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Russian frigate Admiral Kasatonov begins state trials

The Russian Navy’s second Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Kasatonov, has begun state trials ahead of the ship’s delayed delivery which is expected to take place by the end of the year…. [[ This is...

US Navy receives final C-40 aircraft

The US Navy has taken delivery of the 17th and the final planned C-40 aircraft from Boeing. The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) took delivery of the navy’s 16th aircraft in June and 17th…...

General Dynamics’ revenue, profit both rise 7.3%

General Dynamics reported on 23 October that its revenue and net earnings both rose 7.3% in the third quarter of 2019 owing to robust growth in a majority of its business groups. Revenue at...

MADEX 2019: LIG Nex1 unveils Sea Sword II USV

South Korea’s LIG Nex1 is exhibiting a full-scale prototype of its Hae Gum II (Sea Sword II) unmanned surface vessel (USV) for the first time at the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition (MADEX 2019)...

Navy Officials Name New Civilian Sustainment Leader

The Navy has selected Sean Burke, the deputy program executive officer for tactical air programs, to serve as the new service’s deputy assistant secretary for sustainment (DASN-S). Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition...

Former USCG Island-class cutters arrive in Ukraine

The cutters will enter Ukrainian Navy service as Sloviansk (P190) and Starobilsk (P191). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more Read...

Surface Warships Global Market Report

Defence IQ have released the annual Surface Warships Global Market Report – download a copy here. The current Surface Warship market is booming with a forecast of $155.16 billion over the next… [[ This...

5th Fleet Hosts International Maritime Exercise

The U.S. Navy announced the International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19) is starting with personnel and assets from over 50 countries and seven international organizations on Oct. 21. This will be the sixth IMX,...

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