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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,...
TF59 USV live firing

USN uncrewed systems exercise demonstrates lethal munitions use from USVs

The US Navy Central Command’s (NAVCENT’s) Gulf-based Task Force 59 (TF59) has conducted a live-firing exercise that included test firing weapons from uncrewed surface...
The US Navy (USN) released this undated still image, from video footage taken by an uncrewed surface vessel, of Iranian patrol forces operating in the Strait of Hormuz. The USN is integrating crewed and uncrewed platforms to increase surveillance and deterrence capacity across US 5th Fleet’s area of operations.

USN generates multi-task force crewed/uncrewed teaming in Gulf-based maritime security operations

The US Navy (USN) has demonstrated the integration of crewed and uncrewed platforms, drawn from several different USN maritime task groups, to generate enhanced...
An artist’s rendering of the SSN-AUKUS submarine

UK announces GBP4 billion AUKUS submarine design contract

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the award of a GBP4 billion (USD4.9 billion) contract to deliver the detailed design and long-lead...
REPMUS

REPMUS uncrewed systems exercise grows in size and international standing

As it adapts to continue progressing against emerging naval challenges, the Portuguese Navy-led ‘REPMUS’ Maritime Uncrewed Systems (MUS) exercise has grown in multinational partnership...
A Russian navy Kilo-class submarine

DSEI 2023: Russia/China collaboration compounds strategic challenge for NATO, says DSACEUR

NATO is facing a combined, state-based strategic challenge in and beyond the Euro-Atlantic theatre, a senior alliance military officer told the Defence and Security...
Trident Juncture 2018.

DSEI 2023: Dutch De Zeven Provincien mid-life upgrade delivers BMD effect

Mid-life upgrade (MLU) work being conducted onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN’s) four De Zeven Provincien-class air-defence and littoral command frigates has delivered a...
The Royal Navy’s carrier strike group

DSEI 2023: UK First Sea Lord stresses need for navy to accelerate technological and...

The UK Royal Navy (RN) is facing an ever-increasing pace of change in threats, and must pick up the pace of its own technological...
A Puma uncrewed air system

DSEI 2023: UK MoD highlights Royal Navy crewed and uncrewed capability developments in delivering...

Crewed and uncrewed system programmes will both play crucial roles in delivering new operational capability for the UK Royal Navy (RN) increasingly quickly, Minister...

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