• Carlskrona completes life extension refit

    Key Points The life extension refit is intended to ensure that Carlskrona can remain in service through to 2025 Saab Kockums was responsible for performing the life extension refit The support vessel HMS Carlskrona has been re-delivered to the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) after completing a life

  • HII awarded USD3 billion for LHA 8 Bougainville

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a total of approximately USD3 billion for the detail, design, and construction of Landing Helicopter Assault (LHA) Replacement Flight 1 amphibious assault ship the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) on 16 June 2017.

  • USN reveals source of EMALS mechanical issues

    The General Atomics-built Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) installed on the first-of-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) is being "fine-tuned" to overcome a vibrational issue associated with optimising the launch and recovery of different

  • Royal Thai Navy lays keel for second OPV

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has laid down the keel for its second 90 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV), which it is building in collaboration with BAE Systems. The keel laying ceremony was held on 23 June at the RTN’s Mahidol Adulyadej Naval Dockyard in Sattahip, Chonburi, a facility managed by

  • Chilean Navy expects to begin new submarine programme this year

    The Chilean Navy will begin a process to acquire two new diesel-electric submarines during the second half of 2017 by issuing a request for information (RFI) for a programme to replace older boats commissioned in the 1980s, military sources in Santiago told Jane's . Admiral Julio Leiva, who took

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  • Fleet regeneration: Portugal shapes up a modern, balanced fleet

    The Portuguese Navy is in the middle of a modernisation effort aimed at building a credible and versatile fleet within the constraints of its size that will enable it continue to operate across a full spectrum of missions beyond the 2020s. Kate Tringham reports
  • Evolving expeditionary capabilities

    In a period generally characterised by lean defence budgets and more complex and demanding military requirements, Jim Dorschner reports on how some armed forces around the world are developing and fielding multirole expeditionary capabilities
  • A great leap forward

    China is ramping up efforts to develop the industrial capabilities that can provide the People's Liberation Army with the edge it requires over regional rivals, as Jon Grevatt reports
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  • Export LAV 700 enters production

    General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada (GDLS Canada) has released additional details of its latest 8x8 Light Armoured Vehicle 700 (LAV 700) vehicle, which is now in production for an unidentified export customer. This is believed to be Saudi Arabia. The LAV 700 leverages on technology from the 8x8
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