• 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

  • 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

  • Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy has ordered a second Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) landing ship, Sergei Vlasov, the director general of the Nevskoe Design Bureau, told IHS Jane's on 14 October. Designed by Nevskoe, the vessel will be broadly identical to lead vessel Ivan Gren with the exception of having

  • USN commissions aviation-centric amphibious assault ship

    The US Navy (USN) has commissioned a new amphibious assault ship that will operate the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) most advanced fleet of fixed-wing, tilt-rotor, and rotary-wing aircraft. Optimised to operate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and the MV-22 Osprey, USS America (LHA 6)

  • Indian Navy pressures MoD to keep MCMV contract afloat

    Key Points The Indian Navy is putting pressure on the Ministry of Defence not to cancel a USD383 million deal for eight mine countermeasure vessels The MoD was moving to terminate the deal after an investigation found that manufacturer Kangnam Corporation had used proscribed agents during contract

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  • A-7 Corsair II finally retires from service

    The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) held a decommissioning ceremony for its LTV (later Vought) A-7 Corsair II aircraft at Araxos Air Base, home of the 116 Combat Wing, on 17 October. The world's last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, 336 Squadron, decommissioned 15 A-7E and two TA-7C aircraft at the event.
  • 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


  • Demon

    Type Work-class remotely operated vehicle Description Demon is a full-specification 100 hp work-class remotely operated vehicle originally built by Hydrovision Ltd (now SMD Hydrovision) and used for construction, intervention and survey operations. Tooling packages can be added for cable

  • Diablo

    Type Remotely operated vehicle Description Diablo is a compact and powerful remotely operated vehicle (ROV) developed for survey and construction applications, originally built by Hydrovision Ltd (now SMD Hydrovision). It is packaged in a bolted 3-tonne through lift frame, and powered by a

  • Harbour tugs

    Fleetlist Comment: Constructed by Shinyang Shipyard, Malaysia, and completed in October 2004.

  • HSI 32 class

    Fleetlist Comment: A contract for the construction of three HSI 32 interception craft was signed with shipbuilder CMN on 5 October 2013. The vessels are of aluminium construction and design features include a stern ramp for the launch and recovery of a 7 m rigid-hull inflatable boat. Delivery of