U.S. and Singaporean Sailors completed the at-sea portion of the 17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2011 Aug. 26 following six days of underway training.
28 August 2011
|ROKS Nadaeyong SS-069|
SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korean defense minister Kim Kwan-jin will head to Indonesia next month for talks that might lead to a major deal to export attack submarines to the Southeast Asian country, reports here said Thursday.
ANZAC and East Timor defence forces have come together for a successful joint military exercise in East Timor.
Label: Timor Leste
27 August 2011
|This photo shows a HDW-class U 209/1400 submarine of the Turkish Navy as it is passing through Istanbul’s Bosphorus. Turkey aims to make two U 209s for Indonesia.|
A joint group of Turkish and German companies are competing with a South Korean attempt to sell two HDW-class 209-type diesel submarines to Indonesia.
26 August 2011
|Senator Jim Webb|
The U.S. Defense Department is examining whether the country will lift restrictions on the sale of military technology to Vietnam, Senator Jim Webb said at a press conference in Hanoi today.
25 August 2011
The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted a live-firing of the Barak anti-missile missile in the South China Sea earlier today as part of the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise which the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is conducting with the United States Navy (USN).
|N-250 Gatot Kaca (Airliners.net)|
Indonesia’s only aircraft producer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) celebrated a gloomy 35th anniversary as the company that was once the pride of the nation faces continuing internal and capital problems and is expected to post further losses this year.
|Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)|
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Because of perennial budget constraints, senators are urging the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become more resourceful and creative in utilizing their current assets to augment their modernization fund.
|Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-15SG is towed to safety at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.|
A brush fire that was believed to have been started by a lightning strike on the evening of August 15 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, meant that all flying operations were halted and personnel evacuated from flight line buildings as the fire approached the base.
24 August 2011
|Eurofighter Typhoon (www.eurofighter.com)|
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Bernama) --- BAE Systems, which is eyeing Malaysia's MiG-29N replacement programme, is currently seeking responses and gathering information from local companies as well as government agencies on the requirements of the programme and the industry.
23 August 2011
|KDB Darulaman (Navaltoday)|
The Royal Brunei Armed Forces recorded another significant milestone in its history with the official acceptance of the final DARUSSALAM Class Patrol Vessels, namely KDB DARULAMAN.
Label: Brunei Darussalam
|Hawk 209 TNI AU|
BAE Systems is considering a plan to establish a local company in Indonesia providing support services to its fleets of Hawk Mk 109/209 fighter/trainers in service in the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU), the company has told Jane's .
|Gepard class frigate|
Ordered by the Vietnamese navy, the second Russia-made Gepard class frigate has arrived at the Cam Ranh port. The frigate, made by Russian factory Zelenodolsk Gorky, was brought to the port in Khanh Hoa Province on July 25 on a cargo ship, news website VietNamNet reported Sunday.
|One of the two Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk helicopters flies into the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, on August 8 prior to its sea voyage to Thailand. Sikorsky|
Two MH-60S Seahawk helicopters flew into the Port of Baltimore on August 8 headed to the Royal Thai Navy, marking the first delivery of the MH-60 to an international customer.
MANILA, Philippines – A House lawmaker pushed for the approval of a bill providing a 15-year modernization program for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security, said there is a need to immediately approve House Bill 4949 as the current AFP Modernization Act sets to expire in December this year.
The Royal Thai Army has accepted its first batch of three Enstrom 480B light turbine helicopters, to be used for training. The aircraft are the first instalment from a 2010 deal for 16 480Bs, said US-based Enstrom.
|The yard model of the 636 Kilo class submarine (www.naval-technology.com)|
Vietnam will have a submarine fleet within six years, the defence minister confirmed in reports on Thursday, as China's increasing maritime assertiveness causes regional concern.
|The Kedah Class (Meko A-100) (www.naval-technology.com)|
PORT DICKSON, July 30 (Bernama) -- The Meko 100 ship project had never been stopped and the balance of 17 ships which is optional for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will be continued depending on the nation's financial standing.
The Vietnam Marine Police has taken delivery of the first of three C212-400 it ordered from Airbus Military. The second aircraft will be delivered later this year, and the third in early 2012.
02 August 2011
|FNSS Pars 8x8/trdefence.com|
FNSS of Turkey, a joint venture between BAE Systems, Inc. and Nurol Holding of Turkey, has received and signed a $559 million letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) from DEFTECH of Malaysia for the design, development and manufacture of 257 DEFTECH AV-8 8×8 wheeled armored vehicles and Integrated Logistics Support for the Malaysian Armed Forces.