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  • MDL delivers first of six Scorpène-class submarines to Indian Navy

    India's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered the first of six licence-built Scorpène-class diesel-electric submarines to the Indian Navy (IN). Named Kalvari , the 66 m-long boat was handed over to the service on 21 September, and is set to be commissioned “soon”,

  • US Navy, General Dynamics Electric Boat ink USD5.1 billion SSBN deal

    On 21 September General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) was awarded a USD5.1-billion contract by the Pentagon to complete designs for the lead Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). Ultimately 12 Columbia-class boats are planned to replace 14 ageing Ohio-class SSBNs. The Ohio class is to

  • CASC unveils next generation USV concepts

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) outlined its plans for a new family of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) exhibition in Qingdao. The platforms are aimed at addressing a range of maritime security and naval

  • Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate departs Russia on voyage home

    Key Points The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy is on track to receive its third Gepard 3.9-class frigate in 2017 Platform will significantly improve the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities A Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661E)-class guided-missile frigate

  • China’s CASC unveils D3000 unmanned oceanic combat vessel concept

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has revealed plans for an autonomous multirole surface vessel designed specifically for high-end naval operations at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) Exhibition in Qingdao. Under development by the Beijing-based 13th

  • Egypt to receive South Korean naval vessel

    Egypt will receive at least one South Korean naval vessel, the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 15 September. The MoD said that, during a visit to South Korea to boost bilateral co-operation, Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected “one of the naval pieces that will be

  • China, Russia conduct joint anti-submarine exercises in Seas of Japan, Okhotsk

    Key Points China, Russia begin a series of naval drills that have progressively expanded in scope, locations Drills suggest increasing ability of both navies to interoperate in different mission sets and theatres The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the Russian Navy have begun a

  • PLAN’s new training ship embarks on maiden voyage

    A new training ship that was commissioned in February 2017 for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) Dalian Naval Academy has set sail for its maiden oceangoing voyage, the PLA-linked China Military Online website reported on 18 September. The vessel, Qi Jiguang (pennant

  • South Korea selects submarine weapons systems from Babcock for KSS-3 class

    South Korea has awarded a seven-year contract to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the country’s third KSS-3-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) to Babcock. This follows an earlier deal in which Babcock was contracted to supply a similar type of equipment set,

  • Submarine weapon handling contract for South Korea [DSEI17D4]

    Babcock (Stands S2-310, S2-330) has secured a seven-year contract to produce and deliver weapons handling and launch equipment for the South Korean Jangbogo III submarine programme.

  • Micro-UAV has stamina [DSEI17D4]

    Lockheed Martin UK has developed a tube-launched micro-UAV that it claims has a competitive endurance for the class of system it falls under. Outrider has proven in excess of 2.5-hour flight time, which given that it is a class 1B system - categorised as sub-2kg at 1.7kg - means it has enhanced performance for its size.

  • Seagull™, Elbit Systems’ USV Performed Live Remotely Operated Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission

  • DSEI 2017: Lockheed Martin launches Outrider UAV

    Lockheed Martin UK unveiled a new canister-launched small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017. Known as the Outrider, the 1.7 kg fixed-wing UAV is capable of being launched from submarines, helicopters, ground vehicles, and by dismounted

  • DSEI 2017: SubSea high-speed submersible begins underwater trials

    Key Points New speedboat/submarine hybrid has begun testing on and below the surface The DDU promises faster and longer ranging insertion capabilities for special forces SubSea Craft has confirmed to Jane’s that its innovative special forces Diver Delivery Unit (DDU) vehicle has begun

  • China docks second SSK at Malaysian submarine base

    Key Points A second Chinese submarine has conducted a stopover in Malaysia Besides signalling increasingly cordial defence relations between Beijing and Putrajaya, deployment indicates that China is progressively increasing the operational reach of its submarines In a sign of deepening defence

  • A century of submarine optronics [DSEI17D2]

    DSEI 2017 sees Thales celebrating 100 years of supplying submarine periscopes and above-water visual systems to the Royal Navy (RN).

  • A fine Frigate [DSEI17D1]

    Manufacture of the first Type 26 City-class frigate for the Royal Navy (RN) has begun at BAE Systems Naval Ships’ facility at Govan on the Clyde. Construction of the future HMS Glasgow, the first of a planned class of eight ships, officially started on 20 July with a steel-cutting ceremony at the Govan yard.

  • Image suggests YJ-18 anti-ship missile has entered PLAN service

    China has released the first photograph of its YJ-18 anti-ship missile (ASM) being launched from a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 052D destroyer: an indication that the ASM has entered service with the fleet. Published in the Chinese military magazine Modern Ships , the image

  • South Korea launches ninth and final KSS-2 attack submarine

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) ninth KSS-2-class (Type 214) diesel-electric attack submarine. The 1,800-tonne Sin Dol-Seok was launched on 7 September in a ceremony held at the HHI shipyard in Ulsan, according to an RoKN

  • US Department of State approves possible upgrade programme for Australian MH-60R helos

    The US Department of State has approved a possible USD360 million Foreign Military Sale to Australia of an upgrade programme for Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multimission helicopters, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a 31 August statement. The government in Canberra had