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A proposal from French defence giant DCNS for a conventionally-powered development of its Barracuda Class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) has been selected to replace Australia’s six Collins Class patrol boats (SSKs).

Twelve Shortfin Barracuda submarines will be built by ASC in Adelaide under a deal worth Aus $43 billion, which will lead to a 50-year partnership between the two countries based on the need for continuing support and development throughout the operational life ...

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Two Russian naval strike jets made danger-close passes of an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic. Referred to by the US Navy as ‘several close interactions’, the incidents also involved a ...

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The replenishment vessel Protecteur has been towed out of Esquimalt, the latest Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessel sent to be scrapped before a like-for-like replacement is in place.

The ...

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NORTH KOREAN SSBN PROGRAMME IS A BUST? North Korea’s December 21, 2015 submarine-launched ballistic missile test, which it trumpeted as a success, was in reality a failure, analysts have concluded. ...

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WEAPONS BOOST FOR LCS ON ASIA-PAC PATROL Efforts to increase the lethality of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will receive a considerable boost during the next ...

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EGYPT BUYS ASSAULT CARRIERS DENIED TO MOSCOW BY PARIS Cairo and Paris have concluded a contract for the former to purchase two ex-Russian amphibious assault ships that were not ...

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RN & USN ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ TO GROW EVER TIGHTER The top officers in the navies of the United Kingdom and USA shared a platform in London to explain how ...

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