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  • Wrecked minesweeper skipper relieved from duty

    The Spanish Navy has relieved from command the captain of a minesweeper that was badly damaged after running onto rocks during the search for a missing air force trainer aircraft in August. Segura-class minehunter SPS Turia had to be refloated and towed away from the accident site off La Manga, the

  • Russia to start building Mistral-class replacement in 2020

    Russia will start building a new class of amphibious ships in 2020 to replace two French-designed Mistral-class vessels that were blocked from being delivered in 2014 by international sanctions. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has now approved the inclusion of the project in its 2018-2027

  • Russian Navy to receive 10 nuclear-powered submarines by 2024

    The Russian Navy is set to receive 10 serial Project 955A Borey-A-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) and Project 885M Yasen-M-class nuclear-powered attack (SSN) submarines by 2024 under the State Armament Programme (SAP), according to the country's deputy defence minister

  • Philippines flexes amphibious capabilities at country’s first joint military exercise

    Key Points The Philippines has received all amphibious vehicles it ordered from South Korea, and is now putting the equipment through its paces at a joint exercise These drills will be used to further refine the Philippine Marine Corps’ amphibious assault doctrines and procedures The

  • Russian nuclear-powered cruiser to return to fleet in 2022

    Russia plans to return the Kirov-class (Project 1144) nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to frontline service in 2022 after more than 20 years being laid up at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. According to Russian deputy defence minister Alexsey Krivoruchko, Admiral Nakhimov

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather
  • Stingray unmanned tanker flies for first time

    Boeing and the US Navy (USN) flew the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft for the first time on 19 September, the manufacturer announced. Test aircraft T1 completed an autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station (GCS)