• Al Seer Marine targets Southeast Asian demand for USVs

    Abu Dhabi-based marine company Al Seer Marine Supplies & Equipment is forecasting strong demand for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) efforts in the Southeast Asian region and stepping up its marketing efforts in the area. Al Seer distributes USVs built by marine robotics company 5G International

  • French Navy ships heading to Brazil for exercises

    France's FS Mistral (L 9013) projection and command ship and FS La Fayette (F 710) frigate are to make port in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 24-29 April for joint training events, a Brazilian Navy spokesperson told IHS Jane's . The training is to run 29-30 April and comprise a passing exercise

  • India appoints new naval chief

    Vice-Admiral Rabindra 'Robin' K Dhowan was formally appointed as the Indian Navy (IN) Chief of Staff on 17 April, seven weeks after his predecessor resigned following a submarine accident in which two officers died. Adm Dhowan, who was made the acting IN chief after Admiral D K Joshi resigned on 26

  • PT PAL and DSNS lay keel for first Indonesian PKR frigate

    A keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL's) first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate was held on 16 April in Surabaya, Indonesia. The 105 m vessel is being constructed jointly by Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde

  • DSA 2014: CSTC unveils Algerian corvette design

    The state-owned enterprise China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) revealed the final design of the Algerian Navy's C28A corvette at DSA 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Li Jun, CSTC's senior manager of sales for Asia and Latin America, told IHS Jane's on 16 April that the C28A's hull has been specifically

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  • Mexico requests UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Mexico has requested the sale of 18 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters from the United States government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) disclosed on 21 April. The requested sale is valued at USD680 million, and includes associated equipment, parts, training and


  • Bay class

    Fleetlist Comment: The size, manoeuvrability and other operational characteristics of these vessels are tailored for operations in harbours and other restricted waters and for fulfilling present and anticipated multimission requirements. All units are ice strengthened for operation on the Great

  • Coast guard patrol craft

    Fleetlist Comment: Built in 1957 at Montevideo. Overhauls are planned.

  • Container ship

    Fleetlist Comment: Owned and operated by Sealift, Inc. under charter to MSC. When fully loaded the ship can carry 916 20 ft containers of various aviation munitions intended to re-supply forward-deployed fighter and attack squadrons. The ship is fitted with an extensive cocoon system enabling it to

  • Container ships

    Fleetlist Comment: LTC John U D Page and SSGT Edward A Carter were first chartered by MSC in February and June 2001 respectively. Both operated by Maersk Lines Limited and are APS-3 ships for army prepositioning in the Indian Ocean.