• First MT30 for FFX Batch II passes factory test

    Rolls-Royce has completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) on the first MT30 gas turbine for the Republic of Korea Navy's (ROKN's) FFX Batch II frigate programme, the company announced on 16 September. A total of eight ships are planned under the FFX Batch II programme, with Daewoo Shipbuilding &

  • ST Marine lays keel for Singapore's first Littoral Mission Vessel

    State-affiliated shipbuilder ST Marine held a keel-laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) in Jurong, Singapore, on 11 September. The 80 m, 1,200 tonne vessel is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for the RSN under a contract announced

  • First Indonesian Bung Tomo corvette arrives home

    KRI Bung Tomo (357), the lead ship in a three-vessel corvette class on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL), arrived at the port city of Belawan in Northern Sumatra on 8 September. Bung Tomo was inducted into the TNI-AL at Barrow-in-Furness, United

  • USN lines up competition for OASuW Increment 2

    The US Navy (USN) has confirmed plans to run a competition for a long-term Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) capability, with an acquisition programme expected to kick off in Fiscal Year 2017. Known as OASuW Increment 2, this new programme seeks to deliver a "multiple launch platform

  • James Fisher Defence wins Indian Navy submarine rescue contract

    The Indian Navy (IN) has shortlisted the UK's James Fisher Defence (JFD) to supply it with two 30-ton deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRVs) for about INR4 billion (USD66.66 million). IN officials told IHS Jane's on 9 September that a DSRV offered by JFD was recently selected over a Russian

Subscribe to Sea Platforms for access to more latest Sea Platforms news, analysis and data
  • F-35 programme manager confident of evading budget knife

    Key Points The F-35 is unlikely to suffer cutbacks even if sequestration continues, the programme's manager says The project is 'too important to fail' in the eyes of top officials The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is unlikely to suffer cutbacks even if sequestration
  • Azerbaijan receives second Buk-MB battalion from Belarus

    The Azerbaijani armed forces have received a second battalion of Belarus-upgraded Buk-MB medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. Details of the deliveries were revealed to IHS Jane's by a military-diplomatic source at the ADEX-2014 international defence exhibition in Baku. According to


  • Chibis (Project 21850) class

    Fleetlist Comment: An initial batch of four craft was built at Nizhny Novgorod 2005-07. Building was resumed at Rybinsk in 2012 and, as of late 2013, a further 12 vessels had been built. A further 14 craft are expected in 2014 and five in 2015. They are based in the Northern, Black Sea, and Baltic

  • Baltic 150 Patrol Craft

    Fleetlist Comment: Built by Baltic Workboats A/S, Estonia and delivered in 2010. Aluminium construction. Operated by the Customs Service. Based at Baku.

  • Coastal Interception Craft

    Fleetlist Comment: An order for 36 inshore patrol vessels was placed with Larsen and Toubro on 22 March 2010 and are under construction at Hazira (C 401-424) and Kattupalli (Chennai) (C 425-436). C 426 was commissioned at Kattupalli on 19 September 2013. An order for a further 18 craft was placed

  • Fast Patrol Vessels

    Fleetlist Comment: It was announced in October 2013 that 14 fast patrol vessels had been ordered from Pipavav Shipyard.