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Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests AQS-24 Deep Tow

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully operated the AQS-24 minehunting sonar at depths greater than 400 feet during system testing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale,...

US, Saudi Arabia discuss maritime defence after oil facility attacks

A US navy official visited Saudi Arabia to discuss maritime defence coordination following last month's twin attacks on key oil facilities in the kingdom. Riyadh...

China’s Sharp Sword Carrier-Based Stealth Drone to Enter Service by End of Year

China’s new carrier-based drone, dubbed the Sharp Sword, will appear in the October 1 National Day parade in Beijing and is expected to enter...

UK Joins International Maritime Security Mission in the Persian Gulf

The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Gulf by playing a leading role in a...

BAE Systems announces evolution in unmanned boat technology

BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of trials on a ‘first of its kind’ autonomous boat that will allow navies to go beyond...

Naval Ships Converge for Talisman Sabre ’19

CORAL SEA: Seventeen ships from the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan sailed together in formation for a massive photo exercise July 10, to...

MQ-8C Fire Scout achieves initial operational capability

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND: The Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28 clearing the way for fleet...

14 crew killed in fire on Russian navy submarine

Moscow: Fourteen Russian seamen have died in a fire on a deep-water research submersible, Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday, amid local media reports that...

US Navy Releases RFP for Guided-Missile Frigate Contract

The U.S. Navy released a request for proposals (RFP) for the guided missile frigate FFG(X) detail design and construction (DD&C) contract for the first...

Germany Commissions First F125 Frigate

On 17 June 2019, the F125 "Baden-Württemberg" was officially commissioned in a ceremony in the presence of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen....