• FSS competition raises ire as UK calls for expressions of interest

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pressing ahead with plans to compete the build of up to three new solid support ships on the international market despite calls from opposition politicians and unions for the contract to be brought onshore. Interested ship designers and shipbuilders have been

  • Indonesia’s second Nagapasa-class submarine arrives home

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has received its second South Korean-built diesel-electric boat Service is on track to operate a fleet of four submarines, including two older boats, in 2018 The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) second

  • Modernisation work starts on Peruvian submarine Chipana

    Peru has officially started work on modernising its naval submarine fleet with the recent hull-cut into submarine BAP Chipana (SS 34), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement released on 16 May. The upgrading of the platform is taking place in the Callao facilities of the Peruvian

  • South Korea launches second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier

    South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) launched the second Dokdo-class landing platform helicopter (LPH) on order for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) on 14 May, the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. The launch

  • Carrier USS Gerald R Ford cost rises

    The US Navy (NAVSEA) will have to pay more and face another schedule delay for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said on 11 May. The USN will pay another USD120 million for Ford , NAVSEA spokesman Alan Baribeau said, increasing the cost to about

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  • USMC receives first CH-53K heavy-lift helo

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the first of 200 Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters that are set to arrive over the coming years. The milestone, which took place on 16 May, saw the corps accept the first helicopter to enter into the Supportability Test Plan (STP) that will
  • Jaguar prototype unveiled

    Key Points A prototype of France's Jaguar AFV was unveiled at Nexter on 16 May before it is displayed at Eurosatory 2018 The Jaguar, Griffon, upgraded Leclerc MBT, and VBMR léger are part of France's Scorpion programme A prototype of France's Jaguar 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) was