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Sikorsky Receives Second Contract to Build Presidential Helicopters

VH-92A test helicopters flying and validating mission capabilities Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract...

France, Australia recommit to troubled submarine deal

France and Australia on Friday reaffirmed their "full commitment" to ensuring local firms play a role in building Australia's next generation submarines, after the...
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USS Maine Successfully Tests Second Trident II D5LE Missile

Eastern Pacific: The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an...

Australian Navy Begins First Major Exercise for 2020

Four warships left Sydney today to begin the sea phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period...

China Postpones Work on Aircraft Carrier, Fighter Jets due to Virus Outbreak

Chinese armaments companies have postponed planned work in order to concentrate on controlling the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including those building...

Littoral Combat Ship 19 (St. Louis) Delivered to US Navy

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine delivered the future USS St. Louis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, to the U.S. Navy. The future...

China’s Type 055 Destroyer Larger, More Powerful Than Expected

It has emerged that China's most advanced destroyer, the 10,000-ton-class Type 055, is larger than previously reported as the Chinese Navy recently revealed it...

China Naval Modernization: Implications for US Navy

In an international security environment of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has become the top focus...

Pakistani Navy Commissions New Damen Corvette

The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – a Damen OPV 1900 – in a ceremony held at Constanta...

Chinese Military Conducts Joint Air-Sea Drill Near Taiwan Island

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near the island of Taiwan, one day after...