• Pakistan test-fires land-based anti-ship missile

    The Pakistan Navy has test-fired a land-based anti-ship missile featuring "advanced technology and avionics [that] enable [the] engagement of targets at sea with high accuracy", according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed

  • Project 949A submarines to get Kalibr missiles

    The Russian Navy's Project 949A Antey ('Oscar II')-class nuclear-powered attack submarines will be re-armed with the Kalibr-PL missile system during an extensive overhaul at the Zvezda shipyard in the country's Far East, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said while visiting the facility on 7

  • USN plans accelerated laser weapon fit on DDG 51 Flight IIA destroyer

    Key Points Seasaber Increment 1 will consist of a minimum 60 kW-class High Energy Laser along with counter-ISR dazzling capability The USN plans to fit Seasaber Increment 1 on board a DDG 51 Flight IIA destroyer in the fiscal year 2020 timeframe A fast-track plan is being developed by the US Navy

  • India test-fires anti-ship missile from lead Kalvari-class submarine

    The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the first test-firing of an anti-ship missile from its lead Kalvari (Scorpène)-class submarine, the country's defence ministry announced on 2 March. The firing, believed to have been conducted with an MBDA Exocet SM39 Block 2 missile based on

  • F 110: Profiling Spain's multirole frigate plans

    The F 110 frigate is intended to provide the Armada Española with a versatile and flexible surface combatant, able to perform a range of missions. Dr Lee Willett and Richard Scott assess a hugely significant programme for the navy and Spanish industry The Spanish Navy (Armada Española)

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  • UK to replenish Hellfire stock

    The UK is to replenish its stock of Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles at a cost of USD150 million. According to the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which announced the State Department approval for the sale on 16 March, the UK has requested 1,000