• Thailand orders more Airbus helicopters

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two more EC 725 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, manufacturer Airbus Helicopters announced on 22 October. The company also confirmed that it had signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to supply five EC 645T2 medium multirole helicopters. IHS

  • Griffon Hoverwork enters fast boats arena

    Key Points Griffon Hoverwork and Cougar Marine join forces to build ultra high-speed naval and coastguard craft Hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork has teamed with powerboat specialist Cougar Marine to design, market, and build a range of ultra high-speed boats intended to support naval and

  • Images suggest fourth Chinese Type 071 LPD is in build

    Photographs released on Chinese websites since mid-October 2014 suggest that China may have started work on the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) fourth Type 071 (Yuzhao)-class amphibious assault ship (LPD). The photographs, allegedly taken at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, show

  • US to supply Chad, Niger with riverine boats

    The US Coast Guard is looking for a contractor to supply Chad and Niger with identical packages of three boats under a US government-funded programme to improve the African countries' ability to patrol their riverine borders, according to a notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website

  • USN's seventh Littoral Combat Ship launches

    A seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the US Navy (USN) was launched on 18 October. Christened Detroit (LCS 7), the ship entered the water for the first time at Marinette Marine Corp's construction facilities in Marinette, Wisconsin. The 118.6 m steel monohull is the fourth Freedom variant LCS

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  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Keep out zone: RAN reaps ASMD upgrade rewards

    Once listed as a 'Project of Concern', the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2 ANZAC Anti-Ship Missile Defence programme has been turned round to become a flagship defence acquisition programme for Australia. Richard Scott reports
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  • F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

    Key Points The Pentagon expects a 'handshake agreement' with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The Pentagon is still working towards a deal for the eighth low-rate initial production
  • AUSA 2014: Army outlines upcoming combat vehicle choices

    US Army planners will use the next several years to consider its next major vehicle investment - perhaps for infantry or Stryker units - and whether to proceed with a future combat vehicle. With the cancellation of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) for budget reasons, the army had to choose whether

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    Type Subsea acoustic telemetry modems Description ATM-885 and 887 acoustic modems serve as the underwater component of the bi-directional acoustic communications link. The subsea modems are interfaces with a host instrument or autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and acoustically transmit/receive

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    Type Acoustic telemetry modems Description ATM-900 Series acoustic modems are the bi-directional acoustic communications links interfaced with a host instrument or AUV, for acoustically transmit/receive data from the host to the topside acoustic modem. ATM-900 employs multiple frequency-shift

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