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South Korea redeploys Patriot unit to central Seoul

South Korea has redeployed a Patriot missile unit from a southeastern region to central Seoul, the Yonhap News Agency reported on 7 January Operated by the Republic of Korea Air Force, the unit, which...

Egypt deploys Ka-52s on Mistral LHD

The Egyptian military released footage of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters operating from one of its Mistral landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships for the first time on 4 January. Two Ka-52s were seen...

Moog partners Escribano on Australian projects

The Australian subsidiary of United States-based Moog Inc has partnered with Spanish defence manufacturing company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering to collaborate on defence projects for Australian and Asia-Pacific markets. Moog said in a recent...

Chinese navy commissions another Type 056A-class corvette

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned another anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Type 056A (Jiangdao)-class corvette on 31 December. It was the third ship of the class to be commissioned that month. The latest vessel...

Malaysia commissions first Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship

Key Points The Royal Malaysian Navy has commissioned its first Chinese-built warship The vessel will be homeported in Sepanggar, in East Malaysia The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has commissioned its first Keris-class Littoral Mission...

South Korea decommissions Ulsan, Pohang-class warships

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has decommissioned two Ulsan-class frigates, and a Pohang-class corvette. The decommissioned frigates are Masan (955) and Gyeongbuk (956), while the corvette is Suncheon (767). All three warships were...

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