Turkey test fires 12.7 mm RCWS integrated into armed unmanned surface vessel

by Lale Sariibrahimoglu

Turkey's first armed unmanned surface vehicle (USV) integrated with a 12.7 mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) has successfully completed firing tests, its developers have announced.

The armed USV is the first variant of the ULAQ USV product family being jointly developed by Ares Shipyard and defence electronics company Meteksan for a variety of roles. It can be configured with a range of payloads, including extended-range surface-to-surface missiles, electronic warfare (EW), jamming, and different communications and intelligence systems.


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Nigeria's new LST NNS Kada arrives home

by Kate Tringham

NNS Kada, the Nigerian Navy's new landing ship, pictured before its launch on 7 June 2021 at the Albwardy Damen shipyard in Sharjah. (Nigerian Navy)

The Nigerian Navy's (NN's) new landing ship tank (LST), NNS Kada (LST 1314), arrived at its new home port in Apapa, Lagos on 27 May.

Kada


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Update: Swedish corvette HMS Gävle completes mid-life upgrade

by Kate Tringham

Gävle was delivered to the Royal Swedish Navy on 4 May following the completion of its refit. (Swedish Armed Forces)

The first of two remaining Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Gävle (ex-Göteborg)-class corvettes, HMS Gävle (K22), has been returned to service following the completion of its life-extension refit and upgrade, the Swedish Armed Forces has announced.

Gävle was formally handed over to the RSwN's Fourth Naval Warfare Flotilla at Berga Naval Base in Sweden on 4 May.

Modernisation work on Gävle and sister ship HMS Sundsvall


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Japanese anti-submarine frigate collides with minesweeper off Yokosuka

by Ridzwan Rahmat

The MCMV JS Uraga . The ship sustained damages amidships after a collision with frigate JS Jintsū on 22 May 2022 in waters off Yokosuka. (NAVYPIX/Richard Scott)

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Abukuma-class anti-submarine guided-missile frigate has collided with the service's lead Uraga-class mine-countermeasures vessel (MCMV) in waters off Yokosuka.

Janes has been informed by a source close to the matter that the collision took place at about 1545 h local time on 22 May while the frigate, JS Jintsū


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