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Maritime Security

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China Pitches S-26T Submarine for Royal Thai Navy Contract

The state-run China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation officially introduced its S-26T submarine to the defense ministry of Thailand on Jan. 12 to strengthen the military-to-military relationship between Beijing and Bangkok, according to Duowei News, an...

MBDA successfully test-fires Sea Venom / ANL anti-ship missile

MBDA’s Sea Venom / ANL anti-ship missile has successfully completed its first firing at the Île du Levant test range in France. Conducted in June, the first firing is a major milestone for the Anglo-French missile; developed...

China Newest Type 098 Strategic Nuclear Submarine

China’s qianzhan published an article to bare the mystery of China’s most advanced 098 strategic submarines. The article says: Previously, Liaoning Vice Governor Tan Zuojung disclosed at a public occasion that PLA navy has completed...

Greek government has sold air-cushioned landing craft Zubr-class to China

Greek government has sold air-cushioned landing craft Zubr-class to China. The Zubr-class (Project 1232.2 class, NATO reporting name Pomornik) is a class of air-cushioned landing craft of Soviet design. This class of military...

Journalists Top Gear Filmed Russian Top Secret Nuclear Sub

Journalists "Top Gear" filmed russian Top secret nuclear sub Project 210 Losharik. On the shores of the White Sea motorists magazine staged a photo session, passing at the same time remembering the innocent...

China is set to increase the number of its Marine Corps

China plans to expand the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps from 20,000 to 100,000 soldiers, reported South China Morning Post on March 13th. China's military reform is progressing steadily and details of its plans will...

Vietnamese Navy looks at ASW/MP helicopters

Vietnamese Navy has a requirement for ship based anti-submarine and maritime patrol helicopters, also armed for anti ship missions. Candidates include French AS565, UK/Italy AW159, Russian Ka-28.

Asia Navies Introduced to the «Tank Boat»

Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin and turret manufacturer CMI Defence are working on an innovative craft aimed at the riverine and amphibious assault market. Dubbed the X18 Tank Boat, the design essentially wraps a boat around...