Taiwan-IDS

Taiwanese submarine development programme reaches key milestone

Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation has reportedly laid the keel of first indigenous diesel-electric submarine (SSK) under construction for the Republic of China Navy (RoCN)...

Philippine Navy completes first operational test of Spike ER missile

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Western Mindanao command has successfully tested its Rafael Spike ER anti-armour guided missile during at-sea exercises near Salkulakit Island...

Japan launches second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), Hakugei (SS 514), ordered for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...
Safe-boats

SAFE Boats Announces Record Bookings in Q3 of 2021

SAFE Boats International is proud to announce record bookings in Q3 that total over $105 million (USD). In September SAFE Boats was awarded a...
BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) frigate

Philippine Navy frigates receive air defence missiles

The Philippine Navy has received an undisclosed number of MBDA Mistral 3 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) to arm its two new 2,600 tonne Jose Rizal-class...
RAN-S70B2-MH60R

Regional success for MH-60R naval helicopter continues to build

Developments for Asian operators of the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multirole naval helicopter have moved in recent months, with notable updates from Australia, India, and...
Hunter class (BAE Systems)

Protecting the Hunters

The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with its acquisition of new frigates. What electronic warfare capabilities might protect these new ships? The Royal Australian...

Japan confirms fixed-wing STOVL aircraft capability aboard JS Izumo

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has confirmed the ability of its Izumo-class multipurpose destroyer to support launch and recovery operations of the short...
Blue Spear - Proteus Advanced Systems

Israel-Singapore missile JV secures Estonia as launch customer for Blue Spear

Proteus Advanced Systems, a joint venture (JV) between Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Singapore’s ST Engineering Land Systems, has secured a contract with the...
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...

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