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  • China's CSOC showcases a new 4,000-tonne frigate

    Chinese state-owned shipbuilder China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) revealed technical specifications of a new frigate design it is showcasing at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi. In an interview with Jane's , a CSOC engineer disclosed that the "new ship is a

  • Indian Navy receives locally developed submarine sonar suite, inertial navigation system

    Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley handed over three indigenously developed systems to the Indian Navy (IN) on 24 March, India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) said. Developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the naval systems presented to IN Chief of Staff Admiral

  • Japanese navy commissions second Izumo-class helicopter carrier

    The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier, JS Kaga (DDH 184), on 22 March in a ceremony held at the Japan Marine United (JMU) shipyard in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The first of class, JS Izumo (DDH 183), was berthed adjacent to Kaga during

  • DCNS Australia CEO resigns

    Less than a year after French shipbuilder DCNS was selected to deliver 12 next-generation submarines for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), in a programme expected to cost AUD50 billion (USD38 billion), the chief executive of the company's wholly-owned Australian subsidiary has resigned. Confirming

  • Taiwan launches indigenous submarine programme

    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on 21 March signed an agreement with the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) and naval shipbuilder CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, for the design and construction of an indigenous submarine fleet. The contract was signed at Zuoying

  • LIMA 2017: Airbus positions C295 for Malaysian MPA requirement

    Key Points Airbus DS is positioning the C295 for a possible MPA contest in Malaysia The platform is being promoted as a flexible aircraft that can be quickly configured between military transport and maritime patrol roles Airbus Defence and Space (DS) has positioned the C295 in maritime patrol

  • LIMA 2017: Leonardo debuts ATR 72MP aircraft outside Italy in showcase of platform's maritime surveillance capabilities

    Key Points An ATR 72MP is being showcased outside Italy for the first time since the platform's induction into the Italian Air Force The aircraft is being positioned as having a low cost of operation and being easy to maintain Leonardo is showcasing an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare: AM)

  • Argentine MoD mulls potentially deep budget cuts

    An internal document prepared by the Argentine Ministry of Defense (MoD) offers a glimpse into a projected plan to freeze or cancel several programmes to help the country stabilise its rough economy. The plan, if put in place, would contribute around USD355 million from real estate sales (mostly

  • Kawasaki delivers Japan's eighth Souryu-class submarine

    Key Points Japan has taken delivery of its eighth Souryu-class submarine Delivery increases Japan's fleet of AIP-capable submarines, which feature better underwater endurance The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of its eighth Souryu-class diesel-electric submarine

  • NATO's CMRE highlights challenges in bringing unmanned systems into underwater domain

    Navies face several challenges in introducing unmanned systems into the underwater environment, Dr Kevin LePage, principal scientist and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) programme manager at NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), told the TDN UK 'Underwater Defence and Security'

  • Saab positions Swordfish MPA for New Zealand requirement

    Saab is positioning its Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to meet a requirement in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) for a future air surveillance capability, the company has confirmed to Jane's . A Saab spokesperson said that the company has already briefed New Zealand procurement

  • Kongsberg, TKMS, and Atlas Elektronik team up for submarine combat system JV

    Kongsberg, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), and Atlas Elektronik are to establish a new Norwegian-German joint venture company focused on submarine combat systems. The move, announced on 9 March, comes just over a month after Norwegian government agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with

  • Russian submarines present peer competition for Western boats, says US admiral

    Key Points Russian submarines are re-emerging as 'near-peer' competitors for Western navies The addition of a long-range cruise missile capability to Russian boats has changed and multiplied the threat Russian submarine technologies, capabilities, and operations are increasing in quality to the

  • RCAF aims for 2018 first deployment with Cyclone maritime helicopter

    Key Points A Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone ASW helicopter is to deploy on operations in 2018 The aircraft is replacing Sikorsky CH-124 Sea Kings The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) expects to deploy its Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter on operations for the first time in

  • RCAF: Aurora upgrade exceeds expected improvements

    Key Points Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140M Aurora maritime patrol aircraft life extension and incremental modernisation work appears to be proceeding well The aircraft's new capability exceeds RCAF expectations The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is continuing with life extension and upgrade

  • India test-fires anti-ship missile from lead Kalvari-class submarine

    The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the first test-firing of an anti-ship missile from its lead Kalvari (Scorpène)-class submarine, the country's defence ministry announced on 2 March. The firing, believed to have been conducted with an MBDA Exocet SM39 Block 2 missile based on

  • Malaysia offers submarine training facilities to Saudi Arabia

    Putrajaya has offered its submarine training facilities to Royal Saudi Navy (RSN) in the latter's quest to pursue an initial underwater fighting capability, Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein has disclosed via an official social media channel. The statement was issued on the occasion

  • Vietnam commissions last two of six Russian-built attack submarines

    The Vietnam People's Navy (VPN) has commissioned the last two of six Project 636 'Kilo'-class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) ordered from Russia in 2009, the Ministry of National Defence (MND) in Hanoi announced in a press statement. Named Da Nang (pennant number HQ 186) and Ba Ria - Vung

  • Qatari early warning radar contract awarded to Raytheon

    The US Department of Defense announced on 24 February that it had awarded a USD1.07 million contract to Raytheon to supply an unidentified early warning radar system to Qatar. It said the contract is expected to be completed by 20 June 2021. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced in

  • Japan to equip future Soryu-class submarines with lithium-ion batteries

    Japan will likely become the first country in the world to equip diesel-electric submarines with lithium-ion batteries. GS Yuasa, a Kyoto-based developer and manufacturer of battery systems, said in a 21 February press statement that such batteries will be mounted on two Soryu-class boats currently