Vietnam Demands Taiwan Cancel “Illegal” Live Fire Drill

Việt Nam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Bình island belonging to Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar actions in the future, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on March 11. Answering reporters’ query on Việt Nam’s response to…

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HMS Spey Finds Charted Position of Island Was Incorrect

Sailors on a Royal Navy warship have proved a remote Pacific island has been in the ‘wrong place’ for 85 years. Henderson Island in the South Pacific is one mile south of the position marked on charts used by mariners the world over since 1937. On the eve of British Science Week, patrol ship HMS Spey confirmed the error as…

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Aircraft Carrier to Trial Quantum Technology in Arctic

The world’s first atomic clock of its kind has been fitted to Britain’s biggest warship to help ensure pinpoint accuracy wherever she goes. Aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales received the state-of-the-art piece of quantum technology before sailing for Norway on Monday to take part in the largest military exercise in a generation in the Arctic. The technology – about…

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SMI Welcomes Huge Step Forward on Shipbuilding

The Society of Maritime Industries is welcoming the publication of the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh today by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Merseyside. SMI CEO Tom Chant said: “The Society of Maritime Industries has played a key role in the development of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will continue to be a full partner in its evolution. Safeguarding the…

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Austal Australia delivers 14th Guardian Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the 14th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, FSS Tosiwo Nakayama, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Federated States of Micronesia at a certificate signing ceremony held today at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The ceremony was attended in…

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Northrop Grumman in the UK Supports Astute Submarines

Northrop Grumman Corporation in the UK (NGUK) has been awarded a contract for in-service support of the Astute Class Submarine Platform Management System (PMS) by the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence. Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer of the state-of-the-art, fully integrated PMS installed on Astute Boats 4 to 7. With this…

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Navy Unites with Partners in Exercise Milan

HMAS Arunta recently took part in the multilateral Exercise Milan 2022. It was the first large-scale multilateral exercise on Navy’s calendar this year. The Indian-led exercise was held in the port of Vishakhapatnam, India, and in the Bay of Bengal. It aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly navies and provide experience operating at sea in a multilateral large force.…

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French, Bangladesh and Indian Navy Ships Visit Sri Lanka

Four ships belong to the French, Bangladesh and Indian navies arrived in Colombo and Hambantota on official visits on 08th and 09th March 2022. Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ships in precision with naval tradition. The Support and Assistance Ship ‘Loire’ of the French Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on 08th March and BNS ‘Prottasha’, a Corvette…

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Israel Shipyards Lands Contract for Two Landing Ships

We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with an African country to supply two new landing ships over the next two years, with an option for an additional ship. Mr. Eitan Zucker, Israel Shipyards’ CEO said, “We identify an evolving market segment for this vessel type that enables operational activity and logistical support to combat forces. With…

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NATO Exercise Cold Response in Norway

Tens of thousands of troops from across Europe and North America are training together in harsh climatic conditions as part of Norwegian exercise Cold Response 2022. The exercise is defensive and long-planned, and it demonstrates NATO’s ability to respond decisively to any threat, from any direction. Around 30,000 troops from 27 nations, including NATO’s close partners Finland and Sweden, are…

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