• India signs USD500-million deal to licence-build two Russian stealth frigates

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a USD500-million deal with Russia to licence-build two Admiral Grigorovich (Project 11356M)-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy (IN) at the state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). Indian officials told Jane’s on 20 November that the

  • Sea Lion passes milestones on road to deliveries to German Navy

    The Sea Lion variant of the NHIndustries NH90 helicopter has passed two important milestones towards first delivery to the German Navy at the end of 2019, Airbus announced on 21 November. The German Navy version of the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) recently completed its service qualification

  • Kenya launches coast guard

    The new Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta during a 19 November ceremony that saw the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Doria commissioned as its first vessel. The OPV was built by Bangladesh’s Western Marine Shipyard and handed over to

  • F-35B first-of-class flight tests from Queen Elizabeth complete

    F-35B Lightning first-of-class flight trials (fixed wing) (FOCFT[FW]) from the UK Royal Navy (RN) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have concluded after completion of a second phase of development testing (DT-2) off the US Eastern Seaboard. Wrapping up on 18 November, a day ahead of schedule,

  • Second Bahraini corvette upgraded

    The upgrade of the second of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force’s (RBNF) two MGB 62-class corvettes has been completed, Leonardo announced on 16 November. The company said Al-Muharraq was officially handed over during a ceremony at the RBNF’s Mina Salman base. It said the upgrade included a

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  • IDF: No decision on advanced F-15s as yet

    Israel has not made a final decision on acquiring a more advanced version of the Boeing F-15 multirole fighter, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) told Jane’s . “All possibilities regarding this issue are under IDF, IAF [Israeli Air Force], and the defence establishment's examination, and
  • US Marines seek new UVS capability

    The US Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office (MCRCO) is interested in lightening the load that infantry marines currently carry by equipping squads with new unmanned vehicle technologies. In a recent request for information posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the MCRCO said it is