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  • Asia-Pacific navies sign code to reduce crisis risk at sea

    Naval chiefs from 25 Asia-Pacific (AsPac) countries, including the US, signed an agreement on 22 April aimed at improving communication at sea to prevent maritime tensions from flaring into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) was ratified unanimously on the opening day of the

  • Pakistan Navy to shift submarines from Karachi to Ormara

    The Pakistan Navy is in the process of shifting primary operations and naval assets, including its entire fleet of diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), from Karachi to the Jinnah Naval Base in Ormara. According to statements made by a top navy official on 22 April, the shift came about due to

  • Saab, ThyssenKrupp sign MoU on sale of TKMS AB

    Negotiations for the sale of Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) AB to Saab AB have commenced following the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) between ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, and Saab. The Swedish government

  • USN frigate that ran aground in Turkey returns to service

    The US Navy (USN) guided-missile frigate that struck the sea floor in February while mooring in Samsun, Turkey, has been repaired and was expected to re-enter the Black Sea on 22 April, officials announced. Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) completed sea trials following full

  • Al Seer Marine targets Southeast Asian demand for USVs

    Abu Dhabi-based marine company Al Seer Marine Supplies & Equipment is forecasting strong demand for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) efforts in the Southeast Asian region and stepping up its marketing efforts in the area. Al Seer distributes USVs built by marine robotics company 5G International

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  • Australia signs up for 58 more F-35s

    Australia is to buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of AUD12.4 billion (USD11.4 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on 23 April. Together with the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) 24 in-service Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike