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Chinese naval escort returns from pirate patrol

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China's eighth naval escort flotilla has returned home after a 189-day mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. The flotilla...

Somali pirates free hijacked MT Polar oil tanker

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Somali pirates on Friday freed a Greek-operated oil products tanker and its crew after holding them hostage for nearly 10 months, the...

US Navy purchases Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs)

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The US Navy has ordered more Long Range Acoustic Devices from LRAD Corporation. The units can be used for long distance communication...

Red Sea pirates now operating in packs

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It appears that pirates in the Red Sea have adopted the practice of attacking ships in large groups, a maritime security group...

Kenya’s two refurbished patrol vessels arrive back home

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The Kenyan Navy has officially received the KNS Nyayo and KNS Umoja patrol ships, which returned from two and a half year...

First keel block delivered for Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyer warship

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Australia's Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare yesterday announced the delivery to Adelaide of the first keel block that will be used...

Australia getting eight new patrol boats

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The Australian government has awarded Austral a contract to build eight new Cape class patrol boats for the Australian Customs and Border...

Fact file: SAN readiness

The SA Navy (SAN) rotates its vessels throughout their service lives to allow or both operational and maintenance periods. This allows the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...