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International Military Magazine

Finland’s Ministry of Defence has announced that Saab is shortlisted as combat system provider and integrator for the Finnish Navy’s four new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes within the Squadron 2020 programme. Saab has not yet signed a contract or received an order relating to Squadron 2020. “The announcement by the Finnish Defence Minister firms our position as a world-class...

Ukrainian company KB Luch successfully test-fired the indigenously developed Neptune anti-ship cruise missile defense system on 5 April. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov according to him, this new mobile cruise missile system “was created by Ukrainian scientists, designers and manufacturers in record time”. “The...

Two ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Odesa, Ukraine today for a routine port visit. Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto and Spanish frigate ESPS Santa Maria arrived in Odesa after patrolling in the Black Sea with fellow SNMG2 ships for the last several days. While in Odesa, the ship captains will meet with local military and elected officials,...

The Iranian Navy for the first time on Friday used the home-made Fateh submarine and Sahand destroyer during the massive wargames in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Iran on Sunday launched its latest state-of-the-art submarine named Fateh in the Southern waters of the country in a ceremony participated by President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brigadier General...

The agreement for Mid-Life Upgradation of Preveze-Class Submarines Project, has been signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries and the STM-ASELSAN-HAVELSAN-ASFAT partnership. The signing ceremony at the SSB offices was attended by Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, President of Defence Industries; Prof. Dr. İhsan Kaya, Chairman of the Executive Board of STM; Reha Denemeç,...

At the Rybinskaya Verf shipyard (part of the Kalashnikov Group), construction of new patrol and diving modifications of the landing craft BK-16 began. Currently the orders, taking into account the built, under construction and contracted boats, is 30 units.   The BK-16 is intended for carrying out operations in sea coastal zones, straits, estuaries and on lakes,...

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and JSC NPO High Precision Systems will arrange the first demonstration within a foreign defence show of the Pantsir-ME shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system developed and produced by the Instrument Design Bureau JSC KBP named after Academician A.Shipunov. The presentations of the Pantsir-ME air-defence...

Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics signed on Sunday a contract worth €9.5 million to construct 4 vessels for the country’s ministry of Roads and Urban Development in a 15-month span. Minister of Defense Amir Hataim and Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami signed a contract today for the construction of four vessels in 15 months. Eslami...

Babcock has successfully completed the installation of a capability upgrade on the first of three Estonian Navy minehunter vessels scheduled to be undertaken at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Fife. EML Admiral Cowan – the flagship of the Estonian Navy and part of its minesweeping flotilla – underwent a five month docking period at Rosyth between July and December...

Azerbaijan’s Tufan type (oriinaly name Saar OPV-62) border guard ship S-206 has been set afloat in the Caspian Sea. The statement said that strengthening the service and combat capabilities of the Coast Guard of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service (SBS), which performs important tasks of ensuring border security in the Caspian Sea, organizing reliable protection of the...