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Regional Defense & Security News

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets. This latest award was made under the Navy’s 2016 $600 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which is the contracting vehicle to supply APKWS rockets to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army...

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed a newly-built Tufan type (SAAR OPV-62)border guard ship at the Shipyard and Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service. Chairman of the State Border Service Elchin Guliyev reported to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ilham Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev watched a film highlighting...

The frigate “Federico Martinengo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint...

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,...