HEADLINES

  • Russian shipyard chief details Admiral Kuznetsov repairs

    The focus of repairs to Admiral Kuznetsov , the Russian Navy’s only aircraft carrier, will be on its engines, propulsion system, and electronics, according to Sergei Marichev, general director of Zvezdochka Ship Repair Centre. Speaking to TASS news agency on 25 July, Marichev said the repair

  • Spanish Navy receives first batch 2 BAM OPV

    The fifth of the Spanish Navy’s Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) offshore patrol vessels and the first of its second tranche, Audaz (P-45), was handed over at Navantia’s La Carraca yard at San Fernando near Cadiz on 27 July. Audaz is one of two follow-up ships ordered for

  • India’s ocean surveillance ship starts harbour trials

    India’s indigenously designed classified missile tracking and ocean surveillance ship (OSS) is undergoing harbour trials at Vishakhapatnam on the country’s east coast, ahead of starting sea trials by the end of the year, security sources told Jane’s. Thereafter, the 15,000-tonne

  • Indonesia reveals details of Chinese sensors installed onboard KCR-60M vessels

    Key Points Indonesia has installed Chinese-made fire-control, search radars on two of its KCR-60M fast attack craft Equipment provides vessels with a more potent defence against hostile aircraft and precision-guided munitions In line with the installation of Type 630 30 mm close-in weapon system

  • Marsun launches five M21 boats for Royal Thai Navy

    Key Points Marsun has launched another five M21-class patrol boats for the Royal Thai Navy The service is now anticipating delivery of 10 vessels in the class Thai shipbuilder Marsun Company Limited has launched another five M21-class patrol boats for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). The vessels,

  • Spanish Navy receives re-designated training ship

    The Spanish Navy took delivery of a training ship on 23 July that will also continue its previous duties as a government fishery support vessel. The 1,400-tonne Intermares is the first ship to be received by the navy in six years. Following delivery, the cost of running Intermares will be shared

  • US lawmakers move toward boosting amphibious forces

    US lawmakers have moved closer toward a financial plan that includes provisions to strengthen the US Navy (USN) and Marine Corps (USMC) amphibious forces. The compromise fiscal year (FY) 2019 defence authorisation legislation reached by members of the House and Senate, released on 24 July and known

  • UK halts Type 31e frigate competition

    Key Points The United Kingdom's Type 31e acquisition process has stopped due to insufficient competition Plans are being scoped for a new procurement competition The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been forced to rethink the acquisition strategy for its Type 31e general-purpose frigate programme

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

  • US Navy SSGN completes repairs after grounding

    A US Navy (USN) guided-missile nuclear-powered submarine (SSGN) has completed repairs following a grounding in late 2015 and is expected to re-enter the water this week, officials told IHS Jane's on 5 January. The Ohio-class SSGN USS Georgia (SSGN 729) has been in dry dock for repairs following an

  • Russia lays keels for first Project 22800-class small missile corvettes

    The keels of the first two ships in Russia's new Project 22800-class small missile corvettes are to be laid on 24 December at Pella Shipyard in St Petersburg. Designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, the vessels - Uragan and Taifun - are scheduled to enter service in 2017 and 2018,

  • UPDATE: SM-3 Block IIA interceptor completes second flight test

    Key Points Second control test vehicle flight success paves way for SM-3 Block IIA intercept test in 2016 Raytheon Missile Systems has been contracted to build a further 17 SM-3 Block IIA all-up rounds for operational testing and initial deployment The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the

  • NAVSEA seeks information from LCU 1700 design and build candidates

    Key Points NAVSEA released a special notice for the LCU 1700 programme on 25 November Interested parties have been asked to submit information relating to their ability to develop a detailed design for LCU 1700, followed by the build of the lead and follow-on craft The Naval Sea Systems Command

  • DSEI 2015: French Navy details lessons learned from Gulf carrier deployment

    Key Points Carrier deployment demonstrates ability to shape events at sea and ashore while supporting wider strategic interests Gulf maritime environment is becoming more complex, with more navies present The recent deployment of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its

  • RoKN announces disaster management measures following ferry tragedy

    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has revealed measures that it has and will be taking to improve its rescue capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported on 14 April, citing RoKN vice-spokesperson Choi Tae-bok. The measures were announced close to the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry tragedy.

  • USN testing and installing new arresting gear in tandem for CVN 78

    Key Points HII installs AAG in USS Gerald R Ford , while the USN begins testing of the system at NAWC Aircraft Division Lakehurst The navy deems parallel testing and installation as necessary in order to maintain the ship's delivery schedule Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun

  • Two Hellenic Navy submarines set for service

    Two Hellenic Navy submarines participated in a tactical exercise at sea and are expected to join fleet operations soon, augmenting the navy's presence in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas. HS Pipinos (S-121), the first of the three Hellenic Shipyards-built Type 214 Papanikolis-class

  • Indonesia stresses territorial integrity in new foreign policy

    Key Points Indonesia is taking a firm stance on incursions into its maritime territory, the foreign minister has said Retno Marsudi wants a strong navy as part of the country's 'maritime nation' plans Indonesia's foreign policy priorities over the next five years will include an emphasis on

  • India's first SSBN embarks on sea trials

    India's indigenously designed 6,000-ton nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) began sea acceptance trials off the country's east coast on 15 December, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said. Parrikar presided over the start of Arihant 's classified trials from the jetty of the Ship

  • China slams sale of six MCMVs to Taiwan

    Key Points China has protested at the inclusion of foreign components and systems in six MCMVs to be built for RoCN The MCMVs will likely form a key component of Taiwan's defence against China's possible use of increasingly sophisticated naval mines, including the EM-53 'smart mine' The Chinese

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