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Japan accidentally leaks image of new hypersonic anti-ship missile

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On July 7, Japan’s Vice Defense Minister Tomohiro Yamamoto visited the research center for aviation and rocket technology of the Self-Defense Forces, located in a suburb of Tokyo. The official got acquainted with the progress in implementing promising defense programs, in particular with R&D for a new generation fighter of national development and weapons systems […]

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American troops launches large-scale military exercises in South China Sea

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The U.S. Forces are carrying out a series of large-scale military exercises in the South China Sea amid border tensions between India and China. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carriers and several warships were deployed to the South China Sea to demonstrate U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific […]

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German Navy received new NH90 NTH Sea Lion multi-role helicopter

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On June 25, the German Navy took delivery of its new NH90 NTH Sea Lion multi-role helicopter, according to a service statement. “In the medium term, it will replace the Sea King Mk 41 and take over its tasks, including search and rescue,” it said in a statement.  Also noted that the new NH90 in […]

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U.S. Navy accepts delivery of the 22nd littoral combat ship

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The U.S. Navy has announced that it accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) June 26 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama for the United States Navy (USN) and the 22nd littoral combat […]

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Russian Navy shadows U.S. guided-missile destroyer in Black Sea

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Batumi, Georgia, as part of the United States’ continued Black Sea presence and support to regional partners. While steaming to the Georgian coast, USS Porter was shadowed by the Russian warships and planes, according to the TASS news agency. In a statement to TASS, […]

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U.S., Japan holds naval exercise amid increased Chinese activities in South China Sea

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American and Japanese naval ships, aircraft and personnel take part in bilateral exercises while sailing together in the South China Sea amid increased Chinese activities in the region. In a release late Wednesday, Command Destroyer Squadron 7 reported the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima […]

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U.S. Navy first operational CMV-22B arrives at Naval Air Station North Island

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The U.S. Navy’s first operational CMV-22B tilt-rotor aircraft, the latest variant in Osprey family,  assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 arrived at Naval Air Station North Island. The new aircraft is designed to replace ageing C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery aircraft.  It is the only aircraft that can land on the flight deck of […]

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Pentagon tells Congress of plans to sell Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine

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The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of sixteen Mark VI patrol boats to Ukraine, it was announced on 18 June. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that the State Department had approved the sale of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and related equipment for an estimated […]

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman returns from deployment

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The U.S. Navy has announced that the Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned home June 16, marking the end of their deployment after operating in the U.S. 2nd, 5th and 6th Fleets. Following a return from deployment in March after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet, Truman remained underway in […]

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Ukraine plans to buy three divisions of Neptune coastal missile system

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Ukrainian magazine, Defense Express, quoting a director of the Pavlograd Chemical Plant Leonid Shiman, reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine has plan to buy three divisions of RK-360MC Neptune coastal defense system with R-360 cruise missiles. As noted by the magazine, that the one Neptune division includes six USPU-360 launchers with 24 cruise missiles […]

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