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Postby Dolphin » Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:34 pm

Spain considers combat system options for S-80A submarine
Rival companies bidding to supply the combat system for the Spanish Navy's next-generation S-80A diesel-electric submarine are arguing the merits of their individual solutions as the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) continues to weigh up the political, operational and industrial factors that will shape its final decision. [Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 12 December 2003]

COUNTRY BRIEFING: RUSSIA - Quality, not quantity
After a decade of downsizing, Russia's armed forces are focusing on 'quality' improvements. Henry Ivanov assesses the price conventional forces are paying for this.
[Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 12 December 2003]

Australian navy bolsters frigate defences
The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) fleet of Anzac-class frigates is set to receive a range of enhancements to improve aspects of the ships' offensive and defensive capabilities under a A$500 million (US$373 million) upgrade programme.
[Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 12 December 2003]

DCR puts focus on RAN amphibious and AAW capabilities
The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) future plans have been refined and the scope of its major acquisitions and upgrades set out as part of the Australian Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Defence Capability Review (DCR).
[Jane's Navy International - first posted to http://jni.janes.com - 27 November 2003]

Project Delta frigates to enter service in 2007
Singapore has indicated that the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) new Project Delta multimission stealth frigates will enter service from 2007 - a slippage of about a year on the original programme announced in 2000.
[Jane's Navy International - first posted to http://jni.janes.com - 27 November 2003]

Users sign accord for joint Harrier support
During the ceremony to deliver the fifth - and final - remanufactured Boeing AV-8B Plus Harrier II short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft to the Spanish Navy in St Louis on 5 December 2003, representatives of Italy, Spain, the UK and the US signed a memorandum of understanding to create a Joint Programme Office (JPO) for post-production support of the aircraft.
[Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 12 December 2003]

US takes a hard look at strategy of troops in Iraq
Defence officials in Washington are looking at the effectiveness of US forces in Iraq. Under- lying the examination is the argument that US forces have become too risk-averse and centralised.
[Jane's Defence Weekly - first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 12 December 2003]

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