Ships

UK Cold War monster destroyer retired

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Cold War military history is full of “might-have-beens,” with canceled projects ranging from nuclear-reactor-juggling tracked mecha-robots, to electron guns that would generate invisible radar-absorbing...

Cost advantage of unmanned vessels

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With the Pentagon pitching a future naval force design that calls for as many as 240 unmanned and optionally manned ships on the surface...

Naval Group’s first local manufacturing package

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Naval Group has officially launched its first ‘Local Manufacturing Package’ expression of interest (EOI) to Australian industry – part of a package expected to...

A third aircraft carrier for India?

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By Air Marshal M Matheswaran The Indian military is undergoing what may be its most significant reorganisation since India’s independence, with considerable implications for its future...

China boosts N-subs shipyard capacity

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As China pushes to become a blue-water power, nuclear-powered submarines are critically important to Beijing’s plan. Historically the Chinese Navy’s (PLAN) nuclear-powered submarine fleet...

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....