• Covid-19: Kazakh military ramps up efforts to stem spread of coronavirus

    Kazakhstan is ramping up the involvement of its military in the fight against the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Central Asian country. In a 31 March statement the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Nur-Sultan said the Kazakh military is now “intensively involved in the maintenance of

  • India set to deliver Myanmar’s first submarine

    New Delhi is preparing to deliver a Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine that was in service with the Indian Navy as INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy. The transfer will also include operational and maintenance training to the Myanmar Navy, which will be operating a submarine for the first time.

  • NAVSEA surveys industry for Special Mission ships

    The US Navy has begun talks with shipbuilders over plans to replace its 36-year-old cable laying and repair ship USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). Officials at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) have also started discussing possible options for the construction of a new class of oceanographic survey vessel. An

  • South Korea deploys PAC-3 missile battery to Cheongju Air Base

    The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has deployed a battery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missiles to Cheongju Air Base, which hosts the service’s fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and is believed to be within range of North Korea’s newly developed

  • UkrOboronProm presents BM-21UM Berest 122 mm MRL

    Ukraine’s state-owned Shepetivka Repair Plant (ShRP) has completed factory testing of and is ready to accept domestic and foreign orders for its new BM-21UM Berest 122 mm multiple rocket launcher (MRL), the UkrOboronProm defence conglomerate to which ShRP belongs announced on its website on 1

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  • FFG wins upgrade work for German Wiesel 1 weapon carriers

    The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) in December 2019 awarded Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) a contract to upgrade 181 deployed Wiesel 1 Armoured Weapon Carrier (AWC) vehicles to extend their operational life to at least 2025. The company declined to disclose the value of the contract
  • 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


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47