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On behalf of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Crane, Chief of Navy, has expressed his condolences to the Choules family at the passing of Claude Choules. Mr Choules passed away early this morning at the age of 110. Captain Brett Wolski, Comman...
The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has today promoted Commodore Robyn Walker to the rank of Rear Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy. Admiral Walker is the first female in the Navy to attain the rank of Rear Admiral and to take on the job of Surgeon General...
Europe's largest gathering of maritime surveillance and security professionals to feature the Italian Navy, Royal Navy, US Coast Guard, Columbian Navy, Beechcraft and Boeing Senior representatives from international navies, Coast Guards and governments will be speak...
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today released the Request for Tender for the sale of the Navy’s remaining Sea King Helicopters. The Request for Tender includes: Five complete helicopters; Three airframes; A simulator; and Associated unique e...
The Royal Australian Navy requires 24 Naval Combat Helicopters and is to hold a competition “in the next few months,” with a final decision likely in 2011. The value of the contract is estimated at AUD1.5 billion (USD1.3 billion) and first deliveries would be made in 20...
New submarine power On May 2nd, 2009, the Australian Government issued a White Paper stating its intentions to acquire twelve new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The new replacement project, SEA 1000, is to replace the six Collins class submarines wi...
Aircraft carriers and warships have been two of the main areas of focus for military spending when it comes to the UK's Royal Navy. Over the past few months, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced multi-million pound investments in the support for Navy's newest...
Two ships from the Peoples Republic of China, the training ship Zhenghe and frigate Mianyang, will be visiting Sydney from Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September and Darwin from Sunday 3 to Thursday 7 October 2010.
(This article represents a speculative interpretation on an alternative shape of the Canadian Navy in 2030, based purely on contemporary security trends and the author’s analysis. It in no way represents the view of Department of National Defence (DND) or Government of...
A Darkening Horizon There may be trouble ahead. Pick up your binoculars and scan the horizon: It has become significantly darker in recent times. Sir Richard Dannatt, head of the British Army, recently told the public to prepare for a generation of conflict. We agree...
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 3, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $9.9 million contract to perform concept studies for the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). This radar suite will consist of an S-band radar; X-band radar; and radar...
The role of special forces On 2 May 2011, US Navy SEALs flew from Afghanistan to the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and initiated an assault on the compound being used as a hideout by the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in the ensuing firefight. The...
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