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Vietnam People’s Navy marks 60th founding anniversary with parade at military port

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The Vietnam People’s Navy on Saturday held a ceremony, accompanied by a military parade, at the Cam Ranh military port in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa to commemorate its 60th anniversary. The event was joined by Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and State President; Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member and chairman of the Central […]

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China Newest Type 098 Strategic Nuclear Submarine

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China’s qianzhan published an article to bare the mystery of China’s most advanced 098 strategic submarines. The article says: Previously, Liaoning Vice Governor Tan Zuojung disclosed at a public occasion that PLA navy has completed development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarine. Some experts believe that the information is quite reliable. However, there has been no […]

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Washington boosting military presence in South China Sea

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American forces will gain access to at least eight military bases in the Philippines following a new bilateral agreement, reports say. The eight bases would give the US military the most access since it evacuated forces from its Philippine bases in 1990s. Philippine Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang told Manila’s ABS-CBN News on […]

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PLA’s Type 052D Destroyers Can Beat Vietnam’s Su-22s: Report

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China’s Type 052D guided-missile destroyers have the capability to intercept and shoot down the the People’s Air Force of Vietnam’s Su-22 fighter bombers should a future conflict between two nations over the disputed South China Sea take place, according to the Beijing-based Sina Military Network on Apr. 20. The former Soviet Union provided 180 MiG-21bis […]

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China released the “official release” of creation amphibious assault ship

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China released the “official release” of creation amphibious assault ship

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First Indian Navy Project 15B Destroyer Launched

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The First ship of Project – 15B,Guided Missile Destroyer, christened ‘Visakhapatnam’ was launched on 20Apr 15 at a magnificent ceremony at Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai.The ship was launched from Slip Way No. 2 in MDL, Mumbai. The Chief of theNaval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Inkeeping with the […]

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Japanese Firm to Build Ten 40-meter Vessels for Philippine Coast Guard

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a project to enhance the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) ability to protect the country’s seas, particularly the construction of ten 40-meter multi-role response vessels or MRRVs and their staggered delivery from the third quarter of 2016 up to the third quarter of 2018. “This project is […]

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SAS 2015: Expeditionary Mk VI patrol boats advance

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The US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is expected to take delivery of the first two of ten Mk IV patrol boats later this year. Speaking at Sea-Air-Space 2015, Chris Rozicer, assistant programme manager for the Mk VI said that PB 1201 and PB 1202 were contractually accepted and were undergoing developmental and operational testing. […]

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CYG-11 wing-in-ground crafts conduct flying demonstration in Haikou

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Technologists carry a wing-in-ground craft in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, April 16, 2015. Two CYG-11 wing-in-ground crafts, capable of operating at speed of 210km/h, did flying demonstration in Haikou on Thursday. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

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INS Kalvari Scorpene built at Mumbai Docks, Launched Into Water

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In a big push forward for modernization plans for the Navy, the first of six French-designed Scorpene submarines which are being manufactured in Mumbai, was launched into the water today, initiating the process for extensive trials. The diesel-electric submarines are being built at the state-run Mazgaon docks in Mumbai; they are expected to be inducted […]

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