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    The US Navy (USN) has employed the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) prototype Sea Hunter in recent Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercises conducted by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), Captain Christopher Barnes, SMWDC deputy

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    The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been ordered to halt the EUR200 million (USD228 million) procurement of the Finnish-built Sisu Auto GTP for its long-running 4×4 tactical vehicle requirement following formal protests by two contractors in December 2018. Latvia’s Procurement

  • Surface Navy 2019: Combining gear bearing fails on LCS Detroit

    Combining gear equipment in another Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) propulsion plant needs to be repaired, according to US Navy (USN) and LCS programme officials familiar with the damage. “USS Detroit [LCS 7] experienced a bearing failure on its starboard combining gear,” USN

  • Indonesia designates sixth LPD as hospital ship

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy will soon have a second hospital ship The vessel will improve the service’s afloat HADR capabilities The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL’s) sixth landing platform dock (LPD) vessel has been configured as

  • Russian Su-34s collide, one aircraft lost

    A pair of Russian Aerospace Force (VKS) Sukhoi Su-34 ‘Fullback’ strike aircraft collided during a training flight off the Far East coast of the country on 18 January, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed to national media. The two twin-seat aircraft came together about 35 km out

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