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Royal Navy minehunter concludes SNMCMG1 deployment

Royal Navy’s Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Cattistock returned to Portsmouth Naval Base on April 17 after four months of operations with Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1… [[ This is a content summary...

RNZN tanker Aotearoa getting FarSounder 3D radar

Royal New Zealand Navy’s new fleet tanker will be equipped with the FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar, the sonar manufacturer has announced. The company said the crew of New Zealand… [[ This is a content summary...

India to retender naval replenishment ship project

Key Points India is expected to retender its fleet support ship project Revised programme is meant to incorporate greater involvement by local companies The Indian Navy’s five-unit fleet support ship (FSS) project is set...

DSA 2018: Malaysia confirms NSM choice with missile order

Kongsberg Defence Systems has confirmed receipt of a EUR125 million (USD155 million) contract to supply Naval Strike Missile (NSM) rounds to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). Announced on 18 April at the Defence Services...

DSA 2018: Malaysia sees rapid increase in the value of offset

The value of defence offset-related contracts in Malaysia has increased rapidly in recent years, according to statistics provided to Jane’s by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Industry Division. The statistics show that...

DSA 2018: Thales pursues navy opportunities in Malaysia

French group Thales is positioning to become a key technology partner on the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) programme to modernise its fleets over the coming decade and beyond. Thomas Pistre, Thales’ country director for...

DSA 2018: Chinese industry prioritises Malaysian alliances

Industry officials from major Chinese state-owned corporations including the China Electronics Technology Group (CETC), Poly Technologies, and the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) are looking to identify and secure Malaysian partnerships as part of...

‘Dambusters’ reformed as UK’s first F-35 unit

The Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron has been officially reformed as the UK’s first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) unit. A formal ceremony was held on 17 April...

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