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  • IDEX 2017: China offers S-26 conventional submarine with Stirling engine AIP

    The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation (CSOC) used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to market its S-26 conventional submarine for the first time with what it calls a "unique" version of the Stirling cycle engine air-independent propulsion (AIP) system. Stirling cycle AIP

  • IDEX 2017: China unveils MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator and decoy

    The China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Corporation (CSOC) used the 2017 IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal its new MSS-01 Mobile Submarine Simulator. The simulator, which also serves as a decoy, is in service with the Chinese navy according to a company official. The MSS-1 is described as

  • Japan to speed up frigate construction programme, says report

    Japan plans to accelerate a warship construction programme to make two frigates a year to patrol the fringes of the East China Sea, Reuters news agency quoted three people with knowledge of the plan as saying on 17 February. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said that while Japan was

  • ARCIMS wins first order for ASW surveillance

    Key Points Atlas Elektronik UK will supply two ASW-configured ARCIMS autonomous mission systems to a customer in the Middle East The ASW mission package will feature a compact active/passive variable depth sonar Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has secured a first order for its ARCIMS maritime

  • Key equipment for Australia's Future Submarine programme to be agreed by early 2018

    Suppliers for the five main sub-components for Australia's Future Submarine requirement are expected to be under contract by early 2018, programme head Rear Admiral Greg Sammut disclosed on 16 February. Speaking at an industry day in Sydney, Rear Adm Sammut listed the top five items as being the

  • USN begins loading first Trident II D5 LE missiles into SSBNs

    Key Points The USN tested two Trident II D5 missiles on 14 and 16 February SSP to begin looking at follow-on to Trident II D5 The US Navy (USN) has concluded testing of its submarine launched Trident II D5 missile, conducted over a three-day period in the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of

  • UAE strength on display [IDEX17D2]

    IDEX was officially opened yesterday in a ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

  • Germany joins European tanker project, signs transport deal with France

    Catalysed both by US pressure on the allies to spend more on their defence, and by Berlin's political desire to strengthen Europe's own military capabilities, Germany signed off on a quartet of new multination equipment and capability initiatives on 15 February. "Germany is pushing ahead with

  • RAN Future Frigates to carry SM-2 Block IIIA anti-air missiles

    The Standard SM-2 Block IIIA medium-range anti-air missile has been mandated for the nine Future Frigates to be acquired for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Project Sea 5000, informed sources have confirmed to Jane's . The SM-2, along with the long-range active phased-array CEAFAR2-S/X/L

  • ASC on track to be split up in mid-2017

    Australia's state-owned naval shipbuilder, ASC, is on track to be "fully separated" by mid-2017, defence industry minister Christopher Pyne has confirmed. Speaking to the Australian House of Representatives on 9 February, Pyne said that work "has already begun on the separation of

  • Brazil pushes Scorpene programme forward

    Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados (NUCLEP) delivered the first section of the third Scorpene-class submarine, the future S-42 Tonelero (SBR-3), on 17 January 2017. On 11 January NUCLEP also delivered the final hull section of S-41 Humanitá (SBR-2). Construction of the boats is the result of

  • Leonardo optimistic about AW159's prospects for South Korea's follow-on maritime helicopter requirement

    Key Points Leonardo Helicopters has confirmed that it will participate in a 12-aircraft South Korean contest once formal procurement procedures are initiated Company is touting the AW159's commonality with aircraft already in service as a main selling proposition Leonardo Helicopters is hopeful

  • South Korea flexes new AW159 helicopter capability in anti-submarine drills

    In a demonstration of its newly attained submarine prosecution capabilities, the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has deployed its AW159 helicopters on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) drills for the first time, the service confirmed with Jane's on 7 February. The exercises, which included the deployment

  • Norway, Germany plan partnership deal for future submarines

    Key Points Norway and Germany plan to jointly develop and procure a new generation of submarines derived from the existing TKMS Type 212. The move has seen the competitive evaluation of rival submarine offers from TKMS and France's DCNS brought to an early conclusion. Norway and Germany plan to

  • Russian submarine construction set for progress in 2017

    The general director of Sevmash has announced that the shipyard will launch Russia's first Borey-A nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and Yasen-M nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) in 2017. The report appeared in the Interfax-AVN news agency, adding that neither submarine will

  • Indian Navy decommissions two ships

    The Indian Navy (IN) decommissioned two ships - INS Agray and INS Matanga - on 27 January at a ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Agray was a Russian-built Project 1241 PE (Pauk II) anti-submarine corvette, which was converted into a patrol vessel and a trials platform for electronic warfare

  • UK and US agree Poseidon cooperation in Europe and the North Atlantic

    The United Kingdom and United States signed an agreement on 25 January for increased cooperation in operating and supporting the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft in Europe and the North Atlantic region. The agreement, which was signed by UK Minister for Defence Procurement

  • Pakistan tests new nuclear-capable MRBM

    Pakistan has conducted its first successful flight test of a new medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM), according to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, on 24 January. Named Ababeel, the surface-to-surface MRBM has a maximum range of

  • South Korea to enhance surveillance, WMD detection capabilities

    South Korea's military plans to deploy several new weapon systems in 2017 to better counter military threats posed by North Korea, including Pyongyang's potential use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul said in a 24 January press release. "As

  • Thai government approves submarine procurement

    Thailand's military government has approved funding of THB13.5 billion (USD383 million) to support the Royal Thai Navy's (RTN's) plan to procure the first of three S26T (Thailand) submarines from China, Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan confirmed on 24 January. IHS Jane's understands that the money