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A Tough National Defense Strategy

The National Defense Strategy, released this morning, may be the single most important document penned by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It encapsulates the Trump Administration’s defense policies in one place for the first time...

Sweden buys back previously sold Gotland submarine base

Swedish Armed Forces have bought back a submarine base in Fårösund, Gotland, after it had been sold in the 2000s as part of defense cuts. This was announced by the Swedish Fortifications Agency (SFA)…...

Canada awards destroyer disposal contract

Ontario-based Marine Recycling Corporation has landed a CAD$5.7 million contract for the disposal of former Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. The Canadian government announced the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

US Coast Guard orders further 20 response boats

The US Coast Guard has contracted Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for the delivery of further 20 response boats-small II (RB-S IIs). The latest contract is worth approximately $8 million and is part of a…...

US Naval Surface Forces head steps down

US Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden stepped down from his position on January 18 in the aftermath of US Navy destroyer collisions in the Pacific in 2017. Rowden stepped down… [[...

Royal Australian Navy welcomes new fleet commander

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead relieved Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy in a ceremony aboard fleet flagship HMAS Canberra on January 19. More than a thousand officers… [[...

UK, France reinforce defence co-operation

The UK-French summit held at the UK’s Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst on 18 January reinforced defence co-operation between the two European nuclear powers. The summit agreed to the creation of a permanent UK-France...

MV Asterix refuels RCN ship for the first time

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) new support tanker, MV Asterix , has successfully conducted its first fuel transfer to an RCN ship at sea. The Project Resolve vessel made its first transfer of fuel...

USN quantifies costs of post-collision fixes

It will cost the US Navy (USN) between USD600 million and USD800 million during the five-year defence plan to address recommendations made in the wake of recent surface-ship collisions in the Western Pacific, Admiral...

CNO touts BMD potential of Aegis

Admiral John Richardson, the US chief of naval operations, said he is confident about the ability of the Aegis combat system aboard appropriately outfitted US guided-missile destroyers and cruisers to conduct ballistic missile defence...

Brazil advances submarine construction

Brazil is preparing to integrate, finish, and test the first three unified hull sections for Riachuelo (S-40), Brazil’s first of four planned diesel-electric attack submarines, at the Itaguaí shipyard. The hull sections were moved...

RoKN’s seventh KSS-2 submarine to start operations in May

The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) seventh air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric attack submarine will be operationally deployed from May this year, according to statement issued by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program...

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