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    With HMS Ocean scheduled to leave service next year, the Royal Navy is set to press the QEC class into service in its place, Giles Ebbutt reports
  • Riverine warriors: The Colombian Marine Corps

    This year, on the 80th anniversary of its formation, the Colombian Marine Corps is characterised by an evolving security environment, marked by the progress made in the implementation of the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) following six decades of armed conflict. Erwan de Cherisey reports
  • Undersea dragon: Chinese ASW capabilities advance

    Although the People’s Liberation Army Navy has grown significantly in terms of size and strength, its ability to counter undersea threats remained modest until recently. Kelvin Wong tracks how the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities have expanded from coastal defence to blue-water operations
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  • NORINCO rolls out VP10 8x8 vehicle variants

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has developed new variants of its export-oriented 8x8 VP10 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Jane's has learnt. The baseline VP10 APC is typically operated by a two-person crew, and carries up to 12 dismounts in the rear troop compartment. The vehicle is