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 News by Topics: Logistics

  1. Flying a Different Flag: The Turkish frigate Gelibolu, the ex-Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24. A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-US Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Christopher P. Cavas/Staff

    New US Frigate Transfer Bill Advances

    The US Navy's frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy would love to transfer the ships to friendly nations for further service, and several nations are eager to have them.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  2. Saab may take over ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems operations in Sweden. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

    Saab Moves Closer To Takeover of ThyssenKrupp Sub Building Operations in Sweden

    The Swedish government has welcomed Saab's push to take over ThyssenKrupp's submarine building operations in Sweden, which form part of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  3. ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it is in talks with Saab of Sweden over the sale of its Swedish shipywards business. AFP

    Thyssenkrupp Says In Talks With Saab Over Shipyards Deal

    German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it is in talks with Saab of Sweden over the sale of its Swedish shipywards business.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  4. Wish List: The US Air Force requested 12 General Atomics Reaper unmanned aircraft in the unfunded list. Getty Images

    DoD Sends Congress $36B Wish List, But Passage Unlikely

    The US military services have sent Congress wish lists that include $36 billion in priority items that were not included in the Pentagon's 2015 budget proposal.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  5. The U.S. military is disputing media reports that it plans to give Pakistan excess American military equipment that is currently in Afghanistan. Spc. Gavriel Bar-Tzur/Army

    Dunford: US Will Not Give Pakistan MRAPs From Afghanistan

    The US military is disputing media reports that it plans to give Pakistan excess American military equipment that is currently in Afghanistan.

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  6. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the first time displayed a scale model of its Mission Flex Combatant vessel at the DIMDEX show. Christopher P. Cavas

    Dutch Shipbuilder Aims To Expand in Gulf Region

    Showcasing a wealth of new designs and featuring a major tie-in with a local shipyard, Dutch shipbuilder and design firm Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding is continuing its aggressive moves to become a major supplier of small warships and auxiliaries to bu

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  7. A new agreement between Airbus and Chile's Empresa Nacional Aeronautica will extend their arrangement under which Airbus provides maintenance for various aircraft in the region, including the C-295, shown here in an anti-submarine warfare configuration. Airbus Defence & Space

    FIDAE: Airbus Expands Cooperation With Chile's ENAER

    Airbus Defence and Space and Chile's Empresa Nacional Aeronautica (ENAER), the state-owned aerospace firm under Air Force administration, signed a cooperation agreement Tuesday expanding their 30-year joint business arrangement for maintenance and upgrade

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  8. Filipino marines occupy the Sierra Madre, a World War II-era, US-built amphibious vessel owned by the Philippines' Navy and grounded on a shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese Coast Guard vessels have blocked resupply of the marines in a bid to seize control of the Ayungin Shoal. Philippines' Government via AFP

    Philippines To Challenge Chinese Blockade

    With the eyes of the world focused either on the Russian incursion into Ukraine or the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, another drama that normally would be making international headlines is unfolding in the South China Sea.

    • Mar. 22, 2014
  9. A UK Royal Air Force Voyager is seen at RAF Brize Norton, England, on its return with troops from Afghanistan. UK Ministry of Defence

    Report: Sudden Plunge of New UK A330 Caused by Wedged Camera

    An incident last month that grounded the British Royal Air Force's new fleet of A330 tanker transport aircraft was caused when a camera became wedged between the side stick control and the pilot's armrest, according to a report released by the Military Av

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  10. New Firepower: The British Royal Navy's Wildcat maritime attack helicopter is scheduled to enter service next year. AgustaWestland

    New UK Naval Helo To Wait Until 2020 for Planned Missiles

    Two missiles planned to equip a fleet of new Royal Navy helicopters due to become operational next year won't enter service until the next decade, Britain's Ministry of Defence has admitted.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  11. Afghan Police receive training in weapons maintenance as local forces take more responsibility for anti-insurgency operations. Agence France-Presse

    Logistics, Sustainment Challenge Afghan Army

    Afghanistan's military and police are holding their own against the country's insurgency, but the 340,000-member force still faces significant logistics and sustainment challenges, NATO and Afghan officers say.

    • Mar. 1, 2014
  12. Major Upgrades: Indian Army mine-protected vehicles are on display at the ordnance factory in Medak District, India. All of India's state-owned ordnance factories will be modernized under a five-year plan. AFP/Getty Images

    India Opens Ordnance Factory Overhaul to Overseas Firms

    Amid India's quest to modernize its deteriorating state-owned ordnance factories, it is seeking help from overseas companies a move that's putting domestic defense companies on notice.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
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