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  • Brazil advances submarine construction

    Brazil is preparing to integrate, finish, and test the first three unified hull sections for Riachuelo (S-40), Brazil’s first of four planned diesel-electric attack submarines, at the Itaguaí shipyard. The hull sections were moved on 13 and 14 January from the Unidade de

  • RoKN’s seventh KSS-2 submarine to start operations in May

    The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) seventh air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric attack submarine will be operationally deployed from May this year, according to statement issued by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on

  • Chinese navy commissions another Type 056A corvette

    China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvette on 15 January, according to a report published on the PLA’s 81.cn website. Named Wuhai (with pennant number 540), the 89 m-long vessel was commissioned into the

  • Japan identifies vessel spotted near disputed islands as a PLAN Shang-class submarine

    Japanese defence officials have identified a vessel that was spotted travelling submerged near the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea on 10-11 January as a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Shang-class (Type 093) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), Japanese

  • Australia confirms interest in acquiring strategic military survey capability

    The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) is seeking design information from contractors for the construction of a specialised vessel to provide a strategic military survey capability. Sources told Jane’s that the new ship would collect geospatial data in support of amphibious missions and

  • Submarine, Chinese frigate spotted near disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    A Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Jiangkai II-class frigate and an unidentified foreign submarine were spotted sailing near the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea on 10–11 January, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD). The Japan Maritime

  • Surface Navy 2018: USN to test Saab’s ASW training system in 2018

    The US Navy (USN) will begin a three-month evaluation of Saab’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system later this year. The demonstration will take place at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in the Bahamas using the company’s AUV62-AT, an artificial acoustic

  • Indonesian Navy commissions CN-235 MPA, AS565 anti-submarine helicopters

    Key Points Indonesia has inducted another CN-235-220 maritime patrol aircraft, and two more AS565 helicopters Aircraft will enhance the service’s maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has

  • CAIG Z-18 transport helicopter looks to have entered service with PLAGF

    The Changhe Aircraft Industries Group (CAIG) Z-18A transport helicopter has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF), a news report by the state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has suggested. The network released video footage on 2 January

  • Sweden targets more ASW collaboration with Finland

    A recent announcement that Finland was to become the first export customer for the Swedish-built New Lightweight Torpedo is expected to lead to more bilateral cooperation between the two nations in the area of anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) said

  • Philippine Navy to receive first ASW helicopter, Spike ER missiles in 2018

    Key Points The Philippine Navy will soon be equipped with the Spike ER anti-ship missile system, and its first ASW helicopter Deliveries will significantly bolster the service’s anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities The Philippine Navy (PN) will receive the first of two AW159

  • Poland expects submarine selection to be made this month

    Poland’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) has revealed that it expects the selection of a strategic partner for the country’s Orka submarine programme to be made this month. The MND is looking to procure three submarines equipped with submarine-launched cruise missiles, with a fourth

  • South Korean navy receives first multipurpose training vessel

    Key Points The South Korean navy has received a new type of naval training vessel Platform will bolster the service’s more advanced training capabilities The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received a new type of training support vessel from local shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries &

  • US scales back search efforts for Argentine submarine

    The United States has begun to draw down its efforts assisting the search for Argentine submarine ARA San Juan in the South Atlantic. The drawdown started on 27 December after the United States finished supporting specific requests from the Argentine government, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

  • IAF begins Brahmos integration on Su-30MK1

    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in co-operation with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Sukhoi Design Bureau, has begun work to integrate the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on 40 IAF Sukhoi Su-30MK1 aircraft following its successful firing from the platform in November 2017. The result of a joint

  • Testing the water: Saab sets out its future manned/unmanned fleet vision

    Key Points Saab envisages distributed, networked force mix Manned-unmanned teaming will be key to concept In the mid-1980s, the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) and Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) began extensive scientific and technical research to understand if and how

  • US Navy denies Columbia submarine technological, cost, and schedule risk

    The US Navy (USN) says its Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine replacement fleet for the Ohio-class ships is on track to meet schedule, cost, and technological estimates or requirements despite a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that questions the status of all three.

  • Japan holds rare ASW exercise with Canadian submarine

    Key Points The Japanese and Canadian navies have completed a rare bilateral ASW exercise Activity improves interoperability between the two services, and further strengthens Canadian presence in the Asia-Pacific region The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has completed a series of

  • Leidos contracted for Sea Hunter II testbed USV

    US science, technology, and services group Leidos has been contracted by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to build a second Sea Hunter-type Class III Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vessel (MDUSV) to support science and technology (S&T) advancement of autonomous technologies and

  • Indonesia reduces submarine requirements from 12 to 8 in revised modernisation plan

    Key Points Indonesia has revised its ambitions to operate a class of 12 submarines by 2024 Emphasis now shifts towards acquisition of more large surface platforms that can perform ‘on-station’ tasks in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zones The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional

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