AFP
  • Russia’s New Sea Tanker to Enter Service
    Russia’s New Sea Tanker to Enter Service January 17 2020
    Russia’s new sea tanker Academician Pashin will join the Northern Fleet’s logistics and rear support forces in late January, the Northern Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday. "On January 21, a solemn ceremony of hoisting the flag of the Navy’s auxiliary fleet will take place aboard the new sea tanker Academician Pashin at the Northern Fleet’s main base of Severomorsk. This day will become the date of officially accepting the vessel for servic...
  • Modernised M80AB1 Unveiled
    Modernised M80AB1 Unveiled January 9 2020
    Important milestone passed for modernisation project of BVP M80 platforms, whixh are developed during the Cold War and active since the late 1970s. Serbia introduced the first modernised prototype. The firepower of the platform, which renamed as M80AB1 after modernisation studies, was increased by a one-man turret. System is equipped with a 30 mm main weapon. It was seen that the platforms which increased the situational awareness with the new generation electro-optics were equ...
  • Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA
    Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA December 29 2019
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received on 18 December 2019, an offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) from French shipbuilder OCEA. The ship will arrive in the Philippines by February 2020. The ship is based from OCEA's OPV-270 design and with a length of almost 84 meters, the largest monohull patrol boat in the world made of aluminium, and is expected to be the PCG's newest flagship and largest patrol vessel. The ship will host 40 offic...
  • Electric Submarine to Enter Russia's Inventory
    Electric Submarine to Enter Russia's Inventory November 7 2019
    Russia-based Admiralty Shipyard, a subsidiary of United Shipbuilding Corporation, laid two new Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet. Ships called Ufa and Magadan are being built under a contract for six submarines for the Pacific Fleet signed with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in September 2016. Following the agreement, the first platform, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was laid down in 2017 and is scheduled to be delivered to the Russian Navy on Novemb...
  • Modernization Process Ended
    Modernization Process Ended November 5 2019
    Within the scope of the CSR 1 Program of the Republic of Korea, Type 209 submarines developed by the German HDW Shipyard were put into service. South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) handed over Chang Bogo (Type 209/1200)-class submarine Lee Eok Gi to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) on 31 October after completing an upgrade The Korean Ministry of National Defence announced on November 1 that the 57-meter-long electric-diesel submarine...
  • Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM
    Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM October 15 2019
    Signatures were signed for the fifth ship of the MİLGEM program of the Turkish Naval Forces and the first ship of class I. The fourth ship of the ADA class submarine defence warfare corvettes was signed on September 29th with the delivery ceremony of TCG Kınalıada. In the design of the fifth ship class, I air defence frigate, Defence Technologies Engineering Inc. (STM) will serve. The company had previously installed the design of four Ada classes. The ships were built under the command of th...
  • Kozak 2M is Different from Predecessor
    Kozak 2M is Different from Predecessor October 11 2019
    During the 16th Arms and Security Exhibition held in Kyiv, Practica exhibited its unique solutions as well as modernization projects. Practica's Kozak 2M MRAP took part in the company booth. Unlike to its predecessor, Kozak 2M has monocoque body and has a V-type underbelly structure and independent suspension system. It is powered by a 280 HP Iveco diesel engine. The platform, which is wider than Kozak MRAP, offers more balanced driving with this feature. In addition t...
  • India Receives Second Scorpène Submarine
    India Receives Second Scorpène Submarine September 21 2019
    India's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered second licence-built Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) to the Indian Navy on 19 September at a delivery ceremony in Mumbai. India has ordered six submarines under an INR230 billion (USD3.2 billion) contract signed with Naval Group (then known as DCNS) in October 2005 under India's Project 75 submarine programme. The programme's first-of-class, INS Kalvari, was commissioned in Dece...
  • New Pickup from BMC
    New Pickup from BMC September 17 2019
    BMC, an Izmir-based company, introduced its new armoured pickup vehicle at Teknofest. Produced to meet the need for internal security, the six-ton vehicle is powered by a 3800-cc diesel engine. The vehicle is manufactured armoured. BMC is preparing for mass production of the vehicle.
  • The Navy's First Electric Diesel Submarine: S26T September 16 2019
    In April 2017, the Government of Thailand approved the purchase of approximately $ 411 million worth of diesel-electric submarines from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) and Chinese shipbuilder Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd held the keel-laying ceremony for the RTN’s first S26T diesel-electric submarine. The ceremony was held in Wuchang Shipbuilding’s yard in Wuhan.  The S26T was based on the Type 039B Yuan-class s...
  • China Continues to Support Cambodia
    China Continues to Support Cambodia September 12 2019
    In order to support the Cambodian government and strengthen the friendship between the two countries, China has donated the Shaanxi Baoji Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicles to the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA). The armoured vehicles can be armed with the heavy machine gun, or an automatic grenade launcher, and can carry a crew of 2 and up to 9 passengers. The Tiger is powered by a Cummins diesel engine. Relations between Cambodia and China gained momentum after the two countries establi...
  • Russia’s "Black Hole" at Tests
    Russia’s "Black Hole" at Tests August 21 2019
    Russian newest diesel-electric submarine Project 636.3 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Kilo-class submarine B-274) arrived at Baltic Sea for Trials. Built for Russia's Pacific Fleet, the submarine began sea tests.  “During the shipbuilders’ sea trials, some of the submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky’s shipboard systems will be checked, including communications and hydro-acoustics,” Navy Spokesman said. Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexei Krivor...
  • USS Oakland Slid Into the Water
    USS Oakland Slid Into the Water July 22 2019
    The U.S. Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland slid into the waters in Alabama. The new build is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. With a displacement of 3,200 tons, LCS 24 has a length of 127.4 meters and can reach a speed of 40+ knots...
  • Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing
    Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing July 22 2019
    Turkey's first new-generation electric 4x4 armoured vehicle Akrep IIe began challenging road and off-road mobility test. Akrep II designed by Otokar as an armoured reconnaissance and weapon platform, the first vehicle of the armoured vehicle family, Akrep IIe. The platform can be equipped with alternative power plants (electric, diesel and hybrid). The AKREP IIe is a technology demonstrator, which is equipped with an innovative electric-based power and propulsion solution that consists of...
  • First Diesel-Electric Submarine on Trial
    First Diesel-Electric Submarine on Trial June 22 2019
      Republic of Korea has begun sea trials for its first KSS-3 diesel-electric submarine. The vessel, Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, began the trials during the week of 10 June, and these involved mainly tests of the vessel's propulsion systems and steering equipment.  The submarine Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, which is the first of three KSS-3 submarines ordered for the Republic of Korea Navy, has an overall length of 83.5 m, an overall beam of 7.7 m, and a hull draught of 7.62 m...
  • France Wins €750M Order from Abu Dhabi
    France Wins €750M Order from Abu Dhabi June 7 2019
    Abu Dhabi has ordered two Gowind corvettes worth €750 million from Naval Group, La Tribune reported quoting unidentified sources who confirm an initial report in the ‘Intelligence Online’ newsletter. The contract, reportedly signed on March 25, may however be blocked by Germany which has decreed an embargo on weapon deliveries to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as the two ships are to be powered by diesel engines produced by Germany’s MTU.
  • Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched
    Italy’s LHD “Trieste” is Launched May 27 2019
    The launching ceremony of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) “Trieste” took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious is capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defence, approved by the Italian...
  • Unmanned Amphibious Vehicle Advances
    Unmanned Amphibious Vehicle Advances April 17 2019
    Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry, a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Company, delivered the hull which built for the amphibious unmanned combat vehicle. The platform, built in the premises of the company headquartered in Wuhan, was introduced at Air Show China 2018, held in November 2018. The platform, which is planned to move in water with two water jets, is 13.5 meters long and 4.14 meters wide. Trimaran body of the vehicle has 0.55 metres draught and has displacement of 14.7 tons. Hy...
  • Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer
    Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer March 31 2019
    The Brazilian Navy (MB), announced that the final proposal of the "Águas Azuis" Consortium, dated March 8 of 2019, was selected as the best offer for the construction project of the "Tamandaré" Class Corvettes. The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defence & Security and Atech, was selected as preferred bidder by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four naval ships in the Tamandaré Corve...
  • STM to Upgrade Pakistan’s Second Agosta 90B
    STM to Upgrade Pakistan’s Second Agosta 90B March 9 2019
    Turkish state-owned defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) announced from its official twitter account that it has won a contract for the mid-life upgrade of the second of three Agosta 90B-class (aka Khalid-class) diesel-electric attack submarines equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. The twitter reads, “Capabilities of Pakistan Agosta90B Submarines enhanced by the main contractor STM throu...
  • Vehicle Donation to Mali
    Vehicle Donation to Mali January 2 2019
    The Qatar Ministry of Defence announced that Qatar has donated an armoured vehicle to Mali. A total of 24 Storm armoured personnel carriers were delivered to Mali for support to security operations. According to the statement, the vehicles were transported to Mali with the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. Developed through the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 series vehicle chassis, Storm is driven by a 195 horsepower 4.5 liter V8 turbo diesel engine. Vehicle’s armour can resist...
  • Brazil to Join Nuclear-Powered Submarine Club
    Brazil to Join Nuclear-Powered Submarine Club December 15 2018
    Brazil launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a $8.9 billion program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine. The 1,700-ton submarine "Riachuelo", built by the submarine development program (PROSUB). İs lowered into the sea at a Rio de Janeiro naval base The submarines being built by the Brazilian Navy in partnership with France’s defence company Naval Group, are a modified version of the Sco...
  • Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 Logistics Support Vehicle Has Completed The Factory Tests
    Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 Logistics Support Vehicle Has Completed The Factory Tests September 25 2018
    South Africa-based OTT Technologies announced that a significant milestone has been left behind. Puma M36 Mk 6A 6x6 logistics support vehicle developed by the company has completed the factory tests. The Puma M36 Mk 6A has a two-men armoured cabin. Thanks to the V-shaped body, the vehicle provides protection against explosions. The platform, which can be configured as right or left-hand drive according to user preference, is built on the Mercedes-Benz Zetros chassis. With the shock ...
  • Tests are Started for Modernised BTR
    Tests are Started for Modernised BTR September 19 2018
    Ukrainian Company CDET LLC has announced that the modernised BTR-60MK armoured personnel carrier has begun tests. The platform, which is quite outdated for modern battlefields, has been modernised according to today's requirements. In the scope of modernization, the petrol engines, of the vehicle were replaced by diesel engines. This improves the performance and safety of the vehicle. The BTR-60MKs are equipped with advanced hatch system, better optics and navigation system...
  • Republic of Korea Launches 3,000-Ton Homegrown Submarine September 15 2018
    Republic of Korea (ROK) held a launching ceremony for a 3,000-ton indigenous submarine. The ceremony for the diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine, took place at the Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. on the southern island of Geoje. The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is the Navy's first mid-class submarine. While the country's existing 1,200-ton and 1,800-ton submarines were built with technological assistance from German defence fi...
  • Hyundai Starts Building New Zealand’s Naval Fleet Tanker
    Hyundai Starts Building New Zealand’s Naval Fleet Tanker August 16 2018
    Korean Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid down a 173 m the fleet tanker on order for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) on 13 August at HHI’s facilities in Ulsan. New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced the ceremony from official social publishing platform. The tanker was acquired under a USD323 million contract announced in 2016. Aotearoa will displace 24,000 tonnes with an overall length of 166 m, an overall beam of 24.5 m, and a design draught of 8.5 m &n...
  • Ukraine to Unveil New Weapon
    Ukraine to Unveil New Weapon August 10 2018
    Ukraine has announced the development of a 155 mm truck-mounted howitzer. The system, called Bogdana, was integrated on the KrAZ 6x6 truck. Platform developed the Ukraine based AutoKrAZ company. Bogdana 6x6, equipped with a modern ballistic computer-controlled fire control system, has a welded steel armored cabin. There are also screens behind the vehicle for the use of the crew during shooting. The new artillery system is planned to has 780 meters minimum and 40...
  • Belarussian Vehicles at Africa
    Belarussian Vehicles at Africa August 8 2018
    The Côte d'Ivoire gendarmerie exhibited its new vehicles. Cayman 4x4 vehicles which procured from Belarus has unveiled at the military parade on August 7th in honor of Independence Day, is the first known export customer of Cayman vehicles. Announced vehicles for service in May 2017 were developed for reconnaissance, escort and patrol missions and were manufactured at the 140th Repair Plant in Borisov, Belarus. Caymans, which are heavily modernized versions of th...
  • Urgent Procurement of Brazil
    Urgent Procurement of Brazil August 6 2018
    Federal Intervention Office (GIF) of Brazil to procure LMV tactical wheeled vehicles from Italy. It is reported that 16 vehicles will be purchased through direct purchasing without a tender with the approval of the Brazilian Court of Auditors. The reason for this is announced as the high need, the vehicles must be in inventory at the end of October. As a result of the negotiations, it is reported that a total of US $ 4.4 million will be paid for 16 vehicles. It is also clear th...
  • Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar
    Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar August 4 2018
    The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition programme, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs, and the Italian Minister of Defence attended to the ceremony. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, of wh...
  • Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army
    Made in India Tank Engines V-46-6 And V92S2 Are Handed Over To Indian Army July 30 2018
    Two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines V-46-6 and V92S2 were handed over to Indian Army for first time under Make in India. These engines are based on Russian design. V92S2, is high power diesel engine with 1000 HP capacity and it is fitted in T-90 Battle Tank (Bhisma Tank). V46-6 is also high-power diesel engines with 780 HP and it is fitted in T-72 Main Battle Tank (Ajeya Tank). Both are manufactured by Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), a unit of Ordnance Factory ...
  • Last Dutch Boxer Produced
    Last Dutch Boxer Produced July 25 2018
    The last Boxer produced for the Netherlands put out from production line. Vehicles manufactured in Rheinmetall MAN Military's Netherlands production line and these vehicles were ordered in 2013. It was announced that it was the last Boxer which is coming out of the production line is cargo variant. The first Boxer produced on this line was the driver training vehicle and entered service in 2014. Boxer vehicles, made of hardened steel and providing high protection ...
  • Nuclear Study at Latin America
    Nuclear Study at Latin America July 7 2018
    Argentina has acted on the submarine. The Ministry of Defence considers after the loss in November 2017 ARA San Juan, a TR 1700 class diesel-electric submarine, to continue construction work of ARA Santa Fe. According to the information given to the Argentine Congress, studies continue to build a nuclear variant of Santa Fe. ARA San Juan constructed in the the 1980 and she was the core of the Argentine submarine power during ARA Santa Cruz's ongoing moderniza...
  • VAB Mk3 to Continue
    VAB Mk3 to Continue July 7 2018
    Arquus (formerly Renault Truck Defence) announced that the production of the Mk3 6x6, VAB (Vehicule de l'Avant Blindé) will continue. It is also stated that new variants will be developed in line with the needs of potential export customers. The latest version of the VAB 6x6 Mk3 is an armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle equipped with advanced cameras, laser rangefinders and electronics on an moving mast. Vehicle can be equipped Arquus Lite 7,62-millimeter ...
  • MILGEM Record in Exports
    MILGEM Record in Exports July 5 2018
    Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli gave a good news of the MILGEM's in a press release. MILGEM Class corvettes were exported to Pakistan. Under the agreement inked today, Pakistan will supply four ships. Two of the vessels will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command, and two will be built in Karachi, Pakistan. All responsibility for construction work will be in the hand of Turkish Ministry of National Defence. The amount of the deal has not been announced, but it is said tha...
  • VECTOR Made Debut
    VECTOR Made Debut July 2 2018
    The VECTOR (Versatile Expeditionary, Commando Tactical Off Road) 4x4 vehicles, recently received by the Special Forces of the Netherlands, has seen for the first time at the parade, which was held for Veterans Day. The Nehterlands-based Defenture company has developed its vehicles with the name AATV (Air Transportable Combat Vehicle), keeping the lightness and cross country capability in the forefront. VECTOR, is a specialized version of the AATV for the Net...
  • Amphibious Power Increases in the Far East
    Amphibious Power Increases in the Far East June 27 2018
    Taiwan has signed an agreement with BAE Systems amount of US $ 83.6 million. Under the agreement announced by the US Department of Defense, 30 AAVP7A1 amphibious assault vehicles, four AAVC7A1 command control vehicles and two AAVR7A1 armored recovery vehicles will be supplied. Taiwan will also receive the necessary technical support, training, materials and engineering support from BAE as well as vehicles. All of the vehicles will be delivered in July 2020. These vehicles,...
  • Arquus launched its Scarabée light tactical vehicle
    Arquus launched its Scarabée light tactical vehicle June 16 2018
    Arquus (former Renault Trucks Defence) unveiled the Scarabée: the company’s latest light tactical vehicle. The Scarabée features a monocoque composite armour body with the diesel-engine-based hybrid drive package located at the rear of the vehicle in order to achieve an operational weight of about 8,000 kg, . The cockpit is fully digitised, plug and play, and will feature full connectivity with all other components of the French Army’s ongoing Scorpion modernisa...
  • Altay power pack is signed
    Altay power pack is signed June 15 2018
      Altay Main Battle tank power group aggremeent is signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) and BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş..BMC will design 1500 horsepower diesel engine, transmission, cooling packet and sub systems. BMC will also manage test center where test and qualification works will be carried out. All IP rights will belong to SSM.
  • Russia’s T-80BVM ‘Jet Tanks’ Get “Arctic” Upgrades
    Russia’s T-80BVM ‘Jet Tanks’ Get “Arctic” Upgrades June 9 2018
    The Russian Defence Ministry announced that new T-80BVM tanks are now being transported to Arctic military units. A source speaking to Izvestiya newspaper said that the 80th Motor Rifle Brigade will be completely stocked with the new machines, followed by the 200th Brigade. The T-80 in their newest BVM modification is equipped with upgraded gas-turbine engines that can start at temperatures as low as —40 degrees Celsius and be ready for action in only minutes. These gas-turbin...