• IMDEX 2017: Singapore displays latest special forces RHIB

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took the opportunity at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2017 in Singapore to showcase a new type of rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) currently undergoing operational test and evaluation (OT&E) and destined for the service's elite

  • IMDEX 2017: China's Yunzhou-Tech showcases latest USVs

    China's Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology (Yunzhou-Tech), a company specialising in the design and development of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), has showcased its latest indigenous USV systems at the IMDEX Asia 2017 exhibition in Singapore. Yunzhou-Tech displayed a model of its latest M75

  • IMDEX 2017: Vigilant-class IUSV completes long-endurance trial

    Singapore-based Zycraft, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for commercial and government applications, has announced that it had completed the longest deployment of its Vigilant-class Independent USV (IUSV) prototype to date. According to

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore allocates SGD10 million towards upgrading of submarine rescue ship

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has set aside SGD10 million (USD7.1 million) towards upgrades of its submarine rescue ship and its related sub-systems. The matter was revealed by the RSN chief, Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han during his presentation at the International Maritime Security

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore signs for two additional Type 218SG submarines

    Key Points Singapore has confirmed an order for a third and fourth Type 218SG submarine Acquisition is likely to further fuel the perception of an underwater arms race in the Southeast Asian region The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has acquired two additional Type 218SG air-independent

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Marine introduces Vanguard series of modular vessels

    Singapore shipbuilder ST Marine has launched an array of surface vessels, which it calls the Vanguard series, and is showcasing them at the IMDEX 2017 maritime and defence exhibition. Although it comes with four different classes, each class has been designed with a common hull form, which reduces

  • IMDEX 2017: Thales prepares AUSS for specific payload trials

    Thales has completed initial sea trials of a new 6 m unmanned maritime platform known as the AUSS (Autonomous Underwater and Surface System), and is now preparing to verify specific mission capabilities of the platform. The matter was revealed by a Thales spokesperson, during an interview with

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Electronics completes development of Mercury AUV

    Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics completed development of its Mercury autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in mid-2016, Jane's has learnt during the IMDEX 2017 exhibition in Singapore. Formerly known by its development name of Meredith, the 500 kg-class Mercury AUV is a modular, mid-weight

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Electronics Venus 16 USV development enters the final lap

    Singapore Technologies (ST) Electronics, the advanced electronics and communication development arm of defence prime ST Engineering, is inching closer to production of its Venus 16 unmanned surface vessel (USV) with full scale development of two mine countermeasure (MCM) variants expected to be

  • Kazakh Navy's UMIS completes sea acceptance trials

    The Unmanned Mine Counter Measure Integrated System (UMIS) delivered by French company ECA Group to the Kazakh Naval Forces (KNF) has successfully completed sea acceptance trials and is now fully operational. Alatau , the KNF's first Russian-built Lida (Project 10750E)-class mine countermeasure

  • IMDEX 2017: ST Marine pursues air cavity hull technology

    Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine, the shipbuilding arm of defence prime ST Engineering, is in the final stages of validating new high-speed marine craft designs featuring its indigenously developed air cavity hull (ACH) technology, Jane's has learnt during the IMDEX 2017 exhibition being held in

  • IMDEX 2017: Singapore acquires two more Type-218SG submarines

    Singapore will acquire two more air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced during the IMDEX 2017 exhibition in Singapore. The deal, which was signed with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), will also include crew

  • Kenyan OPV launched

    Bangladesh's Western Marine Shipyard (WMS) announced on 15 May that it launched an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ordered for Kenya's Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Agriculture on 4 May. MV Doria was designed by South African's Icarus Marine and ordered from Denmark's JGH Marine, which

  • Chile begins construction of new icebreaker

    Chile's state-run shipyard ASMAR Astilleros commenced the construction of a new icebreaker in a ceremony on 9 May. The vessel is scheduled to be completed within four years at a cost of USD217 million, according to the Chilean Ministry of Defence. The new icebreaker will measure approximately 125 m

  • Italy receives fourth Type 212A submarine and seeks additional boats

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri handed over the last of four Type 212A-class diesel-electric submarines on order for the Italian Navy at its Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on 11 May. Romeo Romei (S 529) follows third boat Pietro Venuti (S 528), which was delivered in July 2016. Boats three and four

  • Tactical targets: US addresses naval aviation challenges in a rapidly changing landscape

    Although US naval TACAIR is without operational parallel, the navy and marines face significant challenges to maintain their edge and relevance. The JNI editorial team - Mike Fabey , Richard Scott , Martin Streetly , and Anika Torruella - explores progress, pitfalls, and potential Since 2010, US

  • Italian Navy receives last of four Type 212A boats

    Romeo Romei (S 529), the last of four Type 212A-class diesel-electric submarines for the Italian Navy, was delivered by manufacturer Fincantieri at its Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on 11 May. Along with its sister boat Pietro Venuti , delivered last July, Romeo Romei is said by Fincantieri to

  • IDEF 2017: Pakistan's KSEW signs LoI with Turkey's STM for local construction of Ada-class corvettes

    Pakistan's Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Turkish defence engineering firm Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) for the local construction of four Ada (MILGEM)-class corvettes for the Pakistan Navy. The LOI was

  • US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln begins sea trials after mid-life overhaul

    US Navy (USN) nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) began sea trails on 9 May 2017 following a four-year refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Fifth-in-class USS Abraham

  • Xponential 2017: Kongsberg takes ownership of two new underwater glider systems

    Kongsberg Underwater Technology obtained sole rights from CoMotion to produce and continue to develop two new underwater glider systems, the company announced on 8 May 2017. Development of the two systems was funded by the US National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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