New News information at Naval Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.naval-technology.com http://www.naval-technology.com/ en-us http://www.naval-technology.com/ New News information at Naval Technology http://www.naval-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Fincantieri secures contract to upgrade Malta's P61 offshore vessel http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-secures-contract-to-upgrade-armed-forces-of-maltas-p61-offshore-vessel-5717229 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsfincantieri-secures-contract-to-upgrade-armed-forces-of-maltas-p61-offshore-vessel-5717229 The Armed Forces of Malta has awarded a contract to Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri to modernise its offshore patrol vessel, P61. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sparton and Ultra Electronics JV secures US Navy sonobuoy contract http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newssparton-and-ultra-electronics-jv-secure-sonobuoys-manufacturing-contract-5717283 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newssparton-and-ultra-electronics-jv-secure-sonobuoys-manufacturing-contract-5717283 Sparton and Ultra Electronics' joint venture (JV) Erapsco has been awarded subcontracts worth a combined $30.3m to produce sonobuoys for the US Navy. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Airbus to sell 49% stake in Atlas Elektronik to Germany's thyssenkrupp http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-sell-49-stake-in-atlas-elektronik-to-thyssenkrupp-5716374 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsairbus-to-sell-49-stake-in-atlas-elektronik-to-thyssenkrupp-5716374 France-based Airbus Group division Airbus Defence and Space has entered an agreement to divest 49% of its shares in Atlas Elektronik Group to German multinational conglomerate thyssenkrupp. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed to deliver warfare system for US Navy's MH-60 helicopters http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-to-deliver-electronic-warfare-solution-for-us-navys-mh-60-helicopters-5716027 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-to-deliver-electronic-warfare-solution-for-us-navys-mh-60-helicopters-5716027 Lockheed Martin has secured a development contract to provide advanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities for the US Navy’s MH-60 helicopter fleet against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Navy's Northrop Grumman-built ALMDS system achieves IOC http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-achieves-ioc-for-northrop-grummans-almds-system-5716878 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-achieves-ioc-for-northrop-grummans-almds-system-5716878 The US Navy has attained initial operating capability (IOC) for its AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Indian Navy's second Scorpene submarine Khanderi launched http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindian-navys-second-scorpene-class-kalvari-launches-at-mdl-india-5715977 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindian-navys-second-scorpene-class-kalvari-launches-at-mdl-india-5715977 The Indian Navy's second Kalvari-class stealth submarine, Khanderi, has been launched at the Mazagon Dock (MDL) in Mumbai, India. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Insitu, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Saab http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-insitu-bae-systems-norfolk-ship-repair-saab-5715101 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-insitu-bae-systems-norfolk-ship-repair-saab-5715101 Insitu has secured a $70.81m contract modification for lot 1 full-rate production of six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Textron Systems starts on-water testing of fourth-generation CUSV for US Navy http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newstextron-systems-starts-water-testing-of-fourth-generation-cusv-for-us-navy-5714977 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newstextron-systems-starts-water-testing-of-fourth-generation-cusv-for-us-navy-5714977 Textron Systems Unmanned Systems has commenced water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) in support of the US Navy's unmanned influence sweep system (UISS) programme. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Navy and Raytheon conduct two flight tests of Tomahawk cruise missile http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-completes-two-flight-tests-of-tomahawk-cruise-missile-with-raytheon-5715017 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-completes-two-flight-tests-of-tomahawk-cruise-missile-with-raytheon-5715017 The US Navy and Raytheon have successfully conducted two flight tests, demonstrating new capabilities for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK Royal Navy’s HMS Clyde to undergo maintenance after five years http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsroyal-navys-offshore-patrol-vessel-to-undergo-maintenance-after-five-years-5714069 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsroyal-navys-offshore-patrol-vessel-to-undergo-maintenance-after-five-years-5714069 The UK Royal Navy’s HMS Clyde offshore patrol ship is set to undergo a comprehensive overhaul at Simon’s Town, South Africa, after five years of patrolling missions in and around the Falkland Islands. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US DoD approves Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 for international sales http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-approves-raytheons-standard-missile-6-for-international-sales-5714153 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-dod-approves-raytheons-standard-missile-6-for-international-sales-5714153 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has approved Raytheon’s multimission, surface-to-air supersonic Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) for international sales. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT BAE’s Artisan 3D radar completes sea-based trials on UK Type 23 frigates http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-artisan-3d-radar-completes-sea-based-trials-on-royal-navys-type-23-frigates-5714930 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsbae-systems-artisan-3d-radar-completes-sea-based-trials-on-royal-navys-type-23-frigates-5714930 BAE Systems has successfully completed three years of sea-based trials of its Artisan medium-range 3D air and surface surveillance radar on the UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 Duke-class frigates. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pakistan successfully conducts first test fire of Babur-3 SLCM http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newspakistan-conducts-successful-test-fire-of-babur-3-slcm-5713985 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newspakistan-conducts-successful-test-fire-of-babur-3-slcm-5713985 Pakistan has confirmed the successful test firing of a submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), Babur-3, from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT DARPA completes first phase of tactical undersea network architecture project http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-completes-first-phase-of-tuna-programme-5713386 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdarpa-completes-first-phase-of-tuna-programme-5713386 The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has completed the initial phase of tactical undersea network architecture (TUNA) programme, which aims to develop temporary, underwater, fibre-optic communications networks to ensure connectivi… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Safran to deliver upgraded version of global navigation system for French Triomphant SSBNs http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsfrench-navy-selects-safran-to-deliver-an-upgraded-version-of-global-navigation-system-for-triomphant-class-ssbn-5713335 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsfrench-navy-selects-safran-to-deliver-an-upgraded-version-of-global-navigation-system-for-triomphant-class-ssbn-5713335 Safran Electronics & Defense has been selected by the French defence procurement agency DGA to deliver an upgraded version of its global navigation system installed on the French Navy's Triomphant-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SSBN). Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Department of Defense tests world’s largest micro-drone swarm http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-department-of-defense-conducts-perdix-micro-drone-test-in-us-5712706 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-department-of-defense-conducts-perdix-micro-drone-test-in-us-5712706 The US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), in partnership with Naval Air Systems Command, has successfully conducted a micro-drone demonstration at China Lake in California. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Navy's Columbia-class submarine programme passes Milestone B review http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-columbia-class-submarine-programme-passes-milestone-b-review-5713017 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-columbia-class-submarine-programme-passes-milestone-b-review-5713017 The US Navy's Columbia-class submarine programme has passed its Milestone B review and can now begin the design and construction phase. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK MOD signs £271m Wildcat support contract with Leonardo Helicopters http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-signs-271m-wildcat-support-contract-with-leonardo-helicopters-5713110 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-signs-271m-wildcat-support-contract-with-leonardo-helicopters-5713110 The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a deal worth £271m with Leonardo Helicopters to continue to support the Royal Navy’s Wildcat maritime helicopters. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT CBO estimates proposed US Navy fleet of 350 ships could cost $25bn per year http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscbo-estimates-proposed-us-navy-fleet-of-350-ships-could-cost-25bn-per-year-5711065 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscbo-estimates-proposed-us-navy-fleet-of-350-ships-could-cost-25bn-per-year-5711065 US federal agency the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the proposed 350-ship US Navy could cost around $25bn per year or 60% above the historical average. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US Navy accepts 50th P-8A Poseidon aircraft at NAS Florida http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-accepts-50th-p-8a-poseidon-aircraft-at-nas-florida-5712056 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-accepts-50th-p-8a-poseidon-aircraft-at-nas-florida-5712056 The US Navy’s 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A), the next-generation long-range maritime patrol aircraft has been delivered by Boeing at the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Jacksonville, Florida. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT