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Australian P-8 Poseidon Fires First Harpoon

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon aircraft has successfully fired its first Harpoon missile during Exercise RIMPAC 18. The ATM-84J Harpoon missile...

Iran Signals Plan to Build Nuclear-Powered Ships

Iran has disclosed plans to develop nuclear reactors for ships, despite a deal with world powers that curtails its atomic program. The project is...

New Zealand to buy new Boeing maritime patrol planes

New Zealand announced plans Monday to spend NZ$2.35 billion ($1.6 billion) on four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the US government to...

Russia’s Poseidon Underwater Drone to Carry Nuke Warhead

Russia’s Poseidon underwater drone currently under development will be able to carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to...

France wins bid to build Australia’s new submarines

French naval contractor DCNS on Tuesday won a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, beating competition...

CB-90-class Fast Assault Craft

The recent United States Navy Persian Gulf seizure on the 12th of January, 2016, involved two CB-90-class fast assault craft, known in U.S. service...

New Russian Navy Destroyer to Replace Several Warship Types

The Project 23560 Leader-class destroyer will replace several warship types at once in the Russian Navy’s inventory, including guided missile cruisers and large antisubmarine...

PLA Marine Corps Conducts Massive Ground-breaking Maneuvers

In the largest exercise of its kind, more than 10,000 troops traveled more than 2,000 kilometers to arrive on Monday at two army training...

USS Wasp Joins 7th Fleet

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Jan. 6, after completing nearly two months of disaster...

Australia inks mega deal to buy French subs

Australia on Tuesday signed a mega deal to purchase a fleet of next-generation submarines from France, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailing the vessels'...