• GRSE lays keel for Indian Navy’s second Project 17A frigate

    Indian state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has begun work on the second of seven indigenously designed Shivalik II (Project 17A [P17A])-class frigates on order for the Indian Navy (IN). A keel-laying ceremony for the vessel, which is the first of three ships of the

  • DSME awarded contract to build two more FFX II frigates

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has been awarded a KRW631.5 billion (USD558 million) contract for the construction of two more Daegu (FFX-II)-class guided-missile frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN), the company announced on 14 November. The

  • Latin American submarine drills underscore regional ASW partnerships

    The recent trilateral submarine exercises off the South American coast conducted by US, Columbian, and Peruvian naval forces further honed and expanded more realistic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training for the region. The exercise in waters off the coast of Colombia between 1 and 6 November

  • Netherlands unveils new combat support ship design

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on 9 November unveiled the design of its future combat support ship (CSS), which will be the service's first ship called Den Helder. The ship will carry fuel, ammunition, and other supplies and will have room on its upper deck for containers. It will have two

  • UK to decide Lighting variant at SDSR, to deploy STOVL F-35B 'off-strip'

    The UK is likely to decide on the final composition of its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning force at the next Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) expected in 2020, a senior military official said on 14 November. Speaking at the IQPC International Fighter Conference in Berlin, Air Commodore

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  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
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