• US Navy issues RFI for proposed large-surface combatants

    The US Navy (USN) has issued a request for information (RFI) on 19 February for its next-generation large-surface combatant (LSC) class of warships. The USN’s LSC programme will be a new acquisition programme that uses the guided-missile destroyer DDG 51 Flight III combat system as a

  • Aero India 2019: India to receive second Scorpene-class submarine by April 2019

    The Indian Navy will likely receive its second Scorpene-class submarine, Khanderi by March, or April 2019. The matter was confirmed with Jane’s by chairman and managing director of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL), Commodore Rakesh Anand, at Aero India 2019. Meanwhile, the third submarine

  • USN releases RFI for Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) issued a request for information (RFI) on 15 February for the service’s proposed Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA). NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned and Small Combatants (USC), Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) Program

  • Argentina restarts work on ARA Santa Cruz

    Maintenance work on the Argentine TR-1700-class submarine ARA Santa Cruz has resumed, according to Argentine Defence Minister Oscar Aguad. Work on the boat was halted by the Argentine Defence Ministry following the loss at sea of sister submarine ARA San Juan on 15 November 2017 to determine

  • IDEX 2019: SANNI pitching LPD to Saudi navy

    SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SANNI) has proposed building landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ships for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), the company’s CEO said during the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February. SANNI was formed as a joint venture between

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  • Aero India 2019: HAL showcases Naval Utility Helicopter

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) showcased the technology demonstrator of the Dhruv Mk III Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) with folding tail boom and main rotor blades, designated Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH). The helicopter, primarily designed to meet the requirements of the Indian Coast
  • IDEX 2019: New Didgori models break cover

    Georgia’s Delta State Military Scientific-Technical Centre has expanded its family of Didgori vehicles, launching the 4×4 tactical patrol variant Didgori Meomari Tactical Armoured Modular Vehicle and exhibiting a mortar carrier variant of the vehicle at IDEX 2019. The mortar carrier
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