South Korean HHI to build two frigates for the Philippines

A HHI rendering of the 2,600-ton frigate to be built for the Philippine Navy

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today that it signed a contract to build two ...

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NATO minehunters visit Algeria

HS Aliakmon is the flagship of SNMCMG2

Ships from NATO’s Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) completed a port visit to Algiers, Algeria ...

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Allies test guns during Joint Warrior

Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth was joined by French FS Primauguet and Spain’s EPS Victoria ...

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US Coast Guard receives 20th fast response cutter

Sister ship of the Lawrence Lawson, Margaret Norwell. Photo: Bollinger Shipyards

The U.S. Coast Guard received the 20th fast response cutter (FRC), named after Lawrence Lawson, in Florida, October ...

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Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 concludes in Singapore

Ships from the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) member-nations participating in Exercise Bersama Lima in the South China Sea. Photo: Singapore Ministry of Defense

The Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise Bersama Lima 2016 concluded on October 21. Bersama Lima was conducted ...

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LM contracts Ultra Electronics for work on MK 48 torpedo

An MK 48 ADCAP torpedo is unloaded from the fast-attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760). Photo: US Navy

Lockheed Martin has awarded a $6.6 million contract to Ultra Electronics’ subsidiary Ocean Systems for work ...

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US Navy commissions newest Freedom-variant LCS USS Detroit

Sailors assigned to USS Detroit (LCS 7) man their ship and bring her to life during the commissioning ceremony on the Detroit River on Oct. 22. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, Detroit (LCS 7), became the newest LCS to join the U.S. Navy fleet during an ...

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Austal CEO: We don’t do what everybody else does


With an order book of over $3 billion, Austal is the only Australian company to make it into the top 100 defence ...

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USS Nimitz cleared to deploy fighter jets again

An F/A -18F Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while an EA-18G Growler from the "Gray Wolves" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 stands by. Photo: US Navy

Aircraft can once again take off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) after the ship earned ...

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UK's first Successor submarine to be named HMS Dreadnought


Her Majesty The Queen has given her consent for the first of the next-generation nuclear-missile-armed ...

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Collins-class submarine review shows increased effectiveness

A 1997-photo of HMAS Collins arriving in Freemantle Harbour. Photo: Australian Department of Defence

Improved strategies in the sustainment of Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines have allowed the ...

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Japan, UK, US Navy chiefs sign maritime cooperation treaty

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson; First Sea Lord, United Kingdom Royal Navy, Adm. Phillip Jones; and Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, meet in the Pentagon for a trilateral maritime discussion. Photo: US Navy

UK’s Royal Navy is likely to join Japan and U.S. in their South China Sea patrols following a trilateral ...

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Unmanned Warrior 2016 concludes

Scott Wiltermood, INSITU demonstration team manager, carries an MQ-27A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle after landing at Benbecula Rangehead. Photo: US Navy

The Royal Navy-hosted review of unmanned technologies which took place on the West Coast of Scotland concluded on ...

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Qatar’s Coast Guard receives first batch of patrol boats

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Qatar’s Coast Guard Command has taken delivery of the first in a series of 17 Ares-built composite hull boats. ...

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USS Mount Whitney concludes engagement in Romania

The U.S. command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) participates in a bilateral passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Romanian Navy corvette Admiral Eustatiu Sebastian (F-264). Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) took part in a passing exercise ...

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France, UK begin manufacturing phase of joint MCM programmme

French company ECA Group will supply six autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) derived from the A27-M AUV during this stage. Photo: ECA Group

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) are continuing their collaboration ...

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OSI to deliver bridge systems for new Australian oilers

Illustration, Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Canadian OSI Maritime Systems to supply two integrated bridge systems ...

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Royal Navy frigate starts month-long break in South Africa

HMS Portland with the Simonsberg in the background. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland is currently in Simonstown, South Africa, where the crew started ...

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Future destroyer 'Rafael Peralta' completes Alpha trials

The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) sets sail for the first time to conduct initial at-sea builder's trials off the coast of Maine. Photo: General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works

The U.S. Navy said its future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha ...

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US, UK minehunters team up for Persian Gulf MCM drills

U.S. and Royal Navy mine countermeasures ships with two MH-53 helicopters from HM-15 Detachment Two during US-UK Mine Countermeasures Exercise 17-1. Photo: US Navy

Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a ...

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Royal Malaysian Navy picks Terma radars for Lekiu frigates

Royal Malaysian Navy frigates RMN Jebat (FF 29) and RMN Lekiu (FF 30) sail in formation with  USS George Washington during a transit of the Andaman Sea in 2012. Photo: US Navy

The Royal Malaysian Navy has selected Terma’s Scanter 6000 radar as their combined navigation and helicopter ...

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Airbus, DCNS team up to develop the French Navy aerial drone

Photo: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and DCNS have signed an agreement to collaborate on designing the future tactical component of ...

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Czech Gripen fighter jets train with NATO ships

Photo: NATO/Czech Air Force

A Czech squadron of Gripen fighter jets have reached the second week of their air-maritime integration and carried ...

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US and Royal Navy officers discuss carrier operations

L-R: Captain Crawford USN, Vice Admiral Crawford USN, Commander Saybolt USN, Mr Jason Lawrence, Commander Park RN, Captain Wright RN, Commodore Jameson OBE RN, Commander Farrant RN. Photo: Royal Navy

Senior lawyers from the US Navy and the Royal Navy met at the stone frigate HMS Excellent for formal joint talks ...

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USS Essex upgraded for F-35B operations

USS Essex. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy is currently modifying its Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) to make it capable of ...

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US Navy helicopter squadron conducts mine warfare drills

The MH-53E Sea Dragon departs the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) flight line over St. Andrews Bay for an Airborne Mine Countermeasures mission off the coast of Panama City, Florida on Oct. 6, 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s helicopter mine countermeasures squadron (HM) 15 carried out annual airborne mine countermeasures ...

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