• Civmec completes listing on Australian stock exchange

    Civmec Construction and Engineering, which is partnered with German shipbuilder Lürssen to build offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), completed its listing on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) on 22 June, the company has announced. Western Australia-based

  • Colombian Navy commissions new hydrographic multipurpose vessel

    The Colombian Navy commissioned a new hydrographic multipurpose vessel into service on 14 June. Originally built as an offshore supply vessel (OSV) by Chinese shipyard Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, ARC Caribe was procured by Colombia in December 2017 and modified to meet navy requirements. While the

  • Colombian Navy launches latest amphibious ship

    The Colombian Navy launched its fifth amphibious landing vessel (BDA), ARC Bahia Colombia , in Cartagena on 15 June. ARC Bahia Colombia is the sixth BDA and built by Colombia’s state-owned shipbuilding company COTECMAR and the fifth of the MK II series . Honduras received another version of

  • Germany shortlists R&S for VJTF communications

    Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has been selected as the preferred partner to supply its SDxR and SVFuA communications systems to the German Army when it supports NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2023, industry sources have revealed. Jane’s understands that the company

  • Russian Navy commissions first Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy’s first Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711E) large landing ship was commissioned at the service’s Baltiysk naval base in Kaliningrad on 20 June. Ivan Gren will be based with the the Northern Fleet. It is the first of two vessels in the class being built by Yantar Shipyard in

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  • Motoring along: Chinese military vehicle exports

    China has become the third-largest exporter of weapons and military equipment in the world. James Bingham and Sam Cranny-Evans report on China’s known export activities and its defence-industrial base
  • The fifth domain: Cyber security challenges and opportunities

    Cyber security has emerged as a priority for military organisations during the past decade, gaining it the label of being the ‘fifth domain’ of warfare. This has driven a surge of interest among defence suppliers, from smaller, specialist operators to the major primes. Gerrard Cowan reports
  • Greater than the sum of their parts: Benelux country briefing

    The Benelux countries have a long history of military co-operation. This is particularly the case with the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies, which are under joint command, and the two countries’ air forces, which take turns guarding Benelux airspace. Nicholas Fiorenza examines how Benelux joint capabilities are improving after years of defence cuts
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  • Norway cancels tank upgrade

    Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May, the Norwegian MoD has confirmed. “Through the examination of the Land Power Proposition in the autumn of 2017, it was
  • Japan displays new NBC decontamination set

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) unveiled a new truck-mounted nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) decontamination set on 27 May at Camp Omiya in Saitama Prefecture, where the service’s Central NBC Weapon Defense Unit is based. Mounted on a 6×6 truck the new set, which is
  • Norway cancels tank upgrade

    Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May, the Norwegian MoD has confirmed. “Through the examination of the Land Power Proposition in the autumn of 2017, it was
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