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British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British and French ships joined a US carrier group in a six-strong flotilla of warships which passed through the sensitive Strait of Hormuz, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said. The ministry said a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, was part of […]


China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China and several neighbouring countries will provide armed escorts to ships navigating the Mekong River, state media said Wednesday, after 13 Chinese sailors were killed on the key waterway last month. The sailors died in a raid on two Chinese […]


No Warships Protecting UK Shores

No Warships Protecting UK Shores

Cutbacks have left the UK without a single warship specifically tasked with protecting the country’s shores for the past month, the Ministry of Defence confirmed today. The Royal Navy normally provides a minimum coverage of a frigate or destroyer fulfilling […]


Pirates seize tanker off coast of Nigeria

Pirates seize tanker off coast of Nigeria

Pirates seized an oil tanker with over 20 crew off the coast of Nigeria, an official of the International Maritime Bureau said on Thursday amid mounting concern at such attacks in West Africa. “We believe it’s been hijacked and we […]


Report to Congress on US-India Security Cooperation

Report to Congress on US-India Security Cooperation

The relationship between the United States and India – what President Obama has called one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century – is a priority for the U.S. Government and for the U.S. Department of Defense. The United […]


DCNS Launches New OPV at African Show

DCNS Launches New OPV at African Show

Maritime and Coastal Security Africa will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 26 to 28 October 2011. For the first time DCNS and KND specialists will exhibit together and present the OPV Gowind as a response to piracy […]


World piracy up, but more Somali attacks thwarted: report

World piracy up, but more Somali attacks thwarted: report

Sea piracy has reached record levels with 352 attacks reported worldwide so far this year, a maritime watchdog said Tuesday, although more and more raids off epicentre Somalia are being thwarted. The report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) hailed […]


Russia ready to continue anti-piracy mission in Gulf of Aden

Russia ready to continue anti-piracy mission in Gulf of Aden

A new Russian naval task force will arrive on Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden to continue the ongoing anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. The task force from the Pacific Fleet includes the Udaloy […]


Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

Role of Military Must Evolve Amid Uncertain Security Challenges

A more complex and uncertain international environment has inevitably led to a re-thinking of military capabilities around the world, in order to expand the spectrum of operations. Making this observation was Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the […]


 
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