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  • Swedish 'mystery submarine' hunt called off

    Sweden's Deputy Director of Operations, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, announced on 22 October an almost week-long hunt for a suspected foreign submarine in the Stockholm Archipelago was over. Whatever the object or objects were, if indeed they existed, they have now been deemed to have left Swedish

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  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

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    The Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard has launched a new cutter for the China Coast Guard (CCG), Chinese media reported on 14 October. Zhongguo Haixun 2303 - literally 'China Sea Police 2303' - is expected to begin sea trials before the end of the year and it will be commissioned in the first quarter of

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