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China launches satellite to safeguard maritime interests

A high-tech satellite launched by China on 10 August will help the country protect its maritime interests, especially amid rising tensions in the South China Sea. Experts have said that the Gaofen 3 high-resolution Earth observation satellite will also improve the nation’s ability to forecast

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Iran sends fleet to Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden. The purpose of this heavy reinforcement is to protect Iranian commercial vessels. Sources say Iran’s naval warships

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Illicit Weapons Haul off Oman, Destined for Somalia

Yesterday it was reported that the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Darwin discovered a significant store of heavy weaponry on board a fishing vessel, approximately 170 nautical miles (313 kilometres) off of the coast of Oman. Working as part of the Combined Task Force 150, HMAS

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