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Maritime Security

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Russia’s Zelenodolsk Shipyard notes interest in new landing craft A223

On August 23, the general director of  «Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky» Renat Mistakhov presented to the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov the project of the landing craft A223...

Fifth Zubr-class large air-cushion landing craft spotted in China

The fifth Zubr-class large air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) under construction was spotted at the Huangpu Shipyard in southern China. In 2009, China placed an order for four vessels from Ukraine as part of a deal worth 315 million USD. Ukraine has successfully...

Chinese first home-built aircraft carrier to start its first sea trials in autumn

China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier is very likely to start its first sea trials in autumn, as its manufacturer announced that it will present key achievements as a tribute to the 19th National Congress...

Lockheed Martin-led team successfully completed Builder’s trials for USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9)

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team successfully completed the future USS Little Rock's (LCS 9) Builder's Trials on Aug. 17. The ship's sea trials were completed in Lake Michigan after a successful set of demonstrations which saw the...

U.S. Air Force seeking replacement for Minuteman III ICBM

Boeing will develop its preliminary design for America’s next intercontinental ballistic missile through a $349 million U.S. Air Force contract announced today. Boeing and Northrop Grumman each received risk-reduction contracts for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program,...

Russia’s nuclear submarine successfully fires KALIBR cruise missile

The Severodvinsk multidimensional nuclear submarine of the Northern Fleet has fired the Kalibr sea-based cruise missile. According to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the submarine crew performed the firing from submerged position at a...

Royal Canadian Navy taps Thales for in-service support for up to 35 years

The Government of Canada has awarded Thales In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS). Known as AJISS, the contract includes an...

Britain’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth makes debut in Portsmouth

Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as she arrived in her home port this morning. Sailors lined the flight deck of the...