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  • Portugal retires NRP Jacinto Candido

    The Portuguese Navy officially withdrew its João Coutinho-class corvette NRP Jacinto Candido (F 476) from service on 15 November. The decommissioning leaves just two remaining corvettes in service: the Baptista de Andrade-class ship NRP João Roby (F 487) and João Coutinho-class

  • Latin American submarine drills underscore regional ASW partnerships

    The recent trilateral submarine exercises off the South American coast conducted by US, Columbian, and Peruvian naval forces further honed and expanded more realistic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training for the region. The exercise in waters off the coast of Colombia between 1 and 6 November

  • DDG 1001 leaves shipyard for commissioning

    The guided-missile destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine, on 9 November to be commissioned on the US West Coast. The destroyer is en route to California where it is scheduled

  • Indo Defence 2018: Indonesian Navy prepares to receive final Panther ASW helicopters

    Key Points Work on Indonesia’s final AS565 MBe Panther helicopters has been completed, and the airframes are ready to be delivered Aircraft will significantly bolster the Indonesian Navy’s embarked anti-submarine warfare capabilities Indonesian state-owned aerospace company PT

  • First Australian Future Submarine may enter service later than anticipated

    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of future submarines may not be fully operational until 2035, three years later than previously assumed, the service’s chief, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has disclosed. This could mean that more than three of the six in-service

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  • FNSS to show Marine Assault Vehicle in 2019

    The first examples of the Turkish Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) – called the Zaha project – are to be unveiled at the IDEF Defence Exhibition to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2019, Jane’s has learnt. FNSS Savunma Sistemleri and the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM)
  • Roketsan discloses Karaok short-range ATGM development

    Roketsan has disclosed initial details of a new 125 mm manportable short-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) that is currently in an accelerated phase of development. Designed to equip airborne infantry, amphibious assault units, and special operations forces, Karaok is a single-use,
  • Russian deploys new CBRN vehicle to Syria

    Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone. An RKhM-6 vehicle was seen in footage shown by the Russia 24 television network on 7 November that was
  • US Navy awards Lockheed Martin new F-35 contract

    The US Navy (USN) on 14 November awarded Lockheed Martin an undefinitised contract modification worth nearly USD23 billion for 255 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 106 aircraft for the Pentagon: 64 F-35A