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Qatari minister defends acquisition of three fighter types

Qatar’s decision to buy three different types of advanced fighter jets will not create additional financial and manpower burdens, according to Dr Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, the emirate’s minister of state for defence. “If...

India issues RFI for six Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels

India’s Ministry of Defence is acquiring a new class of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to improve the navy’s maritime surveillance and interdiction capabilities, and has issued a request for information (RFI) to finalise specifications...

Pentagon contract protests aren’t frivolous, RAND study finds

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department’s process for buying weapons, goods and services isn’t being overwhelmed or delayed by frivolous contract protests filed by major defense contractors as critics have contended, according to a study...

USS Ross in live fire drills with Royal Moroccan Navy

The US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) joined Royal Moroccan Navy SIGMA frigate Tarek Ben Ziyad for a series of live fire exercises off the Moroccan… [[ This is a...

Wasp deployment could mark USMC operational shift

The US Marine Corps (USMC) expects to transform many of its operational concepts with the arrival of the first ship capable of handling F-35B Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) in Western Pacific waters this month,...

Indonesia, Turkey set to co-develop MALE UAV

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) are close to formalising an agreement to collaborate on developing an armed medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara...

Canadian frigate HMCS St. John’s deploys to NATO SNMG1

Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s departed Naval Station Halifax on January 16 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. The bad weather delayed the frigate’s… [[ This is a content...

Belgium takes the helm of SNMCMG1

The Belgian Navy is now in charge of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) after taking over from the Latvian Navy in a ceremony on January 15. Commander Peter Ramboer of the…...

Pentagon confirms Russia building underwater nuclear drone

WASHINGTON – An internal Pentagon nuclear study confirms Russia is developing an intercontinental-range nuclear-armed underwater drone. The Washington Free Beacon reports. …read more Read more here:: Military & Aerospace (Naval)

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