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US Army To Choose New Landing Craft Next Year

WASHINGTON — In line with the Pentagon's so-called Pacific pivot, the US Army wants to buy a new fleet of boats to replace its Vietnam-era "Mike Boat," the service's first major watercraft procurement in 15...

UK Floats Idea of New Support Vehicle for Marines

The Royal Marines could get a new fleet of amphibious all-terrain support vehicles if the Ministry of Defence pushes ahead with a program to replace the BAE-built BV206 machines currently used by Britain's elite...

France to Discuss Mistral Sale to Malaysia

Aug 25 France's defence minister will discuss the sale to Malaysia of one of the Mistral helicopter carriers originally destined for Russia during a visit to the country, a source familiar with the talks...

Photo of Russian Landing Ship floating to Syria

On 20 August 2015 the Alligator class landing ship Nikolay Filchenkov made one of her passages through Istanbul. The event was not worth of remembering if there was no cargo on deck of the...

New photos of Type 052D destroyer 173 Changsha

New photos of Type 052D destroyer 173 Changsha. The Type 052D destroyer (NATO code name Luyang III class, or Kunming class after the lead ship) is a class of guided missile destroyers being deployed...

Egypt Navy FREMM Frigate “Tahya Misr” FFG-1001 arrived in Alexandria

Egypt Navy FREMM Frigate "Tahya Misr" FFG-1001 arrived in Alexandria

New PLAN Type 039 submarine arrives after sea trials

Primary weapon for the Type 039 is the 533 mm Yu-4 torpedo, a locally produced passive homing 40-knot (74 km/h) torpedo based on the SAET-50 and roughly comparable to the SAET-60. Surface targets may...

Missile exploded after launch during an military parade in Russia

Missile exploded after launch during an military parade in Sevastopol Russia