• 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

  • Aeralis, Thales sign Tempest training MOU

    Aeralis and Thales have agreed to develop a bespoke training system for the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) future Tempest combat aircraft. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two companies announced on 15 July will see UK-based Aeralis and French company Thales build concepts

  • Superlift at Newport News Shipbuilding completes carrier JFK primary hull

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding performed the final upper bow superlift on 11 July to complete the primary hull of the US Navy (USN) Ford-class aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79), the company said. The upper bow section is one of the last superlifted steel

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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
  • 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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