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UK Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise planned using cloud-based GIS software 24 June 2016 The UK Royal Navy's Unmanned Warrior 2016 exercise has been planned the use of a cloud-based geographic information system (GIS), ArcGIS Online, from Esri...

Insitu receives LRIP Lot V contract for RQ-21A Blackjack UAS from US Navy 24 June 2016 Boeing's wholly owned subsidiary Insitu has been contracted by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to deliver RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems...

Final structural section of UK Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales installed 24 June 2016 The final structural section of the UK Royal Navy's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has been installed in place, marking a construction...

US Navy takes delivery of first Raytheon-built JSOW-C1 weapon system 23 June 2016 The US Navy has received its first air-to-ground network-enabled joint standoff weapon (JSOW C-1) after it achieved initial operational capability...

UK Navy’s HMS Diamond completes operational sea training 23 June 2016 The UK Royal Navy's Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Diamond has successfully completed six weeks of operational sea training off the coast of Plymouth,...

Australian Navy’s HMAS Adelaide participates in tri-service exercise Sea Explorer 23 June 2016 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) second Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ship HMAS Adelaide has participated in the tri-service exercise, Sea Explorer, off the North Queensland...

Multinational exercise Baltops 2016 concludes 22 June 2016 Maritime forces from 17 nations and Nato have successfully concluded the 44th iteration of annual multinational naval exercise, Baltops 2016, in the Baltic...

MDA contracted to deliver advanced broad-area maritime surveillance system to Canada 22 June 2016 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has been contracted by the Government of Canada to deliver an advanced broad-area global maritime and Arctic surveillance solution, Polar Epsilon 2...

US Navy deploys new AN/SPY-6 radar at Pacific Missile Range Facility 22 June 2016 The US Navy has deployed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), following completion of Near Field...

Nato launches Dynamic Mongoose 2016 anti-submarine warfare exercise 21 June 2016 Nato has launched the anti-submarine warfare exercise (ASW), Dynamic Mongoose 2016, in Norway, with the support of allied...

USMC’s AV-8B Harriers join fight against ISIS in Arabian Gulf 21 June 2016 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) AV-8B Harriers from the Wasp-class amphibious ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) in the Arabian Gulf have joined the fight against terrorist group,...

Austal receives LCS contract modification to procure Sea Giraffe radar 21 June 2016 Austal has received contract modifications from the US Department of Defence (DoD) to a previously existing contract for littoral combat ships (LCS) for the US...

Danish Navy officially takes delivery of MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from US Navy 20 June 2016 The Royal Danish Navy has officially taken delivery of the first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the US Navy during a...

CAE to develop naval training centre and helicopter simulators for UAE forces 20 June 2016 CAE has received contracts worth C$145m ($112.4m) to develop a naval training centre (NTC) for the UAE Navy and to supply a suite of helicopter simulators and training devices to the UAE...

Fincantieri wins €4bn contract to build seven vessels for Qatar Navy 20 June 2016 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a €4bn contract with the Qatari Ministry of Defence to construct seven new generation surface vessels for the Qatar Emiri Naval...

Jacobs awarded $427m contract to deliver T4S systems to US NAWCWD 17 June 2016 Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a $427m contract to provide test and evaluation / training threat / target systems (T4S) for warfighter training and debriefing systems to the US Naval...

RIMPAC 2016 international maritime exercise to begin on 30 June 17 June 2016 The world's largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, is scheduled to begin on 30 June in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands and southern California,...

Report: Malaysia to fortify its naval forces through its procurement programmes 17 June 2016 The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has requested $2.9bn in funding under the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 for 36 programmes, which are anticipated to boost the capabilities of the RMN in coming...

Deals this week: Jacobs, Boeing, MHI/Tecnico JV 17 June 2016 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has awarded a $427m, five-year contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to provide systems engineering services for warfighter training...

US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado completes IOT&E 16 June 2016 The US Navy's Independence-class USS Coronado littoral combat ship (LCS 4) has successfully completed its initial operational testing and evaluation...

US Navy to name Arleigh-Burke class destroyer DDG 123 Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee 16 June 2016 US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced that the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 123, will be named Lenah H Sutcliffe...