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    Homeland receives third Damen patrol vessel

    31st August 2017

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has taken delivery of a third Damen 3307 patrol vessel in Lagos, Nigeria, Damen announced on 29 August.  Guardian 3, along ...

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    Saab reveals new submarine models

    31st August 2017

    Saab Kockums is looking to tap into an expanding submarine market with two alternative boat types announced during its annual submarine seminar. The Swedish company expects ...

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    Taiwan’s coast guard outlines 10-year buildup

    29th August 2017

    Taiwan’s Executive Yuan approved the Coast Guard Administration’s TWD$50 billion ($1.7 billion) ‘Forward-looking Vessels Buildup Plan’ on 23 August, which will see 141 cutters – ...

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    HII selected to repair USS Fitzgerald

    28th August 2017

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected by the US Navy to repair the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald when it returns ...

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    Russian Navy orders Kalashnikov craft

    26th August 2017

    The Russian Navy has placed an order for six BK-16 (Project 02510) fast patrol boats to be manufactured at the Rybinsk Shipyard, a subsidiary of ...

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    Malaysia launches first LCS

    24th August 2017

    Malaysia’s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Maharaja Lela, was launched in a formal ceremony on 24 August at the Boustead Naval Shipyard facility in Lumut.  ...

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    Sonardyne’s Sentinel for CNI facility

    24th August 2017

    Sonardyne International’s Sentinel underwater intruder detection sonar system has been installed at the site of a new critical national infrastructure (CNI) facility in the Middle ...

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    Mauritius commissions FPV Valiant

    23rd August 2017

    The Mauritius National Coast Guard has commissioned its new Water Jet fast patrol vessel (FPV) CGS Valiant, in Port Louis, it was announced on 16 ...

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    Germany, Norway sub cooperation green lit

    22nd August 2017

    Germany and Norway have sealed the deal on the intention to cooperate on future naval defence equipment, including the procurement of new submarines. The two ...

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    New UK Border Force vessels operational by 2018

    22nd August 2017

    Two additional coastal patrol vessels (CPV) for the UK Border Force will be operational by 2018 and compliment four similar craft already in service. Once ...

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    Sea Oryx on track as corvette build confirmed

    21st August 2017

    Taiwan’s Sea Oryx missile system, currently under development with the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCIST), will incorporate a new generation imaging infrared ...

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    Analysis: Maritime insecurity

    17th August 2017

    New offshore oil and gas finds off of Africa’s coastline are drawing closer attention to the state of the continents maritime security, particularly off West ...

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    Australia approves minehunter programme

    15th August 2017

    The Australian government has granted first pass approval for plans to extend the service life of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Huon class minehunter vessels, ...

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    BAE Systems submits Australian frigate bid

    14th August 2017

    BAE Systems has submitted its bid to the Australian government to meet the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate requirement, the company announced on 10 August.The ...

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    Thailand requests Harpoon Block II missiles

    14th August 2017

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles to Thailand, the ...

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    Ukraine seeks Islands for Black Sea

    11th August 2017

    The Ukraine has reached an agreement in principal for the purchase of up to 17 Island-class patrol boats. Senior officials from the Ukrainian naval service ...

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    UK orders reconfigurable workboats

    11th August 2017

    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has received a £48 million contract to supply and support replacement workboats for the UK Ministry of Defence, the company announced ...

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    Patrol affirmation for Mexico

    10th August 2017

    In recent months the Mexican Navy has continued expanding its patrol vessel fleet and reaffirming areas of operations to meet not just cartel and narcotics ...

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    US coastal patrol ships test Griffin missiles

    8th August 2017

    US Navy coastal patrol ships assigned to Patrol Coastal Squadron (PCRON) One have carried out proficiency fire testing of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems ...

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