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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Light attack, Trainer

    A-29 Nigeria

    Earlier on 3 August 2017, the US State Department announced that it has approved a possible FMS of 12 A-29 Super Tucanos to Nigeria for ...

  • OPVs

    Viana do Castelo-class (Batch II - NPO3S) [Portugal]

    Programme Background Requirements The Viana do Castelo class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) are used for maritime patrol and surveillance, fisheries protection, SAR, anti-drug and anti-arms trafficking, illegal ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Navio Polivalente Logistico (NAVPOL) (Portugal)

    Programme Background Requirements The NAVPOL is expected to feature a flexible and modular LPD design capable of amphibious operations and HADR tasks. Timeline The plans for ...

  • OPVs

    Additional OPVs (2-3) [Philippines]

    Programme Background The Philippine Coast Guard has set its sights on having a fleet of five new OPVs in its quest to sustain monitoring of ...

  • Landing craft and hovercraft

    Manoeuvrable Boats [Japan]

    Programme Background Requirements According to the 2022 Defence Buildup Programme, Japan will procure new manoeuvrable boats for the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The boats ...

  • Maritime patrol

    Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Singapore)

    Programme Background Deployed from Changi West airbase, and jointly operated by the RSAF and Republic of Singapore Navy, the ageing Fokker 50 fleet is primarily ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Anka-S (Nigeria)

    Programme Background Domestic Production Possibility As reported by TurDef, a defence news outlet focussing on Turkey, in March 2023, İsmail Yusuf Abba, Nigeria's ambassador to Ankara, stated at ...

  • Frigates

    Daegu Class (FFX Batch II) [South Korea]

    Programme Background The Incheon and Daegu classes are part of a re-capitalisation effort to replace the older Pohang-class corvettes and Ulsan-class frigates with a new FFX class ...

  • Submarines nuclear, ballistic missile

    Type 096

    Programme Background The Type 096 SSBNs are expected to operate alongside the PLANs Type 094 Jin-class submarines which entered service between 2007 and 2020. These ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    LAV Replacement (Japan)

    Programme Background The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) received 1,937 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) from Komatsu between 2001 and ...

  • Amphibious assault ships

    Plataforma Naval Multifuncional [Portugal]

    Programme Background Requirements In June 2022, the Portuguese Navy released the concept of a multifunctional called Plataforma Naval Multifuncional (PNM). The programme will be carried out using ...

  • Military helicopters - attack

    Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) [USA]

    Programme Background Requirement In 2018, the US Army initiated the FARA project to develop a replacement for Army attack and scout helicopters, such as the OH-58D Kiowa and AH-64 ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - tactical

    Système de Drone Aérien pour la Marine (SDAM) [France]

    Programme Background Requirement The requirement for the SDAM programme is a rotary-wing VTOL-capable UAV with a modular configuration capable of hosting a range of payloads. ...

  • Submarines: nuclear, attack

    AUKUS-SSNs [Australia]

    Programme Background AUKUS Australia announced on 16 September 2021 that the contract with Naval Group signed in 2016 had been cancelled. Although not a surprising ...

  • Submarines: nuclear, attack

    AUKUS-SSNs/SSN(R) Astute Replacement Programme [UK]

    Programme Background Requirements The UK MoD has begun the planning process to replace the seven Astute-class nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) under the SSN-Replacement (SSN(R)) programme ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • CESA

    The CESA (Centre d’Essais et de Services sur les Systèmes Autonomes) UAV test centre is a collaboration between the Bordeaux TechnoWest technopole, DSAC (Directions de ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    RF-300H

    The Falcon III RF-300H is Harris’s next-generation Falcon radio. The manpack solution was first presented at the AFCEA West conference on 21 February 2017. The ...

  • OPVs

    Kingston-class

    The Kingston-class undertakes a minehunter and coastal patrol roles with the Royal Canadian Navy. A total of 12 were built by Halifax Shipyards and commissioned ...

  • Sea: procedural training

    IMAT

    DAS supports the development and deployment of the Interactive Multisensor Analysis Training (IMAT) system for the US Navy, used at navy schoolhouse and training centres, ...

  • Fighter - electronic warfare

    Tornado ECR EW

    The Panavia Tornado Electronic Combat Reconnaissance Aircraft (ECR) is a twin-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed and manufactured jointly by the governments and industry bases of Italy, ...

  • Naval guns

    RPK-8/ RBU-6000

    RPK-8, also known as Zapad (West), is a rocket launcher system designated to provide protection against surface ships, enemy submarines and torpedoes. At the core ...

  • Tanks

    Leopard 1

    The Leopard 1 was developed from 1956-65 to meet the requirement of the West Germany Army for a new MBT to replace the US-supplied M47s ...

  • Submachine guns

    MP5

    The MP5 is one of the most prolific 9mm SMGs in production, with more than 100 variants developed to meet the requirements of military, paramilitary ...

  • Air: helicopter flight simulators

    UH-60 Black Hawk Training Devices

    FlightSafety offers UH-60A/L pilot training on their Black Hawk Level D simulator at West Palm Beach, Florida. The UH-60A/L pilot training features the company’s exclusive ...

  • Patrol boats

    RPB 33

    The RPB 33 offshore patrol boat from France's Raidco Marine is designed for the use of naval forces to enhance maritime surveillance capabilities. This new ...

  • Land: fire control systems

    Fieldguard

    Fieldguard is an active all-weather fire control system used to improve the accuracy of field artillery and multiple rocket launchers. Originally developed by Oerlikon Contraves ...

  • Helicopter engines

    T58

    The T58 is a US turboshaft helicopter engine. Development commenced with a 1953 USN requirement for a helicopter turboshaft to weigh under 180kg while delivering ...

  • OPVs

    OPV 190 MKII

    The OCEA OPV 190 MKII is descended from the OCEA OPVs range. This multipurpose vessel is designed for law enforcement and surveillance operations, anti-smuggling and illegal ...

  • OPVs

    Viana do Castelo Class

    The Viana do Castelo class currently consists of four OPVs in service with the Portuguese Navy. The vessels entered service between 2011 and 2019, while ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Santa Cruz (TR 1700) Class

    The Santa Cruz-class diesel-electric submarines were built for the Argentine Navy by Thyssen Nordseewerke. Six submarines based on the TR 1700 type were planned for ...