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IRANIAN WEAPONRY STILL FUELLING YEMEN WAR Despite a UN-authorised coalition presence at sea, weaponry suspected to have mainly originated in Iran, is being smuggled to Houthi rebels. A recent report by the think-tank Conflict Armament Research highlighted how Australian, French, and US warships operating in the Arabian Sea in 2016 intercepted shipments of small arms, ammunition, and weaponry, such as guided anti-tank missiles of Iranian and Russian origin. The recovered weapons were similar to those being ...

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The lead vessel of Italy’s FREMM frigate class, Carlo Bergamini, was the first ship of her kind to fire an Aster 30 missile during a test on the Quirra missile range.

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The French Navy strike carrier FNS Charles De Gaulle returned to the fray against ISIL as a coalition of forces gathered for a big assault on the last major bastion of ...

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Most if not all of Russia’s Project 949A Oscar II nuclear-powered guided missile submarines (SSGN) are to be put through a comprehensive US $372 million upgrade by 2020 to keep them operational ...

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A proposal from French defence giant DCNS for a conventionally-powered development of its Barracuda Class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) has been selected to replace Australia’s six Collins Class patrol boats (...

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Two Russian naval strike jets made danger-close passes of an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic. Referred to by the US Navy as ‘several close interactions’, the incidents also involved a ...

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The replenishment vessel Protecteur has been towed out of Esquimalt, the latest Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessel sent to be scrapped before a like-for-like replacement is in place.

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