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  • 13 May 2009

    New Australian Budget Prepares For Defence Overhaul

    The Australian Government has announced that as part of the 2009-10 budget announced on 12 May, $30bn will be committed to improving and expanding the armed forces. This large-scale investment...

  • 13 May 2009

    George HW Bush Joins US Navy

    The US Navy received its most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS George HW Bush (CVN 77), from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding on 11 May. The 1,092ft-long, 97,000t ship can carry more...

  • 13 May 2009

    Daewoo Wins $75m Indonesian Submarine Deal

    Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a $75m submarine overhaul contract from the Indonesian Navy. Daewoo will work towards improving the performance of a 1,300t submarine by...

  • 12 May 2009

    Asian Navies to Spend $60bn in Next Five Years

    Asian countries are expected to invest about $60bn to strengthen their navies in the next five years, according to a report done by Agence France-Presse Speaking with the news service,...

  • 12 May 2009

    Lockheed Modernises Halifax Ships for Canada

    Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a system design review for modernising the combat systems on the Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax Class multi-mission frigates. The combat systems integration is a C$1.5bn...

  • 10 May 2009

    US Awards $260m for Innovative University Research

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced plans to award 69 academic institutions $260m over the next five years to perform innovative multidisciplinary research. The multidisciplinary university research initiative...

  • 5 May 2009

    US Navy Vessel Recalled After Swine Flu Outbreak

    The US Navy has postponed an aid mission to the South Pacific after nearly 50 sailors began showing symptoms of the H1N1 virus. The California-based USS Dubuque had been preparing...

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