• Saudi MH-60R helo order confirmed

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 27 August that it had awarded a USD11.8 million contract to Science Applications International Corp for the delivery of "weapon systems support and sustainment" for Sikorsky MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters operated by Brazil, Denmark, Saudi

  • Egypt set to receive Ka-52 attack helicopters

    Egypt is to receive about 50 Kamov Ka-52 'Hokum-B' attack helicopters before the end of the decade, a company report has disclosed. The report by the Research and Production Corporation Precision Instrumentation Systems (JSC SPC CPR) company, which is developing the helicopter's new ECO-52

  • India releases updated RfI for battlefield UAVs

    The Indian Army has invited responses by 9 September from indigenous manufacturers to a request for information (RfI) for mini unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) intended to provide "battlefield transparency" to its 382 infantry battalions and over 100 counter-insurgency units. The RfI,

  • Saudi Arabia reportedly to get Couach interceptors

    Germany's Lürssen group has subcontracted the construction of 79 interceptor craft for the Saudi Coast Guard to the French company Couach, according to a report published by the French lemarin.fr website on 24 August. The website said the announcement was made during a Couach staff meeting

  • Saudi shipyard launches Kuwaiti Coast Guard vessels

    Saudi Arabia's Zamil Offshore Services launched the first of four logistics ships it is building for the Kuwaiti Coast Guard on 26 August, according to local media reports. The 46 m Al-Zour 10 was launched during a ceremony at the Zamil yard in Dammam that was attended by Major General Sheikh

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  • Japan launches second Izumo-class helicopter carrier

    Japan's second and final Izumo-class helicopter carrier was launched at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama on 27 August. Named Kaga (the first Japanese naval ship to take the name since the Second World War aircraft carrier that took part in the Pearl Harbor attacks and was lost at the

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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

  • 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

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