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    USCG transfers HC-144 Minotaur prototype

    7th August 2017

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has delivered the HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft that has served as a prototype for HC-144 Minotaur integration to the fleet ...

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    Fincantieri's week in the spotlight

    3rd August 2017

    Events of the past week have proved a mixed bag for Fincantieri after its thwarted attempt to purchase shipbuilder STX France and successful conclusion of ...

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    Germany to upgrade P-3C fleet

    3rd August 2017

    Germany will upgrade its eight-strong P-3C fleet in a five-year programme that will keep the aircraft at the backbone of the country’s maritime patrol capability ...

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    Keel laid for first Pacific Patrol Boat

    3rd August 2017

    Austal has laid the keel for the first Pacific Patrol Boat for the Australian government’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) project, the company announced on ...

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    US Navy looks for guidance

    2nd August 2017

    The US Navy has released an RfI to support a planned FY18 live fire demonstration of technologies related to the Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) ...

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    Revamped HMS Montrose completes sea trials

    2nd August 2017

    The British Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has returned to Plymouth following a successful trials period at sea, it was announced on 31 ...

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    BAE racks up RIB production (video)

    1st August 2017

    BAE Systems has reached the 50% production milestone of its Pacific 24 Mk 4 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) programme for the UK’s Ministry of Defence ...

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    Upgrade for Gibraltar naval station

    31st July 2017

    The Royal Navy’s Gibraltar naval station is set to be upgraded under a £2 million programme to improve its ability to monitor the movement of ...

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    GSL delivers OPV to Sri Lankan Navy

    31st July 2017

    Goa Shipyard (GSL) delivered a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to the Sri Lankan Navy on 22 July 2017. Designed in-house and built by GSL, ...

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    USN ponders how to maintain its edge

    28th July 2017

    As competition from peer and near-pear countries challenges the maritime dominance enjoyed by the US Navy for a generation, the service is having to look ...

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    RDEL launches first two Indian OPVs

    28th July 2017

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Pipavav, ...

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    Sonardyne Sentinel equips OPVs in Asia

    27th July 2017

    Sonardyne International is supplying its Sentinel diver detection sonar technology for a fleet of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) under construction in Asia, the company announced on ...

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    USCG in budgetary dilemma

    26th July 2017

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) continues to lack a clear fleet modernisation plan and it remains unclear if the service can afford all the new ...

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    USS Ralph Johnson completes builder’s trials

    25th July 2017

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has now completed builder's sea trials of the US Navy’s future destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the Naval Sea Systems ...

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    Mixed results for Philippine maritime surveillance

    25th July 2017

    The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) second quest to acquire a pair of maritime patrol aircraft met with failure on 21 July when all contenders were ...

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    EDA study confirms laser technology benefits

    24th July 2017

    A study commissioned by the European Defence Agency (EDA) has confirmed the benefits of using laser-based technologies for the detection and identification of underwater targets, ...

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    US Navy commissions Gerald R Ford

    24th July 2017

    The US Navy has commissioned its newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), at Naval Station Norfolk on 22 July. USS Gerald R. ...

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    Fallon cuts first steel for HMS Glasgow (video)

    21st July 2017

    Shephard spoke to UK defence secretary Micheal Fallon following the steel cutting of the first Type 26, HMS Glasgow.To be known as the City Class, ...

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    BAE Systems to work on MOCCA programme

    20th July 2017

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a $4.6 million contract to develop technology to help submarines better detect other submerged vessels ...

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