All articles by Andrew Salerno-Garthwaite

Andrew Salerno-Garthwaite

Royal Navy’s HMS Dragon nearing 2024 fleet return after engine upgrade

HMS Dragon passed a milestone in its overhaul with the successful engine start following a Power Improvement Project.

The ‘Navy’s field glasses’: France to purchase 15 more ISR drones

The French Navy will receive 15 new mini aerial drone systems from Survey Copter, an Airbus subsidiary.

Indian Navy to commission first in class survey ship, Sandhayak

The ship is 110 metres in length, displacing 3400 tons and has a top speed in excess of 18 knots, under power from two diesel engines.

France signs UCUV framework for large underwater combat drone

Naval Group will produce a demonstrator for France’s Uncrewed Combat Underwater Vehicle, more than 10m long and weighing greater than 10 tons.

SEA to provide Torpedo Launcher System to Royal Canadian Navy

Canada has awarded a contract to SEA for its lightweight Torpedo Launcher System, capable of firing a range of Nato standard lightweight torpedoes.

India building 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for Coast Guard

India has signed a contract for 14 Fast Patrol Vessels from Mazagon.

ThyssenKrupp and Thales partner on Greece’s Hydra-class frigate upgrade

ThyssenKrupp Marins Systems and Thales have formed a consortium for the Hellenic Navy upgrade to its four Hydra-class MEKO 200 frigates.

Germany to gift Sea King helicopters and Leopard tanks to Ukraine, train 10,000 troops

Germany which has already donated $6.5bn to Ukraine, and committed to $5.4bn by 2028, announced at the latest meeting a further $8.2bn.

Latvia’s defence budget accelerating in growth

Latvia is primed to boost its defence budget by 70% over the next four years according to research from GlobalData.

Appeasing clients and circumventing sanctions, Russia offers to build arms factories abroad

Russia is offering build autonomous weapon system factories in client countries in a move that could circumvent sanctions.