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The US Navy (USN) aircraft carrier

USN CNO underscores carrier flexibility in responding to evolving threats

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has underlined the strategic and operational flexibility an aircraft carrier brings for carrier-operating navies and...
The US Navy (USN) aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower

USN CNO underscores carrier flexibility in responding to evolving threats

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has underlined the strategic and operational flexibility an aircraft carrier brings for carrier-operating navies and...
Tomahawk cruise missile

Japan signs deal to purchase US Tomahawk missiles

Japan has signed an agreement with the United States to purchase the Raytheon Tomahawk land-attack sea-launched cruise missile. Under the agreement – which was signed...
USS Gerald R Ford (right) and USS Dwight D Eisenhower (left)

CNO puts warfighting first for USN

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has reiterated that the navy must first and foremost be a warfighting navy. Admiral Lisa Franchetti...
USS Carney

Western navies increase response to rebel threat to Red Sea shipping

Western navies are increasing their collective response to the maritime attacks being conducted by Yemeni-based rebels against merchant shipping operating in the southern Red...
Saab Kockums A26

Sweden contracts Saab to conduct future underwater capability studies

Swedish defence systems house Saab has been contracted by FMV – Sweden’s defence materiel administration – to conduct concept development studies for future underwater...
The Italian Navy’s ninth FREMM frigate

Ninth Italian FREMM frigate launched

The Italian Navy’s (ITN’s) ninth Bergamini-class FREMM multi-mission frigate was launched in late November, shipbuilder Fincantieri has revealed. The ITN’s FREMM fleet will number 10...
The Italian Navy

NATO SNFs conduct combined Mediterranean training, reflecting alliance focus on FONOPS

NATO’s two Mediterranean-focused standing naval forces (SNFs) have conducted combined training in the region, with such training demonstrating the groups’ collective roles in supporting...
USS Thomas Hudner

USN DDG shoots down uncrewed system in Red Sea

An US Navy (USN) guided-missile destroyer (DDG) shot down an uncrewed system that came close to the ship, the US Department of Defense (DoD)...
HMAS Brisbane

Deterrence at sea remains vital to underpinning international rules-based order, says Australian defence chief

Deterrence, including credible defence capability at sea, remains essential to maintaining stability and security, and the wider rules-based international order, in the Indo-Pacific region,...

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