Proposal for the Norwegian Defence Budget 2022

Issued October 12, 2021 The Government continues its goal to strengthen the Armed Forces in the short and long term, and proposes to increase the budget by around 4.3 billion NOK. The proposal follows up the multi-year commitments in the previous and current Long-Term Plan. For the sixth year in a row, the Government proposes a significant budget-increase in order…

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Royal Navy Launches Missile from a MADFOX USV

The Royal Navy launched a missile from its autonomous boat MADFOX during NATO’s biggest autonomous war games. The navy’s innovation experts NavyX deployed to Portugal with uncrewed technology for the annual experimentation exercise. The two-week exercise aimed to test the integration of NATO systems and explore existing and new military roles for autonomy. At the centre of the Royal Navy’s…

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Queen Elizabeth CSG Practices Shore Bombardment

August 20, 2021 – F-35 stealth jets and warships of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group unleashed their firepower during high-octane live firing exercises with US allies as the Indo-Pacific leg of their global deployment ramps up another notch. HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Kent, HMS Defender and HNLMS Evertsen of the CSG – which is currently on a seven-month deployment to…

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Navy Christens LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale in Pascagoula

The Navy will christen its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, the Honorable Dean Trantalis, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship…

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Russian Navy Ships in Iran for Sea Cup ArMI-2021

August 19, 2021 – Today, a detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla consisting of the rescue tugboat SB-738, small artillery ships “Astrakhan” and “Makhachkala” arrived in the port of Bandar-Anzali of the Islamic Republic of Iran, located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, to participate in the international competition “Sea Cup” ArMI-2021. In the territorial waters of…

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Robotic Eastern Breeze-2021 Completed in Vladivostok

In Vladivostok, the qualifying stage of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) of the fourth All-Russian competitions in marine robotics “Eastern Breeze-2021” has ended. The event was held on the basis of the water station of the FAA of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation CSKA. The overall results of the competition were summed up at the closing ceremony…

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Taiwan Denies Paint Problems on Frigate Tiandan

In response to media reports that “the Navy hundreds of millions of paint tenders burst the black curtain” B situation, the Navy Warranty Command said today (20), media reports are not true, as follows: First, Tiandan warship paint tenders in accordance with the relevant provisions of the government procurement law, the procurement of materials and commission labor procurement, to open…

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RFA Wave Knight Helps ‘turbo charge’ Haiti Relief Effort

August 19, 2021 – Royal Navy supply ship RFA Wave Knight is helping to ‘turbo charge’ relief efforts in Haiti after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake. The ship is acting as a ‘floating petrol station’ for US Army helicopters spearheading the relief effort – ensuring the Black Hawks do not have to return to base to refuel,…

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