• Airbus reports year-end results

    Airbus reported its full 2014 results on 27 February, with revenue increasing 5% and net income increasing 59% for the year. At EUR60.7 billion (USD68.0 billion), Airbus 2014 revenue was a record for the group, climbing with the help of continued strong commercial aircraft sales. The increase to

  • HMAS Sydney completes its final voyage

    HMAS Sydney , one of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) four remaining Adelaide-class FFG-7 frigates, completed its final voyage on 27 February prior to decommissioning at the end of the year. The 4,200-ton ship sailed into its namesake city, where it will used for technical training courses at

  • IDEX 2015: Al Fattan Ship Industry to provide patrol boats for UAE Naval Forces

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces headquarters has awarded Al Fattan Ship Industry an AED18.5 million (USD5.07 million) contract to supply eight inshore patrol vessels for the UAE Naval Forces, it was announced at the IDEX 2015 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Designed to conduct a range of

  • LRS-B vital to US nuclear deterrent, STRATCOM chief says

    Completing development of the classified Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) programme is essential to the US nuclear deterrent because of the advanced age of the US Air Force's (USAF's) existing bomber fleets, the military official responsible for US strategic deterrence said on 26 February.

  • Norway's improved CV90s start rolling off the production line

    The Royal Norwegian Army has received its first series-produced improved BAE Systems CV9030 infantry fighting vehicle. BAE Systems is under contract to upgrade 103 existing Norwegian CV90s and build an additional 41 for a total fleet of 144 under a programme understood to be worth USD500 million.

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  • IDEX 2015: Italy orders Piaggio HammerHead UAV

    The Italian Air Force has become the first customer for the Piaggio Aero P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi on 26 February. In total the Italian Air Force has ordered six HammerHead UAVs, split into three unmanned aerial systems (UASs)
  • IDEX 2015: Local contender enters Emirati 8x8 race

    The new Enigma infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) that was unveiled at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi will be submitted for the Emirati military's long-standing 8x8 IFV requirement, IHS Jane's has confirmed. Mohamed bin Jabr al-Suwaidi, CEO of Emirates Defense Technology (EDT), which is developing the Enigma,
  • US Coast Guard still wrangling with ice breaker shortage

    Key Points US ice breaker capability requirements still stand at three medium and three heavy ice breakers The USCG is considering options including Polar Sea reactivation and a new acquisition As human activity in the Arctic continues to expand, the chief of the US Coast Guard (USCG) remains

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • 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

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