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BMWi figures show higher German exports

Germany granted export licences for EUR5.3 billion (USD6.1 billion) worth of defence equipment in the first six months of 2019, surpassing the full-year 2018 total of EUR4.8 billion, according to a report by the...

Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer

Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the...

Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two...

Greece gets green light to buy seven MH-60R helos

The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million. The US approval comes less than six months… [[ This...

Qatari Coast Guard inaugurates main base

The Qatari Coast Guard’s new main base was officially inaugurated on 14 July, a milestone event in the major expansion in the force’s capabilities. Located about 30 km north of Doha and called the...

Naval Group Launches First New French Attack Sub

France’s Naval Group launched the first of six new French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines during a ceremony on Friday, presided over by French president Emmanuel Macron. During the July 12 ceremony, the company launched...

First UK P-8A Poseidon starts test flights

The UK’s first Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first flight, marking another milestone ahead of delivery in early 2020. Following this first test flight, the… [[ This is a...

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