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China targets export market with latest submarine designs

Key Points Buoyed by recent successes with the Pakistan and Thai navies, Chinese naval shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has recently unveiled a slew of new submarine concepts targeted at the export market New...

US, Japan, South Korea to hold anti-missile drill

The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold a two-day anti-missile drill starting on 11 December amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The Ministry of Defense in...

Gotland MLU programme targets mid-2018 sea trials

Key Points HSwMS Gotland and HSwMS Halland are receiving a mid-life modernisation under a SEK2.1 billion contract Both boats are receiving an additional 2 m hull section being inserted by means of a ‘cut...

Australia moves ASC workers onto submarine programme

The Australian government announced on 11 December a plan to move 200 workers employed by state-owned shipyard ASC from its programme to build Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to...

Aselsan aims Asian expansion through Malaysian subsidiary

Turkish defence firm Aselsan is aiming to position its new subsidiary in Malaysia to support regional expansion, with an initial focus on remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS). A company official confirmed to Jane’s on 8...

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German tanker Rhön concludes NATO SNMG1 mission

German Navy tanker FGS Rhön is scheduled to return to its homeport in Wilhelmshaven on December 12, concluding a four-month deployment to the Mediterranean and North Sea. The ship spent four months… [[ This...

US marks 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

The US Pacific Fleet hosted a Commemoration Ceremony on December 7 to mark the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the ceremony, Navy Adm. Scott H. Swift told an audience of...

Colombia’s Cotecmar, Thales sign cooperation agreement

Colombian state-owned company Cotecmar and French defense company Thales renewed their partnership with a new agreement which will see the two companies increase cooperation on Colombian naval and… [[ This is a content summary...

Canada rejects Fincantieri-Naval Group warships offer

Canada has rejected an offer from a consortium of French and Italian shipbuilders to build 15 warships to renew its naval fleet, the group said Thursday. Naval Group and Fincatieri proposed building the new...

MASA enhances SWORD training system

MASA revealed a number of developments in its SWORD constructive simulation command and staff training system at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando. The latest iteration of SWORD, version...

UK amphibious plans come under fire

Proposals to retire the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) two landing platform docks (LPDs) and reduce the size of the Royal Marines (RM) have come under fire from retired officers and academic experts during a...

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