Nearly two years after identifying a requirement to cut its civilian workforce by 30% by 2020, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has still not put in place a firm plan to downsize its...

Mexican Navy launches new coastal patrol vessel

The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) launched a new Tenochtitlan-class coastal patrol vessel (CPV) at Naval Shipyard 1 on 27 June, SEMAR said in a statement. ARM Chichén-Itzá (PC 340) is the tenth...

US authorisers differ on F-35 funding

Key Points US lawmakers responsible for authorising spending propose different levels for the F-35 They’ll have to work out difference, final funding limits could be lower United States lawmakers responsible for authorising defence spending...

US approves first Taiwan sales under Trump

Key Points US State Department announces Taiwan sales worth about USD1.4 billion New package is the third in six years but US approach to sales draws criticism The US Department of State has approved...

Hensoldt to take over Kelvin Hughes

German defense contractor and sensor manufacturer Hensoldt is to acquire UK radar specialist Kelvin Hughes after owner ECI Partners agreed to sell its investment in the company. The announcement… [[ This is a content...

Hensoldt to take over Kelvin Hughes

German defense contractor and sensor manufacturer Hensoldt is to acquire UK radar specialist Kelvin Hughes after owner ECI Partners agreed to sell its investment in the company. The announcement… [[ This is a content...

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