• Euronaval 2014 - Spain pins down F-110 baseline design

    Key Points The Spanish Navy's F-110 frigate programme has entered the project definition phase Outputs from the F-110 work may feed into a separate Project SEA 5000 risk reduction study being performed by Navantia for Australia Spanish shipbuilder and systems group Navantia has revealed details

  • Shiptec China 2014: CSIC details progress on USV

    China is developing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV) to conduct coastal patrol and surveillance, surveying, and mapping for the China Coast Guard (CCG) and various oceanographic research institutes under the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). Images of the vessel were shown at the Shiptec China

  • Euronaval 2014: Lockheed Martin, Intermarine in 6-vessel MCM deal with Taiwan

    Key Points The Taiwanese navy is to receive six MCM vessels, built and equipped by an international industrial team All six ships are to be delivered by 2024 Officials from US systems house Lockheed Martin announced at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris on 28 October that Taiwan has selected an

  • Euronaval 2014: ScanEagle 2 UAS launched at show

    Ten years after Insitu sold the US Marine Corps its first ScanEagle surveillance unmanned air system (UAS) - beginning a production run of 2,000 air vehicles and over 100,000 operational missions - the company (now a subsidiary of Boeing) has launched the successor, ScanEagle 2, at the Euronaval

  • NNSA working upgrade, life extension efforts for B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb

    The United States has begun work to upgrade the B61 gravity bomb family under a life extension programme for the ageing nuclear weapon. The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the US Department of Energy (DoE), oversees nuclear modernisation and has


  • Briefing: Underwater aspirations

    While competing priorities and affordability issues have influenced a decline in submarine numbers in Europe in recent years, several of the region's nations are committing resources to recapitalising their SSK capabilities. Kate Tringham and Richard Scott report
  • Thinking big

    The arrival of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will require a mindset change in the Royal Navy. Richard Scott reports
  • Keep out zone: RAN reaps ASMD upgrade rewards

    Once listed as a 'Project of Concern', the Project SEA 1448 Phase 2 ANZAC Anti-Ship Missile Defence programme has been turned round to become a flagship defence acquisition programme for Australia. Richard Scott reports
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  • Japan begins process of E-767 AWACS upgrade

    Boeing is to begin the upgrade of Japan's fleet of E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with a USD25.6 million design and production contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 28 October. The four aircraft, which have been in service with the Japan Air
  • Gabon buys ARAVIS armoured vehicles

    Gabon's battalion in the Central African Republic (CAR) will get a significant improvement in its firepower and levels of protection when it receives the 12 Nexter Systems Aravis armoured vehicles that were ordered on 29 October. Nexter announced later that day that the contract had been signed in


  • Offshore patrol ship

    Fleetlist Comment: Former survey ship built in about 1978. Transferred to China Marine Surveillance in about 2010 and subsequently to the Coast Guard in 2013.

  • Offshore patrol ships

    Fleetlist Comment: Former survey ships built in about 1973. Transferred to China Marine Surveillance in about 2010 and subsequently to the Coast Guard in 2013.

  • Wolei (Type 918) class

    Fleetlist Comment: Former PLAN minelayer built at Dalian Shipyard and completed in 1988. Resembles the deleted Japanese Souya class. Transferred first to China Marine Surveillance in 2012 and subsequently to the China Coast Guard in 2013.

  • ATM-885/ATM-887

    Type Subsea acoustic telemetry modems Description ATM-885 and 887 acoustic modems serve as the underwater component of the bi-directional acoustic communications link. The subsea modems are interfaces with a host instrument or autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and acoustically transmit/receive