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Category: Naval

Peru looks set to take Brazilian submarines in return for LSD

The future of part of Brazil’s fleet of German-designed U209-class diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) has started to become clearer, as it transpires that negotiations to barter two of the boats for a Peruvian-built amphibious assault...

Italy deploys F-35 on first NATO mission

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has deployed six Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to Keflavik Airbase to conduct NATO air policing and training duties over...

Brazil frees up BRL1.65 billion for defence

The Brazilian government has recently approved measures to release BRL1.65 billion to the country’s defence ministry to enable several important activities within the armed forces to be funded. Brazil previously imposed a freeze of...

Portuguese Navy reveals existence of ‘tech guerrilla’ unit

The Portuguese Navy revealed the existence of the Unmanned Vehicle Experimentation Cell (Célula Experimentação Operacional de Veículos Não Tripulados: CEOV), dubbed Q-branch, during the ‘Recognised Environmental Picture Maritime Unmanned Systems’ …read more Read more...

Brazil seeks to sell former aircraft carrier

The Brazilian state-controlled company Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON) intends to issue a tender on 27 September to sell the hull of former Brazilian Navy aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12), for a...

BAE Wins $2.7 Billion Award For Laser Guided Rockets

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded BAE Systems a $2.68 billion contract to procure full rate production Lots 8-12 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II units. The APKWS generally modifies existing standard 2.75-inch...

China launches first Type 075 amphibious assault ship

China has reached a new milestone in the expansion of its navy’s capabilities with the launch of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) was… [[ This is...

Uruguay Navy issues RFP to build a new buoy tender

The National Navy of Uruguay issued a request for proposals on 16 September to build a 300-tonne littoral buoy tender. The navy is looking for a vessel that measures 30 m in length with...

Philippines commissions amphibious vehicles, attack craft

Key Points The Philippines has commissioned four more amphibious vehicles and three more attack craft that are capable of being fitted with missile launchers The inductions aim to further improve the country’s amphibious assault...

Shipbuilding boosts Babcock

Babcock International Group plc expects to meet its full-year sales and profits guidance, the UK-headquartered defence and aerospace company announced in a trading update on 25 September. “Trading across the group is in line...

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