• Brazil plans to expand submarine fleet

    Key Points The Brazilian Navy confirmed long-term plans to build 15 diesel-electric propulsion and six nuclear-powered boats The navy has completed construction of the main facility for the submarine development programme, the facility at which an initial batch of conventional and nuclear boats

  • Indian defence minister reveals limited interest in JVs despite new FDI rules

    India's ambitious plans to source defence equipment indigenously via overseas investment in joint ventures (JVs) has met with meager success over the past six months, a defence minister told parliament on 16 December. Junior Defence Minister Rao Inderjit Singh stated that since June only six FDI

  • Navantia contracted to provide through-life support for Australian LHDs

    Key Points Navantia has received a contract for through-life support work on Australia's Canberra-class LHDs The contract covers platform management and diesel generator system support, along with general technical assistance Navantia has been contracted by BAE Systems Australia to provide

  • Netherlands orders NS100 radar

    Key Points Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation contracts Thales Nederland to deliver an NS100 E-/F-band radar for LPD HNLMS Rotterdam System will be retrofitted during a scheduled maintenance period in the second quarter of 2017 Thales Nederland has been contracted by the Netherlands

  • Russia moves forward with Lada-class submarine production

    Key Points Russia to continue building Project 677 Lada-class SSKs Second- and third-in-class to be built without air-independent propulsion (AIP), although boat four may receive an AIP fit Russia is to pursue construction of Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) in an effort

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  • Mexico to get five more UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Key Points The Mexican Navy is to receive five more UH-60Ms Mexico's navy, air force and federal police all operate the UH-60M Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a USD56.4 million contract modification for five more uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Mexican Navy (Armada de


  • Junior ROV

    Type Inspection-class remotely operated vehicle Description Junior is a compact, long-distance remotely operated underwater vehicle designed and developed by Institute of Marine Technology Problems in co-operation with Far Eastern University (MPPI FEB RAS). The Junior remotely operated vehicle

  • LAUV

    Type Lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle Description The Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LAUV) is a man-portable, lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that can operate in stand-alone or networked operations to a depth of 100 m. It has three sections: the nose (wet) section

  • BAT

    Type Acoustic target autonomous underwater vehicle Description BAT (Bersaglio Acoustic Telecomandato) is a non-expendable torpedo and ship sonar target designed to simulate the acoustic and dynamic characteristics of a diesel electric submarine responding to torpedo and sonar activity to provide

  • Eclipse USV

    Type Unmanned surface vessel Development Eclipse is a seventh-generation stealth remote-controlled or autonomous boat being produced by Al Seer Marine, an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilding firm and 5G International, Florida. Description Eclipse is a 11 m mono hull craft developed for a wide variety