30 Aug 2016

China to Supply Pakistan With 8 New Stealth Attack Submarines by 2028

“China will provide the Pakistan Navy with eight modified diesel-electric attack submarines by 2028, the head of the country’s next-generation submarine program told the Pakistan National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense during the committee’s visit to the Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on August 26, according to local media reports.” Source: China

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29 Aug 2016

China’s First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year

“China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, designated 001A-class, is likely to enter sea trials next year and potentially enter service with the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) by early 2017, according to multiple reports. The PLAN’s WeChat account, in addition to reports citing Chinese military sources in Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review,

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29 Aug 2016

Iranian boats escalate confrontations with U.S. Navy

“Iranian paramilitaries in the Persian Gulf are ratcheting up their confrontations with U.S. warships in international waters, and the U.S. is taking notice. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy boats are known for harassing American warships in the Gulf and especially the Strait of Hormuz. But those confrontations spiked as IRGCN boats drove near U.S.

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26 Aug 2016

Russia investing heavily in new ships, naval bases ‘to project its power’

“Since October 2015 the Russian Navy has been conducting combat operations against the Islamic State militants in Syria. Today the fight against terrorism is becoming one of the navy’s priorities and unprecedented funds are being invested in the construction of new ships, bases and infrastructure.” Source: Russia investing heavily in

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26 Aug 2016

U.S. warship fires 3 warning shots as Iran escalates confrontations

“A day after four Iranian boats harassed a destroyer in the Persian Gulf, a similar squad of vessels came after three more U.S. ships on Wednesday, according to a U.S. Navy spokesman. The destroyer Stout and the coastal patrol ships Tempest and Squall were all approached throughout the day by

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25 Aug 2016

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Persian Gulf

“Four Iranian boats approached a U.S. destroyer in the Persian Gulf in a dangerous stunt Tuesday, according to a Navy official. “ Source: Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Persian Gulf

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18 Aug 2016

China Continues Using Fishing Fleets for Naval Presence

“When you look at the thousands and thousands of fishing boats operating out of China, you really should consider them a third arm of Beijing’s naval presence, an expert in maritime security said this week.” Source: China Continues Using Fishing Fleets for Naval Presence

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17 Aug 2016

Malaysian oil tanker taken over commercial dispute, not hijacked

“An oil tanker, which was earlier reported to have been hijacked and sailed into Indonesian waters, was believed to have been taken due to a commercial dispute, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.” Source: Malaysian oil tanker taken over commercial dispute, not hijacked – maritime official – Channel NewsAsia

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10 Aug 2016

 Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed S.China Sea 

Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Source: Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed S.China Sea – sources

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08 Aug 2016

New images suggest China militarizing disputed islands

Recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the New York Times reported on Monday. Source: New images suggest China militarizing disputed islands: NY Times

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