• AWD programme now AUD800 million over budget

    The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane's . This figure is nearly AUD500 million more than an overrun forecast by an Australian

  • DSME, Navantia to complete risk reduction for Australian replenishment ship programme

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia have received contracts from Australia's Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to undertake risk reduction design studies for two new replenishment ships to be acquired under

  • India re-releases LPD tender to private-sector shipyards

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) reissued a request for proposal (RfP) in mid-September to three local private sector shipyards to build four amphibious assault ships for an estimated INR250 billion (USD4.16 billion. The RfP to ABG, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore

  • UK contracts for top-up Tomahawk buy

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed an order for a further 20 UGM-109E Tomahawk Block IV land attack cruise missiles, but has declined to reveal whether it plans to expand the UK's Tomahawk inventory. Royal Navy (RN) Trafalgar- and Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs)

  • USN's seventh Littoral Combat Ship launches

    A seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the US Navy (USN) was launched on 18 October. Christened Detroit (LCS 7), the ship entered the water for the first time at Marinette Marine Corp's construction facilities in Marinette, Wisconsin. The 118.6 m steel monohull is the fourth Freedom variant LCS

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  • RN commissions first front-line Wildcat squadron

    The UK Royal Navy's (RN's) first front-line Wildcat HMA.2 helicopter squadron has been stood up ahead of the type's introduction to operational service in early 2015. Formally commissioned at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton on 10 October, 825 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) effectively merges
  • 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

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