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Fincantieri launches Italian Navy's fifth FREMM vessel
17 December 2014 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard has launched the Alpino frigate, which is the fifth of ten Frégate Européen multimission (FREMM) vessels being built for the...

Lockheed to build additional Mk41 vertical launching systems for US Navy
17 December 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $235m contract by the US Navy to extend the production of Mk41 vertical launching systems (VLS), which will be integrated on navy...

UK Royal Navy awards hull-mounted sonar contract to Ultra
17 December 2014 The UK Royal Navy has awarded a contract to Ultra Electronics' Sonar Systems division to support the Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh (S2050TR)...

US approves plans to build new SSC
16 December 2014 The US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, has approved the US Navy's plan to move forward with a multimission small surface combatant based on modified littoral combat ship (LCS) hull...

BAE awarded £270m contract to upgrade UK Navy's Spearfish torpedoes
16 December 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a £270m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade the UK Royal Navy's Spearfish heavyweight...

Saab to overhaul Swedish Navy's HMS Sodermanland submarine
16 December 2014 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to overhaul the navy's Sodermanland-class diesel-electric submarine, HMS...

US Navy tests underwater fish spy drone
15 December 2014 Researchers from the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) and Boston Engineering have successfully tested the prototype of GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle...

US Marines' AV-8B Harrier integrated with Intrepid Tiger II pod capability
15 December 2014 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has improved the functionality of AN/ALQ-231 Intrepid Tiger II precision electronic warfare communications jammer pod for the US...

HMS Richmond successfully test fires Seawolf Missiles
15 December 2014 The UK Royal Navy's Duke-class type 23 frigate HMS Richmond (F239) has successfully test fired its the Seawolf Missile System as part of the live firing exercise off the south coast exercise...

Raytheon wins US Navy's Tomahawk launching system contract
12 December 2014 The US Navy has awarded the Tomahawk missile composite capsule launching systems (C/CLS) contract to...

OSI awarded ECPINS-W contracts from US and Irish navies
12 December 2014 OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded contracts by the US Navy and Irish Naval Service to deliver its warship navigation...

Thales Australia upgrades Collins' submarine simulator
12 December 2014 Thales Australia has upgraded Collins' submarine platform training simulator (PTS), improving its reliability and...

OceanWorks wins Italian Navy's ADS 1000 upgrade contract
11 December 2014 The Italian Navy has awarded a contract to OceanWorks International to upgrade the third of three atmospheric diving systems (ADS), also called...

USMC's data link-equipped MALD-J successfully conducts first flight
11 December 2014 The US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Air Force, together with Raytheon, have successfully conducted the debut flight of a miniature air-launched decoy jammer (MALD-J), integrated with a radio...

US ONR demonstrates ship-based laser weapon system in Persian Gulf
11 December 2014 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has successfully deployed and operated its new ship-based laser weapon system (LaWS) on the Austin-class amphibious transport dock vessel, USS Ponce, in...

Saab to deliver sensor systems for Swedish submarines
10 December 2014 The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to deliver new sensor systems for the Royal Swedish Navy's two A26-type and two Gotland-class...

Cubic wins SPAWAR's common data link supply contract
10 December 2014 The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded a contract to Cubic to build and trial an upgrade to the critical circuit card systems, which are integrated on the AN...

US Navy starts concept trial of USNS Choctaw County JHSV
10 December 2014 The US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has started the week-long proof of concept trial of its joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), at the Naval Weapons Station...

GD to deliver mission system equipment for UK Merlin helicopters
09 December 2014 AgustaWestland has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) UK for the delivery of mission system equipment for integration onto the UK Royal Navy's AW101 Merlin Mk4 / 4a...

BAE, Navantia and Raytheon Australia to support RAN's AWD project
09 December 2014 BAE Systems, Navantia and Raytheon Australia are set to offer additional shipbuilding expertise for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) $8.5bn air warfare destroyer (AWD)...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft successfully completes forward-firing test
09 December 2014 The US Marine Corps Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft has successfully demonstrated its forward-firing...


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