• Indian Coast Guard commissions four more patrol vessels

    The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned four new vessels at Porbandar in the western state of Gujarat. The vessels - the Aadesh-class fast patrol ship ICGS Ankit (pennant number 247) and the interceptor boats C-419, C-420, and C-155 - were commissioned on 14 May. In recent months, the coastguard

  • First SF300 patrol boat for Portugal arrives

    Key Points The first of four coastal patrol boats acquired from Denmark for the Portuguese Navy has arrived in Lisbon The remaining three vessels are due to arrive by August 2015, with all four to be updated before entering service The first Standard Flex 300 coastal patrol boat for the

  • GRSE launches fourth P28 corvette for Indian Navy

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the Indian Navy's fourth Project 28 Kamorta-class corvette, Kavaratti . The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel was launched in Kolkata on 19 May. Designed by the Indian Navy's Directorate General Naval Design Surface Ship Group in

  • USN conducts initial EMALS catapult test shots

    Key Points The USN conducted 22 'no-load' catapult test shots Dead-load launch tests of EMALS are expected to commence in June 2015 US Navy (USN) officials announced that a new carrier-based aircraft launch system successfully completed its first full-speed catapult trials. The Electromagnetic

  • Austal USA launches USN's sixth JHSV

    The US Navy's (USN's) sixth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) entered the water on 19 May at shipbuilder Austal USA, officials announced. Brunswick (JHSV 6) was launched at Austal USA's Mobile, Alabama, shipyard and is expected to deliver before the end of 2015. It joins sister vessel Trenton (JHSV

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  • Russia formulates UAV development programme

    Key Points Russia plans to produce hundreds of UAVs and develop a supporting RDT&E and industrial base by 2025 Most of these UAVs will be for tactical use, and some will be developed for weapons delivery Russia's armed forces and 'power' ministries may procure hundreds of unmanned aerial
  • IDF armoured brigade adopts Humvees for reconnaissance

    An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reconnaissance company supporting a Merkava Mk 4 tank brigade has adopted unarmoured Humvees as its preferred mode of transport in combat zones. The 401st Armored Brigade's reconnaissance company made the transition in recent months after using Humvees armed with FN


  • 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