• Details emerge on India's mystery OSS project

    Details are slowly coming to light of the mystery Indian Navy (IN) vessel being built under the secretive Ocean Surveillance Ship (OSS) project at the Ministry of Defence-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). IHS Jane's understands that the OSS project is managed by the Indian Prime Minister's

  • Internal IAF report criticises serviceability rate for fighter fleet

    The operational availability of the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) combat, transport, and helicopter fleets has averaged about 60% over the past three years, a recent internal assessment has revealed. Of these platforms, the report disclosed that the IAF's 780-strong fighter fleet had an overall

  • Most US force re-locations in South Korea to continue despite OPCON transfer delay

    US and South Korean defence leaders announced that the transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON) from the US to Republic of Korea (RoK) armed forces would be again delayed, but indicated that most US force relocation efforts are to continue. South Korean Minister of National Defense Han

  • Niger buys new reconnaissance aircraft in fight against Islamist militants

    Niger has purchased a reconnaissance aircraft as part of ongoing efforts to combat Islamist militants and criminal gangs operating on its territory, the Reuters news agency reported on 23 October. The aircraft, of an undisclosed type, has been procured at a cost of USD13.5 million, the report

  • Peru receives first two KT-1P trainers

    The Peruvian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea del Perú - FAP) received the first two of 20 KAI KT-1P trainers during a ceremony at Las Palmas Air Base in Peru's capital Lima, on 21 October. Both KT-1Ps have been assigned to the No.51 Air Group out of Pisco, where they will replace Embraer EMB-312

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Indonesian intent

    Shifting power in the Asia-Pacific region requires Indonesia to reassess its military modernisation programme, writes Jon Grevatt
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  • F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

    Key Points The Pentagon expects a 'handshake agreement' with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The Pentagon is still working towards a deal for the eighth low-rate initial production
  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether
  • China launches new 3,000-tonne coastguard cutter

    The Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard has launched a new cutter for the China Coast Guard (CCG), Chinese media reported on 14 October. Zhongguo Haixun 2303 - literally 'China Sea Police 2303' - is expected to begin sea trials before the end of the year and it will be commissioned in the first quarter of

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Offshore patrol ship

    Fleetlist Comment: Former survey ship built in about 1978. Transferred to China Marine Surveillance in about 2010 and subsequently to the Coast Guard in 2013.

  • Offshore patrol ships

    Fleetlist Comment: Former survey ships built in about 1973. Transferred to China Marine Surveillance in about 2010 and subsequently to the Coast Guard in 2013.

  • Wolei (Type 918) class

    Fleetlist Comment: Former PLAN minelayer built at Dalian Shipyard and completed in 1988. Resembles the deleted Japanese Souya class. Transferred first to China Marine Surveillance in 2012 and subsequently to the China Coast Guard in 2013.

  • Remote Mobile Investigator RMI-10

    Type Medium wheeled multipurpose UGV. Description The RMI-10 is a compact, lightweight, battery-operated, multipurpose vehicle designed for the remote handling of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials, fire fighting, hostage situations, hijackings, and

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