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India orders four maritime spy planes from Boeing

India signed a contract on Wednesday to buy four maritime spy planes from Boeing Co for about $1 billion, defence and industry sources said, aiming to bolster the navy as it tries to check China's presence in the Indian Ocean.

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Royal Moroccan Navy orders Interceptor vessels from Damen

The Royal Moroccan Navy has ordered five Interceptor 1503 vessels, in a third recent construction contract with Damen Shipyards Group.   The vessels, which illustrate cutting-edge design and engineering, will be

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IS launches rocket attack on Egypt navy vessel

CAIRO Egypt's Islamic State affiliate said on Thursday (July 16) it fired a rocket at an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip. The militant group Sin

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US Navy base in Bahrain may add more families

More American military families could soon descend on Bahrain as the US Navy base in Juffair continues to expand. The number of US personnel in the country has increased by more than a quarter – from 6,500 to 8,300 – i

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US Navy sailor dies in balcony plunge in Bahrain

A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain. The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,

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Iran navy fires shots at Singapore-flagged ship

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fired warning shots over Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in international waters in the Gulf on Thursday, prompting the cargo vessel to flee into UAE's territorial waters, a US official told Reuters,

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Diplomats, UN staff flee Yemen amid heavy fighting

Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.

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US 'looking to Oman as logistics hub'

A US Navy chief has hinted of future plans to move away from using ports in the Gulf such as Bahrain so as to bypass the problematic Strait of Hormuz. Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the Fifth Fleet and US Naval Forces Cent

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BAE wins $5.2bn UK naval contracts

Babcock International and BAE Systems have won contracts worth a total of 3.2 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) to maintain British warships, submarines and naval bases for the next five years. The agreements secured 7,500 jobs across

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France wins $1.35bn navy deal in Egypt

France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday. Paris and Cairo have enjoyed clo

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