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WEAPONS BOOST FOR LCS ON ASIA-PAC PATROL Efforts to increase the lethality of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will receive a considerable boost during the next deployment of the type, via installation of an Over-The-Horizon (OTH) Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM). Exactly what weapon has not been disclosed, but the Independence Class LCS Coronado has previously been used for testing the Norwegian-origin Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM). Coronado is expected to sail ...

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EGYPT BUYS ASSAULT CARRIERS DENIED TO MOSCOW BY PARIS Cairo and Paris have concluded a contract for the former to purchase two ex-Russian amphibious assault ships that were not ...

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RN & USN ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ TO GROW EVER TIGHTER The top officers in the navies of the United Kingdom and USA shared a platform in London to explain how ...

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CANDIDATES FOR FUTURE RCN WARSHIP SQUARE UP Canada is starting the process of drawing up a short list of potential future frigates as it looks to move its major ...

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FINNS ‘ATTACK’ SUSPECTED SUBMARINE  In the wake of Sweden’s hunt for an underwater intruder in October last year Finland went a step further and actually attacked a similar ...

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USA’s RUSSIAN THREAT WARNING PROVOKES MOSCOW’s ANGER Europe is facing the twin-pronged threat of Russian aggression and Islamic terrorism, according to the Chairman of the US Joint ...

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