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  • 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...

  • 30 April 2009

    UK and Australia Commit More Troops to Afghanistan

    Following the withdrawal of British forces in Iraq, the UK government has announced that it will increase its presence in Afghanistan. At the same time the Australian Department of Defence...

  • 30 April 2009

    Arming Crews Could Help Fight Pirates

    Richard Phillips, the US ship captain held hostage by Somali pirates, told Congress on Thursday that he thought arming some members of commercial ship crews could help beat back pirate...

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