• Germany approves Sea Lion helo procurement

    Germany has approved the purchase of 18 Sea Lion-variant NH90 helicopters valued at EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion), the Reuters news agency reported on 4 March. The deal, which had already been previously announced, was struck to compensate Airbus (the primary stakeholder in NHIndustries) for

  • Hyundai offers custom-designed submarine to Thailand

    South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has offered for sale to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) a submarine dubbed the HDS-500RTN. IHS Jane's understands that HHI recently presented the HDS-500RTN to the RTN's submarine procurement committee, which is continuing to evaluate platforms to meet a

  • Malaysia receives first Australian Bay-class patrol vessel

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has received its first Bay-class patrol vessel from Australia, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on 27 February. The boat, ACV Arnhem Bay , is the first of two vessels to be donated by Australia under an AUD1.2 million (USD0.9 million)

  • HMAS Sydney completes its final voyage

    HMAS Sydney , one of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) four remaining Adelaide-class FFG-7 frigates, completed its final voyage on 27 February prior to decommissioning at the end of the year. The 4,200-ton ship sailed into its namesake city, where it will used for technical training courses at

  • IDEX 2015: Al Fattan Ship Industry to provide patrol boats for UAE Naval Forces

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces headquarters has awarded Al Fattan Ship Industry an AED18.5 million (USD5.07 million) contract to supply eight inshore patrol vessels for the UAE Naval Forces, it was announced at the IDEX 2015 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Designed to conduct a range of

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  • Analysis - Iranian fighter programmes: Bona fide or bluff?

    Over recent years, Iran has made great play of its burgeoning domestic aerospace capabilities by revealing a number of 'new' combat aircraft types to the world. For about the last five years, state media has heralded a steady stream of new fighters and other types which, it claims, demonstrate the

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • 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

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