• Costs mount for repairs to Russian carrier Kuznetsov

    The head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Alexei Rakhmanov, on 3 April announced that the cost of damage from a fire on board the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov on 12 December 2019 now amounts to RUB500 million (USD6.6 million), state-run RT television has reported.

  • Sailor dies following explosion on Indian nuclear submarine

    A sailor has died following an accident on board an Indian Navy nuclear submarine berthed alongside at the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Vishakhapatnam. The incident, which took place on 1 April, involved a material failure of the high-pressure air system (HPAS) in the forward area of the

  • Lockheed Martin contracted to deliver Lot 2 LRASM missiles

    The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Lockheed Martin to deliver a second lot of 48 AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs), the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 7 April. The three-year sole-source award is valued at USD167.47 million and will run up to 6 April 2023. The award

  • Philippine Coast Guard’s 84 m OPV arrives home

    A French-built 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) that will be in service with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has arrived home. The vessel, which will be known as BRP Gabriela Silang (8301) once it is commissioned, arrived in Manila Bay on 7 April, the PCG disclosed on the same day. The OPV was

  • Malian Super Tucano crashes

    In a major blow to the Malian Armed Forces’ (FAMa’s) counter-insurgency capabilities, one of its four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack turboprops crashed on 7 April. The FAMa announced details of the crash later that day, saying it happened near Sévaré Camp in

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  • GeoSpectrum launches scaled down TRAPS sonar for USVs

    Canadian marine acoustics house GeoSpectrum Technologies has launched a compact version of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) designed specifically for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and other small craft. The scaled down system, known as TRAPS-USV, retains the low frequency active
  • Fassmer MPV70 MK II selected for Ecuador

    German shipbuilder and design house Fassmer has confirmed the selection of its MPV70 MKII design to meet the needs of the Ecuadorian Navy's (Armada del Ecuador) new Multipurpose Combat Vessel programme. Local shipyard Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (ASTINAVE EP) will build the vessel at its

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