• Colombia conducts first DART firings

    The Colombian Navy has completed the first firings of DART (Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of flight) guided ammunition from the 76/62 Strales inner-layer defence system fitted to its modernised FS 1500 Padilla-class frigates. Testing was undertaken from the frigate ARC Caldas on 29 August 2014 in

  • Delays force Indian Navy to shake up Project 75I submarine plans

    A delay of more than seven years in acquiring six conventional submarines has prompted the Indian Navy (IN) to ditch its plan to import two boats and licence-build the remaining four. Official sources said that under Project 75I (India), the IN now plans to indigenously build all six boats, which

  • First MT30 for FFX Batch II passes factory test

    Rolls-Royce has completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) on the first MT30 gas turbine for the Republic of Korea Navy's (ROKN's) FFX Batch II frigate programme, the company announced on 16 September. A total of eight ships are planned under the FFX Batch II programme, with Daewoo Shipbuilding &

  • India 'losing interest' in Maitri SA-SAM joint venture

    Key Points Indian officials appear to be losing interest in long-delayed plans to co-develop a short-range surface-to-air missile system with European missile house MBDA Recent acquisitions of the locally developed Akash system suggest the Maitri SR-SAM is unlikely to enter service India's

  • ST Marine lays keel for Singapore's first Littoral Mission Vessel

    State-affiliated shipbuilder ST Marine held a keel-laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) in Jurong, Singapore, on 11 September. The 80 m, 1,200 tonne vessel is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for the RSN under a contract announced

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  • F-35 programme manager confident of evading budget knife

    Key Points The F-35 is unlikely to suffer cutbacks even if sequestration continues, the programme's manager says The project is 'too important to fail' in the eyes of top officials The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is unlikely to suffer cutbacks even if sequestration
  • Azerbaijan receives second Buk-MB battalion from Belarus

    The Azerbaijani armed forces have received a second battalion of Belarus-upgraded Buk-MB medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. Details of the deliveries were revealed to IHS Jane's by a military-diplomatic source at the ADEX-2014 international defence exhibition in Baku. According to

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • 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.

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