Communist China Announces Ship Commissionings

Shortly before its 73rd founding anniversary on April 23rd, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced the commissioning of its second Type 075 amphibious assault ship and its sixth Type 055 large destroyer, as they have already started training exercises. As examples of the rapid development of the PLA Navy, both ships are expected to gain combat capability very…

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KRI Alugoro Holds Vigil Over Site of Siter’s Loss Off Bali

To commemorate one year after the tragedy of KRI Nanggala-402, Soldiers of KRI Alugoro-405 carried out the sowing of flowers and prayers together at the sea waters of Bali, the implementation of the sowing of flowers and a prayer together to commemorate the Soldiers of KRI Nanggala-402 were directly led by the Commander of KRI Alugoro-405 Marine Lt. Col. (F)…

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Raytheon Awarded Zumwalt Class Engineering Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, an activation, sustainment, and modernization contract for $483 million with options, if exercised, totaling $1.68 billion across five years. Under this contract, Raytheon Missiles & Defense will provide the U.S. Navy services and professionals to complete the activation and fleet introduction of the three Zumwalt-class destroyers, while continuing…

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USS Gunston Hall Visits Narvik

The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Narvik, Norway for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Norway relations and build NATO Alliance cohesion, April 19, 2022. The ship’s presence in Norway is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued…

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