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Indian Navy welcomes its first woman pilot

The Indian Navy has welcomed its first woman pilot, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi. Shivangi joined naval operations in Kochi naval base on December 2 after completing her operational training, India Today… [[ This is a...

China advances unmanned underwater capabilities

China’s scientific and defence science communities have revealed several active autonomous and unmanned underwater vehicle (AUV and UUV) development programmes within the final quarter of 2019, demonstrating the country’s intent to construct and field...

Japanese shipbuilders form business alliance

Two of Japan’s biggest shipbuilders – Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United (JMU) – have agreed to enter an alliance, the companies announced on 29 November. The move represents the latest in a series...

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New Zealand starts construction of Poseidon base

New Zealand’s defense minister marked the official start of construction works on a new base for the country’s future P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with a sod-turning ceremony on… [[ This is a content...

Navantia teams up with Huisman for Dutch sub contract

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Rotterdam with local company Huisman Equipment to compete for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine replacement programme. The company said the both...

First drugs submarine seized in Spain

Police forces in Spain have seized what is believed to be the first known submarine used to transport drugs into Europe from Latin America. The submarine has been taken to the port of Aldan,...

South Africa hosts Russia, China naval exercise

For the first time the South African Navy is holding a joint exercise with the Russian and Chinese navies. After three days of preparation, the sea phase of Exercise ‘Mosi’ began on 28 November...

US Navy Boxer amphibious group returns home

The sailors and marines of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport of San Diego, Nov. 27, following a successful seven-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet operating… [[ This...

Pakistan launches fourth Azmat-class fast attack craft

Pakistan’s state-owned Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) launched on 27 November the fourth missile-capable Azmat-class fast attack craft (FAC(M)) on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN). The ship, which is expected to have...

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