Taiwan confirms decision to acquire Harpoon missiles

Taiwan’s officials have confirmed that the Ministry of National Defense is close to a deal to purchase the new mobile coastal defense system with Boeing Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles. According to a recent report by the Udn.com, Taiwan’s deputy defense minister Chang Zhe-Ping has confirmed that Taipei has decided to acquire a U.S.-made Harpoon […]

May 30, 2020
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German submarine operates under NATO command in the Eastern Baltic Sea

German submarine U33 has just concluded a several-week-long assurance measure deployment under NATO in the Eastern Baltic Sea. It arrived back to the naval base and home port of Eckernförde on Monday, 25 May 2020. The submarine, under the leadership of Lieutenant Commander Tobias Eikermann, in the past few weeks has operated under NATO Maritime […]

May 26, 2020
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U.S. Marine Corps conducts mass air training mission

Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG-24), a U.S. Marine Corps aviation unit based at Marine Corps Air Facility Kaneohe Bay, conducts a mass air training mission. Utilizing three separate flying platforms, MAG-24 successfully launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, seven MV-22B Ospreys, and two UH-1Y Venoms, conducting the mass air mission to increase proficiency through integrated training […]

May 21, 2020
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U.S. Navy fast-attack submarine departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for sea trials

The U.S. Pacific Fleet has reported that Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard after completing a scheduled extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA). According to a recent service news release, during the maintenance period, the shipyard and crew performed tank blasting and coating, hull preservation, propulsion and ship system […]

May 12, 2020
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U.S. Marine Corps simulates anti-ship long range fires in Japan

Video and photos released Monday by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing show U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 participated in the Harpoon training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. According to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused […]

May 4, 2020
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U.S. Marine Corps to equip its new combat vehicles with medium caliber turret

According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR MCT-30 medium caliber turret, selected for the U.S. Army’s Stryker Dragoon infantry carrier vehicle, will now be used for the Corps’ new Amphibious Combat Vehicles. Jane’s has reported that the PROTECTOR MCT-30, the latest extension to the Kongsberg’s PROTECTOR RWS family, selected for the U.S. Marine Corps’ […]

May 4, 2020
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U.S. Navy next stealthy warship achieves important milestone

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipbuilder said the U.S. Navy stealthy warship USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) achieved an important milestone – the Data Center Light-Off for the ship’s Total Computing Environment. According to a Friday company statement, the achievement brings the Ship Mission Center to life and provides the next level of capability […]

May 2, 2020
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