• Future Rafael Peralta completes first of three sea trial events

    General Dynamics wrapped up alpha trials for the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the first Flight IIA Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers that the company has taken to sea since the destroyer programme restarted in 2010. Alpha trials, the initial set of builder's trials, were completed on

  • Indian Navy commissions second improved variant of Car Nicobar-class patrol vessel

    The Indian Navy has inducted the second improved variant of the Car Nicobar-class patrol vessel. The vessel, INS Tihayu , was commissioned on 19 October in a ceremony held in Visakhapatnam and will be deployed for coastal patrol and surveillance missions along India's eastern coast. Tihayu is part

  • Indian Navy seeks seven Next Generation Corvettes

    The Indian Navy's (IN's) Directorate of Ship Production issued a request for information (RfI) in early October for seven Next Generation Corvettes (NGCs) that would be built at Indian shipyards and enter service from 2023 onwards. The 120 m-long multi-role corvettes must be mono-hulls and include

  • China confirms plans to export eight submarines to Pakistan

    The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has confirmed a project to export eight attack submarines to the Pakistan Navy (PN). The corporation held a conference to discuss the details of the arrangement, the People's Daily Online news site reported on 16 October quoting China Shipbuilding Online.

  • China to deploy guided-missile frigate at New Zealand naval review

    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will dispatch a warship to an international naval review that will be hosted by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in November 2016. The naval review will be conducted at Waitemata Harbour in Auckland as part of celebrations to mark the RNZN's 75th

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  • Airbus teams with DCNS to develop VTOL UAV for French Navy

    Airbus Helicopters and French naval shipbuilder DCNS are to offer a clean-sheet vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the French Navy (Marine Nationale : MN). The collaboration, announced on 20 October, will see the unmanned helicopter developed in response to the
  • Brazil develops modernised Cascavel

    Brazilian company EQUITRON Automação Eletrônico Mecanica and the Brazilian Army are scheduled to jointly conduct the first firing tests of an ENGESA EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armoured reconnaissance vehicle modernised to a new EE9U standard, a Brazilian Army source told IHS Jane's. The