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Two new vessels for RNZN

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The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel sailed into Auckland Harbour on 26 June following a 15-day journey from the South...

USS Preble and Coast Guard in massive drug seizure

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The guided-missile destroyer Preble and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment recovered more than $40 million worth of cocaine during a just concluded...

US to pay $9.5b for two N-subs

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The U.S. Navy is poised to ink almost $10.4 billion in contracts with General Dynamics Electric Boat to procure the first two Columbia-class ballistic...

French sub burns in fierce fire

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One of France’s six Rubis-class nuclear-powered submarines, the Perle, burned for more than 14 hours “in an unbelievably fierce fire” June 12 in dry...

HMS Queen Elizabeth set for strike operations

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Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been declared “trained and safe” to conduct carrier strike operations, the UK Defence Journal reports. Cdre Steve Moorhouse, Commander...

US Navy calls up reservists to shipyards

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The Navy is activating 1,629 reservists to help reduce a carrier and submarine maintenance backlog at its public shipyards that is exacerbated by COVID-19,...

Disaster relief and drugs mission to Caribbean

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HMS Medway and RFA Argus have come together for the first time on demanding disaster relief exercises in the Caribbean, the Royal Navy reports....

Repaired USS Fitzgerald heads to new home

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Nearly three years to the day after the warship Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, drowning seven U.S. sailors, the guided-missile destroyer...

Japan’s U-turn on Aegis combat system

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By Ben Schreer* Without informing its US ally, Japan this week abruptly put on hold the planned deployment of two Aegis Ashore systems that were intended...

Watershed moment in naval future

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By Tim Barrett and Arthur H. ‘Trip’ Barber III Australia is at a watershed moment in naval capability with the fleet’s regeneration over the next...