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March 19, 2014
France warns Russia on warships as EU mulls tougher sanctions
Paris (AFP) March 18, 2014
France said Tuesday it could suspend its controversial sale of warships to Russia in the event of sanctions against Russia being escalated over Moscow's action in Ukraine. But Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the billion euro ($1.4 billion) contract, which supports 1,000 French jobs, would only be put on the line if other European Union governments were also prepared to agree to action which could be damaging to their own interests. Fabius's comments appeared to be specifically directed at B ... read more

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Brazil to build own aircraft carrier: defense minister
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France says warship deal with Russia still alive
French President Francois Hollande said a controversial sale of two state-of-the art warships by France to Russia was still on course despite Moscow's widely opposed stand over Crimea. ... more
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Philippines to upgrade navy base facing disputed waters
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. ... more
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Raytheon awarded minehunting sonar contract
Raytheon has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy's criti ... more
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Fear of Kiev, love of Putin in Crimea navy town
"Sevastopol is a Russian town," yelled retiree Zinaida Lazereva, while a group of elderly ladies sang Soviet war songs nearby her on the city's main square. ... more
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Problem batteries likely cause of fatal Indian navy fire: reports
Malfunctioning and ageing batteries were the likely cause of fire on an Indian submarine that left two dead this week, reports said Friday, amid warnings that the navy is "on the verge of breakdown". ... more
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Lockheed Martin Led Team Lays Keel on the Eleventh Littoral Combat Ship for the USA
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's eleventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Sioux City, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation. ... more
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Raytheon, U.S. Navy test Tomahawk Block IV's latest communications upgrades
Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have successfully tested communications advancements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. During a Feb. 19 flight test, a Raytheon-built Tomahawk Block IV missil ... more
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Raytheon awarded Phalanx contract from Republic of Korea
Raytheon has signed a $123 million contract to deliver nine Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the Republic of Korea Navy. Under the direct commercial sale, the largest ever for the P ... more
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India navy chief resigns after submarine accident
India's navy chief resigned on Wednesday, taking "moral responsibility" for a spate of recent maritime accidents including one off Mumbai's coast earlier in the day that saw two sailors missing and seven others injured. ... more
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Queen Elizabeth to name warship Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II will officially name Britain's biggest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, at a ceremony in July, the Ministry of Defence announced Saturday. ... more
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Singapore bans disputed Indonesian navy ship
Singapore said Tuesday it will ban from its ports and naval bases an Indonesian navy ship named after two marines who bombed an office complex in the city-state in the 1960s. ... more
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US naval ship runs aground in Black Sea: Pentagon
One of two US naval ships sent to the Black Sea as a security precaution for the Sochi Olympic games ran aground at a Turkish port, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Suspects acquitted in Portugal submarine scandal
A court on Friday acquitted 10 suspects accused of fraud over the sale of two submarines to Portugal by a German firm in 2004. ... more
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Hong Kong activist anger at Chinese military dock
Plans to construct a Chinese military dock on a prime piece of Hong Kong waterfront sparked angry reaction from activists on Monday, the latest sign of resistance to Beijing's influence on the city. ... more
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China military port gets key Hong Kong go-ahead: report
Hong Kong has taken a key step towards approving the construction of a Chinese military port along its waterfront, China's state media reported Saturday, despite fierce public opposition to the move. ... more
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Indonesia, Singapore at loggerheads over warship name
Indonesian military leaders canceled their attendance at Singapore's international airshow amid a growing rift over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two marines who bombed a civilian Singaporean target in 1965. ... more
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OSI wins Australian navy software upgrade contract
OSI Maritime Systems of Canada has signed a three-year contract to support and upgrade its situational and navigational awareness software for Australia's warships and submarines. ... more
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Merkel 'pushes for $1.9B patrol boat deal with Saudi Arabia'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's new coalition government is reported to be pushing hard to nail down a $1.9 billion contract with Saudi Arabia for 100 patrol boats expected to be built by the Lurssen shipyard of Bremen. ... more
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Australian admiral defends submarine procurement
A senior Australian admiral has defended the purchase of next generation submarines that have been labelled a "gold-plated $30 billion sinkhole." ... more
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BAE touts maintenance work for Royal Navy
BAE Systems in Britain reports it has started support and maintenance work on Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels. ... more
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Indian navy gets its third Saryu-class patrol vessel
India's navy has taken delivery of its third Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel, the indigenously designed and built Sumedha. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Milestone to Upgrade US Navy's Electronic Warfare Defenses
Lockheed Martin recently completed a milestone test on the U.S. Navy's evolutionary Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system. This test further validated the system's ab ... more
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China starts building second aircraft carrier
China has started constructing the second of four planned aircraft carriers, a top government official said according to media reports on Saturday. ... more
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Vietnam takes delivery of its first 'black hole' sub
Vietnam officially took delivery of the first of six "black hole" submarines amid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and fishing rights in the South China Sea. ... more
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