IMDEX Show News – Terma Steps Forward With Scanter

Terma is planning to complete testing of new and upgraded naval surveillance and navigation radars by the end of this year, the company has told armadainternational.com Speaking during the IMDEX maritime defence exhibition and conference in Singapore on 16th May, the firm disclosed that it...

Smooth Seas for Swedish Subs

Hakan Buske, Saab president and chief executive officer is bullish about the export prospects for the company’s ‘A26’ class of conventional hunter-killer submarines which are currently under construction for the Marinen (Royal Swedish Navy).   Speaking during a presentation of the company’s activities at the...

Albion and the Apocalypse

Upon becoming the United Kingdom’s prime minister on 13 July Theresa May, like her predecessors, was asked to write several letters by the cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, the country’s most senior civil servant. Every prime minister since Edward Heath (1970 to 1974) has performed...

Rostec tests Ka-52k helicopters in marine conditions

Ka-52K helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed the first phase of testing in marine conditions. The machines are currently in the premises of Kamov Design Bureau where specialists finish assessing the condition of helicopters and their components after performing tasks in harsh climatic conditions. Two...

High Firing

BAE Systems showcase remote-controlled naval gun now in service with the Peruvian Navy at this year’s Sea Air Space exhibition. Current minor calibre autocannon naval guns were primarily aimed at engaging surface threats and, thus, can elevate to only around 40 degrees, which limited the...

Fire from the Sea

Investment is flowing into naval surface weaponry, notably anti-ship and land-attack missiles, plus naval gunnery, the latter of which is experiencing a renaissance as a versatile means of engaging hostile vessels and land targets. In May 2016, the US Navy completed developmental free flight testing...

Kuznetsov transits through English channel

The Russian Navy’s flag ship the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is on her way home. She passed through the English Channel on 24th January, heading back to her Kola Bay naval base in the Barents Sea. She took a similar route on 21st October 2016,...

Batteries Required

Croatian RBS-15
The Royal Swedish Navy has told armadainternational.com that reports of the force using components sourced from military museums to reconstitute its land-based coastal artillery are untrue. The force announced in early November 2016 that it was reconstituting its coastal artillery; a capability that had...

Norwegian Frigate Modernisation

Fridtjof Nansen class
Kongsberg will perform an overarching upgrade of the Combat Management Systems (CMSs) equipping the Sjøforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Navy) ‘Fridtjof Nansen’ class frigates. Following the announcement by the company in November 2016 that it would modernise the CMSs onboard these ships, Kongsberg shared details with...

Diesel offers promises of Speed

The Canadian Coast Guard expects to complete tests of its Zodiac Hurricane H753 OB Search and Rescue Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) equipped with Mercury Marine’s new diesel outboard engine in early 2017, the latter company has told armadainternational.com Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury...

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