• Germany offers participation in IDAS to Turkey

    Germany has offered Turkey the opportunity to participate in the Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS) missile project, IHS Jane's has learnt. Berlin's offer to Ankara was made during a meeting held between Major General Benedikt Zimmer, Director-General of Equipment,

  • TKMS offers Type 209 and Type 210 submarines to Royal Thai Navy

    Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has made a double submarine offer to Thailand featuring the company's Type 209/1400mod and Type 210mod platforms, IHS Jane's understands. The company highlighted the capabilities of the two submarines in meetings in Bangkok recently as part of the Royal

  • Update: Navantia and SIMA to collaborate on Peruvian navy programmes

    Key Points Navantia and SIMA have signed an agreement to collaborate on shipbuilding projects The two state-owned yards initially will look at co-operation on support programmes and on new-build work Navantia has signed a collaboration deal with Peruvian Shipyard Marine Industrial Services

  • USN consults sailors for ways to improve ASW capabilities

    Key Points The US Navy is reaching out to the fleet and to sailors to improve understanding of anti-submarine warfare requirements and how to meet them The goal is to draw on such feedback and leverage commercial research and development investment to introduce new systems The US Navy (USN) is

  • USS Green Bay sails to join USN amphibious group based in Japan

    The US Navy's (USN's) fourth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD) ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed San Diego on 26 January for Sasebo, Japan, to join the service's Forward Deployed Naval Forces. In February 2014, the USN had announced that Green Bay would replace the Austin-class

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  • US Army plans rotorcraft upgrades under budget pressure

    The US Army must modernise its legacy helicopter fleet until its hoped-for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme begins fielding in the 2030s, the army's senior aviation official said on 29 January. "That's 25 years … that we can't put at risk," said Major General Michael Lundy, the
  • Images confirm ERA fit on Taiwan's CM11 tanks

    Recent photographs have confirmed that at least part of the Republic of China Army (RoCA) fleet of CM11 main battle banks (MBT) have been upgraded with the installation of explosive reactive armour (ERA). The CM11 MBT is essentially a brand new US-supplied General Dynamics Land Systems M60 hull


  • AH-IIA Westland Super Lynx.

    Operational speed: 125 kt (232 km/h). Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,650 m). Range: 130 n miles (240 km). Role/Weapon systems: ASW/ASV roles. First batch upgraded in 1994-97 to Super Lynx standard with Mk 3 radar and Racal Kestrel EW suite. Further modifications (2010-15) include installation

  • Amorim do Valle (River) class

    Fleetlist Comment: Three ships transferred from the UK on 31 January 1995. The contract was signed on 18 November 1994. Steel hulled. All minesweeping gear and the 40 mm gun removed on transfer. Used as hydrographic ships. H 35 and H 36 fitted with a stern gantry and second crane amidships for

  • EDCG 1610 class

    Fleetlist Comment: Based at Niteroi. Three similar EDCG-41 craft are to be built at AMRJ, Rio de Janeiro. The first two were laid down in December 2013 and are to be commissioned in 2015. A third craft is to be laid down in 2015.

  • Helibras/Eurocopter EC-725 UH-15 Super Cougar Mk II.

    Operational speed: 175 kt (324 km/h). Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,095 m). Range: 463 n miles (857 km). Role/Weapon systems: Contract awarded on 7 September 2009 for 16 aircraft being built by Helibras. Eight aircraft for ASuW and eight for combat SAR, troop transport and utility roles. The