• UK RAF begin transferring Merlin helicopters to RN

    The United Kingdom's (UK's) Fleet Air Arm's 846 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) was stood up at RAF Benson on 30 September with the AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin, while the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) 78 Squadron was disbanded. As part of the UK's 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Merlin utility

  • USN to provide recommendations on future small surface combatant

    Key Points US Navy leaders to brief the secretary of defense on their recommendations for SSC, the follow-on programme to LCS A final determination is expected to be revealed in FY 2016 budget submission As the Pentagon finalises its fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) budget, US Navy (USN) officials will

  • India reacts cautiously to PLAN submarine visit to Sri Lanka

    India has reacted cautiously to the docking of a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) submarine in Sri Lanka from 7-14 September. The Type 039 (Song)-class boat, on long-range deployment to escort PLAN warships conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, docked at the Colombo International

  • Portugal set to buy Danish patrol boats

    Portugal is expected to procure from the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) four modular patrol boats developed under Denmark's Standard Flex (or Stanflex) concept. With technical support from the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa), the Portuguese procurement arm DGAIED (Direção-Geral de Armamento

  • UPDATE: Vietnam reveals fourth TT400TP patrol vessel

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy took delivery of its fourth TT400TP-class patrol boat on 25 September at the Hai Phong naval base, according to reports in state newspapers. Photographs of the vessel reportedly conducting sea trials on the Cam River, with a mix of military and civilian

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  • Army of adaption

    Now redeploying from more than a decade of large-scale counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Army is preparing itself for a future that includes new threats and a smaller force, a bigger Pacific presence, possible complex warfare in 'megacities', and a dwindling number of acquisition programmes. Dan Wasserbly reports
  • New model army: delivering reserve capability

    The UK is shaping its reserve forces for a future that will see them train and deploy on operations with the regular component as an integrated part of the 'whole force'. David Reynolds reports
  • Dawn in the East: Asia-Pacific naval shipbuilders on the world stage

    Naval shipbuilders in the Asia-Pacific region are now increasingly looking to export their wares within and beyond the region's borders. Ridzwan Rahmat examines recent successes, and considers the factors that are driving this emergence onto the global stage
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  • Boeing begins delivering new MH-47Gs to SOCOM

    Key Points Boeing has delivered the first of eight new-build MH-47G Chinooks to SOCOM The G-model has larger fuel tanks, an aerial refuelling system, DAFCS, and unique electronic warfare capabilities US Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook
  • UAE requests more HIMARS, tactical ballistic missiles

    The US government has approved the sale of an additional 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers and 100 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 29 September. Mounted on a Medium
  • Russia preparing legal action over French Mistral halt

    Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country's halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane's . "We hope that despite the repeated statements of the French party concerning the possible refusal to

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