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Category: Naval

India’s MoD issues RFPs for various naval vessels

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued four requests for proposals (RFPs) to domestic shipyards for the production of an assortment of platforms for the Indian Navy (IN) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG)....

Hyundai seeks ‘fair trade’ approval for DSME takeover

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has started the process of trying to secure domestic and foreign approvals to support its proposed acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). HHI said on 1...

Lockheed Martin announces leadership appointments

Lockheed Martin has appointed new heads for its Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business lines. Frank St John will move to become executive vice-president of RMS from his...

Serbia develops 20 mm turret

Serbia’s defence industry has completed the first example of a new remote-controlled turret (RCT), called the Dubs 20/3 mm Kerber, and initial firing trials are due to take place soon, following its first showing...

Brazil considers VSHORAD system for Atlantico

The Brazilian Navy is considering installing three of its MBDA SIMBAD (Système Intégré de MISTRAL Bitube d’Auto-Défense) air defence systems on its PHM Atlantico (A140) multi-purpose helicopter carrier, service officials told Jane’s . The...

Indian stealth frigate INS Tarkash visits Egypt

The Indian Navy’s frigate INS Tarkash (F50) has been on a three-day visit to Egypt as part of the Western Fleet Overseas program. The Teg-class frigate arrived in Alexandria on June 28, 2019,… [[...

Australian Navy retires replenishment ship, frigate

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has retired auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship HMAS Success (II) and Adelaide-class (US Oliver Hazard Perry design) guided-missile frigate HMAS Newcastle . After 33 years of service, Success (pennant...

Raytheon awarded RAM GMLS contract for USN, Japan

US company Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a USD36.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to meet RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS) requirements from the US Navy (USN) and Japan, the...

German cabinet proposes defence budget increase

The German cabinet approved a proposed federal budget for 2020, including EUR44.9 billion (USD51.0 billion) for defence, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 27 June. The proposed defence budget is...

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