• South Korea to acquire 16 PKX-B missile craft

    Key Points South Korea has ordered an initial batch of 16 PKX-B fast attack craft The vessel has been described as a more compact version of the South Korean Navy's Gumdoksuri-class fast attack missile craft The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) is to acquire an initial batch of 16 'B' variants of

  • Austal USA lays keel for US Navy's 14th LCS

    The keel of the US Navy's (USN's) 14th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was laid at Austal USA's Mobile, Alabama, shipyard, officials announced on 29 June. Marking the beginning of the future USS Manchester 's (LCS 14) assembly process, the keel-laying ceremony at the Gulf coast shipyard is Austal's

  • Bangladesh Navy decommissions four Chinese-built torpedo craft

    The Bangladesh Navy decommissioned four Chinese-built Type 26 Huchuan-class torpedo boats (pennant numbers 8235, 8236, 8237, and 8238) at Chittagong on 18 June. A navy press release said that the decision to decommission these boats had been taken due to increasing challenges in maintaining their

  • First engine start for Queen Elizabeth

    Key Points UK's first new aircraft carrier has begun diesel generator power trials The UK's two carriers are the first RN vessels designed from the outset with an all-electric power generation and propulsion architecture The UK Royal Navy's (RN's) first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has

  • Sweden signs deal for A 26 submarine order, A 19 upgrade

    Key Points Contracts have been placed for the build of two new Type A 26 submarines and the modernisation of two existing Type A 19 boats The contract has been signed within the framework of a letter of intent covering Sweden's sovereign underwater defence capability Sweden's Defense Material

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  • Tunisia to receive four 'modified' UH-60M helos

    The Tunisian government is to receive four 'modified' Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters by the end of June 2019, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 June. The contract is a USD79.7 million modification to an award for eight 'green' helicopters that was made in March.
  • UK orders CTAS 40 mm cannons for new armoured vehicles

    The UK Ministry of Defence has placed a GBP150 million (USD236 million) order for CTA International 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) cannons for its future fleet of tracked armoured fighting vehicles. The contract, awarded to CTA International (CTAI), includes 515 cannons for the

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • Frosch II class (Type 109)

    Fleetlist Comment: Ex-GDR ships disarmed and transferred from Germany 25 August 1993. 5 ton crane amidships. In GDR service these ships had two twin 57 mm and two twin 25 mm guns plus Muff Cob fire-control radar. Both refitted at Rostock and recommissioned 25 April 1995. 37 mm guns fitted after

  • Introduction

    Notes: (1) It was announced in November 2014 that a new Coast Guard was to be established in order to consolidate resources and to simplify the command, control, and responsibilities of existing maritime agencies, including the Sea and Coastguard, Police, and Customs. The new force took effect in

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