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  • Russian SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky successfully fires four Bulavas

    Russia’s Borei-class (Project 955) ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test fired a volley of four Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) from the White Sea to hit designated targets at the Kura test range, situated 5,000 miles away on the Kamchatka

  • Poland to upgrade older helicopters rather than buying new ones

    Poland plans to extend the operational life of its oldest helicopters so they can remain in service, Deputy Defence Minister Wojciech Skurkiewicz told parliament on 10 May. In a status report on the modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces’ helicopter fleet, he said PLN4.7 billion (USD1.3

  • UK parliamentarian proposes putting retired Type 23 frigates in ASW reserve

    A UK member of parliament, Mark Francois, has proposed that the Royal Navy’s Type 23 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates be placed in a war reserve when they are retired, instead of being sold or scrapped. The proposal was made to Secretary of Defence Gavin Williamson during a 22 May

  • Airbus drops arbitration with Poland

    Key Points Following a recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case precedent, Airbus has dropped its arbitration with Poland over the failed 2015 H225M deal While the company will continue to appeal the decision, the CJEU case creates problems for the arbitration process Airbus has

  • UK nuclear programmes face GBP2.9 billion affordability gap

    UK nuclear submarine and weapons programmes are facing a GBP2.9 billion (USD3.9 billion) funding gap over the next decade, according to a report by the country’s spending watchdog. The funding shortfall was revealed by the National Audit Office (NAO) on 22 May in its “The Defence

  • Australia launches third and final Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer

    Australia has launched the third and final Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Named Sydney (with pennant number 42), the 146.7 m-long ship entered the water on 19 May in a ceremony presided over by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at the

  • Indonesia’s second Nagapasa-class submarine arrives home

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has received its second South Korean-built diesel-electric boat Service is on track to operate a fleet of four submarines, including two older boats, in 2018 The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) second

  • Modernisation work starts on Peruvian submarine Chipana

    Peru has officially started work on modernising its naval submarine fleet with the recent hull-cut into submarine BAP Chipana (SS 34), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement released on 16 May. The upgrading of the platform is taking place in the Callao facilities of the Peruvian

  • Airbus positions C295 MPA for South Korea

    Airbus is to offer its C295 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the company confirmed to Jane’s on 15 May. In bidding for the USD1.8 billion programme, Airbus is looking to compete against Boeing, which is offering its P-8 Poseidon MPA, and Saab, which is

  • UK MoD awards contract for seventh and last Astute-class submarine

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems a GBP1.5 billion (USD2 billion) contract to deliver the seventh and last Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, named Agincourt, BAE Systems announced on 14 May. The announcement was made by UK Secretary of State for Defence Gavin

  • Australian government releases Naval Group submarine industry plan

    Key Points French shipbuilder’s plan proposes a “sovereign and sustainable” industrial base in Australia Plan focuses on technology transfers, job creation, innovation, exports, and education The Australian government has made publicly available the industrial engagement plan

  • Polish submarine programmme delayed until at least 2022

    Poland will not buy new submarines before 2022, Wojciech Skurkiewicz, secretary of state in the Ministry of National Defense (MND), has said in response to a question from a member of the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, Adam Andruszkiewicz. Skurkiewicz said Poland is currently in the

  • UK and Norway plan anti-submarine co-operation

    Guto Bebb, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, and Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) have discussed maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) co-operation in the North Atlantic. Their discussions on 3 May were focused on how the two countries could co-operate in

  • Brazil prepares Seahawk helos for Atlantico

    The Brazilian Navy will take steps to enable its Sikorsky SH-16 Seahawk multirole helicopter (a local designation for S-70B) to operate from the PHeM Atlantico (A 140) amphibious assault ship (formerly HMS Ocean of the UK Royal Navy) that is scheduled to be commissioned on 29 June. The aircraft was

  • Selection of Australian Future Frigate design expected shortly

    The Australian government is to announce in late May or early June the design selected for the nine Future Frigates set to significantly bolster the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Costed at approximately AUD35 billion (USD25.5 billion), the RAN’s Project Sea 5000 aims to

  • Rotor lift for Gulf [SOFEXD1]

    It has taken four years since the tentative agreement for the acquisition of 22 NH90 helicopters was signed in 2014, but the stubbornly elusive contract was finally signed and sealed at Qatar’s biennial Dimdex defence exhibition in March, in the presence of Italian defence minister, Roberta Pinotti.

  • China launches second Type 055 destroyer

    Photographs posted on Chinese online forums indicate that a second Type 055 destroyer on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) was launched on 28 April at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard in Shanghai. While the first Type 055 was launched with considerable media coverage in

  • India reveals P-17A frigate configuration

    Indian naval shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL) unveiled a scale model of the Project 17A (P-17A) frigate at the Defexpo 2018 exhibition. MDSL is building four ships in the class, while the remaining three are being constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE).

  • Indonesian Navy receives second Nagapasa-class submarine

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has handed over the second of three Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) ordered by the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) in 2011. The TNI-AL received the 61.2

  • UK creates Submarine Delivery Agency

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has established a new Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) that will lead in the procurement, in-service support, and decommissioning of all of the country’s nuclear submarines. Ahead of the introduction of the Royal Navy’s new Dreadnought-class nuclear