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US Navy kicks off with mine modernisation effort

The US Navy (USN) is embarking on a major recapitalisation of its offensive mining portfolio to deny freedom of movement to adversary forces in a future high-end conflict. Speaking at the Surface Navy Association...

Two more Type 056A corvettes enter service with PLAN

Two more anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Type 056A (Jiangdao)-class corvettes have entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The first, Lu’an (pennant number 611), was commissioned on 18 January, while Liaocheng (608) was...

India’s Reliance Naval faces insolvency battle

Indian naval shipbuilder Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited (RNEL) faces insolvency proceedings, the company confirmed to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 20 January. RNEL, based in Mumbai, said in a BSE filing that...

31st Marine expeditionary unit completes MEU exercise

During the regularly-scheduled exercise after the Battalion Landing Team’s relief-in-place, components of the 31st MEU planned and executed full-mission profiles. The exercise is designed to simulate missions that the MEU could be tasked with...

U.S. Navy launches newest Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy has launched the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The future USS Cooperstown launched Jan. 19, marking another important...

How Navies are transforming to mitigate the A2AD threat

The proliferation of A2AD threats from state and non-state actors enabled by advances in anti-ship technology have prompted NATO navies and their allies and partners to take action, leading to… [[ This is a...

India test-fires locally developed K-4 SLBM

India’s government-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired on 19 January its locally developed, nuclear-capable K-4 intermediate-range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the country’s east coast to its longest range so far,...

Gremlins demonstrator makes maiden flight

Dynetics, Inc. flew its X-61A Gremlins demonstrator for the first time in late 2019, it was announced on 17 January. A video of the maiden flight released by the company showed the Gremlins Air...

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