Communist Chinese Naval Vessels Return from Tonga

The PLA naval vessels, the amphibious dock landing ship Wuzhishan (Hull 987) and the comprehensive supply ship Chaganhu (Hull 967), ended their mission of transporting disaster relief materials to Tonga and returned to a naval port in Zhanjiang, South China’s Guangdong Province, on the morning of March 21. Upon the request of the Kingdom of Tonga for volcanic disaster relief,…

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China Slams USS Miguel Keith Entry to South China Sea

The USS Miguel Keith expeditionary mobile base, a type of large logistics support and command and control vessel, reportedly entered the South China Sea for the first time on Monday, with Chinese analysts saying on Tuesday that China should pay close attention to this alarming move, as the warship can potentially enable the US military to operate even more extensively…

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Upgraded J-11B Fighter Jet Joins South China Sea Exercise

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has received delivery of an upgraded version of the J-11B fighter jet, with at least one participating in a recent mock combat exercise over the South China Sea. Organized by a brigade affiliated with the PLA Southern Theater Command Navy Aviation Force, the round-the-clock flight training featured free aerial battle and offensive and…

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DSME Cooperates With Babcock to Develop Ship Technology

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (CEO Lee Seong-geun) announced on the 15th that it had signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for strategic cooperation for technology development in the naval business field’ with Babcock, which has the most competitiveness in the maritime defense industry. The signing ceremony was attended by about 10 officials, including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Daewoo…

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Admiral Kuznetsov to Enter Drydock Next Month

Russia’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will enter a dock for repairs and upgrade in April, two sources in the defense-industrial complex told TASS on Tuesday. “According to the current plan the aircraft carrier will enter a dock for repairs at the 35th plant in April. The repairs will last till September,” one source said. The other source confirmed this, adding…

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Conrad Shipyard to Build New YRBM Barges for the US Navy

Conrad Shipyard, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S Navy for the design and construction of up to eight Yard, Repair, Berthing and Messing (“YRBM”) barges. The YRBM barges provide a temporary home away from home and workplace for our service men and women whose vessels are in port for repairs and/or…

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Norway to Increase Short Term Defense Spending in 2022

Pending parliamentary approval, the Norwegian Government has allocated NOK 3 billion to increase the activity and preparedness of the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2022. The proposed spending will for the most part be dedicated to strengthen our preparedness in the North, says the Norwegian Minister of Defence. The allocated sum will increase our readiness and allow us to speed up…

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