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Regional Defense & Security News

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced that the country’s most state-of-the-art destroyer, “Sahand:, will be launched in the near future. “Some defense systems are being mounted now on destroyer Sahand and the vessel will be put into operation soon,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi told reporters in Tehran on Saturday. He added that naval...

Saab has received a contract from Luerssen Australia for the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The contract is expected to run over the 12 year OPV shipbuilding programme, which will see the delivery of 12 new ships. In addition to the SAS, which is based on Saab Australia’s 9LV Combat Management...

Raytheon Company has been awarded an $83 million contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle intended to identify and neutralize bottom, near surface and drifting sea mines. It will field a shallow water capability and be an expendable...

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract worth Euro 124M with the Royal Malaysian Navy for delivery of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to their six new Littoral Combat Ships. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Group’s Gowind Class design. This contract is a follow-on to the agreement announced 9 April...

The meeting between Director General of the SC “UkrOboronProm” Pavlo Bukin and the Malaysian Chief of Army General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Zulkiple bin Hj Kassim took place at the International Exhibition Defense Services Asia (DSA). The possibility of supplying Ukrainian 4×4 combat vehicles to this country was discussed. Malaysian Chief of Army expressed his country’s...

Indigenously designed by STM to meet the needs and requirements of the Pakistan Navy, and built by Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW) at Karachi Shipyard, the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker (PNFT) successfully completed its first sea trials, conducted in the Indian Ocean on March 31, 2018. With a length of 158.40 metres and approximately 16,400-ton design...

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The additional guns are part of a follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. The fully automatic Mk110 gun system,...

The combined expeditionary group composed mainly of the Russian Northern Fleet Coastal Troops servicemen completes the first stage of its preparation for an expedition to some hard-to-reach areas of Yuzhny Island, the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. The expedition is scheduled to be conducted in the second half of May.  At the end of March, the expedition route to the Novaya...

The United States Transfers Six Metal Shark Patrol Boats During U.S. Coast Guard Commander’s Vice Admiral Fred M. Midgette Inaugural Visit to Vietnam. This official transfer at Region 4 Station on Phu Quoc Island, the farthest southwestern territory of Vietnam, is another significant milestone in the bolstering partnership between the U.S. and Vietnam and demonstrates...

Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as part of its customer acceptance program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Under the directive of the Navy Minor Project (NMP) 1942 to procure a vertical takeoff and landing Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System – Interim Capability (MTUASIC), RAN...