RUAG signs sustainment contract with the Netherlands Coastguard

RUAG Aviation, the OEM of the Dornier 228, has renewed an aircraft sustainment contract with the Netherlands Coastguard. The agreement comprises full maintenance services for two Dornier 228-212 special mission aircraft. Signed at the Netherlands Coastguard station, Schiphol-Oost, on 20 December 2017, the contract...

Dangers of the Deep

Double Eagle Mk.II/III ROV family
Easy to deploy and cheap to acquire, maritime mines and underwater explosives pose a real threat to navies and commercial shipping by reducing freedom of movement in shallow waters and strategic choke points. The capability to detect, locate, classify and neutralise these weapons remains...

Moby Dick or Red October?

Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders
In the long history of human seafaring, our species has found ways of harnessing the energy from the environment and eking out meagre on-board stores to achieve increasingly amazing feats of endurance, sometimes with tragic costs. For most of that time the vital seafaring technology...

Mexican Navy Receives Final Pair of AS565 MBe Panther Helicopters

Airbus announced the delivery of the final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to the Mexican Navy on 6 December 2017. These are the last of an order for ten of the helicopters placed in 2014, with four AS565s previously delivered in 2016 and six...

SEA to showcase Decksim Technology to International Navies

Cohort company SEA has been invited to outline the latest developments in portable training options for Flight Deck Officers (FDOs) at a meeting of the Maritime International Training Support Group (MITSG), to be held as a precursor to the I/ITSEC exhibition in Florida at...

Over The Ocean

S-100
While they are primarily used by air forces, with armies, following closely behind, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming an asset that naval forces are increasingly interested in operating, although the introduction of them comes with a number of challenges. The ultimate aim for naval...

Full Steam Ahead!

‘Formidable’ class frigate
Fast Attack Craft (FAC) can represent a cost effective solution, to both coastal and littoral defence requirements, and less intensive, maritime policing, needs. This article gives an analysis of the latest developments in the FAC domain. Demand for FAC is particularly noticeable in the Asia-Pacific...

Water, Water Everywhere

‘Scorpene’ class submarines
Covert, deniable, versatile, and packing an ever bigger punch, modern submarines are the weapons platforms of choice for those navies which can afford them. It is not surprising, therefore, that both new build, and upgrade, submarine programmes are proliferating worldwide. Since the end of the...

BAE Systems Shows its ACV Adaptability

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Adaptability to provide mission variants is an important capability in a combat vehicle.   BAE Systems demonstrated this in its Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1 display at Modern Day Marine show held 19-21 September. Although the US Marine Corps candidates are still undergoing testing the company took the...

Rafael’s Typhoon Mk30c unveiled

Typhoon-30-mm-Rafael
The Rafael Typhoon Mk30c is the latest version of this enduring stabilised, small caliber naval gun. There are two rapidly developing threats to naval vessels at sea, according to Doron L. , marketing and business development manager at Rafael's naval systems directorate. “We enhanced it by...

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