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Arabian Sea Naval Patrols Increase Narcotics Seizures

Multinational naval forces operating in and around the Gulf are increasing seizures of narcotics, notably in the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. The...
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (foreground) and the French Navy carrier FS Charles de Gaulle sail together in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2022. Recently, NATO has had a collective carrier presence of up to five ships at sea. (US Navy)

NATO’s Carrier Groups Demonstrate Collective Deterrence

NATO is enhancing its immediate and longer-term maritime presence to build deterrence now and into the future, a senior alliance official told a recent...
The UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is pictured at sea in March 2022, sailing in Norwegian waters during Exercise ‘Cold Response’. The carrier, with the NATO roundel visible on its for’ard island, is operating as the NATO Response Force flagship for 2022. (Crown copyright)

UK’s Royal Navy Demonstrates Two-Carrier Deployment Capability

The UK Royal Navy (RN) currently has its both of its Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers at sea, one deployed on operations while the other...
The Hellenic Navy’s Meko 200 Hydra-class frigate HS Spetsai conducts maritime security patrols around offshore resource platforms in the Mediterranean Sea, while supporting NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian in December 2020.

NATO’s Emerging Maritime Threats

Vice Admiral Keith Blount, NATO’s Commander Allied Maritime Command discusses the range of emerging and traditional threats and risks now pressurising the alliance’s maritime...
NATO ships and submarines participating in the alliance’s ‘Dynamic Manta’ anti-submarine warfare exercise sail in formation during a ‘photo exercise’ (PHOTEX). (NATO Maritime Command)

NATO’s Dynamic Manta ASW exercise gets underway in the Mediterranean

NATO’s Mediterranean-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Manta is underway off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week exercise, which began on 21 February,...
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Dead Reckoning – Pathways to USV/UUV Autonomy

How much autonomy do maritime USVs and UUVs actually need to accomplish their missions now and in the future? ‘Autonomous’, ‘unmanned’, ‘uncrewed’, ‘lean manning’… over...
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UK Navy Chief details options for growing Royal Navy at-sea presence

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has options for increasing its presence at sea by growing platform numbers, ship availability, and forward deployment, Admiral Sir...
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Warship Design: Is Green the New Blue?

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - During a pre-Euronaval press conference, on 19 October 2020, Naval Group’s CEO, Eric Pommelet, briefly talked about...
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UK’s Second Carrier to Act as Technology Demonstrator in 2021

The UK Royal Navy (RN) is seeking to use its aircraft carrier programme as an opportunity for industry to demonstrate new maritime unmanned systems...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to US Coast for More F-35B Trails

On Friday 30, August, the biggest warship in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy (RN), HMS Queen Elizabeth, sailed from Portsmouth to conduct her second...

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