• DCNS expects Brazilian aircraft carrier upgrade contract soon

    French shipbuilder DCNS is expected to secure a contract to deliver a detailed study for the refit of Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A 12). A contract was expected for before mid-2015 but is still awaiting signature, Nathalie Smirnov, senior vice-president of services at DCNS,

  • Mahindra, Ultra teaming for maritime systems

    A subsidiary of India's Mahindra is teaming with UK-based Ultra Electronics on equipment for India's armed forces, the companies announced on 6 July. Details on profit and work sharing were not disclosed. The teaming agreement will cover the various underwater systems for India's Navy and radios

  • Russia to equip Buyan-M corvettes with Komar SAM turret

    Russia's Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes are to be armed with the RATEP Komar air-defence turret mount, according to the deputy assistant director of the company. Vladimir Odintsov said the company (a subsidiary of Almaz-Antey) signed a contract with the Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant to equip

  • Russian submarines to receive new sonar absorbent composites

    Russia's Krylov State Research Center (KSRC) has developed innovative new technologies, which will reduce the ability of sonar to detect Russian submarines, according to Valeriy Shaposhnikov, chief of KSRC's endurance and shipping hull construction unit. "We have developed the appropriate

  • Australian senate report slams 'politicised' nature of Future Submarine programme

    Japan's involvement in the acquisition process to determine the designer and constructor of Australia's Future Submarine is based on political imperatives rather than merit and the current approach should be scrapped, an Australian parliamentary inquiry has found. In a majority finding in a report

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  • A400M deliveries continue, as UK receives third airlifter

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has received into service the third of 22 Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 6 July. The airlifter arrived at its homebase at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, having completed pre-delivery trials at
  • UK orders CTAS 40 mm cannons for new armoured vehicles

    The UK Ministry of Defence has placed a GBP150 million (USD236 million) order for CTA International 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) cannons for its future fleet of tracked armoured fighting vehicles. The contract, awarded to CTA International (CTAI), includes 515 cannons for the


  • 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