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  • Aselsan aims Asian expansion through Malaysian subsidiary

    Turkish defence firm Aselsan is aiming to position its new subsidiary in Malaysia to support regional expansion, with an initial focus on remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS). A company official confirmed to Jane’s on 8 December that Aselsan Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary

  • Australia moves ASC workers onto submarine programme

    The Australian government announced on 11 December a plan to move 200 workers employed by state-owned shipyard ASC from its programme to build Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to its project to sustain the service’s Collins-class submarines. Minister for

  • US, Japan, South Korea to hold anti-missile drill

    The United States, Japan, and South Korea will hold a two-day anti-missile drill starting on 11 December amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The Ministry of Defense in Tokyo said in a statement that the exercise – the sixth of

  • BAE Systems providing C-UAS prototype to USN for Mk 38 testing

    Key Points The capability is not expected to use lasers or rely on signals jamming The USN intends to install the prototypes on ships in September 2019 The US Navy (USN) is expected to issue a sole source contract to BAE Systems to add a counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) capability to the

  • China’s CSIC unveils concept for nuclear-powered combat support ship

    The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) unveiled a concept model for a large nuclear-powered combat support ship (AOE) at The All China Maritime Conference and Exhibiton (Marintec China) held between 5 and 8 December in Shanghai. Initial images of the AOE model were posted on 6 December

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  • Russian Navy receives new icebreaker

    Oleg Kuleshov The Russian Federation Navy commissioned into service a new 6,000 tonne icebreaker during a ceremony at Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg on 30 November. The Project 21180 vessel, named Ilya Muromets , is the first new ice breaker to be built for the Russian Navy in more than 40