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Sparton and Ultra Electronics joint venture receives US Navy sonobuoys contract
22 May 2015 The Erapsco joint venture between Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings (ULE) has received subcontracts worth $87m for the manufacturing of sonobuoys for the US...

US to deliver MK 15 Phalanx CIWS upgrades for Turkish Navy
22 May 2015 The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale worth approximately $310m to Turkey for MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) upgrades and associated equipment,...

French Navy’s Aquitaine FREMM frigate fires its first missiles
22 May 2015 The French Navy's first French Frégate européenne multi-mission (FREMM) frigate Aquitaine has successfully fired its first Exocet MM40 surface-to-surface missile and a naval cruise...

ONR and US Marines demonstrate new glasses for augmented reality training
22 May 2015 The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and US Marines have successfully tested new glasses designed to enhance augmented-reality training...

BAE to deliver five Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns for Brazilian Navy
21 May 2015 BAE Systems has received a contract to manufacture and deliver five Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Brazilian Navy's 500T Macae-class patrol...

QinetiQ launches ViewFinder combat management system
21 May 2015 Defence technology company QinetiQ has launched its ViewFinder combat management system, after completing successful trial on the UK Royal Navy's Duke Class Type 23...

USMC’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft begin first phase of operational testing
21 May 2015 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) six F-35B Lightning II aircraft have commenced the first phase of shipboard operational testing (OT-1), landing aboard the amphibious assault ship, USS...

US Navy launches its sixth Austal-built USNS Brunswick JHSV
21 May 2015 The US Navy has launched its latest joint high speed vessel (JHSV 6), the future USNS Brunswick, at the Austal USA...

Mercury Systems to supply equipment to support AN/SLQ-32(V)6
20 May 2015 Mercury Systems has received a $7.1m indefinite-quantity, indefinite-delivery (IDIQ) contract from the US Naval Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC) to deliver advanced radio frequency...

Indian Navy launches fourth Kavaratti ASW corvette
20 May 2015 The Indian Navy has launched its latest anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, Kavaratti, following a naming ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE),...

US Navy selects Northrop’s latest VMS version for SSN and SSGN submarines
20 May 2015 The US Navy has selected Northrop Grumman's voyage management system (VMS), version 9.3, for installation onboard SSN and SSGN nuclear powered...

Airbus to provide additional TRS-4D naval radar for US Navy
20 May 2015 Airbus Defense and Space has been contracted to deliver additional TRS-4D naval radar for the US Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS)...

HII officially begins construction on US Navy's 16th Virginia-class submarine
19 May 2015 Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HHI), has achieved a milestone in the construction of the US Navy's Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789),...

Nato successfully completes Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine warfare exercise
19 May 2015 Nato has successfully completed its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, Dynamic Mongoose, off the west coast of Norway, with the support of ten allied nations alongside partner nation...

EU approves plans for naval operation to tackle migrant smugglers
19 May 2015 The European Union has reportedly approved plans to conduct a military operation to tackle the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants through the Mediterranean...

US Navy completes AAR ground test of P-8A Poseidon aircraft
19 May 2015 The US Navy's P-8A Poseidon integrated test team (ITT) has successfully carried out air-to-air refuelling (AAR) ground...

US Navy conducts first full-speed catapult shots using EMALS on CVN 78
18 May 2015 The US Navy has successfully carried out the test of electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Gerald R Ford (CVN...

US Navy achieves IOC for Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile
18 May 2015 The US Navy has successfully secured initial operational capability (IOC) for the Block 2 rolling airframe missile (RAM) aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS...

Vencore to support US Navy missile strike planning and execution systems software
18 May 2015 Vencore has secured a contract to support the US Navy at its Naval Aviation Strike Planning and Execution Systems programme management office for Cruise Missiles Command and Control...

FWD Seagrave to rebuild fire rescue vehicles for US Marine Corps
18 May 2015 Fire apparatus manufacturer FWD Seagrave has secured a $12m contract from the US Department of Defense to rebuild 92 Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the US Marine...

UK Navy’s HMS Bulwark rescues more than 400 migrants
15 May 2015 The UK Royal Navy flagship Albion-class assault ship HMS Bulwark has rescued more than 400 migrants after it was alerted to four craft in potential distress approximately 40 miles off the coast...


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