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USS Gunston Hall gets underway for Southern Seas 2018

The US Navy has deployed Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) to the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) where it will support the multinational… [[ This is...

CARAT Thailand concludes in Pattaya

Personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy completed the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Pattaya, Thailand, June 21. CARAT Thailand 2018 involved over 3,000… [[ This is a...

Command of the seas: keeping TACTICOS relevant 25 years later

Thales Nederland is working to evolve its 25-year-old TACTICOS combat management system to alleviate information overload and maximise output for individual operators. Richard Scott reports A quarter of a century after recording the first...

Iranian replenishment ship back in action

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s (IRIN’s) largest ship is operational again after being overhauled, the Fars News Agency reported on 20 June. It said Kharg (431), a replenishment ship that the Iranian press...

Philippines moves ahead with ‘second horizon’ modernisation

Key Points President approves USD5.6 billion modernisation programme Requirements include accelerated submarine procurement Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given approval to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to progress plans to procure a...

Russian Caspian corvettes enter Mediterranean

Russia’s Caspian Flotilla has deployed two long-range missile corvettes to the Mediterranean, its Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 17 June. The Buyan-M (Project 21631) corvettes Veliki Ustyug and Grad Sviyazhsk were photographed by...

Israel takes new torpedo into service

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy) for its submarines. “The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and...

Canada’s JSS project costs jump

Canada’s Joint Support Ship (JSS) project has increased by about 43% to earlier estimates, the Department of National Defence (DND) has confirmed to Jane’s . The Canadian Government’s latest JSS estimate is now about...

Brazil receives nine proposals for new corvette

The Directorate for Projects Management of the Brazilian Navy received nine commercial bids to build four Tamandaré-class multi-purpose corvettes for the Brazilian Navy on 18 June. A shortlist will be revealed on 27 July...

Saab Competing For Brazilian Corvette Program

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherland’s Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding said on Monday they are working together to jointly compete for four Brazilian Navy Tamandaré-class corvettes (CCTs). If the Brazilian Navy chooses the team, Saab...

Saab Competing For Brazilian Corvette Program

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherland’s Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding said on Monday they are working together to jointly compete for four Brazilian Navy Tamandaré-class corvettes (CCTs). If the Brazilian Navy chooses the team, Saab...

Rheinmetall Wins Canada Frigate Countermeasure Expansion

The Canadian Navy awarded Rheinmetall a $14 million order to expand the multi ammunition softkill system (MASS) on its cruisers, the company said Wednesday. The Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates currently feature the twin-launcher automated...

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