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Evidence has appeared in recent commercial imagery that a new North Korean submarine has up to two vertical launch missile submarines. The website run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies called 38 North, posted the imagery with tags showing how the conning tower of a new North Korean submarine […]

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Royal Air Force Lakenheath will be the first European base to host U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons, the Pentagon announced. The facility, located in the eastern part of England in the United Kingdom, will house two operational squadrons consisting of 24 aircraft apiece, for a total of 48 F-35As, beginning in 2020, according to […]

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The Navy is using a special, hi-tech side-scanning sonar system to assist Indonesian authorities searching for debris and bodies from Air Asia flight QZ8501, the passenger jet which recently crashed into the Java Sea. Called the Tow Fish side-scan sonar system, the technology uses sonar to map the ocean floor and search for debris and […]

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China, the world’s second-largest defense spender behind the U.S., launched a website designed to modernize and provide more information about its weapons acquisitions. According to an article by the state-run news agency Xinhua: “Under the General Armament Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), weain​.mil​.cn provides information on the country’s weapon and armament needs, relevant policies, procurement notices, enterprise […]

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The Navy is considering a range of potential technological upgrades for its fleet of DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to give the ships next-generation weapons, greater fuel efficiency and a reduced radar signature, service officials said. The Navy currently has 62 DDG 51s currently in service and six Flight IIA-model destroyers under construction. The service plans […]

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