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    City-class makes global waves as steel cut

    20th July 2017

    The first of the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 frigates, newly dubbed the City-class, will be named HMS Glasgow once commissioned into service. The Ministry ...

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    Damen, Metal Shark partner for NCPVs

    14th July 2017

    Damen Shipyards has entered into a partnership with Metal Shark to construct up to 13 Damen SPa 2606 patrol boats, Damen announced on 12 July. ...

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    Air Power 2017: UK MPA squadrons announced

    13th July 2017

    The reformation of 120 Squadron and 201 Squadron, RAF, will see the first P-8 Poseidon MPAs operated from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to protect the ...

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    Turkish Coast Guard receives SAR vessels

    11th July 2017

    Damen has delivered the first two of six Search and Rescue (SAR) 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard (TCG), the company announced on 7 ...

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    SharpEye radar for two Indonesian Ports

    11th July 2017

    Two ports in Indonesia have selected variants of the Kelvin Hughes’ SBS-800 coastal surveillance radar for the management and monitoring of vessels within the ports, the company ...

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    Malaysian LMS team arrives in China

    10th July 2017

    The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has despatched a project team to China to monitor the design and construction of its Littoral Mission Ships (LMS). The ...

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    Royal Navy locates US sonar lost at sea

    10th July 2017

    The UK Royal Navy’s Sandown class minehunter HMS Bangor has used its Thales 2093 Variable Depth Sonar to locate a US Navy AQS-24 towed sonar ...

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    Russia to supply Syria with patrol boats

    6th July 2017

    Russia will supply up to patrol vessels and associated equipment to the Syrian coast guard to assist in its efforts to secure the country’s ports ...

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    Analysis: Piracy in the Indian Ocean

    6th July 2017

    Following the hijacking of the Aris 13 in March, the first merchant vessel to be taken by pirates operating from Somalia since May 2012, at ...

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    Saab to upgrade Swedish corvettes

    5th July 2017

    The Swedish Defence Material Administration has awarded Saab a contract worth $147.93 million to modify and upgrade the Swedish Marine’s Gävle class corvettes, the company announced ...

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    BAE, Leonardo partner on precision-guided munitions

    3rd July 2017

    BAE Systems and Leonardo are partnering to develop new precision-guided munitions for use with large-calibre weapon systems, BAE Systems announced on 28 June. The programme ...

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    HII to build Flight III DDG 125

    30th June 2017

    The Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a contract modification by the US Navy to incorporate the Flight III upgrades to ...

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    RAN’s MV Sycamore arrives in Sydney

    30th June 2017

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore arrived in Sydney harbour after completing her 14-day maiden voyage, Damen Shipyards announced ...

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    HMAS Canberra and Adelaide to leave dry dock

    30th June 2017

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has provided an update on HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra, which are due to complete their maintenance period after ...

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    Deal inked for more Korean PKX-B craft

    30th June 2017

    South Korea is continuing to modernise its patrol boat fleet via an approximately $225 million contract with Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC), according to ...

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    Analysis: Rolls-Royce powering ahead

    29th June 2017

    Rolls-Royce says it is now on course to rectify issues with the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 WR-21 engines while continuing to deliver to other ...

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    Austal wins US Navy’s LCS contract

    28th June 2017

    Austal has received a contract worth up to AUD779 million ($584m) to build the 14th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 28) for the US Navy, the ...

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    Metal Shark to build NCPVs

    28th June 2017

    Metal Shark has been awarded a foreign military sales contract by the US Navy to construct Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for US partner nations, ...

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    Piracy threat off West Africa remains

    27th June 2017

    Anti-piracy watchdog Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) released its annual report on the state of global maritime security recently, highlighting trends in pirate activities around the ...

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