• Argentina's newly acquired Islas Malvinas deploys for 'Viekaren XVI'

    The Argentine Navy deployed one of its recently-acquired multipurpose vessels, Islas Malvinas (A 24), to the bi-national Exercise 'Viekaren XVI.' From 22-26 August, Argentine and Chilean vessels conducted search-and-rescue (SAR) manoeuvres in the Beagle Channel. Islas Malvinas is one of four

  • Ba Son completes sea trials for seventh, eighth Tarantul V corvettes ahead of delivery

    Key Points Vietnam's Ba Son shipyard has concluded sea trials for two guided-missile corvettes The People's Army of Vietnam Navy is on track to receive the vessels in 2016 Ho Chi Minh City-based Ba Son Shipyard has completed a series of sea trials for two Tarantul V (Project 1241.8)-class

  • China to provide eight submarines to Pakistan by 2028

    China will provide eight submarines to the Pakistan Navy (PN) by 2028, Pakistan's chief project director of submarines told the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence during a visit to the Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on 26 August, according to The News International newspaper. The

  • North Korea planning new class of ballistic missile submarines, says report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the construction of a new class of submarine capable of firing multiple ballistic missiles, The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported on 26 August citing unnamed sources. The boat, which Kim reportedly wants to be completed by 9 September 2018 to mark the 70th

  • India's Scorpene submarine data leak becomes murkier

    The Australian newspaper has published a new set of leaked documents on its website that provide further details about the operational capabilities of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS is licence-building for the Indian Navy (IN) in Mumbai. Marked 'Restricted Scorpene


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.
  • Co-operate to compete: NATO navies respond together to counter Russian resurgence

    The last decade has seen an inexorable resurgence of Russian naval power, set against increasingly uncertain relations between Cold War adversaries. As NATO responds to this strategic shift, Martin Ewence looks at how the alliance is using a more intelligent approach to improving interoperability
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  • Boeing's Phantom Eye to be museum exhibit

    Boeing's hope that the Phantom Eye high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) might be returned to the skies has been ended with the disclosure by the US Air Force (USAF) that the sole prototype is to be sent to a museum instead. Flight trials of the liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom
  • German Puma AIFV production ramps up

    Key Points Production of the German Army's Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle is set to increase from 2017 Future upgrades to the vehicle are also being planned Projekt System and Management (PSM) is now ramping up production of the Puma Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) for the