IHS Jane's Navy International

  • USN to deploy search-and-rescue kits from P-8A aircraft by 2018

    The US Navy (USN) plans to equip its fleet of P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) with search-and-rescue (SAR) kits that can be air-dropped from the platform's stores bay by 2018. The kit, which will include essential supplies such as a life raft, fresh water, radios and food rations, will

  • Canada announces multi-billion dollar ship support contract

    Key Points Canada has opened a competition to provide in-service support for the country's naval auxiliary vessels It will combine in-service support for two classes of vessels under a single contractor Canada has launched a competition to provide in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy's

  • RN prepares for Shaman introduction

    Key Points The Royal Navy has begun training for the integration of a new CESM installation for its Daring-class destroyers The Shaman system is expected to be deployed on Type 45 destroyers from 2017 The UK Royal Navy (RN) has opened an operator and maintainer training facility for its new

  • Taiwan navy unveils new LPD and FACM designs

    Key Points Taiwan unveils models, CGIs of planned future platforms Central is the emergence of a design for an LPD The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) has unveiled models and computer generated imagery (CGI) showing several planned future ships, including a large landing platform dock (LPD) vessel,

  • Navantia opens sixth overseas office as it seeks to provide support, secure new work

    Key Points Navantia opened its sixth overseas office, in Norway, on 20 July The company is seeking to improve support for contracts and to build relations with indigenous industry Spanish state-owned shipbuilding and services company Navantia has established an office in an overseas country for

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