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  • Babcock secures UK Type 31 frigate contract

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Babcock for the design and build of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) new Type 31 general-purpose frigate. Signed on 15 November, the award covers the delivery of five ships at an average production cost of GBP250 million (USD320 million) each. The

  • Chilean parliament confirms decision to procure Australian frigates

    Chile moved closer to procuring two Adelaide-class frigates from Australia with the recent inclusion of crew-training funding for the ships in the Chilean parliament’s budget bill for fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) and other further official government confirmation that it still intends to buy the

  • Rohde & Schwarz delivers communications suite on Malaysia’s Lekiu class

    Rohde & Schwarz has completed the installation of an internet protocol (IP)-based communication system on board the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) Lekiu-class frigates. The system, known as the NAVICS IP integrated communication system (ICS), was installed as part of a contract with

  • Thailand lays keel for two T 994-class patrol vessels

    Key Points A Thai shipbuilder has laid down two more T 994-class patrol vessels for the country’s navy The pair will be the first vessels in class to be equipped with China-supplied weapon systems Thai shipbuilder Marsun has laid down the keels for two more T 994-class coastal patrol

  • Camcopter S-100 UAV completes integration on board French LHD

    France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) procurement agency has qualified the integration of Schiebel’s S-100 Camcopter rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on board the French Navy’s Mistral-class amphibious assault (LHD) ship Dixmude . The S-100 UAV is

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  • Bundeswehr orders more Spike launchers and missiles

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted
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