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US Navy's IRST system enters low-rate initial production
26 January 2015 The US Navy has given its approval for low-rate initial production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, which has been developed and integrated by Boeing and...

US Navy Secretary announces creation of new task force innovation
26 January 2015 The US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has announced the creation of a new task force innovation (TFI), which will develop a comprehensive innovation...

US Navy to start integration of enlisted female sailors on submarines
23 January 2015 The US Navy will allow enlisted female sailors to serve on submarines, following the successful integration of female...

UK Royal Navy's HMS Penzance successfully conducts maritime protection exercise in Gulf
23 January 2015 The UK Royal Navy's HMS Penzance has successfully assessed the defence capabilities of navies protecting Persian Gulf oil...

US Navy receives first enhanced automated testing station from Lockheed
23 January 2015 The US Navy has received its first electronic consolidated automated support system (eCASS) from Lockheed...

Russia considering supply of AIP-equipped submarines to India
23 January 2015 Russia has reportedly expressed an interest in supplying air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped submarines to the Indian Navy, if a tender is floated, a senior official from Russia's...

Salient Federal to support US Navy's C4ISR systems
22 January 2015 The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Training Development Support Center (TDSC) has awarded three task orders to Salient Federal...

Hindustan Shipyard and Hyundai sign MoU to build Indian submarines
22 January 2015 India-based Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct submarines for...

US Navy warships on standby for possible evacuation in Yemen
22 January 2015 The US Navy has stationed the Wasp-class amphibious assault vessel USS Iwo Jima and the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry on standby for the potential evacuation of US...

Saab and Damen partner for future Walrus-class submarine replacement project
22 January 2015 Saab has signed a collaboration deal with Damen Shipyards to bid for the Netherlands' Walrus-class submarine replacement...

Wincanton wins BAE's shipbuilding operation support contract
21 January 2015 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to Wincanton to deliver logistics and warehousing services for its UK shipbuilding...

US Navy successfully launches third MUOS satellite
21 January 2015 The US Navy has successfully launched its third mobile-user objective system (MUOS-3) satellite on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V evolved expendable launch vehicle (EELV) 551, from...

Indian Navy developing policy to allow female officers to serve on warships
21 January 2015 The Indian Navy is reportedly working on a policy to allow female officers to serve on...

Saab and Polish Navy test RBS15 Mk3 missile
21 January 2015 Saab and the Polish Navy have successfully completed sea acceptance testing of the RBS15 Mk3 missile, paving the way for its integration onboard the navy's Orkan-class fast-attack...

BAE signs US Navy's Aegis support contract
20 January 2015 BAE Systems has signed a contract with the US Navy to deliver critical system engineering, integration and testing support for its Aegis combat...

US Navy to decommission USS Peleliu
20 January 2015 The US Navy is set to decommission its last general-purpose Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), at Naval Base San Diego, US, on 31...

HMCS Toronto successfully completes seven-month Nato Reassurance deployment
20 January 2015 The Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Toronto has successfully returned to its home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, after completing its seven-month deployment for Nato's Operation...

French Navy successfully tests Aster 30 missile
20 January 2015 The French Navy has successfully completed test-firing of the Aster 30 surface-to-air missile on Chevalier Paul, an air defence...

Chinese Navy commissions new Huanggang missile destroyer
19 January 2015 The Chinese Navy has commissioned a new 4,000t Huanggang guided-missile destroyer at Zhoushan Port in Zhejiang...

GRSE launches Indian Navy's third MkIV landing craft utility vessel
19 January 2015 Indian shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has launched the Indian Navy's third of eight vessels being built for the landing craft utility (LCU) MkIV...

Irvin selected for $1.9bn Canadian AOPS contract
19 January 2015 Nova Scotia-based Irving Shipbuilding has been selected by the Canadian Government to carry out construction work on arctic offshore patrol ships (AOPS), according to...