• Indonesia cuts steel on second SIGMA frigate

    Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut's/TNI-AL's) second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 September. The vessel is being built jointly with

  • USN's Triton conducts first flight across United States

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  • Austal delivers fourth Joint High Speed Vessel to US Navy

    Shipbuilder Austal USA handed over the fourth of 10 Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the US Navy on 15 September. Completing its acceptance trials in July, USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) joins three sister vessels currently being operated by the US Military Sealift Command. A crew of 22 civilian

  • Indonesia commissions third KCR-60M missile craft

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) third KCR-60M missile attack craft, KRI Halasan (630), was commissioned in a 17 September ceremony presided over by defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro. The commissioning was conducted at PT PAL's shipyard in Surabaya,

  • Saab offers "100% technology transfer" in bid to secure TNI Gripen deal

    Saab is offering "100% technology transfer" in its bid to supply the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara - TNI-AU) with its JAS 39 Gripen combat aircraft, a company executive has told IHS Jane's . The TNI-AU is understood to be considering the Gripen along with

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  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.
  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.

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