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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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    Croatia gets new inshore patrol vessels

    26th June 2017

    Earlier this month Croatian shipyard Brodosplit launched the first inshore patrol vessel (IPV) of the five-unit batch ordered by the country’s coast guard service. The ...

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    DCNS’s F21 torpedo enters final development phase

    26th June 2017

    DCNS’s F21 torpedo has entered into its final development phase following the completion of a qualification round of firing off the Var coast in France, ...

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    CCG inducts first MA60 patrol aircraft

    26th June 2017

    The first MA60H maritime patrol aircraft entered service with the China Coast Guard (CCG) during a formal ceremony on 19 June. The aircraft will be ...

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    Trilateral naval patrols launched to net ISIS

    23rd June 2017

    Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have responded to the threat of possibly thousands of ISIS fighters in Southeast Asia by commencing the deployment of joint ...

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    US Navy tests SM-6 Blk IA

    22nd June 2017

    The US Navy has carried out testing of the Standard Missile-6 Block IA (SM-6 Blk IA) at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, the ...

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    Chinese exercise reveals new Iranian capability

    21st June 2017

    The visit by a Chinese naval fleet to Iran has revealed a possible upgrade to an Iranian frigate. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) made ...

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    USCG orders additional FRCs

    21st June 2017

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded a $289 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards to produce and deliver an additional six Fast Response Cutters (FRCs), ...

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    HMS Brocklesby to return to operations early

    21st June 2017

    The Royal Navy’s mine countermeasure vessel HMS Brocklesby will return to the navy’s surface fleet four months earlier than scheduled following completion of upkeep work ...

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    USCG commissions 22nd FRC

    20th June 2017

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has commissioned its 22nd Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Bailey Barco in Juneau, Alaska, the USCG announced on 15 June. The cutter ...

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    Australia takes delivery of AWD Hobart

    20th June 2017

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has provisionally accepted delivery of its first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) - HMAS Hobart - at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in ...

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    USCG orders more response boats

    14th June 2017

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded a contract worth $6 million to Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for 15 Response Boats-Small II (RB-S IIs) and associated ...

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    ECA demos unmanned port protection

    13th June 2017

    ECA Group has demonstrated an unmanned solution for port and coastal protection in the Toulon area in the south of France.The company’s solution combines the ...

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    ISDEF 2017: New regional interest for D-Collar RHIBs

    13th June 2017

    Maritime platform supplier Brunswick has disclosed that there is regional interest in its D-Collar rigid hull inflatable boats, more commonly referred to as RHIBs, at ...

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    Romania proceeds with corvette programme

    12th June 2017

    The Romanian MoD continues to move forward with its acquisition programme for four corvettes despite the decision to relaunch the tender originally won by Damen ...

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    ISDEF 2017: Trigon maritime applications highlighted

    12th June 2017

    IMI Systems showcased its Trigon sea-to-shore weapon system at ISDEF last week, a capability designed to provide modular fire support from maritime platforms and critical ...

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    Asia remains prime target for piracy

    12th June 2017

    Crime on the high seas appears to be staging something of a comeback according to warnings from watchdog groups and security experts, with Asia the ...

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    Patrol vessel bound for French Guiana

    9th June 2017

    The French Navy has taken command of its second and final Guyanese Light Patrol Vessel (PLG), P734 La Résolue, which was officially handed over by ...

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