• Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

    The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four OPVs are operated by the navy’s Surface Ships Squadron in a

  • South Korea to donate a Pohang Class Corvette to the Colombian Navy

    South Korea plans to donate a corvette to the Colombian Navy by the end of 2020 to help bolster the naval relations between the two navies. The agreement was closed last year during a bilateral meeting in Bogota between Colombian President Iván Duque and South Korea Prime Minister, Lee

  • Brazil signs with Ghenova to complete Macaé-class ships

    The Spanish engineering company and consultancy Ghenova has been awarded a BRL6.4 million (USD1.5 million) contract by the Brazilian state-owned shipyard Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ) to support several projects for the Brazilian Navy. Already established in Brazil, Ghenova had

  • GRSE delivers India’s fourth Kamorta-class ASW corvette

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has delivered the Indian Navy's fourth Kamorta (Project 28)-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette. The vessel, which will be in service as INS Kavaratti (P 31) once it is commissioned, was handed over on 18 February. It was launched in May 2015.

  • Newport News Shipbuilding might add ‘couple thousand’ employees

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), expects to expand its work force to handle its booming backlog, but the headcount growth will not be as dramatic as one might think, according to company officials. Recent productivity increases driven by technology and

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  • USAF begins Grey Wolf operational testing

    The US Air Force (USAF) has begun operational testing of the Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter, ahead of the type’s arrival into service later in December. The service announced on 19 February that the Air Force Materiel Command’s 413th Flight Test Squadron (FTS) flew the
  • Romania orders Iveco tactical trucks

    The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2019 awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a seven-year frame-type contract to supply 2,902 tactical trucks. According to a company statement, an initial delivery order for 942 trucks is in place and these are to be delivered over four years beginning
  • nEUROn UCAV informing FCAS/SCAF development

    France is using the pan-European nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator to progress the Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF) programme that it is developing with Germany and Spain. The French Directorate General of Armaments