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Second Watercat M18 enters service with Finnish forces

Delivery ceremony of the third Watercat M18 AMC landing craft, U-703, was held on 25th of May, 2015 at Teijo, Finland; hosted by Project Manager Jouni Hirvenkivi and Niko Haro, CEO of Marine Alutech....
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Ukrainian Navy Ka-27 Conducts Flight Ops with USS Ross

Ukrainian navy Helix 05 conducts flight operations aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) during an underway exercise June 2, 2015. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in...

Russian Ministry of Defense handed over the first hovercraft «Pardus»

«Central Design Bureau" Neptune »(St. Petersburg) reported that May 26, 2015 has passed the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the first in a series of hovercraft project «Pardus». Housing hovercraft "Pardus" completely made of...

North Korea deploys new generation of fast warships

North Korea has deployed a new generation of high-speed, radar-evading warship designed to infiltrate special forces into South Korean territory. The Very Slender Vessel sits low in the water and is designed to pierce...

Vietnamese Navy looks at ASW/MP helicopters

Vietnamese Navy has a requirement for ship based anti-submarine and maritime patrol helicopters, also armed for anti ship missions. Candidates include French AS565, UK/Italy AW159, Russian Ka-28.

A new China Army Landing Ship Medium (LSM) undergo sea trials

A newbuilt ship of an entirely new type for the PLA Ground Forces is currently running sea trials in the Sea of Bohai. It was launched at the Army’s Songliao Shipard at Dalian in...

Asia Navies Introduced to the «Tank Boat»

Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin and turret manufacturer CMI Defence are working on an innovative craft aimed at the riverine and amphibious assault market. Dubbed the X18 Tank Boat, the design essentially wraps a boat around...

Russia could bring back Mi-14

The Russian Navy has reportedly expressed interest in resurrecting the once-feared nuclear-capable Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter. In the 1990s, Washington insisted on their decommissioning, along with strategic bombers and ballistic missiles. Following the news two weeks...