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  • Brazil plans to expand submarine fleet

    Key Points The Brazilian Navy confirmed long-term plans to build 15 diesel-electric propulsion and six nuclear-powered boats The navy has completed construction of the main facility for the submarine development programme, the facility at which an initial batch of conventional and nuclear boats

  • Netherlands orders NS100 radar

    Key Points Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation contracts Thales Nederland to deliver an NS100 E-/F-band radar for LPD HNLMS Rotterdam System will be retrofitted during a scheduled maintenance period in the second quarter of 2017 Thales Nederland has been contracted by the Netherlands

  • Russia moves forward with Lada-class submarine production

    Key Points Russia to continue building Project 677 Lada-class SSKs Second- and third-in-class to be built without air-independent propulsion (AIP), although boat four may receive an AIP fit Russia is to pursue construction of Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) in an effort

  • Taiwan releases first firing footage of HF-3 'carrier killer'

    Taiwan's Chung Shan Institute of Science & Technology (CSIST) has released footage showing the indigenously made Hsiung-Feng III (Brave Wind III, or HF-3) supersonic anti-ship cruise missile and Tien Kung III (Sky Bow III, or TK 3) surface-to-air missile system successfully completing test

  • India's first SSBN embarks on sea trials

    India's indigenously designed 6,000-ton nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) began sea acceptance trials off the country's east coast on 15 December, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said. Parrikar presided over the start of Arihant 's classified trials from the jetty of the Ship

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  • Mexico to get five more UH-60M Black Hawk helos

    Key Points The Mexican Navy is to receive five more UH-60Ms Mexico's navy, air force and federal police all operate the UH-60M Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a USD56.4 million contract modification for five more uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Mexican Navy (Armada de