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  • Spain opts for ESSM Block 2 for future F-110 frigates

    Spain has opted for Raytheon’s Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 missile as the primary ship self-defence system for its five new F-110 frigates. The decision was confirmed to Jane’s by Spain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 20 September. The long-awaited decision –

  • Philippines sets aside USD25 million for naval amphibious aircraft

    The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has allocated some PHP1.3 trillion (USD25 million) towards the acquisition of one multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, and has invited eligible contractors to bid for the project. The airframe, which will be operated by the Philippine Navy, is being

  • Russia restarts naval exercises off Syria

    Russian naval forces have launched a new series of exercises across the eastern Mediterranean in a move that could limit the ability of Israeli aircraft to strike at targets in Syria. The Russian military issued a notice to airmen (NOTAMs) on 18 September closing off nine exercise areas of airspace

  • Second Project 677 Lada-class submarine launches

    The Russian Navy’s second Project 677 Lada-class submarine diesel-electric attack submarine, Kronshtadt , was launched in a ceremony at Admiralty Shipyards on 20 September. Kronshtadt and third boat Velikiye Luki (ex- Sevastopol ) were laid down in 2005 and 2006 respectively, but construction

  • UK looks to buy new combat submersibles

    The United Kingdom is planning to acquire new US-built manned combat submersibles to replace the current Mk 8 Mod 1 SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs) used by its Special Boat Service (SBS). Disclosing the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case on 20 September, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency

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  • OTT Technologies reveals new 6x6 logistics support vehicle

    South African company OTT Technologies has completed company trials of its Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 logistics support vehicle and officials said production can commence as soon as orders are placed. The platform has a fully enclosed and protected two-person cab, a traditional V-shape bottom for a higher
  • US coastal patrol ships complete Griffin missile shoot

    Five Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships from the US Navy’s (USN’s) Bahrain-based 5th Fleet Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 have completed a series of Mk 60 Griffin Missile System (GMS) live firings against high-speed manoeuvring targets during an exercise in the Gulf. USS Hurricane (PC 3),
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