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Iran transfers ship to Konarak base

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) vessel Konarak is now based in the city after which it is named, the Iranian media reported on 8 October. Described in the media reports as a...

Australia, Japan to deepen defence collaboration

Japan and Australia have agreed to deepen defence collaboration in areas including military equipment, science, and technologies. A joint statement – issued on 10 October following meetings in Sydney between the two countries’ ministers...

Turkish-hosted ASW drill Mavi Balina wraps up

The Turkish Navy-hosted exercise Mavi Balina concluded on October 9, after a week of evolutions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Mavi Balina consisted of a port phase which started September 27 and… [[ This...

US Navy names two more littoral combat ships

The US Navy announced the names of further two littoral combat ships (LCS) on October 9. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said the next Independence-variant LCS would be named USS Santa…...

JFD unveils new Stealth CDLSE MCM rebreather

Underwater systems developer JFD has launched a new life support equipment rebreather dubbed the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (extended duration). The new rebreathers are used primarily for mine… [[ This is a content...

Three bid for BE/NL MCM replacement programme

Three industry teams have bid to provide Belgium and the Netherlands (BE/NL) with a next-generation stand-off mine countermeasures (MCM) capability based on mother ships employing a ‘toolbox’ of unmanned MCM systems. Being led by...

Three navies kick off exercise Mare Aperto 2018

The second multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto in 2018 has begun in the Mediterranean Sea, with the participation of the Italian, French and the US navies. The exercise, designed to improve… [[ This is...

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