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Brazil considers helicopter carrier modernisation

The Brazilian Navy has started initial studies for the installation of new systems meant to improve its PHM Atlantico (A140) multipurpose helicopter carrier. The potential modernisation would improve key capabilities of the navy’s flagship...

Italy begins Typhoon deployment to Iceland

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has deployed an undisclosed number of Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Keflavik Airbase to conduct NATO air policing and training duties over Iceland. The deployment for...

Brazil seeks to upgrade Barroso corvette

The Brazilian Navy plans to extend the life of one of its front-line combat ships, Barroso (V34). The modernisation will significantly increase the ship’s capabilities and extend its service life, although the navy has...

Navy FY ’20 Budget Lays Out Frigate Schedule And Costs

The Navy’s detailed FY 2020 budget request documents, released Monday, spell out what the service expects future guided-missile frigate, FFG(X), construction and shipbuilding funding and timelines will be over the next several years The...

Japan commissions tenth Soryu-class submarine JS Shoryu

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force welcomed its tenth Soryu-class submarine into service in a delivery and commissioning ceremony in Kobe on March 18. The submarine was delivered by Japanese… [[ This is a...

USS Harry S. Truman returns to sea, again

US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk on March 16. This is the third time the ship is getting underway in less than a year. The…...

Fire breaks out aboard US Navy ship in Bahrain

US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) experienced a fire aboard while it was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on March 14. The navy said there were no personnel… [[...

Brazilian Navy works to grow its aviation wing

Brazil is upgrading or buying a series of new aviation assets as it has commissioned new amphibious ships and aspires to grow its navy’s reach. The Brazilian Navy commissioned NDM Bahia (G40) landing platform...

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