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  • 24 May 2009

    North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

    North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on 25 May, which is claimed to be as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The test comes less than two months after the...

  • 17 May 2009

    Allied Navies Conduct UK-Based Exercise

    Allied naval units have begun a comprehensive maritime exercise in the UK's coastal waters to improve interoperability in future assignments. Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, Greece, France, Italy and Denmark are...

  • 17 May 2009

    US Navy Shipbuilding Plan Criticised

    US Navy and Marine Corps leaders faced tough questioning from the US government over their shipbuilding fiscal 2010 budget, which had earlier been termed inefficient by the Government Accountability Office...

  • 17 May 2009

    US Navy Christens 57th Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

    The US Navy has christened its newest Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). The 57th Arleigh Burke Class destroyer, named Gravely after Vice Adm. Samuel L Gravely...

  • 14 May 2009

    UK to Simplify Bowman Radio Systems

    The UK military's tactical communications and data system, known as Bowman, will undergo a series of upgrades to make the technology simpler for troops to use. Other upgrades include enhanced...

  • 14 May 2009

    UK Combat Support Improving but Problems Remain

    A report released by the UK National Audit Office (NAO) has found that despite challenging operational environments the provision of support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has improved. The...

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