• India's MoD approves procurement of naval guns, Nag ATGMs

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved procurements worth more than INR36.87 billion (USD554.52 million) that include guns for Indian Navy (IN) warships and indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) for the Indian Army (IA). Officials told Jane’s that the

  • DSA 2018: Malaysia confirms NSM choice with missile order

    Kongsberg Defence Systems has confirmed receipt of a EUR125 million (USD155 million) contract to supply Naval Strike Missile (NSM) rounds to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). Announced on 18 April at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 show in Kuala Lumpur, the sale comes three years after Kongsberg

  • USN sets out path for Nixie torpedo decoy upgrade

    The US Navy (USN) has laid out plans for the long-term recapitalisation of the AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo countermeasures system fitted fleet-wide across USN surface ships. Under plans laid out in an industry day on 27 March, the navy intends to transition most of its inventory to an updated and

  • MdCN missile makes operational debut in allied strikes on Syrian CW sites

    The French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Navale (MdCN) land attack cruise missile made its operational debut as part of allied strikes against Syrian chemical weapon sites during the night of 13-14 April. Three MdCN missiles were launched from the Aquitaine-class FREMM multimission frigate

  • Navy League 2018: BAE Systems wins LCS naval gun contract

    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the US Navy’s (USN's) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). With this follow-on deal, BAE Systems is now under contract to provide 15 Mk110 systems for the

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  • China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

    The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in a 16 May statement that