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Fincantieri sets up company in Qatar

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has established a subsidiary in Qatar which will be “the focal point” of all the services and after sales activities on the naval vessels of the group in… [[ This is...

This is how Navy SEALs swim out of a submerged submarine

NORFOLK NAVAL STATION, Va. – During our recent tour of the USS John Warner nuclear-powered submarine, we got a chance to see a small compartment known as a “lockout trunk.” Business Insider reports. …read...

Saab acquires naval shipyard, composites specialist

Swedish defence company Saab announced three acquisitions on 21 and 22 December with capabilities gained in naval construction and advanced composite materials. The first two transactions saw Saab conclude an agreement, effective on 29...

Prince of Wales floats out ahead of schedule

The UK Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier was officially launched on 21 December, achieving another milestone for the construction programme. The future HMS Prince of Wales , originally planned to launch in...

Japan holds rare ASW exercise with Canadian submarine

Key Points The Japanese and Canadian navies have completed a rare bilateral ASW exercise Activity improves interoperability between the two services, and further strengthens Canadian presence in the Asia-Pacific region The Japan Maritime Self...

Lawmakers Push Two-Carrier Procurement

Over 100 members of Congress, led by the leadership of the House Armed Service Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, pushed Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday to request a dual aircraft carrier...

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