• MAKS 2015: Russia's new Ka-35 AEW helicopter enters service

    Russia's latest Kamov Ka-35 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopter has entered service with the Russian Navy, an industry source told IHS Jane's at the MAKS-2015 air show. The new Ka-35 is both designed as a replacement for the Russian Navy's ageing Ka-31 'Helix' AEW helicopters and to have a

  • 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

  • Spanish navy and DCNS to discuss feasibility of further life extension for S 70 submarines

    Key Points Delays to the S 80 submarine programme prompt Spanish navy to ask DCNS about the suitability of further S 70 life extension Work would seek to extend the boats' service lives by five years, with S 80 in-service date not yet known The delays in building Spain's new S 80 diesel electric

  • Taiwan conducts first Apache live-firings

    The Republic of China Army (RoCA) confirmed on 27 August that it has conducted the first live-fire drills of its recently acquired Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. According to the RoCA, the drill included test-firing AGM-114L Hellfire missiles and AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles. The

  • Update: Yemeni ballistic missile attacks continue against Saudi Arabia

    The continuation of ballistic missile attacks has further undermined Saudi Arabia's claims that it and its allies had successfully destroyed Yemen's surface-to-surface missile capability since the outset of the military operation they launched in late March. Saudi Arabia confirmed on 26 August that

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  • UK requests remanufacture of Apaches to AH-64E standard

    The United Kingdom has requested from the US government the remanufacture of 50 of its AgustaWestland-Boeing WAH-64D Block I Apache Longbow AH.1 helicopters to the latest AH-64E Guardian standard. The request, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 27 August,
  • 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

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

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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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