• Portugal sells surplus C212s to Uruguay

    Portugal is to transfer to Uruguay two C212-300 Patrullero maritime surveillance aircraft formerly in service with the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). A contract for the transfer was signed in Lisbon on 18 December between Berta Cabral, Portuguese Secretary of State for National Defence, and her

  • 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

  • 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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  • German Typhoons not subject to Russian aggression

    The German Air Force (GAF) is not seeing a more confrontational attitude from Russian pilots it is intercepting over the Baltic region, despite concerns being raised by Western leaders of increased aggression over recent weeks. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Air Base, Estonia, on 17


  • 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