• Chilean Navy leads multinational effort to standardise embarked helicopter operations

    The Chilean Navy has announced that its 12,000-tonne Sargento Aldea LSDH (former French Foudre) is now certified to serve as a multipurpose platform on global deployments. The announcement came at the end of the Inter-American Naval Conference on Helicopter Operations from Ships other than Aircraft

  • Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

    The Netherland's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars with a missile defence capability. Currently one ageing Thomson-CSF ARES

  • Euronaval 2014: Algeria adds new MCMV to fleet modernisation

    Algeria has signed a contract for a new mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV), with an option for a second, as it continues a major fleet modernisation effort. As part of its undertaking the country has introduced a new landing platform dock (LPD) vessel from Italy's Fincantieri, and ordered two

  • Euronaval 2014: DCNS and Airbus DS sign agreement to develop Tanan UAS

    Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration intended to speed up market release of the system DCNS and Airbus Defence and Space (DS) have joined forces to complete development of the Tanan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ship-based unmanned

  • Euronaval 2014: Philippine OPV contract confirmed

    The Philippines Coast Guard will receive a new 82 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) by around 2016, shipbuilder OCEA told IHS Jane's at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris. A EUR90 million (USD113 million) contract for five vessels from France was announced by Philippine coastguard chief Rear Admiral

    FEATURED REPORT

  • 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
  • Keep out zone: RAN reaps ASMD upgrade rewards

    Once listed as a 'Project of Concern', the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2 ANZAC Anti-Ship Missile Defence programme has been turned round to become a flagship defence acquisition programme for Australia. Richard Scott reports
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  • New Zealand receives final NH90 helo

    The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has received into service the last of eight operational NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) it ordered in 2006, the defence force announced on 31 October. The final helicopter arrived at Base Ohakea on North Island on the same day as the

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.

  • ATM-885/ATM-887

    Type Subsea acoustic telemetry modems Description ATM-885 and 887 acoustic modems serve as the underwater component of the bi-directional acoustic communications link. The subsea modems are interfaces with a host instrument or autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and acoustically transmit/receive

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