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Report: Korean Marine Corps may add new LPX ship, UAVs

The Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) has unveiled the possibility of adding a large platform experimental-type ship and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in an effort to improve amphibious and… [[ This is a...

Indonesian Navy fast missile boat sinks off Sorong

Indonesian Navy’s fast missile boat KRI Rencong (622) sank on Tuesday after catching fire off Sorong, West Papua. The incident occurred while the vessel was patrolling in the waters some 20… [[ This is...

Biennial drill Kakadu wraps up in Darwin

Australia’s largest maritime exercise has wrapped up in the Top End, following an intensive two weeks of realistic and challenging engagements from the air and the sea. This year, a total of 23… [[...

Navy Readies Ships To Help Hurricane Florence Victims

As the Navy sorties 30 ships from Norfolk and surrounding bases, a few ships will be heading back in short order to assist in the cleanup. The amphibious ships USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington,...

RoKMC mulls acquiring aircraft-carrying transport ship

The Republic of Korea Marine Corps (RoKMC) is considering the introduction of a large transport ship capable of carrying aircraft, the Yonhap news agency quoted RoKMC chief Lieutenant General Jun Jin-goo as saying during...

India’s GRSE set for share sale

Indian naval shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) will launch an initial public offering (IPO) on 24 September, the company has announced. The IPO – the latest in a series of Indian defence...

Ukraine reinforces its presence in Azov Sea

The Ukrainian Armed Forces has begun strengthening its naval presence in the Sea of Azov, local media report. The first of three Project 58155 ‘Gyurza-M’ armoured gun boats was transferred by road transporter (there...

Serco Awarded $51 Million Contract For Shipboard CIWS Support

IT service management company Serco, Inc. said on Tuesday it’s been awarded a $51 million single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue providing installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on U.S....

Japan Intercepts Target Missile In First Aegis SM-3 IB Test

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer successfully conducted its first Aegis missile defense intercept test with the Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IB off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday. The test, called...

German Navy frigate Augsburg to join operation Sophia

The German Navy’s frigate Augsburg (F213) will set sail for the Mediterranean Sea next week to participate in the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia. The Bremen-class ship is scheduled to depart… [[ This is a...

EC eyes 10,000-strong European Border and Coast Guard by 2020

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled a new proposal for the 10,000-strong European Border and Coast Guard to help better protect European borders and tackle migration. The… [[ This is a content summary...

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