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Portugal may buy France's Siroco LPD

Portugal may buy France's Siroco LPD | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The Portuguese defence procurement agency (DGRDN) is considering buying the French Navy's landing platform dock (LPD) Siroco , the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (MND) has told IHS Jane's .
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France, Germany and Japan to contest Australia's Future Submarine programme

France, Germany and Japan to contest Australia's Future Submarine programme | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
France, Germany and Japan will be invited to compete against each other to design and build Australia's Future Submarine: a programme that could ultimately cost up to AUD50 billion (USD39 billion), Defence Minister Kevin Andrews announced on 20...
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India Selects S-70B as Its Naval Multi Role Helicopter, For Now

India Selects S-70B as Its Naval Multi Role Helicopter, For Now | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Indian Ka-28 (click to view larger) In September 2008, Flight International reported that India’s defence ministry has issued a tender for “advanced multirole naval helicopters” to several manufacturers around the world, including AgustaWestland,...
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Russia offers Kilo submarine to Thailand

Russia offers Kilo submarine to Thailand | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Russia has offered for sale to Thailand its Kilo-class Project 636 diesel electric submarine as part of expanding defence technology ties between the two countries.
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France orders two Caribbean patrol vessels

France orders two Caribbean patrol vessels | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The French defence procurement agency (the DGA) has ordered two light patrol vessels from Socarenam for the French Navy.
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Denmark claims North Pole

Denmark claims North Pole | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Denmark will on Monday afternoon become the first country to claim ownership of the North Pole. Scientific data shows Greenland’s continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, says Denmark’s Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard.
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New Zealand accepts first SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter

New Zealand accepts first SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Key Points New Zealand has accepted the first of 10 Super Seasprite maritime helicopters originally destined for the Royal Australian Navy The country is scheduled to receive the remaining airframes on order by the end of 2015 Kaman has delivered ...
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Eurofighter Nations Sign €1 Billion Development Deal for AESA Radar

Eurofighter Nations Sign €1 Billion Development Deal for AESA Radar | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have signed up for a €1 billion (US $1.2 billion) development and integration program to equip the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.
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India and Australia inch closer on defence ties

India and Australia inch closer on defence ties | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
As recently as the 1970s and 1980s, Australia viewed India with wariness, given the dynamics of the Cold War. Australia was worried a powerful Indian Navy would uphold Soviet Union's interests in the Indian Ocean.
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Submariners test amazing rescue capsule

Submariners test amazing rescue capsule | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
With painful memories of the Kursk disaster, the Russian navy has created an emergency chamber on its latest “Severodvinsk” submarine. This weekend, the crew tested it in Zapadnaya Litsa.
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China Shows Off New Sub-Launched Missile at Zhuhai

China Shows Off New Sub-Launched Missile at Zhuhai | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile made its debut at Airshow China in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong near Hong Kong, on Tuesday.
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France completes MdCN naval cruise missile firing trials

France completes MdCN naval cruise missile firing trials | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The French defence procurement agency (Direction générale de l'armement: DGA), conducted the final test firing of the MBDA Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile on 27 October.
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French Navy Plans To Dominate Above, On and Below the Seas

French Navy Plans To Dominate Above, On and Below the Seas | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Despite a fiscal downturn, France is seeking to continue sailing a blue water Navy able to project maritime power on the waves, silently below and by striking from the air.
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Capacity of Russian Arctic Ports up 60% over next 15 years

Capacity of Russian Arctic Ports up 60% over next 15 years | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The volume of shipments via Russia’s ports in the Arctic will grow by over 60% to 115 million tons per year, an official from the port association says.
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Kazakhstan to work with France on UUVs

Kazakhstan to work with France on UUVs | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Kazakhstan and France are to work together on unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), Kazakh national defence company Kazakhstan Engineering revealed on its website on 16 February.
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Indonesian corvette damages sonar dome in search for AirAsia aircraft

Indonesian corvette damages sonar dome in search for AirAsia aircraft | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Key Points Indonesia's Diponegoro (Sigma)-class corvette Frans Kaisiepo suffered damage while en route to assist in QZ8501 recovery efforts The corvette has entered drydock for repair work An Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut:...
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First steel cut for third Brazilian submarine

First steel cut for third Brazilian submarine | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Brazilian state-owned firm Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados (NUCLEP) has officially begun building the third of four Riachuelo-class (modified Scorpèn 2000) diesel-electric attack submarines, and cut the first steel for Tonelero (S 42) on 13 January...
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Black Sea Fleet submarines in Arctic tests

Black Sea Fleet submarines in Arctic tests | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Russia is using the Arctic as training ground for its newest class of diesel-electric submarines built for the Black Sea Fleet.
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RN plans maritime autonomy demonstration in 2016

RN plans maritime autonomy demonstration in 2016 | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
The UK Royal Navy (RN) has revealed plans to demonstrate a range of maritime autonomous systems (MAS) as part of a 'Joint Warrior' exercise scheduled for late 2016.
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New intelligence vessel for Northern Fleet

New intelligence vessel for Northern Fleet | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Russia’s Northern Fleet will get a new intelligence collecting vessel before the end of the year. “Yury Ivanov” is currently undergoing sea trials in the Gulf of Finland.
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Saudi-Australian relations have checkered history

Saudi-Australian relations have checkered history | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Fri, 2014-11-14 23:21
Saudi Arabia's diplomatic relationship with Australia dates back to 1974 when the Australian Embassy was opened in Riyadh.The two countries signed an...
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Samsung’s shipbuilding, engineering units call off merger

Samsung’s shipbuilding, engineering units call off merger | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Wed, 2014-11-19 22:32
SINGAPORE: Samsung Group has scrapped a 2.5 trillion won ($2.3 billion) merger of its shipbuilding and engineering units that would have helped them...
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Britain Struggles With Costs for New Frigates

Britain Struggles With Costs for New Frigates | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Britain's Defence Ministry will miss the deadline to award a contract to BAE Systems to build the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigate, according to sources, who say it could take months before the two sides are in a position to agree to a deal.
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Euronaval 2014: Gabon contracts with Piriou for patrol vessels

Euronaval 2014: Gabon contracts with Piriou for patrol vessels | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Key Points Gabon order marks a breakthrough for Piriou in the naval exports The package includes training provided by DCI/NAVFCO Gabon is to take delivery of two patrol vessels - one second-hand, one newbuild - from French shipbuilding and repair ...
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Details emerge on India's mystery OSS project

Details emerge on India's mystery OSS project | Naval Defence | Scoop.it
Details are slowly coming to light of the mystery Indian Navy (IN) vessel being built under the secretive Ocean Surveillance Ship (OSS) project at the Ministry of Defence-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).
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