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BALTOPS23

Finnish Navy participates in ‘BALTOPS’ for first time as NATO member

The Finnish Navy has participated in NATO’s ‘BALTOPS’ exercise for the first time as a NATO member, following long-standing previous contributions to ‘BALTOPS’ and...
A French Navy (FN) Rafale fighter aircraft

US, French navies meet for second bilateral strategic dialogue

The US Navy (USN) and the French Navy (FN) have conducted their second annual bilateral strategic dialogue, the USN has announced. In a meeting held...
USS Mississipi visit to FBW

Defence minister underscores AUKUS submarine’s impact on Australian operations and defence industry

The nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) to be built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Australia/UK/US AUKUS trilateral agreement will deliver significant benefit...
Royal Norwegian Navy on NATO exercise off the Coast of Iceland

Norwegian defence proposals point to potential role for UAVs in future frigate organic air...

Norway is to assess options for using uncrewed systems to provide embarked anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-focused air capability on its future frigates, the country’s Chief...

Full spectrum: maritime domain plays significant role across war in Ukraine

The Russia-Ukraine war can appear at first glance to be a land-centric conflict. Focus has fallen largely on two armies engaged at close quarters...
ITN SSK 3 ambientata

Italy approves build work for third U212 NFS submarine

Italy’s parliament has approved construction of boat three in the Italian Navy’s (ITN’s) four-boat U212 NFS (Near Future Submarine) diesel-electric submarine (SSK) class. In a...
CTF-154

USN’s CMF establishes fifth Gulf-based maritime security task force

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Gulf-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) multinational maritime security partnership has established its fifth Combined Task Force (CTF), CMF announced on...
HMS LANCASTER

UK MoD contracts SEA for continued Royal Navy surface ship combat system support

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded defence mission solutions company SEA a five-year contract to provide in-service combat system support, focused on...
NATO’s ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ exercise

NATO’s ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ ASW exercise demonstrates alliance deterrence capability

NATO navies completed on 5 May the alliance’s ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the North Atlantic. ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ is NATO’s long-standing annual North...
HMAS Brisbane RPD21

Australia to re-assess surface fleet construct, following strategic review

Australia intends to conduct an independent review of the size, mix, and capability of its naval surface fleet, as part of increasing the overall...

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