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China targets export market with latest submarine designs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:19
Key Points Buoyed by recent successes with the Pakistan and Thai navies, Chinese naval shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has recently unveiled a slew of new submarine concepts targeted at the export market New export concepts include 200-, 600-, and 1,100-tonne diesel-electric
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Qatar signs for Eurofighters

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:14
Qatar’s extensive fighter-recapitalisation effort continued on 10 December with the announcement that the Gulf state had signed for a number of Eurofighter Typhoons. The announcement, which was made by Eurofighter consortium member and lead for the Qatari programme, BAE Systems, covers 24
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Singapore Army enhances rocket artillery capabilities

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06
Singapore Army artillery forces operating the Lockheed Martin M142 227 mm High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) have been given a boost with the fielding of a new and more capable mobile battery command post (CP) as well as the introduction of the company’s Universal Fire Control
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Canada opts out of Super Hornet buy

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:59
Boeing will not be selling a planned 18 US-made F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters to Canada, the manufacturer announced on 8 December, signalling a significant casualty in the ongoing dispute between the respective governments and their flagship aerospace industries. Rather than purchase the
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Gotland MLU programme targets mid-2018 sea trials

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:45
Key Points HSwMS Gotland and HSwMS Halland are receiving a mid-life modernisation under a SEK2.1 billion contract Both boats are receiving an additional 2 m hull section being inserted by means of a ‘cut and plug’ operation The first of two Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Type A 19
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German MoD says Luftwaffe should get more Eurofighters, not F-35s

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:35
Germany’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contradicted the country’s air force chief in declaring that the Panavia Tornado should be replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon rather than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Reuters reported on 11 December that the
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Cantiere Navale Vittoria unveils details of new Italian Navy LCMs

Jane's Defense News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:24
Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria is building four new LC23-class mechanised landing craft (LCMs) for the Italian Navy. The four craft, designed to equip the service’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD), are being built under a contract awarded by Fincantieri in the first quarter of
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