Defence
  • DSA 2014: Details of Indonesia's new stealthy missile patrol craft revealed

    The Indonesian Navy's (TNI-AL's) new 63 m Klewang-class missile patrol craft will feature radar with wider coverage, missiles with longer range and a hull made from a new composite material. The information was revealed by Peter Carlqvist, head of Saab Indonesia, in an interview with IHS Jane's at

  • Indonesian Navy upgrades three corvettes with ASW capabilities

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut - TNI-AL) has completed an upgrade of three Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvettes, including the mounting of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) equipment. The completion was marked in a handover ceremony held at the headquarters of

  • Lebanon takes delivery of US RHIBs

    The United States has donated eight "gunboats" to Lebanon, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) announced on its website on 14 April. The photographs posted on the LAF website suggested that at least some of the craft are Sea Force 11 m Enforcer Cab RIBs made by the US company Willard Marine.

  • Navy League 2014: US Navy to install torpedo countermeasures systems on five aircraft carriers

    Key Points A prototype aboard USS George H W Bush has demonstrated high reliability The USN will install SSTD on five more CVNs: one in FY 2014 and two each in FY 2015 and FY 2016 In response to an urgent operational need (UON) from combatant commanders, the US Navy (USN) rapidly installed a

  • Russia to modernise more than ten SSNs and SSGNs by 2020

    Russian Navy commander-in-chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov has announced that more than ten third-generation nuclear-powered attack and cruise missile submarines will be modernised before the end of this decade. The repair and overhaul programme was previously publicised, but earlier reports did not

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  • Russia orders more MiG-29SMT fighters

    Russia has signed a contract with the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) for 16 more MiG-29SMT 'Fulcrum' multirole fighter aircraft, RAC MiG announced on 15 April. Valued at RUB17 billion (USD473 million), including ground support and test equipment, the order will see the RAC MiG deliver
  • Boeing's Phantom Badger vehicle cleared for V-22 carriage

    Boeing's Phantom Badger tactical ground vehicle has been certified for internal carriage aboard the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor, the company announced on 8 April. The US Navy (USN) certified the vehicle in March, having conducted a series of form-fit checks and pressure tests. Structural

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Bay class

    Fleetlist Comment: The size, manoeuvrability and other operational characteristics of these vessels are tailored for operations in harbours and other restricted waters and for fulfilling present and anticipated multimission requirements. All units are ice strengthened for operation on the Great

  • Coast guard patrol craft

    Fleetlist Comment: Built in 1957 at Montevideo. Overhauls are planned.

  • Container ship

    Fleetlist Comment: Owned and operated by Sealift, Inc. under charter to MSC. When fully loaded the ship can carry 916 20 ft containers of various aviation munitions intended to re-supply forward-deployed fighter and attack squadrons. The ship is fitted with an extensive cocoon system enabling it to

  • Container ships

    Fleetlist Comment: LTC John U D Page and SSGT Edward A Carter were first chartered by MSC in February and June 2001 respectively. Both operated by Maersk Lines Limited and are APS-3 ships for army prepositioning in the Indian Ocean.

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