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Big NATO exercise in the Med

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As reported by NATO on February 26, 2024, in Catania, Italy, the Mediterranean Sea is the setting for a significant NATO exercise known as...

Submarines as drone motherships

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By Robert Farley* The U.S. Navy is exploring the integration of undersea drones (UUVs) with nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) to revolutionize antisubmarine warfare (ASW), National...

RNZAF conducts maritime surveillance of Pitcairn Islands

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New Zealand provided assistance to the United Kingdom by supporting the UK Blue Belt marine conservation program. A RNAF P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft...

Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine

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Taiwan's first Indigenous Defense Submarine (IDS), Hai Kun (SS-711) , was launched today at the CSBC shipyard in Kaohsiung, Naval News reports. In the morning...

Plugging surface capability gap

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By Euan Graham* Released 10 months after the defence strategic review (DSR), the annexed and long-awaited review of the Royal Australian Navy’s surface combatant fleet...

SNN Aukus at the back of the queue

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By Peter Briggs* The SSN AUKUS ‘optimal pathway’ calls for the UK to build the first of the nuclear powered and conventionally armed attack submarines...

NZ could join Australian frigate program

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By Euan Graham* Last week’s unveiling of the expansionary blueprint for Australia’s future naval surface fleet brings with it a golden opportunity to revive defence...

Large step towards geographic reality

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By Jennifer Parker* Australia has a proud history of defending our nation, but our maritime history is often missing from this discourse, a strange omission...

A big risk in naval changes

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At the heart of the Albanese government’s navy overhaul is a fundamental risk assessment: Australia does not face the prospect of a major conflict...

RAN officers in US N-sub training

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Three Royal Australian Navy (RAN) officers began the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Officer Basic Course (SOBC), known commonly as “Submarine School,” where they will learn...