• Malaysia receives first Australian Bay-class patrol vessel

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first Bay-class patrol vessel from Australia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on 27 February. The boat, ACV Arnhem Bay , is the first of two vessels to be donated by Australia under an AUD1.2 million (USD0.9 million)

  • HMAS Sydney completes its final voyage

    HMAS Sydney , one of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) four remaining Adelaide-class FFG-7 frigates, completed its final voyage on 27 February prior to decommissioning at the end of the year. The 4,200-ton ship sailed into its namesake city, where it will used for technical training courses at

  • IDEX 2015: China reveals 'new' LPD concept

    The China Shipbuilding and Trading Company (CSTC) used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal a model of a new landing platform dock (LPD) that it could build for export. A CSTC official told IHS Jane's that the concept was not developed to meet any current customer requirement, but was done to

  • IDEX 2015: Hydra undertakes first sea trials

    Al Seer Marine has conducted the first at-sea trials of its new Hydra unmanned surface vessel (USV). The trials were held at the company's facilities in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Al Seer has developed the Hydra and other USVs in partnership with 5G International, a specialist in

  • Saab receives FMV contract for new torpedo, underwater systems support for Sweden

    Key Points Saab receives SEK175 million (USD20.8 million) FMV order to develop new torpedo and to support other underwater systems Order placed within framework of 2014 Letter of Intent signed between Saab and the FMV Swedish defence and security company Saab has received orders from Sweden's

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  • GA-ASI and Sener to offer Predator B to Spain

    Key Points GA-ASI and Sener have signed a teaming agreement to offer the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper UAV to Spain Spain has a long standing requirement for an optionally armed MALE ISR UAV General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Sener, a Spanish engineering company, have signed a


  • 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

  • Introduction

    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