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US Navy hospital ship deploys for Venezuela mission

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), the US Navy’s 272-meter hospital ship, got underway from Naval Station Norfolk on June 14 to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean…. [[ This is...

F125 frigate Baden-Württemberg joins German Navy

The F125 frigate Baden-Württemberg entered service with the German Navy on 17 June 2019 following a commissioning ceremony in the presence of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has...

UK sets out vision for ‘Intelligent Warship’ technologies

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is soliciting proposals for novel concepts aimed at integrating ‘intelligent systems’ into future warships. Being competed through the MoD’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) programme, the Intelligent Ship...

Italian Cabinet releases funds for defence procurement

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development, alongside the Ministry of Defence, agreed on 13 June to allocate more than EUR7.2 billion (US8.1 billion) toward long-term defence procurement. The funds should allow the armed forces to...

South Korea’s first KSS-3 submarine begins sea trials

Key Points South Korea has begun sea trials for its first KSS-3 diesel-electric submarine The Republic of Korea Navy is on track to receive the land-attack cruise missile-capable vessel by 2020 South Korea’s Daewoo...

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Italy launches first PPA ship Paolo Thaon di Revel

Paolo Thaon di Revel, the first unit in a new class of Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ships (abbreviated to PPA in Italian), was launched on Saturday, June 15. The launching ceremony took… [[...

Defense Bills Concerned With Columbia Schedule

Both the House and Senate defense authorization bills, approved by their respective armed services committees, directed reports and briefings on the Columbia-class submarine program due to schedule and cost concerns. The Senate Armed Services...

Third Royal Navy OPV HMS Trent completes sea trials

HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels has completed her sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. HMS Trent was put through her paces between Arran, Bute… [[...

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