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  • Kazakh Coast Guard gets new FC-19 patrol craft

    Kazakhstan's Zenit Uralsk Shipyard has launched a new FC-19 interceptor craft for the Kazakh Coast Guard. Mergen (pennant 509) is the 20th vessel to be built for the coastguard by Zenit since the early 1990s, according to Vyacheslav Valiyev, the shipyard's director general. The 27-29-tonne FC-19

  • Philippine Navy commissions refurbished product tanker as fleet oiler

    The Philippine Navy (PN) has commissioned a former product tanker donated by state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) as the service's fleet oiler. The 98 m vessel, named BRP Lake Caliraya (AF-81), was commissioned on 23 May at the PN's base in Cavite City, according to government news

  • Indian Coast Guard commissions four more patrol vessels

    The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned four new vessels at Porbandar in the western state of Gujarat. The vessels - the Aadesh-class fast patrol ship ICGS Ankit (pennant number 247) and the interceptor boats C-419, C-420, and C-155 - were commissioned on 14 May. In recent months, the coastguard

  • US approves MH-60R maritime attack helicopter sale to Saudi Arabia

    The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 10 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multimission helicopters, associated equipment, and support for an estimated USD1.9 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 20 May. Under the proposed deal outlined by the DSCA, the

  • IMDEX 2015: AgustaWestland prepares to deliver first four South Korean AW159 helicopters

    AgustaWestland will deliver the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) first batch of four AW159 shipborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters around the third quarter of 2015, a company spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 20 May at the IMDEX 2015 exhibition in Singapore. "The Maritime Operational

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