• Austal delivers fourth Joint High Speed Vessel to US Navy

    Shipbuilder Austal USA handed over the fourth of 10 Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the US Navy on 15 September. Completing its acceptance trials in July, USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) joins three sister vessels currently being operated by the US Military Sealift Command. A crew of 22 civilian

  • Brazilian Navy to reveal indigenous OPV design at Euronaval 2014

    Brazilian state-owned naval project management company EMGEPRON (Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais) is to unveil the design for Brazil's first indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel (OPV) at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition, taking place in Paris, France at the end of October. The design has

  • Indonesia commissions third KCR-60M missile craft

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) third KCR-60M missile attack craft, KRI Halasan (630), was commissioned in a 17 September ceremony presided over by defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro. The commissioning was conducted at PT PAL's shipyard in Surabaya,

  • Spain to deploy Patriot SAMs to Turkey

    Spain has agreed to send a battery of six Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAMs) systems backed by 130 troops to Turkey as part of NATO's deployment to help protect the country's southern borders with Syria and Iraq. The move was announced along with warship and aircraft deployments to the

  • Thales Nederland awarded contract for RNZN frigate upgrade

    Thales Nederland has been contracted by Lockheed Martin Canada (LMC) to supply its SMART-S Mk 2 E/F-band medium-range 3D radar for New Zealand's ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) programme. Under the contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, Thales Nederland will supply two SMART-S Mk

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