• Details emerge of Vietnam's C295 purchase

    The three C295 transport aircraft that Vietnam has ordered from Airbus Defence and Space (DS) are scheduled to enter service with the Vietnamese air force from 2015, IHS Jane's understands. The purchase contract - thought to be secured in 2013 at a cost of about USD100 million - also includes the

  • Myanmar Navy and Indonesia's PT PAL in LPD talks

    The Myanmar Navy (MN) and Indonesian naval shipbuilder PT PAL are in talks over the MN's potential purchase of landing platform docks (LPDs) to bolster sealift and amphibious capabilities, IHS Jane's understands. The two parties have recently entered what have been described to IHS Jane's as

  • RIMPAC 2014: RAN, RNZN conduct minesweeping AUV trials from USS Coronado

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) mine countermeasures (MCM) detachments have conducted trials of the Remus 100 MCM autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from the US Navy's (USN's) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado . According to a statement

  • Two new Spanish BAM OPVs to be in service by 2019, says Navantia

    Two new Buques de Acción Marítima (BAM) offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to be built for the Spanish Navy are due to be ready for service by 2019, Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia said on 21 July. The acquisition of the two vessels, at a unit cost of EUR166.74 million (USD224.55

  • Vietnam inducts two Tarantul V-class missile corvettes

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy took delivery of two Tarantul V (Project 1241.8)-class guided-missile corvettes on 27 June, according to reports from state-sponsored Vietnamese media outlets. An additional ceremony took place on 17 July. The 59.9 m vessels, which bear the pennant numbers

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  • France receives first upgraded AWACS aircraft

    France's air force has received back into service the first of four upgraded Boeing E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the company announced on 22 July. This first mid-life upgrade (MLU) aircraft (serial number 202) was completed in February, having been modernised by Boeing
  • Croatia seeks PzH 2000 purchase

    Croatia's plans to purchase PzH 2000 155 mm tracked self-propelled artillery systems received a substantial boost on 14 July when the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament moved to support their acquisition. Although this committee deliberated in a closed session, media reported that Croatia

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