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Lockheed Martin launches LCS 29, the future USS Beloit

The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit. Ship sponsor, Major General Marcia M. Anderson, USA (Ret.) christened Littoral Combat Ship LCS 29, the future USS Beloit, prior to its launch into...

U.S. Navy christens and conducts first in-water test of ORCA XLUUV

The U.S. Navy marked an important milestone in its effort to develop reliable undersea capability with the christening and first in-water test of the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Test Asset System April 28, 2022 in Huntington...

Construction of Royal Navy’s new frigates begins in Scotland

The future Royal Navy fleet today started to take shape as the construction of the first of five new frigates began. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a...

Navantia begins construction of first F110 frigate

Navantia has started the construction process of the new F-110 class frigate for Spanish Navy, with the cutting of the first steel plate in an event presided by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The programme, whose implementation order was signed...

China is Preparing to Challenge the Benign Hegemony (USA) Particularly on the Seas

By Antonio Bufis A few days ago we heard that the Chinese Carrier Strike Group, headed by PLA Liaoning, successfully completed its training in combat at sea.  A training operation that lasted more than 20 days, and saw China’s Carrier...

First USMC F-35C Squadron Deploys

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) has marked a key milestone for Marine Corps history as they departed San Diego Bay with Carrier Air Wing Nine aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as...

U.S. Navy Seizes 1,400 Assault Rifles During Illicit Weapons Interdiction

U.S. 5th Fleet ships seized approximately 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a stateless fishing vessel during a flag verification boarding in accordance with customary international law in the North Arabian Sea, Dec. 20. U.S. Navy...

Australia launched the 1st Arafura-class patrol boat

The first of 12 Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels - NUSHIP Arafura - was launched yesterday at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, Australia Ministry of Defence announced. First Assistant Secretary Ships Division, Sheryl Lutz, said the Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels were...

US Navy Tests High Energy Laser Weapon System in Gulf of Aden

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Navy. During the demonstration, the Solid-State Laser...

U.S. Marines complete maritime tests for JAGM

The U.S. Marines recently completed Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) operational testing on the AH-1Z Viper at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, demonstrating its maritime targeting capability. The team conducted multiple live-fire events in November testing all modes of the missile against...

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