• Indonesia allocates USD143 million for two naval hydrographic vessels

    Key Points Indonesia has approved an additional sum of IDR2.04 trillion for the country’s 2019 defence budget The funds will be allocated towards the procurement of hydrographic survey vessels that can be quickly converted into vessels of opportunity for submarine rescue The Indonesian

  • Update: China launches Malaysia’s second Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship

    Key Points China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding has launched a second Keris-class patrol vessel on order for Malaysia The ship is scheduled to be handed over to the Royal Malaysian Navy in April 2020 A second Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) on order for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has

  • OCEA launches new OPV for Philippine Coast Guard

    French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Gabriela Silang (8301) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Claimed to be the largest aluminium-built OPV in the world, Gabriela Silang was craned into the water at OCEA’s facility in Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast

  • Multinational MRTT Unit established

    The Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Unit (MMU) has been established, the Luftwaffe announced on its website on 10 July. Multinational MRTT Force (MMF) programme executive board chair, Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Dick Kreiter, handed over command of the MMU to its first

  • Netherlands receives first upgraded Patriot

    The Royal Netherlands Army received the first of four upgraded Patriot air defence systems on 13 July, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced on its website. The system has received a major overhaul and modifications and its lifetime has been extended to 2040, the ministry said on 15

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  • Iranian army deploys armed UAVs

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces (IRIAGF) has deployed three Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it was announced on 17 July. Iranian media cited Brigadier General Shahram Hassannejad, the commander of the IRIAGF’s UAV unit, as saying that the aircraft would be used to
  • Japan launches second Maya-class destroyer

    Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation launched the second of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class destroyers on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 17 July. Named Haguro (pennant number 180), the 170 m-long vessel entered the water in a ceremony held at
  • Iranian army deploys armed UAVs

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Ground Forces (IRIAGF) has deployed three Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it was announced on 17 July. Iranian media cited Brigadier General Shahram Hassannejad, the commander of the IRIAGF’s UAV unit, as saying that the aircraft would be used to
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