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Not really news; rather sober analysis:

https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-ori ... relations/

Some may find this interesting:

https://news.usni.org/2019/10/17/report ... ip-names-4
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General Dynamics announces a Bluefin-12
Has some specs listed, will this be added to DB for current CMANO?

Yes, most likely, and the DB3K database will also continue to be used in the future.

Thanks for the info.

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The other "classified" function of PHASER should be probably anti-riot/"freedom fighter" swarms.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Denial_System
Quote on the Popular Mechanics article :
There may be other benefits other than anti-drone screens, but no one is talking about them publicly. “PHASER also has other applications that can be utilized for defensive purposes,” Sullivan admits. “I can't get into other applications outside of counter UAS because of classification reasons. We're not clear to discuss that at the moment.”
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The TJS-4 satellite launched recently by China could be a SIGINT sat similar to american Orions:
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This looks to be a 4 part analysis of how Australia might use their F-35s:

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articl ... 14803.html

Also gets into the geographic challenges of fighting in the region.

And today a very long read on ASW and sensors from the Cold War:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... e-cold-war

Well written.

More nostalgia for Cold War buffs:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... ppy-disks/

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The TJS-4 satellite launched recently by China could be a SIGINT sat similar to american Orions:
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Aviation Week claim that there is a growing body of evidence that the ‘RQ-180’ is now fully operational with the U.S. Air Force:

https://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-unit-moves-reveal-clues-rq-180-ops-debut


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https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthomp ... c4cbd371d7

Tomahawk Block V discussed.

Probably a bit off topic, but what the heck on a Friday. It's NK:

https://www.38north.org/2019/10/wonsan102419/

Not The Onion.

Very very long paper on urban warfare. Somewhat off topic too:

https://tnsr.org/2019/10/the-city-is-ne ... t-century/

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CCTV do forgot to report this particular drone during the Military Parade for 70th China Anniversary. FX-500 UAV is kinda like a smaller version of WJ-600 jet-powered UCAV, but designed for ELINT and electronic countermeasures:

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Naval Group Starts Construction of Amiral Ronarc’h – French Navy’s 1st FDI Frigate
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On October 24, the steel-cutting ceremony of the first FDI (Defense and Intervention Frigate) took place at the Naval Group shipyard in Lorient, in the presence of the Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly and the Chief of the Hellenic Navy Nikolaos Tsounis.
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Some of our coverage at MADEX 2019 in South Korea last week.

I got to say I was very impressed by the technological level of their latest naval defense systems

MADEX 2019 Day 1 - DSME, KSS III, LIG Nex1 USV, Poongsan

Day 1 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on the South Korean naval defense industry:

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1:05 - DSME new 2000 tons submarine design
2:38 - DSME new light frigate
4:09 - DSME KDDX
5:06 - DSME KSS III Batch 2
5:44 - Hanwha Defense Li-Ion batteries for KSS III Batch 2
7:27 - LIG Nex1 C Sword II combat USV
11:08 Poongsan GGRM-5

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWIBOmw9VRQ

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MADEX 2019 Day 2 - HHI, HCX-19, LPX-II, KDDX, Lacroix, Hanwha

Day 2 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on:

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0:48 - Hyundai Heavy Industries new HCX-19 concept ship
3:00 - LPX-II aircraft carrier design for ROK Navy
4:01 - Hyundai Heavy Industries new KDDX design
5:11 - Lacroix Defense Sylenna MK2
6:30 - TS TECH K-RBOC NG
8:18 - Hanwha Systems I-MAST for KDDX
9:38 - Hanwha Systems large displacement UUV ASWUUV
10:23 - Hanwha Systems upgrade program for Philippines Navy frigate

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y0OmO2UcXU

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MADEX 2019 Day 3 - Naval Defense Technologies by LIG Nex1

Day 3 at MADEX 2019, the maritime defense exhibition held in Busan, South Korea. In this video we focus on LIG Nex1 who is showcasing current and future technologies for modern navies:

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1:03 - 75mm Poniard and 130 mm Biryong guided rockets system to counter swarming surface targets
1:47 - SSM-700K C-Star Anti-Ship Missile
2:15 - Red Shark Hong Sang Eo ASROC anti-submarine rocket
2:39 - Red Dragon TSLM tactical ship to land missile
2:55 - K-SAAM Sea Bow surface to air missile
3:20 - Blue Shark lightweight torpedo
3:46 - Tiger Shark heavyweight torpedo
4:10 - Torpedo decoys
4:58 - PIP Performance Improvement Program for Type 209 KSS I submarine of ROK Navy
5:54 - LIG Nex1 Future Combat Management System (CMS) and CIC for KDDX destroyer
7:14 - LIG Nex1 I-MAST proposal for KDDX destroyer of ROK Navy

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8kLThU6ew4


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MADEX 2019: LIG Nex1 Proposes Futuristic CIC with Holograms for ROK Navy KDDX Destroyer
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EXCLUSIVE: At MADEX 2019, the naval defense show held in South Korea, local defense company LIG Nex1 unveiled its CIC and CMS proposal for the future KDDX destroyer of the ROK Navy.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... destroyer/


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MADEX 2019: DSME On Track with KSS III Batch 2 Submarine Program for ROK Navy
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At MADEX 2019, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is showcasing a scale model of the KSS III large conventional submarine of the ROK Navy. The company gave us an update on the program, specifically the Batch II variant.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... -rok-navy/

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MADEX 2019: New 2,000 tons attack submarine joins DSME portfolio
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At MADEX 2019 naval exhibition in Busan (South Korea), local shipyard DSME launched a new attack submarine design dedicated to the export market based on technologies developed for the ROK Navy KSS III submarine.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... portfolio/

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MADEX 2019: DSME Continues Work on KDDX Design
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The scale model on display at MADEX 2019 is not new. It was unveiled many years ago and is well known. What’s new however are the various hull forms that DSME has been studying in the past years in order to optimize its KDDX design.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... dx-design/

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MADEX 2019: DSME lifts veil on new DW2000L Light Frigate design
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DSME’s new multipurpose light frigate project features a unique flexible modularity design which allows the customer to easily build a tailor-made solution. « In the rapidly changing naval environment, it is only when you can cope with every tasks that you can win, » explains DSME. The Korean shipmaker is proposing four optimized models to meet the customer specifications in term of speed, range, length, crew and mission:
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... te-design/

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MADEX 2019: Sea Sword II combat USV unveiled by LIG Nex1
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At MADEX 2019 naval exhibition in Busan, South Korea, LIG Nex1 is showcasing for the first time a longer and more capable version of the Sea Sword combat Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV).
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... -lig-nex1/

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MADEX 2019: KAI’ Surion gets claws with Marine Attack variant
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The weapons package includes a 20 mm Gatling gun with 1,400 rounds, 2.75 inch rocket pods, two quad-launchers for antitank guided missile and two dual-launchers for the MBDA’s Mistral ATAM air-to-air missile. South Korea has been using the ground-based Mistral variant for a while.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... k-variant/

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MADEX 2019: KAI pitching new Surion Mine Countermeasures Helicopter variant to ROK Navy
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At MADEX 2019 in Busan (South Korea), a new Mine Countermeasures Helicopter (MCH) variant is being pitched by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to answer the ROK Navy requirement for a new airborne countermeasures capability - Naval News.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... -rok-navy/

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MADEX 2019: HHI Unveils HCX-19 Concept Ship
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HCX-19 stands for Hyundai Combatant eXperimental 2019. It was created to show HHI’s vision of what surface combatants will look like in the 2030ies and its design relies on two concepts.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... cept-ship/

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MADEX 2019: HHI Unveils KDDX Design Concept for ROK Navy Future DDG Requirement
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HHI’s KDDX is 156 meters in length with a beam of 19 meters and a displacement of 6,500 tons. As far as weapon systems are concerned, HHI told us the design is fitted with 8x anti-ship missiles, 48x K-VLS forward and 16x K-VLS II aft. K-VLS II by Hanwha will be able to deploy new generation of missiles such as a new land attack cruise missile in development. On top of the helicopter hangar is a next generation CIWS currently in development with South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and which will be called “K-CIWS”.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... quirement/

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MADEX 2019: Hanwha Defense Unveils ASWUUV for Anti-Submarine Missions
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ASWUUV stand for anti-submarine warfare unmanned underwater vehicle. According to Hanwha Systems, it is a large displacement UUV dedicated to anti-submarine warfare missions. It is fitted with a fuel cell system as energy source, providing it with long range and endurance.
https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/ma ... -missions/
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"Armed with a portable anti-aircraft missile system, the ship named after a prominent Soviet explorer, possesses Kalibr cruise missiles, an electronic warfare system and a helicopter launch pad."

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-arctic- ... er-1468057

Interesting debate that just scratches the "surface" [;)]

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/ ... good-idea/
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SEWIP Block 3 on Track to Deliver Critical Electronic Warfare Improvement to the U.S. Navy
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As Electronic Warfare (EW) continues to shape the future battlespace, Northrop Grumman is advancing a critical capability for the U.S. Navy. The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) protects surface ships from anti-ship missiles, providing early detection, signal analysis and threat warning.

Three SEWIP block upgrades have been established and a fourth is planned. SEWIP Block 3, being developed by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), adds electronic attack to the SLQ-32(V) EW system, and is a cornerstone capability that will meet the urgent operational needs of the Fleet. The timing couldn’t be more important, as the pace and complexity of emerging threats continues to escalate.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -u-s-navy/

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U.S. Navy Experimenting Ressuply of Submarine via Quad Rotor Drone
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Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, tested their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities by delivering supplies onto a submarine off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 10.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... tor-drone/

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BAE Systems to develop next generation towed decoy for US Navy aircraft
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BAE Systems announced on a $36.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop and demonstrate a next-generation, dual band Fiber-Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) to protect aircraft and pilots from advanced threats.

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US Navy receives 17th and final C-40 transport aircraft
The US Navy’s C-40 fleet has undergone some major changes in the last few months - adding two airplanes, one squadron and completing its current planned aircraft procurements, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) press office said on October 22.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -aircraft/

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U.S. Navy Destroyer USS John S. McCain Starting Post-Repairs Sea Trials
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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) completed her necessary repairs and is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing.

John S. McCain completed repairs and extensive, accelerated upgrades over the last two years, following a collision in August 2017.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -aircraft/

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Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers Final Block III Virginia-Class Submarine to U.S. Navy
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Delaware (SSN 791) is the last and final of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines. The Block III submarines are fitted with the new Virginia Payload Tubes designed to lower costs and increase missile-firing payload possibilities. The first 10 Block I and Block II Virginia-class submarines have 12 individual 21-inch diameter vertical launch tubes able to fire Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS). The Block III submarines are built with two-larger 87-inch diameter tubes able to house six TLAMS each.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -u-s-navy/

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HII Floods Dry Dock in Preparation for Christening Of Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) began flooding the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division on October 29, where the keel of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was laid in 2015.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... dy-cvn-79/

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USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea Following Long Maintenance Period
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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway October 25, 2019, for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... ce-period/

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Australia’s Hobart-class Destroyer HMAS Brisbane Demonstrates CEC with U.S. Navy
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Using remote sensor data from U.S Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale, HMAS Brisbane completed a live missile engagement via the CEC off California. This was a first for the RAN. The event tested the combat system against a range of challenging targets and tactical situations.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -u-s-navy/

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Russian Navy Icebreaker Ivan Papanin Floated in St. Petersburg
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The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg floated the Ivan Papanin lead ice-class patrol ship of project 23550.

In terms of weapon systems and equipment, Project 23550 vessels are fitted with a 76-mm AK-176MA main gun; portable air defense systems; helipad and helicopter hangar able to accommodate a Ka-27 class helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles; two Raptor high-speed assault boats of the Raptor type and one Project 23321 hovercraft. Last but certainly not least, the vessel can be fitted with a containerized version of the Kalibr-NK missile system.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... etersburg/

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Video: Borey-A-class SSBN Knyaz Vladimir Test Fires Bulava Missile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6NzJNUhDE
The Knyaz Vladimir Borey-A-class SSBN for the first time test fired Bulava missile in the White Sea, the Defense Ministry said.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... a-missile/

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India’s AIP system gets boost with operation of land-based prototype
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India's fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system has crossed several milestones in technology maturity, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has announced.
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As previously reported, Naval Group India engineers are already working with the DRDO for the integration of an Indian designed AIP module. Initially, the 5th and 6th submarine should have received an AIP plug. But due to delays in the propulsion module design at DRDO, it was later decided that the AIP plug will be retrofitted to each Kalvari-class submarine during their first normal refit that occurs every 7 years.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... prototype/

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U.S. Trying to Counter France’s Frigate Offer to Greece with 4 MMSC
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The United States is seemingly proposing four MMSC vessels to the Hellenic Navy as an alternative to the two FDI frigates deal proposed by France, a local media is reporting.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... th-4-mmsc/

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Lockheed Martin & Fincantieri Start Construction on Royal Saudi Navy 1st MMSC
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A steel cutting ceremony took place yesterday at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin for HMS Saud, the first of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) on order for the Royal Saudi Navy (RSN).
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -1st-mmsc/

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French Navy Received First Two Upgraded ATL2s Maritime Patrol Aircraft
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The first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) upgraded by Dassault Aviation were delivered to the French Navy (Marine Nationale) at the Lann-Bihoué naval air base.

The contract for the upgraded (standard 6) ATL2 combat system was awarded by the defense procurement agency DGA on October 4, 2013. The program covers a fleet of 18 aircraft. Dassault Aviation will deliver a further five upgraded ATL2s in the period 2020-2023. In parallel, the SIAé aeronautical maintenance center will upgrade 11 aircraft.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -aircraft/

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Fincantieri to Build Forward Sections of 4 Future French Navy Logistics Ships
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Fincantieri has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of four vessels based on the Italian “Vulcano” design.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... ics-ships/

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We just published our Naval News Monthly Report Episode 9 - October 2019 !

0:54 - USS Gabrielle Giffords LCS 10 Launches 1st Integrated RGM-184A Naval Strike Missile

1:47 - Successful first sea trials for Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270

2:18 - First British F-35B lands onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

3:15 - Naval Group Starts Construction of Amiral Ronarc’h – French Navy’s 1st FDI Frigate

4:33 - USS Gerald R. Ford Returns to Sea Following Long Maintenance Period

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Gulf Island Shipyard Laid Keel of First-in-Class T-ATS for U.S. Navy
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Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony on Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -u-s-navy/

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Some LCS starting operational deployment (at last)

U.S Navy LCS USS Detroit Set Sails for Maiden Deployment
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The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment Oct. 31.
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USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-class LCS built by Lockheed Martin at Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine shipyard. It is the first LCS to deploy with the Longbow Hellfire missile as part of its Surface to Surface Mission Module.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... eployment/

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U.S. Navy Tested TALONS Elevated Sensor Mast System from a Destroyer during NATO Exercise
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The U.S. Navy recently tested the TALONS system from Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter during Exercise Recognised Environmental Picture by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) 2019.

TALONS stands for Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems. It is a large, tethered parafoil kite that can carry payloads from a host vessel to 1,000 feet in elevation or more. During REP (MUS), TALONS carried a radar and radio-relay system provided by the United Kingdom in order to extend communication ranges between unmanned vehicles, ships and shore points.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -exercise/

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China’s CSTC Starts Construction of 3nd & 4th Type 054 A/P Frigate for Pakistan
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A steel cutting ceremony for the final two Type 054 A/P Frigates for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China on November 1st.

Naval News understands that this steel cutting was for the third and fourth Type 054A/P frigates on order by Pakistan. A similar ceremony for the second frigate was held in December 2018 at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -pakistan/

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Myanmar Navy’s new LPD ‘Moattama’ in Vladivostok
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The latest addition to the Myanmar Navy fleet, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD) named Moattama, made a port of call in Vladivostok, Russia according to a local media.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... adivostok/
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The Rand Corporation have published a report entitled Trends in Russia's Armed Forces - An Overview of Budgets and Capabilities.

It can be downloaded as a free ebook or read online (pdf format)

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2573.html?
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The Rand Corporation have published a report entitled Trends in Russia's Armed Forces - An Overview of Budgets and Capabilities.

Thanks for this reference. I've added it to CMANO's unofficial Dropbox reference library.

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Looks like the USAF will be testing the Arsenal Plane concept in some way:

http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... tions.aspx

"The concept has been around for years under the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office."

And work continues on a new jammer:

https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-war ... -powerful/
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J-11B MLU unveiled. Dubbed J-11BG, equipped with the J-16's multirole AESA.
This specimen belongs to the PLAAF 1st Air Brigade

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