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11 sailors injured after USS Connecticut ‘struck an object’ underwater in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy's Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region, the US Pacific Fleet stated on Oct.7. The...

HMS Prince of Wales Ready for Global Missions

HMS Prince of Wales, Britain's second aircraft carrier was declared fully operational and ready for any kind of global missions on Oct.1. A fortnight-long international exercise off the coast of Scotland putting the final touches on two years of...

China Unveils a New Ship-based Vertical Launch System (VLS) with a Quad-pack Cell

China unveiled its first type of made-for-export ship-borne vertical launch system at the ongoing Airshow China 2021. The VLS' quad-pack launch cells can load up to four missiles instead of just one, which is one of its most important...

U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Freedom (LCS 1) After 13 Years of Service

USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on Sept.29 Due to public health safety and restrictions of...

S.Korea launches new 3,000-ton-class SLBM-capable submarine

The Shin Chae-ho, a 3,000-ton submarine developed with indigenous technology by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, was launched Tuesday (Sep.28) by the Republic of Korea Navy and Defense Acquisition Program Administration. A launch ceremony for the new submarine, named after...

Boeing Awarded Contract for Five P-8A Poseidon MPA for Germany

The US Navy announced today that Boeing has been awarded a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. The P-8A Poseidon will gradually replace Germany's fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft, with the first delivery expected in 2024. “We’re...

Chinese and Singaporean Navies Conduct Joint Exercise in the South China Sea

On Wednesday (Sep 22), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted joint maritime drills with the Republic of Singapore Navy in waters near Singapore, to increase mutual trust and cooperation between the two navies. The participants from PLAN were...

The USNS Choctaw County arrives in Lebanon for the first time as part of the CPS Mission

Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 20, to participate in U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) first-ever Central Partnership Station (CPS) mission. The CPS mission in Lebanon is designed to build partner...

US Navy Tests Trident II D5LE Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, two-missile test flight of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 17. This...

GE Renews Customized Service Agreement with Royal Canadian Navy for LM2500 Gas Turbines

GE Marine announced it has renewed a long-term, customized service agreement (CSA) with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The CSA covers an operating fleet of 24 GE LM2500 aero-derivative marine gas turbines plus spare engines used to power Halifax class frigates, GE...

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