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Regional Defense & Security News

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...

Within the framework of the maritime trainings Sea Star 2018 Turkish Navy frigates TCG Salihreis (F-246) and TCG Buyukada (F-512) docked in the Odesa port. The Ukrainian and Turkish parties held talks and focused on discussion of prospective cooperation between the two Navies and thanked each other for sustainable cooperation. The frigates will stay in Odessa until...

With the successful launch of two Trident II D5 Life Extension missiles built and upgraded by Lockheed Martin, Navy submarine USS Nebraska demonstrated the readiness of the crew and strategic weapon system. The test, known as Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28, took place in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California March 26.  “In addition...

Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile Babur having a range of 450 kms. The Missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy; meeting all the flight parameters. SLCM Babur is capable of delivering various types of payloads and incorporates...

Pakistan Navy test fired land based anti-ship missile as part of a training exercise from the coastal region. The missile successfully followed its preplanned trajectory till accurate target engagement at sea. Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat and senior officers of Pakistan Navy were present on the occasion. While addressing the audience, the chief...