• Myanmar Navy and Indonesia's PT PAL in LPD talks

    The Myanmar Navy (MN) and Indonesian naval shipbuilder PT PAL are in talks over the MN's potential purchase of landing platform docks (LPDs) to bolster sealift and amphibious capabilities, IHS Jane's understands. The two parties have recently entered what have been described to IHS Jane's as

  • RIMPAC 2014: RAN, RNZN conduct minesweeping AUV trials from USS Coronado

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) mine countermeasures (MCM) detachments have conducted trials of the Remus 100 MCM autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from the US Navy's (USN's) Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado . According to a statement

  • Two new Spanish BAM OPVs to be in service by 2019, says Navantia

    Two new Buques de Acción Marítima (BAM) offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to be built for the Spanish Navy are due to be ready for service by 2019, Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia said on 21 July. The acquisition of the two vessels, at a unit cost of EUR166.74 million (USD224.55

  • Vietnam inducts two Tarantul V-class missile corvettes

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy took delivery of two Tarantul V (Project 1241.8)-class guided-missile corvettes on 27 June, according to reports from state-sponsored Vietnamese media outlets. An additional ceremony took place on 17 July. The 59.9 m vessels, which bear the pennant numbers

  • ASV and QinetiQ team up for target practice

    Defence science and technology company QinetiQ has established a Marine Surface Target Service in partnership with unmanned marine systems manufacturer Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV). The UK-based venture is intended to "rapidly and effectively meet customer needs for trials and training

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  • France receives first upgraded AWACS aircraft

    France's air force has received back into service the first of four upgraded Boeing E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the company announced on 22 July. This first mid-life upgrade (MLU) aircraft (serial number 202) was completed in February, having been modernised by Boeing
  • Croatia seeks PzH 2000 purchase

    Croatia's plans to purchase PzH 2000 155 mm tracked self-propelled artillery systems received a substantial boost on 14 July when the Defence Committee of the Croatian Parliament moved to support their acquisition. Although this committee deliberated in a closed session, media reported that Croatia

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Bay class

    Fleetlist Comment: Built by Austal Ships and delivered to the Australian Customs Service 1999-2000. Both craft transferred to the Sri Lanka Navy in 2014. The vessels are capable of carrying two RHIBs.

  • Bung Tomo class

    Fleetlist Programmes: Yarrow Shipbuilders (now BAE Systems Marine) selected in August 1995 for the construction of three frigates for the Royal Brunei Navy. The final contract was signed 14 January 1998. All three ships were completed in 2004 but, following a contractual dispute, the vessels were

  • CASA CN-235 D/K MPA.

    Operational speed: 240 kt (445 km/h). Service ceiling: 26,600 ft (8,110 m). Range: 669 n miles (1,240 km). Role/Weapon systems: Initial batch of two delivered in 2001 and a further four in 2002. First flight with mission systems took place on 18 June 2007. The programme was completed on 28

  • Huangpu class

    Fleetlist Comment: Delivered from China on 20 April 2002.

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