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Singapore’s frigates to get more bite

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN’s) principal surface warfare fleet of six Formidable-class frigates is set to receive mid-life upgrades after fifteen years of...
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...
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Japan’s new multirole frigate hits the water

Japan’s Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding (MES) has launched the first of a planned fleet of 22 multi-mission frigates for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The...
BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) frigate

Philippine Navy’s newest frigate sports Hensoldt UK radar suite

Hensoldt UK announced on 6 August the successful delivery of a complete radar suite for the Philippine Navy’s newest surface warfare combatant, BRP Jose...
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Philippine Navy’s newest frigate heads home

The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), commenced its journey home from South Korea on 18 May, navy chief Vice Admiral...
RAN-Autonomous-Warrior

Unmanned Tranformation

"Autonomous Warrior" drive RAN to boost unmanned system roles in sea control, situational awareness. Royal Australian Navy Task Group-based operations The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is...
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Frigates Stepping-Up

Modern frigates are now being equipped with greater capacity to deliver ‘high end’ force protection. Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group (CSG) The inaugural deployment in...
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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes...

Strength on the surface

Naval orders-of-battle are on the rise in the Asia-Pacific. Mounting tensions over territory, resources and state-on-state rivalries at sea are prompting Asia-Pacific navies to...

Thailand’s expanding Military capability advances Modernisation Programme

Thailand has one of Southeast Asia’s highest levels of defence spending, and earlier this year the country’s ‘Modernisation Plan: Vision 2026’ was announced by...

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