• African country orders Super Dvora Mk 3 craft

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on 31 March that it had received a contract worth "tens of millions of dollars" to supply four Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to an African military customer. It said the craft would be built at its Ramta facility in Israel and delivered in

  • Australia needs continuous shipbuilding, defence minister says

    Australia is looking at a continuous build strategy for new warships but this will require a major improvement in productivity to be feasible, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said on 31 March. Addressing a future surface fleet conference in Canberra organised by the Australian Strategic Policy

  • Boustead-DCNS joint venture secures submarine service

    Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation (BDNC) - a joint venture between BHIC Defence Technologies and French shipbuilder DCNS - has been notified of a contract extension to provide in-service support to the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) two Scorpene attack submarines. The majority owner of BDNC, Boustead

  • Indian Coast Guard inducts patrol vessel, interceptor boats

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned a 50 m Aadesh-class patrol vessel and two 28 m interceptor boats, an ICG spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 30 March. The vessels were inducted in a ceremony held at the ICG district headquarters at Puducherry on 29 March, said Commandant Ajay Kumar Pande,

  • Navantia port surveillance system installed at Spain's main naval base

    Key Points Ferrol is the first Spanish Navy port to be equipped with SVAP Installation of the system at the submarine base in Cartagena in 2015 has been funded Navantia has developed a new port area security and surveillance system, the first of which has been installed at Spain's main northern

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  • Croatia displays new AFV fleets

    The Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) presented new armoured vehicles at their Gasinci training grounds on 20 March. Four variants of the Patria Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV) were presented: medical, logistical, and command versions, plus an armoured personnel carrier variant fitted with a Kongsberg


  • 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