• Brazil selects MBDA Sea Ceptor for new corvettes

    Brazil has chosen the MBDA Sea Ceptor shipborne local area air-defence system to equip the Brazilian Navy's new Tamandaré-class corvettes, it was announced on 28 November. Brazil is planning to build four of the 2,400-tonne Tamandaré-class corvettes (formerly known as the CV03 project),

  • Greece replaces fast attack craft Penguin SSMs with Harpoon

    The Hellenic Navy is to replace the six Kongsberg Penguin surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) fitted to its Laskos Combattante IIIb-class fast attack craft (FAC) HS Starakis (P29) with four Boeing RGM-84G Harpoon missiles, as the Norwegian missiles have reached their service expiration date. Five

  • China clamps down on military photographers

    Chinese news media have reported that a resident of the port city of Qingdao, the location of the North Sea Fleet's headquarters, has been arrested and is awaiting trial for taking photographs of the naval base from which aircraft carrier Liaoning operates. He is accused of passing the photos to

  • Navantia to license-build MTU diesel engines for BAM patrol boats

    Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has received license approval from German engine manufacturer MTU to build three of the four diesel engines that will power the two new Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ocean-going patrol boats it is preparing to build for the Spanish Navy. Only the

  • Australia's Johnston says he wouldn't trust ASC 'to build a canoe'

    Key Points Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has told the Senate that he wouldn't trust state shipbuilder ASC 'to build a canoe' Johnston made the comments after being asked about the status of the AWD programme, which sources have said is up to AUD800 million over budget and rising

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  • BAT

    Type Acoustic target autonomous underwater vehicle Description BAT (Bersaglio Acoustic Telecomandato) is a non-expendable torpedo and ship sonar target designed to simulate the acoustic and dynamic characteristics of a diesel electric submarine responding to torpedo and sonar activity to provide

  • Eclipse USV

    Type Unmanned surface vessel Development Eclipse is a seventh-generation stealth remote-controlled or autonomous boat being produced by Al Seer Marine, an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilding firm and 5G International, Florida. Description Eclipse is a 11 m mono hull craft developed for a wide variety

  • Gavia Defence AUV

    Type Autonomous underwater vehicle Description The Gavia Defence autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is a modular, man-portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to undertake mine-countermeasure operations (MCMs), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), environmental assessment, surveillance,

  • HullBUG

    Type Robotic Hull Bio-Mimetic underwater hull-grooming vehicle (AUV/ROV) Development The HullBUG (Hull Bio-Mimetic Underwater hull-grooming robot) is under development by SeaRobotics with the funding from the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Discovery and Invention (D&I) Program.