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  • US, Philippines express concern at Chinese land reclamation in South China Sea

    Key Points The United States and the Philippines have jointly called on China to stop building islands in disputed areas of the South China Sea Beijing's activities are viewed as inconsistent in the context of previous multilateral declarations on the South China Sea dispute The United States and

  • Philippine DND seeks improvements for Jacinto corvettes

    Key Points The Philippine Navy is seeking to improve Jacinto-class corvette 76 mm, 25 mm guns and fire control The work will augment the PN's coastal patrol capabilities The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has begun two bidding processes for a total value of PHP854 million (USD19

  • China commissions Type 054A frigate into East Sea Fleet

    Key Points China has inducted into service another missile frigate with improved anti-air warfare capabilities Ships in the class are likely to be used to escort larger vessels The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has inducted a Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigate into service

  • USN to forward deploy Aegis Baseline 9 guided-missile cruiser to Japan in 2015

    Key Points The US Navy will forward deploy an Aegis Baseline 9-capable ship for the first time Such deployments are viewed as signifying US commitment to partners in the Asia-Pacific region The US Navy (USN) will in 2015 deploy the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG

  • RBS15 Mk 3 completes sea acceptance test for Polish Navy

    Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk 3 anti-ship, surface-to-surface guided weapon on board the navy's Orkan-class fast attack craft ORP Orkan . In October 2006, Saab was contracted by the Polish Ministry of Defence and local

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