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Japan and Brunei conduct maritime exercise

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The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) recently welcomed two ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the destroyer JS Shimakaze and the training ship...

After 25 years, Huon decommissioned

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After a quarter-century of distinguished service, HMAS Huon has been decommissioned in a poignant ceremony at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. Hailing from the Huon Valley after...

Discovering wrecks in WA with new drone

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Advanced Navigation, a global leader in AI robotics and navigation technology, is bringing humans closer to the ocean like never before – starting with...

Navy adds to missile lethality

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HMAS Sydney has been fitted with the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in a boost to the lethality of the Navy’s surface fleet. The Chief...

US, Japan, Korea: Freedom Edge exercise

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On June 2nd, the Defense Chiefs of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Japan, and the United States held a trilateral meeting during the...

The place of uncrewed vessels in US Navy

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In an address at a military-industry conference, then-Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, revealed the Navy’s goal to reach 500 ships by adding...

Capability: more than number of ships

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By Peter Leavy* As part of the original crew of HMAS ANZAC, I was sad to see the ship decommissionedlast month after almost 30 years’...

US submarine tender visits

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US Navy submarine tender, USS Emory S. Land, has arrived in Darwin for a port visit. It berthed at HMAS Coonawarra's new Kuru Wharf on...

2024 Budget: the cost of defence

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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has released its annual Cost of Defence analysis, concluding that this year’s defence budget puts investment in a holding...

History’s lessons for carrier design

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By Brent D. Sadler* June 2024 marks the 90th year since commissioning the Ranger (CV-4), the first purpose-designed and built U.S. aircraft carrier. The Ranger...