• US Navy sheds light on plans, processes, decisions for new frigate

    Key Points US Navy to nail down frigate design and requirements by October 2016 A common combat system decision is expected to be made in mid-2015 The US Navy (USN) has shed light upon the plans, processes, and decisions that must be made to hit key milestones for the navy's revamped small

  • Spain's Freire shipyard set to cut steel on Peru's new survey ship

    Key Points Spanish shipbuilder to cut steel in May on Peru's new Antarctic-capable oceanographic survey ship, with keel-laying due in June The 95-m long vessel is designed to operate in Antarctic as well as Peruvian waters Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales Paulino Freire is set to cut

  • Bangladesh Coast Guard seeks to augment patrol capability

    Key Points Coastguard looking at corvette and other patrol vessel capabilities Plans aimed at supporting greater presence at sea to reduce maritime security risks The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) is adding several platforms to its fleet, including four corvettes and a number of patrol vessels and

  • James Fisher Defence wins NATO sub rescue support contract

    Key Points Company wins GBP12.5 million in-service support contract for NATO submarine rescue service Contract commences on 1 July 2015, running for five years (with options to extend by up to three years) UK-based undersea systems and services group James Fisher Defence (JFD) has won a GBP12.5

  • US Navy awards GD NASSCO Pacific-based LCS sustainment contract

    The US Navy (USN) has let a USD24 million contract to General Dynamics (GD) National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for the sustainment of its west coast-based Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), officials announced on 22 April. The move comes as the navy prepares to take delivery of four LCSs

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  • Denel demonstrates truck-mounted T6-52 gun

    Denel Land Systems (DLS) took the opportunity to demonstrate its truck-mounted 155 mm T6-52 artillery system during an event held at South Africa's Overberg Test Range in April. The company wanted to highlight the system's superior range when firing rocket-assisted projectiles (54.8 km at sea

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    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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