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Egypt takes delivery of more Lurssen patrol boats

Lurssen has delivered a second batch of patrol boats to Egypt as part of an order for ten vessels. AIS data showed a second batch...

Nigerian Navy about to receive more C-Falcon interceptors

The Nigerian Navy will soon take delivery of another two C-Falcon interceptors from France’s Ocea. At the beginning of February, Mer et Marine reported that...

USNS Carson City arrives in Port Sudan

The US Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7) arrived in Port Sudan, Sudan on 24 February in...

US Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base visits Cape Town

The United States Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Cape Town on Saturday 20 February for a...

DSCT, SA Navy hold blessing ceremony for first new inshore patrol vessel

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) and the South African Navy (SAN) have held a blessing ceremony for the first of three new multi-mission inshore...

Russian frigate Admiral Kasatanov visits Egypt

The Russian navy’s frigate Admiral Kasatanov has paid a visit to Egypt during its voyage through the Mediterranean. The Russian defence ministry on 16 February...

US Navy seizes illicit weapons from two dhows off Somalia

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81) has seized illicit shipments of weapons and weapons components from two stateless dhows...

Egypt requests $200 million RIM-116C RAM missile sale

Egypt has requested the sale of up to 168 Raytheon RIM‑116C Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 tactical missiles from the United States in...

India’s GRSE to deliver a fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles

India’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has announced it will deliver a 50 metre long fast patrol vessel to the Seychelles Coast Guard. On...

Nautic Africa launches flagship 35 metre Sentinel vessel for Gulf of Guinea ops

Nautic Africa, a subsidiary of Paramount Maritime Holdings, has announced the launch of a new 35 metre Sentinel vessel, the second of a new...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...