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China’s first aircraft carrier starts sea trial

China’s first aircraft carrier starts sea trial

China’s first aircraft carrier has begun its inaugural sea trial, the defence ministry said Wednesday, a move likely to stoke concerns about the nation’s rapid military expansion. Beijing only recently confirmed it was revamping an old Soviet ship to be […]


MH-60S Helicopters Headed to Thailand in First International Delivery

MH-60S Helicopters Headed to Thailand in First International Delivery

Two MH-60S Seahawk helicopters flew into the Port of Baltimore headed to the Royal Thai Navy, marking the first delivery of the MH-60 to an international customer. The U.S. Navy flew the aircraft from Owego, N.Y., to the Port of […]


Navy Takes Early Delivery of PCU California

Navy Takes Early Delivery of PCU California

The Navy took delivery of PCU California (SSN 781) from Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII–NNS), Aug. 7, more than eight months earlier than the scheduled contract delivery date. “The quality and professionalism of our Navy/shipbuilding team is […]


Northrop Awarded Contracts for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Northrop Awarded Contracts for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded $795 million in contracts by the U.S. Navy for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. Under a sole source, firm-fixed price $761 million contract, prime contractor Northrop Grumman will manufacture and deliver five Low-Rate Initial […]


Pakistan naval officers face court martial over raid

Pakistan naval officers face court martial over raid

Three Pakistani naval officers are to face an unprecedented court martial for charges of negligence over a Taliban attack on an air base that took 17 hours to repel and left 10 military personnel dead. The group of heavily armed […]


Vietnam to get sub fleet in six years: state media

Vietnam to get sub fleet in six years: state media

Vietnam will have a submarine fleet within six years, the defence minister reportedly confirmed on Thursday, in what analysts say is intended as a deterrent to China’s increasing assertiveness at sea. Russian media reported in December 2009 that Vietnam had […]


China to Boost Military Development Under New “Strategic Thinking” Model

China to Boost Military Development Under New “Strategic Thinking” Model

The official website of China’s Ministry of National Defense went into full operation on Monday, marking the 84th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) after two years of trial operation. A statement from the ministry hailed […]


Russia’a MiG starts production of carrier fighters for Indian Navy

Russia’a MiG starts production of carrier fighters for Indian Navy

Russia’s MiG aircraft corporation has launched production of a new batch of MiG29K/KUB carrier fighters for the Indian Navy, a MiG spokesman said on Wednesday. The fighters are to be delivered under a 2010 contract, the spokesman said. Under the […]


Argentina Re-states Intent for Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Argentina Re-states Intent for Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Argentinean Minister of Defense Arturo Puricelli says that the country is considering the development of nuclear propulsion for submarines currently designed with diesel-electric powertrains. The initiative follows a request from President Cristina Fernandez and is closely linked to Brazil’s construction […]


 
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