Ships

Why did S. Korea go for carriers

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By Robert Farley* South Korea has decided to build aircraft carriers. New defense planning documents offer a roadmap for building at least one light carrier...

Submarines: how did we get here?

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By Graeme Dobell* As Australia’s defence minister does her quarterly meetings with the French to push, pummel and pull at the future submarine project, Linda...

NUSHIP Supply getting ready for commissioning

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The next next major fleet unit to be commissioned into the RAN, NUSHIP Supply (II), has undertaken Sea Acceptance Trials in Spain. It is the lead...

RNZN launches largest vessel

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The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) commissioned its new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel, HMNZSAotearoa (A 11), in a ceremony held on 29 July at Devonport...

Ocras: US Governor criticises naval exercises

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The governor of Washington state and other state officials have criticized a Navy military testing program that would potentially harm endangered orcas if approved. The...

Role of lightly manned warships

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By Jimmy Drennan As the U.S. Navy moves into the unmanned age and implements Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO), there is a need for small, lightly...

US Navy chief seeks answers over fire

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The uniformed head of the U.S. Navy is preparing to depart Washington and visit the stricken amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, after crews took...

Regional Defence Deployment 2020

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  A formation from the Royal Australian Air Force of an E-7A Wedgetail from No. 2 Squadron, three F/A-18A Hornets from No.77 Squadron and an...

Fire aboard assault ship in San Diego

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Most of the sailors injured in a massive fire aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard Sunday suffered from smoke inhalation, Rear Adm. Philip...

Rusting oil tanker poses risk of disaster

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A rusting oil tanker, the FSO Saferoff, Yemen's Red Sea coast is loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil and experts have warned...