Jane's Navy International

  • Albania extends Aegan Sea deployment

    Albania's Naval Forces (Forca Detare, FD) has extended its participation in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) deployment in the Aegean Sea for an additional 12 months. For this purpose, the FD's Iliria-class patrol boat, ALS Butrinti , departed Albania on 16 January to join the NATO

  • Sixth Project 22160 corvette laid down in Zelenodolsk

    Zelenodolsk Shipyard laid the keel for the Russian Navy’s sixth Bykov-class (Project 22160) corvette, Nikolay Sipyagin , on 13 January. Designed by Severnoye design bureau, the new class is primarily intended for maritime security tasks including counter-piracy and counter-trafficking

  • Chilean Navy refits SSKs

    The first of the Chilean Navy’s two German-built Type 209 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), Thomson, is set to start a final refit and upgrade programme during January 2018 to extend its service life for another 10 years. Work will be carried out at ASMAR naval shipyard in Talcahuano,

  • Maritime piracy watchdog calls for continued vigilance as incidences rise for 2017

    Key Points Maritime piracy cases across Asia have risen for 2017 compared with the previous year Despite the increase, the number of incidences is still relatively low in comparison with other years within the decade The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery

  • US government approves potential Harpoon, RAM missiles FMS for Mexico

    The US State Department approved a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Boeing RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles (SSM), 23 Raytheon Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 surface-to-air missiles (SAM), and six Mk 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes requested by the Mexican

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