• AUSA 2015: Neany develops armed autonomous surface vessel

    Neany, a company based in Hollywood, Maryland, has developed an autonomous surface vessel geared for defence and security missions in coastal and inland waterways, a company official told IHS Jane's on 12 October at the Association of the US Army's (AUSA's) annual symposium in Washington, DC.

  • Cochin Shipyard delivers India's 15th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel

    Key Points The Indian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its 15th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel Deliveries of the class are running ahead of schedule India's state-owned Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has delivered the 15th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel on order for the Indian Coast Guard

  • Indian Navy commissions locally built torpedo recovery vessel

    The Indian Navy (IN) commissioned INS Astradharini , its first indigenous torpedo launch-and-recovery vessel, at Vishkhapatnam naval base on 9 October. Officials said the catamaran hull-form had significantly reduced the 50 m vessel's power requirements. The vessel was designed by the state-run

  • Analysis: UAE may have acquired long-range mod4 ER torpedo vessels

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probably operating innocuous-looking vessels that are armed with the world's longest-range torpedo: a capability that would enable it to target Iranian Kilo-class submarines at their base. Confirmation that the UAE has received new torpedo systems came in the form

  • Raytheon and US Navy planning steady schedule of Tomahawk tests in 2016

    Key Points The latest test demonstrated ability to use Tomahawk as an ISR asset Raytheon and NSWC China Lake to begin research and development effort on JMEWS fuzes Raytheon and the US Navy (USN) demonstrated the network-enabled capability of the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile to take a

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  • 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