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  • India, Vietnam to conduct first joint naval exercise

    The Indian and Vietnamese navies will hold their first-ever joint exercise from 21-25 May to augment the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership agreed by the two countries in 2016. In a 20 May statement the Indian Navy (IN) said that three of its vessels – Shivalik (Project 17)-class

  • Japan orders third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship

    Japan’s Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding has received an order from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Tokyo to build a third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), an MoD spokesperson told Jane’s on 21 May. The SWATH (small waterplane area twin

  • Philippine Navy to receive Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB radar

    Saab will supply its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the United States and the Philippines. The radar system will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates – BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz

  • Carlyle Group moves on HGH Infrared Systems

    The Carlyle Group has announced it has entered into negotiations to acquire a majority stake in HGH Infrared Systems. The private equity firm’s Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III division will provide the equity for the transaction, which is now subject to customary employee consultations

  • Chinese military issues warning over Myanmar border fighting

    China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) warned on 18 May that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take all necessary measures to safeguard border security and defend the country’s sovereignty following a flare-up of fighting on the country’s southwestern border with

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  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The