IHS Jane's Navy International

  • US Navy sheds light on plans, processes, decisions for new frigate

    Key Points US Navy to nail down frigate design and requirements by October 2016 A common combat system decision is expected to be made in mid-2015 The US Navy (USN) has shed light upon the plans, processes, and decisions that must be made to hit key milestones for the navy's revamped small

  • Navies establish co-ordinated South China Sea patrols to stem piracy

    Navies from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand have agreed to establish a co-ordinated patrol regime in the South China Sea as the number of piracy-related incidents in the area continues to increase. Colonel Steven Tan, commander of the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) Maritime

  • NATO runs first 'Joint Warrior' exercise off Scottish coast

    NATO has been using a major exercise off the coast of Scotland to prepare its naval commanders for operations in periods of geo-political tension. Exercise 'Joint Warrior' ran from 11-23 April and attracted more than 50 warships, four submarines, some 70 aircraft, and involved 14,000 personnel from

  • Taiwan to deploy P-3Cs to Spratlys

    Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on 20 April that it will deploy newly-delivered P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft on surveillance missions over its claimed territory in the South China Sea. According to defence officials, the aircraft are currently deployed in anti-submarine

  • Damen introduces new OPV to meet demand for multimission platforms

    Key Points Damen has unveiled a new OPV variant that aims to meet demand for re-configurable platforms The vessel may appeal to maritime forces taking on increasingly varied tasks Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) product line, one designed to

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