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Australia eyes new frigates under ambitious new shipbuilding plan

East Asian frigates have been identified by the Australian government to be considered as possible general-purpose designs to replace the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)’s...
The China Coast Guard

Has the China Coast Guard Reached Its Limit?

It appears that the China Coast Guard could have reached its limit in terms of size and utility. Within the space of a decade the...

Japan’s MHI launches eighth Mogami-class frigate

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the eighth Mogami-class guided-missile frigate on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 14...

Major contract for Rheinmetall: Australian Navy orders MASS ship protection systems...

Rheinmetall has won an important order in the maritime protection systems domain. The Royal Australian Navy and the Commonwealth of Australia have ordered the...

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...
Kumano -- JMSDF

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...
Philippines-Navy-Frigate

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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