Saudi Arabia, Spain finalize Avante 2200 corvette deal

Spain and Saudi Arabia have finalized a framework agreement which will see Spanish shipbuilder Navantia deliver ...

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Royal Navy opens Naval Support Facility in Bahrain

A new naval support facility in Bahrain for Royal Navy operations was officially opened in a ceremony on April 5. ...

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Arabian Sea: French destroyer seizes 530 kg of heroine

French Navy destroyer FS Jean de Vienne intercepted 570 kilos of heroine from a dhow in the Arabian Sea, achieving ...

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Qatari Coast Guard orders nine more vessels from ARES, BMT

UK-based engineering consultancy BMT and Turkey’s ARES Shipyard have received a new order from the Qatari Coast ...

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Anadolu Shipyard to build two cadet training ships for Qatar

The Qatar Emiri Naval Forces have ordered two cadet training ships (CTS) from Turkish shipbuilder Anadolu Shipyard ...

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Qatar orders 28 NH90 military helicopters

Qatar’s defense ministry has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of 28 NH90 military ...

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DIMDEX 2018: Fincantieri, Barzan Holdings eye cooperation

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Barzan Holdings, a company wholly owned by the Qatari Ministry of Defense, ...

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US, Iraq, Kuwait naval forces stage Persian Gulf drill

US Navy and Coast Guard units joined Iraqi Navy and Kuwait Naval Force and Coast Guard vessels for a trilateral ...

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DIMDEX: Leonardo unveils new OTO Marlin 40 turret

Italian-based defense contractor Leonardo has unveiled its new OTO Marlin 40 naval turret at the 2018 edition of ...

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CMF: 132 kg of heroin found in another drug bust

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) continued its recent string of success by seizing 132 kgs of heroin in the Arabian ...

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French destroyer seizes more than 4 tons of drugs

On 5 March 2018, the French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne seized over four tons of hashish during an ...

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USS Iwo Jima arrives in Israel for exercise Juniper Cobra

US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrived off the coast of Israel on March 6 ...

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Freire Shipyard to build fisheries patrol vessel for Kuwait

Kuwait’s Marine surveillance department has contracted Spanish shipbuilder Freire Shipyard to build a new ...

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Gulf-based Royal Navy ships join Omani exercise Khunjar Hadd

Three of Britain’s five ships permanently based in the Gulf joined the Americans and French as guests of the ...

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Photo: ITS Carlo Margottini on maiden Suez Canal transit

The Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carlo Margottini, in service since February 2014, recently achieved ...

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France, US conclude Bois Belleau 100 amphibious cooperation

US sailors and marines have concluded two months of cooperation with their French counterparts aboard the French ...

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Qatar Coast Guard's 48-meter patrol boat passes sea trials

Turkish shipbuilder ARES has completed sea trials for the first of two 48-meter patrol boats designed and built for ...

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US approves sale of 15 patrol boats to Kuwait

The US state department has approved the possible sale of 15 fast patrol boats to Kuwait under a contract worth an ...

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Russian task group enters Atlantic en route to Severomorsk

A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean ...

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