Former U.S. Cutter Morgenthau Transferred to Vietnamese Coast Guard

The former high endurance cutter Morgenthau was originally commissioned in 1969 and was decommissioned in mid-April ahead of the planned transfer. The transfer comes as tensions in the South China Sea continue to simmer between China and its neighbors. Vietnam’s inability to control access to its own exclusive economic zone was put in stark relief…

Special Report : Finland; Preparing for change…

Finland is gearing up for the massive defence procurement which is including army, navy and air force platforms and supportive auxillary combat systems. It is said that this procurement programme is worth several billion euros. And this is a major-step change for a nation after it has been allocated an average of just %1.54 of…

TCG Alemdar Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MOSHIP), Turkey

TCG Alemdar Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MOSHIP) entered service with the Turkish Naval Forces Command in January 2017. It was designed by Turkish company SEFT based on the SNR-MOSHIP, and was built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The ship is intended for a number of surface and underwater missions, such as search and rescue…

Saudi Arabia Set for $6B Lockheed Martin Frigate Deal

Saudi Arabia is set to pull the trigger on a $6-billion deal to purchase four Lockheed Martin-built frigates based on the company’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship The purchase of the four frigates for the Royal Saudi Navy is set to be the centerpiece of a refresh of the country’s Eastern Fleet as part of the…

F-35 experience….

F-35 Lightning II video used at trade and air shows around the world to give viewers the F-35 Experience. See why stealth, battle space awareness, performance and sustainment make the F-35 the world’s only 5th generation multi-role fighter. Includes footage of the F-35 Lightning II production line.