• NATO to launch new 'readiness action plan'

    A new NATO 'readiness action plan' (RAP) that allied leaders are expected to approve during the 4-5 September summit in Wales includes an enhanced NATO Response Force (NRF) capable of deploying "within a few days" instead of the months it currently takes, according to NATO officials and

  • Indian Navy plans new carrier, SSBN base in Bay of Bengal

    The Indian Navy (IN) is building a new base on India's east coast to further boost force levels in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and to counter China's growing presence. Senior IN sources told IHS Jane's that the new facility, codenamed Project Varsha, will be located at Rambilli on the Bay of

  • Kazakh Navy to get new MCMVs, patrol craft in near future

    The Kazakh Navy will gain a mine countermeasures (MCM) capability towards the end of 2015 when the first of two Project 1750E small inshore MCM vessels (MCMVs) is delivered by Russia's Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard. The second vessel is tentatively slated for a 2017 delivery, pending contract

  • Azeri coastguard revamps fleet with Israeli help

    IHS Jane's can confirm that an Israel Shipyards order to deliver six Shaldag Mk V patrol boats and six Saar 62 offshore patrol vessel (OPVs), an order reportedly for two separate customers, in fact came from the same customer - the Azerbaijan Coast Guard (Sahil M├╝hafizsin). This development

  • UK's last Invincible-class carrier decommissioned

    HMS Illustrious , the last of the UK Royal Navy's Invincible-class aircraft carriers, was decommissioned on 28 August in Portsmouth. The decommissioning means that the newly refitted helicopter carrier HMS Ocean will be the RN's sole dedicated flat-top until the entry into service of the new Queen

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  • Russia receives new Mi-8AMTSh 'Hip' helicopters

    The first consignment of a recent order of 40 Mil Mi-8AMTSh 'Hip' helicopters has been delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Russian Helicopters announced on 1 September. The handover of the four Mi-8AMTSh platforms marks the start of the delivery phase of a RUB12.6 billion (USD340
  • Dutch to withdraw Patriots from Turkey

    The Netherlands is to withdraw its Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries from Turkey in January 2015, citing strain on personnel and a pending technical modification. The Dutch deployed two of its three Patriot Fire Units from the Defence Ground-Based Air Defence Command (DGBADC),

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