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China is set to increase the number of its Marine Corps

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China plans to expand the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps from 20,000 to 100,000 soldiers, reported South China Morning Post on March 13th. China’s military reform is progressing steadily and details of its plans will be released in due course, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) told the Global Times on Tuesday. The MND remarked […]

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U.S. expeditionary fast transport ship makes goodwill visit to Myanmar

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The United States Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) will make a goodwill visit to Yangon, Myanmar March 21-25 to enhance friendship and cultural exchange between U.S. service members and the people of Myanmar. The ship is transiting between mission stops in Sri Lanka and Malaysia for the annual Pacific Partnership mission, […]

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Turkey orders new amphibious assault vehicle for use on new TCG Anadolu amphibious ship

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Turkish company FNSS Savunma to develop a new Zırhlı Amfibi Hücum Aracı (ZAHA) amphibious assault vehicle for use on new TCG Anadolu amphibious assault ship. According to Undersecretariat for Defence Industries of Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence, Turkey has awarded a contract to FNSS Savunma to build 23 amphibious armored assault vehicles, 2 amphibious assault command vehicle and 2 […]

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Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka

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Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka March 2 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific patrol. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew’s interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to […]

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US Coronado littoral combat ship returns to Singapore following operations at Sea

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Following a port visit in Muara, Brunei, and routine operations in the Sulu Sea and South China Sea, littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) pulled pier side at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Feb. 25. After completing the four-day port visit in Brunei, Coronado conducted a passing exercise and visit, board, search and seizure […]

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China is close to completing its second aircraft carrier

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China is close to completing its second aircraft carrier, which will begin service by 2020, experts said. China Central Television (CCTV) reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’sType 001A class aircraft carrier’s scaffold has been removed and red undercoat has beenpainted below the ship’s waterline in Dalian, northeastern Liaoning Province, and that alaunching ceremony […]

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Chinese Navy commissions new oceangoing training ship

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A new training ship joined the People’s Liberation Army Navy, also known as the PLA Navy, on Feb 21 with the commissioning and naming ceremony held at a naval port Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning province on Tuesday morning. Vice Admiral Tian Zhong, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, attended the ceremony. He presented the […]

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Libyan National Army Capture South Korean Cargo Ship Loaded with 5107 Vehicles

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The Libyan National Army have captured a South Korean cargo ship with 5107 vehicles on board bound for ISIS controlled of Libya’s third largest city of Misrata. Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments – one internationally recognized, and the other self-declared after its forces took over Tripoli last year. Both are […]

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New SihaM3 Anti-air-surface Turret Showcases at IDEX 2017

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At IDEX 2017, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with Leonardo and MBDA are presenting an innovative and cost-effective weapon system designated “SIHAM³”, providing a comprehensive and stand-alone anti-air and anti-surface capability to all types of warships. This industrial cooperation will be officially announced during IDEX 2017 and a mock-up of the […]

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Rheinmetall Defence to Unveil its New SeaSnake-27 Naval Multirole Gun System at IDEX 2017

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Rheinmetall Defence will be showcasing its newly developed SeaSnake-27 naval multirole gun system sighting system at IDEX 2017, the Middle Easts premier defense expo, taking place Feb. 19-23. The SeaSnake-27 is a new system development as successor of the world wide acknowledged MLG 27 system. SeaSnake is an optimized naval gun system for layered ship self […]

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