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Dokdo-class vessels

Korean navy helicopter carrier slated for upgrades

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has awarded a ₩180.8 billion (US$136 million) contract to local shipbuilder HJ Shipbuilding and Construction (HJSC)...
US Marine Corps

Budget versus Necessity – How New, How Soon?

Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Sikorsky participated in an AMR survey to gauge their perspectives of business opportunities within the Asia-Pacific military rotorcraft market over...

JMSDF hosts multinational fleet review

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) hosted the latest iteration of its international fleet review (IFR) in the waters of Sagami Bay south of...

KAI contracted to develop Korean Marine Corps Attack Helo

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been awarded a contract to develop a multirole attack helicopter for the Republic of Korea Marine Corps (RoKMC), which...
KSS-III

Hanwha Group moves to acquire shipbuilder DSME

South Korea's Hanwha Group announced on 26 September that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), one...
KAI KF-21N naval combat aircraft

DX Korea 2022: KAI unveils KF-21N carrierborne combat aircraft development plans

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has disclosed its interest to develop a carrierborne version of its 4.5-generation KF-21 multirole combat aircraft. A model of the...

Hyundai Heavy Industries launches first KDX-III Batch 2 destroyer

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the lead ship for the second and improved batch of three Sejong Daewang (KDX-III)-class guided-missile...
KRI Nagapasa (403), the first of three new Nagapasa-class submarines of the Indonesian Navy that was commissioned in August 2017. The second Ardadedali was commissioned in April 2018 and the third Alugoro entered service in April 2021. (TNI-AL)

Submarine Status

Operating submarines can enhance the reputation of the naval force employing them, but they should be properly funded and not just for show. Conventional submarines...
Bell 505

Republic of Korea Selects Bell 505 as Its New Military Helicopter...

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The...
The Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari Class submarine

Shipyards Ring Full Speed Ahead

A steady stream of orders are keeping Asian-Pacific warship builders busy. Warship building is at ‘full steam’ at Asian shipyards, with heightened tensions in the...

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