Naval Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Naval Technology-Updates US Navy's Northrop-built MQ-8C Fire Scout completes sloped landing tests The US Navy's Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aircraft has successfully completed precision sloped landing tests at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, US. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Navantia to conduct risk reduction design study on new Australian frigates Navantia has received a risk reduction design study contract from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the SEA 5000 programme for new frigates. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Textron to support US Navy's unmanned influence sweep system programme Textron Systems has been awarded a $33.8m contract by the US Navy to provide common unmanned surface vessel (CUSV) support to the unmanned influence sweep system (UISS) programme. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT EID at INDODEFENCE 2014 EID will once again participate in the 2014 edition of INDODEFENCE, the International Tri-Service Defence Expo & Forum, that will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 5 - 8 November 2014. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:44:00 GMT CAE to support New Zealand's SH-2G (I) helicopter training equipment The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has awarded a contract to CAE to support its SH-2G (I) Super Seasprite helicopter synthetic training devices. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Turning Japanese: Australia’s next-gen submarine u-turn This year has seen the Australian Government backtrack on its promise to build the navy’s next-generation submarines domestically. In the ongoing submarine saga, it looks increasingly likely that Australia will purchase Japanese submarines. We explor… Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT BAE to deliver additional Nulka decoy systems to US and Australian navies BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce additional rounds for Nulka active missile decoy systems. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Signalis and Atlas integrate new coastal surveillance security system Signalis has integrated Atlas Elektronik's Cerberus Mod 2 diver detection sonar (DDS) into its Styris integrated maritime surveillance and security system. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT EID to Attend Expodefensa IV EID will participate in Expodefensa IV, Feria Internacional de Defensa y Seguridad, that will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, from 29 - 31 October 2014. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:00 GMT US and South Korea navies start Exercise Clear Horizon 2014 Maritime forces from the US and South Korean navies have commenced the annual bilateral Exercise Clear Horizon off the south of the Korean peninsula. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT iRobot to upgrade US Navy's MTRS robots The US Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division has awarded a contract to iRobot to upgrade its transportable robotic systems. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT US Navy christens and launches new USS Detroit LCS The US Navy has successfully christened its seventh littoral combat ship-7 (LCS-7) as USS Detroit, which was followed by its launch at Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, US. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT US Navy's E-2D aircraft set for deployment The US Navy Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft has successfully achieved initial operational capability (IOC), paving the way for its operational deployment. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK's RFA Argus sails to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola The UK's Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel (RFA) Argus has sailed from Falmouth to Sierra Leone, as part of the country's efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT MoD Uses QinetiQ GRC’s Paramarine Advanced Marine Design Software to Certify Ship Stability The MoD operates a diverse range of ships and submarines worldwide, from nuclear-powered submarines carrying the UK's strategic deterrent, to aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, minehunters, fleet auxiliaries, patrol craft and small boats for op… Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMT UK MoD shortlists sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear submarines The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has shortlisted five nuclear facilities to store radioactive waste from the Royal Navy's decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield ADV Ocean Shield is a humanitarian and disaster relief vessel of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Formerly known as Skandi Bergen, the ship was originally built by STX OSV (now VARD) as an offshore support vessel for the Norwegian shipping company DO… Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT The world’s most dangerous waters - piracy incidents 2009 - 2013 The waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Singapore Straits are becoming increasingly dangerous, accounting for 70% of piracy incidents in the first half of 2014. lists the world’s most dangerous waters by piracy… Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Search continues for alleged underwater activity threat off Swedish coast Sweden has reportedly deployed helicopters, minesweepers and approximately 200 service personnel to search for suspicious foreign underwater activity off the Stockholm coast. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Raytheon signs US Navy's improved Laser Maverick missile contract Raytheon has received a $49.5m contract from the US Navy for the production of an improved version of laser-guided Maverick missiles. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT