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  • RIMPAC 2014: RAN, RNZN conduct minesweeping AUV trials from USS Coronado

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) mine countermeasures (MCM) detachments have conducted trials of the Remus 100 MCM autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from the US Navy's (USN's) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado . According to a statement

  • Two new Spanish BAM OPVs to be in service by 2019, says Navantia

    Two new Buques de Acción Marítima (BAM) offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to be built for the Spanish Navy are due to be ready for service by 2019, Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia said on 21 July. The acquisition of the two vessels, at a unit cost of EUR166.74 million (USD224.55

  • Vietnam inducts two Tarantul V-class missile corvettes

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy took delivery of two Tarantul V (Project 1241.8)-class guided-missile corvettes on 27 June, according to reports from state-sponsored Vietnamese media outlets. An additional ceremony took place on 17 July. The 59.9 m vessels, which bear the pennant numbers

  • China decommissions Hainan-class 'submarine chaser' for use in target practice

    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) held a retirement ceremony for a Hainan (Type 037)-class fast attack patrol craft on 16 July at a naval port in Zhoushan, according to a statement released by China's Ministry of National Defence (MND). According to the MND, the decommissioned vessel will be

  • RIMPAC 2014: Chinese hospital ship conducts medical drills at sea

    Key Points China's hospital ship Peace Ark has embarked US Navy medical personnel for the at-sea portion of 'RIMPAC' Peace Ark executed its first underway medical drill in the biennial naval exercise China's hospital ship Peace Ark conducted its first at-sea medical drill during the Rim of the

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  • France receives first upgraded AWACS aircraft

    France's air force has received back into service the first of four upgraded Boeing E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the company announced on 22 July. This first mid-life upgrade (MLU) aircraft (serial number 202) was completed in February, having been modernised by Boeing