In Southeast Asia, the number of submarines has increased by 300% in 20 years

With the rise of the Chinese fleet, which aims to equal the US Navy by 2050, and the policy of fait accompli sometimes implemented by Beijing, naval tensions in Southeast Asia have increased since ten years. It is therefore not surprising to note that the majority of the countries in the zone are developing and modernizing their navies, sometimes in a substantial way. Beyond Japan, the two Koreas, Australia and India, many Marines, who until then were confined to coastal defense and State action missions at sea, are now being given of…

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The two new frigates José Rizal Philippines will be equipped with SIMBAD-RC MBDA

Good news for the European missile MBDA! The Philippine Navy has selected the SIMBAD-RC system to provide close protection for its two new José Rizal class frigates. The SIMBAD-RC is an automatic close protection system against aerial targets, drones, missiles and light craft, implementing 2 MBDA Mistral missiles, providing effective coverage within a radius of 6 km around the building. Reloading, manual, is very fast, so as to maintain optimum defensive capacities. The two frigates, derived from the HDF-3000 of the Korean group Hyundai Heavy Industry, and whose keel of the first unit was laid in…

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The frigates Adelaide, the anti-Belh @ rra plan of Lockheed in Greece

The Hellenic Navy has been trying to acquire French vessels for many years, first FREMMs in the FREDA version, then FTIs, perhaps supported by Gowind2500 corvettes. And it's been years that, faced with the country's financial difficulties, France has been unable to offer a satisfactory financial and industrial package to Athens. It is to the point that, for many French industrialists, Greece is no longer considered a potential partner, and we will therefore not be surprised by the information that Naval Group did not participate in the last working meeting. between the French and Greek authorities regarding a proposal…

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The return to favor of the naval artillery

Since the beginning of the 90s, and the advent of precision-guided missiles, naval artillery had gradually lost its predominance in the design of combat ships. The number of rooms had already been reduced in previous years to their minimum portions, it was then the turn of the power of the rooms to decrease. While 5-inch (127 mm) pieces were the reference standard of the 80s, we saw the appearance of smaller calibers, such as 3-inch (76mm), and even 2-inch (57mm), on major surface combat units. In France, the…

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