• BAE Systems and Saab sign Australian Land 400 agreement

    BAE Systems Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saab Australia on 6 July intended to maximise local industry's involvement in Australia's Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) programme. If BAE Systems wins the tender, the arrangement will facilitate the local

  • Bulgaria turns away from Russia for future support of MiG-29

    Key Points Bulgaria is looking to Poland rather than Russia to keep its MiG-29 fleet airborne Sofia is looking to reduce its dependence of Russia wherever possible in light of Moscow's interventions in Ukraine Bulgarian defence minister Nikolai Nenchev announced on 6 July that the country's air

  • Japanese P-1s to visit RIAT, Djibouti in first overseas trip

    Japan will send its Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) overseas for the first time later this month to conduct operational trials in Djibouti and take part in the UK's Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). Two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) P-1s will leave Naval Air Facility

  • Update: US Army moves towards 'pure fleet' of M88A2 recovery vehicles

    BAE Systems has been awarded USD110 million contract modification to continue upgrading Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles for the US Army. The contract, awarded on 30 June, covers the conversion of 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2

  • US Army moves towards 'pure fleet' of M88A2 recovery vehicles

    BAE Systems has been awarded USD110 million contract modification to continue upgrading Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles for the US Army. The contract, awarded on 30 June, covers the conversion of 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2

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  • Seeker UAV crashes in Yemen

    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down near the Saudi border in Yemen's northern Sadah province, the Al-Masirah news channel reported on 5 July. It broadcast footage showing the wreckage of a UAV that appeared to be a Denel Dynamics Seeker 200 (previously known as the Seeker II). Like the
  • UK orders CTAS 40 mm cannons for new armoured vehicles

    The UK Ministry of Defence has placed a GBP150 million (USD236 million) order for CTA International 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) cannons for its future fleet of tracked armoured fighting vehicles. The contract, awarded to CTA International (CTAI), includes 515 cannons for the
  • Italian Navy orders new amphibious assault ship

    The Italian Navy has ordered a new landing helicopter dock (LHD), with Fincantieri and Finmeccanica announcing they had been awarded a EUR1.1 billion (USD1.3 billion) contract for the vessel on 1 July. The delivery of the new ship is planned for the beginning of 2022. Design activities have already

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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