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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 into the 2030s.

This action is being taken due to delays in constructing next generation Project 885M Severodvinsk Class attack submarines (SSN). At least 12 third generation Russian SSNs and SSGNs are to be modernised by the end of the decade. The most ...

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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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Latest news from the Baltic

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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.

The ...

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NORTH KOREAN SSBN PROGRAMME IS A BUST? North Korea’s December 21, 2015 submarine-launched ballistic missile test, which it trumpeted as a success, was in reality a failure, analysts have concluded. ...

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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 ...

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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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