• Wrecked minesweeper skipper relieved from duty

    The Spanish Navy has relieved from command the captain of a minesweeper that was badly damaged after running onto rocks during the search for a missing air force trainer aircraft in August. Segura-class minehunter SPS Turia had to be refloated and towed away from the accident site off La Manga, the

  • Argentina’s OPV programme makes progress

    Argentina’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) programme is making progress, with the first Argentine crew of 32 officers and ratings preparing to move to France to take over the first of four vessels. The OPV deal between French shipbuilder Naval Group and the Argentine government was officially

  • Russia to start building Mistral-class replacement in 2020

    Russia will start building a new class of amphibious ships in 2020 to replace two French-designed Mistral-class vessels that were blocked from being delivered in 2014 by international sanctions. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has now approved the inclusion of the project in its 2018-2027

  • Russian Navy to receive 10 nuclear-powered submarines by 2024

    The Russian Navy is set to receive 10 serial Project 955A Borey-A-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) and Project 885M Yasen-M-class nuclear-powered attack (SSN) submarines by 2024 under the State Armament Programme (SAP), according to the country's deputy defence minister

  • Russian nuclear-powered cruiser to return to fleet in 2022

    Russia plans to return the Kirov-class (Project 1144) nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to frontline service in 2022 after more than 20 years being laid up at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. According to Russian deputy defence minister Alexsey Krivoruchko, Admiral Nakhimov

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  • UAE looking for more tank transporters

    Belarus hopes to secure another contract to supply additional heavy equipment transporters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus. “We are about to finish a major contract [with the UAE], which was