• Canada announces multi-billion dollar ship support contract

    Key Points Canada has opened a competition to provide in-service support for the country's naval auxiliary vessels It will combine in-service support for two classes of vessels under a single contractor Canada has launched a competition to provide in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy's

  • China to have 'world's largest navy' by 2020, says report

    Based on the number and variety of warships that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to have in commission by the year 2020, a new report says that China will have not only the largest but also the second-most capable blue-water navy in the world within the next four years. Published

  • RN prepares for Shaman introduction

    Key Points The Royal Navy has begun training for the integration of a new CESM installation for its Daring-class destroyers The Shaman system is expected to be deployed on Type 45 destroyers from 2017 The UK Royal Navy (RN) has opened an operator and maintainer training facility for its new

  • Sales and profits rise in BAE Q2 results

    BAE Systems released its half-yearly financial results on 28 July, showing notable growth in both revenue and earnings year on year. Sales were up 2.9% from GBP8.5 billion (USD11.2 billion) in the first half of 2015 to GBP8.7 billion in the six months ended 30 June 2016. Profit growth was even more

  • Taiwan navy unveils new LPD and FACM designs

    Key Points Taiwan unveils models, CGIs of planned future platforms Central is the emergence of a design for an LPD The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has unveiled models and computer generated imagery (CGI) showing several planned future ships, including a large landing platform dock (LPD) vessel,


  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
  • Credible choices: UK General Purpose Frigate programme

    The UK's 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review unveiled plans for the Royal Navy to receive a new class of smaller, cheaper and more exportable general-purpose frigate. Richard Scott reports
  • US debates cruise missile procurement

    The US is facing Russian modernisation of nuclear-capable cruise missiles and the threat of hybrid warfare. Heather Williams examines the US debate around the purchase of new missiles and whether Washington will accept a future 'cruise missile gap' with Moscow.
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  • Singapore preps Paramount Marauder for 2017 rollout

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will soon gain a new protected logistics capability with the planned introduction of the 20-tonne 4x4 Protected Combat Support Vehicle (PCSV) by 2017. Based on the South African Paramount Marauder mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) platform, the PCSV has been