• Reliance outlines intent to become one of India's biggest defence firms

    India's Reliance Infrastructure has outlined plans to become one of the country's largest defence companies. Reliance said in a meeting with stock exchange analysts on 27 February that it is "confident of becoming one of the leading defence companies in India". The comments were published

  • Japan to equip future Soryu-class submarines with lithium-ion batteries

    Japan will likely become the first country in the world to equip diesel-electric submarines with lithium-ion batteries. GS Yuasa, a Kyoto-based developer and manufacturer of battery systems, said in a 21 February press statement that such batteries will be mounted on two Soryu-class boats currently

  • Keel laid for the future USS Frank E Petersen, Jr

    The keel of the US Navy's (USN's) Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer the future USS Frank E Petersen, Jr (DDG 121) was laid on 21 February 2017 at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. DDG 121 is being built in the Flight IIA configuration

  • IDEX 2017: Abu Dhabi Ship Building hands over vessels

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) formally handed over the 42 m Sabhan (L 4201), one of eight landing ships that it is building for the Kuwait Naval Force, during the NAVDEX show in Abu Dhabi. The company marked another milestone during NAVDEX when the UAE Navy formally commissioned Al-Hili (P 176),

  • IDEX 2017: Austal exhibits new lengthened armed transport vessel

    Australia's Austal has exhibited a conceptual model of a new 113 m high-speed support vessel at the NAVDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Jane's , Austal vice-president Michael McCourt said that the vessel was being developed in conjunction with a customer, and built on experience gained from

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  • Turning the tide in the South China Sea

    Despite an international court ruling invalidating China's 'nine-dash line' claim in the South China Sea, Beijing has managed to boost its influence in the disputed waters by strengthening commercial and defence ties with neighbouring countries, bolstering its military capabilities and repeatedly putting on a show of force. Gabriel Dominguez reports
  • Gulf challenges

    Modernisation and deployment on military operations are driving a number of programmes in the GCC states, as the region continues to face increasingly complex challenges to its security. Charles Forrester reports on the threats and capabilities in the region
  • Strengthening partnerships: Nordic defence collaboration amid regional security concerns

    While still nascent, Nordic defence co-operation within the NORDEFCO framework has been increasing in recent years, driven in large part by the growing tensions with Russia and encouraged by the United States and NATO. Erik Brattberg reports
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  • Nexter pushes T40 turret development

    Nexter Systems of France has now completed two of its T40M two-person turrets armed with the CTAI 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) and roof-mounted remote weapon station (RWS), the company has confirmed to Jane's. These have been installed on various platforms for trials in France and
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