Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian kamikaze USVs target Russian naval base

by Shaurav Gairola & Alex Pape

Ukrainian unmanned surface vessels (USVs) targeted naval units from Russia's Black Sea Fleet at Russia's naval base in Sevastopol during a ‘kamikaze' attack on 29 October.

According to video footage circulating widely on social media, a Project 1135.6 Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate and a mine countermeasures (MCM) vessel appear to have been struck during the attack.

The conflict continues to showcase Ukraine's efforts to counter Russia's dominance in the Black Sea region through the use of tactics and innovative techniques, such as modifying low-cost unmanned assets for use as weapon systems.


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First Jan Mayen-class OPV for Norwegian Coast Guard nears completion

by Kate Tringham

Jan Mayen , the first of three new OPVs being built for the Norwegian Coast Guard, is planned to be delivered in early 2023. (NDMA)

Work on the first Jan Mayen-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Norwegian Coast Guard is nearing completion, with the vessel on track to be delivered in early 2023.

First-of-class Jan Mayen is progressing through its builder's trials and is expected to be delivered to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) and the coastguard in early 2023, an NDMA spokesperson told Janes.


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Colombian Navy awards contract to COTECMAR for first PES frigate, ocean patrol vessel, and logistic support ship

by Vinod Kumar CV

A computer rendering, released by Damen, of a notional SIGMA 10514 design matched to the Colombian Navy's PES requirement. The final configuration will be determined during the contractual design phase. (Damen)

The Colombian Navy (Armada de la República de Colombia: ARC) awarded a contract to COTECMAR to build the service's first frigate under the Strategic Surface Platform (Plataforma estratégica de superficie: PES) project on 22 November. The contract includes the construction of an ocean patrol vessel (Patrullera Oceánica Colombiana: POC) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) 93 and a logistic support vessel (LSV) (Buque de Apoyo logístico: BAL).


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Saab to build two signals intelligence ships for Poland

by Kate Tringham

The new SIGINT ships will replace the Polish Navy's Modified Moma-class (Project 863) intelligence-collection ships, ORP Nawigator (pictured) and ORP Hydrograf , which have been in service since the mid-1970s. (Jaroslaw Cislak)

Swedish defence and security company Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armaments Agency to design and build two signals intelligence (SIGINT) ships for the Polish Navy.


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