• Angola to receive Su-30K fighters from Russia in 2015

    Russia is to supply Angola with Sukhoi Su-30K 'Flanker-D' fighter aircraft later in the year, a military-diplomatic source told IHS Jane's . The 558th Aviation Repairing Plant located at Baranovichi in Belarus is upgrading 12 Su-30Ks that are to be supplied to Angola in accordance with a contract

  • Australia replaces Super Hornets with legacy Hornets in Iraq mission

    The six Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole fighters equipping the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) air task group (ATG) supporting coalition operations in Iraq have been replaced by what is understood to be the same number of older F/A-18A 'classic' Hornet multirole aircraft, the Department of

  • Bangladesh and Belarus to get Yak-130 combat trainers in 2015

    Russia will supply 14 Yakovlev Yak-130 'Mitten' advanced jet trainer aircraft to Bangladesh in 2015, with two more to follow next year, Irkut corporation president Oleg Demchenko has told IHS Jane's. Bangladesh is buying the aircraft under a USD1 billion credit agreement signed with Moscow. It had

  • Bangladesh Coast Guard takes delivery of two indigenous harbour patrol boats

    The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has recently inducted two indigenous harbour patrol boats - CGS Boleshwar (pennant HPB 4903) and CGS Tentulia (HPB 4904) - into its fleet on 15 March. Constructed at the Bangladesh Navy-owned Dockyard and Engineering Works Limited in Narayanganj (DEWN), these

  • China sends warships to evacuate nationals from Yemen

    Chinese warships conducting counter-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa have been diverted to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen, state media reported on 30 March. Type 054A/Jiangkai II frigate Weifang is reported to have embarked 449 Chinese nationals in the port of Al-Hodayda, together with

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  • KAI named as preferred KFX bidder

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been named as preferred bidder in the USD8 billion programme to complete development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft. South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced the decision following a steering committee meeting
  • Croatia displays new AFV fleets

    The Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) presented new armoured vehicles at their Gasinci training grounds on 20 March. Four variants of the Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) were presented: medical, logistical, and command versions, plus an armoured personnel carrier variant fitted with a Kongsberg


  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • Frosch II class (Type 109)

    Fleetlist Comment: Ex-GDR ships disarmed and transferred from Germany 25 August 1993. 5 ton crane amidships. In GDR service these ships had two twin 57 mm and two twin 25 mm guns plus Muff Cob fire-control radar. Both refitted at Rostock and recommissioned 25 April 1995. 37 mm guns fitted after

  • Introduction

    Notes: (1) It was announced in November 2014 that a new Coast Guard was to be established in order to consolidate resources and to simplify the command, control, and responsibilities of existing maritime agencies, including the Sea and Coastguard, Police, and Customs. The new force took effect in