• Portugal retires NRP Jacinto Candido

    The Portuguese Navy officially withdrew its João Coutinho-class corvette NRP Jacinto Candido (F 476) from service on 15 November. The decommissioning leaves just two remaining corvettes in service: the Baptista de Andrade-class ship NRP João Roby (F 487) and João Coutinho-class

  • Russian defence minister outlines military development

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is intensifying training of military personnel, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a brief review of Russia's military development on 6 November. “This year, the Ground Forces [SV] have conducted more than 3,800 battalion-level tactical exercises.

  • US Navy awards Lockheed Martin new F-35 contract

    The US Navy (USN) on 14 November awarded Lockheed Martin an undefinitised contract modification worth nearly USD23 billion for 255 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 106 aircraft for the Pentagon: 64 F-35A

  • GRSE lays keel for Indian Navy’s second Project 17A frigate

    Indian state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has begun work on the second of seven indigenously designed Shivalik II (Project 17A [P17A])-class frigates on order for the Indian Navy (IN). A keel-laying ceremony for the vessel, which is the first of three ships of the

  • Construction begins on final Arleigh Burke Flight IIA destroyer at BIW

    The construction officially started on 9 November at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), which will be the last Flight IIA configuration destroyer built by BIW, as the yard prepares to build Flight III

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  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
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