Ships

190 US ships have covid cases

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More than 190 U.S. Navy ships have suffered a COVID-19 outbreak this year, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said in a message...

Struggle to keep US fleet up to spec

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The U.S. Navy’s aging surface fleet is getting harder to maintain, and overall is showing declining health in several key areas, such as its...

Bangladesh’s new patrol boats

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In a departure from conventional shipbuilding procedures, Bangladesh’s Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSL) has announced a “steel-cutting ceremony” for the navy’s second batch of five...

The future of China’s n-powered subs force

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By Adam Ni* China finally achieved an operational underwater nuclear capability in recent years, almost six decades after it first launched its nuclear-powered ballistic missile...

Report on two types of amphibious ships

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This report discusses two types of amphibious ships being procured for the Navy: LPD-17 Flight II class amphibious ships and LHA-type amphibious assault ships....

Hornet from Nimitz strikes ISIS

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet struck Islamic State positions in Iraq late last month, the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years that a...

Subs: dollars, strategic and nightmares

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The argument for subs lies within the fundamental call on any nation: defend the realm and protect the currency (proving the oldest-profession status of...

Record warplanes on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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More warplanes than ever before have embarked on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of exercises in the North Sea, Forces Net...

Steel cat Brisbane comes up to speed

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Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Brisbane recently stretched her legs off the coast of Sydney, to conduct a full power trial, Navy Daily reports. A power...

US thinking about extending Nimitz class

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The Navy is considering an extension of the service lives of the first few aircraft carriers in the Nimitz-class, the head of the service’s...