Australia shortlists five contenders for naval UAS programme

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has selected five companies for the Block One phase of Project SEA129 Phase 5, which seeks to boost...

Indonesian navy receives first locally assembled submarine

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) received its third Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) at state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL’s facility in Surabaya on 17 March. The...
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Navies Surface Interest in Unmanned Systems

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - Unmanned systems manufacturers are finding a responsive market for their products among navies in the Indo-Pacific region. The...
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BAE Systems Australia contracted for further Nulka missile decoys

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 16 March that it has contracted BAE Systems Australia for in-service support and round production of...
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India tests indigenous AIP system for Kalvari submarines

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenously developed fuel-cell based air-independent propulsion (AIP) system intended to be retrofitted to...
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Defend and Deter

Published in the November/December 2020 Issue - The air defence threat-and-response equation exists increasingly in integrated layers. Armada looks at two examples of how...
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US military asserts Indo-Pacific presence with simultaneous high-end operations

The United States demonstrated its ability to project its military power in the Indo-Pacific on 9 February, when two US Navy (USN) carrier strike...
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Japanese submarine collides with commercial ship

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) collided with a commercial ship whilst surfacing in waters off southwestern Japan on 8...
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COVID adds to Malaysian Defence Funding Problems

Published in the September/October 2020 issue - Malaysian defence acquisition, not rapid at the best of times, has been hit hard by frequent changes...
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RUAG International signs contract for the modernization of the Royal Thai...

RUAG MRO International is comprehensively modernizing Dornier 228 aircraft for the Royal Thai Navy. The upgrade includes the installation of glass cockpits and new...

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