Apocalypse UK

SSBN
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

Brazilian-AAV
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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