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RAN takes five fire trucks to PNG

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Five fire trucks are on the way to Papua New Guinea (PNG) on board HMAS Choules after being donated by the Queensland Fire and...

Diego Garcia, the US and rules-based order

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By Blake Herzinger* In remarks delivered at the US State Department in early February, President Joe Biden championed the rule of law as part of...

Soviet naval strategy: a template for China?

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By James Goldrick* In 1976, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergei Georgyevich Gorshkov published his exposition of Soviet maritime strategy under the...

RN in big Mid-East drug swoop

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Drugs worth £11m will never reach the streets – or fund terrorist activities – after the Royal Navy swooped on traffickers twice in two...

US Navy seizes weapons off Somalia

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill seized thousands of illicit weapons — including AK-47 assault rifles and heavy sniper rifles — from two dhows...

Xi licences coastguard to be wolf warriors

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By Michael Shoebridge* Xi Jinping’s control over the China Coast Guard, together with a new law that authorises the coastguard to use force against foreign...

Does RAN need Tomahawk missiles?

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By Marcus Hellyer* The Department of Defence appears to be in the early stages of identifying a ship-launched land-attack missile for acquisition. The government assessed...

The port operators behind China’s naval expansion

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By Charlie Lyons Jones and Raphael Veit* The Chinese Communist Party’s first leader, Mao Zedong, once said that ‘political power grows out of the barrel...

Obituary: Submarine Museum benefactor Gundula Holbrook

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Australia’s submarine community has lost one of its most passionate champions with the passing of Mrs Gundula Holbrook at the grand age of 106,...

Can Biden limit naval Mid-East presence

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By David B. Larter* By the time the crews of the aircraft carrier Nimitz and its escort ships step on the pier in Bremerton, Washington,...