China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft ...

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US Navy, Air Force in first-ever P-8A refueling

The U.S. Navy and Air Force achieved a historic milestone last week when an Air Force KC-135 tanker refueled the ...

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Thai government OKs acquisition of one Chinese submarine

The Royal Thai Government has approved the acquisition of one Chinese Yuan-class submarine for around $US391 ...

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Report: Canberra-class LHD damages caused by faulty upkeep

Faulty maintenance works are reportedly the reason why the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing ...

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Australian Navy receives first Cape-class patrol boat

The Royal Australian Navy received its first Cape-class patrol boat during a delivery ceremony held at ...

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France starts construction of five FTI frigates

French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday authorized shipbuilder DCNS to start the construction of ...

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Indian Navy tests BrahMos land attack missile

The Indian Navy announced it has carried out a maiden firing of the land attack version of the BrahMos supersonic ...

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Video: German F 125 frigate tests RAM, Harpoon missiles

The German Navy recently shared a video of its giant 7,000-ton frigate FGS Baden-Württemberg conducting further ...

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UK MoD awards MBDA £539M in missile contracts

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded missile manufacturer MBDA a total of £539 million worth of contracts for ...

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Work begins on Royal Navy's fifth River-class OPV

Works on the Royal Navy’s fifth follow-on River-class offshore patrol vessel began with a steel cutting ...

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US Coast Guard receives 23rd FRC 'Benjamin Dailey'

The U.S. Coast Guard received its 23rd fast response cutter (FRC), Benjamin Dailey, in a ceremony in Key West, ...

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Italian Navy receives sixth FREMM frigate

The Italian Navy received its sixth FREMM frigate from Fincantieri during a ceremony held at the ...

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New K130 corvettes too expensive for German defense ministry

German Braunschweig-class corvette deploys to UNIFIL mission, Lebanon

Germany’s accelerated acquisition of five additional K130 corvettes could get stalled following a report that ...

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HNLMS Karel Doorman returns to sea after engine repairs

HNLMS Karel Doorman, the largest ship in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy, has taken to sea again ...

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Video: Russian frigate tests Shtil-1 missile during trials

Admiral Makarov, the third Project 11356 frigate built for the Russian Navy at the Yantar shipyard, is currently ...

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Australian Navy MATV completes sea trials

The Australian Navy’s Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore has completed sea trials, Dutch ...

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Construction starts on new Russian Navy ice patrol ship

Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards started construction of a new ice-class patrol ship with an official ...

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First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 arrives to Egypt

The first TKMS-built Type 209/1400 submarine built for the Egyptian Navy has arrived to the naval base in ...

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Polish Navy contracts Saab for RBS15 Mk3 missile maintenance

Polish Naval Port Gdynia contracted Sweden’s Saab for the maintenance and logistic support of the Polish ...

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South Korea completes development of land attack missile

South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon ...

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Australian Navy to get electronic warfare simulators

In preparation for deploying a common electronic warfare sensor suite across the future fleet, the Royal Australian ...

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US Coast Guard decommissions fourth Hamilton-class cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is set to decommission its eighth high endurance cutter USCGC Morngethau during a ceremony at ...

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GA to deliver lithium-ion batteries for US Navy SAHRV

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to provide its lithium-ion ...

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Turkish Navy commissions first Bayraktar-class landing ship

The Turkish Navy commissioned the lead ship of a new class of landing ships, TCG Bayraktar, on April 14, Turkish ...

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USS Gerald R. Ford starts preparations for acceptance trials

The lead ship of the next generation of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has ...

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Australian Navy retires Skeletor ASW helicopter

The Royal Australian Navy has retired the Seahawk helicopter ‘Skeletor’ after more than 28 years of ...

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