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USMC receives 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller 26 August 2016 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller at the Lockheed Martin facility....

Qatar requests purchase of Mk-V fast patrol boats from US 26 August 2016 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Mk-V fast patrol boats, equipment, training, and...

Northrop Grumman and USMC complete GWLR design reviews 26 August 2016 Northrop Grumman and the US Marine Corps (USMC) have successfully completed preliminary and critical design reviews of the ground weapon-locating radar (GWLR) mode software update for the...

Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, US State Department, and Raytheon 26 August 2016 Lockheed Martin has been contracted to deliver COMBATSS-21 battle management systems to the US Navy frigates for...

ViaSat to support US Navy's joint ultra high frequency satcom system 25 August 2016 ViaSat has been contracted by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support the US Navy's joint ultra high frequency (UHF) military satellite communications (satcom)...

FarSounder to provide sonars for Australian Navy’s Paluma-class vessels 25 August 2016 FarSounder has been contracted to provide four complete FarSounder-1000 systems and spare parts as part of an upgrade programme of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) four Paluma-class...

New Zealand Government approves purchase plans for new naval ship 25 August 2016 The New Zealand Government has approved plans to acquire a new ship for littoral operations, in a bid to enhance the country’s naval...

India and France to launch probe over Scorpene submarine data leak 24 August 2016 Indian and French authorities will launch an investigation into the reported leak of documents related to Scorpene...

North Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile 24 August 2016 North Korea (DPRK) has reportedly fired a KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine towards...

HII to modernise US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman 24 August 2016 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding has been contracted by the US Navy to conduct nuclear propulsion and complex modernisation work on the Nimitz-class aircraft...

Historic England produces digital 3D model of Jutland ship HMS Falmouth 23 August 2016 Historic England has produced a digital model of the UK Royal Navy’s Town-class light cruiser HMS Falmouth, which was sunk by German U-boats during the First World War Battle of...

US Navy and Australia sign cooperation agreement to develop alternative fuels 23 August 2016 Australia’s Queensland and the US Navy have signed a cooperation agreement to support and advance projects and initiatives related to alternative fuels...

USS Fort Worth heads to San Diego after repairs to its propulsion systems 23 August 2016 The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) has set sail towards its homeport in San Diego, California, following the completion of repairs to its propulsion systems...

Construction of light towers for UK Navy’s Queen Class aircraft carriers nears completion 22 August 2016 Construction work on the new navigation light towers in Portsmouth harbour for the UK Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers is set to be completed...

Raytheon to manufacture Kongsberg NSM launchers in US 22 August 2016 Raytheon has been contracted to manufacture Norwegian-developed naval strike missile (NSM) launchers at its production facility in Louisville, Kentucky,...

US Navy christens new expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Yuma 22 August 2016 The US Navy has christened its new expeditionary fast transport vessel as USNS Yuma (EPF 8), at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama...

Report: North America expected to be the biggest market for global military simulation and virtual training 19 August 2016 North America is expected to have the biggest share of 36.1% in the global military simulation and virtual training market between 2016 and 2026, says a report by Strategic Defence...

UK’s Dstl selects QinetiQ to support demonstration of unmanned systems 19 August 2016 The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to deliver Phase three of a multinational demonstration of unmanned and autonomous systems, as part...

Bahamas Defence Force’s HMBS Nassau to undergo refit at Damen shipyard 19 August 2016 The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) corvette HMBS Nassau (P-61) is set to undergo lifetime extension repair work at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the...

Deals this week: Lockheed Martin, Superior Electric, Sheffield Forgemasters 19 August 2016 The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a $490.64m contract modification to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training in support of Aegis Weapon System...

US Navy conducts SeaRAM missile firing from USS Carney 18 August 2016 The US Navy has conducted live firing from Raytheon-built SeaRAM anti-ship defence system, which is installed on-board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64)...


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