• D&S 2019: Thai air force outlines ‘purchase and develop’ plan

    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has outlined its commitment to a new policy aimed at supporting local technological advancement through procurements. The ‘purchase and develop’ policy is intended to increase self-reliance in line with a wider government target to develop the national

  • Green light beckons for Advent-Cobham deal but concerns linger

    Key Points UK government moves closer to approving sale of Cobham to US private equity firm Advent International However, the government has ordered a further consultation until 17 December, to assess pledges by Advent to safeguard national security After a three-week inquiry, the UK government

  • A loss to explain: Helge Ingstad collision report highlights training, procedural failures

    The Accident Investigation Board Norway has published a detailed investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision between the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad and the tanker Sola TS . Richard Scott examines its findings A report released by Accident Investigation

  • D&S 2019: DSME prepares Thailand frigate proposal

    South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) is lining up a plan to offer additional frigates to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) with a view to supporting a Thai ambition to construct the vessels locally. In December 2018 DSME delivered to the RTN a 122 m DW3000-class frigate

  • D&S 2019: Thai naval shipbuilder aims for stock market listing

    Thai naval shipyard Marsun is aiming to launch an initial public offering (IPO) to support its planned expansion, the company’s CEO told Jane’s on 19 November. Speaking at the Defense and Security (D&S) 2019 show in Bangkok, Patrawin Chongvisal said the Thai stock exchange listing

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  • Bundeswehr orders more Spike launchers and missiles

    The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted
  • India launches 11th Sankalp-class vessel

    India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has launched another 105 m improved Sankalp-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ordered for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The vessel was launched on 14 November at GSL’s facilities in Goa. It will be the 11th vessel in the Sankalp class, which is