• Austal delivers sixth ACBPS Cape-class patrol vessel

    Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited announced on 3 May that it has delivered the sixth of eight Cape-class offshore patrol boats on order for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). The vessel, ACV Cape Leveque , is part of an AUD330 million (USD259 million) contract awarded

  • DEW completes keel-laying for four Bangladesh Coast Guard patrol vessels

    Dockyard and Engineering Works (DEW) Narayanganj, the Bangladesh Navy-owned shipyard, announced recently that the keel-laying ceremony for two inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) and two fast patrol boats (FPBs) for the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) took place on 21 April. The vessels are expected to be

  • First of two patrol boats launched for Spain's Guardia Civil

    Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán has launched the new ocean-going patrol boat Rio Belelle , the first of two being constructed for the Servicio Maritimo, the maritime arm of Spain's Guardia Civil police force. The second 20.5 m long aluminium- and plastic-reinforced glass fibre craft is

  • Indian carrier Vikramaditya in short refit, being fitted with close-in weapon systems

    Key Points India's Vikramaditya is undergoing a short refit Work has provided the opportunity to install a CIWS capability The Indian Navy's 46,000-tonne Russian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is undergoing a short refit at the Naval Ship Repair Yard in Karwar, where it is homeported.

  • Saab pitches A26 to Thailand

    Sweden's Saab has offered its A26 submarine to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), military and industry officials have confirmed to IHS Jane's . The offer was made in early April before the RTN officially submitted to government on 24 April its plan to procure up to three submarines by the end of the

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  • Portugal deploys F-16s to Romania

    Four Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force will arrive at the Romanian Air Force 71st Air on 4 May, the Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff Public Affairs assistant told IHS Jane's . The aircraft of Squadron 201 'Falcões' and Squadron 301
  • Malaysian Army sets out plans for more MBTs

    The Malaysian Army is seeking an additional regiment of main battle tanks (MBTs) along with self-propelled artillery, according to army Chief General Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor. In a written reply to IHS Jane's to questions about the army's development plans, Gen Raja Affandi said 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