French defense company opening office in Manila, eyes to supply submarines to Philippine Navy

Naval Group, a French naval systems provider and integrator, has said that it is opening a “representation office in the Philippines to be operated in Manila.” The French company is eyeing to supply the Philippine Navy with submarines under the Philippine government’s submarine project. “We are the only provider with previous experience in helping a […]

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group concludes cooperative deployment with Royal Australian Navy

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a cooperative deployment with Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFN 155) of the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 20-24. While operating together in the Indian Ocean, U.S. and […]

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Geospatial AI company monitors increase of large Chinese ships near Pag-asa in August, September

There is a significant increase in presence of Chinese fishing ships also known as “China’s Maritime Militia”, according to United States-based Geospatial AI company Simularity. Simularity said that its automated analysis of Sentinel 2 satellite imagery through 2020 indicates that there was a heavy presence of large ships (greater than 30 meters in length) near […]

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US Secretary of the Air Force, top Philippine defense officials discuss alliance, security cooperation

United States Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett met with Undersecretary for the Department of National Defense (DND) Cardozo Luna and senior Philippine military officials on Wednesday, November 25, in Manila.  Secretary Barrett’s visit reaffirms the United States’ steadfast military partnership with the Philippines, the oldest U.S. treaty ally in Asia. While in Manila, […]

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