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Optronic Mast System

Optronic mast destined for RAN’s Collins-class submarines

French defence company Safran has been selected to provide a search optronic mast for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Collins-class submarine life of type...
The Sentinel 1100

Sentinel’s new 1100 fast boat set to contend Australia’s RHIB replacement

Tasmania-based PFG Group has unveiled a new variant of its Sentinel series of fast boats, the Sentinel 1100, at the Indo-Pacific exhibition in Sydney. This...
ViDAR Surface

Passive ViDAR searches through the clutter

Sentient Vision Systems has unveiled a new Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) Surface system for surface vessels at the Indo-Pacific 2022 exhibition. Utilising its Artificial...
Elbit RWS

Remote Fire Control

Remote weapons are increasing in calibre as the ability to link them with a greater range of sensors and systems increases. Naval remote weapon stations...
sea trials Al Jubail

Gulf Naval Recapitalisation

Gulf states have been investing defence budgets in to recapitalise naval power as well as indigenous shipyards. Disputes in the Gulf and wider Middle East...
HMS Audacious

Australia’s Nuke Sub Gamble

With the selection made to go nuclear, the next question is from where, and which type? Is this the wrong time for a long...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...
amphibious forces

Amphibious Forces

Amphibious warfare has existed as a pillar of western military strategy since World War II, particularly after the experience of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Wärtsilä 31 engine

Marine Engine Power – Not Just About Knots

Navies not only want more engine power, there are also coming under increasing pressure to become environmentally conscious. The power and propulsion (P&P) systems for...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...

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