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Trilateral passage bolsters ties

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Australia, Japan and the United States conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific...

US carriers exercise in South China Sea

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The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike groups picked up high-end dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea again July 17 — a move...

China uses stadium-style lights to scoop $560m of squid

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Hundreds of ships from China's distant-water fishing fleet have hoovered up more than 160,000 tonnes of Pacific flying squid, worth more than $560 million,...

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...

Strategic Update: mines are back

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By Richard Dunley* Mines are back. Mine warfare has long been something of a Cinderella within western navies. However, the announcement in the Strategic Update...

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...

Taking China-India clash to the high seas

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By David Brewster* Last month’s clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh was the most significant conflict between the two countries since 1967. Despite...

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...

Unexploded bombs pose problem on Guam

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Roughly 11,000 bombs and other munitions were dropped on Guam in World War II, but never detonated, the Navy Times reports. Decades later, the U.S....

Geography must come first in defence

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By Paul Dibb* Since the announcement this month (July 2220) by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a radical shift in Australia’s defence policy, the question...