Cleaning up the Sea Bed

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The recent Euronaval exhibition held this October in Paris saw France and the UK officially launch the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) project. The project is being managed under the auspices of OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d’Armement/Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) which...

Zodiac Mindwarp

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French Navy commandos have already received ten of their 15 new commando craft on order with Zodiac Milpro. How are these new craft comparing to their predecessors? A source speaks to armadainternational.com. In 2014, the French General Armaments Directorate, which overseas the country’s military procurement,...

Italian Navy PPA Update

Fincantieri is currently building two multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Italian Navy as part of the navy’s modernisation initiative. Armadainternational.com discussed the new OPV with Fincantieri’s head of platform development. The future Pattugliatori Polifunzionali d’Altura (PPA/Multipurpose OPV): “is designed to be able to...

Apocalypse UK

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The December 2016/January 2017 edition of Armada International will feature an article on the Royal Navy’s BAE Systems ‘Dreadnought’ class Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN). These new submarines will carry the British nuclear deterrent in the form of their Lockheed Martin UGM-133A Trident-D5 submarine-launched ballistic...

100 Percent Colombian

The Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia (Colombian Navy) showed for the first time at the Expodefensa defence exhibition in Colombia, November 2015, a prototype Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). Designed in collaboration with Spain’s Technical University of Madrid, the first of two 2.1 metre/m...

More Amphibians for Brazil

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The Brazilian Marines double their ship-to-shore capability with the December 2015 contract to BAE Systems for 23 AAV-7A1RAM/RS Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs). This complements the Brazilian Navy’s acquisition of the Siroco amphibious assault ship, from France in September 2015. This BAE Systems AAV-7A1RAM/RS (Reliability,...

Aegean Tensions

It was revealed that on 9 December 2015, two Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (TAF/Turkish Air Force) General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16C multi-role combat aircrafts were placed under radar lock by a Russian Navy destroyer sailing close to the Greek island of Lemnos in the Aegean Sea. The incident follows...

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