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UK Submarine Delivery Agency still short of staff

A shortfall of staff is still affecting the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), which started work in 2018 to oversee and overhaul the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) nuclear submarine building and in-service support programmes. According...

Saab names new Kockums leader

Saab has appointed longtime employee Lars Tossman as the new head of its Kockums naval business area, the Swedish defence company announced on 29 January. Tossman starts his new position on 1 February, replacing...

General Dynamics revenue rises in most segments

General Dynamics saw its revenue rise 3.8% to USD10.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, as gains in four of its five business segments more than offset a decline in the fifth. The...

Cameroon Navy to buy two patrol boats from the US

The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol… [[ This is...

USN takes aim again at carrier force

While the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)’s nuclear refuelling may enjoy the protection of the Trump administration, the US Navy (USN) still is eyeing whether the future US carrier count goal...

USN takes aim again at carrier force

While the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)’s nuclear refuelling may enjoy the protection of the Trump administration, the US Navy (USN) still is eyeing whether the future US carrier count goal...

Turkey reveals more details for Barbaros frigate MLU

The Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) has published further details of the mid-life upgrade (MLU) being undertaken for the country’s MEKO 200 (Track IIA/IIB) Barbaros-class frigates. The four frigates have already completed an...

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