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  • Typhoon sub returns to sea training

    Russia recently returned the world’s largest submarine to sea to participate in a training exercise with Northern Fleet anti-submarine vessels. The Typhoon (Akula/Project 941)-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) Dmitriy Donskoy (TK 208) sailed from the Northern

  • PLAN decommissions three frigates, supply ship

    China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) decommissioned three Type 053H1-class frigates and a Type 904 reef supply ship in ceremonies held on 13 and 15 July, respectively. All of the ships had been allocated to the South Sea Fleet and primarily operated in the South China Sea. The

  • Indonesia allocates USD143 million for two naval hydrographic vessels

    Key Points Indonesia has approved an additional sum of IDR2.04 trillion for the country’s 2019 defence budget The funds will be allocated towards the procurement of hydrographic survey vessels that can be quickly converted into vessels of opportunity for submarine rescue The Indonesian

  • Malaysia flexes missile capabilities in South China Sea amid fresh tensions

    Key Points The Royal Malaysian Navy has conducted anti-ship missile firings in the South China Sea The rare drills have come against the backdrop of fresh tensions in the disputed maritime region The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) conducted a rare show of its missile capabilities near the disputed

  • US approves MH-60R sale to Greece

    The US State Department has approved the sale of seven Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk maritime multimission helicopters to Greece. The proposed sale, which was announced by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 12 July, covers the maritime helicopters for the Hellenic

  • France launches first Barracuda SSN

    France’s first new-generation Suffren-class (Barracuda) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), Suffren, was ceremonially launched at Naval Group’s Cherbourg site on 12 July. Although the event was qualified as a launching ceremony, Suffren’s drydock will not actually be flooded

  • Pakistan Navy receives second ATR-72 MPA

    The Pakistan Navy (PN) has received the second of two ATR-72 twin-engine turboprops converted into maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) under a contract signed in 2015. In a 10 July press release Germany-based company Rheinland Air Service (RAS) said that it handed over the second example of the type,

  • JFD completes sea acceptance trials of submarine rescue system for Indian Navy

    Key Points JFD has completed sea acceptance trials, and training of crew members for the second fly-away submarine rescue system delivered to the Indian Navy Milestone moves the Indian Navy closer to having two operational units of the new system, which will each be based with the service’s

  • Romania selects Naval Group bid for multi-mission corvette programme

    France’s Naval Group has won Romania’s much-delayed multi-mission corvette programme after bidding a variant of its Gowind 2500 design in partnership with the Santierul Naval Constanta S.A. (SNC) shipyard. Defence minister Gabriel Les on 3 July confirmed Naval Group as the

  • French Navy brings forward Lynx retirement

    The French Navy is to retire its remaining Westland Lynx Mk 4(FN) helicopters in 2020, two years earlier than previously scheduled. A total of eight Lynx Mk 4(FN) helicopters remain on the strength of Flotille 34F at Lanvéoc-Poulmic. Of these, all but one have undergone a limited upgrade

  • MHI commences construction of new submarine class for JMSDF

    Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has commenced construction of the first of a new class of at least three diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) to supplement the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) fleet of Soryu-class SSKs, a company spokesperson told

  • Russia launches probe into research submariners’ death

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched an investigation into a fire that killed 14 sailors on board a research submersible on 2 July. According to information from the country’s TASS news agency citing MoD officials, the sailors died as a result of inhaling combustion fumes. The

  • Paris Air Show 2019: Anti-submarine warfare mission system on the Pakistani Navy’s ATR-72

    James Edwards, Jane’s C4ISR Senior Research Analyst speaks to Hans Stahl, President & CEO of Aerodata about their anti-submarine warfare mission system on Pakistani Navy’s ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). Underpinned by Jane's verified and validated open source equipment,

  • RNLN puts down marker for hard-kill torpedo defence

    Plans are being developed by the Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the roll-out of a hard-kill surface ship torpedo defence system (TDS) across the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) fleet. The system will initially go on board two new M-frigate anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

  • Spanish sales slip but outlook remains positive, says TEDAE

    Sales of Spanish defence equipment fell by about 8% to EUR4.94 billion (USD5.61 billion) in 2018 following four years of growth, mainly as a result of slower deliveries of military transport aircraft, national industry association TEDAE announced on 25 June. The decrease was also because of

  • Indian MoD approves procurement of 10 more P-8I aircraft for Indian Navy

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the procurement of 10 more Boeing P-8I Neptune long-range maritime multi-mission aircraft for the Indian Navy (IN) for a total of USD3 billion. Official sources told Jane’s on 24 June that the MoD’s Services Capital Acquisition Plan

  • Sweden’s second upgraded Gotland submarine returns to the water

    The second Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) A19 Gotland-class submarine to undergo a mid-life upgrade (MLU) has been relaunched by Saab’s Kockums business. HMS Uppland was lowered from the shiplift at the company’s Karlskrona facility on 19 June. The milestone occurred 12 months after the

  • Philippine Navy commissions two AW159 helicopters, four KAAVs

    The Philippine Navy (PN) commissioned two Leonardo AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters and four Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicles (KAAVs) in a ceremony held on 17 June at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City. The AW159s, which arrived in the Philippines on 7 May 2019 as part of a PHP5.24

  • UK Public Accounts Committee lambasts delays to nuclear submarine disposal

    A cross-party committee of UK parliamentarians has warned that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) could run out of storage space for decommissioned nuclear submarines unless action is taken to accelerate dismantling. In a highly critical report on submarine defueling and dismantling published on 19

  • Russian Udaloy destroyer modernised for land-attack mission

    The Russian Navy will take delivery of its first modernised Project 1155 Udaloy-class destroyer before the end of 2019, the Izvestia newspaper reported on 29 May. Upgrades to anti-submarine warfare (ASW) destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov will convert the ship into a robust land-attack and anti-surface

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