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  • Raytheon wins out for LCS variable depth sonar

    Key Points The new variable depth sonar system will form part of the ASW escort mission module to equip USN LCSs A full pre-production test article is expected to complete in late 2018 Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been selected to provide a new variable depth sonar (VDS) system to form

  • Singapore debuts F-15SG fighters in naval exercise with India

    Key Points Singapore has introduced F-15SG aircraft into an annual naval exercise with the Indian Navy Besides enhancing anti-air warfare scenarios, the introduction will further boost military interoperability between the two countries In a bid to increase the complexity of an annual bilateral

  • BMT signs framework agreement to support Norwegian submarine acquisition

    Key Points BMT will provide initial support to the NDMA over a two-year period, with an option to extend to five Norway plans to replace its six Ula-class submarines with four new Type 212NG boats UK-based naval design and systems engineering group BMT Defence Services has been contracted by the

  • NSW appoints defence industry growth chief

    The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has appointed a director for its new Defence NSW organisation. Retired Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Commodore Peter Scott is to lead the new body, the Department of Industry announced on 18 May, as the NSW government seeks to increase its presence in the

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore takes further steps towards enhancing regional submarine safety

    Key Points Singapore has announced a number of initiatives in a bid to improve submarine operating safety in the region Initiatives are being pursued amid a steady increase in the number of submarines in the Asia-Pacific region Against the backdrop of a proliferation in underwater fighting

  • Turkey and Germany collaborate to meet Indonesian submarine requirement

    Turkish defence engineering firm Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) and German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) have recently signed an agreement to collaborate on a bid to supply submarines to the Indonesian Navy (TNI–AL). The letter of intent (LOI) was

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore allocates SGD10 million towards upgrading of submarine rescue ship

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has set aside SGD10 million (USD7.1 million) towards upgrades of its submarine rescue ship and its related sub-systems. The matter was revealed by the RSN chief, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han during his presentation at the International Maritime Security

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore in talks to further expand bilateral submarine rescue arrangements

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is currently in talks with a number of countries to further expand on the list of bilateral submarine rescue arrangements that the country currently has. The matter was revealed by the RSN's chief, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han, during his address at the

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore signs for two additional Type 218SG submarines

    Key Points Singapore has confirmed an order for a third and fourth Type 218SG submarine Acquisition is likely to further fuel the perception of an underwater arms race in the Southeast Asian region The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has acquired two additional Type 218SG air-independent

  • IMDEX 2017: Thales prepares AUSS for specific payload trials

    Thales has completed initial sea trials of a new 6 m unmanned maritime platform known as the AUSS (Autonomous Underwater and Surface System), and is now preparing to verify specific mission capabilities of the platform. The matter was revealed by a Thales spokesperson, during an interview with

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Electronics Venus 16 USV development enters the final lap

    Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics, the advanced electronics and communication development arm of defence prime ST Engineering, is inching closer to production of its Venus 16 unmanned surface vessel (USV) with full scale development of two mine countermeasure (MCM) variants expected to be

  • Xian MA60 MPA enters service with China Coast Guard, says report

    The maritime patrol version of the Xian Aircraft Industries (Group) Company (XAC) MA60 twin-turboprop aircraft has entered service with the China Coast Guard, Chinese media reported on 13 May. The first platform was delivered to the service in early April 2016, according to an article published on

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore acquires two more Type-218SG submarines

    Singapore will acquire two more air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced during the IMDEX 2017 exhibition in Singapore. The deal, which was signed with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), will also include crew

  • Australian government buys additional land for naval shipbuilding projects

    The Australian government has secured the purchase of additional land to substantially increase the size of the ship and submarine building facility at Osborne, Adelaide, for the country's AUD89 billion (USD66 billion) naval shipbuilding programme. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • Italy receives fourth Type 212A submarine and seeks additional boats

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri handed over the last of four Type 212A-class diesel-electric submarines on order for the Italian Navy at its Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on 11 May. Romeo Romei (S 529) follows third boat Pietro Venuti (S 528), which was delivered in July 2016. Boats three and four

  • Australia's budget reveals increase in defence spending

    Australia's defence spending in 2017-18 will grow by more than 6% in real terms to reach AUD34.7 billion (USD25.5 billion), the equivalent of 1.9% of GDP, according to the defence Portfolio Budget Statement released by the government on 9 May. Funding for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will total

  • Indonesian Navy delegation arrives in Istanbul to study acquisition of AIP submarines

    Key Points An Indonesian delegation has arrived in Turkey to consider the acquisition of Type 214 submarines Development could see the Indonesian Navy operate its first air-independent propulsion-equipped boats A senior delegation comprising of senior Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia -

  • Thailand orders S26T submarine from China

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) signed a contract with the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC) on 5 May to procure a S26T (Thailand) diesel-electric submarine. The inter-government agreement was signed in Beijing by RTN chief of staff Vice Admiral Luechai Ruddit and Xu Ziqiu, the

  • Contentious selection process for Australia's Sea 1000 programme deemed effective by audit office

    The controversial Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) used to select the preferred international partner for Australia's AUD50 billion (USD37 billion) Sea 1000 Future Submarine programme has been assessed as effective by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), but with one caveat. A report on

  • Iranian midget submarine missile test reportedly fails

    Iran's attempt to test launch a missile from one of its midget submarines has failed, Fox News reported two US officials as saying on 3 May. The officials said the test was carried out in the Strait of Hormuz using a Yono-class submarine: a North Korean design that is produced in Iran as the