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  • First Egyptian Type 209 sub arrives in Alexandria

    The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 April that the first of its Type 209/1400 diesel-electric attack submarines had arrived from Germany. In the process it revealed that a new covered submarine shelter has been constructed at the main naval base in Alexandria. Named S 41 (861),

  • UK MoD sets timetable for nuclear sub base renewal

    UK defence infrastructure officials are studying whether to award a GBP1.234 billion (USD1.56 billion) project to renew the country's nuclear submarine base in the west of Scotland to a single prime contractor or portion out the work in three main packages. The infrastructure project is to be

  • BAE Systems receives HMS Agamemnon delivery contract

    BAE Systems has received a contract valued at GBP1.4 billion (USD1.8 billion) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver the sixth Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarine to the Royal Navy. The award of the contract relating to HMS Agamemnon was announced by BAE Systems on 19 April.

  • Failed North Korean missile launch indicative of rising interstate war risks on Korean peninsula

    EVENT On 15 April, the North Korean government held a military parade featuring a large number of missile weapons systems to celebrate the 105th anniversary of founder Kim Il-sung's birth. One of the main features of this year's parade was the unprecedented range of new missile types on display,

  • Indonesia retires stricken Cold War-era corvette, KRI Pati Unus

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has decommissioned the Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette, KRI Pati Unus (384). The 75.2 m vessel was retired from the TNI-AL's Western Fleet (KOARMABAR) on 19 April in a decommissioning ceremony held in the port

  • Russia's Northern Fleet first to receive newest EW systems

    Russia's Northern Fleet (Severnyy Flot: SF) is the first to receive the new 'Svet' and 'Samarkand' electronic warfare (EW) systems, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 April. SF EW Chief of Staff Captain Valery Lukoyanov revealed that the systems already entered service early in 2017 and

  • Chinese companies boost presence at LAAD exhibitions

    Chinese export companies have been increasing their participation in Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) exhibitions over the past several years: a development that was also noticeable at this year's event, held on 4-7 April in Brazil. In an effort to create a collective, corporate image,

  • DCNS delivers fourth FREMM frigate for France

    French shipbuilder DCNS handed over the fourth Aquitaine-class FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission) frigate to the French Navy on 11 April. Auvergne is one of six ships in France's planned eight-ship FREMM programme being configured for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations. It

  • Indonesian Navy receives pitch for Type 214 submarine from Golcük Shipyard

    Key Points Indonesia has added the Type 214 class to a list of submarine platforms it is now considering Talks are in line with the Indonesian Navy's strategy of diversifying the mix of its future submarine fleet The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has

  • Boeing expands presence in South Australia

    Boeing has opened a new facility in the Australian city of Adelaide, Australia's minister for defence industry, Christopher Pyne, announced on 12 April. The office will support a variety of Australian Defence Force (ADF) equipment, including the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail and P-8A Poseidon, as well as

  • LAAD 2017: Brazilian submarine programme moves into construction

    Key Points Brazil's four diesel-electric attack submarines are now all in initial stages of construction The first boat is to be launched in July 2018 and the last in December 2022 The Brazilian Navy's four S-BR diesel-electric attack submarines are pushing ahead with construction despite some

  • Indonesia commissions first Martadinata-class guided-missile frigate

    Key Points Indonesia has commissioned its first SIGMA 10514 guided-missile frigate Vessel will bolster the Indonesian Navy's Eastern Fleet capabilities The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has commissioned its first Martadinata (Sigma 10514) class

  • Navy League 2017: Electric Boat makes headway on common missile compartment development for US and UK future SSBNs

    Key Points GDEB will be installing four-tube quad pack missile tubes for the US's Columbia-class SSBNs and US-UK CMC programme The programme anticipates an August 2018 completion date General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) is making rapid progress on building the first four-tube 'quad pack' for

  • Navy League 2017: US Navy, submarine industrial base work to streamline Columbia-class build plan

    As the US Navy (USN) winds up negotiations with General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) on the detail design contract for its next-generation strategic deterrent submarine, it is also working "tirelessly" to address the challenge of managing the substantial increase in submarine construction

  • Royal Thai Navy expands networked naval simulation capability with new Rheinmetall system

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has acquired a naval warfare training simulator (NWTS) from Rheinmetall. The system, which will be used to train RTN personnel for naval combat scenarios such as the prosecution of surface, aerial and underwater targets, and mine countermeasures operations, is scheduled to

  • Spanish submarine budget will only deliver first of four boats

    The initial budget of more than EUR2 billion (USD2.13 billion) for Spain's four new S 80 submarines will only cover the delivery of the first of class, the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acknowledged. However, a revised figure is still to be issued after Secretary of State for Defence

  • Taiwanese industry commits to submarine project

    Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has outlined a commitment to develop submarines for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN) but indicated that foreign technologies will be critical for the programme. In a hearing to the Legislative Yuan's Foreign and National

  • Boeing Poseidon contract includes first UK aircraft

    Boeing has received a USD2.2 billion contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) that includes the first for the United Kingdom. The contract, which was announced by the company on 3 April but awarded on 30 March, covers 11 aircraft for the US Navy (USN), 4 for the Royal

  • First Indian submariners complete Scorpène training

    The first of two crews of Indian submariners for the Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarines being licence-built for the Indian Navy (IN) has completed its training, according to a 4 April press statement issued by Défense Conseil International (DCI): the reference operator of

  • To counter Russia, EUCOM chief wants more ISR and larger ground force

    Key Points Gen Scaparrotti would like RC-135, U-2, and RQ-4 aircraft to monitor Russian actions in Europe The EUCOM chief also wants an armour division, which adds fires, engineer, and air defence battalions The top US commander in Europe wants more intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance