• First Indonesian Bung Tomo corvette arrives home

    KRI Bung Tomo (357), the lead ship in a three-vessel corvette class on order for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL), arrived at the port city of Belawan in Northern Sumatra on 8 September. Bung Tomo was inducted into the TNI-AL at Barrow-in-Furness, United

  • USN lines up competition for OASuW Increment 2

    The US Navy (USN) has confirmed plans to run a competition for a long-term Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) capability, with an acquisition programme expected to kick off in Fiscal Year 2017. Known as OASuW Increment 2, this new programme seeks to deliver a "multiple launch platform

  • James Fisher Defence wins Indian Navy submarine rescue contract

    The Indian Navy (IN) has shortlisted the UK's James Fisher Defence (JFD) to supply it with two 30-ton deep submergence rescue vehicles (DSRVs) for about INR4 billion (USD66.66 million). IN officials told IHS Jane's on 9 September that a DSRV offered by JFD was recently selected over a Russian

  • Australia reaffirms submarine domestic build plans

    Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has reaffirmed a commitment to build the "bulk" of Australia's future submarines indigenously following intense speculation within the country that the boats will be constructed by Japan. In comments published by the Australian Department of

  • Australia deploys military personnel on PLAN hospital ship

    In a sign of growing co-operation between the armed forces of both countries, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) revealed that it has deployed two medical officers on board the Peoples' Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) Type 920 Anwei-class hospital ship Daishandao (T-AH 866), more widely known as

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  • Norinco reveals new features on MBT-3000

    China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has released more details of the latest version of its MBT-3000 main battle tank (MBT) being offered on the export market. The latest version of the MBT-3000, which is also known as the VT-4, has composite armour over the frontal arc. Officials have also


  • Chibis (Project 21850) class

    Fleetlist Comment: An initial batch of four craft was built at Nizhny Novgorod 2005-07. Building was resumed at Rybinsk in 2012 and, as of late 2013, a further 12 vessels had been built. A further 14 craft are expected in 2014 and five in 2015. They are based in the Northern, Black Sea, and Baltic

  • Baltic 150 Patrol Craft

    Fleetlist Comment: Built by Baltic Workboats A/S, Estonia and delivered in 2010. Aluminium construction. Operated by the Customs Service. Based at Baku.

  • Coastal Interception Craft

    Fleetlist Comment: An order for 36 inshore patrol vessels was placed with Larsen and Toubro on 22 March 2010 and are under construction at Hazira (C 401-424) and Kattupalli (Chennai) (C 425-436). C 426 was commissioned at Kattupalli on 19 September 2013. An order for a further 18 craft was placed

  • Fast Patrol Vessels

    Fleetlist Comment: It was announced in October 2013 that 14 fast patrol vessels had been ordered from Pipavav Shipyard.