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BAE Systems buys UUV maker Riptide

Shipbuilder and defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has acquired key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions (Riptide), the maker of small unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and… [[ This is a content summary only....

First phase of Baltic Protector wraps up in Denmark

Marines from a number of European countries raided the coast of Denmark for the conclusion of first stage of the two-month Baltic Sea maneuver Baltic Protector. British Royal Marines and their Dutch… [[ This...

France reports surging defence export orders

The French government has reported that orders for defence equipment jumped by 31.4% to EUR9.12 billion (USD10.26 billion) in 2018, an increase on 2017’s EUR6.94 billion. Key programmes that entered into force during the...

Australia initiates advanced materials project

Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) has initiated a programme to engage with domestic industry and academia to develop advanced materials for military applications. The DoD said on 5 June that it has selected seven...

House Panel Looks To End Ford Carrier Cost Cap

The House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee is looking to repeal the cost cap imposed on the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, contending they have not actually constrained costs and have not...

House Panel Looks To End Ford Carrier Cost Cap

The House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee is looking to repeal the cost cap imposed on the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, contending they have not actually constrained costs and have not...

HMS Queen Elizabeth to be committed to NATO

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth , will be made available to NATO under the alliance’s Readiness Initiative when it becomes operational in 2021, outgoing prime minister Theresa May announced on...

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