• Australia reveals new shipbuilding industry plan to bypass 'Valley of Death'

    Key Points Australian government announces investments in shipbuilding industry, bringing forward two major procurement programmes The plan is part of a strategy to minimise disruption to the naval shipbuilding sector, caused by a lack of orders for domestically built vessels The Australian

  • Canada makes progress on interim supply ship options

    Key Points Canada has signed a letter of intent with Chantier Davie Canada Inc and Project Resolve Inc for an at-sea support services contract RCN is also investigating a ship loan from the Spanish Navy to fill its auxiliary oiler gap in the Atlantic Canadian officials have signed a letter of

  • Indonesia inducts three KCR-40 missile craft into Western Fleet

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has inducted three KCR-40-class anti-ship missile craft into the service's Western Fleet (Komando Armada RI Kawasan Barat: KOARMABAR). The vessels, KRI Surik (645), KRI Siwar (646), KRI Parang (647), were commissioned in

  • Indian Coast Guard receives 14th fast patrol vessel

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has received its 14th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel from state-owned Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the company announced on 1 August. The boat, ICGS Apoorva , is part of a 20-vessel, INR15 billion (USD234 million) contract awarded to CSL in 2010. "Cochin

  • Malaysian Starstreak deal to feature trade-in of Starburst missiles

    Malaysia's Weststar Group has been appointed prime contractor by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to supply the Thales UK Starstreak high-velocity missile ground-based air-defence system to the Malaysian Army, it was announced on 3 August. Weststar did not reveal the value of the contract

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  • Picking up the pieces: Putting Project SEA 4000 back on course

    Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer programme has been blighted by schedule slippage, cost escalation, and dysfunctional management. Julian Kerr finds out how and why plans have gone awry, and looks at the efforts to put Project SEA 4000 back on an even keel
  • Asian gains

    With Asia-Pacific countries increasingly looking to develop their defence industrial capabilities through offset, the demands being placed on foreign contractors are rising to an unprecedented level. Jon Grevatt reports
  • Steady course: Naval capability development in Sub- Saharan Africa

    Whether combating piracy at sea, securing coastlines and trade routes, or navigating relationships with extra-regional powers, the navies of the Sub-Saharan Africa region face varied challenges over the next decade. Martin Ewence assesses how some of these navies are meeting these challenges
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  • UK extends reformed Tornado unit for operations over Iraq

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to sustain in service the reformed 12 (Bomber) Squadron for a further year in order to continue air strikes against the Islamic State, the defence secretary announced on 3 August. The squadron, which is currently conducting strikes over Iraq from its forward
  • Rheinmetall contracted for Scout SV turrets

    Rheinmetall will manufacture the turret structures for the British Army's new Scout SV reconnaissance vehicles under a contract announced by the company on 3 August. Worth EUR130 million (USD142.5 million), the contract covers the production of the turret structure and weapon mount (TSWM) for the

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    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

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    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

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