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Serco to provide C4ISR installation services on-board USS Harry S Truman 22 July 2016 The US Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) has contracted Serco to provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

BAE develops new analytical tool to monitor UK Navy ships in real-time 22 July 2016 BAE Systems has developed a new analytical tool, which monitors the UK Royal Navy ships and highlights any potential faults in...

Lockheed conducts third successful surface launch LRASM test 22 July 2016 Lockheed Martin has successfully carried out a controlled flight test of the US Navy’s long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) surface-launch...

UK Parliament votes to renew continuous-at-sea nuclear deterrent 21 July 2016 The UK Parliament has voted in favour of the Trident renewal programme, which is estimated to cost £40bn, to replace four Vanguard-class submarines that carry nuclear...

GD Electric Boat to continue to support Virginia Payload Module development for the US Navy 21 July 2016 General Dynamics' (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat has received an $18.9m contract modification from the US Navy to continue developing the Virginia Payload Module...

US Navy and Singapore armed forces begin CARAT 2016 21 July 2016 The US Navy Marine Corps (USMC), and the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces have commenced the 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)...

Turkish Navy’s third Milgem corvette TCG Burgazada (F-513) launched 20 July 2016 The Turkish Navy’s newest Milgem Ada-class multi-purpose corvette TCG Burgazada (F-513) was successfully launched at the Istanbul Naval Shipyard...

US, Iraq and Kuwait naval forces to begin first trilateral exercise 20 July 2016 Naval forces from the US, Iraq and Kuwait will conduct their first trilateral exercise, in a bid to jointly address threats that exist in the Arabian...

Japan requests $821m sale of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles from US 20 July 2016 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the potential $821m foreign military sale (FMS) of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIB, equipment and support to...

USMC’s MV-22 Osprey lands aboard Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra 19 July 2016 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Canberra (L02) has successfully taken aboard a US Marine Corps’ (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for...

CACI to continue support of NTCSS modernisation for US Navy’s SSC Atlantic 19 July 2016 CACI International has been selected to continue its support for the modernisation of the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic's naval tactical command support system...

New Zealand Government approves $493m purchase of new naval tanker 19 July 2016 The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Government has granted approval for the purchase of a new naval tanker for $493m, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has...

Raytheon and Kongsberg plan to produce NSM missiles and launchers in US 18 July 2016 Raytheon and Norway-based Kongsberg Defence Systems are planning to manufacture, assemble, integrate and test naval strike missiles (NSM) and launchers in the...

US Navy deploys two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Singapore 18 July 2016 The US Seventh Fleet has deployed two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Singapore on a rotational basis to support shared maritime security...

Exercise Pacific Partnership 2016 begins in Vietnam 18 July 2016 The 11th multilateral, humanitarian and disaster response exercise, Pacific Partnership 2016 (PP16), has started in Da Nang City,...

Rheinmetall and GD to produce decoy ammunition for Canadian Navy 15 July 2016 Rheinmetall and General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) have reached an agreement with the Canadian Government to produce Omnitrap decoy ammunition to Canadian Navy for 30...

Deckhouse of US Navy’s USS Tripoli (LHA 7) amphibious assault ship installed 15 July 2016 The deckhouse of the US Navy’s America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), has been successfully installed by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls...

Delivery of US Navy’s first Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier delayed again 15 July 2016 US Senator John McCain has announced that the delivery of the US Navy’s first USS Gerald R Ford nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN-78) will be delayed by another two...

Deals this week: iGov, Leidos, EOIR Technologies 15 July 2016 The US Navy has awarded a contract-worth $3.96bn to iGov to provide engineering services and financial management for its 22 functional...

Keel laid for Italian Navy’s logistic support ship 14 July 2016 Shipbuilding company Fincantieri has laid the keel for the Italian Navy's logistic support ship (LSS) vessel at Riva Trigoso shipyard, near...

UK Royal Navy’s HMS Daring test fires Sea Viper missile 14 July 2016 The UK Royal Navy's Type 45, Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Daring (D32), has successfully test fired a Sea Viper air defence weapon...