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Russia has serious ambitions for military robotics

MOSCOW – In its mission to modernize its military, the Russian government has made no secret about its plans to have unmanned vehicles and robots be a large part of its forces in the...

Australia starts upgrade of naval base HMAS Stirling

An AUD $367 million project to upgrade the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling got underway on November 10 as Australia’s defense minister Marise Payne and Western Australia senator Slade… [[ This is a...

US Coast Guard offloads 10 tons of cocaine in Florida

US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the… [[...

Singapore Commissions Two New Littoral Mission Vessels

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated at the commissioning ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) RSS Sovereignty and RSS Unity at RSS Singapura – Changi Naval...

Senior retired military officers slam UK defence policy

The entire British Army is “20 years out of date” and the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) anti-submarine warfare capabilities are “inadequate”, according to testimony before a parliamentary committee by three senior retired UK military officers...

USN plans Vulcano GLR firing tests

The US Navy (USN) has revealed plans to fund BAE Systems Land & Armaments to conduct firing tests of the Vulcano guided long-range (GLR) 5 inch (127 mm) projectile from a Mk 45 gun....

Surface Warships Conference

Surface Warships is the world’s premier international conference for all elements of the surface fleet community, including senior serving officers, technical experts and industry leaders This major international event is now in its eigth...

Marines Seek Anti-Ship HIMARS: High Cost, Hard Mission

For the time since December 1941, when Wake Island shore gunners sank the invading destroyer Hayate, Marine Corps artillery wants to kill ships. That could be a big boost for the Navy, which confronts...

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