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Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Ukraine - UK supplied Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC)

    Programme Background It was first reported in late September 2020 that the UK could provide eight Barzan-class fast attack craft to Ukraine. The platform has been ...

  • Trainer

    PC-21 (France)

    Programme  Background The French Air and Space Force has chosen Dassault Aviation and Babcock to provide between nine and 13 Pilatus PC-21 aircraft for Phase ...

  • Frigates

    Inspiration Class (Type 31)

    Development The Inspiration-class (Type 31) frigate programme for the UK Royal Navy (RN) emerged during the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 when the MoD ...

  • Patrol boats

    Second-hand patrol boats (Ireland)

    Programme Background The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced on 14 March that it was selling two decommissioned 340t Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) to Ireland. As ...

  • Military helicopters - light/training

    Future Aircrew Training Program (Helicopter Procurement) - Canada

    The new procurement will result in one contract covering all the requirements, including maintenance and infrastructure services. Training services are currently provided through two separate ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    Project Land 2097 Phase 4 - Australia

    According to the RfI, under Project Land 2097 Phase 4, the selected helicopter must comprise a commercial or military off-the-shelf solution that is already in ...

  • Frigates

    Arrowhead 140 Frigate Acquisition [Indonesia]

    Programme Background Requirements Indonesia’s policy of Minimum Essential Force (MEF) seeks to create an armed force capable of defending the nation. The navy has thus ...

  • Aircraft carriers

    Queen Elizabeth Class

    The contract to begin the construction of the first ship was awarded in 2008, ten years after the programme was announced in the 1998 SDR. ...

  • Frigates

    Type 32 [UK]

    Programme Background Requirements The UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, has said work on the new programme will not begin until the mid-2020s. ...

  • Frigates

    Miecznik (Swordfish) Programme [Poland]

    Programme Background Polish Armament Group is a consortium that was tasked with the development of the Miecnik class coastal defence vessels for the Polish Navy. ...

  • Frigates

    Ukraine Future Frigate Capability

    Programme BackgroundUkraine currently operates just one ageing Russian Krivak-class frigate which first entered service with the Russian Navy in 1993 before being transferred to Ukraine ...

  • OPVs

    Multi-Role Vessel [Ireland]

    Programme Background Requirements As part of the Equipment Development Plan (EDP), the Irish Naval Service is looking to acquire a Multi-Role Vessel (MRV) to replace LÉ ...

  • Frigates

    Greek Stop-Gap Frigate Procurement

    Programme Background The Hellenic Navy is acquiring up to four new Frigates. This major equipment programme is the most discussed equipment issue on the Greek ...

  • Corvettes

    Corvettes Procurement Programme (1-3) [Greece]

    Programme Background Requirements Greece is looking to procure a new class of corvettes to replace part of the ageing Elli-class frigates. As the country is ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Canadian Patrol Submarine Project (CPSP) [Canada]

    Programme Background Requirements The Royal Canadian Navy currently operates four second-hand Victoria-class SSK. They were purchased from the UK in the late 1990s and re-commissioned ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Frigates

    Inspiration Class (Type 31)

    The Inspiration-class (Type 31) is a general-purpose frigate being procured by the UK RN to replace its Type 23 Duke-class frigates. The new frigates will ...

  • Trainer

    TB 30 Epsilon

    The Socata TB 30 Epsilon is a light truboprop trainer aircraft. The first aircraft flew in 1979 and entered service in 1983. It is in ...

  • Air: fixed-wing flight simulators

    UK MFTS

    The Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme, is a private finance initiative involving the MoD and Ascent, a JV of Lockheed Martin and Babcock, which was ...

  • Major networking projects

    Project Marshall

    The Joint Military Air Traffic Services project was initiated by the UK MoD in November 2005 to identify and evaluate options for the future delivery ...

  • Frigates

    Miecznik frigates (Arrowhead 140)

    The Miecznik frigates are based on the Babcock Arrowhead 140 design, already selected by the Royal Navy and the Indonesian Navy. Three ships have been ordered ...

  • Air: transport/tanker simulators

    A330 Voyager MRTT Training Services

    Through AirTanker Services, a JV between Thales, Airbus Group, Cobham, Rolls-Royce and Babcock, Thales provides and maintains training services for the RAF’s Future Strategic Tanker ...

  • Trainer

    PC-21

    Pilatus began the development of the PC-21 single-turboprop low-wing swept monoplane advanced trainer in 1999. The PC-21 can also be operated in the light attack ...

  • Trainer

    Phenom 100

    Phenom 100 is a very light jet originally developed for single owner-pilot operation but later gained popularity as a jet trainer aircraft. The platform first ...

  • Towed guns

    Centurion LPWS

    Raytheon developed the Centurion Land-based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS) in 2004-05 to provide a C-RAM system to protect US bases in Iraq. The heart of ...

  • Naval guns

    Bofors 40 mk4

    Bofors 40 Mk4 is a naval gun system developed and produced by BAE Systems. It was originally produced by Swedish Bofors, which was acquired by ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    SK4110

    Rohde&Schwarz; SK4110 is a high-power HF transmitter that provides beyond-line-of-sight communications with a high data rate. Notably, it has a liquid cooling system and optional ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM, Naval: Radio and SATCOM

    R&S M3SR Series4100

    Rohde & Schwarz M3SR Series4100 is a family of software-defined HF radios designed for stationary and shipborne communications. Offered in multiple configurations, they offer high-data-rate BLOS ...

  • Frigates

    Project 16 (Godavari Class)

    Project 16 (Godavari class) guided-missile frigates were designed and built for the Indian Navy as the country's first ingenuously designed and  built naval ship. The ...

  • Naval guns

    4.5" Mark 8

    The 4.5" Mark 8 is a medium calibre naval gun developed in the United Kingdom. The current 4.5" Mark 8 replaced the World War II 4.5" guns in ...

  • Frigates

    Duke Class (Type 23)

    The Type 23 Duke class frigates for the UK Royal Navy were designed as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ships to operate in the North Atlantic against ...