• India's Scorpene submarine data leak becomes murkier

    The Australian newspaper has published a new set of leaked documents on its website that provide further details about the operational capabilities of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS is licence-building for the Indian Navy (IN) in Mumbai. Marked 'Restricted Scorpene

  • Leaked sub specs raise questions over security of Australia's Future Submarine programme

    Australian government ministers have dismissed concerns that a massive leak of secret documents suffered by French submarine constructor DCNS could affect the security of Australia's AUD50 billion (USD38 billion) Future Submarine fleet. DCNS was named in April as the preferred international partner

  • Lockheed Martin contracted for frigate CMS development

    Key Points The US Navy has sole-sourced Lockheed Martin's COMBATSS-21 CMS to equip its new frigate class A version of the COMBATSS-21 is already fitted to the LCS Freedom variant Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) has been awarded a USD67.9 million contract by the US Naval Sea

  • Karachi shipyard launches fleet tanker for Pakistan Navy

    State-owned company Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) has launched a 17,000-tonne fleet tanker on order for the Pakistan Navy. The platform, said to be Pakistan's largest-ever indigenously built ship, was launched on 19 August at the company's facilities at Dockyard Road, Karachi.

  • HMCS Vancouver to deploy to Asia Pacific

    Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver will deploy to the Asia-Pacific region, the Department of National Defence (DND) announced on 18 August. Vancouver is scheduled to participate in Exercise 'KAKADU', a biennial event hosted by the Royal Australian Navy, as well as 'WESTPLOY 16'. The deployment is meant

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  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.
  • Co-operate to compete: NATO navies respond together to counter Russian resurgence

    The last decade has seen an inexorable resurgence of Russian naval power, set against increasingly uncertain relations between Cold War adversaries. As NATO responds to this strategic shift, Martin Ewence looks at how the alliance is using a more intelligent approach to improving interoperability
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  • GAO warns of capability gaps after USAF A-10 retirement

    Key Points GAO has raised concerns about lost mission capability if the A-10 is retired CSAR-Sandy and FAC(A) are two mission sets that could be weakened if the USAF divests the aircraft Congressional auditors have raised concerns about potential for lost mission capability in a 24 August report
  • Lithuania signs first contract for Boxer IFV

    Lithuania has placed a EUR390 million (USD440.7 million) contract with Europe's Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) for the supply of 88 Boxer (8x8) Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles (MRAVs), of which most will be in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration and a small number in
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