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Italy launches its last FREMM

Italy’s Fregata Europea Multi-Missione (FREMM) multimission frigate Emilio Bianchi was launched at Fincantieri’s Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa on 25 January 2020, the company and the Italian Ministry of Defence announced later in the...

The Spectacular & Public Collapse of Navy Force Planning

Planning for a 21st century Navy of unmanned vessels, distributed operations, and great power competition has collapsed. Trapped by a 355-ship force goal, a reduced budget, and a fixed counting methodology, the Navy can’t...

MQ-4C Triton Arrives in Pacific Region for First Deployment

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system deployed for the first time Jan. 26, to provide military commanders in the Pacific greater maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data to inform critical decision-making...

China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy

In an international security environment of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has become the top focus of U.S. defense planning and budgeting. China’s navy, which China...

Fincantieri launches tenth Italian FREMM frigate

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched Emilio Bianchi (F589), the tenth and last FREMM frigate to be delivered to the Italian Navy. The launching ceremony took place at the integrated shipyard… [[ This is a...

Australia’s Redarc launches defence company

Australian company Redarc Electronics has established a new firm in the defence sector, it announced on 24 January. Redarc Defence Systems is based in South Australia and is positioned to lead the group’s military-technology...

First Two Triton MQ-4Cs Arrive In Guam

The first two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft arrived in Guam for the first deployment of the aircraft in the Pacific theater. The first Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) squadron, Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19,...

Italian Navy’s Tenth And Final FREMM Frigate Launched

The ceremony for the launch of the frigate “Emilio Bianchi,” the tenth and final ship of the FREMM (European Multi Mission Frigate) class, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa),...

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