• Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy has ordered a second Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) landing ship, Sergei Vlasov, the director general of the Nevskoe Design Bureau, told IHS Jane's on 14 October. Designed by Nevskoe, the vessel will be broadly identical to lead vessel Ivan Gren with the exception of having

  • USN commissions aviation-centric amphibious assault ship

    The US Navy (USN) has commissioned a new amphibious assault ship that will operate the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) most advanced fleet of fixed-wing, tilt-rotor, and rotary-wing aircraft. Optimised to operate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and the MV-22 Osprey, USS America (LHA 6)

  • Indian Navy pressures MoD to keep MCMV contract afloat

    Key Points The Indian Navy is putting pressure on the Ministry of Defence not to cancel a USD383 million deal for eight mine countermeasure vessels The MoD was moving to terminate the deal after an investigation found that manufacturer Kangnam Corporation had used proscribed agents during contract

  • Latest GQM-163 SSST contract includes first sale to Japan

    Orbital Sciences has received a USD27.7 million contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for an eighth Full Rate Production (FRP-8) lot of GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST) vehicles. The new contract, awarded on 10 October, includes the purchase of four GQM-163

  • NAVSEA selects Textron for LCS Unmanned Influence Sweep System

    Textron Systems has won out in the competition to develop a new unmanned surface vehicle (USV)-based influence minesweeping system for the US Navy to equip the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermeasures (MCM) Mission Package. The company's Unmanned Systems business - into which the former AAI

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  • USN to deploy first five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes in 2015

    Key Points USN's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye achieves Initial Operational Capability E-2D successfully conducts aerial refueling capability PDR in September The US Navy's (USN's) latest variant of the E-2 airborne early warning aircraft, the Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, is now operationally
  • 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


  • Demon

    Type Work-class remotely operated vehicle Description Demon is a full-specification 100 hp work-class remotely operated vehicle originally built by Hydrovision Ltd (now SMD Hydrovision) and used for construction, intervention and survey operations. Tooling packages can be added for cable

  • Diablo

    Type Remotely operated vehicle Description Diablo is a compact and powerful remotely operated vehicle (ROV) developed for survey and construction applications, originally built by Hydrovision Ltd (now SMD Hydrovision). It is packaged in a bolted 3-tonne through lift frame, and powered by a

  • Harbour tugs

    Fleetlist Comment: Constructed by Shinyang Shipyard, Malaysia, and completed in October 2004.

  • HSI 32 class

    Fleetlist Comment: A contract for the construction of three HSI 32 interception craft was signed with shipbuilder CMN on 5 October 2013. The vessels are of aluminium construction and design features include a stern ramp for the launch and recovery of a 7 m rigid-hull inflatable boat. Delivery of