• ASC reveals job cuts as Air Warfare Destroyer work winds down

    Australian shipbuilder ASC has revealed that it is getting ready to cut further jobs from its workforce as work on the Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is completed. Australian media reported that the company had notified unions that 43 electricians, 11

  • Canadian frigate delayed again

    A long-awaited decision on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate replacement programme has been delayed once more, although it is unclear for how long. In the official Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) update document released on 27 September, PSPC indicated no CSC design would

  • India re-issues tender for fleet support ships

    The Indian Navy’s fleet support ship (FSS) project is now up for tender once again after talks between Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. In pursuit of the tender, HSL issued a request for proposal (RFP) in early October 2018

  • Iran transfers ship to Konarak base

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) vessel Konarak is now based in the city after which it is named, the Iranian media reported on 8 October. Described in the media reports as a missile ship, Konarak is one of eight Hendijan-class tenders that were built for the IRIN in the Netherlands in

  • Pakistan receives decommissioned MCMV from Belgium

    Shipping company Peters & May Ltd has transported a decommissioned mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) from Belgium to Pakistan. The UK-based company announced on its website that the 540-tonne ship, along with three 40 ft containers containing additional parts, had been delivered to the South

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  • Ukraine reveals new combat UGV

    Ukranian firm Global Dynamics showcased a prototype 4×4 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called Ironclad at the Arms and Security exhibition held in Kiev from 9–12 October. The company first produced a prototype for the Ukranian armed forces in 2014 and has built two additional vehicles