• Early gains being made on USN's future SSBN, submarine builder says

    Key Points General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) is responding to the US Navy's request for input on its SSBN replacement acquisition strategy GDEB is working on ship arrangements, 3-D models, and missile tube assembly plans US submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) is making

  • GRSE launches third Mk IV LCU for Indian Navy

    Key Points The vessel will bolster the Indian Navy's amphibious capabilities India's future landing craft capability may be deployed in regions where it can be used to offset the presence of other navies India's state-owned company, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), has launched the

  • Indonesian corvette damages sonar dome in search for AirAsia aircraft

    Key Points Indonesia's Diponegoro (Sigma)-class corvette Frans Kaisiepo suffered damage while en route to assist in QZ8501 recovery efforts The corvette has entered drydock for repair work An Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) Diponegoro (Sigma)-class corvette

  • China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

    The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai launched its fourth Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ship for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on 22 January. A total of six Type 071 LPDs are anticipated. Three Type 071s are currently stationed in the PLAN's South Sea Fleet

  • Philippine DND seeks improvements for Jacinto corvettes

    Key Points The Philippine Navy is seeking to improve Jacinto-class corvette 76 mm, 25 mm guns and fire control The work will augment the PN's coastal patrol capabilities The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has begun two bidding processes for a total value of PHP854 million (USD19

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  • India, Russia agree to fast-track FGFA programme

    India and Russia agreed on 21 January to expedite their joint military programmes, particularly the delayed Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) project. "We discussed all issues, including the FGFA, and have decided to fast-track many of them as there are apprehensions about the slow pace


  • AH-IIA Westland Super Lynx.

    Operational speed: 125 kt (232 km/h). Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,650 m). Range: 130 n miles (240 km). Role/Weapon systems: ASW/ASV roles. First batch upgraded in 1994-97 to Super Lynx standard with Mk 3 radar and Racal Kestrel EW suite. Further modifications (2010-15) include installation

  • Amorim do Valle (River) class

    Fleetlist Comment: Three ships transferred from the UK on 31 January 1995. The contract was signed on 18 November 1994. Steel hulled. All minesweeping gear and the 40 mm gun removed on transfer. Used as hydrographic ships. H 35 and H 36 fitted with a stern gantry and second crane amidships for

  • EDCG 1610 class

    Fleetlist Comment: Based at Niteroi. Three similar EDCG-41 craft are to be built at AMRJ, Rio de Janeiro. The first two were laid down in December 2013 and are to be commissioned in 2015. A third craft is to be laid down in 2015.

  • Helibras/Eurocopter EC-725 UH-15 Super Cougar Mk II.

    Operational speed: 175 kt (324 km/h). Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,095 m). Range: 463 n miles (857 km). Role/Weapon systems: Contract awarded on 7 September 2009 for 16 aircraft being built by Helibras. Eight aircraft for ASuW and eight for combat SAR, troop transport and utility roles. The