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April 2014

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US Navy participates in Obangame Express 2014 multinational exercise
17 April 2014 The US Navy, alongside naval forces from Europe, South America and Africa, is participating in the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express...

US Navy awards MK-48 torpedo maintenance contract to Lockheed
17 April 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract option by the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide intermediate-level maintenance for all MK-48...

Russia's two nuclear-powered submarines to undergo sea trials in mid-2014
17 April 2014 The Russian Navy’s two new nuclear-powered submarines are scheduled to commence sea trials in mid-2014, the country’s northern Sevmash shipyard has...

Kongsberg to support USSOCOM’s CCM Mk 1programme
16 April 2014 Kongsberg has received a sub contract from Oregon Iron Works (OIW) for the installation of the C4I cortex platform-integration system onboard the combatant craft medium mark one (CCM Mk1)...

HMS Iron Duke's new radar system fires missile for first time
16 April 2014 HMS Iron Duke, the UK Royal Navy’s type 23 Duke-class ship, has successfully test fired a Seawolf missile from its Artisan medium-range 3D surveillance radar for the first time off the Dorset...

Selex to support Malaysian Navy’s Super Lynx MK100 helicopters
16 April 2014 Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract by AIROD SDN BHD for the supply and support of equipment onboard the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Super Lynx MK100...

US NRL commissions experimental small-bore railgun
15 April 2014 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has commissioned the new small-bore railgun (SRG) at its materials testing...

General Dynamics upgrades sonar systems for Portuguese Navy
15 April 2014 General Dynamics Canada is upgrading the Portuguese Navy’s three Vasco da Gama-class vessels with the installation of an adjunct-processing system called...

Germany seeks P-3C aircraft upgrades from US
15 April 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of P-3C aircraft upgrades and associated equipment to...

Sikorsky demonstrates CH-53K structural strength
14 April 2014 The US Naval Air Systems Command’s Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter has successfully completed an initial series of tests to verify its structural...

US Navy christens first Zumwalt-class destroyer
14 April 2014 The US Navy has christened the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) in a ceremony at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine,...

Armed Forces of Malta orders second AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter
14 April 2014 The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) has awarded a contract to AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to deliver a second AW139 intermediate-twin engine...

US Navy receives first America-class amphibious assault ship
11 April 2014 The US Navy has taken delivery of the America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), from the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) at...

DRS to develop energy-storage modules for DDG 51-class ships
11 April 2014 DRS Technologies has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to supply energy-storage modules (ESM) for the DDG 51-class...

French DGA completes second qualification firing of MdCN missile
11 April 2014 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has successfully completed the second qualification firing of missile de croisière naval (MdCN) from the DGA missile test range at...

Rolls-Royce to continue support for T-45 aircraft engines
10 April 2014 Rolls-Royce has received a contractor logistics support (CLS) contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines, which power the US...

US Navy technology turns seawater into jet fuel
10 April 2014 Navy researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have successfully conducted flight trials of a scale-model WWII craft powered by...

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion ISR aircraft completes additional flight tests
10 April 2014 Textron AirLand, a joint venture between Textron and AirLand Enterprises, has successfully completed 50 hours of flight time of the Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and...

Northrop contracted to supply additional MQ-8C aircraft to US Navy
09 April 2014 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy for the production and delivery of MQ-8 Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles...

Australian DoD completes final review of Collins-class submarines
09 April 2014 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has completed its fourth and final review into the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class...

US Navy readies new laser-weapon prototype for at-sea testing
09 April 2014 US Navy engineers are performing final adjustments to a new laser-weapon prototype that will be installed onboard an operational US Navy vessel for the first time later this...

US Navy plans at-sea demonstration of EM Railgun in 2016
08 April 2014 The US Navy has outlined plans to deploy and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun (EM) on-board a joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) in the fiscal year...

Rheinmetall to deliver new military vehicles to Norwegian armed forces
08 April 2014 Rheinmetall has been awarded a framework contract by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of different variants of military wheeled vehicles and long-term service...

US ONR demonstrates Lockheed’s optimus technology
08 April 2014 Lockheed Martin and the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) have successfully demonstrated Lockheed Martin's optimus mission system's capability to accomplish an autonomous approach and landing in...

Royal Navy and NOC to develop new strategy to deploy UUVs on warships
07 April 2014 The UK Royal Navy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to develop a framework to enable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to be deployed...

Babcock to provide CESM in service software update for Royal Navy
07 April 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to provide a mid-life software update to Eddystone, the Communications Electronic Support Measures (CESM) system deployed on...

US to send additional ballistic-missile defence destroyers to Japan by 2017
07 April 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) will send two additional ballistic-missile defence destroyers to Japan by 2017 to counter North Korean provocations, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has...

Accenture to provide IT support services to US Navy Supply Systems Command
04 April 2014 Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, has secured a $53.7m contract from the US Department of the Navy to provide information technology (IT) support services to...

US Navy demonstrates GMS capability aboard coastal patrol ships
04 April 2014 The US Navy has successfully test-launched four Griffin missiles from its flotilla of coastal patrol (PC)...

NDSQ to build seven vessels for Qatar Armed Forces
04 April 2014 Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Qatar Armed Forces to build seven vessels, in a deal worth QAR3.1bn...

Sparton and USSI to supply sonobuoys to ERAPSCO
03 April 2014 ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy, a joint venture between electronics manufacturing firm Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, has awarded subcontracts worth $13.3m to its parent...

Sri Lankan Navy receives first Bay-class vessel gift from Australia
03 April 2014 The Sri Lankan Navy has received the first Australian Customs and Border Protection Vessel (ACV), Corio Bay, at a flag transfer ceremony in Cairns,...

US Navy christens first auxiliary general oceanographic research
03 April 2014 The US Navy has christened the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) at a ceremony held at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed in Anacortes, Washington,...

HMS Tireless tasked to support missing aircraft search mission
02 April 2014 The UK Royal Navy’s third of the seven Trafalgar-class submarines, HMS Tireless, has arrived in the southern Indian Ocean to support the search for Malaysia Airlines flight...

US Navy delivers new capability for MH-60 Seahawk helicopters
02 April 2014 The US Navy has delivered a new system, the Digital Rocket Launcher (DRL), to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 for pre-deployment training, as part of an early operational capability...

Damen wins Mexican Navy’s sixth Stan Patrol 4207 boat contract
02 April 2014 Damen Shipyards has received a contract from the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) for the sixth Damen Stan Patrol 4207...

Rolls-Royce wins USMC’s KC-130J fleet engine support contract
01 April 2014 The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to support the fleet of KC-130J air-to-air refuelling tankers for the US Marines Corps...

Republic of Korea Navy receives 15th Gumdoksuri-class vessel
01 April 2014 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has received the 15th domestically-built Gumdoksuri-class Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX) fast-attack craft (FAC), Park...

MDA to support Victoria-class Trainers for Canadian Navy
01 April 2014 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has been awarded a contract by the Royal Canadian Navy to provide in-service support for training and maintenance of the Victoria-class...

March 2014

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Indian Navy takes part in multilateral naval exercise Komodo 2014
31 March 2014 The Indian Navy is participating in the multilateral, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise, dubbed Komodo 2014, which is being held at...

US Navy decommissions Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel
31 March 2014 The US Navy has successfully decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel, USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49), during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, US, marking the end of its...

Vietnamese Navy’s fourth Varshavyanka-class submarine launched
31 March 2014 Russia has launched the Vietnamese Navy’s fourth Varshavyanka-class submarine at a ceremony held at St Petersburg's Admiralty Shipyards, city officials have...

UK and France to jointly develop FASGW(H)/ANL anti-ship missile
28 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the French government have signed an agreement to jointly develop a helicopter-borne anti-ship missile, worth...

BAE develops mobile application to navigate Royal Navy’s largest ships
28 March 2014 BAE Systems, which is working on the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, has developed a novel app, called Platform Navigation, to enable engineers aboard the vessels to...

Mexican Navy to receive Beechcraft T-6C+ trainer aircraft
28 March 2014 The Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) has awarded a contract to Beechcraft, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron, to deliver two T-6C+ military...

US Navy declares IOC for Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System
27 March 2014 The US Navy has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile...

DRS wins RAN’s Anzac-class vessels communications support contract
27 March 2014 DRS Technologies Canada has been awarded a subcontract by Selex to provide communications systems in support of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class...

North Korea test-launches Rodong missiles
27 March 2014 North Korea has reportedly test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles into the sea, hours after the US, Japan and South Korea met to discuss the country's arms...

SAIC to provide ASW technical services for the US Navy
26 March 2014 Science Applications International (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide technical services for anti-submarine warfare sensor systems (ASW) at Naval Air Station...

US Navy’s Triton UAS completes initial flight testing
26 March 2014 The US Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its initial flight test phase, marking a step ahead to its introduction to the fleet in 2017, at...

DALO completes C-Guard sea acceptance trials onboard HDMS Niels Juel
26 March 2014 The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has successfully completed the sea acceptance test for the Terma-built C-Guard decoy launching system onboard Ivar...

CAE to develop P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy
25 March 2014 CAE has been awarded a contract by Boeing to develop simulator hardware for six P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFT) and five P-8A aircraft equipment desktop environment...

UK and US demonstrate new concepts for landing F-35 aircraft on carriers
25 March 2014 The UK and the US have jointly conducted piloted flight simulation trial at the BAE Systems’ F35 Simulation facility at Warton to test new concepts for landing fixed wing aircraft on...

US Navy receives third Spearhead-class JHSV from Austal
25 March 2014 The US Navy has taken delivery of the third Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), from Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, US, marking a major milestone in...

Russian Navy hoists flag on Ukraine’s sole submarine
24 March 2014 The Russian Navy has raised its St Andrew's flag on the Ukraine Navy’s only submarine, Zaporizhzhia, based in Sevastopol, Crimea, on...

Bahamas Defence Force to receive new patrol vessels
24 March 2014 The Bahamas Ministry of National Security has awarded a contract to Damen Shipyard to supply nine new vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

Rheinmetall demonstrates MASS and NavGuard systems’ capabilities
24 March 2014 The Bundeswehr, Rheinmetall and the Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) ELTA Group have successfully completed testing of the Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) naval countermeasure system...

Royal Navy’s HMS Echo to join search effort for missing Malaysia jet
21 March 2014 The UK Royal Navy's multi-role survey vessel, HMS Echo, is heading towards the Indian Ocean from the Persian Gulf to join search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight...

Harris’s Falcon III radio completes interoperability testing with MUOS
21 March 2014 Harris’s Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio, hosting the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform, has successfully completed initial interoperability...

DRS to provide HED system to South Korean Navy’s FFX-II vessels
21 March 2014 Hyosung has awarded an over $9m contract to DRS to design and produce a hybrid electric drive (HED) propulsion system in support of the Korean Navy's future Incheon-class multipurpose vessel...

Colombian Almirante Padilla-class vessel completes sea acceptance trials
20 March 2014 The Colombian Navy’s fourth Almirante Padilla-class vessel has successfully completed a Thales and DCNS sea acceptance test as part of its comprehensive modernisation...

US ONR develops self-healing anti-corrosion paint for military vehicles
20 March 2014 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have jointly developed a new paint additive to help military vehicles such as the Marine...

Russia seizes additional Ukrainian naval base in Crimea
20 March 2014 Russian forces have reportedly taken control of another Ukrainian naval base in Crimea, soon after storming a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, where they raised their...

Pro-Russian forces enter Ukraine Navy's headquarters in Crimean port
19 March 2014 The Ukrainian Navy's Black Sea headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol has been reportedly stormed by the pro-Russian self-defence forces a day after Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to...

Finnish Navy receives upgraded Rauma-class crafts from Patria
19 March 2014 The Finnish Navy has taken delivery of four upgraded Rauma-class fast attack crafts from...

US Navy awards Arleigh Burke-class warships construction contracts
19 March 2014 The US Navy has awarded two contracts for the construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer DDG 119 as well as construction of an additional DDG 51 Class...

UK Navy Merlin helicopter undergoing trials as part of revamp programme
19 March 2014 The UK Royal Navy’s next-generation anti-submarine maritime patrol AW101 Merlin HM Mk2 helicopter is undergoing initial trials with Duke-class Type 23 vessel, HMS...

France and Russian Mistral Warship deal in jeopardy over Ukraine crisis
18 March 2014 France is considering discarding a EUR1.4bn deal to deliver two Mistral-class warships to the Russian Navy if Moscow spurs further escalation in the...

Thales to provide mission suite for Polish Navy’s ORP SLAZAK patrol vessel
18 March 2014 Electronic systems company Thales will provide an integrated combat system to the Polish Ministry of National Defence for the ORP ŚLĄZAK patrol...

UK MoD to fund £300m for submarine industry
18 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to fund more than £300m for modernisation of the BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness site, to enable it to build the next generation of nuclear submarines for...

Russian Navy’s first Project 11356 frigate floated out
17 March 2014 The Russian Navy’s first Project 11356 frigate, Admiral Grigorovich, has been floated out by the Yantar shipyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad....

USS Kidd to aid missing Malaysian airliner search efforts
17 March 2014 The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Kidd, has joined the search mission of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which disappeared off radars an...

FREMM Normandie vessel completes first three series of trials
17 March 2014 The French Navy's FrégateEuropéen multi-mission (FREMM)-class frigate, Normandie, has successfully completed its first three series of sea trials and returned to port on the DCNS site in...

US Navy decommissions USS Nicholas
14 March 2014 The US Navy’s USS Nicholas (FFG 47) has been decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, US, ending its 30-year operational...

Australia eyes Triton aircraft to boost maritime surveillance
14 March 2014 The Australian Government is planning to procure the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance system, upon successful completion of the US Navy development programme...

Kongsberg to upgrade Proteus simulator infrastructure for Norwegian Navy
14 March 2014 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract by the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) to upgrade the Proteus simulator infrastructure as well as migrate the infrastructure to a common Proteus simulation...

General Dynamics delivers second mobile landing platform to US Navy
13 March 2014 General Dynamics NASSCO has successfully delivered the second mobile landing platform (MLP) ship, USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), to the US...

US, Romanian and Bulgarian navies start drills near Russian border
13 March 2014 The US Navy has reportedly begun military manoeuvres along with Romanian and Bulgarian navies near Russia's borders, fuelling tensions in the...

BAE to supply equipment to new UK Navy vessels
13 March 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to buy parts for the Royal Navy's three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the UK defence equipment, support and...

Northrop’s G/ATOR programme enters initial production
12 March 2014 Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) programme has received authorisation to enter into low-rate initial production (LRIP)...

Navantia delivers first batch of LCM-1E crafts to RAN
12 March 2014 Navantia has delivered the first four new medium-sized fast landing craft (LCM-1E) to the Royal Australian Navy...

Austal lays keel for US Navy’s fifth Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel
12 March 2014 The keel has been laid for the US Navy's Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5), during a ceremony held at Austal US...

Israel seizes weapons systems aboard Iranian vessel
11 March 2014 Israeli naval commandos have intercepted and reportedly seized Iran's Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel, Klos-C, in the Red...

US Navy awards LCS construction contract modification to Lockheed
11 March 2014 The US Navy has awarded a $698.9m contract modification to a Lockheed Martin-led industry team for construction of the seventh and eighth littoral combat ships...

Austal to build two high-speed vessels for undisclosed naval customer
11 March 2014 Austal has received a contract for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of 72m-long high-speed support vessels (HSSVs) for an undisclosed naval customer in the Middle...

HMS Vanguard’s nuclear reactor to be refuelled
10 March 2014 The UK Royal Navy will refuel the nuclear reactor of the first Vanguard-class nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Vanguard, the UK defence secretary Philip Hammond has...

Exercise Saharan Express 2014 kicks off
10 March 2014 The US Navy has started the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan Express 2014 off West Africa, along with naval forces from African and European maritime...

Russian Navy sinks three ships off Ukraine’s coast
10 March 2014 The Russian Navy has reportedly sunk three of its own ships off the Crimea's western coast in an attempt to prevent Ukrainian Navy vessels from entering into the Black Sea...

Raytheon to provide mine hunting sonar to US Navy
07 March 2014 Raytheon has secured a $35.5m contract from the US Navy to provide the AN/AQS-20A mine hunting sonar systems and...

US Navy awards submarine development contracts to General Dynamics
07 March 2014 General Dynamics Electric Boat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has secured two contract modifications totalling around $35.8m from the US Navy for submarine development...

Sonardyne delivers sentinel sonar systems to undisclosed customer
07 March 2014 Sonardyne's maritime security division has delivered its sentinel intruder detection sonar systems to an undisclosed Asian...

VSE secures additional NSTAR FMS delivery orders
06 March 2014 VSE’s International Group has been awarded a series of contracts to continue work performed under its foreign military sales (FMS) naval ship transfer and repair (NSTAR) contract through the...

Indian Navy ready to commission third Saryu-class warship
06 March 2014 The Indian Navy’s third Saryu-class naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sumedha, will be commissioned on 7 March 2014 at Goa shipyard...

US Navy to receive tactical jamming transmitters from Cobham
06 March 2014 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Cobham to provide the low-band transmitter-antenna group (LBT-AG), a variety of antennas and adapter interface modules for...

HII receives additional funding for USS John F Kennedy construction preparation
05 March 2014 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received an extension to the previously awarded construction preparation contract for the second Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, John...

Refit programme for Royal Navy ocean survey ship continues
05 March 2014 The Royal Navy's only ocean survey ship HMS Scott (H131) has reached the half way point of her through life support (TLS) programme in HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth,...

SAIC to support US Navy’s DCGS-MC integrated project team
05 March 2014 Science Applications International (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) to provide a variety of support services for...

HMS Torbay completes revalidation and assisted maintenance period
04 March 2014 The UK Royal Navy's Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered attack submarine HMS Torbay (S90) has successfully completed the revalidation and assisted maintenance period (RAMP) undertaken by Babcock...

Serco to provide marine training systems support for USMC
04 March 2014 Serco has been awarded a contract to provide training support to the US Marine Corps (USMC). ...

Australian Navy’s first Canberra-class LHD sets sail for sea trials
04 March 2014 NUSHIP Canberra, the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ship, has set sail to Sydney from BAE Systems' dockyard at Williamstown, Australia, for...

Italian Navy receives third FREMM vessel
03 March 2014 The Italian Navy has received the third Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Carlo Margottini, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia,...

Vuzix receives SBIR phase 2 contract from US ONR
03 March 2014 Vuzix has received a $75,000 phase 1 option and a $680,000 phase 2 small business innovation research (SBIR) contract as part of the US Office of Naval Research's (ONR) head-worn display...

Raytheon tests Tomahawk Block IV missile’s communications upgrades
03 March 2014 Raytheon has successfully completed testing of communications advancements integrated in a Tomahawk Block IV cruise...

February 2014

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General Dynamics to support US Navy’s AMDR programme
28 February 2014 Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to support the engineering and manufacturing development of the US Navy’s...

Exelis to provide CH-53K helicopter components for USMC
28 February 2014 Exelis has been awarded a contract for the production of major structural airframe components for four prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopters designed for the US Marine Corps...

Russian Navy to receive three additional Buyan-M class corvettes
28 February 2014 The Russian Navy will take delivery of three more Project 21631 (Buyan-M)-class missile corvettes by the end of 2015, Russian Navy commander admiral Viktor Chirkov has...

NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2014 concludes off Norway
27 February 2014 NATO’s submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2014 (DMON 14) has concluded off the coast of Norway, in rough seas and high...

US Navy to commission ninth San Antonio-class ship
27 February 2014 The US Navy’s ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset, is scheduled to be commissioned on 1 March during a ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia,...

Rolls Royce to supply engines for USMC MV-22 aircraft
27 February 2014 Rolls Royce has secured a contract to develop engines to power the US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey...

INS Sindhuratna incident injures five sailors
26 February 2014 At least five Indian Navy personnel have been injured in an accident on board a Sindhughosh class diesel-electric submarine, when it encountered problems off the coast of...

Boeing to deliver additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft to US Navy
26 February 2014 Boeing has been awarded a $2.4bn contract by the US Navy for the delivery of P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime surveillance...

Exelis to support US Navy’s minesweeping defence systems
26 February 2014 The US Navy has selected Exelis to provide depot level repair, maintenance and modifications for two deployed mine defence...

Raytheon to provide Phalanx Block 1B CIWS to Republic of Korea Navy
25 February 2014 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has awarded a contract to Raytheon to deliver nine Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon systems...

USS John Paul Jones validates AWS capability
25 February 2014 The US Navy’s third Arleigh Burke-class guided missile ship, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), has successfully conducted live-fire trials of the Aegis Weapons System...

Russian Navy’s Lada-class submarine to feature advanced quiet propulsion
25 February 2014 The Russian Navy will install advanced ultra-quiet propulsion system on the first Lada-class attack submarine within the next three years, the Russian naval commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov...

USMC’s F-35B aircraft demonstrates capability in STOVL mode
24 February 2014 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) Lockheed Martin-built two F-35B Lightning II joint strike aircraft have performed close formation while in short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) mode for the first...

Royal Navy to name first Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier
24 February 2014 The UK Royal Navy will name the first of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers as HMS Queen Elizabeth during a ceremony scheduled to be held at Rosyth dockyard in Fife on 4...

Alfred E Mann Foundation develops new prosthetic hand for US military amputees
24 February 2014 The California-based Alfred E Mann Foundation, with support from Defense Department agencies, has developed the implantable myoelectric sensor system (IMES), a muscle-controlled prosthetic hand...

Cobham receives US Navy’s V-22 refuelling probes orders
21 February 2014 Cobham has received the first two annual lots for the delivery of refuelling probes for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in support of the second V-22 multiyear award from the US Naval...

US Navy awards pilot training aircraft maintenance contract to Sikorsky
21 February 2014 Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance and aftermarket support services for more than 360 US Navy pilot training...

OSI to support Canadian Navy’s arctic/offshore patrol ship project
21 February 2014 OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been selected to design integrated bridge and navigation subsystems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of arctic/offshore patrol ships...

Malaysian Navy’s SGPVs to feature Thales sonar and radar systems
20 February 2014 Contraves Advanced Devices has awarded a contract to Thales to supply radar and sonar system in support of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s second generation patrol vessel (SGPV) littoral combat...

US Navy's F/A-18 windshield LECP initiative moves ahead
20 February 2014 The US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) has received final approval to proceed with the new initiative to modify spare F/A-18 Hornet windshield panels to...

Lockheed team lays keel for US Navy’s 11th littoral combat ship
20 February 2014 The Lockheed Martin-led industry team has laid the keel for the future USS Sioux City, the US Navy’s 11th littoral combat ship (LCS), in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine’s facility in...

US and Canadian navies conduct Atlantic Shield 2014 exercise
19 February 2014 The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the US Navy have conducted a collaborative exercise called Atlantic Shield 2014 off the eastern seaboard, aimed to strengthen anti-submarine warfare...

Zodiac Milpro delivers first ECUME boat to French Navy commandos
19 February 2014 The French Ministry of Defense (MoD) has taken delivery of the first multi‐purpose ECUME rigid inflatable (RIB) boat from Zodiac...

US Navy’s IRST completes first flight trials aboard F/A-18 aircraft
19 February 2014 The US Navy has successfully completed the first test flight of Infrared Search and Track (IRST), a passive and long-range sensor, aboard a Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft off Edwards...

Thales to equip Scout Mk3 radar aboard Royal Netherlands Navy JSS
18 February 2014 Thales has signed a contract to deliver and install a Scout Mk3 naval surveillance radar on the joint logistic support ship (JSS) being engineered by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for...

Bergen wins Norwegian Armed Forces maintenance and service contract
18 February 2014 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) has awarded a framework agreement to Bergen Group Services for maintenance and service work related to MTU engines in the Norwegian Armed...

Royal Navy to get new UK training facility
18 February 2014 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines are to receive a new facility for more realistic board-and-search training at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint,...

Textron AirLand conducts additional test flights of Scorpion aircraft
17 February 2014 Textron and AirLand Enterprises joint venture Textron AirLand has successfully completed the additional test flights of the Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

Kongsberg to support Polish Navy’s minehunter class vessel programme
17 February 2014 Remontowa Shipbuilding has awarded a subcontract to Kongsberg Maritime to provide the Hugin 1000 MR autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in support of the Polish Navy’s minehunter class...

USS Warrior begins scheduled docking selected repair availability programme
17 February 2014 The US Navy’s Avenger-class mine counter measure ship, USS Warrior (MCM 10), has begun scheduled docking selected repair availability (DSRA) programme at SSK Shipyard and Ships Repair Facility...

Schiebel to provide Camcopter S-100 UAS to Italian Navy
14 February 2014 The Italian Navy has awarded a contract to Schiebel to provide the Camcompter S-100 unmanned air system...

UK MoD identifies five interim storage sites for submarine reactor components
14 February 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has identified five nuclear facilities across the UK as potential sites to store waste from disused nuclear-powered...

Thales to support Sonar 2050 system aboard Royal Navy’s Duke-class vessels
14 February 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Thales to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor installed aboard the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Duke-class...

Rockwell Collins to support ROKN’s P-3C aircraft upgrade programme
13 February 2014 L-3 Mission Integration has selected Rockwell Collins-built Flight2 avionics for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft upgrade...

Philippine Navy to receive two additional AW109 Power helicopters
13 February 2014 AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract by the Philippine Navy to deliver two additional AW109 Power maritime helicopters....

ONR develops new lightweight boot for sailors
13 February 2014 Researchers at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions office have developed a new lightweight boot for sailors and naval aviators to increase comfort over long watches at...

Overhauled HMS Iron Duke successfully completes aviation trials
12 February 2014 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class ship HMS Iron Duke (F234) has successfully completed the first aviation trials, marking another step towards frontline...

Obangame Express 2014 exercise plans finalised
12 February 2014 Maritime professionals from West Africa, Europe, South America and the US have finalised plans for the Obangame Express 2014 naval...

New shore integration facility launched for Brazil’s submarine combat systems
12 February 2014 DCNS has successfully launched a new shore-based integration facility for the Brazilian Navy’s next-generation conventional-propulsion submarines combat system at the French defence...

QinetiQ to provide test and evaluation services for UK Merlin helicopters
11 February 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to provide test and evaluation services in support of Merlin life sustainment programme...

Sikorsky’s first prototype CH-53K helicopter starts safety of flight trials
11 February 2014 United Technologies subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft has started safety of flight tests on the first prototype CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter, the ground test vehicle...

HMS Pembroke completes docking period, sets sail for sea trials
11 February 2014 The UK Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter, HMS Pembroke (M107) has successfully completed Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) and has set sail from Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard to undergo sea...

GD receives US Navy’s submarines material procurement contract
10 February 2014 General Dynamics' (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to procure long lead-time material for Virginia-class submarines, including the SSN-794, SSN-795, SSN-796 and...

Sagem to upgrade optronics aboard French Navy’s vessels
10 February 2014 The French defence procurement agency Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) has selected Sagem (Safran) to upgrade the optronic systems installed aboard the French Navy's Horizon-class...

Indian Navy eyes new sonar system for warships
10 February 2014 The Indian Navy plans to install Atlas Elektronik-developed sonar systems on the domestic-built Mazagon Dock-built Delhi-class and Russian-origin Talwar-class warships to boost...

Indian Navy successfully launches Brahmos missile in salvo mode
07 February 2014 The Indian Navy has successfully conducted a test-firing of its highly manoeuvrable naval version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, in salvo mode, from Talwar-class ship INS Trikand...

USMC evaluates MDARS ability to meet future operation mission
07 February 2014 The US Marine Corps (USMC) is evaluating a new mobile detection assessment response system (MDARS) potential as an asset of force...

BAE releases investment options for Glasgow manufacturing facilities
07 February 2014 BAE Systems has released two potential investment options for its two manufacturing facilities in Glasgow, UK, ahead of public consultations which are scheduled to be held next...

Babcock starts HMS Monmouth refit programme
06 February 2014 Babcock has started refit programme on the Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class vessel, HMS Monmouth (F235), at Devonport Royal Dockyard,...

Lockheed and Midé develop new sensor technology for US Navy’s AWS
06 February 2014 Lockheed Martin and Midé have developed new sensor technology for the US Navy’s Aegis Weapon System (AWS), through the federally-funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...

USMC’s AC2S completes critical design review
06 February 2014 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) Aviation Command and Control Subsystem (AC2S), a part of the USMC’s new Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S), has successfully completed a critical...

USS America (LHA 6) successfully completes acceptance sea trials
05 February 2014 The US Navy's America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), has successfully completed acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of...

Queen Elizabeth-class warships to feature Crowsnest system
05 February 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to design develop and demonstrate the Crowsnest airborne command and control system for the UK Royal...

Keel laid for RAN’s second Hobart-class AWD
05 February 2014 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), HMAS Brisbane, keel has been laid during a ceremony held at Techport Australia in Adelaide, marking an...

US Navy's second MLP ship christened
04 February 2014 The US Navy's second mobile landing platform (MLP) ship has been christened by as USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), during a ceremony held at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding’s...

Ukrainian Navy to receive aluminium patrol boats from Willard Marine
04 February 2014 Willard Marine has been awarded a contract by the US Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office to provide four aluminium patrol boats for the Ukrainian Navy....

Lockheed’s MUOS satellite demonstrates polar communications capability
04 February 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated the ability of the US Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites to provide reliable communication capability in the...

Dstl extends funding for second competition on vessel efficiency
03 February 2014 The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contributed £2m to the Technology Strategy Board for its second collaborative research and development (CR&D) competition on...

Royal Moroccan Navy receives FREMM frigate from DCNS
03 February 2014 The Royal Moroccan Navy has taken delivery of multimission frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Mohammed VI, from...

Italian Navy’s Scire submarine test fires Black Shark Advanced torpedo
03 February 2014 The Italian Navy’s second of the Todaro-class (U212) submarines, Scire (S527), has successfully test fired Whitehead Sistemi Subacquei (WASS)-built new Black Shark Advanced (BSA), for the...

January 2014

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AugustaWestland to upgrade RAF’s Merlin helicopters for Royal Navy operations
31 January 2014 AgustaWestland has received a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to convert the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) 25 AW101 Merlin Mk3 and Mk3A helicopters for maritime operations by the...

USMC receives three prototype P-19 replacement ARFF vehicles
31 January 2014 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received three Oshkosh P-19 replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle prototypes from Oshkosh...

Russian Navy’s second Varshavyanka-class submarine to be floated out in May
31 January 2014 The Russian Navy’s second of six Project 636 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, Rostov-on-Don, will be floated out by a St Petersburg-based shipyard in...

Iran plans to induce changes in Sayyad 2 missile
30 January 2014 Iran is planning to make changes to its Sayyad 2 or Hunter missiles to deploy on Mowj-class...

Indonesian Marine Corps receives additional BMP-3F fighting vehicles from Russia
30 January 2014 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received 37 BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) from Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport, as part of $114 m contract signed...

Northrop delivers 100th AEA kit for EA-18G Growler aircraft
30 January 2014 Northrop Grumman has successfully delivered the 100th airborne electronic attack (AEA) kit for the EA-18G Growler...

Lockheed demonstrates weapons grade high power fibre laser for military
29 January 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated a 30kilowatt weapons grade, high-powered fibre optic laser for military...

US Navy and Marine Corps begin operational testing of Blackjack aircraft
29 January 2014 The US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC) have begun initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) of the new small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack at the Marine Corps Air...

Kratos to supply MH-60 aircrew training devices to US Navy
29 January 2014 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract to deliver MH-60R Naval Aircrew Training Systems (NATS) and MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer (AVET)...

Raytheon to resume work on US Navy’s NGJ programme
28 January 2014 Raytheon is ready to resume work on critical electronic jamming programme for troops, following the US Navy’s confirmation of the...

BAE to maintain and modernise USS Chung-Hoon
28 January 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide dry-docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) for the Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG...

Republic of Korea Navy receives 13th Gumdoksuri-class vessel
28 January 2014 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has received the 13th domestically-built Gumdoksuri-class patrol killer experimental (PKX) fast-attack craft (FAC) Han Munsik...

USS Bonhomme Richard concludes maintenance availability period
27 January 2014 USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship has successfully completed its three-month maintenance availability...

US Navy takes delivery of three MUOS ground stations
27 January 2014 The US Navy has received three ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) from General Dynamics C4 Systems, a unit of General Dynamics....

Russia commences Kirov-class heavy missile cruise ship overhaul programme
27 January 2014 Russia has finally commenced a refit programme on the Russian Navy’s mothballed Project 1144.2 Kirov-class heavy missile cruise ship, Admiral Nakhimov, after years of delays, the Sevmash...

US Navy soon to test F-35 JSF’s Block 4 software
24 January 2014 Testing will commence soon on the next-generation Block 4 software, expected to enhance capability of the Lockheed Martin-developed F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter...

General Dynamics to support Royal Navy’s AW159 helicopter programme
24 January 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) UK to provide eight tactical processors and security enhanced data transfer units in support of the Royal...

Exelis to upgrade carriage systems aboard AV-8B Harrier aircraft
24 January 2014 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Exelis to supply upgraded carriage and release technology for the AV-8B Harrier...

BAE begins maintenance work on Royal Navy’s River-class OPVs
23 January 2014 BAE Systems has begun work to support and provide maintenance on the UK Royal Navy’s Vosper Thornycroft Shipbuilding-built three River-class offshore patrol vessels...

SCRA receives US Navy’s programme management support contract
23 January 2014 Engineering Services Network has awarded a contract to SCRA Applied R&D to provide programme management support for the US...

US MCSC tests two variants of modular scalable vest for marines
23 January 2014 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has tested two different variants prototypes of the modular scalable vest (MSV), aimed at providing better fitting armour solutions to meet needs...

Algerian Navy’s Kalaat Beni Abbes vessel launched
22 January 2014 Fincantieri has successfully launched the Algerian Navy’s future Kalaat Beni Abbes vessel, for landing and logistics support (Bâtiment de Débarquement et de Soutien Logistique), at its shipyard...

INS Arihant set for sea trials
22 January 2014 India's first domestically constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant is to undergo sea trials in the next few...

USS Makin Island finishes sea trials
22 January 2014 The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), has successfully completed nine-day scheduled sea...

General Dynamics receives two contracts from US Navy
21 January 2014 The US Navy has awarded two contracts to General Dynamics for development of advanced submarine technologies, as well as for continued work on submarine modernisation...

US Navy’s second MLP ship successfully completes builder's trials
21 January 2014 USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the US Navy's second mobile landing platform (MLP) ship, has successfully completed builder's sea...

Royal Marines to receive new Laser Light Module Mk3 equipment
20 January 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is procuring new laser light module Mk3 equipment to provide Royal Marines Commandos with better enemy illumination - up to 800m during day and night operations...

US ONR develops new barrier technology to protect ships in harbour
20 January 2014 The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Halo Maritime Defense Systems have jointly developed a new maritime security barrier to protect warships in...

Lockheed assesses LRASM MK 41 vertical launch system interface
20 January 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully tested the long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) ability to be launched from any MK 41 vertical launch system (VLS), with only software modifications to...

Indian Navy receives third Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel
17 January 2014 The Indian Navy has received the third Saryu-class naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sumedha from Goa shipyard during a ceremony held in...

L-3 and Raytheon demonstrate new ship protection system capability
17 January 2014 L-3 Communications and Raytheon have successfully test fired Raytheon-built Talon laser-guided rockets (LGR) from an L-3 remote weapon station using an LAU-68 launcher....

Vietnam Navy commissions first Project 636M Varshavyanka-class submarine
17 January 2014 The Vietnam Navy has commissioned the first of six Project 636M Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, HQ 182- Hanoi, during a ceremony held at Cam Ranh port in southern Vietnamese...

Lockheed to produce automated test systems for US Navy
16 January 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for new automated test systems to increase aircraft mission...

DSNS begins steel cutting for Indonesia’s first Sigma 10514 PKR vessel
16 January 2014 DamenSchelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has begun steel cutting for the Ministry of Defence of Indonesia’s first of two Sigma 10514 guided missile frigates, Perusak Kawal Rudal...

US Navy third joint high-speed vessel completes acceptance trials
16 January 2014 The US Navy third Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) has successfully completed acceptance sea trials at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama,...

MV Cape Ray to undergo final sea trials for Syria mission
15 January 2014 The Military Sealift Command’s container ship MV Cape Ray will undergo final sea trials, as part of mission preparation aimed to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, Pentagon spokesman Army...

Oman Navy’s new sail training vessel launched
15 January 2014 The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Oman’s new sail training vessel (STV), RNOV Shabab Oman, has been officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati,...

MDA awards SM-3 UCA to Raytheon
15 January 2014 Raytheon has been awarded undefinitized contract action (UCA) by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided...

France validates UAS functional integration with ship’s combat system
14 January 2014 The French defence procurement agency (DGA) and DCNS have demonstrated functional integration of S-100 unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with the combat system of a warship, as part of the...

Austal christens US Navy’s fourth Spearhead-class vessel
14 January 2014 Austal has christened the US Navy’s fourth Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Fall River (JHSV 4), during a ceremony held at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama,...

US Navy’s Lockheed-built fifth MUOS enters testing phase
14 January 2014 The US Navy's Lockheed Martin-built fifth mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite has successfully completed its integration phase, marking the beginning of first system...

France awards three new multi-mission ocean-going vessels contract
13 January 2014 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement’s (DGA) has awarded a contract to Piriou and DCNS to develop and deliver three multi-mission ocean-going vessels for the French...

GD wins US Navy’s common missile compartment development contract
13 January 2014 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a modification contract from the US Navy to continue to support the common missile compartment programme, currently under development for the...

US Navy selects SRA as prime contractor for TCI pillar contract
13 January 2014 SRA International has been selected as a prime contractor by the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) for its Transport, Computing and Infrastructure...

Northrop to support USMC AN/TYQ-23(V)4 TAOM facility
10 January 2014 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide post-production lifecycle support for mobile command, control and communications...

US Navy selects HII for navy elevator support unit contract
10 January 2014 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a contract from the US Navy to provide maintenance, training and planning support for the aircraft...

DCNS conducts loading trials of MdCN missile for FREMM Normandie
10 January 2014 DCNS has tested loading of a model of the Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) naval cruise missile in cooperation with the French Navy crew of the third Frégate Européen multi-mission...

US Navy awards Paveway II ELGTR contract to Lockheed
09 January 2014 The US Navy has awarded a four-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to Lockheed Martin to produce Paveway II enhanced laser guided training rounds...

US Navy's eCASS test equipment receives Milestone C acquisition approval
09 January 2014 The US Navy's electronic consolidated automated support system (eCASS) has achieved milestone C acquisition approval, marking a step ahead for limited production and deployment of...

CAE receives two contracts from US Navy
09 January 2014 CAE has received two contracts to provide a range of training systems and services for defence...

Aydin to support US Navy’s TTWCS upgrade programme
08 January 2014 Sparton's subsidiary Aydin Displays has received a contract to deliver upgraded rugged LCD display with an enhanced LED backlight for the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System...

DCI wins naval training support study contract from EDA
08 January 2014 DCI, in consortium with SCS, has been awarded Naval Training Support Study (NTSS) contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA)....

Kratos to provide electronics for US Ballistic Missile programme
08 January 2014 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract from a major prime contractor for the continuing production of electronic hardware for a critical US Ballistic Missile...

US Navy, Northrop conduct nine flight trials of MQ-4C Triton UAS
07 January 2014 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed nine initial flight tests of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at Northrop’s manufacturing facility in...

Babcock installs new electrical power conversion system on HMS Vengeance
07 January 2014 Babcock has successfully installed a new alternative electrical power conversion system, the main static converters (MSC), onboard the UK Royal Navy's fourth and final Vanguard-class submarine,...

Russia to train pilots for upgraded Ilyushin II-38N aircraft
07 January 2014 The Russia’s Northern Fleet pilots will undertake retraining programme in 2014 to master the Russian Navy’s modernised Ilyushin Il-38N anti-submarine aircraft, a military official told journalists....

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier completes sea trials
06 January 2014 China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group has completed a series of sea trials in the South China Sea and returned to a People's Liberation Army's naval base in Qingdao, Shandong...

Canada and Sikorsky sign agreement to continue maritime helicopter project
06 January 2014 The Canadian government has signed a principles of agreement (POA) with Sikorsky Aircraft to revive the long-pending multi-billion dollar maritime helicopter...

US readies ship to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
06 January 2014 US officials have said that the MV Cape Ray ship which has capability to destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons will depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks for new sea trials....

Royal Navy tests electric shipboard handler prototype
03 January 2014 The UK Royal Navy handlers and engineers have tested the remote controlled Electric Shipboard Handler (Aircraft) kit designed to move the 23t F35B Lightning II safely on to the ships, HMS...

NUSHIP Canberra equipped with Typhoon stabilised weapons systems
03 January 2014 The Royal Australian Navy's first Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra, has been successfully installed with four Typhoon stabilised weapons systems, marking...

Navantia to build amphibious warfare ship for Turkish Navy
03 January 2014 Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia, along with its Turkish partner SEDEF, will design and build an amphibious warfare ship and four landing craft for the Turkish...

US Navy awards JSOW C-1 production contract to Raytheon
02 January 2014 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon to procure 200 full-rate production lot 10 AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles...

Russian Navy commissions first Yasen-class nuclear-powered attack submarine
02 January 2014 The Russian Navy has successfully commissioned the first Yasen/Graney-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSGN Severodvinsk...

CPI to support US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft programme
02 January 2014 CPI Aerostructures has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman to provide seats for full-rate production of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye...

December 2013

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US Navy’s third Spearhead-class JHSV completes builder's sea trials
24 December 2013 Austal has successfully completed builder's sea trials of the US Navy's third Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama,...

GD wins $122m contract from US Navy for submarines procurement
24 December 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract modification by the US Navy to provide long lead-time material for three Virginia-class submarines, including the SSN-793,...

DCNS completes catapult trials on Brazilian Navy’s aircraft carrier
24 December 2013 DCNS has successfully completed ship check for the Brazilian Navy’s Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier São Paulo (A12) at the naval premises of Rio de Janeiro,...

Australian Navy second landing helicopter dock ship departs Spain
23 December 2013 The Royal Australian Navy’s second and last amphibious ship’s hull has departed from Vigo in northern Spain....

BAE Systems continues to support US Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile Program
23 December 2013 BAE Systems, a British defence, security and aerospace company, has secured a three-year $171m contract from the US Navy to continue providing engineering and integration support for navy's...

GE38 engine completes durability trials for USMC’s CH-53K helicopter
23 December 2013 The GE Aviation-built GE38 turboshaft engine has successfully completed a 300-hour cyclic durability test, for qualification for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) future CH-53K heavy-lift...

US Marines demonstrates capability of SMAW Mod 2 fitted with new MBS
20 December 2013 The US Assault Marines and combat engineers have demonstrated capability of new model of the shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (SMAW) Mod 2 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia,...

Italian Navy receives second FREMM vessel, Virginio Fasan
20 December 2013 The Italian Navy has received the second Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Virginio Fasan, during a ceremony held at Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia,...

Spanish Navy's first upgraded AB212 helicopter completes flight test
20 December 2013 The Spanish Navy's first upgraded Agusta Bell 212 medium helicopter has successfully completed its test flight at INAER Maintenance's prototype integration centre in Alicante, southern...

SSBN Alexander Nevsky to enter service with Russian Navy
19 December 2013 SSBN Alexander Nevsky, the Russian Navy's second Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), will be commissioned in to the Russian Navy on 21 December...

French Navy’s L'Adroit OPV completes S-100 UAV integration trials
19 December 2013 The French Navy has successfully completed trials of the Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aboard the Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), L'Adroit, in the Mediterranean....

US Navy launches fifth littoral combat ship
19 December 2013 The US Navy has christened and successfully launched the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), during a ceremony held at the Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin,...

Indian Navy and JMSDF to conduct JIMEX 2013 bilateral naval exercise
18 December 2013 The Indian Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will conduct Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) 2013 in waters off the Indian coast in the Bay of Bengal from 19 to 22...

US Navy launches future USS Jackson (LCS 6)
18 December 2013 The US Navy’s Independence-class littoral combat ship, future USS Jackson (LCS 6) has been successfully launched at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, marking an important...

Babcock commences support period for HMS Bangor
18 December 2013 Babcock has begun a six-month support period (docking) on the UK Royal Navy's Sandown-class mine hunter HMS Bangor (M109), at the company's Rosyth dockyard, Scotland,...

BAE to provide long lead items for UK’s Successor submarines programme
17 December 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded two contracts to BAE Systems to procure the first long-lead items in support of the UK Royal Navy's Successor submarine programme, UK defence...

Raytheon to further support US Navy’s Zumwalt-class DDG 1000 programme
17 December 2013 Raytheon has received a contract from the US Navy to complete the remaining hardware and electronics for first two ships of the Zumwalt-class of multimission destroyers, DDG 1000 and DDG...

Naval-technology.com launches major industry survey
17 December 2013 Naval-technology.com would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment surrounding the latest economic and consumer...

Revolution wins US Navy’s LED lighting contract
17 December 2013 Revolution Lighting Technologies, a provider of advanced LED lighting technology, has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to deliver Seesmart LED tube...

Indian Navy’s additional Kilo-class submarines to undergo refit programme
16 December 2013 The Indian Navy's two Project 877EKM (Nato Kilo-class) diesel-electric submarines are expected to undergo a modernisation programme in the Zvyozdochka shipyard, aimed to extend the...

Textron AirLand completes first flight of Scorpion ISR/Strike aircraft
16 December 2013 Textron and AirLand Enterprises joint venture Textron AirLand has successfully completed the first flight of the Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) / strike aircraft,...

US Navy completes developmental testing of LCS remote minehunting system
16 December 2013 The US Navy’s littoral combat ship (LCS) remote minehunting system (RMS) has successfully completed developmental...

Raytheon and Chemring conduct first live-fire test of Centurion launcher
13 December 2013 Raytheon Missile Systems and Chemring have successfully completed first live-fire test of Centurion launcher at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain in England....

Babcock receives phalanx systems contract from UK MoD
13 December 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to deliver four Phalanx 1B kit...

German Navy christens first F125 Baden-Württemberg-class vessel
13 December 2013 The German Navy’s first F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigate has been christened during a ceremony at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, a unit of ThyssenKrupp...

Philippine Navy receives three AgustaWestland AW109 Power helicopters
12 December 2013 The Philippine Navy has received three of five AgustaWestland AW109 Power helicopters from Italy at Villamor Airbase, Pasay City in the...

BMT designs NDLO’s new LSV using NAPA software
12 December 2013 BMT Defence Services has designed a new logistics and support vessel (LSV), ordered by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) for the Royal Norwegian Navy, using NAPA software...

Damen receives fifth Stan Patrol boat contract from Mexican Navy
12 December 2013 The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) has awarded a contract to Damen Shipyards Group for the fifth Damen Stan Patrol 4207-type boat....

Beechcraft and FlightSafety deliver final T-6 ATD to US DoD
11 December 2013 Beechcraft Defense and FlightSafety International have delivered the last of 131 T-6 aircrew training devices (ATDs) to the US Department of Defense...

Australian Navy accepts first two MH-60R helicopters
11 December 2013 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has taken delivery of first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from the US Navy during a ceremony held...

Astrium and Raytheon partner to compete for Nato BMD programme
11 December 2013 Astrium has signed a teaming agreement with Raytheon to compete for Nato's ballistic missile defence (BMD)...

HMS Monmouth to undergo revamp programme in 2014
10 December 2013 HMS Monmouth (F235), the Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class vessel, will undergo a major rennovation in Devonport, UK, in...

Four firms to bid for Philippine Navy’s frigates acquisition programme
10 December 2013 Navantia Sepi (RTR Ventures), STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hyundai Heavy Industries have qualified for the next stage of the bidding for...

Singapore and Thai navies conclude Singsiam 2013 bilateral naval exercise
10 December 2013 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) have participated in a bilateral naval exercise, Singsiam 2013, which drew to a close during a ceremony held at the 3rd Naval...

Cassidian’s mobile TETRA LTE system completes functional test for Germany
09 December 2013 The German Armed Forces have successfully conducted first functional trials of Cassidian's first prototype of a mobile terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio...

Boeing delivers additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft to US Navy
09 December 2013 Boeing has successfully delivered the 13th P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission production aircraft to the US Navy, ahead of schedule, as part of the second low-rate initial production...

USNS Howard O Lorenzen successfully completes final contract trials
09 December 2013 The US Navy has successfully conducted final contract trials (FCT) of missile range instrumentation ship USNS Howard O Lorenzen (T-AGM 25) off the San Diego...

DRS to support US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class ships modernisation programme
06 December 2013 DRS Technologies’ Laurel Technologies business unit has been selected to continue support for the US Navy’s DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile ships modernisation...

US Navy successfully launches XFC UAV from submerged submarine
06 December 2013 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has successfully launched experimental fuel cell unmanned aerial system (XFC UAS) from a US Navy’s submerged Los Angeles-class submarine, USS Providence...

Cubic to develop LCS mission bay training and simulation solutions
06 December 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command, Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) has placed orders with Cubic Defense Systems to develop hands-on training devices, desktop trainers and simulators for...

Northrop’s G/ATOR radar completes operational assessment
05 December 2013 The Northrop Grumman-developed AN/TPS-80 ground/air task oriented radar (G/ATOR), built for the US Marine Corps (USMC), has successfully completed developmental...

US ONR unveils FIST2FAC training system at I/ITSEC
05 December 2013 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has launched a new fleet integrated synthetic training / testing facility (FIST2FAC), a system that merges the virtual and real worlds to train sailors, at...

ThyssenKrupp to develop two HDW Class 218SG submarines for Singapore
05 December 2013 ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, has received a contract from the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to develop and deliver two HDW Class...

QinetiQ wins UK MoD's SMERAS assessment software contract
03 December 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to upgrade and provide maintenance for software - designed to help in the decision making process for submarine escape and...

US Navy's P-8A Poseidon aircraft achieves IOC
03 December 2013 The US Navy's Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol aircraft has achieved initial operational capability...

Selex to upgrade RAN's Anzac-Class communication systems
03 December 2013 The Australian Department of Defence has selected Selex for acquisition and support of modernised communication systems for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) eight Anzac-Class vessels,...

Malagasy Navy completes anti-piracy training programme with Drum Cussac
03 December 2013 The Malagasy Navy has successfully completed anti-piracy training programme at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar....

New Zealand Navy to equip SH-2G aircraft with Penguin anti-ship missile
03 December 2013 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract by the New Zealand Defence Force to deliver Penguin Mk 2 Mod 7 anti-ship...

Russian Navy’s first Varshavyanka-class stealth submarine launched
03 December 2013 The Russian Navy’s first of six Project 636 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, Novorossiisk, has been floated out by a St. Petersburg-based shipyard....

CEA to develop high-powered phased array radar technology for RAN
02 December 2013 CEA Technologies has been awarded a contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to develop high-powered phased array radar...

Iranian Navy re-launches modernised warships and helicopter
02 December 2013 The Iranian Navy has successfully launched overhauled missile-launching ships including the Neyzeh and Tabarzin, the Sirjan logistic ship, the Lavan chopper carrier and the SH3D combat...

Netherlands Navy receives MPAS in operative configuration for NH90 NFH fleet
02 December 2013 The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has received a mission planning and analysis system (MPAS) in the final operative configuration, for the NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters,...

November 2013

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USS Roosevelt successfully test fires MK45 Mod 2 gun
29 November 2013 USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, has successfully completed testing of its MK45 Mod 2 5in anti-surface warfare...

Tognum’s MTU engines to power Singapore Navy’s littoral mission vessels
29 November 2013 Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine has awarded a contract to Tognum to supply MTU 20V 4000 M93L diesel engines for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) eight littoral mission...

HMS Queen Elizabeth equipped with main radar
29 November 2013 UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been fitted with large long range...

ASC to upgrade Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines’ ISCMMS
28 November 2013 ASC has received a contract from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to update the control management and monitoring systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN)...

SAIC receives support services contract from US SSC Atlantic
28 November 2013 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) has awarded a contract to Science Applications International (SAIC) to provide support...

US Navy’s SM-6 missile reaches initial operational capability
28 November 2013 The US Navy’s Raytheon-developed Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) tactical missile has achieved initial operation capability following its successful installation onboard Arleigh...

Exelis and US NRL test high-speed laser-based communications technology
27 November 2013 Exelis and Innovative Technology Solutions (doing business as NovaSol) have collaborated with the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to conduct series of evaluations of the tactical...

US Navy installs CANES aboard USS McCampbell
27 November 2013 The US Navy has completed installation of consolidated afloat network and enterprise services (CANES), the first operational next generation tactical afloat network onboard the Arleigh...

Russian Navy receives first four MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based aircraft
27 November 2013 The Russian Navy has received the first four series-produced MiG-29K/KUB all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft, the Russian Defense Ministry...

ViaSat to provide STT for Royal Navy’s DA20 Falcon aircraft
26 November 2013 ViaSat has been selected by BAE Systems to supply the small tactical terminal (STT) KOR-24 for installation on to the DA20 Falcon series of aircraft used by the UK Royal...

Rolls-Royce to provide additional LiftSystem for USMC’s F-35B JSF
26 November 2013 Rolls-Royce has received a contract from Pratt & Whitney to develop and support LiftSystems for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter...

HMS Sutherland’s upgrade and maintenance programme begins
26 November 2013 Babcock has begun an upgrade and maintenance programme on the UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class vessel HMS Sutherland (F81) at the company’s Devonport Royal...

Thales to support Adelaide-Class FFG ships combat systems
25 November 2013 Australia to provide in-service support for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) four Adelaide-Class guided missile...

India's Navy successfully tests Dhanush missile
25 November 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence has successfully test-fired its domestically-built nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush, from a naval ship off the Odisha...

EVC wins CSTRS contract for US Navy's MH-60S helicopter
25 November 2013 Enterprise Ventures (EVC) has received a firm-fixed-price contract modification from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) to develop carriage, stream, tow...

Rockwell and Lockheed complete ARC-210 first in-flight MUOS trials
22 November 2013 Rockwell Collins and Lockheed Martin have successfully conducted two-phase airborne testing of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and wideband code divisional multiple access (WCDMA)...

Kongsbergs to deliver Sea Protector RWS to Norwegian Navy
22 November 2013 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to deliver Sea Protector remote weapon stations (RWS) for Royal Norwegian Navy’s...

AAC and US Navy demonstrates advanced mine hunting capability
22 November 2013 Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a joint venture between DRS Technologies and Thales, and the US Navy have successfully demonstrated advanced mine-hunting capabilities off the coast of...

US Navy’s X-47B unmanned aircraft completes further carrier tests
21 November 2013 The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman-built X-47B unmanned combat air system has successfully completed an additional round of carrier...

Egypt takes delivery of first fast missile craft
21 November 2013 Egypt has taken delivery of the first of four Ambassador III class fast missile crafts (FMC) from the...

UK MoD orders Type 23 CESM system from Babcock
21 November 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock for delivery of an off-the-shelf communications electronic support measures (CESM) system for installation on the Royal...

US Navy's Gerald R Ford aircraft carrier leaves dry dock for testing
20 November 2013 The US Navy's first Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) has left Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) dry dock to move into the James River, Virginia,...

DSME selects Sagem navigation system for Indonesian submarines
20 November 2013 South Korea-based Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has selected Sagem as prime contractor for the navigation system to be installed on three 1,400t ocean-going submarines to...

US Navy awards AN/SPY-1 radars supply contract to Raytheon
20 November 2013 Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract for delivery of array, navy / search protect, yellow-1 (AN/SPY-1) radar transmitters and MK99 fire control systems to the US...

GD to support common missile compartment programme
19 November 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to continue to support the common missile compartment programme, currently under development for the...

Saudi Arabia requests US for C4I system upgrades and maintenance
19 November 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I)...

INS Vikramaditya enters service with Indian Navy
19 November 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned its new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, at Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk,...

USS America successfully completes builder's sea trials
18 November 2013 The US Navy’s America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), has successfully completed builder's sea trials in the Gulf of...

Spanish Navy deploys Skeldar V-200 unmanned aerial vehicle
18 November 2013 The Spanish Navy has successfully deployed the Saab-built Skeldar V-200 Maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aboard the Buques de Acción Marítima (BAM)-class patrol vessel Meteoro...

Lockheed’s LRASM completes second flight test
18 November 2013 Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) has successfully completed its second flight test off the sea range at Point Mugu, California,...

Babcock to support Royal Navy’s Mk8 Mod1 gun
15 November 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded 18-month contract extension to Babcock to support the 4.5in Mk8 Mod1 gun for the Royal...

GOA rules in favour of BAE’s bid protest against US Navy’s NGJ contract
15 November 2013 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled in favour of BAE Systems’ bid protest against the US Navy’s decision to award next-generation electronic jamming (NGJ) system contract to...

Northrop demonstrates electronic attack capability of BAT unmanned aircraft
15 November 2013 Northrop Grumman has successfully conducted flight trials of its Bat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), integrated with internal miniature electronic attack payload, at the Naval Air Weapons...

Multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013 kicks off
14 November 2013 Maritime forces from 13 nations have begun the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013, in several operational areas in waters off East Africa, to boost maritime safety and security...

US Navy soon to declare initial operational capability of P-8A Poseidon aircraft
14 November 2013 The US Navy is set to declare initial operational capability (IOC) of the Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol...

Construction on Russian Navy’s fifth Borey-class submarine to begin in 2014
14 November 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to begin construction of a fifth Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine in late...

Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv ALH squadron
13 November 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned the first squadron of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-built Dhruv advanced light helicopter (ALH) during a ceremony held at Kochi,...

NHIndustries delivers first NH90 Step B helicopter to Italian Navy
13 November 2013 The Italian Navy has received the first NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) Step B fully operational naval helicopter from NHIndustries...

HMS Queen Elizabeth construction programme moves ahead
13 November 2013 The UK Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been fitted with final ramp section of the flight deck, at the Rosyth shipyard,...

US ONR selectes BAE to develop HVP next-generation guided projectile
12 November 2013 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has selected BAE Systems to develop and demonstrate a hyper velocity projectile (HVP) for the US...

HII christens US Navy’s first Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carrier
12 November 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has christened the US Navy’s first Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Gerald R Ford (CVN 78),...

US Navy’s X-47B demonstrator conducts flight operations on CVN 71
12 November 2013 The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman-built X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) has undergone flight operations trials aboard the fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS...

Rolls-Royce to service T-45 trainer aircraft engines for US Navy
11 November 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a MissionCare contract to Rolls-Royce to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training...

US Navy tests NOTM system’s rapid response capabilities
11 November 2013 The US Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) and the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) have successfully demonstrated a new mobile communications system at Naval...

Indian Navy commissions first indigenously-built Hawk Mk132 AJT aircraft
11 November 2013 The Indian Navy has successfully inducted the first Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-built Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft, at INS Dega,...

Terma tests Scanter 6000 radar capability aboard US Navy’s Stiletto craft
08 November 2013 Terma has successfully conducted testing of its Scanter 6000 X-band naval surveillance radar, in the southern section of the Chesapeake Bay, in and around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...

USMC demonstrates capability of FCU handheld mortar sight
08 November 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully tested a newly developed handheld mortar, known as a fire control unit (FCU), in an undisclosed area....

US Navy LCS surface warfare package undergoes live-fire test
08 November 2013 The US Naval Sea Systems Command has successfully completed second phase of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface Warfare Mission Package developmental...

BAE to close Portsmouth shipbuilding by 2015
07 November 2013 BAE Systems has announced its plan to shutdown Portsmouth shipyard in the UK as part of the government's naval restructuring...

US Navy awards AN/SPQ-9B radars contract to Northrop
07 November 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to deliver three AN/SPQ-9B radar systems for amphibious and Arleigh Burke-class...

US to modernise Polish Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessel
07 November 2013 The Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed a contract with the US government to upgrade the ORP Gen. Kazimierz Pulaski (272), the Polish Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile ship....

Construction begins on US Navy's third MLP ship
06 November 2013 Construction on the US Navy's third mobile landing platform (MLP) ship, the future USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3), has been marked with the keel laying by General Dynamics' (GD) National Steel...

Malabar 2013 joint naval exercise begins
06 November 2013 Indian and US naval forces have begun the joint Malabar 2013 naval exercise, intended to increase interoperability while enhancing the cooperative security...

AAI to provide ABE systems for RAN Seahawk helicopters
06 November 2013 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has awarded a contract to AAI Test & Training, an operating unit of Textron Systems, to provide Advanced Boresight Equipment (ABE) systems for...

Australian Navy’s NUSHIP Canberra completes harbour acceptance trial
05 November 2013 The Royal Australian Navy’s first Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra (LHD 02) has successfully completed its vehicle load trial in...

Babcock and SEA selected for Royal Navy’s phase two of SCB programme
05 November 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Babcock and SEA team for phase II of the vanguard replacement programme (VRP) submarine communications buoy (SCB) system's technology...

AeroVironment receives TERN programme contract from US DARPA
05 November 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to AeroVironment to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft systems...

US Navy successfully completes MQ-8C unmanned helicopter first flight trials
04 November 2013 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter’s first flight test at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California,...

Sikorsky tests main rotor blades for US Marine’s CH-53K helicopter
04 November 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, has completed the initial tests of main rotor blades for the CH-53K...

Orbit to supply data entry devices for US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft
04 November 2013 Electronics Group of Orbit International, through its Orbit Instrument Division, has received a follow-on order worth more than $480,000 to supply mission control data entry devices for the...

F-35B Lightning II JSF successfully hits fixed ground target
01 November 2013 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) Lockheed Martin-built F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft has successfully completed its first guided weapon delivery against a ground...

Jacobs to provide support services for USMC
01 November 2013 Jacobs Engineering has received two task orders under a five year, multiple-award Marine Corps Logistics Support Services (MCLOGSS) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ)...

Royal Navy of Oman receives second Khareef-class corvette
01 November 2013 The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has received the second Khareef-class corvette, Al Rahmani, from BAE Systems, during a ceremony held at HM Naval Base Portsmouth,...

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GA-ASI demonstrates Predator B electronic attack capability
31 October 2013 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has successfully completed the second demonstration of Predator B Electronic attack capability, as part of the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Weapons...

Bluefin and NRL complete Reliant UUV’s long-endurance mission for US Navy
31 October 2013 Bluefin Robotics and the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully completed the Reliant Heavyweight unmanned underwater vehicle’s (UUV) long-endurance mission from Boston to New...

US Navy’s 11th Virginia-class submarine to be christened
31 October 2013 General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen the US Navy’s 11th Virginia-class nuclear-attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), at its shipyard on 2 November...

Lockheed to provide additional TSS for USMC’s AH-1Z Cobra aircraft
30 October 2013 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to deliver the AN/AAQ-30 target sight system (TSS) and...

US Navy’s first Zumwalt-class warship launched
30 October 2013 The US Navy’s first Zumwalt-class warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has been launched at the General Dynamics Bath Iron’s Maine...

Royal Canadian Navy names two new joint support ships
30 October 2013 The Royal Canadian Navy will name the first two Queenston-class joint support ships (JSS) HMCS Queenston and HMCS...

INS Kamorta runs aground during sea trials
29 October 2013 INS Kamorta, the Indian Navy’s first Project-28 (P-28) Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette has run aground during sea trials off the Hooghly near Geonkhali in East Midnapore,...

Russian Navy’s second Borei-class submarine completes sea trials
29 October 2013 The Russian Navy's second Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), Alexander Nevsky, has successfully completed sea trials, the Sevmash shipyard...

Raytheon demonstrates new JSOW C-1 version’s networked capability
29 October 2013 Raytheon has successfully demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1, as part of the US Navy’s Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration...

Royal Navy selects iXBlue’s MARINS units for Queen Elizabeth-class ships
28 October 2013 The UK Royal Navy has selected iXBlue’s MARINS inertial navigation systems for the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers (QEC)...

French Navy’s second FREMM vessel begins sea trials
28 October 2013 The French Navy's second FREMM multi-mission ship, Normandie, has begun initial sea trials off...

US PEO LCS completes initial in-water testing of PLUS system
28 October 2013 The US Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships’ (PEO LCS) persistent littoral undersea surveillance (PLUS) system has successfully completed initial in-water testing at the...

LifePort to install CSA onboard US Navy’s CH-53E helicopters
25 October 2013 LifePort has been awarded a contract to develop and install critical systems armour (CSA) onboard the US Navy's Sikorsky-manufactured CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift...

US DARPA awards TERN programme contract to Aurora
25 October 2013 The US Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Aurora Flight Sciences for the tactically exploited reconnaissance node (TERN)...

US Navy selects CACI to provide communications and networking services
25 October 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to CACI International to provide communications and networking services as well as to support transport and computing infrastructure...

Babcock begins HMS Scott refit programme
24 October 2013 Babcock has begun a seven month docking period for the UK Royal Navy’s only ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott (H131), as part of through life support (TLS)...

Lockheed files formal protest against US Navy's AMDR contract decision
24 October 2013 Lockheed Martin has filed a formal protest with the US Government's Accountability Office (GAO), against the US Navy's decision to award a next-generation air and missile defense radar...

Russian Navy’s MiG-29K/KUB aircraft begins flight trials
24 October 2013 The Russian Navy’s MiG-29K/KUB all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft have begun flight trials conducted by the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC...

SRA selected to support US Navy’s cyber security solutions
23 October 2013 SRA International has been selected by the US Navy as a prime contractor to support integrated cyber security operations (ICO) indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract....

Thales to install FLASH dipping sonars on ROKN AW159 helicopters
23 October 2013 AgustaWestland has awarded a contract to Thales to deliver the compact folding light acoustic system for helicopters (FLASH) Sonics dipping sonars in support of the Republic of Korea Navy’s...

HII delivers ninth San Antonio-class ship to US Navy
23 October 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully delivered the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset (LPD 25) to the US Navy....

US NSWCCD-SSES develops new high-speed generator for vessels
22 October 2013 Engineers from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES) have developed and successfully conducted full scale testing of a new...

AeroVironment unveils block upgrade to RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft
22 October 2013 AeroVironment has unveiled a block upgrade including new features and capabilities to the RQ-20A Puma All Environment (AE) small unmanned aircraft systems...

Konkan 2013 bilateral naval exercise concludes
22 October 2013 The Indian Navy and the UK Royal Navy have successfully completed bilateral naval exercise, dubbed Konkan 2013, off the west coast of...

Russian Navy’s Lada-class submarine to continue sea trials
21 October 2013 The Russian Navy’s first Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines, Sankt Peterburg (B-585), will continue sea trials, a spokesman for the Western Military District...

USMC develops emergency egress lighting system for assault amphibious vehicle
21 October 2013 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center and US Marine Corps (USMC) have developed an emergency egress lighting system for the Marine Corps' assault amphibious vehicle...

Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopter trains aboard RFA Argus
21 October 2013 The UK Royal Navy's next-generation helicopter, the AW159 Wildcat Lynx, has begun trials aboard aviation training / casualty treatment ship RFA Argus...

France to equip E-2C Hawkeye aircraft with Northrop’s IFF system
18 October 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide an upgraded identification friend or foe (IFF) system in support of the French Navy's E-2C Hawkeye aircraft upgrade...

US Navy receives sonar dome rubber window from UTC
18 October 2013 UTC Aerospace Systems has successfully delivered its latest sonar dome rubber window to the US Navy, bringing the total to more than...

US NAVSEA demonstrates MPAIIS capability for LCS mission package
18 October 2013 The US Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) engineers have successfully demonstrated the new mission package automated inventory information system (MPAIIS) for the US Navy’s littoral combat...

DCNS launches first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship for Russian Navy
17 October 2013 DCNS has launched the Russian Navy’s first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship, Vladivostok, during a...

US Marines demonstrate RQ-11B Raven unmanned system capabilities
17 October 2013 The US Marine Corps 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company’s (ANGLICO) marines have successfully demonstrated the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial system (UAS) capabilities, as part of Mountain...

ROK Marine Corps to receive advanced imaging equipment from L-3
17 October 2013 L-3 Communications has received a contract from the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to deliver advanced imaging...

BAE System’s APKWS fixed wing variant completes JCTD
16 October 2013 The Direct & Time Sensitive Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA-242) has successfully demonstrated the BAE System-built advanced precision kill weapons system (APKWS) fixed wing variant’s...

Indian Navy commissions second Saryu-class vessel
16 October 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned the second Saryu-class naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sunayna (P58) at Kochi....

Oman conducts operational test firing of MBDA's naval VL Mica missile
16 October 2013 The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has successfully conducted first operational test firing of naval VL Mica missile from Khareef-class corvette, Al...

Iranian Navy to launch modernised Lavan warship in November
15 October 2013 The Iranian Navy will launch its modernised warship, dubbed Lavan, on 28 November, Iranian Navy commander rear admiral Habibollah Sayyari...

URS receives two contracts from US SSC Atlantic
15 October 2013 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) has awarded two indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity, multiple-award pillar contracts to...

Mexican Navy participates in NAMSI exercise
15 October 2013 The Mexican Navy has participated in a North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI) exercise, held off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, aimed to boost...

Indian Navy close to sign ACTAS delivery contract with Atlas Elektroniks
14 October 2013 The Indian Navy is negotiating with Atlas Elektroniks for the supply of active towed away sonars (ACTAS) for warship...

US JPO cancels F-35 aircraft alternate helmet development programme
14 October 2013 The US F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) has cancelled the alternative BAE Systems-built helmet mounted display system (HMDS) development, for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II joint...

US Navy defers christening of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
14 October 2013 The US Navy has postponed the christening of the first Zumwalt-class multi-mission vessel (DDG-1000), future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) until a future date, due to the US govenmental...

US Navy’s ninth San Antonio-class ship completes acceptance trials
11 October 2013 The US Navy's ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset (LPD 25), has successfully completed acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of...

UK MoD to axe ice patrol ship over high repair cost
11 October 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to scrap the Royal Navy’s former Antarctic Ocean Survey ship HMS Endurance (A171) by 2015, due to its high repair...

Raytheon to provide AMDR-S radar and RSC for US Navy
11 October 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the engineering and modelling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of air and missile defense s-band...

Denel demonstrates Umkhonto missile capability for South African Navy
10 October 2013 Denel has successfully completed first live-fire tests of Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles (SAM) from a land-based launcher off the Denel Overberg test range on the southern tip of...

BAE to deliver additional Nulka decoy systems to Australian and US navies
10 October 2013 The Australian the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to develop additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy...

MU90 torpedo enters operational service with Royal Australian Navy
10 October 2013 The Thales-built MU90 lightweight torpedo has entered operational service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), following the completion of its final test...

BMT completes LOTE study for Royal Australian Navy fleet
09 October 2013 BMT Design & Technology has conducted the life of type extension (LOTE) study for the Commonwealth of Australia, aimed to examine a range of options for defence maritime platforms that...

MBDA to support New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class vessels upgrade programme
09 October 2013 The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected MBDA to provide Sea Ceptor for the local area air defence (LAAD) system in support of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) Anzac-class...

Russian Navy’s third Borey-class submarine completes sea trials
09 October 2013 The Russian Navy's third Borey-class (Project 955) ballistic missile nuclear submarine, Vladimir Monomakh, has successfully completed first round of sea trials off the White...

Raytheon validates ESM seeker technology for Tomahawk Block IV missile
08 October 2013 Raytheon has successfully completed the field test of an advanced electronic support measure (ESM) seeker, integrated in a Tomahawk Block IV missile and demonstrated its greater capability...

BAE to modernise Mk45 guns installed onboard RAN’s Anzac-class vessels
08 October 2013 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to modernise the Mk45 guns installed onboard the Anzac-class...

Russian Navy to receive first Mistral-class vessel late next year
08 October 2013 France is scheduled to deliver the first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Vladivostok to the Russian Navy on 01 November 2014, a high-ranking defence industry official...

US Navy evaluates Aegis BMD system capability
07 October 2013 The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US Pacific Command and US Navy have successfully completed the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) system operational flight test aboard the...

Dassault and Thales to support French Navy’s ATL2 upgrade programme
07 October 2013 The French Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order with Dassault Aviation and Thales to upgrade the French Navy's Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft fleet....

Babcock receives SSE design contract from BAE
07 October 2013 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to Babcock to work on a new design for the submerged signal ejector (SSE) in support of the UK Royal Navy's future ballistic nuclear submarine...

Indonesian Navy receives first CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft from PTDI
04 October 2013 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of its first CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) on schedule and on...

HII integrates propellers on first Gerald R Ford nuclear aircraft carrier
04 October 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has successfully completed installation of four 30t propellers onboard the US Navy’s Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Gerald R Ford (CVN...

US Navy’s first Spearhead-class vessel completes IOT&E
04 October 2013 USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the US Navy’s first Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) has successfully completed its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) end-to-end...

Kelvin Hughes to support Irish Navy’s fleet upgrade
03 October 2013 The Irish Naval Service has selected Kelvin Hughes to provide SharpEye radar and the MantaDigital display as part of its fleet’s incremental upgrade...

US Navy launches new F-35C Lightning II carrier variant
03 October 2013 The US Navy and the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, have hosted a launching ceremony of new F-35C Lightning II carrier variant on the Emerald...

AEgis awarded training simulators development contract by USMC
03 October 2013 AEgis Technologies has received a contract to modify and deliver two improved moving target simulator (IMTS) training devices to provide upgraded Stinger training for the US Marine Corps...

Kratos to support USMC’s CH-53K helicopter programme
02 October 2013 Sikorsky has awarded a contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to design and develop maintenance training systems for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) CH-53K heavy lift...

US Navy receives additional SSEE system from Boeing
02 October 2013 Boeing has delivered the 100th ship’s signal exploitation equipment (SSEE) system to the US Navy, as part of an ongoing effort to meet the contractual obligation of 113...

Israel Navy awards Super Dvora patrol boats supply contract to IAI
02 October 2013 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Ramta division has been awarded a contract by the Israel Navy to manufacture and deliver Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol...

US ONR conducts environmental and ship motion forecasting system trials
01 October 2013 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) have developed and tested the Environmental and Ship Motion Forecasting (ESMF) system...

GD receives USS Providence modernisation contract
01 October 2013 The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to plan and carry out maintenance and modernisation work on the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine, USS...

Exelis to support US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft programme
01 October 2013 Exelis has been awarded two production contracts from Boeing to develop and deliver sonobuoy launchers and carriage, as well as release systems in support of the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon...

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US Navy demonstrates long-range land attack projectile capability
30 September 2013 The US Navy's Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) has successfully completed series of guided flight tests of 155mm long-range land attack projectile...

Mexican Navy awards CN235 aircraft support services contract to EADS
30 September 2013 The Mexican Navy has awarded a contract to EADS North America to provide logistics support and service (CLSS) to the four CN235-300 maritime patrol aircraft...

Raytheon conductes first two GTH tests for USMC's PREM
30 September 2013 Raytheon's precision extended range munition (PERM) has successfully completed its first two guide to hit (GTH) test series for the US Marine Corps (USMC)....

US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines to receive GD’s lead-yard services
27 September 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a modification contract from the US Navy to provide lead-yard services in support of Virginia-class multi-mission nuclear-powered attack submarines....

UK Navy commissions final Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan
27 September 2013 The UK Royal Navy has commissioned its sixth and final type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Duncan (D37), at Portsmouth Naval...

HII delivers composite hangar for US Navy’s DDG 1001 vessel
27 September 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered a composite hangar for the US Navy in support of the second Zumwalt-class guided missile vessel, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001)....

Babcock to provide actuators for Royal Navy’s final three Astute-class submarines
26 September 2013 BAE Systems has awarded a sub contract to Babcock to provide actuators and positioning sensing arrays for the UK Royal Navy's fifth, sixth and seventh Astute-class nuclear-powered...

Elbit wins USMC’s AH-1W helicopter's NTS support services contract
26 September 2013 Elbit Systems has received a contract to provide depot level service and support for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter's night targeting system...

Thales to support Norwegian Navy’s Skjold-class boats’ multi-role radar
26 September 2013 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has selected Thales to provide through-life support for the radars onboard the Royal Norwegian Navy’s fast patrol boats...

US Navy christens three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile vessels
25 September 2013 The US Navy’s three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS John Finn (DDG 113), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) have been christened during a ceremony...

US Navy further tests Lockheed-built Trident II D5 missile
25 September 2013 The US Navy has successfully test fired four unarmed Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missiles in the Atlantic Ocean, under the testing guidelines of the joint chief of...

India and Oman navies conduct Naseem Al Bahr 2013 bienniel naval exercise
25 September 2013 The Indian Navy and the Royal Omani Navy have launched the ninth edition of the bilateral exercise, known as Naseem Al Bahr 2013, off Oman in the North Arabian...

Indian Navy receives first Hawk Mk132 trainer aircraft from HAL
24 September 2013 The Indian Navy has taken delivery of the first Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics...

ESN receives US Navy’s combat systems engineering services contract
24 September 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Engineering Services Network (ESN) to perform combat systems engineering and systems...

Northrop performs further trials of US Navy Triton UAS’s MFAS
24 September 2013 Northrop Grumman is conducting risk-reduction trials of multi-function active sensor (MFAS) in preparation for its deployment on to the US Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS)...

US Navy receives final AN/ALQ-214(V)3 IDECM from Exelis
23 September 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has taken delivery of AN/ALQ-214(V)3 integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) system from Exelis, marking the completion of the...

Royal Navy’s third Astute-class submarine officially christened
23 September 2013 The UK Royal Navy’s third Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine has been christened as HMS Artful (S121), during a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness,...

US Navy begins MZ-3A blimp airship operations in DC region
23 September 2013 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the US Navy have began operations of the MZ-3A lighter-than-air blimp, in the regions surrounding Washington DC,...

SRA to provide support services for US Navy’s critical C4 systems
20 September 2013 SRA International has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide mission-critical support for the Military Sealift Command (MSC) information technology (IT) afloat...

DCNS launches French Navy’s third FREMM frigate
20 September 2013 DCNS has rolled out the French Navy's third Aquitaine-class FREMM multi-mission ship, Provence, from the building dock at its Lorient facility in...

US Navy awards BAMS-D aircraft support contract to Northrop
20 September 2013 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Northrop Grumman to provide operations and maintenance services for the broad area maritime surveillance demonstration (BAMS-D)...

Multinational maritime exercise UNITAS 2013 concludes
19 September 2013 Naval forces from 15 nations have completed US Southern Command-sponsored annual multinational maritime exercise, dubbed UNITAS 2013, in Cartagena,...

Babcock to upgrade Royal Navy’s Trafalgar-class submarines’ CCSM system
19 September 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to design and develop the first phase of the communications coherency for submarines (CCSM) system's obsolescence update...

US Navy and MDA valdiates BMD system capability
19 September 2013 The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) second-generation weapon system has undergone further US Navy and the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) joint flight testing, aboard the...

Lockheed demonstrates LRASM BTV capability from MK 41 system
18 September 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated the capability of boosted test vehicle (BTV) version of long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,...

Navantia rolls out first LCM-1E landing craft for Australian Navy
18 September 2013 Navantia has rolled out the first of 12 new LCM-1E high speed landing craft, being developed for the two new Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships,...

US military demonstrates ADS’s non-lethal maritime operational capabilities
18 September 2013 The US military has demonstrated the new active denial system's (ADS) capability at Fort Eustis, Virginia,...

Northrop to deliver additional LCS mission modules for US Navy
17 September 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide additional littoral combat ship (LCS) mission...

Swedish Maritime Administration receives first AW139 helicopter
17 September 2013 The Swedish Maritime Administration has received the first AW139 intermediate helicopter from AgustaWestland, during a ceremony held at Vergiate plant,...

Multilateral SEACAT 2013 naval exercise concludes
17 September 2013 Navies from the US, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore have conducted annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) 2013 exercise from...

US Navy conducts AAR trials to enhance UCAS-D performance
16 September 2013 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have completed another phase of autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR) test, intended to significantly increase the endurance and range of the X-47B unmanned combat...

Zycraft’s Vigilant-class IUSV completes phase 1 development
16 September 2013 Zycraft has successfully completed the phase one development of the Vigilant-class independent unmanned surface vessel (IUSV), LongRunner....

HII begins fabrication on US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class vessel
16 September 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun fabrication of the US Navy's Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), at its shipyard in...

Northrop delivers final PMS for Royal Navy's Astute-class submarine
13 September 2013 Northrop Grumman's subsidiary Sperry Marine has delivered the final batch of platform management system (PMS) hardware to BAE Systems in support of the UK Royal Navy's fifth...

Royal Navy’s future type-26 ship programme moves ahead
13 September 2013 Rolls-Royce, MTU, David Brown Gear Systems and Rohde & Schwarz have been awarded contracts for propulsion and communications equipments in support of the UK Royal Navy's type-26 Global Combat...

PacStar receives USMC’s deployable communications kits contract
13 September 2013 PacStar has received a Expeditionary Command and Control Suite (ECCS) programme-of-record contract to provide multi-network PacStar 4100...

Raytheon to upgrade US Navy’s Phalanx weapon systems
12 September 2013 The US Navy has placed orders with Raytheon to remanufacture, overhaul and upgrade the Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS), and integral part of the fleet defence in-depth concept and the...

UK MoD awards Sea Ceptor missile system delivery contract to MBDA
12 September 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to MBDA to provide Sea Ceptor sea-based supersonic missile defence system in support of the Royal Navy's Duke-class type 23 vessels and...

BMT introduces new warship and submarine design concepts at DSEI 2013
12 September 2013 BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has introduced a BMT Venator-110 multi-mission reconfigurable warship and the Vidar-7 small modern SSK submarine design concepts at...

Cassidian unveils OMS 200 low-profile optronic mast at DSEI 2013
11 September 2013 Cassidian Optronics is displaying its new OMS 200 low-profile optronic mast, designed to enhance reconnaissance capabilities for submarines, at the Defence Security and Equipment...

MDA conducts missile defence flight test against multiple targets
11 September 2013 The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has conducted a missile defence flight test and successfully destroyed two targets in the vicinity of the US Army Kwajalein Atoll / Reagan test site and...

Terma to support Danish Navy’s Thetis-class OPV mid-life upgrade programme
11 September 2013 Terma has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to provide Scanter 4100 radar and C-Flex command and control C-Flex in support of the...

BAE starts Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier’s Artisan radar trials
10 September 2013 BAE Systems has begun integration trials of the Artisan medium-range 3D surveillance radar at a secret electromagnetic radar testing facility on the Isle of Wight, in support of the UK Royal...

Russia defers Borei-class submarine trials following Bulava launch failure
10 September 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has deferred the trials of second and third Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh...

Construction on Italian Navy’s sixth FREMM frigate moves ahead
10 September 2013 The construction work on the Italian Navy’s sixth Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Luigi Rizzo, has moved ahead with the Fincantieri-held keel laying ceremony at the Riva...

Bell Boeing completes first aerial refuelling trials of V-22 Osprey aircraft
09 September 2013 The Bell Boeing's V-22 Osprey aircraft has successfully completed initial aerial refuelling testing and demonstrated its...

US Navy’s LCS MCM package completes launch and recovery trials
09 September 2013 The US Navy has successfully completed the launch handling and recovery testing of the remote multi-mission vehicle (RMMV) aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS)...

Lockheed’s LRASM prototype completes first free-flight testing
09 September 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed first flight test of an anti-ship missile prototype, as part of the joint US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Office of...

GD recieves AV-8B mission system computers upgrade contract from US Navy
06 September 2013 The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems to modernise mission computers in AV-8B Harrier II vertical / short take off and landing (V/STOL)...

CPI Aero to support US Navy’s CH-53K heavy lift helicopter programme
06 September 2013 Spirit AeroSystems has awarded a contract to CPI Aerostructures to manufacture structural assemblies for the US Navy’s four CH-53K heavy lift helicopter system demonstration test articles...

Spanish Navy completes Skeldar V-200 UAV integration trials
06 September 2013 The Spanish Navy has successfully competed Saab-built Skeldar V-200 Maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integration trials on board the Buques de Acción Marítima (BAM)-class patrol...

US Navy demonstrates Lockheed-built Paveway II DMLGB capability
05 September 2013 The US Navy has demonstrated the Lockheed Martin-built Paveway II dual mode laser guided bomb (DMLGB) capability at the tactics development exercises held at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare...

US Senate Committee approves military strike against Syria
05 September 2013 The Obama administration has been authorised by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to carry out military strike on Syria, in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack last...

Indian Navy receives second Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel
05 September 2013 The Indian Navy has received the second Saryu-class naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sunayna (P58) from Goa Shipyard during a ceremony held in...

HMS Iron Duke demonstrates its capability
04 September 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class ship HMS Iron Duke (F234) has successfully test fired number of weapons systems, as part of sea trials off the coast of Hampshire and...

Aerojet completes critical design review of SM-3 Block IIA TDACS
04 September 2013 Aerojet Rocketdyne’s throttling divert and attitude control system (TDACS) has successfully completed Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided...

US Navy to commission tenth Virginia-class submarine
04 September 2013 The US Navy will commission its tenth Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Minnesota (SSN 783), during a ceremony on 7 September at the naval station Norfolk, Virginia,...

Lockheed to support US Navy’s MK 48 heavyweight torpedo programme
03 September 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification to previously awarded contract by the US Navy for the production of MK48 Mod 7 common broadband advanced sonar system (CBASS) functional...

Australian and Indonesian navies conclude Exercise Cassowary 2013
03 September 2013 Australia and Indonesia have successfully concluded a biennial naval exercise, codenamed Exercise Cassowary 2013, off the coast of Darwin, Australia, intended to strengthen maritime...

TeleCommunication to provide managed satellite services to USMC
03 September 2013 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide managed satellite services to the US Marine Corps...

US Navy to receive passive and active sonobuoys from ERAPSCO
02 September 2013 ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, has been awarded subcontracts to supply sonobuoys for the US...

FLIR Systems to support rotary aircraft initiatives for US Navy
02 September 2013 FLIR Systems has received an indefinite delivery and quantity contract from the US Navy for the BRITE Star Block II sensor systems and associated parts and...

Australian Navy’s radar and combat management system completes final trials
02 September 2013 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Australian-designed phased array radar and combat management system upgrades to the Anzac-class ship anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) system has...

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Aerojet’s second SM-3 Block IIA TDACS completes hot fire testing
30 August 2013 Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed fully integrated flight weight system hot fire test of its second throttling divert and attitude control system (TDACS) in support of the...

British and Albanian forces begin exercise Albanian Lion 2013
30 August 2013 The UK Royal Marines and Albanian Armed Forces have begun a large-scale exercise, dubbed Exercise Albanian Lion 2013, the first in a series of exercises planned under Cougar 13...

HII redelivers fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to US Navy
30 August 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has successfully redelivered the fourth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN...

CACI to provide integrated cyber operations services to US Navy
29 August 2013 CACI International has received a contract from the US Navy to support integrated cyber operations (ICO)...

SAIC wins logistics support contract from US Marine Corps
29 August 2013 The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) to provide innovative and responsive logistics support...

Boeing’s Advanced F/A-18 aircraft completes initial flight trials
29 August 2013 Boeing's F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet prototype aircraft has successfully completed its initial flight trials in St. Louis as well as at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, US, as...

US Navy’s F-35C completes first in-flight refuelling
28 August 2013 The US Navy’s F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) carrier variant (CV) aircraft has successfully conducted the first in-flight refuelling trials with a US Air Force’s (USAF)...

USS Coronado (LCS 4) completes US Navy acceptance trials
28 August 2013 The US Navy's second Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Coronado (LCS 4), has successfully completed acceptance trials, marking a milestone prior to the delivery of the ship to the...

ISRO to launch first defence satellite
28 August 2013 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its first 2.5t military satellite called GSat-7 on 30 August 2013, to improve communication network among Indian navy...

New Zealand Navy to upgrade SeeTrack Military software
27 August 2013 The Royal New Zealand Navy has agreed to purchase three upgraded seats of open-architecture platform software called SeeTrack Military from SeeByte, a provider of software for unmanned...

USMC, Australia to participate in Exercise Koolendong 2013
27 August 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) and Australian Army are preparing to take part in Exercise Koolendong 2013, which is scheduled to begin on 28 August 2013....

US prepares to carry out military action against Syria
27 August 2013 The US Navy has positioned its four destroyers near Syria, in preparation of carrying out military action against the war-torn country, according to a defence...

US Navy’s Aegis system validates capability in NIFC-CA test
23 August 2013 The US Navy and Lockheed Martin teams have successfully conducted the naval integrated fire control-counter air (NIFC-CA) test of Aegis Combat...

Mexican Navy awards contract to Damen for fourth Stan Patrol boat
23 August 2013 The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) has awarded a contract to Damen Shipyards Group for the fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 type boat....

DARPA to develop unmanned undersea platforms for US Navy’s manned vessels
23 August 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new Hydra programme, intended to help develop a distributed undersea network of unmanned payloads and platforms to...

US and Chinese Navies to conduct joint SAR exercise
22 August 2013 The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ships have set sail from the port of Qingdao, Shandong Province, off Hawaii waters to participate in search and rescue (SAR) exercises with the US...

Erickson Air-Crane to provide replenishment services to US MSC
22 August 2013 Erickson Air-Crane has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide comprehensive replenishment and logistics...

Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class vessels to receive new chilled-water systems
22 August 2013 Bronswerk Marine has been awarded a contract to provide a replacement of the chilled-water systems for the Royal Canadian Navy's Halifax-class vessels planned modernisation...

UK Navy Merlin MK2 helicopter crew prepare for front-line duties
21 August 2013 The UK Royal Navy's first five next-generation submarine hunting helicopters have been transferred to the crews at Royal Naval air station (RNAS) Culdrose in southwest England, to prepare...

GD to support South Korea Navy’s P-3C aircraft upgrade programme
21 August 2013 The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Canada to provide next-generation acoustic processing systems in support of the P-3C Orion maritime patrol...

Booz Allen receives US Navy’s engineering services contract
21 August 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Booz Allen Hamilton, to provide engineering and technical support...

US Navy’s ninth San Antonio-class ship completes builder's sea trials
20 August 2013 The US Navy’s ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset (LPD 25), has successfully completed builder's sea trials in the Gulf of...

US Navy awards UCLASS air vehicle segment PDR contracts
20 August 2013 Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Systems have each received preliminary design review (PDR) contract in support of the US Navy’s unmanned...

USMC releases Northrop-developed advanced SPEED software
20 August 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has released Northrop Grumman-developed new advanced systems planning, engineering and evaluation device (SPEED) software for electromagnetic spectrum...

SAIC to provide acoustic detection tool for DARPA’s TRAPS programme
19 August 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has placed an order with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide deep ocean acoustic detection...

Australian Navy’s HMAS Stuart successfully test fires MU90 lightweight torpedo
19 August 2013 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has successfully conducted the first MU90 lightweight torpedo launch test aboard the Anzac-class ship, HMAS Stuart (FFH...

NRL develops SiN-VAPOR technology to enhance IED detection
19 August 2013 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists have developed a new small, lightweight sensor, know as Silicon Nanowires in a vertical array with a porous electrode (SiN-VAPOR), to...

Taiwan Navy unveils Hsiung Feng III missile road-mobile launcher carrier
16 August 2013 The Taiwan Navy has introduced a prototype road-mobile launcher carrier for the supersonic Hsiung Feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship cruise missile at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and...

US Marine Corps' Lockheed-built F-35B JSF performs night landing trials at sea
16 August 2013 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully conducted first night landing aboard the US Navy's first Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, the USS...

Northrop to provide MK54 torpedo nose arrays for US Navy
16 August 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for the production of acoustic nose arrays for the MK54 lightweight torpedo in support of Navy and foreign military sales...

South Korea ADD selects Paramarine software for submarine development
15 August 2013 The Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has selected QinetiQ GRC’S Paramarine ship and submersible design software for submarine concept...

SAIC to provide cyber operations support services for US SSC Atlantic
15 August 2013 The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic in the US has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide integrated cyber...

South Korea Navy launches fourth 214-type submarine
15 August 2013 The Republic of South Korea (ROK) Navy has successfully launched the fourth 1,800t 214-type submarine, Kim Jwa-jin, at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Geoje...

Indian Navy's Sindhurakshak sinks, killing onboard sailors
14 August 2013 The Indian Navy’s Sindughosh-class submarine, INS Sindhurakshak (S63), has submerged off the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, following an explosion shortly after midnight on 14 August...

US NRL develops low cost solar sensor for field analysis
14 August 2013 The US Naval electronics science and technology division research scientists have developed a new low-cost, highly-efficient spectral sensor, to measure the amount of solar irradiation...

Panamax 2013 multinational annual exercise kicks off
14 August 2013 The US Naval Forces southern command / US fourth fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) and military personnel from 19 nations have begun the multinational annual exercise Panamax 2013 at the US southern...

Northrop receives US Navy’s Advanced Hawkeye full-rate production contract
13 August 2013 Northrop Grumman has been awarded US Navy’s full-rate production E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft...

Vietnam’s third Varshavyanka-class submarine to be floated out this month
13 August 2013 Russia’s Admiralty Shipyards will float out the Vietnamese Navy’s third of six Varshavyanka-class submarines, Stary Oskol, later this month, Admiralty Shipyards...

Indian Navy launches first Vikrant-class aircraft carrier
13 August 2013 The Indian Navy has successfully launched the first indigenous Vikrant-class aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at the Cochin shipyard (CSL) in Kochi, Kerala, India, marking the completion of...

MDA awards SM-3 Block IB missiles delivery contract to Raytheon
12 August 2013 The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the assembly and delivery of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB...

Indian Navy activates first indigenous submarine’s nuclear reactor
12 August 2013 The Indian Navy has activated the miniature reactor onboard the first domestically-constructed nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, marking a step ahead in completing the nation's nuclear weapons...

US NAVAIR trials GPS anti-jamming device capability aboard Aerostar UAV
12 August 2013 The US naval air systems command (NAVAIR) has conducted trials to see how interruption of the mission-critical global positioning data can be prevented by using miniaturised global...

US Navy, Boeing validate EA-18G aircraft’s advanced technologies
09 August 2013 The US Navy and Boeing have successfully demonstrated the EA-18G Growler aircraft’s upgraded sensor system and new data network, during the Navy's fleet experimentation campaign held at...

Cassidian demonstrates SmartRadar concept in flight trials
09 August 2013 Cassidian has successfully conducted a series of flight tests to validate the capability of scalable modular aerospace radar technology (SmartRadar), the newly developed flexible...

US Navy to move aircraft carrier to Portsmouth for maintenance
09 August 2013 The US Navy will move its aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN69) (IKE) to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth in September for a 14-month docking-planned incremental availability...

Lockheed F-35B JSF readies for USMC’s further sea trials
08 August 2013 The US Marine Corps' Lockheed Martin-built F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its 500th vertical landing and is preparing for sea...

Marine Corps and NSWCDD to jointly enhance shoulder-launched assault weapon
08 August 2013 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) are partnering to enhance the shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon...

Turkey issues RFI for assault boats competition
08 August 2013 The Turkish undersecretary for defence industries (SSM) has issued an official request for information (RFI) for procurement of new assault boats, undisclosed military officials have...

Raytheon-built RAM block two missile completes US Navy’s initial fleet firing
07 August 2013 Raytheon's rolling airframe missile (RAM) block two missile has successfully completed the US Navy's first fleet firing as part of its ongoing developmental and operational testing...

GD completes risk reduction tests for US Navy’s Knifefish UUV
07 August 2013 The US Navy's Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) programme has achieved a new milestone with the completion of a comprehensive risk reduction...

US Navy’s final San Antonio-class ship’s keel authenticated
07 August 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding has authenticated the keel of the US Navy's 11th and final San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD 27),...

Brazilian Navy’s final Amazonas-class ship sets sail to its homeport
06 August 2013 The Brazilian Navy's third and final BAE Systems-built Amazonas-class ocean patrol vessel (OPV), Araguari, has set sail from the UK, on a journey to its home port in the north-eastern city...

Russia’s second Buyan-class corvette to undergo sea trials this month
06 August 2013 The Russia Navy's Caspian Flotilla will conduct sea trials of its second Project 21631 Almaz shipbuilding Buyan-class corvette, Uglich, in late August, Russia's southern military district...

TCS to develop prototype intelligent tutoring system for US Navy
06 August 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) to design, develop, deliver and evaluate a largely non-proprietary prototype intelligent tutoring...

US Navy’s seventh San Antonio-class ship completes final contract trials
05 August 2013 USS Anchorage (LPD 23), the US Navy's seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, has successfully completed its final contract...

USS Philippine Sea demonstrates weapon system capability
05 August 2013 The US Navy's Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), has successfully launched its standard missile-2 (SM-2) and validated its capability as part of its...

Belgium Navy takes delivery of first NH90 naval helicopter
05 August 2013 The Belgium Navy has received the first NH90 Nato frigate helicopter (NFH) from Eurocopter's Donauwörth industrial site in Germany, to boost its maritime...

General Dynamics to provide full system lifecycle support for US Navy
02 August 2013 General Dynamics One Source has been awarded a business and force support multiple-award pillar contract by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC)...

German Navy's Elbe-class ships to feature Indra’s communication systems
02 August 2013 The German Navy has awarded a contract to Indra to install its satellite communication systems onto their type 404 Elbe-class support...

Amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean reaches important milestone
02 August 2013 The Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship, HMS Ocean, has come out of dock at Babcock's Devonport Royal Dockyard at HM Naval Base Plymouth, half way through it's 15-month upgrade and...

UAV helps US Navy enhance radar and communications
01 August 2013 US Navy scientists have evaluated the real-time measurements of variations in atmospheric and ocean conditions, using Insitu-built ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which could help...

Boeing receives US Navy’s LRIP Lot IV P-8A aircraft contract
01 August 2013 Boeing has been awarded a $2bn low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot IV contract by the US Navy for the delivery of 13 P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime surveillance...

Rolls-Royce to provide LiftSystem for USMC’s F-35B JSF
01 August 2013 Pratt & Whitney has placed orders with Rolls-Royce to produce and support LiftSystems for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter...

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BAE to maintain and modernise USS Wasp
31 July 2013 The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to perform maintenance and modernisation in support of the first Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding-built Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Wasp (LHD...

USMC to issue enhanced combat helmets for soldiers
31 July 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) will induct the new enhanced combat helmet (ECH) in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, following successful completion of stringent...

General Dynamics receives US Navy’s Aegis illuminators contract
31 July 2013 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received a contract from the US Navy for the production of Mk82 gun, guided-missile directors and Mk 200 director controllers in support of...

Israeli Navy installs Barak 8 missile onto Sa'ar 5-class vessels
30 July 2013 The Israel Navy has begun installation of Barak 8 medium-range surface-to-air missiles onto the Sa'ar 5-class corvettes, in an effort to protect the nation from the Syria's Yakhont...

INS Vikramaditya undergoes sea trials
30 July 2013 The Indian Navy's aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, has successfully completed extensive sea trials in Barents Sea in...

Northrop to support US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class ships programme
30 July 2013 General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) have awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to deliver the steering gear system in support of the US Navy’s three new DDG...

Russian Navy’s third Yasen-class submarine to feature advanced sensors
29 July 2013 Russia will install an advanced sonar system on to the third Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau-designed Yasen/Graney-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSGN...

US Navy’s PLUS programme achieves training milestone
29 July 2013 The US Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) sailors have successfully completed training in the sea glider unmanned undersea vessel (UUV) operation and maintenance, as part of the...

DCNS completes refit on French Navy’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier
29 July 2013 DCNS has completed a six-month intermediate refit programme on the French Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91), at a shipyard in the Vauban dry dock at the Toulon...

US Navy issues NGJ TD contract stop-work order to Raytheon
26 July 2013 The US Navy has issued stop-work order to Raytheon on the next-generation electronic jamming system contract, following BAE Systems’ official bid protest against the...

HII delivers DDG 1001 Aft PVLS to US Navy
26 July 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has successfully delivered the final two aft peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS) assemblies to the US Navy in support of...

Turkish Navy receives First ATR72-600 TMUA from Alenia
26 July 2013 The Turkish Navy has received the first ATR 72-600 Turkish Maritime Utility Aircraft (TMUA) from Alenia...

Royal Navy receives delivery of Merlin Mk2 helicopters
25 July 2013 The UK Royal Navy has recieved the delivery of the first five next-generation anti-submarine maritime patrol AW101 Merlin HM Mk2 helicopters on...

CACI to provide IT and C2 solutions for US Navy
25 July 2013 CACI has received a contract for the delivery of an array of business information technology (IT) and command and control (C2) solutions to the US...

French Navy demonstrates Alister 100 AUV capability
25 July 2013 The French Navy is conducting ECA Robotics-built Alister 100 lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) trials as a preliminary to receiving six AVUs over the coming...

Saft to support US DoD F-35 JSF programme
24 July 2013 General Electric Aviation has selected Saft for Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) low rate initial production contract (LRIP) for the US Department of Defense...

US Navy receives first upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV
24 July 2013 The US Navy has received the first upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Northrop Grumman, in preparation for ground and flight...

Bluefin and MIT validate AUV plug-and-play payload autonomy
24 July 2013 Bluefin Robotics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Laboratory of Autonomous Marine Sensing Systems (LAMSS) have successfully demonstrated the MOOS-IvP payload autonomy...

York develops new generation of shipboard chillers for US Navy
23 July 2013 York Navy Systems has designed and developed a new generation of shipboard chillers for the US Navy's...

USMC Marine combat patrols test P2AT GPS-based mapping software
23 July 2013 The US Marine Corps combat patrols are conducting trials of a newly developed patrol planning and assessment tool (P2AT), a mapping software application designed to provide GPS-based technology...

Royal Navy sailors train with new Glock 17 pistol
23 July 2013 UK Royal Navy sailors have been trained to use the new Glock 17 pistol, as part of a training course conducted at HMS Raleigh’s Military Training...

SAIC completes Terrex amphibious vehicle evaluation for USMC
22 July 2013 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has successfully completed evaluations of the Terrex-wheeled armoured amphibious vehicle, as part of the US Marine Corps (USMC)...

US Navy’s second MUOS satellite successfully launched
22 July 2013 The US Navy’s Lockheed Martin-built second mobile user objective system (MUOS-2) satellite has been launched successfully aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape...

Northrop to support US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye programme
22 July 2013 The US Navy has awarded a $113.7m advance acquisition contract to Northrop Grumman for long lead materials and related support for five full-rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye...

Construction begins on Royal Navy’s sixth Astute-class submarine
19 July 2013 Construction on the UK Royal Navy's sixth of seven Astute-class next-generation nuclear submarines, HMS Agamemnon, has begun following a keel-laying ceremony at the BAE Systems yard...

US Marines evaluate marine austere patrolling system
19 July 2013 The US Marines are currently testing a new individual, wearable power management and distribution system prototype, known as the marine austere patrolling system (MAPS), at an end-user...

US Navy develops new technology to ease drone-manned aircraft interoperability
19 July 2013 The Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapon's (PEOU&W) Common Standards and Interoperability (CSI) team are developing a new technology to enable...

South Korea’s second Incheon-class FFX ship launched
18 July 2013 The Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) second Incheon-class FFX coastal defence vessel, Gyeonggi, has been launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, Seoul, South Korea, in a bid to...

HMS Chiddingfold crew complete operational sea training
18 July 2013 The UK Royal Navy's first Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV), HMS Chiddingfold, has successfully completed a month-long examination of the navy's operational sea training in...

Harris to deliver digital radio systems for US Marine Corps
18 July 2013 Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver digital radio systems to replace the US Marine Corps' (USMC) existing radio systems throughout the eastern region of US Marine Corps bases and...

Raytheon and Chemring to fire Centurion launcher
17 July 2013 Raytheon Missile Systems and Chemring are planning to conduct live missile firing for the next phase of multirole Centurion launcher at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain, UK,...

VT MÄK to support UAS and autonomy research at US Navy’s HCIL
17 July 2013 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has selected VT MÄK's products to support unmanned aerial systems (UAS), human-computer interaction research, development, test...

UK Government’s Trident Review fails to find alternative for country’s nuclear deterrent
17 July 2013 The UK Government's much-awaited Trident Review has failed to find any cost-effective substitute for the country's nuclear...

US Navy develops new tools to reduce energy consumption
16 July 2013 In the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) division in Panama City, engineers are developing new tools that can predict energy consumption needs more accurately for expeditionary...

USNS Montford Point departs San Diego to undergo further testing
16 July 2013 USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), the US Navy's first ship of the mobile landing platform (MLP) class, has set sail from San Diego for Naval Station Everett, Washington, to undergo...

Lithuanian Navy commissions Royal Navy’s two former minehunter vessels
16 July 2013 The Lithuanian Navy has received and commissioned the UK Royal Navy’s two former Hunt-class ships into its fleet during a ceremony held at the Klaipeda naval base, Lithuania, following an...

Construction begins on Russian Navy’s fourth Project 11356 ship
15 July 2013 Yantar shipyard has begun construction on the Russian Navy's fourth Krivak IV-class (Project 11356) ship, Admiral Butakov, with a keel laying ceremony in Russia’s Baltic exclave of...

Iraqi Navy takes delivery of final patrol boat from US
15 July 2013 The Iraqi Navy has officially received the final 35m-long coastal patrol boats, PB-312, from the US Navy at Umm Qasr Naval Base south of Baghdad following successful completion of reactivation...

Saab receives Skeldar UAS deployment contract from undisclosed customer
15 July 2013 Saab has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed customer to deliver and deploy the Skeldar V-200 Maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for maritime...

Raytheon wins US Navy’s JSOW C-1 production contract
12 July 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon to procure 200 full-rate production Lot 9 AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles (JSOW)...

Royal Moroccan Navy’s FREMM vessel completes third sea trials
12 July 2013 The Royal Moroccan Navy's DCNS-built frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, to be named Mohammed VI, has successfully completed the third series of sea trials off the Brittany coast,...

Saudi Arabia seeks 30 Mark V patrol boats from US
12 July 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale of 30 Mark V patrol boats, as well as associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support...

Lockheed’s LRLAP completes US Navy’s engineering verification flight trials
11 July 2013 The US Navy's Lockheed Martin-built 155mm long-range, land-attack projectile (LRLAP) has successfully completed four engineering verification flight trials at White Sands Missile Range, New...

US Navy and Northrop conduct X-47B aircraft first arrested landing trials
11 July 2013 The US Navy's Northrop Grumman-built X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) carrier demonstration aircraft has successfully completed its first arrested landing on...

US Navy awards NGJ technology development contract to Raytheon
11 July 2013 The US Navy has placed an order with Raytheon for developmental efforts in support of the technology development (TD) phase of the next-generation jammer (NGJ)...

Mikros to provide ADEPT support for US Navy LCS ships
10 July 2013 Mikros Systems has received a contract from the US Navy to provide new condition-based maintenance capabilities for radars and electronic systems installed onboard littoral combat ships...

Royal Navy’s MARS tankers design plan completes
10 July 2013 Designers have completed plan for the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary's (RFA) new fleet of Tide-class military afloat reach and sustainability (MARS) tankers, which will serve at least 25...

Estonian Navy awards naval support contract to Thales
10 July 2013 The Estonian Defence Force has awarded a contract to Thales to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to support Estonian Navy’s two mine countermeasures...

Babcock receives Canadian Navy Victoria-class in-service support contract
09 July 2013 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded a modification contract to Babcock to provide in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of four Victoria-class...

US Navy’s P-8A aircraft ready for fleet introduction, says report
09 July 2013 The US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission aircraft has been declared ready for fleet introduction, according to a US Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) initial operational test...

US and allied forces conduct Exercise Platinum Lion 2013
09 July 2013 US Marine Corps (USMC) personnel, alongside forces from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, are conducting Exercise Platinum Lion 2013 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, to enhance...

Russia to begin construction of third Yasen-class submarine this month
08 July 2013 Construction on the Russian Navy's Yasen/Graney-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSGN Novosibirsk, will begin on 26 July with a keel laying ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard near the White...

INS Vikramaditya to undergo final sea trials
08 July 2013 INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy's aircraft carrier, has set sail for its final sea trials, following successful completion of refit programme at Russia's Sevmash shipyard, according to a...

French DGA conducts further trials of MdCN missile
08 July 2013 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement’s (DGA) missile de croisière naval (MdCN) has successfully completed the first qualification firing from the DGA missile test range at Biscarrosse,...

BAE to develop naval canisters for US Navy
05 July 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to develop canisters capable of storing, transporting and launching a wide range of...

US Navy conducts further trials of long-range attack projectile
05 July 2013 The US Navy has successfully completed a series of guided flight tests of 155mm long-range land attack projectiles (LRLAP) at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,...

Australia seeks Mk54 all-up-round torpedoes from US
05 July 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of up to 100 Mk54 all-up-round torpedoes to...

Schiebel conducts Camcopter S-100 UAV DeckFinder trials
04 July 2013 Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), fitted with EADS Astrium's Pseudolite-based DeckFinder local positioning system, has successfully completed a series of flight...

EdgeTech delivers LMCS minehunting systems to Indian Navy
04 July 2013 EdgeTech has successfully delivered 12 littoral mine countermeasure sonar (LMCS) systems to the Indian Navy, as part of a previously signed...

Lockheed’s single integrated C2 system manages multiple UAVs
04 July 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated the integrated command and control (C2) system ability to monitor and control multiple types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) during recent...

BMT’s Aegir design selected for Royal Norwegian Navy’s JLSS programme
03 July 2013 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has selected Aegir logistics support vessel (LSV) design from BMT Defence Services for the Royal Norwegian Navy's joint logistics support...

RAN’s first MH-60R helicopter completes initial flight test
03 July 2013 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first flight test at Sikorsky's production facility, Connecticut, US, defence...

HII to inactivate US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
03 July 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for the inactivation of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN...

BAE to develop EM railgun under US Navy’s INP programme Phase 2
02 July 2013 BAE Systems has received a Phase 2 contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop an electromagnetic (EM) railgun under the US Navy's innovative naval prototype (INP)...

US Navy awards next-generation enterprise network contract to HPES
02 July 2013 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HPES) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for the next-generation enterprise network (NGEN)...

Indian Navy commissions final Talwar-class warship
02 July 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned the third and final Talwar-class warship, INS Trikand (F50), at Kaliningrad,...

ERAPSCO to supply AN/SSQ-53D and AN/SSQ-57 sonobuoys to US Navy
01 July 2013 ERAPSCO, a Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI joint venture, has been awarded a contract to supply sonobuoys to the US...

Spirit to provide structural systems for USMC’s CH-53K helicopters
01 July 2013 Sikorsky has awarded a contract to Spirit AeroSystems for production and delivery of aircraft structures for installation on the CH-53K heavy-lift...

US Navy to launch second MUOS satellite this month
01 July 2013 The US Navy’s Lockheed Martin-built second mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite has successfully completed payload fairing encapsulation, as part of its preparation for launch aboard...

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Indian MoD issues surface surveillance radar tender
28 June 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has floated tenders for the purchase of surface surveillance radars (SSR) from domestic...

BAE completes operational sea trial of SEAS energy-saving technology
28 June 2013 BAE Systems has completed an operational sea trial of its ship energy assessment system (SEAS), to demonstrate the technology's energy saving...

Construction begins on US Navy’s eighth Independence-variant LCS
28 June 2013 Construction on the US Navy's eighth Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8), has started at Austal's facility in Mobile, Alabama, with the official keel...

Northrop to provide services for US Navy’s LCS mission packages
27 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide engineering and production planning services for surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission module components in support...

BAE conducts MS-SGP flight trials from Mk45 Mod 4 naval gun
27 June 2013 BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation have carried out flight trials of a multi-service standard guided projectile (MS-SGP) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,...

Russian Navy's first Mistral-class vessel construction programme moves ahead
27 June 2013 The Russian Navy has rolled out the stern of first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Vladivostok following its completion, according to a Russian...

OSI to support of Royal Malaysian Navy’s LCS programme
26 June 2013 OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) to deliver integrated navigation and tactical systems (INTS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy's...

Kelvin’s Sharpeye radar validates capabilities in US Navy demonstration
26 June 2013 Kelvin Hughes's solid-state SharpEye radar has validated its enhanced small target detection capability during a recent US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) demonstration in Virginia,...

US Navy receives first F-35C carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed
26 June 2013 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 at Eglin Air Force...

Cubic to provide I-TESS II laser-based training system for USMC
25 June 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Cubic Applications to provide an advanced instrumented-tactical engagement simulation system (I-TESS) II....

HMS Iron Duke completes refit and is set to undergo sea trials
25 June 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class ship HMS Iron Duke (F234) has successfully completed a 16-month modernisation programme and is to undergo sea...

Raytheon enhances Excalibur weapon capabilities
25 June 2013 Raytheon has introduced its upgraded 155mm Excalibur extended-range global positioning system (GPS) guided projectile, as part of its internally funded programme for enhancing Excalibur's...

Selex to supply Titan turrets for German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk88A helicopters
24 June 2013 The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Selex ES to develop and deliver Titan 385ES-HD enhanced stability high-definition turrets in support of the German Navy (Deutsche Marine)...

Brazilian Navy receives final Amazonas-class OPV from BAE
24 June 2013 The Brazilian Navy has received the third and final Amazonas-class ocean patrol vessels (OPV), named Araguari (P122), from BAE Systems at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, to boost its maritime...

US Navy completes reliability testing of LCS remote minehunting system
24 June 2013 The US Navy has successfully completed the second phase and final reliability testing on the Lockheed Martin-built remote minehunting system (RMS), a critical component of the mine...

UK MoD begins interoperability test for Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet
21 June 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Lockheed Martin are testing the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft's interoperability with other UK military platforms in a common...

USMC UH-1Y Huey helicopter to feature redesigned weapons mount
21 June 2013 The US Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Program Office (PMA-242) Crew Served Weapons Integration team has successfully redesigned and tested the Bell UH-1Y Huey utility aircraft’s weapons mount...

French Navy inducts FLASH SONICS sonar onboard NH90 Caiman helicopters
21 June 2013 The French Navy has successfully inducted the Thales-built folding light acoustic system for helicopters (FLASH) SONICS system onto a Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift...

Japan receives first AQS-24A mine-hunting system from Northrop
20 June 2013 The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has received the first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting systems from Northrop Grumman for integration onto its new Kawasaki...

Ultra Electronics to deliver submarine towed arrays for Canadian Navy
20 June 2013 Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems (UEMS) has been awarded a contract to deliver four submarine towed array sonar system (SubTASS) arrays in support of the Royal Canadian Navy's...

UK Royal Navy selects Boeing to service ScanEagle UAV
20 June 2013 Boeing Defence UK has been awarded a contract to service ScanEagle low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Royal Navy, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has...

Aerojet’s first SM-3 Block IIA TDACS completes full system hot fire testing
19 June 2013 Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a fully integrated flight weight system hot fire test of its throttling divert and attitude control system (TDACS) in support of the Standard...

OceanServer and SeeByte conduct rapid environmental assessment exercise
19 June 2013 OceanServer Technology and SeeByte have jointly conducted a five-day rapid environmental assessment exercise in the waters off Coronado,...

MBDA introduces CVS302 Hoplite indirect precision attack missile
19 June 2013 MBDA has introduced the CVS302 Hoplite, a new missile developed to provide indirect precision attack capabilities in 2035 and beyond for land and naval artillery, at the ongoing Paris...

Romanian Navy’s Puma helicopters to feature Thales’ TMS 2000 processors
18 June 2013 IAR Brasov has awarded a contract to Thales to develop and deliver TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors in support of the Romanian Navy's IAR-330 Puma...

USMC’s MV-22B Osprey aircraft performs first landing mission on Japanese ship
18 June 2013 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft has performed landing mission aboard Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships for the first time off the Southern...

Boeing continues to maintain US Navy’s RTCASS automated test
18 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Boeing to maintain the reconfigurable transportable consolidated automated support system (RTCASS) automated...

USS George Washington’s CVW 5 pilots conduct field carrier landing practice
17 June 2013 US Navy fixed-wing aircraft aviators under Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 have successfully completed field carrier landing practice (FCLP) off the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, in preparation...

US Navy orders long-range acoustic devices
17 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded a multi-year contract to LRAD systems to deliver long-range acoustic device (LRAD) 100X, LRAD 500X and LRAD 1000Xi...

Raytheon delivers 5,000th AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile to US Navy
17 June 2013 Raytheon has delivered the 5,000th AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missile to the US Navy, marking a milestone in its missile production for the US Government and nine international...

US Navy’s RQ-21A small UAS conducts first east coast flight trials
14 June 2013 The US Navy and US Marine Corps' (USMC) small tactical unmanned aircraft system (STUAS), the Boeing Insitu RQ-21A, has successfully completed its first east coast flight from Webster Field...

Elta Systems to deliver ELM-2022A maritime radars to undisclosed customers
14 June 2013 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has received contracts from two foreign customers for the supply of ELM-2022A advanced multi-mode airborne maritime surveillance...

CACI receives US Navy’s decision superiority support services contract
14 June 2013 The US Navy has selected CACI as one of 15 prime contractors to provide decision superiority (DS) support...

LRAD to provide acoustic devices to US Navy
13 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to LRAD to develop and deliver small, medium and large long-range acoustic devices (LRAD) and acoustic hailing devices...

Bell-Boeing to supply additional MV-22 aircraft to USMC
13 June 2013 Bell-Boeing has been awarded a modification contract by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver additional V-22 Osprey aircraft for the US Marine Corps...

US NRL develops combined fibre laser system
13 June 2013 The US Naval Research Laboratory has developed high-power fibre lasers, which can be combined to form the basis of a high-energy laser system for directed energy (DE) weapons and power...

Iranian Navy re-launches upgraded Bayandor ship
12 June 2013 The Iranian Navy has re-launched its newly modernised ship, Bayandor, in the Southern port of Bandar Abbas, aimed at boosting the nation's ability to protect and maintain security in regional...

Northrop receives US Navy’s minehunting integration support contract
12 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to support the integration of its AQS-24A side look sonar system aboard an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to enable detection of bottom...

Raven completes urgent surveillance need for US Navy
12 June 2013 Raven Aerostar has successfully deployed a turnkey maritime persistent surveillance solution to meet an urgent operational requirement needed to support US Southern Command's effort to...

US Navy’s third Spearhead-class JHSV launched
11 June 2013 The US Navy's third Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), has been launched by Austal, marking a milestone in the JHSV...

Royal Navy’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter conducts further trials
11 June 2013 The UK Royal Navy's next-generation helicopter, the AW159 Wildcat Lynx, is conducting series of trials aboard Bay-class auxiliary landing ship dock (LSD(A)), RFA Mounts Bay...

HII delivers USS Minnesota to US Navy
11 June 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered tenth and final Block II Virginia-class submarine, USS Minnesota (SSN 783), on budget and ahead of schedule....

HMS Duncan sets sail to demonstrate combat system capabilities
10 June 2013 The UK Royal Navy's sixth and final Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare vessel, HMS Duncan (D37), has set sail from Portsmouth, UK, to undergo sea...

GDLS’s MPC completes swim and human factors trials for USMC
10 June 2013 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has successfully completed water performance swim and human factors testing of its marine personnel carrier (MPC) vehicle for the US Marine Corps' (USMC)...

Royal Navy decommissions final Type 42 vessel
10 June 2013 The British Royal Navy's last Type 42 destroyer (Batch 3), HMS Edinburgh (D97) has been officially decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base, marking the end of its 30-year operational...

GD to help fix Spanish Navy’s overweight issue of S-80 submarine
07 June 2013 Navantia has selected General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to help fix the overweight issue of the first S-80 class submarine, Isaac Peral (S-81), for the Spanish Navy, Spain's Defence Ministry...

HMS Penzance readies for sea trials
07 June 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Sandown-class minehunter HMS Penzance (M106) has successfully completed a six-month support period (docking) (SP(D)) at Babcock's Rosyth dockyard and is ready to undergo...

Australia receives last blocks for HMAS Hobart ship
07 June 2013 Australia has received the final fabricated blocks for installation aboard the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), HMAS...

General Dynamics to support US Navy airborne mission computers
06 June 2013 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has received a contract from the US Navy to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for the advanced mission computers (AMCs), installed...

Vanquish to provide support services for USMC’s vehicles
06 June 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has placed orders with Vanquish Worldwide to provide vehicle maintenance and preventative maintenance...

US Navy awards CH-53K SDTA aircraft contract to Sikorsky
06 June 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to supply four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for the US Marine Corps...

Northrop to bid for US Navy’s CANES full deployment contract
05 June 2013 Northrop Grumman will submit a bid in response to the request for proposal (RFP) issued by the US Navy for consolidated afloat network and enterprise services (CANES) full deployment...

US Navy’s NGJ programme completes technology maturation phase
05 June 2013 ITT Exelis has completed its technology maturation phase of the next-generation jammer (NGJ), installed onboard the US Navy’s EA-18G electronic attack...

Oshkosh to deliver P-19R firefighting vehicle to USMC
05 June 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense to supply a new fleet of P-19 replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF)...

US Navy awards DDG 51 ships construction contracts
04 June 2013 The US Navy has awarded two contracts to General Dynamics (GD) Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to construct a total of nine DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided...

Saab receives AUV62 AUV system contract from undisclosed customer
04 June 2013 Saab has received a contract from an undisclosed customer for supply of its autonomous underwater vehicles systems (AUV),...

Lockheed’s LRASM successfully completes Mk41 VLS push-through trials
04 June 2013 Lockheed Martin's simulated long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) has successfully completed Mk41 vertical launch system (VLS) push-through...

Australia shortlists contract bidders for HATS programme
03 June 2013 The Australian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected three contract bidders for the Project Air 9000 Phase 7 helicopter aircrew training system (HATS), marking the beginning of second phase of...

TenCate to deliver armour for Danish Navy’s second Absalon-class ship
03 June 2013 TenCate Advanced Armour has been awarded a contract by the Royal Danish Navy to provide a ballistic protection system for small calibre gun mounts operators onboard the second Absalon-class...

US Marine Corps to receive HDT ArctiX shelter
03 June 2013 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to HDT Global's (HDT) Expeditionary Systems Group division to deliver its HDT ArctiX shelter...

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US Navy’s RAM Block 2 completes first phase of developmental trials
31 May 2013 US Navy and Raytheon have successfully completed the first phase of developmental and operational testing (DT/OT) of Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2, validating its...

DSTO Australia and Kraken complete acceptance trials of AquaPix sonar
31 May 2013 Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Kraken Sonar Systems have successfully completed acceptance trials of AquaPix interferometric synthetic aperture sonar (InSAS),...

Italian Navy receives first FREMM vessel, Carlo Bergamini
31 May 2013 The Italian Navy has taken delivery of the first Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Carlo Bergamini, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia,...

Indian Navy seeks EMALS system for second Vikrant-class aircraft carrier
30 May 2013 The Indian Navy is planning to equip its second domestically built Vikrant-class aircraft carrier, INS Vishal, with General Atomics' (GA) new-generation catapult, Electro-Magnetic Aircraft...

BRP Ramon Alcaraz to feature ASW capability
30 May 2013 The Philippines Navy is planning to equip its second Gregorio del Pilar-class ship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities, navy spokesman lieutenant...

OSI to support Indonesian Navy’s Type 209 submarine programme
30 May 2013 OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded a contract by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to deliver integrating navigation and tactical systems in support of the Indonesian...

US Navy’s Alvin submersible completes modernisation programme
29 May 2013 The US Navy's manned deep-ocean research submersible, Alvin, has successfully completed a $41m phase one modernisation programme and set sail off to Astoria, Oregon, to undergo...

Construction begins on US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class ship
29 May 2013 Construction work on the US Navy's second DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class multimission ship, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), has started at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works with the official keel...

Thales to support Royal Navy’s sensor support optimisation project
29 May 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Thales for in-service support of the Royal Navy's ships and submarines, as part of thesensor support optimisation project...

US Coast Guard transfers ex-Hamiltion-class cutter to Bangladesh Navy
28 May 2013 The US Coast Guard (USCG) has successfully transferred its decommissioned 3,300t Hamiltion-class high endurance cutter Jarvis (WHEC 725) to the Bangladesh Navy, during a ceremony held on...

South Korea to procure 20 maritime patrol aircraft
28 May 2013 The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has received approval from the country's joint chiefs of staff to procure maritime patrol aircraft, to boost surveillance...

US Navy to name next two Arleigh Burke-class ships
28 May 2013 The US Navy will name its next Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDGs) USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) and USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), navy secretary Ray Mabus has...

Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 receives full-rate production approval
24 May 2013 Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) has received full-rate production approval from the US Defense Acquisition...

Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk8 simulator completes visual system upgrade programme
24 May 2013 CAE has successfully completed a major visual system upgrade to the UK Royal Navy's Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator on...

US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton BAMS UAS completes maiden flight
24 May 2013 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have jointly conducted the first flight of the MQ-4C broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system (BAMS UAS) at Northrop's manufacturing facility...

Construction begins on US Navy's fourth Spearhead-class vessel
23 May 2013 Construction has started on the US Navy's fourth Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Fall River (JHSV 4), with the official keel laying and authentication ceremony at the...

Philippines Navy’s second Gregorio del Pilar-class frigate conducts sea trials
23 May 2013 The Philippines Navy's second Gregorio del Pilar-class frigate, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), has started sea trials following the completion of a $15.15m refurbishment...

Indian Navy demonstrates ship-based Brahmos missile capability
23 May 2013 The Indian Navy has successfully conducted a test-firing of its highly manoeuvrable naval version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Talwar-class ship INS Tarkash (F46), off the coast...

AquaPix sonar trials completed by US Navy and Kraken
22 May 2013 The US Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) and Kraken Sonar Systems have successfully completed AquaPix interferometric synthetic aperture sonar (InSAS) trials, marking the completion...

Australia issues RFT to CEA for high-power phased array radar development
22 May 2013 The Australian Department of Defence has floated a request for tender (RFT) to CEA Technologies for the development of a high-power phased array radar concept...

US Navy selects Northrop for laser weapon system maturation programme
22 May 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for the initial development phase of a prototype laser weapon system as part of the solid state laser technology maturation (SSL-TM)...

US and Canada concludes exercise Trident Fury 2013
21 May 2013 US and Canadian armed forces have concluded a biennial joint naval exercise, codenamed Trident Fury 2013, aimed at enhancing communication and coordination capabilities between coalition...

USS Minnesota successfully completes Alpha and Bravo sea trials
21 May 2013 USS Minnesota (SSN 783), the US Navy's tenth Virginia-class submarine, has successfully completed its Alpha and Bravo sea trials at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News...

Italian Navy seeks to develop new dual-use warships
21 May 2013 The Italian Navy is seeking to develop a new generation of low-cost vessels with dual-use capability, chief admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi has...

Russia delivers anti-ship and air defence missiles to Syria
20 May 2013 Russia has delivered advanced anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, which will significantly boost defence capabilities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's...

USMC to receive Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radios from Harris
20 May 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Harris to supply Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-certified Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical...

Indian Navy takes delivery of first P-8I maritime patrol aircraft
20 May 2013 Boeing has successfully delivered the first P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian Navy at India Naval Station Rajali,...

Sagem to support Singapore Navy’s littoral mission vessel class programme
17 May 2013 The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) has awarded a contract to Sagem (Safran) to develop and deliver a new gun fire-control system (GFCS) in support of the Republic of Singapore...

UK Dstl contracts NSC for ship-mounted general purpose machine gun simulator
17 May 2013 The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded a contract to NSC to develop and deliver a ship-mounted general-purpose machine gun (GPMG)...

US Navy’s Aegis BMD system completes further flight testing
17 May 2013 The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have demonstrated the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system’s capability during a flight test aboard the Ticonderoga-class...

GD to act as PSEA for US Navy’s 14 and 16 LCS ships
16 May 2013 Austal has selected General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems to serve as the platform systems engineering agent (PSEA) in support of littoral combat ships (LCS) 14 and 16 for the US...

HMS Illustrious validates QinetiQ’s PRIME email management tool capability
16 May 2013 The UK Royal Navy Command has successfully completed testing of QinetiQ's new onboard email management tool, PRIME, as part of a programme aimed at enhancing the Royal Navy's maritime wide...

HMS Astute submarine readies for frontline service
16 May 2013 HMS Astute (S119), the UK Royal Navy's first of seven Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines, has successfully completed its final sea trials in the US, marking readiness for its...

Raytheon’s Evolved SeaSparrow missile demonstrates enhanced capabilities
15 May 2013 Raytheon has demonstrated the enhanced defensive capabilities of its Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) during a test-firing from the US Navy's Self-Defense Test...

Roketsan, ThyssenKrupp and Diehl team up for IDAS missile programme
15 May 2013 Roketsan, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Diehl Defence have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop the submarine-launched Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines...

US Navy’s X-47B demonstrator completes first carrier-based catapult launch
15 May 2013 The US Navy's Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) has successfully completed the first carrier-based catapult launch from Nimitz-class super carrier...

US Navy’s second MUOS satellite readies for launch in July
14 May 2013 The US Navy's second Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite has been delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US, marking the start of launch...

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s construction nears completion
14 May 2013 BAE Systems has rolled out the aft island in support of the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at the company's Scotstoun yard on the north...

India commissions first MiG-29K/KUB shipborne fighter squadron
14 May 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned its first MiG-29K/KUB all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft squadron at an airbase in Dabolim, Goa, a MiG spokesperson in India has...

NRL’s liquid hydrogen-fuelled Ion Tiger UAV sets new endurance record
13 May 2013 US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers have demonstrated endurance capabilities of the Ion Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), powered by liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel cells, as part of...

UK’s F-35 JSF 'cannot land vertically in warm climates', NAO warns
13 May 2013 A report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) that the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft variant, selected for the...

Babcock to provide through-life support for HMS Scott
10 May 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to provide through-life engineering support for the Royal Navy's only ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott...

Rolls-Royce to modernise T56 engines on US Navy aircraft
10 May 2013 Rolls-Royce has received a modification contract for repair and upgrade of T56 engines, installed on US Navy...

Australia to release tender for Adelaide-class fleet maintenance contract
10 May 2013 The Australian Defense Materiel Organisation (DMO) has received technical clearances to float a request for tender (RFT) for group maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN)...

USMC’s marine personnel carrier demonstrates amphibious capabilities
09 May 2013 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) has successfully completed rigorous wheeled amphibious vehicle evaluations, conducted by the BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles...

HII to continue US Navy’s CVN 79 construction preparation work
09 May 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has received a follow-on contract for the supply of materials for the construction of the US Navy's second Gerald...

NAWCAD scientists develop new approach to enhance underwater imaging
09 May 2013 Engineers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Dr Linda Mullen and Alan Laux, have developed and demonstrated a new method to enhance the performance of underwater...

Russian Navy to commission third Steregushchy-class ship
08 May 2013 The Russian Navy is set to receive its third Steregushchy-class (Project 20380) corvette, Boiky, on 16 May from St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf...

FRCSE uses new fuel leak detection technology on P-3 Orion aircraft
08 May 2013 The US Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) has implemented a new user-friendly technology, known as hydrogen leak detection, to identify and reduce leakages in fuel tanks of the US Navy's...

HMS Montrose successfully test-fires Harpoon anti-ship missile system
08 May 2013 HMS Montrose (F236), the UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate, has demonstrated its combat power by successfully test-firing the Boeing-built Harpoon anti-ship missile as part of a...

GE to supply additional gas turbines for US Navy’s 14th and 16th LCS
07 May 2013 Austal has awarded a subcontract to GE Marine to deliver four LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines in support of the US Navy's 14th and 16th Independence-variant littoral combat ships...

USS Minnesota submarine completes first sea trials
07 May 2013 USS Minnesota (SSN 783), the US Navy's tenth Virginia-class submarine, has successfully completed its first at-sea tests and evaluations, also known as alpha sea trials, at Huntington...

US Navy’s X-47B UCAS demonstrator performs first fly-in arrested landing
07 May 2013 The US Navy's Northrop Grumman-built X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator has successfully completed the first fly-in arrested landing trials at the navy's shore-based catapult...

BAE to provide support services for US submarine torpedoes
03 May 2013 BAE Systems has been awarded a maintenance contract to continue providing systems engineering and other technical services in support of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport...

Final waste management system delivered for HMS Prince of Wales
03 May 2013 Babcock has successfully delivered the sixth and final wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), a key component of the integrated waste management system (IWMS), for installation onto the UK Royal...

HMS Dragon’s crew conduct manual testing of weapon systems
03 May 2013 HMS Dragon (D35), the UK Royal Navy's fourth Type 45 Daring-class destroyer, has once again demonstrated the capability of its onboard weapon systems during a target practice exercise in the...

US Navy to receive airborne minesweeping system from ITT Exelis
02 May 2013 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division has awarded a contract to ITT Exelis to deliver one Mk105 Mod 4 airborne minesweeping...

USS Anchorage LPD 23 set for commissioning
02 May 2013 The US Navy is scheduled to commission the seventh San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Anchorage (LPD 23), during a ceremony on 4 May in Alaska,...

Kongsberg to provide naval optimised CROWS system for US Navy
02 May 2013 Kongsberg has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to deliver a marinised version of the M153 common remotely operated weapon station (CROWS) to enhance precision...

Israeli Navy launches fifth Dolphin-class submarine
01 May 2013 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and Ministry of Defence have launched the fifth Dolphin-class submarine, INS Rahav, during a ceremony at the shipbuilding division of Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems...

DCNS delivers final Skjold-class FPB to Royal Norwegian Navy
01 May 2013 The Royal Norwegian Navy has received the sixth and final Skjold-class fast patrol boats (FPB) from...

SCIT Labs to develop new server prototype to safeguard against cyber attacks
01 May 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Self-Cleansing Intrusion Tolerance (SCIT) Labs to develop a software-protected server prototype that can help in preventing tactical cyber...

April 2013

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US and Canadian armed forces to conduct exercise Trident Fury 2013
30 April 2013 US and Canadian armed forces will conduct a biennial joint naval exercise, codenamed Trident Fury 2013, off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from 3-19 May, aimed at...

US Navy issues RFI for future MH-60 Seahawk replacement programme
30 April 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has released a formal request for information (RFI) to industry partners seeking responses on possible replacement options for its MH-60 Seahawk...

Babcock’s life raft completes harbour acceptance trials on HNLMS Walrus
30 April 2013 The Royal Netherlands Navy's (RNLN) Babcock-built containerised life raft system, equipped onboard the first Walrus-class submarine HNLMS Walrus (S802), has successfully completed...

UK-led Joint Warrior 2013 multinational exercise concludes
29 April 2013 The UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior 2013 has concluded off the coast of Scotland, in what is Nato's largest exercise for enhancing combat skills of participating...

MDA to support Canada's Radarsat-2 satellite ground stations
29 April 2013 Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded a contract to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) to provide operational support for Radarsat-2 satellite ground stations,...

Italian Navy’s atmospheric diving systems upgraded by OceanWorks
29 April 2013 OceanWorks has successfully completed a major system upgrade for the Italian Navy's first atmospheric diving system (ADS) for providing improved operational, maintenance and training...

Curtiss-Wright to deliver additional RAST system to US Navy
26 April 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Curtiss-Wright Flow Control for supply of its ship-borne helicopter recovery assist, secure and traverse (RAST) system in support of the Arleigh...

Fincantieri launches UAE Navy's second Falaj 2-Class vessel
26 April 2013 The UAE Navy's second Falaj 2-Class patrol vessel, Salahah (P 252), has been launched during a ceremony held at Fincantieri's shipyard in Muggiano,...

CAE completes upgrade of US Navy's MH-60S operational flight trainer
26 April 2013 The US Navy's first upgraded MH-60S Sierra operational flight trainer (OFT) has re-entered service, following successful completion of a major upgrade and technology refresh at Naval Air...

UK Navy receives CUTLASS bomb ordnance disposal vehicle
25 April 2013 UK Royal Navy Divers have received the new remote-controlled explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) called CUTLASS, to help detect and clear hidden improvised...

Australia opens new landing helicopter dock training facility
25 April 2013 The Australian Defence Ministry has opened a new training facility at Mascot, Sydney, in New South Wales to train the future crews of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Canberra-class...

Thales’s APAR completes sea acceptance testing aboard HDMS Peter Willemoes
25 April 2013 Thales's Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) multifunction system has completed its first sea acceptance test (SAT) aboard the Royal Danish Navy's second Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate, HDMS...

Hydroid to deliver another REMUS 100 unmanned vehicle for US Navy
24 April 2013 Kongsberg Maritime's subsidiary Hydroid has been selected to deliver an additional Remote Environmental Measuring Unit S (REMUS) 100 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the US Navy Naval...

US Navy christens third Spearhead-class JHSV
24 April 2013 The US Navy's third of ten Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Millinocket (JHSV 2), has been formally christened at Austal USA in Mobile,...

Comtech to develop TDMA interface processor for US SPAWAR
24 April 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Comtech Telecommunications to develop and deliver the advanced time division multiple access (TDMA) interface processor (ATIP) for the Space and Naval...

Indonesian Navy orders NAUTIS full mission bridge simulators from VSTEP
23 April 2013 The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to VSTEP to deliver its Class-A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulators to train the Indonesian Navy's Sigma-class...

French DGA commissions fourth EDA-R fast landing craft
23 April 2013 The French Navy has commissioned the fourth Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Rapide (EDA-R) fast amphibious landing craft, which was delivered in November 2012 as part of a contract awarded...

Navantia refloats Spanish Navy’s upgraded S-73 Mistral submarine
23 April 2013 Navantia has successfully re-floated the Spanish Navy's Mistral (S-73) submarine at the company's shipyard in Cartagena, Spain, following the completion of approximately 80% of modernisation...

KAI to develop Surion-based helicopter variant for Korean Marine Corps
22 April 2013 Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected by the Republic of Korea (ROK) Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) as the priority negotiator in support of the ROK Marine...

New Zealand Navy to receive SH-2G(I) Seasprite aircraft from Kaman
22 April 2013 The New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been authorised by the country's government to procure ten SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite aircraft from Kaman Aerospace for the Royal New Zealand...

Royal Bahamas Defence Force to acquire long-range patrol vessels
22 April 2013 The Bahamas Government has signed a letter of intent with Damen Shipyards Group for the procurement of nine vessels and construction of three naval bases for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force,...

Australia receives Phalanx weapon system for second Hobart-class AWD
19 April 2013 Australia has received the second Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System from Raytheon for installation aboard the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) newest Hobart-class air warfare destroyer...

Moroccan Navy’s FREMM frigate begins maiden sea trials
19 April 2013 The Royal Moroccan Navy's DCNS-built frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, to be named Mohammed VI, has started first sea trials off the Brittany coast,...

Pakistan Navy commissions fourth F-22P frigate
19 April 2013 The Pakistan Navy has commissioned the fourth F-22P Sword/Zulfiquar-class frigate, PNS Aslat (254), during a ceremony held at a naval shipyard in the southern port city of Karachi,...

UK seeks Tomahawk weapon system support from US
18 April 2013 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) support and associated equipment to the...

US NRL develops PEEK-like phthalonitrile-resin for marine applications
18 April 2013 Scientists from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Chemistry Division have designed and developed a second-generation, cost-effective polyetheretherketone (PEEK) similar...

HMS Dragon exercises with Greek forces
18 April 2013 Members of the UK Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon’s (D35) Royal Marines boarding team have exercised with Greek forces at Nato base in Souda Bay on Crete’s north shore, to further enhance...

USS Hartford submarine to undergo maintenance and modernisation
17 April 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to plan and conduct maintenance and modernisation related activities in support of the Los...

US Navy’s E-6B Mercury aircraft receives IPBE upgrade
17 April 2013 The US Navy's Boeing-built E-6B Mercury aircraft has successfully completed an internet protocol bandwidth expansion (IPBE) upgrade, as part of its service life extension programme (SLEP)...

Construction of Russia’s fourth Project 11356 ship to begin on 18 April
17 April 2013 Construction on the Russian Navy's fourth Krivak IV-class (Project 11356) frigate, Admiral Butakov, is set to start on 18 April with a keel laying ceremony, JSC Yantar shipyard has...

HII completes flight deck on first Gerald R Ford nuclear aircraft carrier
16 April 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has successfully completed installation of the upper bow section on the US Navy's first Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, CVN 78, at...

Airbus Military’s C295 MPA validates integration of Marte missile
16 April 2013 Airbus Military and MBDA have jointly conducted a flight test of the Airbus Military C295 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), integrated with MBDA-built Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert...

US Navy selects names of seven new ships
16 April 2013 The US Navy has selected names for its seven new ships, which include three new Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD 17), two...

Indian Navy’s first Scorpene-class submarine to launch in 2014
15 April 2013 The Indian Navy's first Scorpene-class submarine (SSK) will be launched by DCNS in 2014, as part of the technology transfer agreement between the two countries, French ambassador Francois...

US Navy’s MUOS-4 satellite entering system testing phase
15 April 2013 The US Navy's fourth mobile user objective system (MUOS-4) has entered first system testing phase following completion of key components installation onboard the...

USMC’s MV-22 Osprey conducts lift operations aboard USNS Sacagawea
15 April 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey aircraft has successfully conducted external cargo lift operations onboard the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), off the...

BAE to develop advanced mine detection sensor prototype for US Navy
12 April 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to develop an advanced prototype system, which will support the US Navy and Marine Corps in detecting mines and obstacles...

First Belgian NH90 NFH performs maiden flight
12 April 2013 The Belgian armed forces' first NH90 Nato Frigate Helicopter (NFH) has successfully carried out its maiden flight at Eurocopter's facility in Donauwörth,...

UK and Kuwaiti navies conduct joint manoeuvres
12 April 2013 The UK Royal Navy and Kuwaiti Navy have successfully conducted a series of exercises in the Northern Gulf, intended to boost interoperability and strengthen cooperation between the two...

SRI International starts final phase of USMC’s Trusted Handheld programme
11 April 2013 SRI International has entered the final development phase of the US Marine Corps Systems Command's (MCSC) one-year, $3.8m Trusted Handheld programme to develop and commercialise...

Oman Navy selects Raytheon’s integrated bridge and navigation systems
11 April 2013 The Royal Navy of Oman has selected Raytheon Anschuetz’s Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS) for installation on its four new Al-Ofouq-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which...

US Navy orders development of high-altitude anti-submarine weapon
11 April 2013 The US Navy has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Boeing to develop and deliver high altitude anti-submarine warfare weapon capabilities (HAAWC), designed to target...

BAE’s APKWS rocket validates strike capabilities against maritime targets
10 April 2013 BAE Systems' advanced precision kill weapon system (APKWS) has successfully completed its first over-water testing to demonstrate its anti-ship capabilities against multiple maritime...

ONR researches cell-based genetic sensors for soldiers
10 April 2013 The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has partnered with university researchers to study the use of synthetic or engineered cells in the development of next-generation genetic sensors to help...

India’s third Talwar-class ship conducts final sea trials
10 April 2013 INS Trikand (F50), the Indian Navy's third Talwar-class warship, has started final state sea trials in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, Russia, Yantar shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov has...

GD completes CDR of Knifefish UUV for US Navy
09 April 2013 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) has completed the critical design review (CDR) of surface-mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (SMCM UUV), Knifefish, for the US...

Northrop to upgrade US Navy’s NGC2P tactical data link processor
09 April 2013 Northrop Grumman has been awarded an $80m indefinite-quantity indefinite-delivery contract by the US Navy to upgrade and enhance its next-generation command and control processor...

Brazilian Navy's third Amazonas-class OPV sails for sea trials
09 April 2013 The Brazilian Navy's third and final BAE Systems-built Amazonas-class ocean patrol vessel (OPV), Araguari (P122), has sailed from Portsmouth to undergo an extensive sea trials programme off the...

US Navy commissions eighth San Antonio-class LPD
08 April 2013 The US Navy has commissioned its eighth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Arlington (LPD 24), during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia,...

Israel Navy orders identification systems from Telephonics
08 April 2013 The Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has awarded a contract to Telephonics, a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, to deliver the company's AN/UPX-44A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)...

GE to power JMSDF’s new 24DDH destroyer
08 April 2013 GE Marine has been awarded a follow-on contract by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) to deliver LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines equipped with integrated electronic controls (IEC) in...

QinetiQ to research defence capability against small boat threat for UK Navy
05 April 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected QinetiQ Maritime to conduct research and deliver a solution that will help defend the Royal Navy vessels against emerging small boat...

Bluefin conducts deep-water testing of UUV for DARPA
05 April 2013 Bluefin Robotics has completed deep-water testing of a specialised unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), known as Submarine Hold at Risk (SHARK), for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Lockheed completes amphibious trials of Havoc armoured modular vehicle
05 April 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed amphibious testing of its Havoc 8x8, an eight-wheel-drive armoured modular vehicle, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California,...

Lockheed to upgrade electronic warfare systems for US Navy
04 April 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a low-rate production contract by the US Navy to upgrade electronic warfare ship defence system, as part of the force's Block 2 surface electronic...

Vietnamese Navy to receive first Varshavyanka-class submarine by end of 2013
04 April 2013 Russia will deliver the first of six Project 636M Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines to the Vietnamese Navy by the end of this year, Rubin Central Maritime design bureau general...

Australia receives mast for first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer
04 April 2013 Australia has received the first 22m-high mast for installation aboard the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), HMS Hobart, defence materiel minister...

USS Chancellorsville receives Aegis Baseline 9 combat system upgrade
03 April 2013 The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has successfully completed combat systems upgrades onboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), as part of...

Virginia Tech Researchers develop robotic jellyfish for US Navy
03 April 2013 Researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering have developed a new autonomous robotic jellyfish prototype, known as Cyro, for performing underwater surveillance for the US...

NRL researchers develop new MoS2-based chemical vapour sensor
03 April 2013 US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists have developed a new chemical vapour sensor using single monolayer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) on a silicon dioxide wafer, for application in...

US Navy awards CAINS II PBL contract to Northrop
02 April 2013 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to Northrop Grumman to provide support for the AN/ASN-139 Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigation System (CAINS...

USS Abraham Lincoln to undergo refuelling and complex overhaul
02 April 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a $2.6bn cost-plus-incentive-fee contract by the US Navy for refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the fifth Nimitz-class...

German Navy orders RAM Block 2 missiles from Raytheon
02 April 2013 The German Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon to develop and deliver Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM), in a bid to boost its fleet self-defence...

March 2013

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Indian Navy launches third Kamorta-class P-28 ASW corvette
28 March 2013 The Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design has launched the third Project-28 (P-28) Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, Kiltan, in Kolkata,...

US Navy deploys first air traffic control tower simulator system
28 March 2013 The US Navy has deployed its first air traffic control tower simulator system (ATC-TSS) at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, US, for training personnel and reducing production...

HMS Chiddingfold completes refit and readies for sea trials
28 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's first Hunt-class mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV), HMS Chiddingfold (M37), has successfully completed refit programme with BAE Systems, and is scheduled to undergo sea...

US Navy decommissions USS Klakring guided missile frigate
27 March 2013 The US Navy has decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, USS Klakring (FFG 42), during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, US, drawing a close to its 30 years of...

USMC’s first operational F-35B JSF validates STOVL capability
27 March 2013 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) first operational F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft has successfully completed its first short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL)...

General Dynamics to deliver Mk46 weapon systems to US Navy
27 March 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems to deliver eight Mk46 30mm naval weapon systems for installation onboard the San Antonio-class (LPD 17) landing...

US Navy’s first MLP ship completes builder's trials
26 March 2013 The US Navy's first ship of the mobile landing platform (MLP) class, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), has successfully completed builder's sea trials in San Diego,...

HMS Richmond test-fires Seawolf missile system
26 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Duke-class type 23 frigate HMS Richmond (F239) has successfully test-fired two Seawolf surface-to-air missiles, as a part of training exercise off the south-west English...

HII receives extension to USS John F Kennedy construction preparation contract
26 March 2013 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has secured an extension to the previously awarded construction preparation contract for the second Gerald R Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, John...

US Navy conducts at-sea testing of torpedo warning system
25 March 2013 The US Navy has started testing the Rapid Prototype torpedo warning system (TWS) and countermeasure anti-torpedo (CAT) system onboard the final Nimitz-class supercarrier, USS George HW Bush (CVN...

NSWC engineers introduce new software for high-speed craft design
25 March 2013 Engineers from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock have introduced a new Standard G software, which will improve the design of high-speed...

Upgraded HMS Somerset completes extensive sea trials
25 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class guided-missile frigate, HMS Somerset (F82), has successfully completed extensive sea trials, following completion of its refit...

Pakistan Navy to receive fourth Chinese built F-22P frigate next month
22 March 2013 he Pakistan Navy is set to receive the fourth F-22P Sword/Zulfiquar-class frigate, PNS Aslat (254), built at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) in April under a technology...

Russian Akula-class submarine modernisation programme underway
22 March 2013 The Russian Ministry of Defence is upgrading its third-generation Akula-class Project 971 nuclear-powered attack submarines, according to Malakhit Design Bureau head Vladimir...

Brazil selects Paramarine software to design offshore support vessels
22 March 2013 The Brazilian Navy has selected QinetiQ GRC's Paramarine advanced marine design software in support of a high-speed offshore support vessel development programme, on behalf of...

UK MoD selects Babcock for maritime constructive equipment contract
21 March 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to support maritime constructive engineering equipment for all Royal Navy ships and...

India tests submarine-launched Brahmos missile variant
21 March 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has successfully test-fired the submarine-launched version of its supersonic cruise missile, Brahmos, from a submerged platform off the coast of...

Russia developing fifth-generation submarines
21 March 2013 The Russian Navy is developing its fifth-generation nuclear-powered and diesel submarines at Rubin Central Design Bureau facility, according to Rubin head Igor...

India’s final Talwar-class frigate completes contractor sea trials
20 March 2013 INS Tarikand (F50), the Indian Navy's third Talwar-class warship, has successfully completed sea trials in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad, Russia, Yantar shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov...

HMS Defender to be commissioned into fleet on 21 March
20 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy’s fifth Type-45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Defender (D36), will be formally commissioned into the fleet on 21 March at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, marking...

HII begins construction on USS John Warner submarine
20 March 2013 Construction has started on the US Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine, USS John Warner (SSN 785), with the official keel laying at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News...

Selex installs ATOS system on Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft
19 March 2013 Selex has delivered and integrated its airborne tactical observation and surveillance (ATOS) system onto Hawker Beechcraft special mission extended-range (ER) King Air 350 maritime patrol...

Iran launches second Jamaran destroyer
19 March 2013 The Iranian Navy has launched its domestically built Mowj-class guided missile destroyer, the Jamaran 2, in an official ceremony in the Caspian...

Cassidian to upgrade Colombian submarines with new search periscope
19 March 2013 Cassidian Optronics has been awarded a contract by the Colombian Navy to provide the SERO 250 search periscope system in support of its 209-class submarine upgrade...

Babcock installs Forward Island section on HMS Queen Elizabeth
18 March 2013 Babcock has successfully integrated the key Forward Island, Upper Block 07, for the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier at its Rosyth shipyard in Scotland, marking a...

HMS Dragon to begin maiden deployment on 19 March
18 March 2013 HMS Dragon (D35), the UK Royal Navy's fourth Daring-class Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer, will set sail on its first seven-month maiden deployment off the Middle East on 19 March to...

US Navy conducts EMALS shared generator testing
18 March 2013 The US Navy's Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office (PMA-251) has successfully completed shared generator testing of its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) at Joint...

General Dynamics to produce mission computers for US Navy’s F/A-18 aircraft
15 March 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems has received a contract from the US Navy to produce and deliver Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) in support of the F/A-18E/F Super...

USNS Choctaw County completes builder's trials
15 March 2013 The US Navy's second of ten Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), has successfully completed builder's sea trials (BST) in Mobile, Alabama,...

Aerojet completes qualification testing of divert and attitude control system
15 March 2013 Aerojet has successfully completed qualification testing of its throttleable divert and attitude control system (TDACS) at its facility in Sacramento, California, US, in support of...

Atlas and Thales to upgrade German Navy’s Sachsen-class frigates
14 March 2013 The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a contract with Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland to jointly upgrade the...

Raytheon to deliver sonar system for SAIC’s unmanned vessel prototype
14 March 2013 SAIC has awarded a subcontract to Raytheon to deliver its fifth generation medium-frequency hull-mounted sonar system in support of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's...

DSIT to deliver underwater security systems for an undisclosed navy
14 March 2013 DSIT Solutions has been contracted by an undisclosed country's navy to deliver additional AquaShield underwater security systems to boost underwater...

Wyle to provide technical support for US Navy’s UAS programmes
13 March 2013 Wyle has received a contract from the US Navy to support unmanned air systems (UAS) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance project and programmes for the Naval Air Systems Command...

ATK contracted by US Navy to supply 30mm MK266 ammunition
13 March 2013 The US Navy has awarded an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to ATK to deliver 30mm MK266 ammunition for use with the MK46 Mod 2 gun weapon...

US Navy to receive additional Fire Scout UAVs from Northrop
13 March 2013 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to deliver additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to provide enhanced endurance, range and...

Pakistan Navy concludes Aman 2013 multinational exercise
12 March 2013 The Pakistan Navy has completed a four-day multinational exercise and seminar in the North Arabian Sea, intended to enhance peace and stability in the...

Raytheon demonstrates dual-band datalink integration with Thales APAR radar
12 March 2013 Raytheon has successfully demonstrated dual-band datalink's integration and operational ability with Thales' Advanced Phased Array Radar (APAR) at a shore-based Dutch facility,...

JMSDF to receive six renewed ex-USMC KC-130R Hercules
12 March 2013 The US Navy is set to deliver six renewed surplus ex-US Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130R Hercules aircraft to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) as a part of the foreign military...

HMS Westminster demonstrates Seawolf missile system capability
11 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate, HMS Westminster (F237), has successfully conducted a test launch of its Seawolf air defence missile system off the Isle of...

ShadowHawk UAS to participate in US maritime demonstration programme
11 March 2013 The US Navy and Naval Surface Warfare Center has selected Vanguard Defense Industries-built ShadowHawk unmanned aerial system (UAS) to participate in the Stiletto maritime demonstration...

Construction work begins on Italian Navy’s sixth FREMM frigate
11 March 2013 Construction work has started on the Italian Navy's sixth frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, with the first steel cutting at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genoa,...

Lockheed awarded Aegis CSEA contract by US Army
08 March 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only contract by the US Navy for its Aegis combat system engineering agent (CSEA)...

UK Royal Marines receive two new Island-class patrol boats
08 March 2013 The UK Royal Marine Commandos have received two new Island-class patrol boats at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane, Scotland, to boost its capabilities following completion of a refitting...

US Navy decommissions USS Guardian mine countermeasure ship
08 March 2013 The US Navy has decommissioned the Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Guardian (MCM 5), at Naval Base Sasebo, Japan, drawing a close to its 23 years of...

HMS Daring to participate in ballistic defence trials with US
07 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's first Type 45-class destroyer HMS Daring (D32) is scheduled to participate in ballistic defence trials with the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) as part of a major research...

US Navy funds additional littoral combat ships
07 March 2013 The US Navy has awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin and Austal for the construction of four additional Littoral Combat Ships...

M7 Aerospace to support US Navy’s trainer aircraft maintenance programme
07 March 2013 BAE Systems has awarded a subcontract to M7 Aerospace, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) for the US Navy’s T-34, T-44 and T-6 trainer aircraft fleet....

BAE’s APKWS demonstrates capability on Bell 407GT helicopter
06 March 2013 BAE Systems' advanced precision kill weapon system (APKWS) has successfully demonstrated its capabilities on the new Bell 407GT helicopter during flight tests conducted at Yuma, Arizona,...

HMS Iron Duke equipped with Artisan surveillance radar
06 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) has been installed with BAE Systems' Artisan medium-range 3D surveillance radar, as part of a five-year refit...

French Navy ships to feature Sagem EOMS-NG optronic systems
06 March 2013 DCNS has awarded a subcontract to Sagem to deliver electro-optical multifunction system new-generation (EOMS-NG) systems for installation on four amphibious and projection vessels of the French...

US NAWCWD to demonstrate new regenerative fuel cell system
05 March 2013 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Renewable Energy Office is set to test its new trailer-mounted regenerative fuel cell system in a lab at China Lake, California, US,...

Cubic to provide advanced combat ship training for US Navy’s LCS programme
05 March 2013 The US Navy has awarded three contracts to Cubic Simulation Systems Division to support the advanced littoral combat ship (LCS) training, as part of the LCS courseware and mission...

HMS Defender completes gunnery trials
05 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's fifth Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Defender (D36) has successfully completed trials of its upper deck gunnery systems, prior to being...

Sysorex receives BFS contract from SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
04 March 2013 Sysorex has been awarded a business and force support (BFS) indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract by the US Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC)...

UK Navy commissions second Astute-class submarine
04 March 2013 The UK Royal Navy's second Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Ambush (S120), has been commissioned into official service at HM Naval Base Clyde, UK, following completion of extensive...

US Navy receives additional Standard Missile-6 from Raytheon
04 March 2013 Raytheon has delivered an additional Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) all-up-round to the US Navy, marking the first production from its new integration and testing facility in Huntsville, Alabama,...

Nato nations conduct exercise Proud Manta 2013
01 March 2013 Ten Nato nations are conducting a joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, Proud Manta 2013 (POMA 13), in the Ionian Sea to enhance maritime...

US Navy to christen USNS Montford Point
01 March 2013 The US Navy will christen the first mobile landing platform (MLP) ship 'USNS Montford Point' (T-MLP 1), in San Diego, California, US, on 2...

Bangladesh Navy plans to procure two submarines
01 March 2013 The Bangladesh Government has agreed to procure two submarines and a coast guard cutter, as part of its modernisation of the country's navy and boosting capabilities in the Bay of Bengal,...

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Raytheon and Thales demonstrate Mode 5 IFF interoperability for UK MoD
28 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Mode 5 Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) system has been tested by Raytheon and Thales to demonstrate interoperability over-the-air at Matching Green test...

Construction starts on Finnish Border Guard’s new OPV
28 February 2013 Construction on the Finnish Border Guard's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has started with the keel laying at STX Finland Oy's Rauma Shipyard, as part of an agreement signed on 21 December...

US Navy deploys new ground-based flight simulators from Boeing
28 February 2013 The US Navy has put four Boeing-built ground-based flight simulators into operational use to train naval flight officers (NFO) at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, US, to enhance safety...

Z Microsystems to deliver IDS for STUAS programme on ships
27 February 2013 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded a contract to Z Microsystems to deliver its intelligent display series (IDS) in support of the RQ-21A Integrator-variant small tactical...

Thales to provide sonar systems for Astute-class submarines
27 February 2013 BAE Systems has awarded a subcontract to Thales to provide Sonar 2076 fully-integrated search and attack submarine sonar system in support of the UK Royal Navy's Astute-class...

China Navy receives first Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette
27 February 2013 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has received its first Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette in Shanghai, aimed at boosting its maritime defence capabilities amid the East China...

Singapore and Malaysian navies begin exercise Malapura 2013
26 February 2013 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) is conducting a joint annual bilateral maritime exercise, Malapura 2013, with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) at Changi Naval Base (CNB) in...

US NAWCAD demonstrates interoperability between UAS
26 February 2013 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) engineers have successfully completed evaluation of a new technology, designed to enable interoperability between unmanned air systems...

Lockheed produces digital cockpit for RAN’s first MH-60R helicopter
26 February 2013 Lockheed Martin has developed the Common Cockpit avionics suite for installation on the first Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) MH-60R, also known as Romeo, anti-submarine and anti-surface...

Iraqi Navy receives additional patrol boats from US
25 February 2013 The Iraqi Navy has officially received the tenth and 11th 35m-long coastal patrol boats, PB-310 and PB-311, from the US Navy at Umm Qasr Naval Base south of Baghdad following successful...

Kratos to support USMC’s CREW biometrics programmes
25 February 2013 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide support services to the US Marine Corps (USMC) counter radio-controlled...

US Navy’s long-range land missile completes guided flight trials
25 February 2013 The US Navy's 155mm long-range land attack projectiles (LRLAP) has successfully completed a series of guided flight trials with BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin at White Sands Missile Range in...

US Navy sea-trials passive sonar surveillance methods
22 February 2013 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have developed and demonstrated waveguide-invariant-based methods in shallow-water environments off the New...

ADSB and YahSat partner to support UAE Navy’s Baynunah-class corvettes
22 February 2013 The UAE Navy has awarded a contract to Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat) to provide satellite communications systems under the...

USMC’s Buffalo MRAP vehicles receive modular rifle racks
22 February 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received modular rifle rack kits from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Panama City for installation on Buffalo mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP)...

Singapore Navy to receive additional S-70B Seahawk helicopters
21 February 2013 The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has awarded a contract to Sikorsky to deliver additional S-70B Seahawk helicopters to the country's...

Raytheon and Chemring unite to develop anti-surface naval weapon system
21 February 2013 Raytheon Missile Systems and Chemring have signed an agreement to jointly develop an affordable anti-surface missile system to enhance protection of naval platforms against surface...

3SDL supports Finnish Navy’s multi-link data link processor programme
21 February 2013 3SDL has provided technical support to Navy Command Finland during the sea acceptance testing phase of the Finnish Navy's multi-link data link processor (M-DLP)...

Selex ES’s Gabbiano T-20 radar validates capabilities
20 February 2013 Selex ES’s Gabbiano T-20 radar has successfully demonstrated ground-mapping and target detection capabilities onboard a Falco unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in...

Hydroid’s LBS AUV enters full-rate production for US Navy
20 February 2013 Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid's littoral battlespace sensing (LBS) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has entered into full-rate production (FRP) for the US Navy's Space and Naval...

GD to support digital modular radio upgrade for US Navy
20 February 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems to upgrade the AN/USC-61(C) four-channel digital modular radio (DMR) with the development and integration of software...

US Navy develops new shipping resupply programme
19 February 2013 An innovative Microsoft Excel-based shipping resupply programme has been developed by US Navy researchers in an effort to generate significant savings in fuel...

GE’s medium-voltage advanced linear induction machine completes stall trials
19 February 2013 GE Power Conversion has successfully completed stall trials of its new medium-voltage advanced linear induction machine (MV ALIM), a central part of the Electro Magnetic CATapult (EMCAT)...

MBDA to deliver SIMBAD-RC systems for an undisclosed customer
19 February 2013 MBDA has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver its SIMBAD-RC naval air defence system to an undisclosed foreign...

US and Japan conclude Exercise Iron Fist 2013
18 February 2013 The 13th US Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force have jointly concluded the annual bilateral training exercise, Iron Fist 2013, off Camp Pendleton, California,...

USS San Diego declared ready for combat operations
18 February 2013 The US Navy's sixth San Antonio-class amphibious landing platform dock (LPD), USS San Diego (LPD 22), has been declared ready for combat operations following the successful completion of...

AAI receives PBL contract for US Navy’s EA-6B, E2C and C-2 aircraft
18 February 2013 The US Navy has awarded a contract to AAI Logistics & Technical Services to deliver performance base logistics (PBL) support for the EA-6B Prowler, E-2C Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound...

Rolls-Royce to support submarine propulsion programme for UK MoD
15 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed £800m orders with Rolls-Royce to deliver and maintain the nuclear propulsion capabilities for the Royal Navy submarine...

ISE to deliver Aurora Towfish for Canadian Navy’s MCDV
15 February 2013 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) has awarded a contract to International Submarine Engineering (ISE) to develop and deliver two commercial off-the-shelf, high-speed Aurora Towfish...

USMC’s F-35B aircraft resumes flight operations
15 February 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Navy have waived the temporary flight operations restrictions on Lockheed Martin short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B variant aircraft...

AOptix to develop smart mobile identity devices for US DoD
14 February 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to AOptix to develop smart mobile devices that could allow a soldier to scan and record facial features and identify people from...

Aegis BMD system completes further intercept flight testing for US Navy
14 February 2013 The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully completed flight testing of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser,...

US Navy awards SeaPort-e task order to CSSI
14 February 2013 The US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Lant) has awarded a task order to CSSI, under a seaport-enhanced (SeaPort-e) multiple-award...

B&W receives US naval reactors assembly contracts
13 February 2013 Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) Nuclear Operations unit has been awarded two US naval reactors programme contracts, valued at nearly...

Rolls-Royce to deliver additional engines for V-22 Osprey aircraft
13 February 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to deliver AE 1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey aircraft...

ViaSat continues to develop secure mobile device technology for USMC
13 February 2013 ViaSat has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) to continue developing advanced information security into common, off-the-shelf mobile devices, which...

Lockheed to support Taiwan’s P-3C Orion aircraft upgrade programme
12 February 2013 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification contract to integrate engineering change proposals (ECP) required for the Taiwanese Navy’s 12 P-3C Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. ...

Exercise Cobra Gold 2013 begins
12 February 2013 The annual multinational combined joint training exercise, Cobra Gold 2013, has started in the Pacific in Thailand, aimed at enhancing peace support and stability...

Telephonics to support Aegis BMD system programme
12 February 2013 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division has awarded a contract to Telephonics to support the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD)...

LRAD to deliver 300X systems for Colombian Navy
11 February 2013 LRAD has been awarded a contract by the Colombian Navy to deliver 300X systems in support of its coastal defence patrol...

US Navy to receive additional AN/SSQ-125 sonobuoy systems
11 February 2013 The US Navy has awarded a subcontract to ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, for the delivery of...

US Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye enters full-rate production
11 February 2013 The US Navy's Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 has successfully completed its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) period of the Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced...

Russian Navy conducts Bal missile system firing drills
08 February 2013 The Russian Caspian Flotilla's (CF) Coastal Missile Unit is conducting a series of firing drills of its Bal coastal missile defence system at the Adanak test site in Dagestan,...

US Navy to trial new waterjets on USS Milwaukee LCS
08 February 2013 The US Navy is set to evaluate a new design of high-power density waterjets on its fifth Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS-5), USS Milwaukee, to help prevent damage to the propeller and...

Thales to equip Lynx helicopter with FLASH compact dipping sonars
08 February 2013 AgustaWestland has placed an order with Thales for its compact folding light acoustic system (FLASH) active dipping sonar in support of the Lynx light helicopter...

Indra to support Indonesian Navy's Type 209 submarines programme
07 February 2013 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded a contract to Indra to deliver radar signal detection and low probability of intercept radar (LPI) systems in support of...

Russia’s third Steregushchy-class ship to begin state acceptance testing
07 February 2013 The Russian Navy’s third Steregushchy-class (Project 20380) corvette, named Boyky, is scheduled to undergo state trials in March this year, Baltic Fleet spokesman captain 2nd class...

French Navy’s first FREMM frigate test-fires Aster missile
07 February 2013 The French Navy’s first frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Aquitaine, has successfully test-fired the Aster 15 anti-aircraft missile in the Mediterranean off DGA’s Missile Test...

Elbit Systems to unveil Hermes 900 Maritime UAS
06 February 2013 Elbit System is to introduce a new maritime configuration of the unmanned aircraft system (UAS), Hermes 900, for conducting unmanned patrol flights over ocean areas and enable visual...

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Forward Island section to arrive at Rosyth
06 February 2013 The key Forward Island for the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, Upper Block 07, has set sail from BAE Systems' Portsmouth shipyard to its Rosyth facility for...

Southern Research Institute to demonstrate ORC generator technology for US Navy
06 February 2013 Southern Research Institute is set to evaluate an organic rankine cycle (ORC) generator, manufactured by ElectraTherm for producing electricity from waste heat for the US...

INS Vikramaditya completes engine repairs and readies for sea trials
05 February 2013 The Indian Navy's aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, has successfully completed engine repairs at Russia's Sevmash shipyard and is scheduled to undergo further sea trials in...

US Navy to receive final LRIP P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft
05 February 2013 Boeing has successfully delivered the sixth and final P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission production aircraft to the US Navy, as part of the first low-rate initial production (LRIP)...

GD to upgrade USS Hartford submarine
05 February 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to plan maintenance and modernisation work on the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine,...

Northrop’s MQ-8C Fire Scout receives avionics protection enclosure
04 February 2013 Summit Aviation has delivered the first Faraday avionics protection cage to Northrop Grumman in support of the US Navy's MQ-8C endurance upgrade Fire Scout unmanned helicopter...

UK MoD orders additional weapon handling and launch systems from Babcock
04 February 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock for the delivery of its weapon handling and launch system (WHLS) in support of the Royal Navy's sixth and seventh...

JMSDF receives EC135 training helicopter from Eurocopter
04 February 2013 The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has received the tenth TH-135 (EC135) training helicopter from Eurocopter Japan to replace its existing fleet of single-engine training...

USS New York LPD validates CBR defence capability
01 February 2013 The US Navy's fifth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, USS New York (LPD 21), has successfully completed a chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) defence system test off the coast...

SAIC to provide technical support services for US Navy
01 February 2013 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical and systems engineering support...

US Navy to test SeaRobotics’ HullBUG autonomous cleaning system
01 February 2013 The US Navy is set to test SeaRobotics' first hull bio-inspired underwater grooming system (HullBUG) at the Florida Institute of Technology's Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control...

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Singapore Navy to receive new naval vessels from ST Engineering
31 January 2013 The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) to develop and deliver eight new naval vessels for the Republic of...

USMC contracts iGov for combat operations centre upgrade programme
31 January 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to iGov to modernise the US Marine Corps (USMC) AN/TSQ-239 Combat Operations Center...

Cox Powertrain team to develop advanced engine concept for UK MoD
31 January 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order with Cox Powertrain and Ricardo for prototype stage development of an advanced engine...

Russia delivers upgraded fifth Kilo-class submarine to Indian Navy
30 January 2013 Russia has delivered the Project 877 EKM (NATO Kilo-class) submarine, INS Sindhurakshak (S63), following the completion of modernisation to the Indian Navy during a ceremony at Zvezdochka...

US and Timorese Navy begin CARAT 2013 exercise
30 January 2013 The US Navy and Timor-Leste Navy have started the first Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste 2013 exercise at Port Hera Navy Base, US, aimed at leveraging...

Northrop to deliver mission computers for H-1 helicopter upgrade programme
30 January 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide Gen II mission computers in support of the US Marine Corps' (USMC) H-1 helicopter upgrade...

Indian Navy’s K-15 SLBM successfully completes development trials
29 January 2013 The Indian Navy has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), K-15 Sagarika, in the Bay of Bengal off the coast...

Rolls Royce installs first MT30 gas turbine on HMS Queen Elizabeth
29 January 2013 The UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been fitted with the first Rolls-Royce marine gas turbine, MT30, at Babcock's Rosyth shipyard in...

Babcock to install new electrical power conversion system on HMS Vengeance
29 January 2013 Babcock has started installation of a new alternative electrical power conversion system, the main static converters (MSC), onboard the UK Royal Navy's fourth and final Vanguard-class...

Raytheon to develop precision extended range munition for USMC
28 January 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has placed orders with Raytheon to deliver a new 120mm long-range precision extended range munition (PERM) to improve the force's...

UK’s first AW159 Wildcat helicopter conducts maiden flight
28 January 2013 The UK Royal Navy's first next-generation attack helicopter, the AW159 Wildcat Lynx, has conducted its maiden flight at Yeovil in Somerset, UK, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has...

US NRL to receive Knifefish UUV variant from Bluefin
28 January 2013 Bluefin Robotics will develop and deliver a new variant of the Knifefish unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the US Naval Research Laboratory...

GE installs upgraded Integrated Platform Management Systems on RFA ships
25 January 2013 GE's Power Conversion has started installation of the upgraded integrated platform management system (IPMS) onboard the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary's (RFA) fleet...

German Navy to equip F125 frigates with Cassidian TRS-4D radar
25 January 2013 Cassidian's newly developed TRS-4D naval radar has successfully completed the first factory acceptance test for installation onto the German Navy's F125 Baden-Württemberg-class...

USNS Spearhead JHSV to undergo operational sea trials
25 January 2013 The US Navy's first Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV), USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) has set sail off layberth in Little Creek, Virginia, US, to undergo operational test and trials prior...

BAE delivers hull blocks for RAN’s second Hobart-class destroyer
24 January 2013 BAE Systems has delivered the first two hull blocks of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD), HMAS Brisbane, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare...

Rheinmetall to support Malaysian Navy’s littoral combat ship programme
24 January 2013 Rheinmetall has been selected by the Royal Malaysian Navy to deliver fire control radars and electro-optical systems in support of its new second-generation patrol vessels littoral combat...

US Navy successfully tests Raytheon’s JSOW C-1 dual targeting capability
24 January 2013 Raytheon's Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) C-1 has successfully demonstrated its dual targeting capabilities during testing with the US Navy at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake,...

US Navy’s F-35C aircraft completes dual air refuelling testing
23 January 2013 The US Navy's two Lockheed Martin-built F-35C Lightning II carrier variant (CV) test aircraft have successfully completed in-flight dual refuelling testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent...

GD continues to support common missile compartment programme
23 January 2013 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to continue to support the Common Missile Compartment programme, currently under development for the...

Taiwan boosts combat readiness with anti-submarine naval exercise
23 January 2013 The Taiwanese Navy has conducted an anti-submarine warfare drill aimed at boosting its combat readiness and ability to respond to submarine attacks launched by enemy naval...

L-3 MAS to support US Navy’s F/A-18 OWP programme
22 January 2013 Boeing has awarded a contract to L-3 MAS to provide component repair and overhaul (R&O) services in support of the US Navy's F/A-18 outer wing panels (OWP)...

QinetiQ supports composite materials testing for UK submarine fleet
22 January 2013 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is using QinetiQ's Hyperbaric Trials Unit (HTU) installed at the company's test centre in Haslar, Portsmouth, US, to support composite materials testing for...

Indian Navy commissions first Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel
22 January 2013 The Indian Navy has commissioned the first of four domestically-built naval offshore patrol vessels (NOPV), INS Saryu (P57), at Goa Shipyard in Vasco, India, to boost its maritime...

Raytheon delivers software for DDG 1000 Zumwalt activation and testing
21 January 2013 The US Navy has received more than six million lines of software from Raytheon for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer programme, in support of preparations for ship activation and combat...

Russia’s third Borey-class submarine undergoes moored trials
21 January 2013 The Russian Navy's third Borey-class (Project 955) ballistic missile nuclear submarine, Vladimir Monomakh, has started moored trials with submarine-builder Sevmash, prior to its shipyard sea...

Babcock completes HMWHS component delivery for UK Queen Elizabeth-class carrier
21 January 2013 Babcock has delivered the final pair of hydraulically-operated lift doors for the highly mechanised weapons handling system (HMWHS) in support of the UK Royal Navy's second Queen...

Saab to deliver AUV62 systems to an undisclosed customer
18 January 2013 Saab has received a delivery contract from an undisclosed customer for supply of its autonomous underwater vehicles systems, known as...

US Navy's MUOS-2 satellite completes system testing with Lockheed
18 January 2013 The US Navy's second Lockheed Martin-built mobile user objective system satellite (MOUS-2) has successfully completed required system testing prior to its scheduled launch date in July...

Australia’s DSTO contracts Kraken for AquaPix sonar system
18 January 2013 Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has awarded a contract to Kraken Sonar Systems for an AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture (InSAS) Sonar...

HMS Somerset completes refit and readies for sea trials
17 January 2013 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class guided-missile frigate, HMS Somerset (F82), has completed a nine-month £20m refit programme with Babcock Marine, as part of the Surface Ship Support Phase...

South Korea Navy orders eight AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat helicopters
17 January 2013 The Republic of Korea Navy has awarded a contract to AgustaWestland for its AW159 Wildcat helicopter, marking the first export order for the...

GD Land Systems Canada to produce LAV-A2 vehicles for USMC
17 January 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a $24m contract to General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems-Canada to provide light-armoured vehicles...

Mikros Systems subcontracted for US Navy CANES programme
16 January 2013 Northrop Grumman has subcontracted Mikros Systems to provide wireless network systems design planning support for US Navy submarines, as part of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and...

US Navy orders additional APKWS system
16 January 2013 BAE Systems has received a full-rate production contract from the US Navy for additional Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)...

Poland likely to purchase second Naval Strike Missile system
16 January 2013 Poland is expected to procure a second ground-launched anti-ship Naval Strike Missile (NSM) system from Kongsberg Defence Systems to address potential threats in the Baltic Sea and strengthen...

DARPA seeks proposals for deep-sea payloads programme
15 January 2013 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has invited proposals for its Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) programme, intended to support the US Navy with distributed...

Thai Navy to purchase Evolved SeaSparrow missile from Raytheon
15 January 2013 The US Government has agreed to sell nine Evolved SeaSparrow missiles (ESSM) to the Royal Thai Navy for installation onto its two Naresuan frigates, which are currently undergoing a...

SAIC to provide C5ISR support for US surface and subsurface platforms
15 January 2013 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide support services for the US...

Jenoptik to develop CLRF IC for US Marine Corps
14 January 2013 The US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command has placed orders with Jenoptik Defense to develop an observation and target acquisition system, known as the common laser range finder...

Raytheon to provide radar warning supply support for US Navy
14 January 2013 Raytheon has been awarded the performance based logistics (PBL) contract by the US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support to provide AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning...

Cobham to equip USMC’s CH-53K helicopters with area microphone preamplifier
14 January 2013 Sikorsky Aircraft has awarded a contract to Cobham Aerospace Communications for the production of area microphone preamplifiers in support of the US Marine Corps' (USMC) next-generation...

Indra develops a new light maritime reconnaissance aircraft
11 January 2013 Indra has successfully completed development and testing of new light maritime reconnaissance intelligence (MRI) aircraft for maritime surveillance to guard areas, including exclusive...

Aerojet to enhance divert and attitude control system for SM-3 Block IIB
11 January 2013 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has selected Aerojet to develop advanced solid divert and attitude control system (SDACS) technologies in support of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block...

Telephonics to support US Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV programme
11 January 2013 Northrop Grumman has awarded a subcontract to Telephonics for delivery of the AN/ZPY-4(V)1 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar in support of the US Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff...

Indian Navy test-fires sea-based Brahmos missile
10 January 2013 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has successfully conducted the 34th test-firing of its highly-manoeuvrable naval version of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from a warship off the...

Lockheed delivers software waveform for US Navy’s MUOS satellite
10 January 2013 Lockheed Martin has successfully completed and delivered the software waveform for the US Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite...

Northrop to develop unmanned aircraft for US Navy's Triton programme
10 January 2013 Northrop Grumman is developing a company-owned unmanned aircraft that will be used as a development and demonstration platform for at-sea surveillance under the US Navy's MQ-4C broad area...

UAE Navy receives two vessels from Fincantieri
09 January 2013 UAE Navy has taken delivery of two vessels from Fincantieri during a ceremony held at the company's shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia),...

RMK Marine selected for Turkish Navy's Milgem programme
09 January 2013 The Turkish Navy has selected RMK Marine to negotiate its plan for the construction of six follow-on Milgem-class corvettes under the Turkish national warship programme, Ministry of...

Chinese Navy continues to strengthen naval capability in Spratlys Islands
09 January 2013 The Chinese Navy is expanding its naval presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea, as it aims to strengthen coastal border controls and maritime management, according...

Cobham to deliver additional low band transmitters for US Navy
08 January 2013 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a follow-on contract to Cobham to deliver the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter-antenna group (LBT-AG) in support of the Navy and Marine...

ERAPSCO to supply additional sonobuoys to US Navy
08 January 2013 ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, has received subcontracts from the US Navy for the supply of...

Philippines evaluates naval offers from five countries
08 January 2013 The Philippines Navy has received defence asset offers from five countries as part of its plan to boost maritime security and upgrade the armed forces capabilities, Philippines...

GD wins US Navy $4.6bn submarine contracts
07 January 2013 The US Navy has awarded $4.6bn worth of contracts to General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to deliver next-generation strategic deterrent submarine, as well as continue construction and...

Rolls-Royce to power V-22 Osprey aircraft with AE 1107C engines
07 January 2013 Rolls-Royce has received a contract to provide AE 1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey aircraft...

GE Aviation to support US Navy F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G programme
07 January 2013 The US Navy has exercised a contract option for the supply of GE F414 engines and devices in support of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler...

Indian Navy receives second Talwar-class warship
04 January 2013 The Indian Navy has received the second of three Talwar-class warships, INS Tarkash (F46), at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai,...

RSN’s second Archer-class submarine completes modernisation programme
04 January 2013 The Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) second Archer-class submarine, RSS Swordsman, has successfully completed its modernisation programme in Sweden and returned to Changi Naval Base...

Boeing to deliver additional torpedo defence systems for US Navy
04 January 2013 The US Navy has exercised a contract option for the delivery of AN/SLQ-25C electro-acoustic decoy systems to help counter acoustic homing torpedoes, as part of the Surface Ship Torpedo...

Iranian Navy completes Velayat 91 naval exercise
03 January 2013 The Iranian Navy has successfully completed a six-day naval manoeuvre, known as 'The Great Naval Wargames of Velayat 91' in the Persian Gulf, aimed at testing its capabilities to defend and...

USS Howard successfully completes light-off assessment
03 January 2013 The US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Howard (DDG 83) has successfully completed its light-off assessment (LOA) following completion of dry-docking selected restricted availability...

US Navy awards V-22 Osprey contract to Bell-Boeing
03 January 2013 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Bell-Boeing to develop and deliver 21 V-22 Osprey...

US Navy orders final JHSV from Austal
02 January 2013 The US Navy has awarded a $166.9m contract to Austal for the construction of the tenth Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel...

Russian Navy puts first Borey-class submarine into service
02 January 2013 The Russian Navy has put its first Borey-class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, Yury Dolgoruky, into operational...

Raytheon to further support US Navy DDG 1000 programme
02 January 2013 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Raytheon to support the Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1000...

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AgustaWestland to support UK MoD’s Sea King helicopter fleet
21 December 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to AgustaWestland for the provision of Sea King integrated operational support...

US Navy completes FRP review of Raytheon's navy multiband terminal
21 December 2012 The US Navy has successfully completed full-rate production (FRP) review of Raytheon's navy multiband terminal (NMT) to be installed on more than 300 naval ships, submarines and shore...

CPI Aerostructures to support US Navy H-60 Seahawk helicopter
21 December 2012 CPI Aerostructures has been awarded a contract by Sikorsky Aerospace Services to overhaul and repair (O&R) outboard stabilator assemblies in support of the US Navy's H-60 Seahawk...

BAE to support Australian LHD and Anzac-class frigates
20 December 2012 BAE Systems has received two separate contracts to continue support for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class Anti-Ship Missile Defence Follow On (ASMD FON) project and the...

US Navy’s X-47B UCAS-D successfully completes initial at-sea trials
20 December 2012 The US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator has successfully completed first at-sea test phase aboard the eighth Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry...

Swedish Navy contracts Saab for Torpedo 62 system upgrade
20 December 2012 The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to upgrade the Torpedo 62 heavyweight system, known as Torpedo 2000, for the Royal Swedish...

US Navy’s DDG 1000 vessel completes deckhouse integration
19 December 2012 The US Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG-1000) has completed integration of the 1,000t steel and composite deckhouse on to its hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works facility in...

GD receives USS Toledo maintenance and modernisation contract
19 December 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract modification by the US Navy to carry out routine maintenance and modernisation work on the nuclear-powered Los...

DRS to continue logistics support for US Navy E-6 aircraft fleet
19 December 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract option to DRS Technologies to provide logistics support for the E-6 take charge and move out (TACAMO) and airborne command post (ABNCP) aircraft...

US Navy awards SM-2 production contract to Raytheon
18 December 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Navy to develop and deliver Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) all-up...

Rolls-Royce to deliver waterjets for Finnish Navy landing craft
18 December 2012 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to supply water jets to power the Finnish Navy’s new U7000-class amphibious assault craft, Watercat M18 AMC, which is currently under...

Saab to deliver RBS15 MK3 missile systems for Diehl
18 December 2012 Diehl BGT Defence (DBD) has awarded a contract to Saab for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile (SSM)...

ATK to support PERM development programme for USMC
17 December 2012 ATK has been awarded a $14.3m contract to start implementation of the precision capability requirement for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) rifled 120mm Precision Extended Range Mortar...

Ducommun to produce electronic assemblies for US Tomahawk missile
17 December 2012 Raytheon has awarded a follow-on subcontract to Ducommun to continue support for the US Navy's Tomahawk cruise missile programme in a deal worth...

HMS Portland completes refit and readies for sea trials
17 December 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate, HMS Portland (F79), has successfully completed an upgrade and maintenance programme at Babcock's Rosyth shipyard and is ready to undergo sea...

New Zealand Navy plans to upgrade Anzac-class frigates
14 December 2012 The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is considering upgrading self-defence and sensor capabilities of its Anzac-class frigates HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and HMNZS Te Mana (F111), defence minister...

US Navy awards E-6B aircraft Block I modernisation contract to Rockwell
14 December 2012 The US Navy has awarded a $54m full rate production contract to Rockwell Collins for material procurement, installation and associated activities for the next three E-6B aircraft, as part of...

BAE receives trainer aircraft maintenance contract from US Navy
14 December 2012 The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide maintenance and services for its T-34, T-44 and T-6 trainer aircraft...

Australian DoD completes service life study of Collins-class submarines
13 December 2012 The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has completed a study into the service life of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines, intended to improve management and sustainment of...

UK MoD awards HMS Ocean refit contract to Babcock
13 December 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to further upgrade the Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship, HMS Ocean...

Eurasia Partnership Capstone 2012 multinational exercise begins
13 December 2012 The Eurasia Partnership Capstone (EPC) 2012 multinational exercise has begun in Souda Bay, Greece, aimed at boosting maritime capabilities between participating...

UTC to support US Navy's V-22 Osprey programme
12 December 2012 The US Navy has awarded aftermarket contracts to UTC Aerospace Systems in support of its Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey...

US Navy's X-47B UCAS-D performs first flight deck taxiing
12 December 2012 The US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator has completed its first flight deck taxiing aboard the eighth Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN...

US Navy contracts ATK for AAR-47 missile warning systems
12 December 2012 The US Navy has awarded a $48m contract to ATK to produce and deliver the AAR-47 missile warning system, which is designed to safeguard military aircrew and aircraft from missile...

Frequentis Defense delivers AN/SSC-13 SATCC systems to US Navy
11 December 2012 Frequentis Defense has delivered the first three naval shipboard air traffic control communications (SATCC) systems, AN/SSC-13, to the US...

Japan seeks Aegis weapon system upgrade from US
11 December 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale for the upgrade of Aegis combat systems to Japan, as part of its Atago-Class DDG-177 Atago...

HII delivers eighth San Antonio-Class ship to US Navy
11 December 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has delivered the eighth San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington (LPD 24), to the US Navy following the completion of successful...

BAE receives £1.2bn contract to construct fourth Astute-class submarine
10 December 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £1.2bn contract to BAE Systems to design and construct the fourth of seven Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines, HMS Audacious (S122), for...

Denmark to procure US Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter
10 December 2012 The Danish Government has selected the US Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter for its maritime helicopter replacement...

Austal delivers first USNS Spearhead joint high-speed vessel
10 December 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), at Austal Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, US, following the completion...

Construction starts on US Navy's second MLP ship
07 December 2012 Construction on the United States Navy's second mobile landing platform (MLP) ship, the future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), has been marked by the keel laying at General Dynamics' (GD)...

BAE receives submarine command system contract from UK MoD
07 December 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to support and maintain the new combat system deployed across the Royal Navy's submarine...

USMC adopts AtHoc emergency mass notification system (EMNS)
07 December 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has selected AtHoc's network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS) to protect its personnel that are deployed across the...

HMS Duncan successfully completes final set of sea trials
06 December 2012 The UK Royal Navy's sixth and final Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Duncan (D37), has successfully completed a second set of sea trials off the west coast of Scotland,...

CAE to deliver MH-60R tactical trainers for Australian Navy
06 December 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to CAE to design and develop two MH-60R Seahawk tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) for the Royal Australian Navy...

USMC’s first CH-53K prototype aircraft to undergo ground-based flight tests
06 December 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) first CH-53K prototype heavy lift helicopter, the ground test vehicle (GTV), has been delivered by Sikorsky to the flight test team for performing ground-based flight...

Brazilian Navy takes delivery of second OPV from BAE
05 December 2012 The Brazilian Navy has received the second of three ocean patrol vessels (OPVs), named Apa, from BAE Systems at Portsmouth Naval Base, US, in support of the navy's Prosuper fleet...

HMS Grimsby completes refit and readies for sea trials
05 December 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Sandown-class minehunter HMS Grimsby (M108) has successfully completed a six-month support period (docking) (SP(D)) at Babcock's Rosyth dockyard and is ready to undergo sea...

US Navy awards Aegis weapon system PBL contract extension to Raytheon
05 December 2012 Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a follow-on performance base logistics (PBL) contract by the US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) weapon systems support (WSS)...

US Navy to name third Ford-class aircraft carrier 'Enterprise'
04 December 2012 The US Navy has named the third Gerald R Ford-class aircraft carrier 'Enterprise', navy secretary Ray Mabus has revealed during the inaction ceremony of Enterprise-class aircraft carrier, CVN...

Kongsberg to introduce integrated naval training solution at I/ITSEC 2012
04 December 2012 Kongsberg is set to introduce its new integrated naval training solution, Proteus integrated naval training environment for resource management and crew teamwork (INTERACT), this week at...

ATK to enhance divert attitude control system for SM-3 Block IIB
04 December 2012 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a contract to ATK to continue technology development of modular divert and attitude control system (MDACS) in support of Standard Missile-3...

US Navy’s F-35C JSF completes initial pit drop testing
03 December 2012 The US Navy's second F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft has completed initial pit drop testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, US, marking successful conclusion...

ViaSat to provide secure mobile device technology for USMC
03 December 2012 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to ViaSat for designing and developing advanced information security into commercial mobile devices, which will help...

Thales to upgrade Goalkeeper weapon system for Dutch Navy
03 December 2012 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Thales Nederland to upgrade its Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems (CIWS), which are currently in use with the country's...

November 2012

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US Navy and Northrop complete first X-47B aircraft catapult launch test
30 November 2012 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed the first land-based catapult launch of the X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator at a shore-based catapult facility...

Rockwell Collins to support US Navy’s C-130T avionics upgrade programme
30 November 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has selected Rockwell Collins for the supply of its avionics equipment suite in support of the US Navy C-130T avionics obsolescence upgrade...

Rolls-Royce’s naval ship design team selects Paramarine software
30 November 2012 Rolls-Royce has selected QinetiQ GRC's Paramarine advanced marine design software to boost the capabilities of its newly formed naval ship designs development...

Canada awards navigation system in-service support contract to Northrop
29 November 2012 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide in-service support for the navigation systems installed on the Royal Canadian Navy's...

Comtech to deliver additional AN/TRC-170 modem upgrade kits for USMC
29 November 2012 The US Department of Defence (DoD) has placed orders with Comtech Telecommunication's subsidiary Comtech Systems to deliver additional AN/TRC-170 modem upgrade kits for the US Marine Corps...

BAE to deliver advanced gun systems for third Zumwalt destroyer
29 November 2012 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to BAE Systems for the supply of two advanced gun systems (AGS) in support of the third Zumwalt-class multi-mission destroyer, DDG...

DCNS delivers first FREMM frigate to French Navy
28 November 2012 DCNS has successfully delivered the first frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Aquitaine, to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) at its Lorient shipyard facility,...

BluMetric to support SROD systems for Canadian Navy
28 November 2012 The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded a contract to BluMetric Environmental to provide support services for the Royal Canadian Navy's shipboard reverse osmosis...

UK Navy vessels to receive X-band satellite communications capability
28 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Astrium to deliver military X-band satellite communications capability through the Skynet 5 constellation to six Royal Navy...

China conducts landing trials of Shenyang J-15 fighter aircraft
27 November 2012 The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy of China has successfully completed first landing trials of Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark fighter aircraft onboard its aircraft carrier, Liaoning (Varyag)...

Northrop completes technology demonstration contract for US Navy’s AMDR radar
27 November 2012 Northrop Grumman has successfully completed technology demonstration contract for the US Navy's air and missile defence radar (AMDR) at its test...

US DoD issues RFP for VXX Presidential Helicopter programme
27 November 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to acquire new helicopters to replace the ageing US president helicopter fleet, under the VXX Presidential...

UK MoD to begin assessment phase of Crowsnest programme in 2013
26 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will begin the assessment phase of its Crowsnest programme in 2013, aimed to replace the Royal Navy's Sea King Mk7 Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC)...

US ONR awards CAVE development contract to Charles River
26 November 2012 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded a contract to Charles River Analytics to develop compact aerial video exploitation (CAVE) for small unmanned aerial vehicles...

Babcock to support UK Navy’s Vanguard replacement programme
26 November 2012 BAE Systems has awarded a contract to Babcock to provide system definition (SD) in support of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) strategic nuclear deterrent Vanguard-class replacement...

Russia’s second Borei-class submarine to undergo state acceptance trials
23 November 2012 The Russian Navy's second Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), Alexander Nevsky, will undergo state acceptance trials in...

USSTRATCOM accepts first MUOS-1 satellite for operational use
23 November 2012 The US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has accepted the first Lockheed Martin-built mobile user objective system (MOUS-1) satellite for initial operational...

US Navy engineers complete arctic testing of DTCS Phase 3
23 November 2012 US Navy engineers have completed testing of the handheld distributed tactical communications system (DTCS), demonstrating its global architecture in severe weather conditions across Alaska's...

UK MoD awards maritime capability research contract to BAE
22 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a research and development contract to BAE Systems to explore next-generation naval maritime capabilities, under the management of MoD's Defence...

Roke’s radar altimeter installed onto Saab Skeldar V-200 UAV
22 November 2012 Roke Manor Research has successfully integrated its miniature radar altimeter (MRA) onboard Saab's Skeldar V-200 Maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) landing...

AgustaWestland receives AW139 helicopter purchase orders from Sweden
22 November 2012 The Swedish Maritime Administration has placed orders with AgustaWestland for seven AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters, configured to support the administration's search-and-rescue...

USMC to receive three F-35B STOVL aircraft from Lockheed
21 November 2012 Lockheed Martin has delivered three F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft to the US Marine Corps (USMC), marking the start of its tactical operational training at Marine Corps...

Babcock to install new reactor control system onboard UK Vanguard-class submarine
21 November 2012 Babcock will integrate the new Reactor Control and Instrumentation (RC&I) system onto the British Royal Navy's fourth and final Vanguard-class submarine, HMS Vengeance, at its Devonport...

GD to continue work on US Navy’s Virginia-class submarine fleet
21 November 2012 The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamic's (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat to provide research and development and lead-yard services in support of Virginia-class...

Norwegian Navy to receive fifth Skjold-class patrol boat from DCNS
20 November 2012 DCNS has delivered the fifth of six Skjold-class fast patrol boats (FPB), P965-Gnist, to the Royal Norwegian...

Alion to support weapon systems development for US Navy
20 November 2012 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) has awarded a contract to Alion Science and Technology to provide support for technology development, integration and...

US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton BAMS UAS programme moves ahead
20 November 2012 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman are jointly conducting ground testing of second MQ-4C broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system (BAMS UAS) in preparation for its first...

BAE develops OBT for UK Navy’s Type 45 destroyers
19 November 2012 BAE Systems has designed and developed a new onboard trainer (OBT) for the UK Royal Navy's Daring-class Type-45 anti-air warfare destroyers to provide enhanced training for crew prior to...

US Navy awards GIG facility support contract to PAR Technology
19 November 2012 PAR Technology's subsidiary Rome Research Corporation (RRC) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide telecommunications operations and maintenance services at the Global...

Babcock to continue submarine equipment support deal with UK Navy
19 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a through life in-service support contract to Babcock to support the precise time and frequency standard (PTFS) equipment on board the UK Royal...

US Navy's first MLP ship launched
16 November 2012 The US Navy's first ship of the mobile landing platform (MLP)-class, the future USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), has been launched at General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO shipyard in San Diego,...

US Navy’s X-47B UCAS successfully completes first shore-based trials
16 November 2012 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed first shore-based trials of control display unit (CDU), in support of the X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator at...

Thales to upgrade RAN’s Collins-class submarine sonar system
16 November 2012 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded a contract to Thales to upgrade sonar equipment for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Collins-class Type 471 diesel-electric...

Lockheed to support US Navy C-130T aircraft modernisation programme
15 November 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a contract to provide hardware and software related support to carry out installation of flight management system for the US Navy's C-130T logistics support...

GE delivers gas turbines to power HMAS Sydney
15 November 2012 GE Marine has delivered two LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia, in support of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer...

UK MoD names RFA MARS tankers Tide-class
15 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has named the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's (RFA) new fleet of military afloat reach and sustainability (MARS) tankers as the...

US Navy’s dual-band radar demonstrates full power, satellite tracking capability
14 November 2012 Raytheon has demonstrated full power and satellite tracking capability of the US Navy's X and S-band active phased-array antennas for the first time, as part of the Cobra Judy replacement...

Taiwan test fires Hsiung Feng III long-range missile
14 November 2012 The Taiwanese Military has test-fired a long-range variant of its domestically manufactured Hsiung Feng III missile, a month after China inducted its first aircraft carrier into operational...

DARPA selects SAIC for ASW ACTUV prototype
14 November 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as the prime contractor to design, build and test the anti-submarine...

Construction begins on US Navy’s seventh Virginia-class ship
13 November 2012 Construction on the US Navy's seventh littoral combat vessel Freedom-class variant, the USS Detroit, has been marked with a keel laying ceremony by the Lockheed Martin-led team at Marinette...

QinetiQ supports HMS Illustrious comprehensive explosive safety case programme
13 November 2012 QinetiQ has provided support for the preparation of a comprehensive safety case for the UK Royal Navy's 20,600t Invincible-class aircraft carrier, HMS...

US Navy orders additional digital modular radios from General Dynamics
13 November 2012 General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional AN/USC-61(C) four-channel digital modular radios (DMR) to the US...

Russian Navy’s first Yasen-class submarine test fires Caliber cruise missile
12 November 2012 The Russian Navy's first Yasen/Graney-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSGN Severodvinsk (K-329), has test-fired a Caliber supersonic cruise missile as a part of state acceptance trials...

CACI to provide acquisition support for US NAVSEA programme offices
12 November 2012 The US Navy has contracted CACI to provide acquisition and lifecycle support for the Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Expeditionary Warfare and Maritime Surveillance Program offices (PMS408...

HII launches US Navy’s tenth Virginia-class submarine
12 November 2012 The US Navy’s tenth Virginia-class submarine, USS Minnesota (SSN 783), has been successfully launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, US, marking...

SAIC to support JDMF MCH-101 helicopter programme
09 November 2012 The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide the mine warfare and environmental decision aids...

Construction on French Navy’s third Barracuda submarine moves ahead
09 November 2012 The first pressure hull ring of the French Navy's third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSN Tourville, has been completed at DCNS's Cherbourg centre, France, one month ahead...

Indian Navy to receive second Talwar-class warship
09 November 2012 The Indian Navy is to receive the second of three Talwar-class warships, INS Tarkash (F46), at the Baltic Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia, the Yantar Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov...

US Navy orders Robotnik Summit XL mobile vehicles
08 November 2012 Barrett Technology has received purchase orders from the US Navy to deliver three Robotnik Summit XL mobile...

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s final hull section to arrive at Rosyth
08 November 2012 The UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth's aft section has set sail from BAE Systems' Govan yard, heading to Babcock's Rosyth facility to...

Raytheon to deliver additional SSDS MK 2 to US Navy
08 November 2012 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Raytheon to provide ship self-defence system (SSDS MK 2)...

Fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft received by US Navy
07 November 2012 The US Navy is to take delivery of its fifth P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission production aircraft from Boeing as part of low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts awarded in 2011 and...

GE auxiliary propulsion system ordered for US Navy’s LHA 7
07 November 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has awarded a subcontract to General Electric (GE) Power Conversion for an auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the US Navy's latest America-class...

US Navy’s eighth LPD 17 class ship completes acceptance trials
07 November 2012 The US Navy's eighth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington (LPD 24), has successfully completed sea acceptance trials (SAT) in the Gulf of Mexico, marking a step towards...

US Navy awards Ticonderoga-class submarine repair contract to BAE
06 November 2012 The US Navy has awarded a not-to-exceed modification contract to BAE Systems to perform emergent dry docking availability on its Ticonderoga-class aegis guided missile cruiser, USS San Jacinto...

HMAS Canberra arrives at BAE's Australian facility for further construction
06 November 2012 The first of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHD), HMAS Canberra (LHD 01), has arrived at BAE Systems' Williamstown shipyard facility in...

USS Harry S Truman demonstrates new MANTIS capability
06 November 2012 The US Navy's eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) has successfully demonstrated a new model multi-aircraft nose and tail interface system shipboard...

Honeywell to provide PBL support for US Navy aircraft fleet
05 November 2012 The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support (WSS) has awarded a follow-on contract to Honeywell for performance based logistics (PBL) and maintenance support for...

QinetiQ assists UK MoD’s ongoing submarine safety programme
05 November 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been receiving continuous naval architecture services support from QinetiQ for its ongoing submarine safety programme on through the In-Service Submarines...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2012 begins
05 November 2012 The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) sponsored exercise, Cutlass Express 2012, has officially started and is aimed at boosting East African maritime relationships through focusing on mutual...

Royal Navy receives gunnery training solution from QinetiQ
02 November 2012 The UK Royal Navy has received a new training environment for close range weapon training from...

Northrop and ITT Exelis team up to support US Navy's NGJ programme
02 November 2012 Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement with ITT Exelis to jointly provide unique solutions for the US Navy's next-generation jammer (NGJ)...

Maltese Armed Forces to receive Janus N sights from SELEX
02 November 2012 The Maltese Armed Forces has awarded a contract to SELEX Galileo to deliver two Janus naval (Janus-N) electro-optic observation and fire control panoramic sights for installation on its patrol...

HMS Vigilant test fires Lockheed-built Trident II D5 missile
01 November 2012 The UK Royal Navy's third Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), HMS Vigilant, has successfully launched the Lockheed Martin-developed Trident II D5 test missile in the Atlantic...

Russian Navy to receive first Ka-52K helicopter in 2013
01 November 2012 The first batch of Kamov Design Bureau-built Kamov Ka-52K attack helicopters will be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2013 in support of French-built Mistral-class amphibious assault ships,...

GE Marine’s LM2500 gas turbines to power USS Jackson (LCS 6)
01 November 2012 GE Marine has delivered two LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to Austal Mobile's Alabama shipyard in support of the US Navy’s third Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS...

October 2012

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USMC to receive V-22 Osprey simulators from Bell-Boeing
31 October 2012 Bell-Boeing, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, has been awarded a $74m contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to provide Osprey ground-based trainers, also known as...

Moroccan Navy’s final Sigma-class frigate completes SAT
31 October 2012 The Royal Moroccan Navy's third and final Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS)-built Sigma-class multi-mission frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, has successfully completed sea acceptance trials...

Thales and Transas partners to develop FWST training simulator
31 October 2012 Thales Germany has signed a cooperation agreement with Transas Marine to designed and develop a new simulator, known as a full warship trainer...

RAN’s Hobart-class AWD demonstrates its torpedo launcher capability
30 October 2012 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Hobart-class air warfare destroyer's (AWD) Mk32 Mod 9 torpedo launchers have successfully completed a test firing off Adelaide, Australia, meeting each...

French DGA demonstrates MdCN missile’s submarine configuration capability
30 October 2012 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has successfully conducted the first end-to-end firing of the submarine version of its missile de croisière naval (MdCN) at the DGA's Essais...

DCNS introduces new SMX 26 submarine concept-ship
30 October 2012 DCNS has introduced a new SMX 26 small submarine concept-ship, designed to support operations in very shallow waters and littoral zones where conventional submarine operations are...

Terma to equip French FREMM frigates with Scanter radars
29 October 2012 Terma has been awarded a modification contract to deliver eight Scanter 2001 navigation and surveillance radar systems in support of French Navy’s Fregate Europeenne Multi-Missions (FREMM)...

US Navy’s LCS 4 completes main engine light-off
29 October 2012 The US Navy's second Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado (LCS 4), has successfully completed its main engine light-off following completion of the fuel load and testing of all...

Royal Navy’s Successor submarine programme moves ahead
29 October 2012 UK defence secretary Philip Hammond has announced an additional £350m funding for the next stage of design work on the Successor nuclear-powered submarine programme that will replace...

US Navy receives final Lewis and Clark-class T-AKE 14 ship
26 October 2012 The US Navy has received its 14th and final Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo-ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), at General Dynamics's (GD) Nassco ship yard in San Diego, US,...

Rolls-Royce to build water jet for US Navy’s X-class MUSCL USV
26 October 2012 Rolls-Royce will design and develop a mini and efficient water jet propulsion system to power the US Navy's X-class unmanned surface vessel (USV), modular unmanned surface craft littoral...

US Navy to christen USS Minnesota on 27 October
26 October 2012 The US Navy will christen its tenth Virginia-class submarine 'USS Minnesota (SSN 783)' at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia...

GE to support UK Royal Navy’s MARS tanker programme
25 October 2012 The UK Royal Navy has selected General Electric (GE) Power Conversion to provide electrical propulsion drivetrain technology to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's (RFA) new fleet of...

DCNS to support Norwegian Skjold corvettes’ Senit 2000 CMS
25 October 2012 DCNS has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) to provide support for the Senit 2000 combat management system (CMS), which is equipped onboard six...

BAE advances Bofors Mk 4 gun into testing
25 October 2012 BAE Systems plans to advance its Bofors 40mm Mk4 system, for arming smaller vessels to combat threats such as piracy, into sea trials next...

Orbit's Triple Band system completes first operational deployment
24 October 2012 The US Naval Air Station Patuxent River has successfully completed its first operational deployment of triple band tracking antenna systems from Orbit Communication Systems following...

Rolls-Royce to power SSC hovercraft fleet of US Navy
24 October 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to power a future naval fleet of Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)...

UK MoD to receive Phalanx Block 1B system from Raytheon
24 October 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £42.8m contract to Raytheon to provide a total of five Phalanx Block 1B close-in weapon systems for the Royal...

US Navy’s LRLAP to undergo critical design review phase
23 October 2012 BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of gun fire trials of its 155mm long-range land attack projectiles (LRLAP) at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, US, with a critical...

DCNS launches French Navy’s second FREMM frigate
23 October 2012 The French Navy's second FREMM multi-mission frigate Normandie has been successfully launched by DCNS at its Lorient facility in...

Oshkosh demonstrates TerraMax UGV capabilities for USMC
23 October 2012 Oshkosh has demonstrated TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology equipped on two Oshkosh medium tactical vehicle replacements (MTVR) to the US Marine Corps...

Raytheon conducts double-fire test of RAM Block 2 missile
22 October 2012 Raytheon has successfully completed the third guided test vehicle flight of its Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2, as well as validating the use of production-representative hardware...

Final construction phase of US Navy’s LCS 6 begins
22 October 2012 The final construction phase on the US Navy's third Independence-class littoral combat ship, the USS Jackson (LCS 6), has started at Austal's manufacturing facility in Alabama,...

US Navy awards Mk54 torpedo contract to Raytheon
22 October 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon to provide Mk54 lightweight torpedoes for US fleet inventory and to boost the Royal Australian and Indian navies' undersea warfare...

Lynx helicopter conducts landing trials onboard HMS Defender
19 October 2012 The UK Royal Navy's AgustaWestland Lynx HMA MK 8 helicopter has successfully completed first landing trials onboard the fifth Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Defender...

US Navy to christen USS America on 20 October
19 October 2012 The US Navy is set to christen the America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on 20...

China to hold naval exercises off East China Sea
19 October 2012 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is set to hold naval exercises in the East China Sea, amid increasing tensions with Japan over an area of disputed...

GD to provide nuclear-submarine support for US Navy
18 October 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a contract from the US Navy to provide planning yard work as well as engineering and technical support services for its nuclear submarine fleet. ...

Northrop to deliver MCS for US Navy’s America-class LHA 7
18 October 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has awarded a subcontract to Northrop Grumman for supply of the machinery control system (MCS) in support of the US Navy's America-class large-deck...

CACI to provide training products for US NAWCTSD
18 October 2012 CACI International has been awarded a training data products contract (TDPC) by the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to improve and enhance performance of...

Russian Navy begins flight trials of modified Kamov Ka-27M helicopter
17 October 2012 The Russian Navy's Northern Fleet has started deck-landing and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) trials of its upgraded Kamov Design Bureau-built Ka-27M anti-submarine...

Singapore and New Zealand navies conduct Exercise Lion Zeal 2012
17 October 2012 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) are conducting a joint annual training exercise, Lion Zeal 2012, off the east coast of the North Island, New...

Finnish Navy orders Watercat M18 vessels from Marine Alutech
17 October 2012 The Finnish Navy Command has awarded a contract to Marine Alutech to develop and deliver Watercat M18 AMC high-speed landing...

Israel Navy to receive new radars from Elta systems
16 October 2012 The Israel Navy has awarded a contract to Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems to provide advanced light phased array (ALPHA) radars in support of Sa'ar 4.5 Hetz-class...

Ukraine resumes Dolphin training to support naval missions
16 October 2012 The Ukrainian Navy has resumed a military training programme for dolphins and other animals to support missions, such as combating enemy divers and mine clearance...

ATLAS to deliver additional SeaFox systems for US Navy
16 October 2012 ATLAS North America (ATLAS NA) has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) to provide portable SeaFox mine neutralisation systems (PMNS) for the US...

Lockheed and Systematic plan to develop EWSS for Danish MHP
15 October 2012 Lockheed Martin and Systematic are negotiating to jointly develop an Electronic Warfare Support System (EWSS) in support of the Royal Danish Navy's maritime helicopter...

UK-led Joint Warrior 2012 exercise completes
15 October 2012 The UK-led Joint Warrior 2012, Nato's biggest military exercise, has concluded successfully off the coast of Scotland, having validated participating units' skill, knowledge and equipment...

Russia’s third Steregushchy-class corvette undergoes sea trials
15 October 2012 The Russian Navy's third Steregushchy-class (Project 20380) corvette, named Boiky, has started sea trials in the fleet's test ranges to demonstrate its speed, manoeuvring, and vibration...

CLRE demonstrates capability to support ScanEagle UAV missions
12 October 2012 The US Office of Naval Research-funded shipboard-capable compact launch and recovery system (CLRE) has successfully completed final flight testing in eastern...

Lockheed team to develop new autonomous technology for ONR
12 October 2012 A Lockheed Martin-led industry team has been contracted by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop advanced autonomous technologies to support an unmanned vertical take-off and...

Australian Navy’s Canberra-class LHD programme moves ahead
12 October 2012 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first of two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHD), HMAS Canberra (LHD 01), will soon receive its Navantia-built hull at BAE Systems Williamstown...

Raytheon to support US ONR’s CPCT programme
11 October 2012 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded two Phase 2 contracts to Raytheon under the compact power conversion technologies (CPCT)...

US Navy’s DDG 1000 vessel receives composite deckhouse from HII
11 October 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has successfully delivered a 900t carbon composite deckhouse for the US Navy in support of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer...

Upgraded HMS Grimsby readies for sea trials
11 October 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter, HMS Grimsby (M108) has marked a step forward in its £3.9m refit programme by moving from dry-dock shed to the waters of the Firth of...

SAIC to support US Navy’s tactical networks
10 October 2012 The US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide in-service...

Rolls-Royce to support US Navy’s T-45 trainer aircraft programme
10 October 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a MissionCare firm-fixed-price contract to Rolls-Royce to provide support for the F405-RR-401 Adour engines that power US Navy T-45 training...

US Navy begins second prototype EM Railgun launcher testing
10 October 2012 The US Navy has started testing of the second prototype electromagnetic (EM) railgun launcher delivered by General Atomics (GA) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division,...

HMS Diamond demonstrates its capability against incoming airborne threat
09 October 2012 The UK Royal Navy's third Daring-class Type-45 anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Diamond (D34), has demonstrated its attack capabilities during the International Mine Countermeasures...

German Navy receives first 127/64 LW Vulcano naval gun
09 October 2012 The German Navy has received its first 127/64 Lightweight (LW) Vulcano naval gun from Oto Melara, to help meet and adapt to asymmetric warfare...

Bell-Boeing to support USMC’s V-22 Osprey aircraft fleet
09 October 2012 The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support has awarded a performance based logistics (PBL) contract to Bell-Boeing to provide support services for its V-22 Osprey...

GD-led team to support USMC’s aviation subsystems programme
08 October 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to a General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems-led team to support the common aviation command and control system (CAC2S) programme to enable sharing...

US Navy to procure simplified driver travelling wave tube
08 October 2012 Communications and Power has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to evaluate, repair and produce a simplified driver travelling wave tube for use by the US Navy and Missile Defense...

Indian Navy successfully test fires Dhanush missile
08 October 2012 The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired its domestically-built nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush, which possesses a range of 350km, from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal off the...

USNS Cesar Chavez successfully completes integrated acceptance trials
05 October 2012 The US Navy's 14th and final Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo-ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), has successfully completed its integrated acceptance...

US Navy to commission USS Michael Murphy
05 October 2012 The US Navy is scheduled to commission its new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer (DDGs) USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) on 6 October in New...

BAE to upgrade Royal Marines’ BvS10 Viking vehicle fleet
05 October 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to modernise the Royal Marines' fleet of BvS10 Viking all-terrain...

US Navy to receive Falcon tactical radios from Harris
04 October 2012 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded a contract to Harris to provide Falcon tactical radio systems operating in frequency ranges, including HF, VHF, UHF to the US Navy...

German Navy to receive REMUS 100 AUVs from Hydroid
04 October 2012 The German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded a contract to Hydroid to deliver six REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to boost capabilities of...

ONR contracts Lockheed and Aurora to develop robotic rotorcraft
04 October 2012 Lockheed Martin and Aurora Flight Sciences have been awarded contracts by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to design and develop a robotic rotorcraft for quick delivery of autonomous...

Elbit to deliver battle management systems for Australian Navy
03 October 2012 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide battle management systems (BMS) for use on the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) landing...

Logos to deliver additional Kestrel systems to US NAVAIR
03 October 2012 The US Naval Air Warfare Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a modification contract to Logos Technologies to provide Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance...

GE Aviation to support US Navy’s T700 helicopter engines programme
03 October 2012 The US Navy has awarded a performance based logistics (PBL) contract to General Electric (GE) Aviation to provide support for T700 helicopter engines fitted on US Navy...

Russian Navy’s second Borei-class submarine completes further sea trials
02 October 2012 The Russian Navy's second Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), Alexander Nevsky, has successfully completed another set of sea trials in the White...

Telephonics completes GMTI Mode test flight of AN/ZPY-4(V) radar
02 October 2012 Telephonics has successfully conducted ground moving target indicator (GMTI) mode first flight test of the AN/ZPY-4(V) maritime surveillance radar (AN/ZPY-4(V)), equipped on the company's...

UK-led Joint Warrior 2012 exercise begins
02 October 2012 Nato's biggest military exercise, the UK-led Joint Warrior, has started off the west coast of Scotland, aimed at improving armed forces capabilities in responding to unexpected worldwide...

USMC’s F-35B aircraft demonstrates flying qualities
01 October 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAS) has successfully conducted a flight test of Lockheed Martin-built F-35B joint strike fighter (JSF) test aircraft, equipped with inert AIM-9X...

HII to support USS John F Kennedy construction programme
01 October 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to provide long-lead-time material for advance construction of the second Gerald R...

HMS Duncan completes maiden sea trials
01 October 2012 The UK Royal Navy's sixth and final Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Duncan (D37), has completed initial sea trials off western Scotland, UK, successfully displaying its...

September 2012

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US Navy awards AARGM full-rate production contract to ATK
28 September 2012 The US Navy has awarded a full-rate production contract to Alliant Techsystems (ATK) to develop and deliver advanced anti-radiation guided missile (AARGM) operational missiles for its navy and...

Saab to upgrade combat systems of Thai Naresuan-class frigates
28 September 2012 The Royal Thai Navy has awarded a contract to Saab to modernise the combat systems onboard two Naresuan-class guided-missile frigates, HTMS Naresuan (FFG-421) and HTMS Taksin...

US Navy to retain four Ticonderoga-class cruisers in service
28 September 2012 The US Navy is likely to retain the operational service life of its four Aegis-equipped, Ticonderoga-class guided missile frigates, USS Cowpens (CG-63), USS Anzio (CG-68), USS Vicksburg (CG 69)...

Thai Navy to procure two medium-sized frigates
27 September 2012 The Thai Government's Yingluck Cabinet has granted approval to use $1bn for acquiring two medium-sized frigates over a ten-year period, starting from the current fiscal year, to boost the...

HMS Edinburgh sails for final deployment
27 September 2012 The UK Royal Navy's last Type 42 destroyer (Batch 3), HMS Edinburgh (D97) has set sail off the Atlantic to undergo its final...

Selex Elsag to support UK Royal Navy MARS tanker programme
27 September 2012 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded a contract to Selex Elsag to provide communications systems for the UK Royal Navy's military afloat reach and sustainability...

USS Truman to undergo combat systems ship qualification trials
26 September 2012 The US Navy's eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) has set sail from Naval Station Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia, to undergo combat systems ship qualification...

French Navy awards SSF contract to DCNS
26 September 2012 The French Navy has awarded a fleet support service (SSF) contract to DCNS to provide through-life support services for its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) over the...

GD to support US MCSC’s TIGER CLS programme
26 September 2012 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has placed orders with General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology to provide support services for its total integrated ground equipment...

US Navy to receive additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing
25 September 2012 The US Navy has awarded a third low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract valued at $1.9bn to Boeing to develop and deliver 11 P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft to increase...

China inducts first aircraft carrier
25 September 2012 China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has taken delivery of its first aircraft carrier, Varyag, at Dalian naval shipyard in northern China, following the completion of a refit...

Russia postpones Bulava missile test due to technical issue
25 September 2012 The Russian Navy has postponed testing of the Bulava (SS-NX-30) sea-based submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), due to a technology fault in the automated launch control system, according...

Orbital to deliver additional Coyote SSST vehicles to US Navy
24 September 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences to develop and deliver additional Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles, to test fleet self-defence systems against...

GD to support US Navy’s DDG 1000-class programme
24 September 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Bath Iron Works has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to provide support services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ships construction...

Boeing contracts Northrop for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G navigation systems
24 September 2012 Boeing has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to produce an embedded global Boeing has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to produce an embedded global positioning/inertial...

Russia’s fourth Kirov-class warship demonstrates missile defence capability
21 September 2012 The Russian Navy's fourth Kirov-class heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has demonstrated its missile defence capabilities during a patrol-and-training mission in the...

HMS Torbay achieves major milestone in RAMP programme
21 September 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered attack submarine HMS Torbay (S90) has successfully completed its flood-up, marking a milestone in the revalidation and assisted...

US Navy to receive additional JTT-Sr radios from Raytheon
21 September 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide joint tactical terminal senior (JTT-Sr) radios with modern security, hardware and software...

Korean Navy to receive AN/PRC-648 SPLB units from Elbit
20 September 2012 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by Hyundai J-Comm to supply an undisclosed number of AN/PRC-648 SAR personal locator beacon (SPLB) units to the South Korean...

US Navy receives seventh San Antonio-class LPD, Anchorage
20 September 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of the seventh San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship Anchorage (LPD 23) from Huntington Ingalls Industries...

US Navy orders additional shipboard interrogator sets
20 September 2012 Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for the delivery of AN/UPX-24(V) interrogator sets, in a bid to help improve ships' situational awareness...

HII to modernise US Navy’s CG 47-class ships
19 September 2012 The US Navy has awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to support and modernise Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis-guided missile...

BAE to integrate APKWS onto MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV
19 September 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to integrate the advanced precision kill weapon system (APKWS) on Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle...

Babcock extends its CWE maritime enterprise service
19 September 2012 Babcock has introduced a new extended collaborative working environment (CWE) information and knowledge management service across the maritime enterprise as part of a contract awarded by the...

IMCMEX 2012 kicks off in Middle East
18 September 2012 The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2012 is now under way in the Middle East to demonstrate the collaborative defence efforts in mine detection and clearance...

General Dynamics to support USS Miami fire restoration programme
18 September 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to support advance planning and preliminary execution efforts for the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine,...

Russia further delays delivery of aircraft carrier to Indian Navy
18 September 2012 Russia has confirmed it will delay delivery of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, formerly named Admiral Gorshkov, to the Indian Navy by almost a...

Kelvin Hughes to support UK RFA tanker programme
17 September 2012 Kelvin Hughes has been awarded a contract by the British Royal Navy to provide integrated bridge systems (IBS) and helicopter control radars in support of four fleet tankers being built for the...

Chemring to deliver biological detection systems to US Navy
17 September 2012 Chemring Detection Systems has been awarded a deal by the Edgewood Contracting Division of the Aberdeen Providing Grounds Contracting Command to provide biological detection systems to the US...

US Navy christens second Spearhead-class JHSV
17 September 2012 The US Navy's second of nine Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), has been formally christened at Austal USA in Mobile,...

Chinese vessels enter contested wasters
14 September 2012 Six Chinese surveillance vessels briefly entered contested waters surrounding islands at the centre of a territorial dispute between China and...

TCS to provide WPPL systems to US Marine Corps
14 September 2012 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to provide wireless point to point link (WPPL)...

Astute-class HMS Ambush readies for first sea trials
14 September 2012 The UK Royal Navy's second Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine HMS Ambush (S120) is all set to undergo sea...

Fabrication begins on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer at Ingalls Shipbuilding
14 September 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun fabrication of the US Navy's Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, John Finn (DDG 113), at its shipbuilding...

US sends marine team to Libya following Benghazi attack
13 September 2012 The US has sent a team of 50 marines and two Navy guided missile destroyers to Libya following the assassination of Chris Stevens, US ambassador to the country, and three other embassy...

Northrop’s AMDR system demonstrates its capabilities for US Navy
13 September 2012 Northrop Grumman has demonstrated its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) system's capabilities as part of initial range testing for the US...

US Navy’s F-35C aircraft complete additional flying qualities test
13 September 2012 The US Navy's two Lockheed Martin-built F-35C Lightning II carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have successfully conducted additional flying qualities test at Atlantic Test...

GD NASSCO completes structural assembly on US Navy’s first MLP
12 September 2012 General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO has successfully completed structural assembly of the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) for the US Navy ahead of...

Moroccan Navy commissions its third SIGMA-class frigate
12 September 2012 The Royal Moroccan Navy has commissioned its third and final Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS)-built SIGMA-class multi-mission frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah in Vlissingen,...

US Navy and Boeing jointly conduct first AMC flight test
12 September 2012 The US Navy and Boeing have successfully completed flight testing of the new Type 4 advanced mission computer (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft at Naval Air...

UK MoD reveals future of Invincible-class carriers
11 September 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the future of the Royal Navy's 20,600t Invincible-class aircraft carriers, HMS Invincible, HMS Ark Royal and HMS Illustrious, after thirty years...

Namibian Navy christens new logistics support ship
11 September 2012 The Namibian Navy has christened its new logistics support ship as Elephant at Walvis Bay, Namibia, President Hifikepunye Pohamba has...

Construction begins on RAN’s first Hobart-class AWD
11 September 2012 Construction on the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD) HMAS Hobart has been marked by the keel laying ceremony in...

Orbit to support US Navy LHA ships
10 September 2012 Orbit International has received two contracts from the US Navy totalling $1.6m to provide uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units in support of its unidentified LHA amphibious assault...

Boeing to deliver additional Laser JDAM weapons to US Navy
10 September 2012 Boeing has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to supply laser joint direct attack munitions (Laser JDAM) weapon systems to support its direct attack moving target capability (DAMTC)...

USS Michael Murphy to be commissioned next month
10 September 2012 The US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer (DDGs) USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) has set sail from New York City for commissioning on 6...

USMC to receive additional MTVR vehicles from Oshkosh
07 September 2012 The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) has awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense to supply medium tactical vehicle replacements...

Northrop bids for USMC’s CAC2S development and integration phase
07 September 2012 Northrop Grumman is bidding for the US Marine Corps (USMC) Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) development and integration phase to modernise the marine air command and...

Swedish Armed Forces receives first Visby-class corvette
07 September 2012 The Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (FMV) has delivered the final version of the first Visby-class corvette, HMS Visby (K31), to the Swedish...

MBDA’S Viper Strike munition undergoes testing
06 September 2012 MBDA's GBU-44/E Viper Strike weapon has undergone two days of testing at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, US, in a bid to demonstrate its high-speed target attack...

North Sea Boats launches new trimaran warship for Indonesian Navy
06 September 2012 North Sea Boats has successfully launched a new carbon fibre trimaran vessel, named KRI Klewang, for the Indonesian Navy at Banyuwangi, Indonesia, becoming the first time advanced warship...

US and Philippines to receive MK38 Mod 2 guns from BAE
06 September 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply MK38 Mod 2 machine gun systems to the US Navy and Philippines...

Germany to deliver two Type-209 submarines to Egypt
05 September 2012 The Egyptian Government has signed an agreement with Germany for the procurement of two Howaldtswerke-Deutche Werft (HDW)-built SSK Manthatisi-class Type-209 submarines aimed at boosting its...

USMC’s F-35B successfully completes air start testing
05 September 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B Lightning II variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has successfully completed first airborne engine start tests, as part of ongoing evaluation tests at...

Raytheon receives SM-3 missile contract from MDA
05 September 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a $230m contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to deliver Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block I missile variants, in a bid to strengthen the country’s...

Cubic to supply CDLS for US Navy
04 September 2012 Cubic has been awarded a contract by the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to develop communications data link subsystem (CDLS) and other communications...

Australian Navy conducts Exercise Kakadu 2012
04 September 2012 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is conducting a military training in Exercise Kakadu 2012 off the coast of Darwin, Australia, to boost interoperability among participating naval forces in...

US Navy to receive additional mobile weather information systems
04 September 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Smiths Detection to supply additional mobile weather information systems in support of mission planning and military operations for the US Marine Corps...

US Navy’s eighth LPD 17 completes builder sea trials
03 September 2012 The US Navy's eighth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington (LPD 24), has successfully completed builder's sea trials in the Gulf of...

HMS Duncan to begin maiden sea trials
03 September 2012 The UK Royal Navy's sixth and final Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Duncan (D37), has set sail off the west coast of Scotland to begin its first extensive sea trials...

GE Aviation to support USMC’s G-BOSS programme
03 September 2012 GE Aviation has received a contract to provide communications and support monitoring sensors for the US Marine Corps (USMC) ground-based operation surveillance system (G-BOSS)...

August 2012

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France to honour Mistral deal with Russia
31 August 2012 France will not cancel its $1.2bn Mistral-class amphibious assault ship contract with the Russian Navy over the issue of Syria, the country's foreign minister Laurent Fabius has...

ManTech to support USMC’s Cougar MRAP vehicles
31 August 2012 US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to ManTech to provide support to the Cougar range of mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP)...

USNS Spearhead completes acceptance trials
31 August 2012 The US Navy's first of ten joint high-speed vessels (JHSVs), USNS Spearhead, has successfully completed acceptance trials (AT) off the Gulf of Mexico, marking the final milestone achieved prior...

Russia launches Vietnam Navy’s first Kilo-class submarine
30 August 2012 Russia has launched the first of six Kilo-class Project 636 diesel-electric submarines built for the Vietnam Navy at Admiralty shipyards in St...

GE38 Turboshaft engines demonstrate operating capabilities
30 August 2012 GE's GE38 turboshaft factory engine for the US Marine Corps (USMC) Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter programme has validated its maturity and durable operating...

US Navy authorises FRP of AARGM missile
30 August 2012 The US Navy has approved full-rate production (FRP) of the advanced anti-radiation guided missile (AARGM) for enhancing firepower capability of troops on the...

Pall to deliver freshwater generators for UK Navy
29 August 2012 BAE Systems has selected Pall to deliver freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyers, to allow them to effectively conduct operations...

INS Tarkash completes sea trials for Indian Navy
29 August 2012 The Indian Navy's second of three Talwar-class warships INS Tarkash (F46) has successfully completed sea trials off the Baltic Sea, validating its shipboard and weapon...

US DoD awards C5ISR support contract to multiple firms
29 August 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract to multiple firms to provide command, control, communications, computers, combat...

Indian MoD halts Israeli Barak missile procurement
28 August 2012 The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has halted procurement of the Israeli Barak-I surface to air anti-missile defence (AMD) systems, due to a pending investigation by the Central Bureau...

US Navy to receive MK 110 naval guns from BAE
28 August 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver 57mm Mk 110 Mod 0 guns to the US Navy and Coast Guard, in a bid to provide enhanced capability to sailors that defend the country's...

Dutch Navy's final Holland-Class OPV arrives at future homeport
28 August 2012 The Royal Netherlands Navy's fourth and final Holland-Class oceangoing patrol vessel (OPV), Hr. Ms. Groningen (P843) has arrived at its future homeport of Den Helder,...

Brazilian Navy inducts two new Seahawk helicopters
27 August 2012 The Brazilian Navy has inducted two new Seahawk S-70B multi-mission maritime helicopters into its First Anti-Submarine Helicopter Squadron, as part of the service’s boarder modernisation...

Terma equips Danish Navy's Iver Huitfeldt-Class frigates
27 August 2012 The Royal Danish Navy's three new Iver Huitfeldt-Class frigates, Iver Huitfeldt (F361), Peter Willemoes (F362) and Niels Juel (F363), have been equipped with Terma's mission-critical...

US Navy develops aircraft engine inspection device
27 August 2012 The US Navy has developed a new device, the common video borescope set (CVBS), to inspect serious cracks, corrosion and other debris present on interior engine components and airframes of...

GA-ASI Lynx MWAS radar demonstrates detection capabilities
24 August 2012 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' (GA-ASI) Lynx maritime wide area search (MWAS) radar has successfully demonstrated its target detection capabilities during the US Navy's recently...

BAE to evaluate upgrades to USMC amphibious vehicle fleet
24 August 2012 BAE Systems has been awarded two contracts to evaluate upgrades to the US Marine Corps's (USMC) assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) and Marine personnel carrier (MPC)...

GD NASSCO to modernise navy's USS Comstock
24 August 2012 The US Navy has awarded a $104m modification contract to General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO to refurbish and upgrade its Whidbey Island-Class dock landing ship, USS Comstock (LSD...

L-3 SPDES to supply Medium Voltage Switchgear for LHA 7
23 August 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding (HII) has awarded a subcontract to L-3 SPD Electrical Systems (L-3 SPDES) to supply its medium voltage switchgear for installation on the US...

US Navy starts integrated testing of Raytheon’s JSOW C-1
23 August 2012 Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 has started integrated testing (IT) with the US Navy to validate its capabilities, such as controlling, updating and retargeting as required to...

BAE to produce Mk 41 and Mk 57 VLS for US Navy
23 August 2012 BAE Systems has received a contract from the US Navy to produce canisters for Mk 41 and Mk 57 vertical launching systems (VLS), which are installed on several of its naval surface ship...

HMAS Perth test fires Harpoon Block II missile
22 August 2012 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-Class frigate, HMAS Perth, has test fired a Harpoon Block II missile at the US Missile Range Facility at Point Mugu, California, further boosting the...

Cubic to produce data link for Northrop’s MQ-8C Fire Scout
22 August 2012 Northrop Grumman has awarded a contract to Cubic Defense Applications to provide a new multiband digital data link system for its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned...

Construction begins on Russia’s new Varshavyanka-Class submarine
22 August 2012 Construction on the Russian Navy's new Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-Class diesel-electric submarine, Stary Oskol, has started with a keel laying ceremony by the Admiralty Shipyard in St....

UK MoD unveils Type 26 Global Combat Ship design
21 August 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled the design of the Royal Navy's future warships, Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS), marking a significant milestone in the development of the...

Russian MoD to take delivery of Borey-Class SSBN in September
21 August 2012 Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is all set to formally take delivery of the Russian Navy's new ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Project 955 Borey Class boat Yury Dolgoruky, in...

AMSEC awarded US Navy SeaPort-e task order
21 August 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) subsidiary AMSEC has been awarded a task order to provide engineering and technical services, in a bid to improve shipboard technical data environments of...

Pyeroy subcontracted to support HMS Vengeance refit programme
20 August 2012 Defence firm Babcock has awarded a subcontract to Pyeroy to provide support services for the £350m three-and-a-half year refit of the Trident ballistic missile-carrying submarine HMS...

Lockheed to test and validate Havoc 8x8 for USMC
20 August 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a $3.5m contract to Lockheed Martin to perform an eight-month evaluation programme on its Havoc 8x8...

SAIC to support US Darpa’s ACTUV programme
20 August 2012 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Science Applications International to support its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) continuous trail unmanned...

BAE to upgrade Mk 45 gun systems for US Navy
17 August 2012 The US Navy has awarded a $25.7m contract to BAE Systems to modify and reconfigure two Mk 45 Mod 2 naval guns, in a bid to significantly enhance their overall mission...

ONR contracts Pall to design advanced shipboard desalination system
17 August 2012 The US Navy has awarded a multi-phase project contract to Pall to design and develop an energy-efficient advanced shipboard desalination system that will help the service to effectively...

SAIC to support AT/FP systems for US Navy
17 August 2012 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to extend its services in support of the US...

GD delivers 1,500th AMC and 1,000th Type 3 AMC to US Navy
16 August 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems has delivered the 1,500th advanced mission computer (AMC) and 1,000th Type 3 AMC to the US Navy, marking a production milestone for the...

Russian Navy’s upgraded nuclear submarine rejoins service
16 August 2012 The Russian Navy's Project 667BDRM Delfin nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) K-407 Novomoskovsk has rejoined service with the Northern Fleet, following the successful completion...

HMS Diamond exercises with USS Enterprise
16 August 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s third Daring-class Type-45 anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Diamond (D34), participated in an exercise with the US Navy’s USS Enterprise-led US carrier strike group 12 (CSG...

Babcock begins refit on HMS Grimsby
15 August 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Sandown-class minehunter HMS Grimsby is undergoing six-month support period (docking) (SP(D)) at Babcock's Rosyth dockyard, marking the first refit to be carried out as part...

Mikros Systems to deliver additional Adept units to US Navy
15 August 2012 The US Navy has placed new task orders with Mikros Systems for the delivery of additional adaptive diagnostic electronic portable test set (ADEPT)...

CACI to support naval aviation enterprise and surface warfare enterprise
15 August 2012 CACI International (CACI) has been awarded a $122m prime contract to support the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) and the Surface Warfare Enterprise, in a bid to enhance force...

Russian nuclear submarine visits Gulf of Mexico undetected
14 August 2012 A Russian Akula-class nuclear attack submarine sailed undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, and was only discovered after it...

BAE’s APKWS enters into full-rate production for USMC
14 August 2012 BAE Systems laser-guided rocket system, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), has entered into full-rate production to support US Marine Corps (USMC) operations in...

US Navy’s LRLAP completes guided-flight tests
14 August 2012 The US Navy's 155mm long-range, land-attack projectile (LRLAP) has successfully completed guided-flight tests at White Sands Missile Range, New...

Brazilian Navy’s first OPV completes FOST training with RN
14 August 2012 The Brazilian Navy's first of three BAE Systems-built Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV), Amazonas, and its crew have successfully completed flag officer sea training (FOST) with the Royal Navy...

Thailand seeks Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles from US
13 August 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) and associated equipment, parts, training...

Cassidian to install TRS-3D naval radar on new Finnish OPV
13 August 2012 Cassidian has been awarded a contract by STX Rauma Shipyard to deliver and integrate its TRS-3D naval radar on board the Finnish Border Guard's new offshore patrol vessel...

ONR contracts Lockheed to integrate fuel cells with solar panels
13 August 2012 The US Office of Naval Research has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to demonstrate and deliver a multi-kilowatt JP-8 compatible Fuel Cell Efficient Power Node for evaluation by the US...

USMC’s F-35B completes first weapons separation test
10 August 2012 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) F-35B Lightning II variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its first airborne weapons separation test as part of ongoing evaluation tests...

Charles River Analytics to support US Navy ERP programme
10 August 2012 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on order to Charles River Analytics for a business intelligence visualisation system for organisational understanding, analysis and collaboration...

US Navy to commission second Freedom-class LCS 3 next month
10 August 2012 The US Navy's newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Fort Worth, will be commissioned into service on 22 September at Galveston,...

Construction begins on 11th LPD for US Navy
09 August 2012 Work on the US Navy's 11th and final San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship LPD 27 has started at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) shipbuilding...

Ball Aerospace demonstrates ONR’s MMLCA phased array antenna
09 August 2012 The US Office of Naval Research's (ONR) mobile multifunction low-cost array (MMLCA) system, a prototype of the X-band Satcom on-the-move (SOTM) phased array antenna, has been...

Rockwell receives TacNet tactical radios contract from NRL
09 August 2012 he US Naval Research Lab (NRL) has awarded a contract to Rockwell Collins to deliver its TacNet Tactical Radio (TTR), which will provide troops with increased...

INS Arihant readies for sea trials
08 August 2012 India’s first domestically-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant (Destroyer of Enemies) is all set to undergo sea trials, Indian Navy chief admiral Nirmal Verma...

USMC evaluates Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology
08 August 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) Warfighting Lab (MCWL) has started the evaluation of Oshkosh TerraMax unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) technology equipped on medium tactical vehicle replacements (MTVR)...

US Navy’s LCS 4 completes combat systems light off test
08 August 2012 The US Navy's second Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Coronado has completed combat systems light off test, marking a significant milestone in the operational readiness of the...

France commissions third Mistral-class BPC Dixmude
07 August 2012 The French Navy has commissioned its third Mistral-class projection and command (BPC) ship Dixmude into active service following successful completion of operational readiness process, known...

US Navy completes Cobra Hydrodynamic Bow Bulb testing
07 August 2012 Researchers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division have completed Cobra hydrodynamic bow bulb testing aboard DDG 51-class ships, as part of the Navy's efforts to...

Bluefin’s HAUV-3 completes government acceptance testing
07 August 2012 Bluefin Robotics' hovering underwater robot, the HAUV-3, has successfully completed the Government Acceptance Testing as the production system for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)...

Nato SeaSparrow Consortium receives 2,000th ESSM from Raytheon
06 August 2012 Nato SeaSparrow Consortium has received the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) from Raytheon, marking the 2,000th delivery of the missile by the...

GD to support US Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarines
06 August 2012 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to plan maintenance and modernisation work on the nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class submarines,...

RAN tests HMAS Perth’s upgraded missile defence system
06 August 2012 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Perth, successfully tested its upgraded missile defence system during the recently concluded Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise...

Brazil seeks assault amphibious vehicles from US
03 August 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a possible foreign military sale of 26 assault amphibious vehicles (AAV) to...

Babcock delivers WHE for Spanish Navy’s first S-80 submarine
03 August 2012 Babcock has successfully delivered the weapon handling equipment (WHE), a key component for Weapons Handling and Launch System (WHLS), in support of the Spanish Navy’s new S-80...

Lockheed submits final proposal for US Navy’s AMDR programme
03 August 2012 Lockheed Martin has submitted its final proposal for the US Navy’s new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) programme, in support of the future DDG-51 Flight III class...

Ducommun to support USMC AH-1Z Cobra helicopter programme
02 August 2012 Textron subsidiary Bell Helicopter has awarded a subcontract to Ducommun to develop and deliver titanium firewall and baffle assemblies for the US Marine Corps' (USMC) AH-1Z Cobra...

US Navy receives ATTAC Explorer tool from A-T Solutions
02 August 2012 The US Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) has received the asymmetric threat and tactical analysis casebook (ATTAC) Explorer system from A-T...

Raytheon to begin production of RAM Block 2 missiles
02 August 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to begin the low rate initial production of the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 for the US...

USMC extends K-MAX deployment in Afghanistan beyond September
01 August 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has further extended the deployment of two K-MAX unmanned aerial cargo haulers in Afghanistan beyond 30...

Serco to modernise C4ISR equipment onboard US MRAP vehicles
01 August 2012 The US Department of Defense Joint Program Office has awarded a 15-month contract to Serco to upgrade command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and...

Raytheon awarded US Navy Dual Band Radar development contract
01 August 2012 The US Navy has awarded two contracts to Raytheon for the development of a dual band radar (DBR), which will serve as the multi-mission air defence system for the navy's next-generation...

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Northrop’s NGJ programme completes initial TM phase
31 July 2012 Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the initial Technology Maturation (TM) phase of the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) programme, marking successful progress into the...

HII to construct Eleventh LPD for US Navy
31 July 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a $1.5bn fixed-price incentive contract by the US Navy for the detail design and construction of the 11th and final San Antonio-class...

ABL Alliance to support UK Trident weapon system programme
31 July 2012 ABL Alliance, a joint venture between AWE, Babcock and Lockheed Martin UK Strategic Systems (LMUKSS), has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide support services...

Northrop’s G/ATOR radar to undergo Government developmental testing
30 July 2012 Northrop Grumman has delivered the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system to Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) Wallops Island in Eastern Virginia,...

US Navy’s X-47B aircraft completes initial test flight at Pax River
30 July 2012 The US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) has successfully completed its first test flight at Patuxent River, Maryland,...

Construction set to begin on Russia’s fourth Borey-class submarine
30 July 2012 Work on Russia's fourth Borey-class (Project 955A) strategic nuclear-powered submarine is expected to officially begin today, Russia's Fleet commander vice-admiral Viktor Chirkov has...

CPI Aero to supply pod strucutral housings for US Navy’s ALMDS
27 July 2012 Northrop Grumman has awarded a $1m contract to CPI Aerostructures to design and develop pod structural housings in support of the US Navy's airborne laser mine detection system (ALMDS)...

US Navy to christen ninth San Antonio-class LPD
27 July 2012 The US Navy will christen the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship 'Somerset (LPD-25)' tomorrow at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Avondale,...

Inmarsat warned over alleged dealings with Iran
27 July 2012 Shurat HaDin Israel Law Centre has warned London-based mobile satellite company Inmarsat against supporting Iranian oil tankers and military vessels with satellite communication guidance...

UK MoD moves ahead with RWUAS trial for navy
26 July 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is moving ahead with its plans to equip the Royal Navy with the rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS) after 2020 and is likely to complete the capability...

HMS Sutherland conducts gunnery trials
26 July 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Sutherland (F81) has successfully conducted gunnery exercises before its six-month deployment in the Indian...

Raytheon to supply SM-3 Block IIA missile to US Missile Defense Agency
26 July 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a $925m contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the development and delivery of its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block...

Boeing awards two subcontracts in support of P-8A Poseidon aircraft
25 July 2012 Boeing has awarded subcontracts to Lovitt Technologies Australia and Ferra Engineering, identified by Boeing's Office of Australian Industry Capability (OAIC), to develop and deliver parts...

US Navy’s BDRA licensed by TerraEchos to enhance Kairos platform
25 July 2012 TerraEchos has licensed the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center's Bayesian Data Reduction Algorithm (BDRA) and foundational patents to improve the real-time signal analysis and...

ERAPSCO to supply AN/SSQ-125 sonobuoy to US Navy
25 July 2012 ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, has received subcontracts from the US Navy for the supply of...

Indian Navy receives first IFF-1410 transponder from HAL
24 July 2012 The Indian Navy has received the first Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF-1410) transponder from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in support of its Boeing P-8I Poseidon long-range...

USS Ohio successfully completes MMP programme
24 July 2012 The US Navy's Ohio-class submarine, USS Ohio, has successfully completed the expansive major maintenance period (MMP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS &...

RSN successfully test-fires Barak anti-missile
24 July 2012 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has successfully test-fired the Barak anti-missile in the South China Sea as part of the ongoing 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training...

US Navy receives second P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing
23 July 2012 Boeing has delivered the second P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission production aircraft to the US Navy, as part of two low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts awarded in 2011 for the...

HII to supply addition material for USS John F Kennedy
23 July 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy for the supply of materials for the construction of the...

RAN and US Navy to jointly explore alternative fuel use
23 July 2012 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the US Navy have signed an agreement to jointly explore the increased use of environmentally-friendly fuels to support national...

Ukraine’s sole submarine validates submerge capabilities
20 July 2012 The Ukrainian Navy's Project 641 diesel-electric patrol submarine Zaporizhia (U-01) has successfully completed a day-long sea trial in the Black...

US E-6B aircraft’s new mission computers achieve FOC
20 July 2012 The Boeing-built E-6B Mercury aircraft fleet's new mission computer systems version 10 (MCS-10) have been declared fully operational capability (FOC), it will provide secure and reliable...

Boeing to deliver Harpoon Block II missiles to US Navy 
20 July 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Boeing for the production and delivery of 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated...

US Navy’s MUOS-1 Satellite successfully completes on-orbit testing
19 July 2012 he US Navy's first Lockheed Martin-built mobile user objective system satellite (MOUS-1) has successfully completed on-orbit testing and is scheduled to undergo a multi-service operational test...

Israeli Navy’s Tanin submarine readies for operational deployment
19 July 2012 The Israeli Navy’s fourth Dolphin-class submarine, Tanin (Crocodile), has successfully completed a maintenance programme and resumed its routine operational activity following operational...

Thales to support Oman’s Al-Ofouq-class patrol vessels
19 July 2012 ST Marine has signed an agreement with Thales Nederland for the supply of sensors and a combat management system for installation onboard the Royal Navy of Oman’s (RNO) four Al-Ofouq-class...

German F125-class frigates to receive ATLAS Cerberus DDS systems
18 July 2012 The German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has awarded a contract to Atlas Elektronik to deliver diver detection sonar (DDS) systems for installation on the German...

iRobot to upgrade fielded robots for US Navy
18 July 2012 The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a contract to iRobot for providing semi-autonomous capability upgrades to its 248 transportable robotic system (MTRS) MK1 MOD 1...

INS Vikramaditya to undergo second sea trials
18 July 2012 The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, formerly named Admiral Gorshkov, has set sail for the second-stage of sea trials in the Barents...

SELEX Elsag to supply LOAM systems for Italian Navy NH-90 helicopters
17 July 2012 SELEX Elsag has received a contract from the Italian Ministry of Defence to deliver its laser obstacle avoidance and monitoring (LOAM) systems for installation on the Italian Navy's tactical...

Australian Navy awards ScanEagle services contract to Insitu
17 July 2012 Insitu has extended a previously awarded contract to provide services for ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that will be installed on an unspecified number of Royal Australian Navy...

ROKN’s second KDX-III destroyer demonstrates Aegis capability
17 July 2012 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), in co-operation with the US Navy and Lockheed Martin, has successfully completed a series of trials of the Aegis combat system onboard ROKN's second Sejong...

Northrop to deliver additional mine hunting systems for JMSDF
16 July 2012 The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has awarded a follow-on contract to Northrop Grumman to deliver three additional AQS-24A airborne mine hunting...

US Navy’s P-8A aircraft to undergo final live-fire testing
16 July 2012 The US Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission aircraft is all set to undergo its final live-fire testing at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCAD) Weapons Survivability...

HMS Dragon test fires Sea Viper missile
16 July 2012 The UK Royal Navy's fourth Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Dragon (D35), has successfully completed Sea Viper weapon system trials at the Outer Hebrides missile range off...

French DGA conducts first full firing of MBDA MdCN missile
13 July 2012 The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has successfully conducted the first full test-firing of the missile de croisière naval (MdCN), a naval cruise missile at the DGA's Essais...

Airbus Military’s C295 MPA equipped with Marte missile completes first flight test
13 July 2012 Airbus Military and MBDA have jointly conducted the first flight test of the Airbus Military C295 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), integrated with MBDA-built Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert...

Babcock demonstrates AWD torpedo launcher capability for RAN
13 July 2012 Babcock has successfully completed factory acceptance testing of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Hobart-class air warfare destroyer's (AWD) Mk32 Mod 9 torpedo launchers at its Techport...

Boeing’s P-8I Poseidon aircraft begins flight test programme
12 July 2012 Boeing's first P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft for the Indian Navy has successfully started its flight test programme off the company's...

Irving Shipbuilding receives Canadian Arctic patrol ship contract
12 July 2012 Irving Shipbuilding has been awarded a preliminary contract by the Canadian Government to support the Arctic offshore patrol ships (AOPS) project being implemented under the national...

Russia dispatches warship flotilla to Syria for manoeuvres
12 July 2012 A Russian Naval fleet of 11 warships, led by an anti-submarine destroyer, have set sail to a naval base at Syrian port of Tartous to undergo scheduled manoeuvres until the end of...

Active RIMPAC 2012 phase commences off Hawaiian coast
11 July 2012 The active phase of RIMPAC 2012 has started, with participating ships leaving Pearl Harbour to work at...

Insitu to deliver ScanEagle UAS for Singapore Navy
11 July 2012 Insitu Pacific has secured a contract by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) for the supply of the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the use on missile...

Sikorsky secures Australian Black Hawk and Seahawk maintenance contract
11 July 2012 The Australian Government has awarded a $124.8m contract to Sikorsky Helitech for the maintenance and engineering support for the Seahawk and Black Hawk...

India’s Project-17A stealth frigates moves ahead
11 July 2012 The Indian Navy is moving ahead with the Rs500bn ($8.99bn) plan to indigenously build seven advanced stealth frigates, also known as Project-17A, aimed to boost local shipyards as well as its...

USS Truman begins sea trials
10 July 2012 The The US Navy's eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) has started sea trials as part of a 16-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk...

Textron to build ship-to-shore connector for US Navy
10 July 2012 Textron has been awarded a $212.7m fixed-priced incentive-fee contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command to provide detail design and construction of a ship-to-shore connector (SSC) test...

Lockheed to supply components for VLA missiles for US Navy
10 July 2012 Lockheed Martin had been awarded a $27m contract by the US Navy to develop components for 22 vertical launch anti-submarine (VLA)...

Australia receives AN/SPY-1D(V) radar arrays for Hobart-class AWDs
09 July 2012 Australia has received the first two AN/SPY-1D(V) phased radar array faces for installation onboard the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Hobart-class air warfare destroyers (AWDs), defence...

BAE to install platform management system on UK Royal Navy's Astute-class submarine
09 July 2012 BAE System has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary Sperry Marine to design and deliver a platform management system (PMS) for the UK Royal Navy’s fifth Astute-class...

Raytheon demonstrates wireless paveway II integration on French Navy aircraft
09 July 2012 Raytheon has successfully demonstrated the wireless integration of its enhanced paveway II precision-guided GBU-49 bomb, called the wireless paveway avionics lit (WiPAK), on the French Navy...

Navantia launches Australian Navy’s Canberra-class LHD 02
06 July 2012 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) second Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide (LHD 02), has been launched at Navantia's shipbuilding yard in Spain, four months ahead...

Second assembly cycle begins on Royal Navy’s QE-class frigates
06 July 2012 Babcock has started the second of three assembly cycles on the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carriers programme at its facility in Rosyth, marking a major milestone...

Goodrich to supply HUMS systems for US Navy
06 July 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Goodrich subsidiary Simmonds Precision Products for the supply of health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) for use on specific navy...

SAIC to provide infrastructure protection solutions to USSC Atlantic
05 July 2012 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF) contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide...

Thales UK and ASV team up to develop re-configurable USVs
05 July 2012 Thales has signed an agreement with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) to jointly develop a re-configurable unmanned surface vehicle (USV) in a bid to meet future off-board mine...

India investigates cyber attack on its Eastern Naval Command
05 July 2012 The Indian Navy is investigating a computer hacking attack on its Eastern Naval Command, which may have stolen secret plans concerning military...

US and Philippines begin joint naval war drills
04 July 2012 The navies of the US and Philippines have started their annual cooperation afloat readiness and training (CARAT) exercises in the Mindanao...

ASC to support Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines
04 July 2012 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has awarded a new in service support contract (ISSC) to ASC to provide maintenance for the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Collins-class...

Exercise RIMPAC 2012 starts
04 July 2012 The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise is formally under way in the Hawaiian Islands area to demonstrate the collaborative defence efforts required in maintaining peace...

Brazilian Navy receives first OPV from BAE
03 July 2012 The Brazilian Navy has taken delivery of the first of three ocean patrol vessels (OPVs) from BAE Systems at Portsmouth Naval Base, US, in support of navy's Prosuper fleet modernisation...

Babcock completes UK MoD Mk8 Mod1 gun upgrade programme
03 July 2012 Babcock has delivered the last modified 4.5-in Mk8 gun to the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD), marking the completion of the Mod1 standard gun upgrade...

US Osprey deployment plan rejected, says Okinawa governor
03 July 2012 The Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has rejected the Osprey military aircraft deployment plan to the III marine expeditionary force unit of the US Marine Corps (USMC) in Japan over safety...

France’s FREMM frigate Aquitaine completes torpedo launch trials
02 July 2012 The French Navy and DCNS have successfully conducted the first MU90 lightweight torpedo launch test aboard the French FREMM multi-mission frigate,...

US to deploy MV-22 aircraft in Japan
02 July 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) is moving ahead with the deployment of the MV-22 Osprey aircraft to the III marine expeditionary force unit of the US Marine Corps (USMC) in Japan to replace...

Swedish Navy's HMS Visby test fires first guided missile
02 July 2012 The Swedish Navy's first Visby-class corvette HMS Visby has successfully test fired a RBS15 anti-ship missile, marking a major milestone in the development of the ship, off dry-dock at...

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Thales to support Dutch De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates
29 June 2012 Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization has awarded a contract to Thales to modify the SMART-L radars onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy's De Zeven Provinciën-class air defence and command...

Imtech to support Turkish Navy’s Auxiliary vessels
29 June 2012 Imtech has been awarded a contract to design and supply all electric systems for the Turkish Navy's three auxiliary vessels, which include one submarine rescue mother ship (MoShip) and two...

Rolls-Royce to support Canadian unmanned naval vehicles project
29 June 2012 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to lead a project to develop new technologies for Canada to support its unmanned naval vehicle missions, including the unmanned surface vehicles (USVS)...

Northrop to provide Block II modification for US Navy’s E-6B aircraft
28 June 2012 Northrop has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide Block II modification for its E-6B Mercury...

HMS Vigilant successfully completes major refit
28 June 2012 The third Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) HMS Vigilant (S30) has been officially handed over to the UK Royal Navy following the successful completion of a £350m long...

Raytheon’s SM-3 Block IB intercepts ballistic missile target
28 June 2012 The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has successfully tested Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB intercept capability from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, USS...

US Navy’s seventh LPD 23 completes acceptance sea trials
27 June 2012 The US Navy's San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage (LPD 23), has successfully completed its sea acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the final major...

ROKN selects Rolls-Royce to power new FFX frigate
27 June 2012 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has selected Rolls-Royce for the supply of its MT30 gas turbine engine in support of its new Incheon-class FFX frigate Batch II...

US Navy to receive ATW Sensors from Northrop
27 June 2012 Northrop Grumman has received a follow-on contract from the US Navy to provide advanced threat warning (ATW) sensors as part of infrared countermeasures for navy...

Russian Navy enters Bulava missile into service
26 June 2012 The Russian Navy has finally introduced the Bulava (SS-NX-30) sea-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into service, the country's naval chief vice admiral Viktor Chirkov has...

India to commission INS Sahyadri next month
26 June 2012 The Indian Navy will officially commission the indigenously built Shivalik-class frigate INS Sahyadri (F49) on 21 July to boost its naval warfare...

Navantia to support Norwegian Nansen-class frigates
26 June 2012 The Royal Norwegian Navy has signed an agreement with Navantia to perform lifecycle support work on Nansen-class (F-310) anti-submarine warfare...

Spanish Navy’s F-105 frigate begins final sea trials
25 June 2012 Navantia has begun the final sea trials of Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate Cristobal Colon (F-105) for the Spanish Navy off the coast of northern...

USMC’s F-35B fighter jet completes first asymmetric weapons load test
25 June 2012 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) Lockheed Martin-built F-35B joint strike fighter (JSF) test aircraft has successfully completed its first asymmetric weapons load test for the short takeoff and...

URS to support US Navy’s Aegis Ashore Missile Defense programme
25 June 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to URS Corporation to provide construction services at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, in Kauai, Hawaii, in support of the land-based...

Northrop demonstrates JTE simulator capability
22 June 2012 Northrop Grumman has demonstrated its joint threat emitter (JTE) in an electronic warfare (EW) range test at the US Naval Station Everett Annex in Pacific Beach,...

Kaman to negotiate SH-2G(I) helicopter sale with New Zealand
22 June 2012 Kaman is set to begin negotiations with the New Zealand Government for the possible sale of 11 SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) following authorisation...

Vuzix receives SBIR award from US ONR
22 June 2012 Vuzix has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) award to develop a device as part of the US Office of Naval Research's (ONR) head worn display (HWD) augmented reality for...

US Navy awards EICS modification contract to 3eTI
21 June 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to 3eTI to expand its enterprise industrial controls system (EICS), built on EnergyGuard and VirtualGuard solutions in support of the SmartGrid...

Iran to unveil destroyers and missile frigates made in the country
21 June 2012 Iranian Defence Ministry will soon unveil ten different classes of destroyers and missile-launching frigates made in the country, a senior Iranian Navy commander has...

Babcock upgrades HMS Ocean for Olympics
21 June 2012 The UK Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship, HMS Ocean (L12) is undergoing a modernisation programme to prepare it for its military support role during the 2012 London Olympic...

Babcock to supply compressors for UK ships and submarines
20 June 2012 Babcock has received a four-year multi-million pound support contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Maritime Equipment Systems to deliver and support compressors and associated...

US Navy’s second MUOS satellite completes environmental testing
20 June 2012 The US Navy's second mobile user objective system (MUOS-2) satellite has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, proving the spacecraft's overall design and survivability during launch...

Thales to upgrade Australian Navy’s submarine simulator
20 June 2012 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded a contract to Thales Australia to upgrade the Royal Australian navy's Collins-class Type 471 diesel-electric submarine platform...

Rolls-Royce to deliver reactor cores for UK’s future submarine fleet
19 June 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Rolls-Royce for the £1bn reactor core deal for Royal Navy's new class of future nuclear-powered submarine...

US Navy to power RIMPAC 2012 ships with biofuel
19 June 2012 The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) has delivered nearly one million gallons of a 50/50 blend of renewable biofuel to the Military Sealift Command (MSC)...

Lockheed wins US Navy contract for F-35 Lightning II JSF
19 June 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the US Navy for the supply of long lead-time parts, material and components for 35 low-rate initial production Lot VII F-35 Lightning II Joint...

UK MoD to unveil £1bn Trident replacement contract
18 June 2012 The UK defence secretary Philip Hammond will unveil the £1bn contract deal for the design and development of a new generation of nuclear weapons for a new class of submarines later this...

US MCSC awards SPA II contract to Iris Technology
18 June 2012 Iris Technology has been awarded a contract from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) for the initial phase of Solar Power Adaptor –II (SPA...

US Navy and Northrop complete airworthiness test phase of X-47B UCAS
18 June 2012 Northrop Grumman and the US Navy have successfully completed the airworthiness test phase of X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base...

Northrop introduces US Navy's first MQ-4C BAMS UAS
15 June 2012 Northrop Grumman has introduced the first MQ-4C broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system (BAMS UAS) for the US Navy at its facility in Palmdale, California,...

US, South Korea and Japan to conduct trilateral naval exercise
15 June 2012 The US Navy will conduct a joint two-day trilateral naval exercise with the South Korea and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the waters south of the Korean peninsula later this...

US Navy orders Falcon III RF-310M-HH radios from Harris
15 June 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Harris to deliver Falcon III RF-310M-HH multiband handheld software-defined radios, as part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) tactical...

Boeing and US Navy demonstrates F/A-18E/F SATCOM capability
14 June 2012 The US Navy and Boeing have completed a satellite communications (SATCOM) system in-flight demonstration on an EA-18G Growler aircraft at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's...

Hydroid to supply REMUS 600 AUVs for Japanese MoD
14 June 2012 Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid has been awarded a contract by the Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply one REMUS 600 Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV) for performing...

HMS Diamond to begin its maiden deployment
14 June 2012 HMS Diamond (D34), the UK Royal Navy's third Daring class Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer, has set sail on its first six-month maiden deployment off the east of Suez to protect sea lanes in...

HMS Richmond completes refit, sails for SAT
13 June 2012 HMS Richmond (F239), the UK Royal Navy's Duke class type 23 frigate, has set sail for sea acceptance trials (SAT) after the successful completion of a on month refit programme on schedule...

Fincantieri launches UAE Navy’s Qarnen patrol vessel
13 June 2012 The second stealth patrol vessel for the UAE Navy, Qarnen, has been launched by the Fincantieri shipyard as a part of the navy's Falaj 2-class...

Goodrich to deliver SiIMU02 IMUs for Thales’s LMM
13 June 2012 Goodrich has been awarded a contract by Thales to deliver SiIMU02 inertial measurement units (IMU), which will serve as the standard inertial sensor on its new lightweight multi-role missile...

US Navy to send advanced ships and aircraft to Pacific
12 June 2012 The commander of the US Pacific Fleet has announced that his country's navy will be sending its most advanced vessel and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region, as it increases its presence in the...

USMC sets new record range for Raytheon’s Excalibur weapon
12 June 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully test fired two Raytheon Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from an extended range of 36km in theatre in...

Moroccan Navy’s third SIGMA-class frigate completes SATs
12 June 2012 The Royal Moroccan Navy's third multi-mission Sigma-class frigate has successfully completed sea acceptance trials (SATs) conducted by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the North...

ERAPSCO to supply AN/SSQ-53F Sonobuoys for US Navy
12 June 2012 ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton and Ultra Electronics (ULE) subsidiary USSI, has been awarded subcontracts to supply sonobuoys for the US...

Danish Aerotech delivers Harpoon launch structure to Boeing
11 June 2012 Danish Aerotech has delivered the first aluminium launch support structure (ALSS) to Boeing in support of the Harpoon weapon system ship-based deployment, within the budget and on...

Royal Navy warships more vulnerable to enemy attacks
11 June 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) decision to scrap the cooperative engagement capability (CEC) to allow ships to fire each other's missiles could significantly diminish the capabilities of...

Canadian Navy orders ROVs from Aurora systems
11 June 2012 The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has awarded a contract to Aurora ROV Systems to supply six remote operated vehicles...

Raytheon to supply Tomahawk Block IV missiles for US Navy
08 June 2012 The US Navy has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to Raytheon for the supply of 361 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round...

Russia’s nuclear submarine set to complete initial sea trials
08 June 2012 The Russian Navy's new Borey-class strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the SSBN Yury Dolgoruky, is expected to complete an initial sea trial this...

Babcock and UGL JV signs RAN Anzac support contract
08 June 2012 he joint venture company between Babcock and UGL has signed the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) ANZAC ship group maintenance contract (GMC) with the Australian Defence Materiel...

German Navy christens third Berlin-class ship
07 June 2012 The German Navy's third Type 702 Berlin-class combat support ship (CSS) has been formally christened Bonn (1413) at Emder Werft und...

US Navy awards Aegis Illuminators contract to GD
07 June 2012 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on contract for General Dynamics (GD) Armament and Technical Products to provide MK82 gun and guided missile directors and MK200 director...

Diehl to deliver new naval ammunition for France
07 June 2012 Diehl Defence has received an order to develop a new 76mm naval ammunition for use in Oto Melara Super Rapido L-62 naval guns operated by the French...

BALTOPS 2012 multinational naval exercise begins
06 June 2012 Maritime forces from 12 countries have started the 40th annual multinational naval exercise, Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2012, in the Baltic Sea, aimed at maintaining peace and security in the...

DSNS to deliver Sigma-class frigate for Indonesian Navy
06 June 2012 Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has received a contract from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to construct a Sigma 10514 guided missile frigate, Perusak Kawal Rudal...

Royal Canadian Navy explores options for USVs
06 June 2012 The Royal Canadian Navy is seeking options for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), Canada's defence minister Peter Gordon MacKay...

HMAS Perth completes naval missile defence system upgrade
01 June 2012 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has successfully integrated the CEAFAR radar and CEAMOUNT missile control illuminator on board the Royal Australia Navy's (RAN)...

US Navy names next Spearhead-class JHSV
01 June 2012 The US Navy will name its next Spearhead-class joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) as USNS Millinocket, navy secretary Ray Mabus has...

US Navy awards LHA 7 construction contract to Huntington Ingalls
01 June 2012 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has been awarded a $2.38bn fixed-price-incentive contract for the design and construction of the America-class of large-deck amphibious assault ship, USS...

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Russian Navy unveils fourth Steregushchy-class corvette
31 May 2012 The Russian Navy has unveiled a new Steregushchy-class (Project 20380) corvette, Stoyky, at St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf...

CACI to continue support forUS Navy submarine missile programme
31 May 2012 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division has awarded a SeaPort-e contract to CACI International to provide technical and engineering services to the Submarine Launched...

SAIC selects Rockwell’s SNR system for US Navy ships
31 May 2012 Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) has selected Rockwell Collins to supply a Sub-Net Relay (SNR) solution in support of the US Navy's PEOC4I Battle Force Tactical...

Cassidian to support LOCATES for Canadian Naval vessels
30 May 2012 Cassidian is developing new technologies to safeguard Canadian Navy ships against asymmetric laser-based threats, as a part of the laser optical countermeasures and surveillance against...

New Zealand Navy tests new OPVs helicopter capability
30 May 2012 The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has conducted Kaman SH-2G Seasprite helicopter flight trials from new Protector-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV), HMNZS Otago (P148) in the Hauraki Gulf and...

Russian Defence Ministry signs Borey submarine contract with USC
30 May 2012 The Russian Defence Ministry and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have signed a contract on the procurement of Borey-class (Project 955) strategic nuclear submarines for the Russian...

Israeli Navy trains marine forces for fourth Dolphin-class submarine
29 May 2012 The Israeli Navy's combat scuba divers and marine commando forces are currently undergoing training before receiving the fourth Dolphin-class submarine, which is currently being...

UK Navy selects Babcock and SEA for towed SCB system
29 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Babcock and SEA as one of two teams for phase one of the Vanguard Replacement Programme (VRP) Submarine Communications Buoy (SCB) system's...

AAI introduces A2PATS EW simulator threat file translator
29 May 2012 Textron's subsidiary AAI Test & Training has introduced a new electronic warfare (EW) threat file translator to support its advanced architecture phase, amplitude and time simulator (A2PATS)...

Russia’s MoD and USC disagree over Borey submarine price
28 May 2012 The Russian Defence Ministry and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have again failed to finalise delivery contract terms of the new Borey-class (Project 955) strategic nuclear submarine...

Indian Navy receives RGBs and Kavach decoy systems
28 May 2012 The Indian Navy has received its first tranche of Kavach naval decoy system and anti-submarine rockets from Ammunition Factory Khadki (AFK) in a bid to boost its maritime war...

EVC to support US Navy’s MH-60S aircraft
28 May 2012 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division (NSWC-PCD) has awarded a contract to Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC) to provide a carriage, stream, tow, and recovery system...

Norway to decide submarine force future by 2016
25 May 2012 The Norwegian government is expected to take a decision on its future submarine force by 2015 or 2016, with its focus on leveraging the Royal Norwegian Navy's submarine capability in the...

Australia seeks EA-18G aircraft modification kits from US
25 May 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible sale of 12 EA-18G Growler aircraft modification kits to convert F/A-18F aircrafts to the G configuration...

US Navy to receive additional MK 110 SDCs from Orbit
25 May 2012 The US Navy Procurement Agency has awarded a follow-on contract to Orbit International’s subsidiary Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) to provide MK 110 Signal Data Converters...

South Korea seeks UGM-84L Harpoon missiles from US
24 May 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of 18 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II All-Up-Round Missiles to South...

Thales to deliver minesweeping equipment to ROKN
24 May 2012 ITT Exelis has awarded a contract to Thales Australia to deliver minesweeping equipment in support of the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROKN) new mine sweeper hunters...

BAE demonstrates APKWS capability for US Navy
24 May 2012 BAE System has successfully tested Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) short-range accuracy and penetrator warhead performance for the US Navy and Army at Eglin Air Force Base...

BAE, Babcock, Rolls-Royce to design nuclear submarines for UK MoD
23 May 2012 BAE Systems, Babcock and Rolls-Royce have been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for contracts worth £350m to design and develop nuclear-armed...

Australian Navy’s Hobart-class AWD programme moves ahead
23 May 2012 Lockheed Martin’s Aegis computer programme for the Royal Australian Navy’s Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) has successfully completed development and testing, following approval from...

Rolls-Royce to supply propulsion equipment for Turkish Navy
23 May 2012 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to supply tunnel thrusters and retractable thrusters for three Turkish Navy ships, being built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla,...

China to build two additional aircraft carriers, says Taiwan
22 May 2012 China is planning to build two conventionally powered aircraft carriers in addition to its first warship as part of an aggressive effort to modernise its naval fleet, Taiwan's National...

UK MoD to award contracts for new nuclear submarines
22 May 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expected to award contracts worth £350m for the new nuclear-armed submarines design this week, in a bid to replace the UK's current nuclear deterrent, Trident,...

US Navy’s seventh San Antonio-class ship completes builder's sea trials
22 May 2012 The US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage (LPD 23), has successfully completed builder's sea trials in the Gulf of...

Taiwan Navy to receive two Osprey-class vessels from US
21 May 2012 The Taiwanese Navy is expected to receive two Northrop Grumman built-Osprey-class coastal minehunting ships, USS Oriole and USS Falcon, in the second half of 2012 from the...

CPI Aero to support ALMDS export sales to JMSDF
21 May 2012 Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has awarded a contract to CPI Aerostructures (CPI Aero) to supply pod structural housings for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) airborne laser...

Raytheon to modernise Phalanx systems
21 May 2012 Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx close-in weapon systems and to develop two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defence...

US Navy’s Aegis system completes first missile test
18 May 2012 The US Navy's Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Combat System has successfully completed its first integrated air and missile defence test at the Navy's Vice Admiral James Doyle Combat...

MDA extends Canadian Navy’s Kingston-class vessels operational support
18 May 2012 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed an agreement with SNC-Lavalin Defence Programs to extend its operational services for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND)...

Lockheed to supply KC-130J Harvest HAWK kits to USMC
18 May 2012 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a fixed-price contract for the supply of three additional Harvest Hercules airborne weapons kits (HAWK) to support the US Marine Corps' KC-130J...

South Korea seeks MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from US
17 May 2012 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified US Congress of a possible foreign military sale of eight MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters to South...

US Navy’s X-47B UAV readies for first flight
17 May 2012 The US Navy's first X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) is gearing up for its maiden flight at Patuxent River, Maryland,...

Mexican Navy receives final CN235-300 MPA from EADS
17 May 2012 The Mexican Navy has received the fourth and final Airbus Military CN235-300 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from EADS North America under a US foreign military sales (FMS)...

Lockheed demonstrates new standalone launching system
16 May 2012 Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the newest version of its launching system at the Royal Australian Air Force's Woomera test range in South...

DLS to begin full production of MIDS JTRS
16 May 2012 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded a contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS) to provide multifunctional information distribution system joint tactical radio...

European Union (EU) launches first land attack on Somali pirates
16 May 2012 The European Union's anti-piracy force has launched its first ever land-based attack on Somali pirates, destroying speedboats, fuel and ammunition stores during an air...

US Navy receives LM2500 gas turbines from GE Marine
16 May 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of eight LM2500 aero-derivative marine gas turbines from GE Marine that will power Arleigh Burke-class DDG 113 and DDG 115 destroyers as part of the DDG 51...

UK chief of defence staff justifies changes to JSF capability
15 May 2012 General Sir David Richards, the UK chief of the defence staff, has explained the reasons behind the major U-turn taken by the UK Government for the country's Future Aircraft Carrier...

Northrop to supply Litening G4 targeting pods for USMC
15 May 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide LITENING G4 advanced targeting...

ITT Exelis receives US Navy NGJ technology maturation extension contract
15 May 2012 The US Navy has awarded an extension contract to ITT Exelis for the technology maturation phase of the next generation jammer (NGJ)...

USS George Washington validates its fire-fighting system
14 May 2012 The US Navy has successfully conducted countermeasure washdown system testing on its Japan-based nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS George Washington's (CVN 73) as part of...

US Navy and MDA complete BMD system intercept flight test
14 May 2012 The US Navy and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have jointly conducted an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 4.0.1 system flight test aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser...

USMC extends K-MAX helicopter deployment in Afghanistan
14 May 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) will extend the deployment of two K-MAX unmanned aerial cargo haulers in Afghanistan until 30 September as the aircraft has met all expectations with less than...

Exercise RIMPAC 2012 to begin next month
11 May 2012 The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise is scheduled to begin on 29 June in and around the Hawaiian Islands, in a bid to demonstrate the collaborative defence efforts required...

Siemens to support US Navy’s AGOR vessels programme
11 May 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Siemens Industry to install diesel electric propulsion solution on board two Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels at Dakota Creek...

Brazilian Navy tests Exocet MM40 missile
11 May 2012 The Brazilian Navy has successfully conducted a firing trial of an Exocet MM40 missile aboard the Inhaúma-class multi-purpose corvette, Barroso (V34), marking the country's capability in...

UK Government picks STOVL jump-jet JSF variant for Future Aircraft Carriers
10 May 2012 The UK Government has selected the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F35-B variant of the Lockheed Martin-built Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for the country's Future Aircraft...

ONR to develop solid-state laser weapons for US Navy
10 May 2012 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has plans to develop a solid-state laser weapon, which will help sailors defeat small threats without the use of...

UK Royal Navy participates in Exercise Arabian Shark 2012
10 May 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 frigate, HMS Westminster, and a Trafalgar-class submarine have taken part in the Exercise Arabian Shark 2012, aimed to train and test coalition navies readiness to...

US Navy’s LCS-3 completes acceptance trials
09 May 2012 The US Navy's third Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth (LCS-3), has successfully completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan prior to its delivery and launch later this...

Atlas to supply SeaFox systems for US Navy
09 May 2012 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Atlas North America for the supply of SeaFox mine neutralisation systems in support of the US Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures...

Royal Danish Navy receives eighth APAR system
09 May 2012 The Royal Danish Navy has received the eighth active phased array radar (APAR) system from Sanmina-SCI and Thales to equip three Iver Huitfeldt-class patrol ships currently under...

GD delivers new Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to US Navy
08 May 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of a new Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), from General Dynamics...

Australian Government to fund $214m for future submarine project
08 May 2012 The Australian Government has announced that it is to allocate $214m for the next stage of the future submarine...

NRL’s photovoltaic technology to support USMC power requirements
08 May 2012 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronic Science and Technology Division researchers are developing technology that will assist the US Marine Corps (USMC) expeditionary to reduce...

Israel Navy to receive fourth Dolphin-class submarine
04 May 2012 The Israel Navy will soon receive its fourth Dolphin-class submarine following the completion of systems integration and sea trials in...

Goodrich delivers sail cusp for US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines
04 May 2012 Goodrich Corporation has delivered the first composite sail cusp to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in support of the US Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear fast-attack submarine...

US Navy to christen and launch USNS Cesar Chavez
04 May 2012 The US Navy will christen and launch the fourteenth and final Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo-ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), on 5...

US NAVAIR awards AN/ALQ-99 LBT-AG contract to Cobham
03 May 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Cobham to provide the AN/ALQ-99 low band transmitter-antenna group (LBT-AG) for installation on the Navy and Marine Corps’...

Camcopter UAV successfully completes flight from Italian Navy
03 May 2012 Schiebel's S-100 Camcopter unmanned air system (UAS), powered by a new heavy fuel engine, has successfully completed its first flight from the Italian Navy's Soldati-class frigate, ITS...

HMS Somerset undergoes refit programme at Babcock
03 May 2012 Babcock has started a nine month refit on the UK Royal Navy's Type 23 guided-missile frigate, HMS Somerset (F82), as part of the Surface Ship Support Phase 2 programme at Devonport...

HMS Diamond prepares for deployment
02 May 2012 The UK Royal Navy's third Type 45 Daring class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Diamond (D34), has completed its main armament test firing on a range off the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and is...

Aurora delivers engine nacelles for USMC CH-53K helicopter
02 May 2012 Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for installation on the first prototype of the US Marine Corps' (USMC) next-generation heavy...

ROKN selects Rheinmetall MASS system for LST-II-class ships
02 May 2012 The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has selected Rheinmetall to provide its multi-ammunition softkill system (MASS) for naval countermeasures for installation onboard its new landing ship...

Indian Navy’s Tejas LCA completes maiden flight
01 May 2012 The Indian Navy’s first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, has completed its maiden flight in Bangalore,...

USMC to begin F-35B local area flights at Eglin AFB
01 May 2012 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) Lockheed Martin-built F-35B short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft is set to commence its local area flights from today at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB),...

ITT to supply jammer systems for US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornets
01 May 2012 The US Navy has awarded a full-rate production contract to ITT Exelis to provide AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5 on-board jammer systems for installation on US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet...

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Malaysian Navy plans to procure additional submarines
30 April 2012 The Royal Malaysian Navy is planning to procure additional submarines in a bid to boost the nation’s naval defence capability, Navy chief admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar...

Saab to modernise HTMS Chakri Naruebet
30 April 2012 The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has selected Saab to modernise the command and control system equipped onboard Offshore Patrol Helicopter Carrier, HTMS Chakri...

US Navy awards MK 110 SDC contract
30 April 2012 Integrated Combat Systems, a subsidiary of Orbit International, has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Navy Procurement Agency to provide MK 110 Signal Data Converter...

US Navy receives P-8A training devices from Boeing
27 April 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of the second set of P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance training devices from Boeing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida,...

USNS Spearhead completes builder's sea trials
27 April 2012 The US Navy’s first of ten joint high speed vessels (JHSVs), USNS Spearhead, has successfully completed Builder's Sea Trials (BST) in the Gulf of...

Pakistan Navy commissions first Azmat-class vessel
27 April 2012 Pakistani Navy chief admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila has announced the launch of its first Azmat-class Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Azmat, at Xingang shipyard in Tianjin,...

Rolls-Royce to support USMC V-22 Osprey aircraft
26 April 2012 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to provide logistics support for the AE 1107C-Liberty engines, which power the US Marine Corps’ MV-22 Osprey...

France takes delivery of third EDA-R landing craft
26 April 2012 The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has received the third of four fast amphibious landing craft Engin de Débarquement Amphibie Rapide (EDA-Rs) n°3 at Toulon,...

Telephonics to supply AN/APS-153 radars for US MH-60R aircraft
26 April 2012 Lockheed Martin has awarded a multi-year, full-scale production contract to Telephonics to supply AN/APS-153 multi-mode radar systems for the US Navy’s Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk...

Indian Navy to induct new warship on 27 April
25 April 2012 The Indian Navy will induct the first of three Talwar-class warships, INS Teg (F45), on 27 April 2012 to bolster its war-fighting capabilities, Chief of Material Vice Admiral Ganesh Mahadevan...

Babcock to enhance CESM system for UK Royal Navy
25 April 2012 The UK Royal Navy has awarded a contract to Babcock to provide a mid-life software update to Eddystone, the Communications Electronic Support Measures (CESM) system deployed on...

US Navy receives USNS Medgar Evers
25 April 2012 The US Navy has received the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo-ammunition ship, USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13), from General Dynamics (GD) National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Ship...

AeroVironment to supply Puma UAS for USMC
24 April 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded firm fixed-price contract to AeroVironment to supply RQ-20A Puma All Environment (AE) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems...

Series of errors led to HMS Astute grounding, says report
24 April 2012 The grounding of the UK Royal Navy's nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Astute (S119) off the west coast of Scotland two years ago, was due to a catalogue of errors, an official report has...

Russia, China begin joint naval exercise
24 April 2012 China and Russian Navies have begun their first joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea off China's east coast, amidst rising tensions over China’s territorial...

USS Mississippi set for commissioning in June 2012
23 April 2012 The US Navy's ninth Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit USS Missouri (SSN-780) has returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard for its...

US Navy’s F-35C variant perform first formation flight
23 April 2012 The US Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft successfully performed a formation flight for the first time at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland,...

DCNS, Progen team up for Brazilian Prosub submarine programme
23 April 2012 DCNS has signed a partnership agreement with Progen to procure domestically-produced equipment in support of the Brazilian Navy’s Prosub submarine development and construction...

Royal Thai Navy receives HTMS Ang Thong
20 April 2012 The Royal Thai Navy has officially received the first Endurance-class landing platform dock ship, HTMS Angthong (LPD-791) at Laem Thien Port, Sattahip naval base in Chon Buri,...

US Navy certifies new Aegis BMD upgrades
20 April 2012 Lockheed Martin’s new Aegis ballistic missile defence (BMD) system 4.0.1 configuration upgrades have been certified by the US Navy, marking a milestone in the evolution of the Aegis...

US Navy test fires Raytheon’s Griffin missile
19 April 2012 The US Navy has successfully test fired the Raytheon-built Griffin B missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher, demonstrating its sea-based anti-ship...

HMS Dragon to join front-line Fleet on 20 April
19 April 2012 The UK Royal Navy's fourth Type 45 Daring-class anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Dragon (D35), will be commissioned to join the front-line Fleet on 20 April 2012 at Portsmouth Naval Base,...

BAE APKWS deployed in Afghanistan
18 April 2012 The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), developed by BAE Systems, has been deployed in Afghanistan following approval by the US Marine Corps...

US Navy receives first dual-frequency sonar from Raytheon
18 April 2012 The US Navy has received the first dual-frequency hull-mounted sonar, the AN/SQQ-90 tactical sonar suite, from Raytheon for its DDG 1000-class multi-mission...

Military spending in 2011 stalled for the first time in 13 years – SIPRI
18 April 2012 Defence spending in 2011 reached $1.738bn dollars globally according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Nato Joint Warrior exercise begins ahead of Olympics 2012
17 April 2012 Nato's biggest military exercise, the UK-led Joint Warrior, has begun off the west coast of Scotland prior to the Olympic Games 2012, to be held in London, UK....

BAE receives additional orders for Mk 41 VLS
17 April 2012 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to BAE Systems to provide additional ship sets of the Mk 41 vertical launching system (VLS) for installation on the Arleigh Burke DDG-116...

Netherlands MoD receives third Holland-class patrol vessel
16 April 2012 The Defence Materiel Organization of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received the third of four Holland-class oceangoing patrol vessels (OPV), Friesland (P842), from Damen...

Lockheed to continue support of US Navy's SWFTS programme
16 April 2012 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Lockheed Martin for providing systems engineering and integration in support of the Navy's Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems...

HMS Defender completes final set of sea trials
13 April 2012 The UK Royal Navy's fifth Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender (D36) has successfully completed its second and final set of sea trials off the west coast of...

Rolls-Royce to power US Navy’s Freedom-class LCS
13 April 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to deliver power and propulsion systems for its two latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships...

French Navy frigate successfully intercepts supersonic sea-skimming missile
12 April 2012 The French Navy has successfully completed the first aerial target live fire of the US Navy’s GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST), off the Ile du Levant coast,...

BAE selects QinetiQ for UK Type 26 frigates design
12 April 2012 BAE Systems has selected QinetiQ’s Paramarine advanced marine design software in the assessment phase for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS)...

BMT Isis validates QE Class frigate’s approach channel design
11 April 2012 BMT Group subsidiary BMT Isis has completed the validation of Portsmouth approach channel design for the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and...

Lockheed to supply cockpits for US Navy MH-60R/S helicopter
11 April 2012 Lockheed Martin has received a $1.05bn contract from the US Navy for the supply of digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the Navy’s Sikorsky-built MH-60R and...

India’s aircraft carrier to begin sea trials in May 2012
10 April 2012 The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, formerly named Admiral Gorshkov, will begin three to four months of testing in the White Sea and Barents Sea from 25 May...

USS Mississippi completes first maiden voyage
10 April 2012 The US Navy’s ninth Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN-782) has completed its first voyage during alpha sea trials and returned to the Electric Boat...

Telephonics to modernise Colombian Navy’s CN-235 aircraft
05 April 2012 The Colombian Navy has awarded a contract to Telephonics for the modernisation of its two CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft...

Indian Navy commissions INS Chakra submarine
05 April 2012 The Indian Navy has officially commissioned the Akula II-class K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine, the INS...

DCNS selects Sagem EOMS-NG optronic system for French frigates
04 April 2012 DCNS has awarded a contract to Sagem to modernise fire control systems onboard the French Navy’s six Floreal-class surveillance...

Northrop to support US Navy H-1 helicopter upgrades
04 April 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers in support of the H-1 helicopter upgrade...

Trilogy to equip Irish OPVs with Mercury communications systems
03 April 2012 Trilogy has been selected to supply its Mercury IP communications systems for installation on board the Irish Navy’s two newly built offshore patrol vessels...

Second Italian FREMM frigate launched
03 April 2012 The Italian Navy's second FREMM multimission European frigate, Virginio Fasan, has been launched at the Riva Trigoso (Genoa)...

DCNS delivers fourth Skjold FPB to Norwegian Navy
02 April 2012 DCNS has delivered the fourth of six Skjold-class fast patrol boats (FPB), P964-Glimt, to the Royal Norwegian...

India, Singapore Navies complete SIMBEX 2012
02 April 2012 The Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) have completed an annual joint naval exercise, codenamed Singapore-Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) 2012, off the Andaman...

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GE Intelligent to support US Navy BFTT programme
30 March 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to GE Intelligent Platforms to supply its PowerXtreme Power7E single board computers in support of Battle Force Tactical Trainer (BFTT)...

Navantia demonstrates TRS-3D integration in CATIZ combat system
30 March 2012 Navantia has successfully specified, developed and tested the integration of the Cassidian-built TRS-3D radar system CATIZ command and control system...

US Navy submits 30-year shipbuilding plan to Congress
29 March 2012 The US Navy has submitted its 30-year shipbuilding plan for 2013-2042 to Congress, projecting a drop in the number of ships as the Navy eyes a smaller...

Raytheon completes SM-3 IIA’s TDACS preliminary design review
29 March 2012 Raytheon has successfully completed the throttleable divert and attitude control system (TDACS) preliminary design review (PDR) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile, with the...

Behlman to provide Model 00389 power supplies for US Navy
28 March 2012 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on contract to Behlman Electronics to provide additional Model 00389 COTS power supplies to support its airborne anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance as...

Thales successfully integrates VL_Mica missile with Tacticos
28 March 2012 Thales has successfully integrated the first operational naval VL_Mica missile with the Tacticos naval combat management system on board the Royal Moroccan Navy’s first of three Sigma...

Indian Navy to boost spending by 74% in 2013
27 March 2012 The Indian Navy is planning to boost its defence spending by 74% in the next financial year to 31 March 2013 in a bid to procure additional ships and submarines as well as pay for its...

Swedish Navy’s HMS Visby completes modernisation
27 March 2012 The Swedish Navy’s first Visby-class corvette HMS Visby has sailed off from dry-dock at Karlskrona, Sweden after completing a refit...

Babcock to refit British nuclear submarine HMS Vengeance
26 March 2012 Defence firm Babcock has been awarded a £350 million contract by the UK MoD to conduct a three-and-a-half year refit of the Trident missile carrying submarine HMS...

ST Kinetics teams with SAIC for USMC MPC programme
26 March 2012 ST Kinetics and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) have joined forces to participate in the US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC)...

BAE to provide support services for US Navy vehicles
26 March 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to BAE systems to perform a range of communications and electronics services on a variety of military vehicles that include mine resistant ambush protected...

US Navy selects Northrop to provide cybersecurity solutions
23 March 2012 The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, US has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide cybersecurity related professional, technical and...

French Navy commissions first Gowind-class OPV L’Adroit
23 March 2012 The French Navy has officially commissioned the first experimental Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), L’Adroit after it received the OPV in October...

SELEX to deliver HF radio for US Navy’s E-2C aircraft
22 March 2012 Northrop Grumman has awarded a contract to SELEX Elsag to design, integrate, test and deliver the SRT-470 high frequency (HF) radio system to install onboard the US Navy’s E-2C Hawkeye...

ITT’s ejection system completes first airborne weapons separation test
22 March 2012 ITT Exelis’ newly developed weapon ejection release system has successfully completed its first airborne weapons separation test over a test range in the Atlantic...

Germany to deliver sixth Dolphin-class submarine to Israel
21 March 2012 Germany has confirmed the sale of a sixth Dolphin-class submarine to Israel and will finance part of its cost amidst tensions in the Middle East over Iran’s nuclear...

Australian Navy to procure MSV Skandi Bergen vessel
21 March 2012 The Australian Government has agreed to procure offshore support vessel MSV Skandi Bergen for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel...

HMS Dragon completes gunnery trials
20 March 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s fourth Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyer, HMS Dragon, has successfully completed gunnery trials ahead of its maiden visit to Cardiff,...

HMCS Victoria undergoes weapon system trials
20 March 2012 The Canadian Navy’s long-range submarine HMCS Victoria has undergone a series of weapon system trials at Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges in Nanoose Bay, Canada, as part of...

US Navy orders four additional LCS
19 March 2012 The US Navy has awarded construction contracts for four additional Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) to Lockheed Martin and Austal, which is the third funding increment for the construction of LCS...

US Navy test fires Trident II D5 missile
19 March 2012 The US Navy’s fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), has successfully launched the Lockheed Martin-developed Trident II D5 test missile in the Atlantic...

Spanish Navy’s F-105 frigate begins first sea trials
16 March 2012 Navantia has begun the first sea trials of Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate Cristobal Colon (F-105) for the Spanish Navy off the northwest coast of...

US Navy receives first EA-18G aircraft under MYP III contract
16 March 2012 The US Navy has received the first of 58 EA-18G Growler aircraft from Boeing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, US, ahead of...

USMC to receive Recon Scout XT robots
15 March 2012 Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO) has awarded a contract to ReconRobotics to deliver 126 Recon Scout XT throwable micro-robot kits for the US Marine Corps...

Cobham, Seasat reduce L band radar interference issue
15 March 2012 Cobham, in partnership with Seasat, has demonstrated L band interference resistant Sea Tel 9797B and Sea Tel 4009M marine stabilised antenna systems, designed to solve interference issues faced...

Moroccan Navy receives second Sigma-class frigate
14 March 2012 The Royal Moroccan Navy has received the second of three Sigma-class frigates, Sultan Moulay Ismail, from Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding...

Lockheed to upgrade Tomahawk weapons control for US Navy
14 March 2012 Lockheed Martin is upgrading the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) that integrates the launch hardware and software to provide weapon control for the missile in partnership with...

USS Ford completes first operational transit using alternative fuel blend
13 March 2012 The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, USS Ford (FFG 54), has successfully completed an operational transit using an alternative fuel blend from Everett, Washington to San...

HMS Defender to undergo final set of sea trials
13 March 2012 The UK Royal Navy's fifth Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender (D36) has set sail off the west coast of Scotland to undergo a second and final set of sea trials, due to last four...

China to receive its first aircraft carrier in 2012
12 March 2012 China's first aircraft carrier, Varyag, will be commissioned to enter into service with the Navy in 2012 to conduct a certain level of operations at sea, China's People's Liberation Army...

USMC unveils new Active Denial heat ray system
12 March 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has unveiled and demonstrated a non-lethal Active Denial system (ADS), which is capable of producing a high-frequency electromagnetic ray beam on activation,...

France FREMM Aquitaine completes NH90 helicopter landing trials
09 March 2012 The French Navy and DCNS have successfully conducted first deck landing trials with a Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter on board the French FREMM multi-mission frigate,...

Alcoa to develop advanced manufacturing techniques for shipbuilding
09 March 2012 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Alcoa to design and develop advanced welding techniques to reduce manufacturing costs on aluminum-intensive...

Spanish frigates may participate in Nato anti-missile shield
08 March 2012 The Spanish Navy is considering the inclusion and participation of its F-100 frigates at Rota military base as part of a US-led Nato anti-missile defence shield in...

US NRL to develop SAFFiR robot for shipboard firefighting
08 March 2012 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is seeking to develop a humanoid robot, dubbed as the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), to provide future shipboard firefighting...

US Navy receives first P-8A production aircraft from Boeing
07 March 2012 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first of 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission production aircraft from Boeing, which will provide increased mission capabilities for users and...

Babcock, UGL selected for RAN Anzac support contract
07 March 2012 Babcock and UGL joint venture Naval Ship Management Australia has been selected as preferred bidder for Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Group Maintenance Contract (GMC) for its eight...

HMS Daring begins first major operation
06 March 2012 The UK Royal Navy's first Type 45-class destroyer HMS Daring has begun deployment operations off the east of Suez, aimed at protecting sea lanes in the Persian Gulf and maintaining the...

Russian Navy receives upgraded Ilyushin II-38N ASW aircraft
06 March 2012 The Russian Navy has received a modernised Ilyushin Il-38N anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft at Northern Fleet air base, Russia’s Northern Fleet press spokesman captain Vadim Serga...

HMS Astute completes first sea trials in US
05 March 2012 The UK Royal Navy's nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Astute has completed a series of extensive sea trials off the eastern seaboard of North America, intended to validate the submarine's...

US Navy receives second upgraded mine hunting sonar system
05 March 2012 BAE Systems has delivered the second upgraded AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine hunting sonar system for installation on US Navy’s MCM-1 Avenger-class mine countermeasures vessels in Sasebo, Japan, ahead...

Kongsberg to provide POE cameras for Canadian Halifax-class frigates
02 March 2012 L-3 MAPPS has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Maritime for the supply of a range of rugged compact power over Ethernet (POE) cameras in support of Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate...

Bluefin to support DARPA’s DSOP Phase II programme
02 March 2012 Applied Physical Sciences (APS) has awarded a Phase II subcontract to Bluefin Robotics to design and develop a new technology for the Deep Sea Operations (DSOP) technology and system...

QinetiQ to build onboard escape system for Italian Navy submarine
01 March 2012 QinetiQ has provided design and advisory services to Fincantieri in support of the Italian Navy’s newest submarines’ onboard escape system development...

Indian Navy to receive nine Tejas LCA
01 March 2012 The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the production of nine Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Navy in a bid to boost its maritime surveillance...

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GD to construct additional DDG 116 destroyer for US Navy
29 February 2012 General Dynamics (GD) has received a $663m modification contract from the US Navy for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, DDG...

Northrop flight tests first US Navy MFAS radar
29 February 2012 Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing of US Navy’s first developmental multifunction active sensor (MFAS) radar, the primary sensor on the Navy’s MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance...

US Navy’s first MUOS satellite successfully launched
28 February 2012 The US Navy's first Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite (MOUS) has been successfully launched onboard an Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force...

US Navy orders additional JHSV from Austal
28 February 2012 Austal has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for the construction of eighth and ninth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) under contract option worth...

Ingalls to provide long-lead materials for US Navy LPD 27
27 February 2012 The US Navy has awarded a million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement modification contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to provide long-lead...

UK MoD F-35 procurement bill to rise
27 February 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) carrier variant of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) purchase bill may rise due to the US Department of Defense's (DoD) military budget...

US Navy Growler aircraft to be equipped with DRS JTT-R
24 February 2012 Boeing has selected DRS Defense Intelligence, Communications and Avionics Solutions (ICAS) to supply the Joint Tactical Terminal – Receiver (JTT-R) for installation onboard US Navy’s...

HMS Vigilant to begin sea trials next month
24 February 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s third Vanguard class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) HMS Vigilant will begin sea trials in March 2012, marking the completion of the £300m Long Overhaul Period...

UK MoD orders four new RFA tankers
23 February 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence has selected South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to build and deliver four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers to maintain the...

France FREMM Aquitaine completes first helicopter deck landing trials
23 February 2012 DCNS has successfully conducted the first helicopter deck landing trials on board the French FREMM multi-mission frigate, Aquitaine....

Taiwan to request funds for new submarines
22 February 2012 Taiwan's Navy will request funding from the nation's parliament to purchase up to eight new submarines in the next two months, a move that will revive submarine acquisition after more than a...

Pakistan Navy receives second batch of P-3C Orion aircraft
22 February 2012 The Pakistani Navy has received its second batch of two upgraded US-built P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft at the navy's Naval Aviation Base in Karachi,...

Babcock, SEA team up for towed SCB system
21 February 2012 Babcock has signed an agreement with Systems Engineering and Assessment (SEA) to jointly bid for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Vanguard Replacement Programme (VRP) Submarine Communications...

AW159 Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials onboard HMS Iron Duke
21 February 2012 The UK Royal Navy's next-generation helicopter, the AW159 Wildcat Lynx (ZZ402), has completed extensive sea trials aboard the Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke in the English...

ScanEagle UAS completes trials aboard USS Gunston Hall
20 February 2012 Boeing's fully autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) ScanEagle has successfully completed trials aboard the US Navy's amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD...

USMC receives first Integrator UAS from Insitu
20 February 2012 Insitu has delivered the first of two Integrator Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the US Marine Corps (USMC), which will provide them with an early operational capability as part of the...

Oshkosh to supply LVSR to USMC
17 February 2012 The US Marine Corps has awarded a modification contract to Oshkosh to supply more than 140 logistics vehicle system replacement (LVSR) cargo trucks and nearly 70 LVSR...

Belgian Navy receives two additional REMUS 100 AUVs
17 February 2012 The Belgian Navy has procured two additional REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) from Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary...

USMC deploy TSS onto AH-1Z Cobra aircraft
16 February 2012 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has deployed Lockheed Martin's target sight system (TSS) onto its AH-1Z Cobra attack...

USMC receives first upgraded Block C MV-22 Osprey
16 February 2012 Boeing and Bell Helicopter joint venture Bell-Boeing has delivered the first Block C modified MV-22 Osprey aircraft to the US Marine Corps...

UK MoD employs QinetiQ software to certify Naval fleet stability
15 February 2012 The UK Ministry of defence (MoD) has employed QinetiQ-built Paramarine advanced marine design software to certify the stability of the UK Royal Naval...

Boeing receives first APY-10 surveillance radar from Raytheon
15 February 2012 Boeing has received the first international version of Raytheon’s APY-10 surveillance radar for installation onboard the Indian Navy’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and...

Northrop to continue US Navy CANES programme support
14 February 2012 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for production and a limited deployment phase of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) programme, intended...

Elta Systems to supply ELM-2022A maritime radars to undisclosed customers
14 February 2012 Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has been awarded contracts by two foreign customers for the delivery of ELM-2022A advanced multi-mode airborne maritime surveillance...

US Navy P-8A aircraft debuts at Bold Alligator 2012 exercise
13 February 2012 The US Navy’s newly received P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission aircraft made its debut to support the fleet exercise, Bold Alligator 2012, being held off the coasts of Virginia and...

US Navy LCS 10 to be named Gabrielle Giffords
13 February 2012 The US Navy will name the tenth Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), currently being constructed, the USS Gabrielle...

Iran Navy receives two new Ghadir-class submarines
10 February 2012 The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy has been equipped with two new domestically-built light Ghadir-class submarines to further expand its capability to defend territorial waters, the Iranian...

Philippines Navy to receive second US coastguard cutter
10 February 2012 The Philippines Navy will soon receive a second coastguard patrol craft, the Dallas, from the US to help safeguard its waters, improve the military's maritime defence capability and boost...

Hamilton Sundstrand delivers first EPCS kits to US Navy
09 February 2012 The US Navy Reserve has received the first delivery of a total of 30 Electronic Propeller Control System (EPCS) upgraded aircraft from Hamilton Sundstrand that will complete permanent...

US Navy to test EM Railgun prototype launcher
09 February 2012 The US Navy will soon conduct tests on an Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun prototype launcher, which was delivered last month to a facility in Dahlgren, Virginia,...

BAE to provide ESSM components for Raytheon
08 February 2012 Raytheon has awarded a contract to BAE Systems Australia for continued production of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)...

Thales to supply sonar system for UK Navy Astute submarine
08 February 2012 BAE Systems has awarded a subcontract to Thales UK to deliver a fully integrated search and attack submarine sonar system, the Sonar 2076, for installation on the fifth UK Royal Navy...

US Navy conducts fleet experiment on USVs
07 February 2012 The US Navy has conducted a follow-on fleet experiment on unmanned surface vessels (USVs) equipped with non-lethal weapons off the shoreline of Fort Eustis, Virginia,...

Northrop to test F-35 sensor capabilities during Bold Alligator 2012
07 February 2012 The Northrop Grumman-developed BAC1-11 test aircraft, configured with F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's (JSF) AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and the AN/AAQ-37...

HMS Lancaster completes refit, ready to undergo sea trials
06 February 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s Duke Class Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster has completed a 16-month, £22m refit at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, and is set to undergo sea trials off the South Coast for the...

US Navy 5th Fleet’s MK 54 torpedo receive software upgrades
06 February 2012 The US Navy 5th Fleet’s MK 54 lightweight torpedos have been successfully upgraded with the latest software on time and within...

Babcock tests Hobart Class AWD torpedo launcher for RAN
03 February 2012 Babcock has begun testing the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hobart Class air warfare destroyer’s (AWD) Mk32 Mod 9 torpedo launchers at its Techport facility in South...

Japanese Maritime Defence Force procures ALMDS from Northrop
03 February 2012 The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) has procured four airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) from Northrop Grumman for use on its AgustaWestland MCH-101 helicopters to...

Boeing begins DTS production for US Navy F/A-18E/F
02 February 2012 Boeing has begun production of the new distributed targeting system (DTS) for the US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter as part of the navy’s F/A-18E/F Network Centric Warfare...

Lockheed, Raytheon team up to upgrade US Navy EA capability
02 February 2012 Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Raytheon to bid for a US Navy contract intended to modernise the fleet’s electronic attack (EA) capability against anti-ship missiles as part of the...

GD to provide TDACS actuators in support of SM-3 missile
01 February 2012 Aerojet has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems to develop and deliver electromagnetic control actuators for the Throttleable Divert and Attitude...

HMS Dauntless deployed to Falklands
01 February 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s second of six Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dauntless, is due to set sail from Portsmouth, UK, on its maiden voyage off the coast of the Falklands Islands in the South...

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US Navy and Northrop tests X-47B UAV technology
31 January 2012 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed a series of flight tests of the ship-based X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) technology in St. Augustine, Florida, US, as part of the...

Raytheon to develop PFN to power future projectiles
31 January 2012 The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract to Raytheon to design and develop the pulse forming network (PFN) needed to drive projectiles off the deck of a naval warship without the...

UK Navy unveils new supersonic missile system
30 January 2012 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to MBDA for the development of a next generation short-range supersonic missile defence system, Sea Ceptor, capable of intercepting...

AgustaWestland to deliver MPAS for Italian Navy NH90 helicopter fleet
30 January 2012 The Italian Navy will receive a mission planning and analysis system (MPAS) for its NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters fleet from Finmeccanica subsidiary...

Navistar to upgrade USMC MaxxPro vehicle fleet
27 January 2012 Navistar Defense has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) System Command to supply 650 independent suspension kits for International MaxxPro Plus Mine Resistant Ambush...

BAE to support USMC Caiman multi-theatre vehicles
27 January 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded three contracts totalling $148m to BAE Systems to continue providing support for its Caiman high-mobility, heavily armoured multi-theatre vehicles...

Fincantieri launches Ganthoot patrol vessel for UAE Navy
26 January 2012 The first of two stealth patrol vessels for the UAE Navy, Ganthoot, has been launched by Fincantieri shipyard as a part of the navy’s Falaj 2-class...

US Navy completes developmental testing of JSOW C-1 weapon
26 January 2012 The US Navy has successfully completed developmental testing (DT) of the Raytheon-built joint stand-off weapon (JSOW) C-1, the first networked air-launched, anti-ship weapon in the US armoury,...

UK to send additional warships to Gulf
25 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy is ready to send additional warships through the sensitive waters of the Strait of Hormuz amidst Iranian threats to block the waterway in retaliation for EU sanctions,...

US Navy test-fires Maverick missile
25 January 2012 The US Navy has successfully completed developmental and operational testing (DT/OT) of the new variant of the Raytheon-built laser-guided Maverick missile, which will now enter production for...

Indra to develop a new light maritime surveillance aircraft
24 January 2012 Indra is developing a new light aircraft for maritime surveillance to guard maritime zones, including exclusive economic zones, that are located 50-200nm...

USS Porter completes live-fire exercise of gun weapon systems
24 January 2012 The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) has successfully completed a live-fire exercise of its complete range of gun weapon systems as part of the...

US, British and French warships proceed through Strait of Hormuz
24 January 2012 Warships from US, British and French naval forces have proceeded through the Strait of Hormuz, coinciding with Iranian threats to block the...

Indian Navy receives Nerpa nuclear submarine from Russia
23 January 2012 Russia has finally handed over the long-awaited Akula II-class K-152 Nerpa nuclear-powered attack submarine to the Indian Navy after more than two years of...

UK to host first European human-powered submarine race
23 January 2012 The UK will host the first European International Submarine Races (eISR) beginning on 25 June 2012 at Gosport, Hampshire, UK, in a bid to test the engineering expertise and stamina of...

Construction begins on first US Navy mobile landing platform ship
20 January 2012 Construction on the US Navy's first mobile landing platform (MLP) ship has been marked by the keel laying at General Dynamics' (GD) NASSCO's shipyard in San Diego,...

Spanish Navy's fifth F-100 class frigate prepares for sea trials
20 January 2012 The Spanish Navy's fifth F-100 Alvaro de Bazan class frigate Cristobal Colon, which is currently under construction in Navantia, is preparing to undergo sea trials after a period of dry docking...

Naval-technology.com launches major defense survey
20 January 2012 Naval-technology.com is launching a major global defense industry survey and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important business issues for...

USS Carl Vinson supports Operation Enduring Freedom mission
19 January 2012 The US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 sailors have begun US 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) operations in the Arabian Sea...

Kongsberg to supply Mk 2 combat system for Norwegian submarines
19 January 2012 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation has signed a contract with Kongsberg for the delivery of the MSI-90U Mk 2 combat management system (CMS) to the Royal Norwegian Navy’s...

DRS to support US Navy E-6B aircraft fleet
18 January 2012 The US Navy has awarded a one-year, fixed-firm-price modification contract to DRS Technologies to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) for the E-6B take charge and move out (TACAMO)...

Raytheon delivers final SSDS MK 2 to US Navy
18 January 2012 Raytheon has successfully delivered the final ship self-defence system (SSDS MK 2) hardware ship set for the US Navy ahead of...

UK Royal Navy’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter begins sea trials
17 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s next-generation helicopter, the AW159 Wildcat Lynx, will begin extensive sea trials both on and off the Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke in the English Channel next month....

French Navy receives third BPC Dixmude frigate
17 January 2012 The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has taken delivery of the third Mistral-class projection and command (BPC) ship, Dixmude, three months ahead of the initial contract...

Raytheon to deliver ALFS to Australian Navy
16 January 2012 Raytheon has received a $80.8m modification contract to provide 25 AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems to the Royal Australian Navy under the US Navy foreign military...

US Navy receives USNS Howard frigate
16 January 2012 The US Navy has received the missile range instrumentation ship USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25), which is slated to replace the existing USNS Observation Island (T-AGM-23) ship, from VT...

US Navy to christen fourth Independence-class LCS
13 January 2012 The US Navy will christen the recently launched fourth Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Coronado, on 14 January 2012 at Austal's Mobile facility in Alabama,...

Raytheon receives two ESSM contracts
13 January 2012 Raytheon has been awarded two contracts worth $212.8m to design and develop the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) for the US Navy and for Japan's Ministry of Defence...

Navistar to upgrade USMC MaxxPro MRAP vehicle fleet
12 January 2012 US Marine Corps System Command (USMC) has awarded an $880m delivery contract to Navistar Defense for the upgrade of its fleet of 2,717 International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected...

USMC receives two F-35B aircraft from Lockheed
12 January 2012 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the first two production-model F-35B short take-off/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft from Lockheed Martin at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida,...

Kongsberg to supply bridge simulator for Danish Navy
11 January 2012 The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Maritime to deliver sophisticated new bridge simulation...

HMS Daring sails on its maiden deployment
11 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy's first Type 45-class destroyer HMS Daring has set sail on its maiden deployment off the east of Suez to protect sea lanes in the Persian Gulf and to maintain the navy’s...

US Navy receives final motor generators for EMALS
10 January 2012 The US Naval Air Systems Command has received the final four motor generators from General Atomics (GA) for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS), for installation in the new...

UK Royal Navy to bolster Olympic security
10 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy will play an integral role in security operation efforts around Weymouth for the 2012 London Games, UK Defence secretary Philip Hammond...

HMS Protector equipped with Lockheed WECDIS
09 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy’s new Antarctic ice patrol vessel HMS Protector has been equipped with the Lockheed Martin-built warship electronic chart display and information system...

USS Missouri completes PSA trials, extended modernisation
09 January 2012 The US Navy's Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN-780) has successfully completed post-shakedown availability (PSA) sea trials and extended modernisation ahead...

Indonesian Navy to procure guided-missile fast boats
06 January 2012 The Indonesian Government is planning to procure 24 guided-missile fast boats over the next 12 years until 2024 to strengthen its navy's ability to combat threats in shallow...

GD to support Trident II submarine strategic weapons systems
06 January 2012 General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to support production and deployed systems of the US and UK Trident II submarine strategic weapons...

USS Ronald Reagan to undergo scheduled maintenance
05 January 2012 The US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan will undergo scheduled maintenance at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington,...

HMS Kent to rejoin service after completing major refit
05 January 2012 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Kent (F78) has returned to its homeport in Portsmouth, UK, following the completion of a year-long refit programme in December...

Northrop receives flight hardware for BAMS UAS programme
04 January 2012 Northrop Grumman has received the first complete ship set of flight hardware from Aurora Flight Sciences for the US Navy’s broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system (BAMS...

Brazilian Navy purchases three OPVs from BAE
04 January 2012 The Brazilian Navy has signed a $186m deal with BAE Systems for the purchase of three offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) as part of the navy's Prosuper fleet modernisation...

Russia delivers Nerpa submarine to Indian Navy
03 January 2012 Russia has delivered the Akula II-class Nerpa K-152 nuclear submarine to the Indian Navy after more than two years of delays at the Bolshoi Kamen ship building...

Iran Navy test-fires Mehrab missile
03 January 2012 The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired a new indigenous, advanced surface-to-air missile named Mehrab (Altar) during the ten-day Velayat 90 naval exercises in the Sea of Oman near...

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US Navy receives LPD 22 from HII
23 December 2011 The US Navy has received the sixth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, San Diego (LPD 22), from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) at the Ingalls Shipbuilding...

DSME to build three submarines for Indonesian Navy
22 December 2011 The Indonesian Navy has awarded a contract to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to build three submarines in a move to modernise its capabilities in line with other countries...

Babcock to upgrade HMS Portland
22 December 2011 The upgrade and maintenance programme on the UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland has begun at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in the...

Raytheon tests second NMT with on-orbit AEHF satellite
21 December 2011 Raytheon has successfully tested the second operationally fielded navy multiband terminal (NMT) satellite communication system with on-orbit advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF)...

Northrop to support US Navy CH-53K helicopter programme
21 December 2011 Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the US Navy to provide integration and laboratory test support for the CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter’s LN-251...

US Navy F/A-18 TOFT equipped with new visual system
20 December 2011 L-3 Link Simulation & Training has completed new visual system upgrades of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainers' (TOFT) cockpit...

Raytheon to support US Navy DDG 1000 programme
20 December 2011 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to Raytheon to complete software development for the DDG 1000-class destroyer...

Indian Navy to induct Russian submarine in 2012
19 December 2011 The Indian Navy will induct a Russian-built Akula-II-class Nerpa K-152 nuclear submarine into its fleet in early...

US Navy receives first MUOS satellite
19 December 2011 The US Navy has received the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite from Lockheed Martin at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida,...

Australia to boost its amphibious capability
16 December 2011 Australia is planning to procure an additional humanitarian and disaster relief ship to bolster the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious capability, defence minister Stephen Smith and...

RAN decommissions Sea King helicopters
16 December 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has today decommissioned its Sea King helicopters and its operating 817 Squadron following a final flight onboard HMAS Albatross in Nowra,...

French Navy's Caiman Marine helicopter enters service
15 December 2011 The French Navy’s new Caiman Marine helicopters (NH90) standard one configuration has been formally inducted into operational service at the Lanveoc Poulmic naval aviation base,...

US Navy receives final proposals for Aegis CSEA programme
15 December 2011 The US Navy has received final proposals from Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon for its combat system engineering agent (CSEA) contract under the Aegis Weapon System modernisation...

BAE to deliver communications networks for US Navy destroyers
14 December 2011 The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to design, install and test onboard radio communications and network capability for the new Arleigh Burke class of guided missile...

Australia’s future submarine project moves ahead
14 December 2011 Australia has requested that three European companies submit their proposals for its future submarines project, SEA 1000, in a move to strengthen its fleet amidst increasing military expansion...

US Navy completes final alternative fuel demonstration
13 December 2011 The US Navy has completed this year's final alternative fuel demonstration of the 50/50 blend of hydro-treated renewable diesel derived from algae oil and petroleum F-76 in a landing craft,...

Raytheon to continue development on SM-3 Block IIA missiles
13 December 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a new $241m modification contract by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to provide continued engineering design and development work on the Standard Missile (SM)-3...

QinetiQ to provide training, simulation services for US Navy
12 December 2011 The US Department of Defense has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity training systems contract (TSC) III to QinetiQ to provide services that include training systems...

Atlas to provide Thai Navy with SeaFox drones
12 December 2011 The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has signed an agreement with Atlas Elektronik to provide the SeaFox mine neutralisation drone in an effort to upgrade its minehunting...

A-T Solutions to support US Marine Corps Engineers
09 December 2011 Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic has awarded a SeaPort-e contract to A-T Solutions to provide forces with counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED)...

US Navy to demonstrate biofuel
09 December 2011 The US Navy will demonstrate the use of a biofuel blend to power aircraft and vessels participating in a maritime exercise scheduled for 2012, senior officials...

OSI to upgrade Danish Navy fleet with ECPINS 6.0 Software
09 December 2011 The Royal Danish Navy has selected OSI Geospatial to supply and upgrade its fleet with new ECPINS 6.0...

Beriev delivers overhauled Tu-142ME aircraft to Indian Navy
09 December 2011 India's Naval Air Force has taken delivery of the overhauled ?u-142?E long-range anti-submarine aircraft from Beriev...

Russian Nakhimov frigate to undergo refit after 2012
08 December 2011 Russia will begin the refit of its mothballed nuclear-powered frigate Admiral Nakhimov (former Kalinin) with advanced weaponry and electronics at the Sevmash shipyard,...

Alion to analyse US Naval platform survivability
08 December 2011 The US Navy has awarded a SeaPort contract to Alion Science and Technology to analyse submarines, surface ships and associated navy...

DRS to support US Navy TIH programme
08 December 2011 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to DRS Technologies to provide production hardware in support of the US Navy submarine technology insertion hardware (TIH)...

Norwegian Navy receives first NH90 NFH helicopter
08 December 2011 The Norwegian Navy has received the first of 14 NH90 NFH helicopters from AgustaWestland to provide anti-submarine warfare capability to the new Nansen-class...

Meggitt to develop ECU for F/A-18E/F IRST system
07 December 2011 Boeing has chosen Meggitt Defense Systems to develop an environmental control unit (ECU) as a part of the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet...

Singapore Navy commissions first RSS Archer submarine
07 December 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has officially commissioned its first Archer-class submarine RSS Archer at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, which is expected to strengthen the navy's...

USMC awards two TSS contracts to Lockheed
07 December 2011 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded two follow-on contracts to Lockheed Martin to produce the target sight system (TSS) for the US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1Z Cobra attack...

Russia supplies Yakhont missiles to Syria
07 December 2011 Syria has taken delivery of two Bastion coastal missile systems equipped with SS-N-26 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles from Russia, according to media...

STX Offshore receives South Korean frigate contract
06 December 2011 The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration has awarded a contract to STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to build two frigates for the South Korean...

US Navy christens new Virginia submarine
06 December 2011 The US Navy’s ninth Virginia-class submarine has been formally christened as USS Mississippi (SSN 782) at the General Dynamics Electric Boat facility in Groton, Connecticut,...

HMS Victory to undergo refurbishment
06 December 2011 The UK Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide extensive restoration for its oldest commissioned warship HMS Victory, also known as the Battle of Trafalgar, in order to preserve the ship for...

HII to perform work on US Navy’s DDG 1002 frigate
06 December 2011 The US Navy has awarded an advance procurement contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to work on the navy's third Zumwalt-class destroyer, DDG...

BAE, AVX team for US Navy’s MRMUAS programme
05 December 2011 BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have submitted a proposal for the US Navy’s Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS)...

Iran Navy inducts Qader missiles
05 December 2011 The Islamic Republic of Iran has inducted and equipped its frigates with the new indigenous cruise missile Qader, Iranian Navy commander rear admiral Habibollah Sayyari...

China's aircraft carrier begins second sea trial
05 December 2011 China's first aircraft carrier Varyag has begun its second sea trial to carry out relevant scientific and research experiments amidst maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific...

Germany, Israel finalise sale of sixth Dolphin-class submarine
05 December 2011 Germany has agreed to sell the sixth advanced Dolphin-class nuclear military submarine to Israel as well as finance a third of its cost, a German senior official...

US Navy awards TSC III contract to multiple companies
02 December 2011 The US Navy has awarded a Training Systems Contract (TSC) III indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to 28...

OSI Geospatial unveils ECPINS 6.0 for Royal Navy
02 December 2011 OSI Geospatial has unveiled its ECPINS 6.0 software for the UK Royal Navy’s warships (ECPINS-W) and submarines (ECPINS-W Sub) fleet-wide...

UK Navy selects QinetiQ gunnery training solution
02 December 2011 The UK Royal Navy has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to design and deliver a new training environment for close-range gunnery...

French Navy completes Camcopter UAS flight tests
02 December 2011 The French Navy has successfully completed a maritime capability test of the Schiebel-developed Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) onboard the DCNS-built Gowind-class offshore patrol...

India to develop AIP technology
01 December 2011 India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing a land-based prototype for air independent propulsion (AIP) technology to reduce submarine vulnerability, defence...

CAE to deliver additional P-8A trainers for US Navy
01 December 2011 Boeing has awarded a contract to CAE to deliver six additional P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFTs) for the US...

UK aircraft carriers costly, less useful, warns parliamentary watchdog
01 December 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s two aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, will cost more and be ready much later than scheduled to provide less military capability, warns a report...

Kratos receives SPAWAR C4I seaport-e delivery order
01 December 2011 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) has awarded a Seaport-e delivery order...

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Netherlands MoD to procure two new patrol craft
30 November 2011 The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has floated a tender for the procurement of two patrol craft for use by the Marine Corps, Security...

Russian SSN Voronezh submarine completes trials
30 November 2011 The Russian Navy’s K-119-class nuclear-powered submarine SSN Voronezh has successfully completed modernisation, overhaul and post-repair trials at Zvezdochka Ship Repair Centre,...

Iranian Navy receives three Ghadir-class submarines
30 November 2011 The Iranian Navy has received three additional Ghadir-class submarines to further expand its capability to defend territorial waters, the Iranian Army's Navy Commander rear admiral...

Australia approves upgrade of ANZAC frigates
30 November 2011 The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigates will be upgraded with an advanced anti-ship missile defence system, defence minister Stephen Smith and defence materiel minister Jason Clare...

Russia transfers Mistral’s first tranche to France
29 November 2011 Rosoboronexport has officially transferred the first tranche for the construction of the Mistral-class assault landing ship’s technical documentation to France-based...

Thales Integrated Mast completes FAT
29 November 2011 Thales’ first Integrated Mast IM400 has successfully completed a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) conducted on behalf of the Netherlands' Defence Materiel Organisation and the Royal Netherlands...

French DGA receives first landing craft
29 November 2011 The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has received the first of four fast amphibious landing craft (EDA-Rs) for the Navy’s Building Projection and Command...

Moroccan Navy's second SIGMA-class frigate completes SATs
29 November 2011 The Royal Moroccan Navy's second multi-mission SIGMA-class frigate has successfully completed sea acceptance trials (SATs) conducted by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the North...

GD receives two US Navy contracts
28 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded two contracts to General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to modernise submarines and provide maintenance work and develop advanced technologies for undersea...

Russian Navy to conduct double Bulava launch
28 November 2011 The Russian Navy is planning to conduct salvo launches of two Bulava missiles from Borey-class strategic nuclear-powered submarine the SSBN Yury Dolgoruky next month in the White Sea against...

HII to support US Navy LPD 17 programme
28 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to provide life-cycle engineering and support services for USS San Antonio (LPD 17)...

RAN decommissions HMAS Kanimbla
28 November 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has decommissioned the Kanimbla-class Landing Platform Amphibious ship HMAS Kanimbla at its home port of Garden Island, Sydney,...

Lockheed to supply IRST system for US Navy
25 November 2011 Lockheed Martin has been selected to supply the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor system for the US Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft programme as it enters the engineering, manufacturing...

Russia to receive new diesel submarines by 2020
25 November 2011 The Russian Navy has plans to induct up to ten Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines to bolster its Baltic Sea and Black Sea fleets by 2020, a navy spokesman...

HMS Defender concludes first sea trials
25 November 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s fifth Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, has successfully completed three weeks of sea trials off the coast of Scotland,...

Bluefin to deliver SMCM unmanned underwater vehicle
25 November 2011 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has subcontracted Bluefin Robotics to manufacture and deliver a surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM...

US, Japan complete Koa Kai training exercise
24 November 2011 The US Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) have successfully completed the one week-long Koa Kai training exercise in Hawaiian waters,...

GD awarded support services contract by US Navy
24 November 2011 The US Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) to provide hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) machinery and systems...

KBR awarded Australian virtual training programme contract
24 November 2011 KBR has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to provide a virtual training programme for the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship...

Northrop to support US Navy InTop programme
24 November 2011 The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded two follow-on contracts to Northrop Grumman to support the US Navy's Integrated Topside (InTop)...

Construction on first DDG 1000 destroyer moves ahead
23 November 2011 Construction on the US Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer DDG 1000 has been marked by the keel-laying at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine,...

South Korea, China begin joint naval exercise
23 November 2011 The South Korea and China Navies have begun the fourth joint Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) near Ningbo and...

Northrop conducts CANES programme system integration test
23 November 2011 Northrop Grumman has conducted formal contractor system integration testing for the US Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) system...

Dutch patrol vessel completes sea trials
23 November 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy’s new Holland-class patrol ship, Friesland, has completed its sea trials in the Black...

VSI to enhance US Navy F-35 HMDS
22 November 2011 Vision Systems International (VSI) has received a contract from Lockheed Martin for two additional development phases for the helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) on the F-35 Lightning II...

Australia, Singapore Navies conclude Singaroo exercise
22 November 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Australian Navy (RAN) have concluded a bilateral maritime exercise, Singaroo, at the Changi Naval Base in the South China...

US Navy awards C4ISR support contract to BAE
22 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) services for military...

Construction to begin on new Russian Navy transport ship
22 November 2011 Construction on the Russian Navy's newest armament transport ship will begin with the keel-laying at JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Centre next...

EADS delivers first CN235 aircraft to Mexican Navy
21 November 2011 The first of four Airbus Military CN235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) has been delivered by EADS North America to the Mexican Navy under the US foreign military sales...

Cobham awarded US Navy satellite communications contract
21 November 2011 Cobham Antenna Systems has been selected by MIL-SAT Communications to supply Sea Tel 2.4 meter 9797B marine stabilised satellite communication terminals to the US...

Morocco to receive Raytheon advanced maritime radar
21 November 2011 Morocco will soon receive Raytheon’s SeaVue eXpanded Mission Capability (SeaVue XMC) maritime and overland surveillance radar following US approval to export the system....

AAI to provide UTS for US Navy
21 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Textron subsidiary AAI Test & Training for the supply of the Universal Test Set (UTS)....

Russia to conduct final 2011 test launch of Bulava missile
18 November 2011 The Russian Bulava (SS-NX-30) submarine-launched ballistic missile will undergo its last trial for this year before the end of...

Marotta to provide pressure regulators for LRASM-B
18 November 2011 Lockheed Martin has awarded a contract to Marotta Controls to provide a pressure regulator for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM-B) fuel pressurisation...

Raytheon completes JSOW fit check
18 November 2011 The fit check of the joint standoff weapon (JSOW) in the internal carriage bay of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft has been completed successfully by Raytheon....

UK to purchase EMALS sub-assemblies from US
18 November 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for long lead sub-assemblies for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system/advanced arresting gear...

US Navy to receive additional Satcom systems
17 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on contract to Raytheon for the delivery of Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) protected Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite communication...

EADS to build TPTI systems for US Navy
17 November 2011 The US Navy and Marine Corps has placed orders with EADS North America to build Turboprop Test Instrumentation (TPTI) systems and related Test Programme Sets (TPSs) to test T56 turboprop...

ThyssenKrupp christens new German Navy submarine
17 November 2011 Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), part of ThyssenKrupp, has christened the first of the second batch of 212A-class submarines built for the German...

HMS Astute test-fires Tomahawk missiles
17 November 2011 The UK Royal Navy's nuclear attack submarine HMS Astute has test-fired Tomahawk land-attack missiles in the Gulf of...

Boeing to develop new mission computers for US Navy
16 November 2011 The US Navy has selected Boeing to jointly develop a new Type 4 Advanced Mission Computer (AMC) system for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G...

HMS Kent completes refit programme
16 November 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Kent has completed a year-long refit and is set to undergo sea trials off the east coast of...

ATK to provide new USMC pack
16 November 2011 ATK subsidiary Eagle Industries has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command for the production of a new standard-issue pack....

Indian Navy seeks 3D radars
16 November 2011 The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) for 3D radars to enhance the surveillance capability of its naval...

Indian Navy to procure Integrated Combat System
15 November 2011 The Indian Navy has plans to procure an advanced Integrated Combat System (ICS) to enhance the capabilities of its elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) to carry out special...

US Navy purchases additional Boeing P-8A aircraft
15 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a second low-rate initial production (LRIP-II) contract to Boeing for delivery of an additional seven P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance...

GD to develop SMCM UUV system for US Navy
15 November 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Informational Systems has received a contract from the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command to develop the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater...

Vietnam likely to purchase Sigma-class corvettes
15 November 2011 The Vietnam Navy is negotiating with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the procurement of four Sigma-class corvettes, a US defence official has...

Russia to receive Yasen nuclear submarines
14 November 2011 Russia has signed a new-generation nuclear submarine deal with United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) as a part of the armaments modernisation...

HMS Daring to begin maiden deployment next year
14 November 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Class destroyer HMS Daring will begin its maiden deployment next year after more than four years of trials, tests and...

US Navy awards submarine services contract to GD
14 November 2011 The US Navy has placed orders with General Dynamic’s (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat to provide support yard services for moored training ships and reactor-plant planning yard services for...

Austal to maintain US Navy research vessel
14 November 2011 BAE Systems has awarded a subcontract to Austal to provide structural maintenance services for the US Navy’s Sea Fighter (FSF-1) research...

HMAS Tobruk begins certification trials
11 November 2011 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) heavy landing ship HMAS Tobruk (L-50) has begun certification trials following completion of the scheduled maintenance...

Singapore, New Zealand navies conduct Lion Zeal exercise
11 November 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) are conducting the joint training exercise Lion Zeal in...

Northrop to equip Fire Scout UAV
11 November 2011 The US Navy’s sea-based MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter will be equipped with Northrop Grumman’s weapons...

Ukrainian Navy to resume corvette construction programme
11 November 2011 The Ukrainian Government is planning to resume the corvette construction programme in 2012 and is likely to draft an amended programme of new corvette for the...

Lockheed develops tactical network capability for USMC
10 November 2011 Lockheed Martin has developed a tactical Smartphone network, the MONAX system, for use by the US Marine Corps (USMC) during disaster relief and humanitarian aid...

Russia, Italy begin Ionex-2011 Naval Exercise
10 November 2011 Russia and Italy have begun a joint naval exercise, Ionex-2011, in the Ionian Sea, Italy, to enhance interoperability between the navies....

CACI to support US Navy ERP SSS programme
10 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to CACI International to provide technical support services for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Single Supply Solution (SSS)...

Danish Navy christens new frigate
10 November 2011 The Royal Danish Navy has christened the third and final Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate, Niels Juel (F363), at the Odense Steel Shipyard,...

Chile, US Navy participate in Exercise CHILEMAR III
09 November 2011 The Chilean and US navies are participating in the submarine rescue exercise, CHILEMAR III, off the coast of Southern California,...

Interocean to maintain sea-based SBX-1 radar
09 November 2011 Interocean American Shipping will be awarded a firm-fixed-price contract by the US Military Sealift Command for the operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar platform...

BMT Isis to support HMS Protector
09 November 2011 The UK Royal Navy's interim ice patrol ship, HMS Protector, will receive safety and environmental management support from BMT...

US Navy Fire Scout UAV equipped with classified payload
09 November 2011 The US Navy has equipped its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a classified intelligence payload, known as...

B&W subsidiary to provide fuel and support activities for US NNP
08 November 2011 Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has been contracted to provide fuel and support activities for the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme...

Thai Navy to receive SELEX Kronos radar system
08 November 2011 The Thailand Ministry of Defence has awarded a €25m contract to Finmeccanica subsidiary SELEX Sistemi Integrati (SI) to supply the Kronos radar system for use by the Royal Thai...

Iraqi Navy receives sixth coastal patrol boat
08 November 2011 The Iraqi Navy has officially received the sixth 35m patrol boat (P-305) from the US Navy at Umm Qasr Naval Base, south of Baghdad, ahead of...

ORBIT to maintain US Navy CMS
08 November 2011 ORBIT Communication Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide maintenance services for the Communication Management Systems (CMS) installed on EA-6B Prowler...

Germany reconsiders submarine sale to Israel
07 November 2011 Germany is reconsidering its decision to sell a sixth advanced Dolphin Class nuclear submarine to...

US Navy demonstrates New Shadow Tactical UAS
07 November 2011 The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Directorate has demonstrated an AAI-built dedicated Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System for test...

URS to support USMC C4ISR systems
07 November 2011 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has contracted URS Corporation to support US Marine Corps (USMC) aviation Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance...

Russia implements Syria's Yakhont missile contract
07 November 2011 Russia is currently implementing an advanced anti-ship missile delivery contract with Syria, Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation head Mikhail Dmitriyev...

Russia signs submarine price agreement with USC
04 November 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry has finally signed an agreement with United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) concerning the prices of Yasen and Borey-class nuclear-powered...

Cubic awarded USMC training and support contract
04 November 2011 Cubic Worldwide Technical Services has been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide training and support services to the US Marine Corps Aviation Training...

Construction of first German 125-class frigate moves ahead
04 November 2011 Construction of the German Navy’s first 125-class (F125) frigate has progressed with the laying-down of the first hull section at the Blohm + Voss shipyard, Hamburg,...

General Atomics awarded US Navy R&D contract
04 November 2011 General Atomics has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for research and development (R&D) activities related to power...

Egyptian navy conducts naval war game
03 November 2011 The Egyptian navy has conducted live ammunition war games, known as Sea Victory, off the coast of Alexandria,...

CACI to provide lifecycle support for US Navy SCRD
03 November 2011 The US Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division has selected CACI International to provide lifecycle support for the Special Communications Requirements Division...

Russia may extend Topol Missile service life
03 November 2011 Russia may extend the service life of RS-12M Topol (SS-25 Sickle) mobile ballistic missile systems until 2019, Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) commander lieutenant general Sergei...

US Navy awards DDG 1000 contract to HII
03 November 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a modification contract from the US Navy to continue providing technical and engineering services for the construction of Zumwalt Class...

Russia test-fires Bulava missile
02 November 2011 Russia has carried out a test launch of the Bulava (SS-N-X-30) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), defence ministry spokesman colonel Igor Konashenkov...

ATK to supply AARGM missiles to US Navy
02 November 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to ATK for a third lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP) Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles...

US Navy commissions USS California
02 November 2011 The US Navy has formally commissioned its newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS California (SSN 781), at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia,...

Pakistan to build indigenous Fast Attack Craft
02 November 2011 Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) will construct a second indigenous Fast Attack Craft (FAC) for the Pakistan Navy, chief of staff Navy vice-admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar...

Spanish Navy Receives Second BAM Ship from Navantia
01 November 2011 The Spanish Navy has received the second maritime action ship (BAM) Rayo P42 (Lightning) from Navantia at Rota Naval Base,...

GD awarded US Navy Virginia class submarine contract
01 November 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been selected by the US Navy to provide lead-yard services for Virginia Class nuclear-powered attack...

VirTra to supply shooting range simulator to USMC
01 November 2011 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has contracted VirTra Systems to provide two shooting range simulators for tactical...

Vympel Shipyard to support Vietnamese missile boats
01 November 2011 Vietnam’s production of Project 12418 Molniya missile boats, under Russian licence, is to receive assistance from Vympel...

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Ukraine agrees to Black Sea Fleet modernisation
31 October 2011 Ukraine has agreed to the modernisation of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea's Sevastopol, Ukrainian defence minister Mykhaylo Yezhel...

Iran equips vessels with indigenous missiles
31 October 2011 The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has equipped its high-speed and small vessels with indigenous missiles that are capable of destroying a range of targets, IRGC Naval Forces...

Raytheon receives Excalibur round order from USMC
31 October 2011 Raytheon has received an urgent operational order for 1,037 155mm Excalibur extended-range, precision-guided artillery projectiles from the US Marine Corps...

US Navy awards submarine technology contract to GD subsidiary
31 October 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) subsidiary Electric Boat to develop advanced submarine technologies for its existing and emerging undersea platforms....

Imtech subcontracted for Canadian shipbuilding programme
28 October 2011 Imtech has been selected by Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards as the technology partner for the Canadian Government's national shipbuilding procurement strategy (NSPS)...

US Navy selects SAIC to provide USFF support
28 October 2011 The US Navy has contracted Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide operational and tactical support to US Fleet Forces Command...

Dutch Navy receives second Holland patrol vessel
28 October 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy has taken delivery of the second of four Holland-class vessels, the Zeeland, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen,...

Boeing delivers C-40A derivative aircraft to US Navy
28 October 2011 The US Navy has received the C-40A Clipper aircraft from Boeing at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego,...

Ghana Navy receives four fast patrol ships
27 October 2011 The Ghana Navy (GN) has taken delivery of four new fast patrol ships from Poly Technologies Incorporated (PTI) of China, at Takoradi Port in...

JMSDF to receive AN/AQS-24 Mine Hunting System
27 October 2011 The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for the supply of AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting...

US Navy's LCS-3 completes Sea Trials
27 October 2011 The US Navy’s third littoral combat ship, Fort Worth (LCS-3), has completed the Builder's Sea Trials in Green Bay and Lake Michigan,...

Raytheon receives US Navy missile launcher contract
27 October 2011 Raytheon has received a contract from the US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command to provide LAU-116B/A missile...

Northrop Prowler aircraft completes service with US Navy
26 October 2011 The Northrop Grumman-built EA-6B Prowler aircraft has completed its service with the US Navy and has returned to its home base in the...

French Navy receives L'Adroit OPV
26 October 2011 The French Navy has officially received the Gowind Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), L'Adroit, from...

US Navy launches first Egyptian Navy FMC
26 October 2011 The US Navy has launched the first Egyptian Navy Fast Missile Craft (FMC) from VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi,...

Finnish Navy issues tender for R&M services
26 October 2011 The Finnish Navy has issued a tender to provide repairs and maintenance services for its Hameenmaa-class mine-hunter...

Exercise CARAT 2011 begins
25 October 2011 The US and Royal Cambodian navies have begun their second annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 exercise at the port of Sihanoukville,...

Alion to design, engineer Canadian non-combat vessels
25 October 2011 Alion Science and Technology has been selected to provide ship design and engineering under the $8bn contract to construct non-combatant vessels as part of Canada’s National...

US Navy tests new biofuel on LCU
25 October 2011 The US Navy has completed alternative fuel testing of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1600-class at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia,...

GSA delivers hybrid electric vehicles to US Navy
25 October 2011 The US Navy has taken delivery of two Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from the General Services Administration...

CGI Federal to support USMC STRATIS system
24 October 2011 CGI Federal has been awarded a contract by US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) to provide post-deployment software support for its Storage Retrieval Automated Tracking Integrated System...

Seaspan awarded Canadian Navy contract
24 October 2011 Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has received a contract from the Canadian Federal Government to build non-combat vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) under the National Shipbuilding...

HMS Illustrious undergoes operational sea training
24 October 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, is undergoing two months of operational sea training off the south coast of...

HII subsidiary to provide engineering services for US submarines
24 October 2011 The US Navy has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) to provide engineering services for its...

Italian FREMM frigate completes first sea trials
21 October 2011 The Italian Navy's first FREMM multimission European frigate Carlo Bergamini has completed the scheduled first phase of sea trials....

Thai Navy receives MagShoe 3G Weapon Detectors
21 October 2011 IDO Security has supplied the first MagShoe 3G scanning devices to the Thailand Royal...

GD NASSCO to fit-out USS San Diego
21 October 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO for the fit-out availability of the San Antonio-class amphibious assault dock ship USS San Diego (LPD...

Australia takes Delivery of UK Navy Ship
21 October 2011 Australia has officially taken delivery of the UK Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship Largs Bay at Falmouth Dockyard in the...

GD awarded US Navy nuclear submarine support contract
20 October 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a modification contract from the US Navy to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear...

Raytheon integrates X and S-band antennas onboard Howard
20 October 2011 Raytheon has installed the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) programme’s X and S-band antennas onboard the USNS Howard O Lorenzen (T-AGM 25) at Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS), Texas,...

Babcock to upgrade HMS Richmond
20 October 2011 The UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate, HMS Richmond, is undergoing an extensive refit at Babcock’s Devonport Dockyard to enhance its operational capability and...

Chile to buy French Amphibious Assault Ship
20 October 2011 The Chilean Ministry of Defence is in the final stages of negotiations for the sale of French amphibious assault ship Foudre (L9011) to the Chilean Navy in an $80m...

Raytheon to provide lightweight torpedoes to US Navy
19 October 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) to deliver mk54 lightweight torpedo...

CAE to develop multicrew simulators for US Navy
19 October 2011 CAE has been awarded a multicrew simulator contract in support of the US Navy’s new undergraduate military flight officer (UMFO) programme....

Construction begins on fifth UK Navy Astute Submarine
19 October 2011 Construction on the UK Royal Navy's fifth of seven next-generation nuclear submarines, HMS Anson, has officially begun with a traditional keel-laying ceremony at the BAE Systems yard in Barrow,...

Saab to upgrade steering control consoles for Norwegian Submarines
19 October 2011 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation has awarded a contract to Saab to upgrade the steering control consoles on the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Ula Class submarines....

Naval-technology.com launches new defence survey
19 October 2011 Naval-technology.com is launching a major global defence industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions....

US Navy awards SeaPort-e contract to EOIR
18 October 2011 The US Navy has awarded a task order to EOIR Technologies under its SeaPort-e ID/IQ contract to provide services to the Directed Energy Division (Q20) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center,...

Russian Navy receives second Stealth Corvette
18 October 2011 The Russian Navy will soon receive the second Steregushchy Class corvette (Project 20380) from St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard in Russia....

Vizada to provide broadband connectivity for French vessel
18 October 2011 The French Navy has selected Vizada to provide satellite broadband connection and airtime for patroller vessel...

Sperry Marine to supply NLSS for Royal Navy aircraft carriers
18 October 2011 Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a contract by Aircraft Carrier Alliance to supply the navigation lights shapes and sounds (NLSS) signalling system for the UK...

Korea Navy orders Schilling ROV systems
17 October 2011 The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy has placed an order with Schilling Robotics for two 150hp, 3,000m-rated heavy duty (HD) remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems intended to expand its salvage...

Northrop to provide support services for US Navy LInX system
17 October 2011 Northrop Grumman has received a follow-on contract from the US Navy to provide support services for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Law Enforcement Information Exchange System...

Orbit subsidiary to supply MK 437 GMCP for US Navy
17 October 2011 The US Navy Procurement Agency has awarded a follow-on contract to Orbit International's subsidiary, Electronics Group, to supply its MK 437 Gun Mount Control Panels...

BAE to upgrade Chilean Navy frigate
17 October 2011 The Chilean Navy has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to upgrade a radar sub-system of the Type 911 tracker on its Type 23 frigates to maintain the potent defensive...

US, Russian navies begin Pacific Eagle-2011
14 October 2011 The US and Russian navies have begun the Pacific Eagle-2011 joint anti-terrorism exercises near the Mariana Islands, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov...

UK Navy suspends GPS jamming
14 October 2011 The UK Royal Navy has suspended sat-nav signal jamming during its ongoing Joint Warrior naval exercises following complaints from local...

US Navy DWSS spacecraft moves ahead
14 October 2011 Northrop Grumman has taken delivery of the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS) spacecraft flight hardware ahead of schedule, marking progress on satellite...

Rolls-Royce to support US Navy T-45 Trainer engine
14 October 2011 The US Department of Defense (DoD) Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to provide support for the F405 engines that power the US Navy’s T-45 training...

Iran to introduce Zafar cruise missile
13 October 2011 Iran will soon unveil its new indigenous cruise missile, Zafar (Triumph), defence minister Ahmad Vahidi has confirmed....

Daewoo to sign Indonesian submarine deal next month
13 October 2011 Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is expected to sign a $1.1bn contract with Indonesia next month to build three 1400t Type-209 diesel submarines for the Indonesian...

India, UK conduct joint naval exercise
13 October 2011 The Indian and UK Navies have begun the week-long Konkan joint combat exercise off the coast of Goa, India, to focus on nuclear submarine...

GD to enhance US Navy WNW software
13 October 2011 The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) to support, maintain and enhance the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW)...

HMS Torbay undergoes RAMP
12 October 2011 The UK Navy's Trafalgar Class nuclear-powered attack submarine HMS Torbay will undergo a 13-month revalidation and assisted maintenance period (RAMP) undertaken by Babcock at Devonport Dockyard...

ATK to produce new USMC pack
12 October 2011 US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command has awarded a five-year contract to Alliant Techsystems (ATK) subsidiary Eagle Industries to produce a new load-bearing equipment system, also known as a...

US Navy X-47B aircraft flies in cruise configuration
12 October 2011 The US Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft has for the first time flown in its cruise configuration, retracting its landing gear at Edwards Air Force...

Bulgarian Navy receives first Panther helicopter
12 October 2011 The Bulgarian Navy has finally taken delivery of the first of three Panther helicopters at the Chayka naval helicopter base near the Black Sea city of Varna,...

Canadian Navy selects L-3 MAPPS degaussing systems
11 October 2011 The Royal Canadian Navy has selected L-3 MAPPS to supply advanced degaussing systems for its 12 Kingston-Class Maritime Coastal Defence...

Iranian destroyer deployed for seas operations
11 October 2011 The Iranian Navy has deployed the first home-made warship, Jamaran, to the Northern Indian Ocean to conduct anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of...

ONR seeks Common Radar for US surface ships
11 October 2011 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking to develop an Affordable Common Radar Architecture (ACRA) to replace multiple legacy systems installed on US Navy surface...

BAE to maintain USMC MRAP vehicles
11 October 2011 The US Marine Corps has awarded a contract to BAE Systems for the ongoing maintenance, updates and repairs to Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles supporting Operation Enduring...

India to receive Nerpa submarine next month
10 October 2011 The Indian Navy will receive the nuclear-powered Nerpa submarine in mid-November 2011, a Russian defence industry source...

USMC to deploy unmanned cargo helicopter in Afghanistan
10 October 2011 The US Marine Corps (USMC) is set to deploy the unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter in Afghanistan next month to augment ground and air logistics...

RAN awards AWD simulator contract to Kongsberg
10 October 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has awarded a command team trainer simulation infrastructure contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the Hobart Class air warfare destroyer (AWD) command...

ATK to supply Serpa holster system to USMC
10 October 2011 ATK has been selected to provide its Serpa holster system, also known as Blackhawk, for a US Marine Corps (USMC)...

Fincantieri receives modification contract from UAE Navy
07 October 2011 Fincantieri has signed a new contract with the UAE Navy to support activities related to qualifying and testing an integrated vessel with both surface and underwater weapon...

ATK and GD team up to produce USMC mortar system
07 October 2011 ATK has signed an agreement with General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems to provide US Marine Corps (USMC) with low-risk, capabilities-based solution requirements for the...

September 2011

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USMC awards TSS contract to Lockheed
23 September 2011 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded a third follow-on contract to Lockheed Martin to produce the target sight system (TSS) for the US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1Z Cobra attack...

Italian Navy ship certified aircraft carrier
23 September 2011 The Italian navy ship, Cavour has been certified to take on the role of an aircraft carrier, enhancing the navy’s force projection capabilities at...

South Korea plans to build longer-range missiles
23 September 2011 South Korea has plans to build its own longer-range ballistic missiles to defend itself against North Korean...

Huntington awarded US Navy support services contract
23 September 2011 The US Navy has awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee support services contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries to provide integrated logistics support for hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E)...

BAE to provide LHD training to Australian Navy
22 September 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has selected BAE Systems for the development and delivery of training for the landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships. The company will provide training...

Saab to support US Navy LCS Programme
22 September 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Saab Sensis to provide the Sea Giraffe agile multibeam (AMB) naval surveillance radar in support of its littoral combat ship (LCS) programme. Under...

Pakistani Navy launches new fast attack missile ship
22 September 2011 The Pakistani Navy has launched a new Azmat Class fast attack missile vessel to supplement the nation's combat capability at Xingang Shipyard, Tianjin, China. Pakistani Navy chief Admiral...

Construction begins on US Navy Virginia Class submarine
22 September 2011 Construction on the US Navy's new nuclear-powered Virginia Class submarine (SSN 787) has begun at Newport News Shipbuilding and Electric Boat in Groton, US. The yet to be named fourth vessel of...

GD to supply photonics masts for US Navy submarine
21 September 2011 The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to provide three backup photonics masts for Virginia Class submarines. Under the $32.9m contract, the...

Australian Navy to receive Bell 429 helicopters
21 September 2011 Raytheon has received a contract by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to provide three Bell 429 helicopters to develop the skills of junior naval helicopter aircrew, Defence Materiel Minister...

India and Sri Lanka begin joint naval exercise
21 September 2011 The Sri Lankan and Indian Navies have begun the joint naval combat exercise code named SLINEX II 2011, off the Trincomalee coast of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs),...

CACI to provide irregular warfare technologies support to US Navy
21 September 2011 CACI International has received a contract from the US Navy to provide operations, engineering and technical support services to the naval surface warfare centre crane division's (NSWC...

AAR to provide airlift support for US Navy vessels
20 September 2011 AAR has received a contract from Military Sealift Command (MSC) to provide airlift support for US Navy ships. Under the vertical replenishment (VERTREP) contract, the company will renew...

Japanese Navy may receive additional helicopter carrier
20 September 2011 Japan is considering constructing a third aircraft carrier, capable of accommodating helicopters. The proposed 19,500t 22DDH aircraft carrier will be 248m long and can carry 14...

US Navy to receive additional Zumwalt Class warships
20 September 2011 General Dynamics (GD) has received a $1.8bn contract from the US Navy to build another two Zumwalt Class ships, DDG 1001 and DDG 1002. The Zumwalt Class destroyer is the...

UK Navy christens fifth Astute Class vessel
20 September 2011 The UK Royal Navy has christened its fifth Astute Class submarine HMS Anson. Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox said, "I am pleased to announce that Astute Class submarine hull 5 is to...

DCNS reveals Moroccan Navy frigate
19 September 2011 DCNS has unveiled the FREMM multimission frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy in the process of the vessel's scheduled 2013 delivery. The France-based company will continue assembly work on...

Terma and DCNS develop new anti-torpedo decoy system
19 September 2011 DCNS and Terma have developed a new anti-torpedo decoy system, which can defend all kinds of vessels against torpedo attack. The system can fire DCNS CANTO-V anti-torpedo decoys using the...

Russian Navy to receive additional Krivak IV Class warships
19 September 2011 The Russian Navy will receive another three Krivak IV Class frigates from United Shipbuilding following an agreement between the company and the Defence Ministry. Designed as a successor to...

QinetiQ and Northrop to develop VTUAS for UK Navy
19 September 2011 QinetiQ in partnership with Northrop Grumman have revealed plans to develop vertical take-off unmanned air system (VTUAS) for the UK Royal Navy at the ongoing DSEi exhibition held in London,...

US Navy to christen first joint high-speed vessel
16 September 2011 The US Navy will christen the first of ten joint high speed vessels (JHSVs), Spearhead, on 17 September 2011 in Mobile, Alabama, US. Being constructed by Austal USA, the 338ft-long...

UK Navy tests ARTISAN radar system
16 September 2011 The UK Royal Navy has begun the tracking trials of a new advanced radar target indication situational awareness and navigation (ARTISAN) radar production system designated Type 997. The...

Cassidian introduces improved TRS-4 D naval radar
16 September 2011 Cassidian has introduced a new generation of TRS-4D naval radars with improved operational capabilities for surveillance and threat detection. The TRS-4D is an electronic beam scanning...

Intellicheck to continue to support US Navy buoy programme
16 September 2011 The US Navy has renewed its contract with Intellicheck Mobilisa for funding the wireless security Aegeus buoy programme. The multipurpose buoy system is equipped with environmental and...

UK Navy displays Type 45 destroyer at DSEi 2011 exhibition
15 September 2011 The UK Navy is displaying the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless at the Defence & Security International (DSEi) 2011 exhibition, which is currently being held in London, UK. ...

General Electric engines to power US Navy aircraft
15 September 2011 General Electric Aircraft Engines will receive a modification contract from the US Navy to provide F414-GE-400 spare engines. Under the $38.8m contract, the company will supply...

UK Navy receives new training system
15 September 2011 The UK Navy has received the new maritime composite training system (MCTS) from BAE Systems. The MCTS is a warfare operator training system that helps individuals and teams develop the...

Northrop unveils inertial navigation system
15 September 2011 Northrop Grumman has introduced the mk39 mod 4A ring laser ship's inertial navigation system. The mk39 mod 4A system is based on ring laser gyro (RLG) technology and provides the data...

Lockheed offers information-system network for US Navy CANES programme
14 September 2011 Lockheed Martin has submitted its proposal for the US Navy consolidated afloat networks and enterprise services (CANES) programme. Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors...

US Navy to launch new joint tactical satellite
14 September 2011 The US Navy will launch its new joint tactical satellite, the tactical microsatellite-4 (TacSat-4), on 27 September, bringing on-the-move communications to the theatre. The...

Russian Navy's first Graney Class vessel begins sea trials
14 September 2011 The Russian Navy's first Graney Class nuclear-powered attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, has begun sea trials. Designed to launch long-range cruise missiles, the Graney Class vessel is built...

Moroccan Navy receives first Sigma Class frigate
14 September 2011 The Moroccan Navy has received the first of three Sigma Class frigates, the Tarik ben Ziyad, from Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) following successful sea trials. The three Sigma...

Raytheon to equip Korean Navy vessels
13 September 2011 The Republic of Korea Navy has contracted Raytheon to supply five Phalanx block 1B close-in weapon systems for the new Ulsan-1 Class FFX ship programme. Under the $65.5m contract, the...

Boeing to receive US Navy contract
13 September 2011 Boeing is to receive a $166.8m modification contract from the US Navy in support of P-8A multimission maritime aircraft. Under the contract, the company will provide funding for...

Indian Navy to receive LCU vessels
13 September 2011 The Indian Government has cleared a proposal worth over Rs21.7bn ($458m) to construct eight landing craft utility (LCU) vessels for the navy. The amphibious assault vessels, with a...

L-3 Mapps and Offshore Systems partner for Canadian Navy programmes
13 September 2011 L-3 MAPPS and Offshore Systems have joined forces to supply an integrated ship management system (ISMS) solution to the Royal Canadian Navy. Under the partnership, the L-3 MAPPS...

ZTEC Instruments supports US Navy eCASS programme
12 September 2011 Lockheed Martin and Textron Systems have employed the ZTEC Instruments-built ZT4628 oscilloscope and ZT8442 RF/IF digitizer respectively for the US Navy's electronic Consolidated Automated...

US Navy constructs additional Virginia class vessel
12 September 2011 The US Navy has begun the construction of its 13th Virginia class submarine, the unnamed SSN 787, marking the construction of two submarines of the same class in the same year after 22...

Australian and US navies participate in submarine drills
12 September 2011 The Royal Australian Navy and the US Navy's Submarine Command Course (SCC) have participated in a tactical submarine exercise off Western Australia. The exercise witnessed the participation...

Indian Navy buys aircraft sans weapons package
12 September 2011 The Indian Navy has been slammed for finalising the MiG 29K naval fighter aircraft deal without their weapons package. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said the "Indian...

UK Navy Trident programme moves ahead
09 September 2011 Siemens is to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) software to BAE Systems as part of a contract. BAE Systems will use Siemens Teamcenter software to develop new Trident nuclear...

Sparton to support US Navy sonobuoys
09 September 2011 The US Navy has contracted Sparton Corporation for sonobuoy design enhancements under the high-altitude anti-submarine warfare (HAASW) technology development programme. The company will...

Russia to acquire additional Mistral Class vessels
09 September 2011 Russia plans to acquire additional Mistral Class amphibious assault ships from France. Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said Russia would sign a contract with France for the third and...

First US Navy MUOS satellite completes environmental testing
09 September 2011 The US Navy first mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, proving the spacecraft's overall design and survivability during space...

US Navy unmanned cargo aircraft moves ahead
08 September 2011 Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace have successfully conducted a five-day quick reaction assessment (QRA) of the US Navy's K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Lockheed Martin...

Norwegian Navy surveillance radar completes FQR
08 September 2011 Reutech Radar Systems has successfully completed the final qualification review (FQR) of 210N X-band air / sea surveillance radar for the Royal Norwegian Navy. The review has cleared the RSR...

USMC selects TCS communication systems
08 September 2011 TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) will supply integrated communications systems to the US Marine Corps (USMC) as part of a contract valued at $139.8m. The company will also provide...

French Navy establishes NH90 aircraft unit
08 September 2011 The French Navy has established an NH90 aircraft unit at Lanvéoc-Poulmic naval air base in Brittany, France. The CEPA / NH90 Lanveoc unit will manage evaluation, trials and crew...

Indian Navy to complete MiG-29 deployment by mid 2012
07 September 2011 The Indian Navy will deploy 45 MiG-29K aircraft with Black Panthers, a squadron of MiG-29K aircraft, by mid 2012, according to an official. Commander-in-chief of the squadron Commander B...

US Navy selects Raytheon mine neutralisation system
07 September 2011 Raytheon will receive a modification contract from the US Navy to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver five airborne mine neutralisation system (AMNS). Deployed from the MH-60 helicopter,...

Russia to commission first Borey Class submarine this year
07 September 2011 Russia will deploy the Yury Dolgoruky, its first Borey Class strategic submarine, with the Pacific Fleet in 2011, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said. "The submarine is...

US Marine tests new virtual aviation training system
07 September 2011 The US Marine Corps has successfully tested the aviation distributed virtual training environment (ADVTE) system. During the test, marines assessed the system's capabilities to...

DI to support US Navy communication suites
06 September 2011 DynCorp International (DI) has received a contract from the US Navy to provide the operation and maintenance of communication suites aboard Military Sealift Command vessels. Under the...

US Navy awards submarine repair contract to GD
06 September 2011 General Dynamics (GD) has received a contract from the US Navy to support its submarine repair work. Under the $23m order, company subsidiary General Dynamics Electric Boat will...

Dutch Navy Zeeland vessel to undergo sea trial
06 September 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy is preparing to conduct sea acceptance trials (SATs) on the Zeeland, the second of four Holland Class oceangoing patrol vessels (OPVs). During the trials, the...

Australian Navy deploys new radar system
06 September 2011 The Australian Navy has equipped HMAS Perth, the Anzac Class frigate, with a new anti-ship missile defence radar system following a successful trial. Developed by CEA Technologies, the...

US Navy to commission USS Spruance warship
05 September 2011 The US Navy will commission its Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Spruance (DDG 111), on 1 October 2011. The Spruance vessel is a multimission guided-missile...

US Navy interceptor missile fails to hit target
05 September 2011 The US Navy's sea-based ballistic missile defence system (BMDS) has failed to hit its target during a test over the Pacific Ocean. Launched from the USS Lake Erie (CG-70) cruiser, the...

First Indian Navy Talwar Class frigate begins sea trials
05 September 2011 Russia has begun sea trials of the Indian Navy's Teg, the first of three Talwar Class frigates, in the Baltic Sea as part of the process of the vessel’s delivery. According to Press Trust...

South Korea may equip patrol vessels with Mistral missiles
05 September 2011 The South Korean Navy is considering equipping all patrol boats with Mistral surface-to-air missiles for the first time, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. "The Naval Operations Command...

Aerojet tests Standard Missile IB TDACS
02 September 2011 Aerojet has completed a series of system performance tests on its Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB Throttleable Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS). Aerojet Missile...

Australia to sell Navy Sea King helicopters
02 September 2011 The Australian Government has issued the Request for Tender to sell five Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sea King helicopters, Defence Materiel minister Jason Clare said. The tender includes...

Sotera to support US Navy Cyber & C4ISR programmes
02 September 2011 Sotera Defense Solutions has been selected by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support its cyber security and C4ISR programmes. The mission-critical...

China’s first aircraft carrier completes maiden sea trials
02 September 2011 China's first aircraft carrier, Varyag, has completed maiden sea trials achieving all "anticipated objectives", defence ministry spokesperson Yang Yujun said. Yujun did not disclose details...

US Navy selects FLIR Systems imaging solution
01 September 2011 FLIR Systems has received a contract from the US Navy to support the navy's persistent ground surveillance system (PGSS). Under the $25.6m initial order, the company will provide an...

US Navy tests tactical laser system concept
01 September 2011 The US Navy, in association with BAE Systems and Boeing, has successfully tested the mk38 mod 2 tactical laser system (TLS) concept. During the field test, the navy-led team assessed...

Australian Navy to upgrade missiles
01 September 2011 The Australian Navy is set to upgrade Standard missile-2 (SM2), Sea Sparrow missile and satellite communications following approval from the federal government. The government has allowed...

Iranian Navy vessels to patrol Red Sea
01 September 2011 The Islamic Republic of Iran has deployed a submarine and a warship to the Red Sea for patrol and anti-piracy missions, according to navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. "This...

August 2011

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Northrop to support US Navy unmanned aerial vehicle
31 August 2011 Northrop Grumman is to receive a contract from the US Navy in support of the vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) MQ-8B Fire Scout system. Under the...

Peru seeks naval missile systems from US
31 August 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has informed Congress of a possible Sale of Nato SeaSparrow surface missile systems (NSSMS) to Peru. The $50m foreign military sale includes four...

Iraqi Navy receives additional patrol vessels
31 August 2011 The US Navy has delivered the fourth and sixth patrol boats, P-304 and P-306, to the Iraqi Navy following the successful completion of underway demonstrations. Equipped with a 30mm gun...

Indonesian Navy likely to receive Type 209 submarines
31 August 2011 The Indonesian Government is likely to finalise a $1bn deal with South Korea for the purchase of three Type 209 submarines during the South Korean defence minister's visit to Jakarta. The...

Russia test fires intercontinental ballistic missile
30 August 2011 Russia has successfully tested its Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, according to Foreign Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. Anatoly Serdyukov said the missile, which was launched from the...

Indian Navy commissions indigenous warship
30 August 2011 The Indian Navy has commissioned an indigenous fast attack warship, INS Karuva, in an effort to prevent asymmetric threats from sea. According to Press Trust of India (PTI), Indian Air...

UK Navy to receive additional Type 45 warship
30 August 2011 The UK Navy will receive the fourth of six Type 45 anti-air warfare destroyers, HMS Dragon, on 31 August 2011. Built by BAE Systems, the Type 45 warship is equipped with Sea Viper...

SAIC to support US naval aviation
30 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded a follow-on contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical, engineering and logistics support to the Naval Air Systems...

Russia to conduct next test of Bulava missile
26 August 2011 Russia will conduct the next test launch of the Bulava ballistic missile on 27 August 2011, according to a source in the commission. "The members of the state commission have decided to...

US Navy to invest in biofuel
26 August 2011 The US Navy will spend $170m over three years as part of a $510m joint investment programme to develop alternative fuel sources, according to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. The joint...

RAN surfaces Collins Class submarine after engine failure
26 August 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) had to surface one of its Collins Class submarines after the vessel suffered an engine error while submerged off Western Australia. An Australian Defence...

A-T Solutions to train US Navy bomb disposal personnel
26 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to A-T Solutions to provide instructor and logistic support to naval explosive ordnance disposal training and evaluation unit one (EODTEU ONE). Under the...

Australia launches submarine sustainment review
25 August 2011 The Australian Government has launched the terms of a review that aims to enhancing the repair and management of the navy's six Collins Class submarines. In a statement, Minister for...

US Navy to soon launch TacSat-4 communication satellite
25 August 2011 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will launch Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) on 27 September 2011, aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle, marking the...

RSN conducts surface-to-air missile firing
25 August 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has successfully completed the live-firing of the Barak anti-missile in the South China Sea as part of the annual cooperation afloat readiness and...

Iran reveals new cruise missiles
25 August 2011 The Islamic Republic of Iran has revealed a new cruise missile, which has been designed for sea targets. According to state-run Iranian TV, the home-made Qader missile is a lightweight...

GD wins US Navy common missile compartment contract
24 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded two contract modifications to General Dynamics (GD) to continue development of the common missile compartment and to support nuclear submarine repair work. Under the...

Russian Navy to receive ten Yasen Class submarines
24 August 2011 The Russian Navy will receive ten nuclear Yasen Class submarines over the next nine years under the state arms programme. The 119m submarine can be equipped with supersonic high-speed...

VNN receives second Gepard Class frigate
24 August 2011 The Republic of Vietnam Navy (VNN) has received a second Gepard Class frigate from Russia amidst brewing tensions in the South China Sea region. Intended as a successor to the earlier...

US Navy selects iRobot robotic systems
24 August 2011 iRobot has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to supply transportable robotic systems. Under the $21m order, the company will provide the navy with more than 100 man-transportable...

US Navy trials new wave energy device
23 August 2011 The US Navy has deployed an autonomous wave energy device for sea trials under the its littoral expeditionary autonomous PowerBuoy (LEAP) programme. Designed and manufactured by Ocean...

Russian Navy to conduct next Bulava test launch next month
23 August 2011 Russia will conduct the next test of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic early next month, according to a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman. The spokesman said that a salvo launch...

Indian Navy commissions second stealth frigate
23 August 2011 The Indian Navy has commissioned the INS Satpura, the 140th warship of the navy. The Shivalik Class frigate is the second of three Project 17 stealth frigates being constructed by Mazagon...

First RAN air warfare destroyer moves ahead
23 August 2011 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first air warfare destroyer (AWD), the HMAS Hobart, has moved ahead following the delivery of the first keel block, which will be used to build the destroyer. ...

US Navy begins work on fifth LCS
22 August 2011 The US Navy has begun the construction of the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) following completion of production readiness review. The programme...

US ONR flight tests multi-user tracking capability
22 August 2011 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has successfully flight tested an autonomous multisensor motion-tracking and interrogation system. ONR programme manager, Dr Michael Duncan, said that...

Indian Navy to receive additional jet trainer aircraft
22 August 2011 The Indian Navy is to receive 17 Hawk AJT aircraft from state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL). The aircraft from part of a 2010 contract signed by the Indian Government with HAL for...

US Navy to equip Fire Scout UAV with missiles
22 August 2011 The US Navy is considering equipping its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with air-to-surface missiles. According to the Navy Times, the drone will carry either Raytheon's...

RSN receives first upgraded Archer Class submarine
19 August 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has received the first Archer Class submarine, RSS Archer, from Sweden following a thorough retrofit. Acquired by Singapore in 2005, the RSS Archer...

Northrop Fire Scout completes US Naval at-sea deployment
19 August 2011 Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully completed at-sea deployment for the US Navy. During the second at-sea deployment, two Fire...

Australian Navy to decommission amphibious ship
19 August 2011 The Australian Navy is to decommission its amphibious ship, HMAS Kanimbla, the ministers for defence and defence materiel have confirmed. The move has come after the assessment of...

Elbit to supply electro-optical payloads to undisclosed Asian countries
19 August 2011 Elbit Systems will supply dozens of observation systems to several Asian customers for maritime patrol aircraft, vessels and observation towers. Under the contracts, worth $20m, the...

SAIC to Provide Systems Integration Services to US Marines
18 August 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide systems integration services to Marine Corps System Command's (MCSC) information systems and infrastructure product group (PG10)....

Indian Navy to Receive Russian Nuclear Submarine
18 August 2011 The Indian Navy will receive a Russian Schucka-B Class nuclear attack submarine, the K-152 Nerpa, by the end of August, after the completion of trials. The officials of Amur Shipyard,...

RE2 to Develop Robotic Technologies for US Navy
18 August 2011 The US Department of Defence has contracted RE2 to develop multiple technology equipment for the first increment of the advanced explosive ordnance disposal robotic system (AEODRS)...

South Korea Develops Supersonic Cruise Missile
18 August 2011 The Republic of Korea is developing a supersonic cruise missile to defend the country against threats from the navies of neighbouring countries. The government source said, "Think tanks...

China to Deploy First Aircraft Carrier to South China Sea
17 August 2011 China is planning to deploy its first aircraft carrier, the Varyag, to the South China Sea by August 2012. According to People's Daily Online, the aircraft carrier will be under the...

US Navy Tests Raytheon Minehunting Sonar
17 August 2011 The US Navy has successfully completed the launch and recovery of the remote multimission vehicle (RMMV) carrying the Raytheon-developed AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar. The testing marks...

SAF and US Navy Begin CARAT Exercise
17 August 2011 The Singaporean Armed Forces (SAF) and the US Navy have begun the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 exercise. The CARAT 2011 exercise will, for the first time, witness...

Indian Navy Soon to Receive Remaining MiG-29K Fighters
17 August 2011 The Indian Navy will receive the remaining five MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters from MiG RAC by the end of this year, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov has said. "We will fulfil the 2004 contract...

ManTech to Provide Logistics Support Services for US Navy
16 August 2011 ManTech International (MANT) has been awarded a prime contract to provide continuing logistics, analytical and programme support services for the US Navy. The $6.8m fixed price,...

Taiwan Showcases Cruise Missile
16 August 2011 Taiwan has showcased a model of its new Hsiung Feng III supersonic cruise missile after China carried out the maiden voyage of its lone aircraft carrier. The 'carrier killer' supersonic...

US Navy Approves GD CNI Flight System
16 August 2011 The US Navy has approved the General Dynamics common network interface (CNI) Flight 0+ system for use on the IT for the 21st century (IT-21) network by Network Warfare Command. The CNI,...

Royal Navy Frigate Excels during Gulf Exercise
16 August 2011 A Type 23 frigate of the UK Royal Navy, HMS St Albans, has played a key role in the week-long 'Stakenet' exercise in the Gulf. The Portsmouth-based frigate participated in the exercise...

Bruker Awarded US Navy Contract
15 August 2011 Bruker has received a contract to provide improved point detection system - lifecycle replacement (IPDS-LR) systems to the US Navy. Under the contract, Bruker will provide 40 systems through...

HII to Provide Material for US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier
15 August 2011 Huntington Ingalls (HII) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy for continuation of long lead time material procurement for construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, John F....

Australian Navy Soon to Induct New Surveillance System
15 August 2011 Royal Australian Navy warships will soon be installed with a new innovative cost-effective dedicated sensor, the short range helicopter control radar (SRHCR), for the landing of helicopters. ...

Northstar to Support Canadian Frigate Upgrade Programme
15 August 2011 Northstar Network has been awarded an additional contract from L-3 MAPPS to support the Canadian Halifax Class, Frigate Upgrade Programme. Under the new contract, which is part of...

BAE to Upgrade Mk45 Mod 2 Gun Mount for US Navy
12 August 2011 BAE Systems Land & Armaments has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order to upgrade two mk45 mod 2 gun mounts for the US Navy. Under the $15.6m contract modification, the company...

Raytheon to Provide GPS NTS for US Navy
12 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the global positioning system-based positioning, navigation and timing service (GPS-NTS) programme for its surface and subsurface...

Orbit Receives Order from Undisclosed Asian Navy
12 August 2011 Orbit Communication Systems has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed Asian Navy for multiple OrBand (AL-7107) maritime C-Band VSAT systems. Orbit Satellite Communications president...

HMS Bulwark Undergoes Operational Sea Training
12 August 2011 The UK Royal Navy amphibious assault warship, HMS Bulwark, is undergoing a two-month basic operational sea training following an 11-month £30m refit. The operational sea training is...

UK Warships Ill-Equipped for Arctic Warfare
11 August 2011 The UK Royal Navy's warships are unprepared to fulfil operations within the Arctic Circle, according to a report drawn up by the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office. The Telegraph...

US Navy Completes First Free-Flight Test of JSOW C-1
11 August 2011 The US Navy has completed the first free-flight test of Raytheon's joint stand-off weapon (JSOW) C-1, the first networked air-launched, anti-ship weapon in the US armoury. During the...

Federal Cartridge to Provide Frangible Ammunition to US Navy
11 August 2011 Federal Cartridge has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center for AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition. The...

Lockheed to Support Tomahawk Weapons Control System
11 August 2011 The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to continue maintenance of the tactical Tomahawk weapons control system (TTWCS). The contracts follows...

Japan's Kawasaki Maritime Aircraft Develops Cracks During Testing
10 August 2011 Japan's developmental XP-1 maritime patrol aircraft has developed rips and tears during ground testing. Flight Global quoted the Japanese Defence Ministry as saying, "The tears and rips were...

Bell-Boeing to Upgrade CV-22 Training Devices
10 August 2011 The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office for the upgrade of the CV-22 Osprey Training Devices. Under the $34.1m delivery order, the...

US Navy Deactivates Carrier Strike Group 7
10 August 2011 The US Navy has recently deactivated one of its aircraft carrier strike groups, CSG-7, leaving the navy with nine operational CSGs. The navy will reassign CSG-9 from the USS Abraham Lincoln to...

Thai Navy to Receive MH-60S Helicopters
10 August 2011 The Royal Thai Navy is set to receive two MH-60S Sierra Seahawk helicopters from Sikorsky, marking the first delivery of the helicopter to an international customer. The multimission...

US Navy Awards E-2D Hawkeye Contract to Northrop
09 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded a $795m contract to Northrop Grumman for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Programme. Under a sole source, firm-fixed price $761 million contract, the company will...

Canadian Navy to Participate in Arctic Training Mission
09 August 2011 The Canadian Navy is participating in the annual Arctic training mission, also known as Operation Nanook. The frigate HMCS St. John's and coastal defence vessels HMCS Moncton and...

GD Receives DDG Material Procurement and Support Contract
09 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) subsidiary Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $110.8m modification contract for long-lead construction and engineering, production and support services. Under the...

USMC Receives First GE38 Engine for CH-53K Program
09 August 2011 GE has delivered the first GE38 engine for the US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53K ground test vehicle after undergoing two years of testing and demonstrations. The new turboshaft / turboprop...

IDF Considers Arrow Missile Defence Installation on New Warships
08 August 2011 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) is likely to deploy Arrow missile defence systems on future missile ship purchases. The purchase of two new surface vessels, estimated to cost over $500m, under...

Construction Begins on Sixth US Navy LCS
08 August 2011 Construction on the US Navy's sixth littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6), has begun at Austal's modular manufacturing facility in Alabama, US. LCS programme executive officer...

Russia and South Korea to Conduct Naval Drills
08 August 2011 The Russian and South Korean Navies will conduct joint military exercises this week in Peter the Great Bay, located in south-eastern Russia. Interfax news agency reported a regional border...

ASV Awarded UK MoD Contract
08 August 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to ASV for remote controlled naval surface target systems and associated capabilities. Under the contract, the company will supply,...

GD Selects Converteam for US Navy MLP Programme
05 August 2011 Converteam has been selected by General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO to provide integrated power systems (IPS) to the US Navy. Under the contract, Converteam will also provide an efficient and...

Russia Begins Production of MiG Aircraft for Indian Navy
05 August 2011 Russia has begun production of a new batch of MiG-29K / KUB Fulcrum-D carrier fighters for the Indian Navy, a MiG aircraft corporation spokesman has said. The Indian Navy awarded a $1.5bn...

Exercise Trident Warrior 2011 Concludes
05 August 2011 The US Navy has concluded Exercise Trident Warrior 2011 (TW 11) aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) off the coast of Virginia, US. During the exercise, 70 planned experiments involving testing...

South African Navy Orders Gun Mounts
05 August 2011 The South African Navy has placed orders with Oto Melara for the procurement of additional 76/62mm Super Rapid medium-calibre automatic gun mounting spares. The 76/62mm Oto Melera cannon is...

Malaysian MoD Receives Additional Allocation for Scorpene Submarines
04 August 2011 The Malaysian Defence Ministry (Mindef) has received RM493.3m ($167m) as additional allocation to maintain two of its Scorpene Class submarines, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid...

JMSDF Receives New TH-135 Helicopters
04 August 2011 The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) has received two TH-135 (EC135) training helicopters from Becker Avionics. The aircraft fitted with the Becker digital audio system (DVCS6100) will...

GD to Supply LAV to USMC
04 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems has been awarded a contract to produce 33 light armoured vehicles (LAV-A2) in various configurations for the US Marine Corps (USMC). The LAV-A2 is used by...

Sensor Technology to Provide Radiation Monitors for US Navy
04 August 2011 The US Naval Surface Warfare Center is to award a firm-fixed-price commercial contract to Sensor Technology Engineering for the procurement of linear radiation monitors (LRM) and handheld...

Raytheon to Continue to Support Phalanx System
03 August 2011 The US Naval Sea Systems Command will award a contract modification to Raytheon for engineering and technical services in support of the mk15 Phalanx close-in-weapon system (CIWS). The...

Russian Navy to Receive New Diesel Submarines
03 August 2011 The Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet will receive six Kilo Class diesel-electric submarines in the next few years, navy commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky has said. Vysotsky earlier confirmed...

HII to Continue Engineering Services for US Navy Aircraft Carrier
03 August 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to continue providing engineering services related with construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft...

Argon Awarded US Navy SSEE Contract
03 August 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Argon ST for the production and delivery of ship's signal exploitation equipment (SSEE) increment F systems. The $35m contract option is for the first lot...

US Navy Tests DDG 1000 IPS
02 August 2011 The US Navy has conducted live tests of the DDG 1000 integrated power system (IPS) at Naval Surface Warfare Center - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES). The IPS has been designed...

Russia to Receive Eight Graney Submarines by 2020
02 August 2011 Russia will receive and commission at least eight Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarines by 2020, Russian Navy chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky has said. The nuclear submarines are...

Gowind OPV Begins First Sea Trials
02 August 2011 The first French Gowind Class offshore patrol boat, L'Adroit, has begun first sea trials to validate sea keeping and other nautical qualities of the vessel. During the sea trials, the...

Intevac Receives US NAVAIR Contract
02 August 2011 Intevac Photonics has received an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the US Navy Naval Air Warfare Center to provide digital night vision sensors. The 4MP digital night...

Malaysian Navy Test Fires Missiles
01 August 2011 The Royal Malaysian Navy has test-fired two missiles, an Exocet MM40 and a Sea Skua, off Sabah waters, Malaysia. The missiles were fired by navy vessel KD Lekir and a Super Lynx...

ATK to Develop JATAS for US Navy and USMC Aircraft
01 August 2011 Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and BAE Systems have been awarded a contract by the US Navy for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the joint and allied threat awareness...

Russia Opposed to Sea-Based Missile Deployment in Black Sea
01 August 2011 Russia has expressed opposition towards the deployment of sea-based missiles and radars in Turkey's Black Sea region, Russian envoy to Nato Dmitry Rogozin has said. "The Black Sea has always...

GD to Upgrade USMC RG-31 MRAP
01 August 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command to upgrade the RG-31 Mk5E mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. Under...

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Netherlands Navy Orders New Ship Simulator
29 July 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy has placed orders for a new ship simulator that enables crews to maintain their skills in a more cost-effective manner. The Defence Materiel Organisation and...

China to Use Aircraft Carrier for Research and Training
29 July 2011 China's first refurbished aircraft carrier will be used only for research and training, according to a defence ministry spokesman, Geng Yansheng. "Building an aircraft carrier is...

Orbital 25th Coyote SSST Missile Launched for US Navy
29 July 2011 Orbital Sciences has launched the 25th Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicle for the US Navy in support of the navy's ongoing ship self-defence exercises in Hawaii, US. ...

US Navy and GD Reach Agreement on Zumwalt Destroyer Deal
29 July 2011 The US Navy and General Dynamics (GD)-Bath Iron Works (BIW) have reached an agreement to build the second and third DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, navy acquisition official Sean Stackley said....

Cubic to Replace USMC MILES System
28 July 2011 The US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command will award a firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery contract to Cubic Defense Applications to incrementally replace the Marine Corps's multiple...

HMS Sutherland Retasked to Support Libya Operations
28 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy Type 23 Duke Class frigate, HMS Sutherland, has been retasked to Nato to support Operation Unified Protector in Libya. HMS Sutherland, temporarily detached from the...

Australia Receives Air Warfare Destroyer Gun Mounts
28 July 2011 Australia has received the three main gun mounts as part of the $8bn air warfare destroyer project, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare has confirmed. "The guns will be able to hit targets...

SAIC to Deliver C2 Services to US Navy
28 July 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic) to help procure and deliver command...

GD Nassco to Modernise US Navy LSD
27 July 2011 The US Navy has awarded a modified contract to General Dynamics (GD) Nassco to support an extensive renovation and modernisation of landing ship dock (LSD 49) USS Harpers Ferry. The...

Australia Seeks US Help to Build Conventional Submarines
27 July 2011 The Australian Government has plans to seek help from the US to build 12 conventional submarines, according to Defence Minister Stephen Smith. The building of the so-called 'Future...

BAE Systems to Upgrade US Marine Corps MRAP Vehicles
27 July 2011 The US Marine Corps has awarded multiple delivery orders to BAE Systems to provide upgrades on deployed RG-33 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. Under the...

VolkerStevin to Provide Ammunition Loading Facility for Royal Navy Frigates
27 July 2011 The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract to VolkerStevin Marine to build a specialist marine facility in Portsmouth for loading ammunition onto Royal Navy Type...

Naval-technology.com Launches Major Defence Survey
27 July 2011 Naval-technology.com is launching a major global defence industry survey, and we'd like to hear your opinions on the most important sustainability issues for 2011-2012. Upon completion,...

ONR Delivers Power Management Kit to US Navy EOD Teams
26 July 2011 The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has delivered a lightweight power system to the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2. The power management kit...

Indonesian Navy May Import Korean Submarines
26 July 2011 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) may be selected for the $1.08bn Indonesian submarine project. Upon selection, the Korean shipbuilder will sell three 1,200t 209 Class...

Royal Navy Apache Exercises Abroad Newly Refitted HMS Illustrious
26 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy Apache helicopter fleet conducted manoeuvres aboard the HMS Illustrious for the first time after an 18-month, £40m overhaul of the aircraft carrier. The Invincible Class...

Exercise Scimitar Exocet Concludes
26 July 2011 Exercise Scimitar Exocet, a multinational maritime security exercise, has been concluded in the Bab El Mandeb Strait in the Middle East. The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Toowoomba participated...

Iran to Equip Logistic Vessels with Long-Range Missiles
25 July 2011 The Iranian Navy's support and combat service units will be fitted with long-range surface-to-surface missiles, a senior Iranian naval commander has said. Fars News Agency has quoted Rear...

US Navy Tests LCS Minesweeping System
25 July 2011 The US Navy has successful completed shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype unmanned influence sweep system (UISS) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Florida, US. ...

Bangladeshi Navy Purchases Do 228NG Aircraft
25 July 2011 The Bangladeshi Navy has purchased two modern Do 228NG (new generation) turboprop aircraft from Ruag Aviation for carrying out maritime air patrol and rescue missions. The two fixed-wing Do...

Boeing F/A-18E/F IRST System Moves Ahead
25 July 2011 The US Navy has awarded a Milestone B acquisition decision memorandum to Boeing's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) programme to move to the next development phase. ...

HMS Argyll Ready for Future Deployment
22 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy's HMS Argyll is fully prepared to take up any future deployment after undergoing a £20m year-long revamp. The makeover of the Type 23 frigate includes the Seawolf air...

Kollmorgen Awarded Mk20 Electro-Optical Sensor System Contract
22 July 2011 Kollmorgen has been awarded a not-to-exceed undefinitised contract action for the fiscal 2011 mk20 mod 0 electro-optical sensor system units for the US Navy and Australia under the foreign...

Pakistani Navy Inducts PNS Alamgir
22 July 2011 The Pakistani Navy has formally inducted a guided missile frigate, PNS Alamgir, into service at the Karachi Naval Dockyard. PNS Alamgir, commissioned on 31 August 2010, is the former USS...

First Spanish Navy BAM Ship Concludes Sea Trials
22 July 2011 The Spanish Navy first Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) amphibious action ship, Meteoro, has successfully completed sea trials. During the final trials, the ship's navigation and...

Construction Begins on First Brazilian Scorpene Submarine
21 July 2011 Construction work on the first S-BR Scorpene Class submarine for the Brazilian Navy has begun at a plant near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil and France signed a $4.25bn contract in 2008 for...

China Launches Amphibious Warship
21 July 2011 The Chinese Navy has officially launched its largest amphibious dock landing warship, Jinggangshan, in Shanghai, according to media reports. The 210m-long warship has a water displacement...

Navistar to Produce MRAP Recovery Vehicles for USMC
21 July 2011 Navistar Defence has received a second delivery order from the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command for 140 International MaxxPro recovery vehicles with rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) nets. ...

Lockheed Team Demonstrates First US Navy JTRS Network
21 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has performed the first successful demonstration of the joint tactical radio system (JTRS) network for the US Navy at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific...

First Italian FREMM Frigate Launched
20 July 2011 The Italian Navy's first FREMM multimission European frigate, Carlo Bergamini, has been launched at the Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard. The 139m-long Carlo Bergamini has a full load...

Lockheed to Support US Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission
20 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to continue its operations and maintenance support to five US Navy ocean surveillance ships. The one-year $85m contract includes...

Russian Navy to Receive New Ship-Based Defence System
20 July 2011 The Russian Navy is to receive a new ship-based gun / missile air defence system, known as Pantsyr-M. The system, being developed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau, is based on the...

Northrop to Support US Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration
20 July 2011 US Naval Air Systems Command is to award a contract to Northrop Grumman Systems to support the US Navy Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration. The $24.94m contract is a modification to...

Indian Navy Likely to Induct Anti-Submarine Ships
19 July 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to induct indigenously built shallow water anti-submarine craft to defend and destroy underwater threats and has issued a request for information (RFI), Indian...

US Navy to Christen Next Freedom Class LCS
19 July 2011 The US Navy will christen the next Freedom Class littoral combat ship (LCS) as the USS Little Rock (LCS 9), navy secretary Ray Mabus has said. The 378ft-long Little Rock, with a...

DRS Delivers First OBVP HMMWV to USMC
19 July 2011 DRS Technologies Test and Energy Management has delivered the first next generation on-board vehicle power (OBVP) equipped HMMWVs to the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command Programme Manager...

GD and DRDC Complete Torpedo Defence Demonstration
19 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic) have completed a torpedo defence enhancement demonstration. The successful multisensor...

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded US Navy Contract
18 July 2011 The US Navy has awarded a $98m cost plus fixed fee advance procurement contract modification to Huntington Ingalls Industries for long-lead materials for LPD 27. The contract also includes...

Chinese UAV Programme Moves Forward
18 July 2011 China's Silver Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has performed its first test flight and carried out a series of communications relay tests in the Binhai area of northeastern China. The UAV...

General Atomics to Modify US Navy E-6B Mercury Fleet
18 July 2011 General Atomics Systems Integration has been awarded a firm fixed-price requirements contract by the US Navy to modify the E-6B Mercury fleet. Under thae contract, the company will provide...

Indian Navy Commissions Indigenous Fast Attack Craft
18 July 2011 The Indian Navy has commissioned an indigenously built fast attack craft at its eastern naval command base in Visakhapatnam. The INS Koswari has been designed to operate in shallow waters...

USMC Demonstrates Northrop HART System
15 July 2011 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully demonstrated Northrop Grumman's heterogeneous airborne reconnaissance team (HART) system during live-fire targeting exercises. Using the system for...

Thales Settles Frigate Deal Dispute with Taiwan
15 July 2011 The Taiwan Ministry of National Defence (MND) has received $875m from Thales as part of a court-ordered fine payment settlement over a long-running Lafayette frigate deal between the company...

AME Awarded US Navy Contract for JITCS
15 July 2011 The AME Unmanned Air Systems (AME UAS) team has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Navy for the joint interoperable target control system (JITCS). The contract has a three-year period...

DCNS to Integrate Combat System on French Mistral / BPC Vessel
15 July 2011 The French Navy's third Mistral / BPC-type force projection and command vessel, BPC Dixmude, is to undergo combat system integration over the next six months in Toulon, France. DCNS will...

GD to Support Common Missile Compartment Work
14 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy in support of the common missile compartment for the next-generation ballistic missile submarines for...

Boeing EA-18G Growlers Complete First Combat Operation
14 July 2011 Boeing EA-18G Growlers have successfully completed an eight-month deployment that included combat operations in the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and US Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas...

Construction Begins on Pakistani Missile Boat
14 July 2011 Construction of the Fast Attack Missile Craft (FACM) for the Pakistani Navy has begun in Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW), with cooperation from China. The China Shipbuilding...

China Tests New Long-Range Ballistic Missile
14 July 2011 China is currently conducting experimental testing on its new long-range ballistic missile, Dongfeng-21D, People's Liberation Army (PLA) chief of general staff Chen Bingde has said. "The...

Teledyne to Manufacture Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
13 July 2011 Teledyne Brown Engineering has received approval from the US Navy for full-rate production (FRP) phase on the littoral battlespace sensing-glider (LBS-G) programme. Under the $53.1m contract,...

BAE to Provide Gunner Protection Systems for USMC
13 July 2011 BAE Systems has received a delivery order to provide 519 marine corps gunner protection systems (MGPS) for the medium tactical vehicle replacement and the high-mobility multiwheel vehicle...

Upgraded HMS Trenchant Returns to Fleet
13 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy (RN) Trafalgar Class nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine (SSN), HMS Trenchant, has returned to the operational fleet after undergoing a major refit programme. The...

Boeing to Provide Combat Radios for US Navy
13 July 2011 Boeing has been awarded a firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of 964 combat survivor evader locator system handheld radio sets. The order was awarded through the General...

HMS Victory Undergoes Ten-Year Revamp
12 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, will be 'dismasted' for the first time as part of a ten-year comprehensive overhaul project. The first task will be dismantling...

Indian Navy to Acquire New Radar Systems
12 July 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to acquire new modern radar systems to carry out shipborne fighter jet operations from its two new aircraft carriers, which will be inducted in the next few years. ...

Terma BMD-Flex Participates in MDA Live Fire Test
12 July 2011 Terma's BMD-Flex has participated in a successful 'live fire' test conducted by the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) from the US Navy's Space and Air Warfare Systems Center (SSC). During the...

Kongsberg Awarded Command and Weapons Control Systems Extension Contract
12 July 2011 Kongsberg has signed a contract with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for extensions to the command and weapons control systems (MSI-90U mk2) for Italian submarines. The extensions...

Russia to Rent Ukraine Naval Pilot Training Facilities
11 July 2011 Russia is planning to permanently rent Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula facilities for naval pilot training, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "I have signed a request to the...

CAE to Develop MH-60R Helicopter Simulator for US Navy
11 July 2011 CAE has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to develop two additional MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) as part of previously awarded contract options. The two TOFTs will...

Northrop STSS Satellites Demonstrate Remote Cueing Capabilities
11 July 2011 Northrop Grumman's Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites have successfully demonstrated remote cueing capabilities during a sea-based missile defence test. ...

UK Navy Decommissions Last Type 22 Frigate HMS Cornwall
11 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned the last of the Type 22 frigates, HMS Cornwall, at Devonport Naval Base, UK. The ship, known as the Fighting 99, has served for 23 years and...

Iran Tests Radar-Evading Missiles
08 July 2011 Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has successfully tested three advanced radar-evading missiles, which hit mobile naval targets in international waters, IRGC spokesman colonel...

GD to Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies
08 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a modification contract from the US Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Under the...

US Navy and Northrop Test Systems to Operate X-47B UAV
08 July 2011 The US Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully completed testing of the ship-based X-47B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) software and systems to allow future operation from an aircraft carrier. ...

DCNS Delivers Third Skjold FPB to Norwegian Navy
08 July 2011 DCNS has delivered the third Skjold Class fast patrol boat (FPB), P963-Steil, to the Royal Norwegian Navy. The delivery is part of a six-boat Skjold programme led by a consortium consisting...

French DGA Orders Third Nuclear Submarine
07 July 2011 The French Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (DGA) has placed an order with DCNS for a third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) for the French Navy. ...

Turkish Submarine Deal Takes Effect
07 July 2011 The deal between the Turkish arms procurement agency and Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the joint manufacture of six submarines has formally taken effect. The German group stated,...

Lockheed Awarded US Navy Engineering Services Contract
07 July 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to provide engineering services for DDG 51 Class and CG 47 Class Aegis combat systems. The...

Taiwan Develops Naval Stealth Technology
07 July 2011 Taiwan has, for the first time, developed a radar-absorbent material in a breakthrough in stealth technology. The technology was demonstrated by painting a naval 50t Seagull Class missile...

Iran to Test New Supersonic Missiles
06 July 2011 Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) is planning to test new supersonic surface-to-sea missiles as part of the current Great Prophet 6 missile drills in the Persian Gulf. IRGC...

Vietnam to Receive Russian Submarines in 2014
06 July 2011 Russia will begin delivering Kilo Class diesel submarines to Vietnam in 2014, Rosoboronexport representative Oleg Azizov has said. The Kilo Class submarines, nicknamed 'Black Holes', are...

Raytheon to Produce Mk44 RAM
06 July 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a contract modification for the production of 90 block 1 mk44 mod 2 rolling airframe missile (RAM) guided-missile round pack all-up-rounds and 40 ordnance alteration...

Indian Navy to Buy 80 Fast Interception Craft
06 July 2011 The Indian Navy has signed a contract with Sri Lanka-based SOLAS Marine for the procurement of 80 fast interception craft (FIC) as part of an exercise to strengthen its coastal security. ...

Russian Bulava Missile to Enter Serial Production
05 July 2011 The Russian Navy's submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), Bulava, will soon enter serial production, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. The missile was successfully tested from...

Austal to Construct Additional JHSV for US Navy
05 July 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Austal for the construction of the sixth and seventh joint high speed vessels (JHSV). The $313m construction contract is part of a previous contract...

GD NASSCO to Provide Long-Lead Materials for US Navy MLP Ship
05 July 2011 General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO has received a $60m contract from the US Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a third mobile landing platform (MLP) ship. The MLP will...

Fincantieri Delivers Upgraded Ships to Kenyan Navy
05 July 2011 Fincantieri has delivered two fast attack craft, Nyayo and Umoja, to the Kenyan Navy after completing mid-life refitting at Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The refits made were hull...

Russia to Build Corvettes for Algerian Navy
04 July 2011 Russia has signed a deal to build two new Tiger Class corvettes under Project 20382 for the Algerian Navy. The deal was signed by United Shipbuiding Corporation (USC) and Rosoboronexport at...

Thales Sonar Excels in Exercise Proud Manta 2011
04 July 2011 A Thales folding light acoustic system (FLASH) active dipping sonar system onboard a UK Royal Navy (RN) Merlin helicopter squadron has proven its capabilities in a multinational...

Kongsberg Demonstrates NSM Land-Target Strike Capability
04 July 2011 Kongsberg has conducted the first ever live-fire with the naval strike missile (NSM) to test the missile's precision strike capability against land targets. The missile was launched from...

HMS Gloucester Decommissioned
04 July 2011 The UK Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer, HMS Gloucester, has been decommissioned in Portsmouth, UK. The destroyer, launched in 1982, has put in over 25 years of service and is known for the...

Russian Submarine Test Fires Bulava Missile
01 July 2011 The Russian Navy's first fourth-generation strategic nuclear-powered submarine has successfully launched the Bulava ballistic missile in the White Sea, Russia, Defence Ministry spokesman...

US Navy IRST System Moves Ahead
01 July 2011 The US Navy infrared search and track (IRST) system has satisfied all requirements for Milestone B and will enter the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the program. The...

ABG Shipyard to Build Training Ships for Indian Navy
01 July 2011 The Indian Navy has awarded a Rs9.7bn ($213.58m) order to ABG Shipyard for the construction of two cadet training ships. The 100m-long ship, with a cruising speed of 29kt, will be designed...

Oman Navy Christens New Corvette
01 July 2011 The last of three corvettes ordered by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has been formally christened Al Rasikh in a launching ceremony held at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK. The new corvette,...

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BAE to Support UK Navy Type 45 Sampson Radars
30 June 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by MBDA to support Sampson multifunction radars (MFR) on board the fleet of six UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers. The £46m support contract will cover...

L-3 Awarded US Navy P-3 SMIP Contract
30 June 2011 L-3 Communications Platform Integration division has been awarded a contract to perform aircraft sustainment, modification and installation (SMIP) for the US Navy fleet of P-3, EP-3 and...

Taiwanese Supersonic Missile Test Unsuccessful
30 June 2011 Taiwan's new indigenous supersonic anti-ship missile, the Hsiung Feng (Brave Wind) III, has failed to hit its target during a routine naval drill. The Defence Ministry confirmed that the...

South Korean Navy to Dispatch Special Forces to UAE
30 June 2011 The South Korean Navy will dispatch ten troops of its elite underwater demolition team (UDT) to help United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces mid next month, the defence ministry said. The dispatch...

India Seeks Mk54 Lightweight Torpedoes from US
29 June 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential foreign military sale of 32 mk54 all-up-round lightweight torpedoes to India. Under the estimated $86m sale,...

Boeing Awarded US Navy UCLASS Study Contract
29 June 2011 Boeing has received an eight-month study contract from the US Navy unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) programme. Under the contract, the company will...

UK Navy Commissions HMS Protector
29 June 2011 The UK Royal Navy has formally commissioned its new ice patrol ship, HMS Protector, into the fleet on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. The 5,000t ship, leased...

DGA Delivers First Upgraded Panther Helicopter
29 June 2011 France's direction générale de l'armement (DGA) has delivered the first upgraded Panther helicopter to the French Navy. The Panther helicopter has been upgraded to the new 'standard...

Lockheed to Support US Navy DDG 51 Class Combat System
28 June 2011 Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors has been awarded a modification contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to provide services for its USS Arleigh Burke DDG 51 Class destroyer. ...

UK Navy Decommissions HMS Cumberland
28 June 2011 The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned its Type 42 frigate, HMS Cumberland, following service of more than 25 years. The frigate was launched in 1986 before being commissioned on 10 June 1989,...

UK Royal Navy and Saudi Arabia Participate in Red Alligator Exercise
28 June 2011 The UK Royal Navy's Cougar 11 task group and Saudi Arabia are participating in an eight-day exercise, Red Alligator, near the Arabian Peninsula. The task group includes HMS Albion, the...

Marshall Bids for UK Maritime Patrol Aircraft
28 June 2011 Marshall Aerospace is bidding for the UK Royal Navy requirement for a maritime surveillance aircraft to conduct anti-submarine, anti-ship, and search and rescue missions. The company has...

Russia to Test Bulava Missile
27 June 2011 The Russian Navy will test launch a Bulava missile on 28 June, according to a Russian Defense Ministry source. "The decision to hold a test launch of the Bulava (SS-NX-30)...

Chemring to Provide Anti-Personnel Breaching Systems to US Marine Corps
27 June 2011 Chemring Ordnance has been awarded a contract to manufacture the MK7 MOD 2 Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) for the US Marine Corps. The contract has a performance period...

Italian Navy Receives First NH90 NFH Helicopter
27 June 2011 The Italian Navy has received its first NH90 NFH helicopter from AgustaWestland, which will increase its operational capability and mission effectiveness. The NH90 NFH will perform a variety...

BAE Awarded US Navy Modification Propulsor Contract
27 June 2011 BAE Systems has received a contract modification from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to produce two additional units of the Virginia class submarine propulsor. The $26.6m...

Babcock to Test Phalanx 1B CIWS on HMS Daring
24 June 2011 Babcock is to set the first Phalanx 1B close-in weapons system (CIWS) to work following a successful installation on the UK Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer, HMS Daring. The Phalanx 1B...

BAE to Manufacture Mk41 VLS for US Navy
24 June 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to manufacture mk41 vertical launching system (VLS) mechanical components and assemblies for the US Navy. Under the $55m contract, the mk41 VLS will...

US Navy Orders Rockwell Fifth-Generation ARC-210 Radios
24 June 2011 The US Navy has placed orders with Rockwell Collins to equip its aircraft with ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radios to provide networking and interoperability solutions to warfighters. The ARC-210 Gen5,...

Upgraded HMS Illustrious Undergoes Sea Trials
24 June 2011 UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious is undergoing sea trials after having completed a 16-month, £40m maintenance and upgrade programme. The ship has already completed one week...

Australia Issues Tender for Anzac Frigate Maintenance Contract
23 June 2011 The Australian Government has issued a tender for a five-year contract for the repair and maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy's eight Anzac Class frigates, Defence Materiel Minister...

DCNS to Deploy Camcopter UAS onto New Patrol Vessel
23 June 2011 Schiebel has partnered with French Shipbuilder, DCNS to deploy its in-production Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) onboard a new Gowind Class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), L Adroit. ...

France Conducts First Underwater Future Missile Launch
23 June 2011 The French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), has conducted the first underwater firing of the future naval cruise missile (MdCN) at the Essais de missiles test range, Ile du...

Lockheed to Upgrade US Navy Submarines
23 June 2011 Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Navy for a $758m indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract to provide submarine combat and sonar systems upgrade. Under the contract,...

Babcock to Deliver WHLS for UK Submarine
22 June 2011 Babcock has received a contract to deliver its weapon handling and launch system (WHLS) for the UK Royal Navy fifth Astute Class nuclear powered attack submarine. The contract follows an...

Brazilian Navy to Acquire Additional S-70B Aircraft
22 June 2011 The Brazilian Navy has signed an agreement with the US at the Paris Air Show in France to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk maritime helicopters. The acquisition is through the...

US Navy Runs Seahawk Helicopter on Algal-Based Jet Fuel
22 June 2011 The US Navy has successfully demonstrated Solazyme's 100% algal-derived jet fuel, SolajetHRJ-5, in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight in a 50/50 blend with petroleum-derived jet fuel. ...

Russian Warship to Participate in FRUKUS 2011 Exercise
22 June 2011 The Russian Navy Northern Fleet destroyer, Admiral Chabanenko and rescue tug Shakhter will participate in the FRUKUS 2011 exercise, which are underway in the North Atlantic off the east coast...

Indian Navy Plans to Procure New Multirole Helicopters
21 June 2011 The Indian Navy has plans to procure new multirole helicopters to carry out anti-submarine warfare and to strengthen its fleet of helicopters. The navy has recently issued a request...

US Navy Discovers Corrosion on New Austal LCS
21 June 2011 The US Navy has discovered 'aggressive' corrosion in the first new littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Independence, built by Austal subsidiary Mobile and General Dynamics. Bloomberg reported the...

US Navy Completes Captive-Flight Tests on Raytheon JOSW C-1
21 June 2011 The US Navy has completed a series of captive-flight tests on Raytheon's joint stand-off weapon (JOSW) C-1, paving the way to conduct free-flight tests later this year. The test was conducted...

Russia and France Sign Mistral Deal
21 June 2011 Russia and France have finally signed a much-awaited deal to supply two Mistral warships to the Russian Navy at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The $1.7bn deal for the supply...

US Navy Contracts HII for DDG 113 Destroyer Construction
20 June 2011 The US Navy has contracted Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to construct the Arleigh Burke Class (DDG 51) destroyer DDG 113. The guided missile destroyer will be constructed with...

Canadian Navy Issues Tender for Nuclear Decontamination Centre
20 June 2011 Canada has issued a tender to build a permanent nuclear decontamination centre at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in Shearwater, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. The...

Raytheon to Provide Logistics Support for US Navy NESP
20 June 2011 Raytheon has received a logistics contract from the US Navy to provide support for the communication terminals of the extremely high-frequency satellite programme (NESP). Under the $51.6m...

Australia to Purchase Naval Combat Helicopters From US
20 June 2011 The Australian Navy will acquire 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo naval combat helicopters, valued at over A$3bn (US$3.1bn) following approval from the government. Purchased through the foreign...

Royal Navy Destroyer to Reach UK Next Month
17 June 2011 UK Navy destroyer warship HMS York is approaching completion of a five-month deployment to the southern oceans. During the deployment, the Type 42 destroyer completed humanitarian...

US Navy Tests ARRGM Missile on Growler Aircraft for First Time
17 June 2011 The US Navy has successfully tested its advanced anti-radiation guided missile (AARGM) on board the EA-18G Growler aircraft for the first time. The AARGM missile, which will complement...

US Marines to Receive Additional Harris Tactical Radios
17 June 2011 Harris Corporation is to supply the US Marine Corps with additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios which will be used to broaden marines' wideband communication systems. ...

UK Navy Participates in Submarine Rescue Exercise
17 June 2011 UK Royal Navy personnel have participated in the Nato-led Bold Monarch, the world's largest submarine rescue exercise, in Spain. The ten-day exercise aimed to test the ability of allied teams...

Ascent Flight Receives Upgraded Trainer Aircraft for UK Navy
16 June 2011 Ascent Flight Training has received four converted Hawker-Beechcraft B350ER King Air special mission aircraft for the UK military flying training system (MFTS). Cobham Aviation Services...

QinetiQ Awarded USMC Task Order
16 June 2011 QinetiQ North America has been awarded a task order by the US Marine Corps to provide engineering and scientific support services to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) command and...

Turkey to Conduct Joint Exercises
16 June 2011 Turkey will conduct joint exercises with Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Jordan from 19 to 21 June in Muscat. Four Turkish warships, TCG YB Kudret...

ITT Awarded US Navy Night Vision System Contract
16 June 2011 ITT Corp has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center for AN/AVS-9, night vision image intensifier sets. ...

Lockheed to Provide MK41 VLS to US Navy
15 June 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to provide MK41 vertical launching systems (VLS) for its DDG 51 Class Aegis destroyers. Under the $80.2m firm-fixed-price contract,...

Indian Navy to Receive First Anti-Submarine Corvette in 2012
15 June 2011 The Indian Navy will receive its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, the INS Kamorta, in June 2012, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) shipyard chairman and managing...

Boeing to Deliver F/A-18E Aircraft to US Navy
15 June 2011 Boeing has been awarded a $408.7m contract for the full rate production and delivery of nine F/A-18E aircraft in agreement with the aircraft variation in quantity clause. The...

Multinational Minesweepers Train in BALTOPS 2011
15 June 2011 12 minesweeping vessels from five different Baltic nations have successfully completed a series of manoeuvres along with US Navy USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during the ongoing Baltic...

New Horizon Class Frigate Enters Service with French Navy
14 June 2011 A new Horizon Class frigate, named Chevalier Paul, has entered into service with the French Navy to provide air cover for task forces against aerial threats, including supersonic...

Navistar to Provide Dash Vehicles to USMC
14 June 2011 Navistar Defence has been awarded a $357.1m firm-fixed-priced delivery order by the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command for the procurement of 471 MaxxPro Dash vehicles. The MaxxPro Dash,...

US and Chilean Navies Participate in PASSEX Exercise
14 June 2011 The US and Chilean Navies have successfully completed a four-day passing exercise (PASSEX), aimed at promoting communications, interoperability and partnership between the two navies, as part...

US Navy Testbed Helicopter Demonstrates Tactical Networking Technology
14 June 2011 The US Navy's only maritime UH-1N testbed aircraft helicopter has successfully demonstrated prototyped airborne capability to link ground and airborne networks at the US Army Yuma Proving Ground...

Australia Left without a Single Seaworthy Submarine
13 June 2011 Despite Royal Australian Navy claims to the contrary, the country is currently without a single operational submarine to defend the nation, reports the Australian. The Australian Navy claims...

France to Pay Over Taiwan Frigate Deal
13 June 2011 The French Government will have to pay €460m ($591m) plus interest and legal fees to the Taiwanese Navy over wrongful payment of commissions in the six Horizon Class frigates deal signed...

Lockheed to Produce F-35 Aircraft for Netherlands
13 June 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a modification contract for the procurement of one low-rate initial production IV conventional take-off and landing F-35 aircraft for Netherlands. ...

Lockheed to Provide Vehicle-Mounted and Portable Sensor Systems to USMC
13 June 2011 Lockheed Martin has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the vehicle optic sensor systems II (VOSS II) and portable rapid deployment surveillance systems (PRDSS) and...

Bell Helicopter to Provide Long-Lead Material for USMC H-1 Upgrade
10 June 2011 Bell Helicopter has been awarded a modification contract for the purchase of lot 9 long-lead items in support of the H-1 upgrade programme for the US Marine Corps (USMC). The contract is...

China to Hold Drills in Western Pacific
10 June 2011 The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct naval training drills in the western Pacific in mid to late June 2011. Xinhua news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying,...

Indian Navy Commissions New Fast Attack Craft
10 June 2011 The Indian Navy has commissioned a new indigenous warship, INS Kabra, to its fleet to aid in anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea. INS Kabra, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and...

UK MHPC Trials Expected Next Year
10 June 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) mine countermeasures hydrographic patrol craft (MHPC) is expected to enter the assessment phase by next year, BAE Systems said. BAE future systems team leader...

HMS Trenchant Rejoins Operational Fleet
09 June 2011 The UK Royal Navy Trafalgar Class submarine, HMS Trenchant, has rejoined the operational fleet at HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, UK, after completing an extended upgrade. The...

North Korea Test Fires Short-Range Missile
09 June 2011 North Korea has test fired a short-range missile, the KN-06, off its west coast last week, according to South Korean media sources. The sources have reported that the missile, with a range...

Iranian Deploys Submarines in Red Sea for First Time
09 June 2011 The Iranian Navy has, for the first time, deployed its submarines in the Red Sea as part of a naval mission in high seas and oceans. The Fars News Agency reported that the submarines were...

Raytheon Conducts Phase II SSR for US Navy AMDR Programme
09 June 2011 Raytheon has conducted the Phase II system requirements review (SRR) of the US Navy air and missile defence radar (AMDR) programme. During the SRR, the company demonstrated how its mature...

Lockheed Delivers Third F-35 Carrier Variant
08 June 2011 Lockheed Martin has delivered its third F-35 Lightning II carrier variant aircraft, CF-3, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, US. The test pilot Dan 'Dog' Canin...

MBDA Qualifies New Naval Version of Marte MK2 Missile
08 June 2011 MBDA has qualified the new naval-configured Marte MK2 missile during a planned firing exercise conducted in Italy. The launch checked the new ammunition's canister behaviour and ensured that...

BAE Delivers 20,000th Warning Sensor to US Navy
08 June 2011 BAE Systems has delivered its 20,000th warning sensor for US Navy aircraft missile warning systems. The company has been providing sensor components for ATK's AN/AAR-47 missile warning...

HMS Illustrious to Begin Sea Trials
08 June 2011 The UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will soon begin seven weeks of sea trials following a successful 16-month refit programme. The refit includes the Defence...

Indonesian Navy Requires Ten Submarines
07 June 2011 The Indonesian Navy is in need of ten submarines to safeguard the nation's entire marine territory, navy equipment director first admiral Susilo has announced. "With ten submarines in our...

South Korean Navy Deploys Second Aegis Destroyer
07 June 2011 The South Korean Navy has deployed its second Aegis destroyer Yulgok Yi I into service after the successful completion of nine months of test trials. The 166m long, 7,600t KDX-III destroyer...

Saab to Upgrade Thai Navy Combat Management and Fire Control Systems
07 June 2011 The Royal Thai Navy has placed two orders with Saab for an upgrade to the combat management and fire control systems on two Naresuan class frigates. The contract involves replacing the...

Vietnam to Procure Six Russian Submarines
07 June 2011 Vietnam will procure six Russian-built Kilo-class attack submarines in a move to strengthen its capability to defend the country, according to Vietnam's defence minister general Phung Quang Thanh....

US Navy Contracts Huntington Ingalls for DDG 113 Long Lead Time Materials
06 June 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a contract modification by the US Naval Sea Systems Command for long lead time materials for DDG 113. The $25.3m contract is a modification to...

Reutech Awarded SAN Frigate Optical Radar Trackers Contract
06 June 2011 Reutech Radar Systems has been awarded a contract by the South African Navy (SAN) to research and develop a replacement optical radar tracker (ORT) for the four Valour-class frigates. ...

Mercury Computer to Support BAE ARTISAN 3D Naval Radar Program
06 June 2011 Mercury Computer Systems has been selected to deliver integrated Application Ready Subsystems (ARS) and system integration services in support of BAE Systems' Advanced Radar Target...

iRobot to Deliver Robots to US Navy
06 June 2011 iRobot has received an order from the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK 1 Mod 1 robots. Under the contract, the company will deliver 86 MTRS...

Vietnamese Navy to Receive Second Gepard-Class Frigate
03 June 2011 The Vietnamese Navy will soon receive its second Gepard 3.9-class frigate after it successfully completed a series of sea acceptance trials. The Gepard-class frigates have been designed...

Insitu to Support US Navy ScanEagle UAS
03 June 2011 Insitu Inc has been awarded a firm fixed-price contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command to provide deployment services and flight hours in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial...

US Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer
03 June 2011 The US Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, on 4 June 2011 at Pier 2, Alabama State Docks, US. William P. Lawrence, designated...

Cassidian to Develop Solutions to Protect Canadian Vessels Against Attacks
03 June 2011 Cassidian has been awarded a contract by Defence Research Development Canada to develop new technologies to help Canadian Navy ships to detect and counter laser-based threats in littoral waters. ...

Saab ANZAC Frigate Modernisation Achieves Milestones
02 June 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ANZAC frigate modernisation under the anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) programme, with Saab as one of the prime contractors, has achieved crucial milestones. ...

First Moroccan Navy Multimission Frigate Completes SAT
02 June 2011 The Royal Moroccan Navy's first multimission frigate has successfully completed sea acceptance trials (SATs) at the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. ...

Bold Monarch 2011 Begins
02 June 2011 Nato has begun a 12-day submarine rescue exercise, Bold Monarch 2011, near the Spanish port of Cartagena, the Russian Ministry of Defence has reported. Bold Monarch, which is held every...

Russia Delivers Five MiG-29K / KUB Naval Fighters to India
02 June 2011 Russia has delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K / KUB carrier-based fighters along with a flight training simulator and other technical equipment to the Indian Navy, Russian MiG Aircraft...

GD NASSCO to Construct MLP Ships for US Navy
01 June 2011 The General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD NASSCO) has received a $744m fixed-price incentive fee contract from the US Navy for two mobile landing platform (MLP) ships. ...

UK Navy Helicopters Participate in Saxon Warrior Exercise
01 June 2011 UK Royal Navy helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron have participated in a major maritime exercise, codenamed Saxon Warrior, off the west coast of Cornwall, England. The exercise also forms...

Construction Begins on New Russian Navy Corvette
01 June 2011 Construction of a new corvette for the Russian Navy has begun at the St Petersburg shipyard, Russia, shipyard spokesperson Svetlana Ermolayeva has said. "The new corvette will be quite...

Next US Navy Aircraft Carrier to be Named USS John F Kennedy
01 June 2011 The next US Navy Gerald R Ford Class aircraft carrier, designated CVN 79, will be named USS John F Kennedy, US Navy secretary Ray Mabus has said. The aircraft carrier is the second to be...

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Orbital to Provide Coyote Sea-Skimming Target Vehicles to US Navy
31 May 2011 Orbital Sciences Corporation has been awarded a production contract by the US Navy for seven Coyote supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles and related equipment. The $26.4m order is...

MBDA Aster Missiles Launched from Italian Navy Carrier
31 May 2011 Two MBDA Italian Aster surface-to-air anti-missiles (SAAM/IT) have been successfully launched from the Italian Navy's Conti di Cavour aircraft carrier to demonstrate the missile's...

Rolls-Royce to Provide In-Service Support to UK Navy Destroyers
31 May 2011 Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with BAE Systems to provide in-service support for the UK Royal Navy Type 45 Daring Class destroyers. The six-year £20m contract has options for extensions...

France and Russia Agree to Sign Warship Deal Next Month
31 May 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, have finally reached an agreement regarding the Mistral helicopter carrier contract, to be signed next month. ...

First Russian Fourth-Generation Submarine to Begin Final Sea Trials
27 May 2011 Russia's first fourth-generation strategic nuclear-powered submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruki, will soon begin final sea trials, Sevmash shipyard press secretary Anastasia Nikitinskaya has said. ...

Northrop to Upgrade Swedish Navy Patrol Boat Radar
27 May 2011 Sperry Marine, a business unit of Northrop Grumman, has been awarded a contract to upgrade the navigation radars on five Swedish Navy patrol boats to meet mission requirements. The...

Lockheed Delivers AH-1Z Cobra TSS to US Marine Corps
27 May 2011 Lockheed Martin has begun early delivery of the first target sight system (TSS) follow-on production units for the US Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopter. The TSS unit is the...

UK to Commission New Ice Patrol Ship
27 May 2011 The UK Royal Navy's new ice patrol ship, HMS Protector, has entered Portsmouth Naval Base, UK, for the first time. The ship has been leased on a three-year contract from a Norwegian company...

Raytheon Awarded Digital Radar Warning Receivers Contract
26 May 2011 Raytheon has been awarded an $84.7m contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command for continued production of ALR-67(V) 3 digital radar warning receivers. The ALR-67(V) 3 is the US Navy...

Indian Navy to Induct New Stealth Frigates
26 May 2011 The Indian Navy will soon induct two indigenous stealth frigates, INS Satpura and INS Teg, to bolster its war-fighting capabilities. The 6,200t Satpura is likely to be commissioned in...

Oshkosh to Deliver New Vehicles to US Marine Corps
26 May 2011 Oshkosh Defence has received a delivery order from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for 200 logistics vehicle system replacement (LVSR) tractors and nearly 70 LVSR wreckers. ...

Japan Allows US to Export Jointly Developed Missile
26 May 2011 The Japanese Government has agreed to allow the US to export a jointly developed ballistic missile interceptor, Standard missile-3 block 2A, to third countries. The decision on the export will...

US Navy Invites Proposals for Small UAS
25 May 2011 The US Navy has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a small unmanned air system (UAS) until the small tactical unmanned aerial system (STUAS) / tier II enters service in 2013. Under the...

L-3 Awarded US Navy C-12 CLS Contract
25 May 2011 L-3 Communications Systems Field Support (SFS) has been awarded a contract to provide full contractor logistics support (CLS) for the US Navy 65 fleet of C-12 aircraft. Under the initial...

US and Royal Thai Marines Conclude CARAT 2011
25 May 2011 The US Marine Corps and The Royal Thai Marines have concluded Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 at Had Yao Beach in Thailand. Nine amphibious assault vehicles from the US...

Russia to Launch Third Talwar Class Frigate for Indian Navy
25 May 2011 Russia will launch the Indian Navy's third Talwar Class guided missile frigate, INS Trikand, on 25 May, at the Baltic Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. The new frigate is being built at the...

Philippine Navy to Deploy Gunboats and Supply Ship
24 May 2011 The Philippine Navy will deploy two gunboats and a supply ship to participate in anti-terror security operations in the Sulu Sea, the Philippines, next week. The two gunboats, BRP Manuel Gomez...

Indian Navy to Induct Kawach Rockets in 2013
24 May 2011 The Indian Navy is likely to induct Kawach rockets into service in 2013, Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) director general and chairman DM Gupta has said. "We have made two prototypes and the...

Russia Tests Sineva Missile
24 May 2011 Russia has successfully conducted its second Sineva intercontinental ballistic missile test in the Barents Sea, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said. The missile...

General Atomics Delivers EMALS Components for US Navy Aircraft Carrier
24 May 2011 General Atomics has delivered the first set of electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) production components to US Naval Air Systems Command for installation in the new aircraft carrier,...

DCNS Launches First Gowind Class OPV
23 May 2011 DCNS has launched the first Gowind Class offshore patrol vessel, L'Adroit, just one year after construction work began. The new OPV has been designed to carry out maritime surveillance and...

Construction to Begin on US Navy's Newest Submarine
23 May 2011 Construction on the US Navy's newest submarine, USS Minnesota (SSN 783), will soon begin following the completion of the keel laying at Newport News Shipbuilding, US. The 377ft-long submarine...

UK MoD Awards Sea Viper Support Contract to MBDA
23 May 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £165m project availability support service – Sea Viper (PASS-SV) contract to MBDA to provide support for the Royal Navy Sea Viper weapon system. ...

Raytheon Produces S-Band T/R Modules for US Navy Programme
23 May 2011 Raytheon has produced the first group of S-band transmit / receive (T/R) modules for the US Navy air and missile defense radar (AMDR) programme. The AMDR radar suite will consist of an...

UK Reveals Plans for Successor Nuclear Deterrent Submarine
20 May 2011 The UK Government has approved the early phase of design of the Initial Gate submarine that will deliver the nation's nuclear deterrent into the 2060s, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has revealed. ...

GD to Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies for US Navy
20 May 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a modification contract from the US Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Under the...

UK Navy Destroyer Fires New Air Defence Missile
20 May 2011 The UK Royal Navy flagship Type 45 destroyer, HMS Daring, has successfully fired the new Sea Viper air defence missile for the first time. The air defence missile system was fired during...

Taiwan to Replace Aging Anti-Submarine Torpedoes
20 May 2011 Taiwan's military is planning to allocate $860m to purchase new mk54 and mk48 torpedoes in a move to replace its aging US- and German-manufactured torpedoes. Defense News has reported that...

Indian Navy to Train for Scorpene Submarines
19 May 2011 The Indian Navy is preparing to undergo training to operate the Scorpene submarines being built at Mazagon Docks (MDL), Mumbai, India, an official has said. "The Indian crews will begin...

German Navy May Purchase Carl Zeiss MEOS II
19 May 2011 The German Navy is negotiating a contract with Carl Zeiss for the maritime electro-optical systems (MEOS) II at the biennial International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) being held...

US Navy F-35C Test Aircraft Excels
19 May 2011 The US Navy's first F-35C test aircraft, CF-1, has exceeded test and evaluation programme scores during test flights conducted this year. The aircraft has completed 36 test flights to...

URS to Provide Maintenance Services to US Marine Corps
19 May 2011 URS Corporation has been awarded a two-year task order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide equipment maintenance support services for US Marine Corps vehicles. The $101m task...

US Navy to Procure CREW Systems from Sierra Nevada
18 May 2011 The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a firm-fixed-price modification contract to Sierra Nevada Corporation for the procurement of 360 dismounted counter radio-controlled...

South Korea Launches Major Exercise
18 May 2011 South Korea has launched a major week-long exercise off the south-eastern port of Pohang, Seoul, to test troops' capability to conduct beach assaults and landings. Thousands of troops...

US Navy Developing Aircraft Carrier-Based Drones
18 May 2011 The US is developing aircraft carrier-based unmanned armed planes or drones in a bid to increase its deterrence in the wake of China's military rise. The Associated Press reported a US...

UK to Borrow Spy Plane from US
18 May 2011 The UK will borrow a P-3 Orion maritime patrol spy plane from the US to protect Royal Navy warships that taking part in the Libyan mission. "Because we no longer have the Nimrod capability we...

Russian Navy to Launch Bulava Missile in Mid June
17 May 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry has four rounds of Bulava missile test launches planned, with the first scheduled to take place next month. "The launch will take place between 15 and 17 June from...

Raytheon to Produce Additional AESA Radars for US Navy
17 May 2011 Raytheon has received a contract from Boeing to produce and deliver 42 APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical aircraft. The...

Malaysia Seeks F/A-18D Aircraft Upgrade from US
17 May 2011 The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a potential sale for upgrades to existing F/A-18D aircraft of the Malaysian Navy. Under the estimated $72m foreign...

Iran Manufacturing Oceangoing Warships
17 May 2011 Iran is manufacturing oceangoing warships to bolster the Iranian Navy's capabilities outside the nation's territorial waters, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said. ...

Russian Navy Deploys Destroyer to Gulf of Aden
16 May 2011 The Russian Navy Northern Fleet destroyer, Severomorsk, will participate in the patrolling of pirate-infested waters in the Gulf of Aden, the Russian Defence Ministry has said. "A task force...

Netherlands to Reduce Naval Force
16 May 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy has begun its force reduction by reducing the number of Almaar Class minehunters from ten to six. The navy will phase out one of the two supply ships, oil...

Brazilian Navy Selects Paramarine Submarine Software
16 May 2011 The Brazilian Navy has selected Paramarine advanced marine design software to support the design and development of a new fleet of Brazilian submarines. The latest version of Paramarine (V7)...

Germany to Provide In-Service Support for Norwegian Submarines
16 May 2011 Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) and MarineForce International (MFI) have signed a frame agreement with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation to provide in-service support for...

US Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship
13 May 2011 The US Navy will christen its newest amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage, on 14 May 2011 at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Avondale Shipyard, Louisiana, US. Anchorage, designated LPD 23,...

Nigerian Navy Acquires New Combat Boats
13 May 2011 The Nigerian Navy has acquired and launched three new Manta combat boats to fight against piracy and address the challenges in the maritime sector. Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft commanding...

Italian Navy Accepts Selex Electro-Optical Turrets
13 May 2011 The Italian Navy has accepted Selex Galileo's four Janus-Naval (Janus-N) electro-optical turrets after successful completion of the trials. Janus-N has been installed on four Italian Navy...

Lockheed to Upgrade US Marine Corps Gunnery Trainers
13 May 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps to provide four new systems and upgrade 36 gunnery trainers for M1-A1 main battle tanks and LAV-25 light armoured vehicles. ...

RNLN Accepts MPAS for its NH90 NFH Helicopters
12 May 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken delivery of a mission planning and analysis system (MPAS) from AgustaWestland for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. The...

Metro Machine Awarded US Navy LSD MSMO Contract
12 May 2011 Metro Machine Corporation has been awarded a contract in support of the US Navy multiship, multioption (MSMO) LSD mid-life extension for the amphibious landing ship, USS Ashland (LSD 48). ...

Teledyne to Manufacture Gun Mission Modules for US Navy LCS
12 May 2011 Teledyne Brown Engineering has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation to manufacture four littoral combat ship (LCS) gun mission modules (GMM) for the US Navy. Under the...

French FREMM Frigate Completes First Sea Trials
12 May 2011 The first French FREMM multimission frigate, the Aquitaine, has successfully completed first sea trials off the Brittany peninsula in north-west France. The sea trials demonstrated the...

UK Navy's New RFTG to Participate in Cougar 11 Exercise
11 May 2011 The Royal Navy's new Response Force Task Group (RFTG) will be deployed this summer to participate in Cougar 11. The RFTG includes HMS Ocean, which is leading a second group of ships,...

Russia-France Mistral Negotiations Stall over Technology Transfer
11 May 2011 Negotiations between Russia and France on the purchase of Mistral Class helicopter carriers have stalled over issues related to transfer and licensed production of tactical systems, a...

Production Begins on First 125 Class German Navy Frigate
11 May 2011 Production on the first of four 125 Class frigates (F125) for the German Navy has begun at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The production follows the contract awarded to ARGE...

US MDA SBX Radar to be Upgraded
11 May 2011 The US Missile Defense Agency's sea-based X-band Radar (SBX) vessel is to undergo maintenance and upgrades at Vigor Shipyard in Seattle, Washington, US. The SBX Radar is one of the sensors for...

Taiwan Equips Warships with New Supersonic Missiles
10 May 2011 Taiwan has deployed the domestically developed new supersonic anti-ship missile, Hsiung Feng III, on its warships, National Defence Committee chairman Lin Yu-fang has said. Lin quoted...

US NAVSEA Ends San Antonio Class MSMO Contract
10 May 2011 The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has scrapped the San Antonio Class multiship, multioption (MSMO) maintenance contract with Earl Industries over quality assurance issues. The decision...

UK Navy Commissions New Type 45 Destroyer
10 May 2011 The UK Royal Navy has formally commissioned its new Type 45 air defence destroyer, HMS Diamond, into the fleet at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK. HMS Diamond is one of six multirole vessels that...

Kratos to Continue to Provide Support Services to US Naval Surface Warfare Center
10 May 2011 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a contract to continue its engineering and technical support services with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division...

US Navy Upgraded C-2 Simulator Declared Operational
09 May 2011 The upgraded C-2A Greyhound Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) for the US Navy has been declared operational at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, US. The OFT has been outfitted with a...

Israel Finalises German Submarine Purchase
09 May 2011 Israel has finalised the purchase of a sixth Dolphin-class U212 submarine from Germany, an Israeli official said. "It's finalised...we will be getting another submarine from Germany,...

US Navy Signs MOA with US Army for High Speed Vessels
09 May 2011 The US Navy has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the US Army to assign all 10 of the army's joint high speed vessels (JHSV) to the navy. The MOA is aimed to formalise and...

Malaysian and Australian Navies Conduct Joint Exercise
09 May 2011 The Malaysian and Australian navies are conducting a week-long bilateral maritime warfare exercise, Mastex, in the Straits of Melaka, Malaysia. The Australian Anzac class frigates,...

US Navy to Christen Guided Missile Destroyer
06 May 2011 The US Navy will christen its new guided missile destroyer, Michael Murphy, on 7 May 2011, at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Maine, US. Designated DDG 112, Michael Murphy is the 62nd...

Russian Caspian Fleet Needs Upgrade, Says DPM
06 May 2011 The Russian Navy's Caspian Flotilla is in desperate need of modernisation, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov has said. "The fleet, which is currently in service in the Caspian Sea,...

GD to Provide Additional Services to US Navy Destroyer
06 May 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Bath Iron Works has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide additional class services to the US Navy Zumwalt Class (DDG 1000) destroyer. Under the...

Babcock Begins Upgrade Work on UK Navy Minehunter
06 May 2011 Babcock has begun a five month-long support period (docking) (SP(D)) upgrade work on the UK Royal Navy's newest Sandown Class single role minehunter, HMS Shoreham, in Scotland, UK. The...

Russia to Assign New Mistral Deal Negotiators
05 May 2011 The Russian Defence Ministry is to assign a new team of negotiators to the potential $1.5bn deal to purchase Mistral Class helicopter carriers from France, a ministry source has said. ...

US Navy Tests JSOW C-1 Variant
05 May 2011 A US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet has completed the first captive carriage test of the AGM-154 joint stand-off weapon (JSOW) C-1 variant at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division,...

BAE to Provide Support Services to UK Navy Patrol Vessel
05 May 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a six-year contract extension to deliver support services to the UK Royal Navy patrol vessel, HMS Clyde. The contract extension will allow the ship to remain in...

Curtiss-Wright to Produce RAST Systems for US Navy DDG 51 Programme
05 May 2011 Curtiss-Wright Corporation has received a contract to produce recovery assist, secure and traverse (RAST) systems in support of the US Navy DDG 51 flight IIA forward-build programme. Under...

South Korea Develops Vertical Launch Tubes for Submarines
04 May 2011 South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has developed a vertical launching system (VLS) to be installed on heavy attack submarines that will be deployed after...

Iranian Navy to Equip Submarines with Missile Launchers
04 May 2011 The Iranian Navy is planning to equip its submarines with indigenous missile launching systems due to submarine limitations for firing torpedoes, Iranian Army Lieutenant Commander Rear...

Force Protection to Provide ISS Kits for US Marine Corps
04 May 2011 Force Protection Industries has received a firm fixed price modification contract from US Marine Corps for the purchase of 1,000 independent suspension system (ISS) kits for its Cougar fleet. ...

UK Navy Seeks MK15 Phalanx CIWS from US
04 May 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of MK15 Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS) and associated equipment to the UK. Under the $137m sale, the...

Danish Frigates to Receive Terma Radar Systems
03 May 2011 The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation has signed a contract with Terma for the delivery of radar systems for the Danish Navy's three new Iver Huitfeldt Class frigates. ...

GD to Build Additional Virginia Class Submarine for US Navy
03 May 2011 The US Navy has awarded $1.2bn to General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat for the construction of the 14th Virginia Class submarine, SSN-787. The contract also marks the start of production of...

South Korean Navy Launches New Frigate
03 May 2011 The South Korean Navy has launched a new frigate, the Incheon, at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, Seoul, in a bid to boost its deterrence following North Korean attacks last...

Hydroid Delivers AUVs to Royal Norwegian Navy
03 May 2011 Hydroid has delivered two Remus 100 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) to further enhance its shallow water mine countermeasure capability. The Remus 100...

April 2011

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Indonesia Launches Indigenous Warship
28 April 2011 Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has launched the indigenously built warship, the KRI Clurit, at Batu Ampar cargo port, Batam, Riau Islands province, Indonesia. The 40m-long...

GD to Provide EFSS to US Marine Corps
28 April 2011 General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a firm-fixed-price delivery order for Production Lot 4 procurement of individual components of the Expeditionary Fire...

Iranian Navy to Increase Missile Range
28 April 2011 The Iranian Navy has plans to increase the range of missile systems to boost the nation's deterrence power, Iran Navy deputy commander Admiral Gholamreza Khadem Bigham has said. "The range...

Russia Test Fires Sineva SLBM
28 April 2011 Russia has successfully test fired the Sineva submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a Delta-IV Class submarine in the Barents Sea in the Arctic, Defence Ministry spokesman colonel...

Russian Naval Base to Remain in Ukraine Indefinitely
27 April 2011 Russia's Black Sea Fleet naval base in the Ukraine port of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula will remain permanently, Russian Black Sea Fleet Admiral Igor Kasatonov said. "2042 is not the...

US Navy Decommissions Guided-Missile Frigate
27 April 2011 The US Navy has decommissioned the USS Jarrett (FFG 33) guided-missile frigate at San Diego Naval Base, US, after 27 years of service. The 453ft-long, 4,100t Oliver Hazard Perry...

Iranian Navy Equips Hovercrafts with Missiles
27 April 2011 The Iranian Navy has, for the first time, equipped hovercraft with long-range surface-to-surface missiles, Iranian naval commander rear admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi has said. "The...

US Navy Receives First Standard Missile-6
27 April 2011 Raytheon has delivered the first Standard missile-6 (SM-6) production round to the US Navy that will provide protection against the full spectrum of air threats. SM-6 incorporates the...

South African Navy Orders Umkhonto Missiles
26 April 2011 The South African Navy (SAN) has placed an order with Denel Aerospace for the resupply of Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for its Valour Class frigates. The 125kg Umkhonto missile has...

Indonesian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile
26 April 2011 The Indonesian Navy has successfully test fired the Yakhont anti-ship missile during naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, according to an Indonesian News Agency. Launched from Van Speijk...

Nato and Russian Submarines Ready for Naval Exercise
26 April 2011 A Russian submarine is to, for the first time, participate in naval exercise with Nato warships, according to the alliance. The warship is expected to take part in next month's undersea...

South Korea to Purchase Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft
26 April 2011 South Korea is planning to purchase two unmanned surveillance aircraft to strengthen its reconnaissance capability over the western sea border with North Korea, a government source has said. ...

Thales to Provide Ammunition to US Marine Corps
21 April 2011 Thales has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to provide 120mm rifled mortar ammunition to the US Marine Corps (USMC). The $50m contract, in support...

French FREMM Frigate Begins First Sea Trials
21 April 2011 The first French FREMM multimission frigate, the Aquitaine, has begun sea trials off the Brittany peninsula in north-west France. The first phase will test the vessel's safety systems...

South Korea Could Deploy Frigates to Protect Eastern Islands
21 April 2011 South Korea is considering plans to deploy new frigates near Dokdo, south-east of Ulleungdo, Korea, to strengthen its sovereign control of the easternmost islets after Japan renewed its...

Thai Navy to Swap German Submarines for Korean
21 April 2011 The Royal Thai Navy is considering purchasing two South Korean submarines instead of six second-hand German submarines, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has said. The defence...

South Korea and US to Conduct Military Drills
20 April 2011 South Korea and the US will conduct an anti-invasion drill on Baengnyeong Island near the Yellow Sea next month in response to North Korea's construction of a hovercraft base. Special troops...

Bluefin Awarded US Navy ADC MK 5 Subcontract
20 April 2011 Bluefin Robotics has been awarded a subcontract from Ultra Electronics to support the acoustic device countermeasure (ADC) MK 5 programme intended to meet the US Navy's torpedo...

L-3 to Produce EP-3E Spiral 3 Aircraft for US Navy
20 April 2011 L-3 Communications has been approved to start low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the US Navy's EP-3E Spiral 3-configured aircraft, following successful completion of developmental testing of...

Iranian Navy to Receive New Indigenous Submarines
20 April 2011 Iran has plans to manufacture and deploy new indigenous submarines to patrol the country's southern coasts, Iranian Naval forces deputy commander admiral Amir Farhadi has said. The...

US Navy Launches New Dry Cargo / Ammunition Ship
19 April 2011 The US Navy has christened and launched a 12th dry cargo / ammunition ship, William McLean, at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, US. William McLean, also known as T-AKE 12,...

Russian Navy Unveils Third Stealth Corvette
19 April 2011 The Russian Navy has unveiled a third new Steregushchy Class (Project 20380) corvette, the Boiky, at St Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard, Russia. The Steregushchy Class corvettes have...

Lockheed and US Navy Test Aegis BMD System
19 April 2011 Lockheed's Aegis ballistic missile defence (BMD) system has for the first time successfully detected and destroyed an intermediate-range ballistic missile during a test off the coast of Hawaii,...

Indian Navy to Procure South Korean Minesweepers
19 April 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to procure eight new South Korean minesweepers to increase its fleet of warships that are capable of detonating sea mines, navy officials have said. "The...

Northrop to Deliver E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft to US Navy
18 April 2011 Northrop has been awarded a modification contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command for the manufacture and delivery of four low-rate initial production lot 4 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye...

IDF May Cancel Purchase of New Missile Ships
18 April 2011 The Israel Defence Force (IDF) is likely to cancel plans to purchase two new large missile ships for the Israel Navy. The Israeli Defence Ministry allocated $330m in 2007 for the purchase of...

Philippine Navy to Deploy Patrol Craft
18 April 2011 The Philippine military is planning to deploy new US-built Hamilton Class patrol craft to boost patrols around the Philippine-claimed area of the Spratly Archipelago, military...

BAE to Provide Communications and Gun Systems for US Navy LCS
18 April 2011 BAE Systems has been subcontracted by General Dynamics (GD) to provide external communications and primary gun systems for the ten US Navy Independence variant Austal-built littoral combat...

Bulgarian Navy to Modernise Frigates by 2014
15 April 2011 The Bulgarian Navy will modernise three of its frigates by 2014 in a move to improve the technical efficiency of the navy, Bulgarian Defence Minister Anyu Angelov has said. As part of...

France to Supply Fully Equipped Mistral Ships to Russia
15 April 2011 France has agreed to fully equip Russia's Mistral Class helicopter carriers with a complete set of communication and control systems, a senior official in the Russian Defence Ministry has...

iRobot to Provide MTRS Systems to US Navy
15 April 2011 iRobot has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of man transportable robotic system (MTRS) production systems for the US Navy. Under the...

BAE to Deploy HVME System on UK Submarine
15 April 2011 BAE Systems Submarine Solutions will deploy a Brüel & Kjær hull vibration monitoring equipment (HVME) solution on the UK Royal Navy submarine, HMS Audacious. The HVME system...

South Korean Navy Orders New HD ROV System
14 April 2011 Schilling Robotics has received a delivery order for a new 150hp HD ROV system from the Republic of South Korea (ROK) Navy. The HD ROV is a compact, powerful and flexible system that will be...

BAE Delivers Shipboard Intelligence Systems for US Navy
14 April 2011 BAE Systems has delivered two production units of the US Navy primary shipboard intelligence system to provide better intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capability. The...

Thales Awarded UK Navy Merlin Helicopter Support Contract
14 April 2011 Thales UK has signed a new contract with Lockheed to continue to provide an availability-based support package for the acoustic subsystem for the UK Royal Navy Merlin mk1 and mk2 helicopters. ...

GD to Provide Mission Computers for US Navy Aircraft
14 April 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet...

Harris to Supply Satellite Communications Terminals to Canadian Navy
13 April 2011 Harris has been awarded the Canadian short term satellite communications upgrade (STSCU) contract for shipboard satellite communications terminals. Under the contract, the company will...

BAE to Maintain US Navy Ticonderoga Class Missile Cruisers
13 April 2011 BAE Systems Ship Repair has been awarded a multiship, multioption (MSMO) dry dock contract by the US Navy to maintain six Ticonderoga Class (CG 47) guided missile cruisers. The five-year...

M7 Aerospace to Maintain US Navy C-26 and UC-35 Aircraft
13 April 2011 M7 Aerospace, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been awarded a contract to perform contractor logistics support (CLS) and maintenance for a mixed fleet of seven RC/EC/C-26D and 12 UC-35C/D...

ROK Navy to Receive First Phalanx Weapon System
13 April 2011 Raytheon has delivered the first Phalanx close-in weapon system to the Republic of South Korea Navy (ROK) for batch one of the new Ulsan-1 Class FFX ship programme. The Phalanx block 1B...

Russian Amphibious Ship to Participate in Naval Exercises
12 April 2011 Russia's Baltic Sea fleet large amphibious ship, the Minsk, will participate in the Baltops-2011 (Baltic operations) annual naval exercises to be held in the Baltic Sea in June this...

US Navy Tests Lasers for Ship Self Defence
12 April 2011 The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and its industry partner have successfully tested a solid-state, high-energy laser (HEL) from a surface ship in the Pacific Ocean test range,...

Lockheed Awarded Standard Missile-3 Block IIB Contract
12 April 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract by the US Missile Defense Agency for concept definition and programme planning phase for the Standard missile-3 block IIB (SM-3 IIB). The 32-month,...

Israel Eyes Discounted German Submarine
12 April 2011 Israel is planning to revive bids for a sixth Dolphin Class naval vessel with Germany, an Israeli official said. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will raise the matter with...

US Navy Decommissions Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine
11 April 2011 The US Navy has decommissioned the USS Memphis (SSN 691) attack submarine, after 33 years of service, at the Shepherd of the Sea Chapel, Connecticut, US. The 361ft-long, 6,087t Los Angeles...

Taiwan Deploys New Indigenous Missile Boats
11 April 2011 The Taiwanese Navy has deployed a fleet of ten domestically built missile boats at the north-eastern naval base in Suao, Taiwan. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou inaugurated the squadron...

Iran to Mass Produce New Cruise Missiles
11 April 2011 Iran is set to open a new production line for domestically manufactured cruise missiles, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said. "Iran's Defence Ministry will...

US Prepares for First Sea-Based Missile Defence Test
11 April 2011 The US is gearing up for its first sea-based missile defence test, known as FTM-15, against longer-range missiles this month, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency spokesman Richard Lehner...

OSI Geospatial to Provide Fleetwide ECPINS Licence for UK Navy
08 April 2011 OSI Geospatial has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a fleetwide licence for use by the UK Royal Navy (RN). The new fleetwide licence will allow RN to set up...

Argon ST and Atair Awarded US Marine JPADS-ULW Contract
08 April 2011 Argon ST and Atair Aerospace have received a not-to-exceed ceiling firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from US Marine Corps System Command for the joint...

Force Protection to Deliver Buffalo Vehicles to US Marine Corps
08 April 2011 Force Protection has received a contract from the US Marine Corps for Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicles (MPCV). The $46.6m foreign military sale (FMS) will provide for 40 programme...

Construction Begins on Fourth Fremm Frigate
08 April 2011 Construction of the fourth Fremm vessel under the European multimission frigate construction programme has begun at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy. ...

UK MoD Awards Lightweight Multirole Missile Contract to Thales
07 April 2011 Thales UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have agreed to 're-role' previously contracted budgets for the production of lightweight multirole missile (LMM) into service for UK armed...

North Korean Navy Deploys New Submarine
07 April 2011 The North Korean Navy has deployed a new submarine to strengthen the intensity of maritime infiltration drills being conducted near its bases off the East Sea and Yellow Sea, a government...

Australian Navy Acquires UK Navy Landing Ship
07 April 2011 The Australian Navy has acquired Largs Bay, the UK's Bay Class amphibious ship, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare have said. Largs Bay is a landing ship...

Northrop to Provide Spares for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and Trainers
07 April 2011 Northrop has been awarded a firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic order agreement for spare consumables and repairables. Under the $21.2m contract, the company will provide...

UK Navy Releases Details of Redundancy Programmes
06 April 2011 The UK Royal Navy has released details of the first tranche of its redundancy programmes along with specific trades and branches and the number being sought from each area to its personnel. ...

UK Submarines to Receive US Nuclear Warheads
06 April 2011 The UK Royal Navy's nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines will receive an enhanced version of a US-manufactured nuclear warhead, the Federation of American Scientists has said. About 1,200...

Russia Unveils New Missile Frigate
06 April 2011 The Russian republic of Tatarstan Shipbuilders has unveiled a second Gepard Class frigate, the Dagestan, for the Russian Navy, Zelenodolsk Shipyard has said. The 102m-long Dagestan has...

Ingalls Shipbuilding to Build Tenth LPD for US Navy
06 April 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a US Navy contract for the construction of the tenth San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock, John P Murtha (LPD 26). The $1.5bn contract...

Chilean Navy Receives First Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
05 April 2011 The Chilean Navy has taken delivery of its first Airbus Military C295 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. The new C295, certified by the Spanish certification and military...

Lockheed to Deliver ASW Training Targets to US Navy
05 April 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to design and deliver a second-generation MK39 Expendable Mobile anti-submarine training target (EMATT). EMATTs, used by air and surface...

Indian Navy to Replace Minesweeping Vessels
05 April 2011 The Indian Navy is considering replacing its ageing fleet of minesweeping ships and is in negotiation with Korean Kangnam Corporation Busan shipyards to build two mine countermeasures vessels. ...

RNZN to Participate in Pacific Partnership Exercise
05 April 2011 A contingent of Royal New Zealand Defence Force personnel is participating in the US-led exercise Pacific Partnership. The HMNZS Canterbury crew and up to 150 personnel will...

US Navy May Widen Activity Area in Black Sea
04 April 2011 The US Navy has plans to widen its activities in the Black Sea region by involving 14 countries in its envisaged military training drills this year. The chief of the US European Command...

Singapore Navy to Command Multinational Counter-Piracy Task Force
04 April 2011 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has taken over command of the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multinational counter-piracy task force from the Pakistan Navy. The Navy will lead the CTF...

Raytheon to Manufacture New SM-3 Block IB Missiles
04 April 2011 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a manufacturing contract to Raytheon for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB programme as part of the MDA's Aegis Ballistic Missile...

BAE to Upgrade UK Navy Type 23 Frigate
04 April 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to upgrade the capability of the 20-year-old UK Royal Navy Type 23 frigate, HMS Lancaster, at Portsmouth Naval Base, UK. Under the £17.9m contract, BAE...

Bluefin to Develop Robotic Ship Hull Mine and IED Neutralisation Variant
01 April 2011 Bluefin Robotics has been awarded a contract to develop a mine and improvised explosive device (IED) identification and neutralisation capability for use in US Navy joint service explosive...

ManTech to Provide Warfare Analysis and Software Upgrade to US Navy
01 April 2011 ManTech Systems has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy to exercise an option for the procurement of warfare analysis and software upgrade services. Under the $17.5m contract,...

Japan Withdraws from Tri-Nation Naval War Games
01 April 2011 Japan has withdrawn from the tri-nation Malabar series of war games due to the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation leaks. The Malabar series, due to start on 2 April, will now...

Chinese Navy Develops Combat Capability
01 April 2011 The Chinese Navy has developed its combat capabilities in distant waters, countering non-traditional security threats, a white paper on the country's national defence has said. The white...

March 2011

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Northrop to Supply INBS System for UK Navy Aircraft Carriers
31 March 2011 Northrop's Sperry Marine has signed a production contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the integrated navigation bridge system (INBS) for the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC)...

Indian Navy Inducts New Auxiliary Vessel
31 March 2011 The Indian Navy has inducted a 930 T water barge, Pamba, into the flotilla of auxiliary craft at the Southern Naval Command, India. The 50m-long self-propelled barge, manned by a crew of 17,...

Boeing to Upgrade Trident II Navigation Equipment
31 March 2011 Boeing has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus incentive contract for maintenance, repair and rebuilding in support of navigation equipment of Trident II (D5). The $31m...

France and Algeria Conduct Security and Surveillance Exercise
31 March 2011 French and Algerian naval forces are conducting a bilateral exercise of surveillance and maritime security, Baptized Rais Hamidou 11, in the western Mediterranean, Toulon, south-eastern...

US Navy to Decommission Amphibious Assault Ship
30 March 2011 The US Navy will decommission its USS Nassau (LHA 4) amphibious assault ship on 31 March at Naval Station Norfolk, US. The 835ft-long and 39,000t Tarawa Class amphibious assault ship...

Pakistani Navy to Receive Refurbished US Frigate
30 March 2011 The Pakistani Navy will soon receive the PNS Alamgir frigate, which has completed several months of refurbishment and personnel training. Pakistan formally acquired the Oliver Hazard Perry...

Boeing to Provide Laser Gyros to US Naval Aircraft
30 March 2011 Boeing has been awarded a firm-fixed-price delivery order for the procurement of 741 Honeywell GG1320 ring laser gyros for F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the US Navy. The $10.5m...

Thales Wins Canadian Maritime Situational Awareness Project
30 March 2011 Thales Canada has been awarded a contract to deliver the interdepartmental maritime integrated command, control and communications (IMIC3) project. Commander C3 is a low-risk,...

Thai Navy to Purchase Submarines from Germany
29 March 2011 The Royal Thai Navy is to purchase six second-hand submarines from Germany to protect national interests in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva...

Russian Missile Cruiser to Strengthen Pacific Fleet
29 March 2011 Russian missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, which is currently undergoing repairs, could join the Pacific Fleet in 2013 to bolster and support naval combat stability, a navy admiral has said. "In...

Nato Joint Warrior Exercise Begins
29 March 2011 Nato's biggest military exercise, the UK-led Joint Warrior, has begun in Scotland as planned amidst US and Nato air and sea missions in Libya. The three-week-long exercise will see...

Lockheed to Build Upgraded Towed-Array Sonar Systems for US Navy
29 March 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee option exercise modification for the production and support of multifunction towed arrays (MFTA) for the...

Australian Navy Unveils New Simulator
28 March 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has unveiled a new high-tech simulator in the upgraded $10m training facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney, Australia. The upgraded $10m training facility will...

CAE to Provide P-3C Training Device to Taiwan Navy
28 March 2011 CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to design and manufacture a suite of P-3C training devices for the Taiwan Navy. Under the contract, the company will design and manufacture...

South Korea Launches Live-Fire Drill
28 March 2011 South Korea has launched a major live-fire drill near the tense Yellow Sea border in a bid to show its strength against North Korea. The defence ministry said tanks, armoured personnel...

Canada Seeks Torpedo Conversion Kits from US
28 March 2011 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale of 36 MK-48 Mod 7 advanced technology torpedo conversion kits and associated equipment to Canada. Under...

GE to Provide Engines for US Navy Aircraft
25 March 2011 General Electric Aircraft Engines has been awarded a modification contract to exercise an option for 68 Lot 15 F414-GE-400 engines and device kits for the US Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. The...

UK Navy to Replace Nuclear Submarine Reactors
25 March 2011 The UK Royal Navy is planning to replace a dangerous type of reactor, the PWR2 installed on its existing nuclear submarines, with a safer the PWR3 option. The replacement has become essential...

Naval-technology.com Launches Major Defence Survey
25 March 2011 To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2011-2012, naval-technology.com is launching a major industry survey covering all its readers worldwide. We...

Navantia Launches Fourth OPV for Spanish Navy
25 March 2011 Navantia has launched a fourth maritime action ship (BAM), the Tornado P-44, to further strengthen the Spanish Navy's capabilities. The launch follows the order placed by the Spanish Navy...

GD to Upgrade US MRAP Vehicles
25 March 2011 The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded three delivery order modifications to General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada for upgrade kits. Under the $41.4m contract, the company will...

Swiftships to Construct Patrol Boats for Iraqi Navy
24 March 2011 Swiftships Shipbuilders has been awarded a modification contract for the detail design and construction of three 35m patrol boats and associated technical services for the Iraqi Navy. The...

US Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship
24 March 2011 The US Navy will christen its new amphibious transport dock, USS Arlington, on 26 March at Northrop Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, US. USS Arlington is one of three US Navy Ships...

BAE Awarded UK MoD Warfare Training Systems Support Contract
24 March 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a Training Systems support contract to BAE Systems to provide a cost-effective solution for the Royal Navy overall submarine and mine warfare...

UK Navy to Replace Patrol Ship
24 March 2011 UK Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Endurance is to be replaced with a Norwegian ship, announced Under Secretary of State and Lords spokesman on Defence Lord Astor. A contract for the lease...

Alliant to Provide Missile Warning System Replaceable Assemblies
23 March 2011 Alliant Techsystems has been awarded a modification contract to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option for AN/AAR-47...

Ukraine to Launch Zaporizhia Submarine in June
23 March 2011 The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has plans to launch the Zaporizhia submarine into service in the Ukrainian Navy in June this year, Defence Minister Mykhailo Yezhel has said. "Launching...

North Korea Ramps Up its Submarine Force
23 March 2011 North Korea is strengthening its submarine force by deploying new Shark Class K-300 submarines with better performance. US satellite images and other intelligence have confirmed that North...

Russia to Equip 5G Submarines with Ballistic and Cruise Missiles
23 March 2011 Russia is planning to equip its proposed fifth-generation nuclear submarines with ballistic and cruise missiles, a senior navy source has said. The names of the ballistic and cruise missiles...

Lockheed and Austal Receive LCS Contract Modifications
22 March 2011 Lockheed and Austal USA have been issued $745m worth of contract modifications to their respective littoral combat ship (LCS) block buy contracts for the design and construction of up to ten...

India, Singapore Begin Joint Naval Exercise
22 March 2011 The Indian and Singaporean Navies have begun a five-day joint naval exercise in the South China Sea to strengthen bilateral maritime security relations. The navies have been conducting the...

Russia to Test Bulava Missile
22 March 2011 Russia will continue to carry out the test firing of the sea-launched intercontinental Bulava nuclear ballistic missile in June this year, missile designer Yury Solomonov has said. "The...

Russian Navy to Commission 10 Graney Submarines by 2020
22 March 2011 The Russian Navy plans to commission ten Graney Class nuclear-powered attack submarines by 2020, a high-ranking navy official has said. "We are expecting to receive about ten new Yasen...

US and UK Naval Forces Begin Odyssey Dawn in Libya
21 March 2011 US and UK naval forces have participated in coordinated strikes against key Libyan military installations as part of the coalition no-fly-zone plan to enforce UN Resolution 1973. US Navy...

Iran Dispatches Warship Fleet to Gulf of Aden
21 March 2011 The Iranian Navy has dispatched a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden in a move to defend Iranian merchant containers and oil tankers, Iran's first naval zone commander Rear Admiral...

Northrop to Maintain US Navy Submarine
21 March 2011 Northrop has been awarded a fixed-price contract by the US Navy to provide dry dock continuous maintenance availability for the USS Albany (SSN 753) nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine. ...

Alion to Support US Navy Ship Combat Systems
21 March 2011 Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a delivery order to provide professional support services to the US Navy Program Executive Office integrated warfare systems (PEO IWS). Under...

Dutch Navy Tests New High-Speed Vessel
18 March 2011 The Royal Netherlands Navy has tested the interceptor model of the new high-speed vessel, fast raiding interceptor and special forces craft (FRISC). The FRISCs are designed to perform a...

US Carriers to Provide Logistical Support for Libya Air Strikes
18 March 2011 US aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean are providing radar and logisitical support for air strikes as the UN Security Council sanctions a no-fly zone over Libya in order to protect civilians. ...

UK Navy to Deploy New King Air 350 Avengers
18 March 2011 The UK Royal Navy will deploy the new King Air 350 Avengers, which are scheduled to arrive in June this year, with the 750 Naval Air Squadron. The King Air 350 Avengers will replace the...

Russia to Lease Nuclear Submarine Before October
18 March 2011 Russia will lease a nuclear powered attack submarine, the K-152 Nerpa, to India before October this year, a Russian Navy Staff admiral said. "The submarine is completely ready for transfer....

US Navy Satellite Prepares for Take-Off
18 March 2011 The new US Navy joint tactical communications satellite, the TacSat-4, has arrived at Alaska's Kodiak Launch Complex and is undergoing final preparations for its scheduled launch. TacSat-4 is...

Ukraine Navy to Receive Four Corvettes by 2021
17 March 2011 The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has plans to spend $2bn on four indigenous corvettes by 2021, Ukraine Defence Minister Mikhail Yesel said. The lead ship is expected to be constructed in 2016 in...

Iran to Mass Produce Speedboats
17 March 2011 Iranian forces will mass-produce and arm the Bladerunner domestically built speedboat in the next Iranian year (starting 21 March), Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval force commander...

DCNS Completes First OPV Hull Assembly
17 March 2011 DCNS has completed the hull assembly of the first Gowind Class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) at the group's Lorient shipyard, which is scheduled for launch this spring. The new OPV has...

Northrop Completes Structural Proof Test of US Navy Second X-47B Aircraft
17 March 2011 Northrop has successfully completed a five-week series of structural proof tests of the US Navy second X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS). The proof testing has proved that the aircraft...

South Korea to Create Marine Aviation Unit
16 March 2011 South Korea plans to create an elite marine aviation unit in a move to bolster its forces near the Yellow Sea border with North Korea, a Defence Ministry spokesman has said. "We have 11...

India to Test Fire Submarine-Launched BrahMos by Year End
16 March 2011 India is to test fire the submarine-launched version of its supersonic cruise missile, Brahmos, by the end of this year, BrahMos Aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai said. "We will test-fire...

Babcock to Upgrade UK Navy Type 23 Frigate
16 March 2011 UK Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland is to undergo a nine-month refit provided by Babcock at its Devonport Royal Dockyard facility to increase the frigate's sustainability and...

Northrop to Upgrade MCAS Systems for UK Minehunting Ships
16 March 2011 Northrop has been awarded a contract from BAE Systems to upgrade the machinery control, alarm and surveillance (MCAS) systems on eight UK Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels. Under...

UK Submarine to be Equipped with MARINS Navigation Systems
15 March 2011 BAE Submarine Solutions has selected iXSea MARINS inertial navigation systems for the UK Royal Navy Astute Class, nuclear-powered attack submarine, HMS Audacious. Under the contract, the...

CSC Awarded US Navy Task Order
15 March 2011 The US Navy has awarded a task order to CSC to provide engineering and programme support for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Programme Office (PMS 500). The $110m task order was...

Iranian Navy to Expand Operational Zone
15 March 2011 The Iranian Navy is planning to expand its area of operation beyond the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in the next Iranian year (starting March 21), Commander of Iran Navy Rear Admiral...

Pakistani Senate Refuses Funds for Submarines Purchase
15 March 2011 Pakistani Navy (PN) recommendations for issuing funds for buying submarines cannot be forwarded due to the economic situation in the country, the senate standing committee on defence and...

Indian Navy Test Fires Dhanush Missile
14 March 2011 The Indian Navy has test fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Dhanush, with a range of 350km, from a naval ship off the Orissa coast, India, as part of a user training exercise,...

US Warships and Planes Moved Off Japan's Pacific Coast
14 March 2011 US warships and planes that arrived in order to support Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief efforts have been temporarily moved away due to low-level radiation from a nuclear power plant. The...

South Korean Navy to Launch Third Aegis Destroyer
14 March 2011 The South Korean Navy will launch its third Aegis guided missile destroyer, Yu Seong-ryong, this month. The new warship of the 7,600t KDX-III King Sejong the Great Class of destroyers is...

BAE to Provide Mission Computer Systems for P-8a Poseidon Aircraft
14 March 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract by Boeing to provide mission computer systems for six P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The mission computer system is a...

Japanese Navy Mobilised Following Massive Earthquake
11 March 2011 A powerful earthquake registering 8.9 on the Richter scale struck north-eastern Japan on Friday, triggering a massive tsunami killing at least 15 people in Miyagi Prefecture. The...

US Navy Supercarrier to Participate in South Korean Military Drill
11 March 2011 US Navy Nimitz Class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan will participate in the ongoing annual military drill in South Korea. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG),...

Philippines and Malaysia to Conduct Naval Exercises
11 March 2011 The Philippine and Malysian Navies will hold ten-day military exercises, Malphi-Laut 14-11, at the Sulu Sea, east of Palawan, Philippines, from 16 March 2011. Philippine Navy spokesman...

Russian Submarines to Begin Sea Trials in 2011
11 March 2011 Russia's three new-generation nuclear-powered submarines, which are under construction at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, will begin sea trials this year. The sea trials will begin with...

GD to Support US Navy Aegis Illuminators
11 March 2011 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract to continue production of mk82 directors and mk200 director controllers for US Navy Aegis combat system...

Curtiss-Wright to Support US Marine CH-53K Helicopter
10 March 2011 Curtiss-Wright has received a contract from Sikorsky to develop and supply blade-fold distributor units and digital air-data computers for the US Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter. ...

DGA Awards Torpedo Maintenance Contract to Eurotorp
10 March 2011 The Eurotorp consortium has signed a four-year contract with the Direction Générale de l’Armement, the French defence procurement agency, to provide in-service support (ISS) for French navy...

Lockheed Delivers C4ISR Mission System for US Coast Guard
10 March 2011 Lockheed has delivered the final Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission-system pallet for the US Coast Guard’s...

Russia Begins Indian Aircraft Carrier Sea Trials
10 March 2011 The Indian navy's Soviet-built aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, has finally begun dock trials at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia. The trials are focused on testing the...

Philippine Navy Acquires US Hamilton Class Patrol Ship
09 March 2011 The Philippine Navy has acquired a large Hamilton Class patrol craft from the US to help guard its waters, new Philippine military chief of staff Air Force Lieutenant-General Eduardo Oban has...

US Navy Submarine Tests Trident II D5 Missile
09 March 2011 The US Navy fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS Nevada (SSBN 733), has successfully launched a test missile, Trident II D5, off the coast of southern California, US, as part of...

Indian Navy Frigate Prepares for Mooring Trials
09 March 2011 The Indian Navy Russian-built missile frigate, Tag (Saber), is preparing for mooring trials at the Baltic Shipyard (CCL) Yantar in Kaliningrad, Russia. The mooring trials on the first of...

GD to Support US Navy Strike Fighter Programme
09 March 2011 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract to exercise an option to procure 22 M61A2 20mm lightweight Gatling gun systems. The $7.8m contract is a modification...

French FREMM Frigate Readies for First Sea Trials
08 March 2011 DCNS has completed equipment integration and harbour acceptance tests on board the first French FREMM multimission frigate, Aquitaine, which is scheduled to undergo its first sea trials...

Curtiss to Provide Valves for US Navy Virginia Submarines
08 March 2011 Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a contract to provide valves that meet the increasing needs for the next six US Navy Virginia Class submarine nuclear propulsion systems. The contract awarded...

Lockheed to Supply Upgraded Mk48 Mod 7 Kits to US Navy
08 March 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract for the production of mod 7 common broadband advanced sonar system (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits. The $50.6m fixed-price incentive,...

Canada Withdraws from Warship Collaboration with UK
08 March 2011 The Canadian Conservative Government has rejected a UK proposal of collaboration between the two countries in building new surface combatant warships, Canadian Defence Ministry spokesman Jay...

BAE to Provide ORDALT Kits for US Navy MK38 Gun Systems
07 March 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded an undefined firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for mk38 mod 2 machine gun systems. Under the $33.9m contract, BAE will provide...

Pakistani Navy to Conduct AMAN-11 Naval Drills
07 March 2011 The Pakistani Navy (PN) will begin the Aman-11, five-day professional exercises tomorrow. The exercises provide a common platform for information sharing, mutual understanding and...

Polish Shipyard Could Build French Submarines
07 March 2011 Naval Shipyard Gdynia (SMW) and French concern DCNS have signed an agreement of cooperation to develop and meet the modern requirements of domestic and foreign customers. As per the terms of...

Rolls-Royce to Supply Replenishment-at-Sea Systems for UK Navy
07 March 2011 Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply a unique replenishment-at-sea (RAS) system to the UK Royal Navy. Under the £25m contract, Rolls-Royce has already completed the detailed design phase...

Sri Lankan Navy Builds Inshore Patrol Craft
04 March 2011 The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has constructed and delivered an inshore patrol craft (IPC) to the Sri Lankan Coastguard at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 14.5m-long IPC was constructed at...

NZ Navy Selects OSI Geospatial Integrated Bridge System
04 March 2011 OSI Geospatial has signed a contract with Siemens AG to provide an integrated bridge system (IBS) for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Anzac Class frigate platform system upgrade (PSU) programme....

BAE to Provide Defensive Weapon System for V-22 Osprey
04 March 2011 BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command to provide a defensive weapon system for NAVAIR's V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Under the $14m contract, BAE...

SAIC Awarded Cybersecurity Prime Contract
04 March 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract by the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) to provide technical services...

Raytheon to Deliver Imaging Sensors to US Navy
03 March 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to deliver 50 AAS-44C(V) multispectral targeting systems (MTS) for use on the US Navy MH-60R and MH-60S rotary-wing helicopters. The AAS-44C(V) is a variant...

China Builds Missile Craft for Pakistani Navy
03 March 2011 China has formally begun the construction of two fast attack missile craft, fast attack craft FAC(M), for the Pakistani Navy (PN) at Xinggang Shipyard in China's Tianjin city. The...

HeiTech and Thales to Develop Malaysian Naval Combat Management System
03 March 2011 Thales Nederland and HeiTech Padu Berhad have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the development of a Malaysian naval combat management system. According to the MoU,...

US Navy Selects Northrop for Cyberspace Operations Solutions
03 March 2011 Northrop has been awarded a cyberspace operations contract to provide science, research, engineering and technology integration cyberspace solutions to the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare...

Upgraded Landing Ship Rejoins UK Navy
02 March 2011 UK Royal Navy amphibious landing ship HMS Bulwark has rejoined the fleet after an 11-month upgrade and maintenance programme. The £30m support period programme was successfully undertaken...

GD Awarded US Navy Cyber Operations Contract
02 March 2011 General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract to evaluate the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of the US Navy cyberspace systems at...

Lockheed Selected for US Navy C4ISR Services Contract
02 March 2011 The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has selected Lockheed to compete for task orders to enhance situational awareness on US Navy ships, submarines and shore stations. ...

Bulava Missile Tests Delay Russian Submarine Deployment
02 March 2011 Ongoing tests of the submarine-launched ballistic missile, the Bulava, have slowed the deployment of Russia's Borei Class strategic nuclear submarines. Russian First Deputy Defence...

DCI to Train RSNF Panther Helicopter Crews
01 March 2011 The naval branch of Défense Conseil International (DCI) group, DCI-NAVFCO, is to train the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) flight crews in the use of the helicopters Panther N3 search...

Northrop Fire Scout Completes First Test Flights
01 March 2011 The Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) has successfully completed its first test flights from US Navy littoral...

Russia to Supply Yakhont Missiles to Syria
01 March 2011 Russia is still pursuing its plans to supply Syria with Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has confirmed. "The contract on supplies is in...

PT Palindo Produces Warship for Indonesian Navy
01 March 2011 PT Palindo Marine Industry (PMI), the Indonesian National ship-building company, has produced the KRI Clurit-641 warship, which will soon strengthen the Indonesian Navy fleet, Defence...

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Raytheon Awarded AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar Contract
28 February 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to provide reeling machine test bench (RMTB) intermediate level equipment, ancillary RMTB equipment and logistics services in support of...

Russian Warships Could be Equipped with Foreign Arms
28 February 2011 Russia is considering installing foreign production artillery systems on Russian frigates, or anti-boat vessels, Russian Navy commander Admiral Vysotky has said. The statement coincided with...

Canadian Naval Base to Receive Sonar Upgrade
28 February 2011 The Candian Government has awarded a contract to Ledcor Construction for the construction of a new Canadian towed array sonar system (CANTASS) work cell at CFB Esquimalt. The $3.8m...

US Navy Receives Future DDG 110 Warship
28 February 2011 The US Navy has officially accepted the delivery of the future Arleigh Burke Class warship, USS William P Lawrence, from Northrop in Pascagoula, Mississippi, US. Designated DDG 110, the ship...

KSY to Build Five Patrol Ships for Bangladesh Navy
25 February 2011 Khulna Shipyard in Bangladesh has been awarded a contract to construct five modern patrol ships worth Tk2.80bn ($40m) for the Bangladesh Navy, according to Anisur Rahman Molla, the company's...

GD to Produce Aegis Gun and Director Controllers for US Navy
25 February 2011 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract by US Naval Sea Systems Command for the production of Aegis gun and guided-missile directors and Aegis...

India Defers First Scorpene Submarine Induction to 2015
25 February 2011 The Indian Navy has delayed the planned induction of the first of the six Scorpene submarines by three years, according to defence minister A K Antony. "The first submarine is scheduled to...

US Carrier Strike Group Completes Pre-Deployment Exercises
25 February 2011 The US Navy's George H.W. Bush (GHWB) Carrier Strike Group has successfully completed its first Composite Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise. The joint exercises simulated...

US Navy Selects Lockheed Laser-Guided Training Paveway II Units
24 February 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for the procurement of 7,665 enhanced laser-guided training round Paveway II units for the US Navy and the governments of Pakistan, Spain and Malaysia. ...

French Navy Concludes Operation Agapanthus 2010
24 February 2011 The French Navy has completed Operation Agapanthus 2010, a four-month exercise in the Indian Ocean held from October 2010 to February 2011. Operation Agapanthus 2010 took place in...

Iranian Warships Enter Suez Canal
24 February 2011 Two Iranian warships have sailed through Egypt's Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a source at the canal authority has confirmed. The...

UK Navy Likely to Purchase New Aircraft
24 February 2011 The UK Royal Navy is planning to purchase a fleet of its own maritime patrol aircraft to detect and track enemy submarines. The new £1bn aircraft are expected to replace the Royal Air...

NZ and Australian Navies Ready for Exercise Triton Storm
23 February 2011 The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ANZAC Frigates, HMNZ Ships Te Mana and Te Kaha, have been deployed to participate in the annual Exercise Triton Storm 2011 along with the Royal Australian...

UK Deploys Type 42 Destroyer to South Atlantic
23 February 2011 The UK Royal Navy has deployed the Type 42 destroyer HMS York to the South Atlantic to carry out maritime security patrols around the British South Atlantic Islands, including the Falklands...

Selex, Italian Navy to Develop Innovative Technologies
23 February 2011 Selex Galileo and the Italian Navy Centre for Support and Testing (CSSN) have signed an agreement under which they will jointly develop innovative technologies. The two organisations...

ATK Unveils Modular Advanced Weapon System
23 February 2011 ATK has unveiled a new Modular Advanced Weapon System (MAWS) at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. MAWS, developed in partnership with the...

Raytheon Awarded Sea Sparrow Missile Contract
22 February 2011 Raytheon has been awarded a modification contract for evolved Sea Sparrow missile (ESSM) production support and technical engineering tasks for the Nato Sea Sparrow consortium and the United...

Eurocopter Unveils New Dauphin Aircraft for French Navy
22 February 2011 Eurocopter has unveiled the first of two AS365N3+ Dauphin aircraft, which is scheduled for delivery to the French Navy. The new aircraft will replace the existing French Pumas helicopter and...

Indian Navy to Acquire New Survey Ships
22 February 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to acquire six new survey ships to bolster its hydrographic facilities as the force continues to provide its services to neighbours in the Indian Ocean region. ...

US Navy Warship Completes Final Contract Trials
22 February 2011 The US Navy's fifth San Antonio Class amphibious landing platform dock (LPD), USS New York (LPD 21), has successfully completed final contract trials in Norfolk, Virginia, US. The final...

Lockheed to Deliver Paveway II Plus LGB Kits to US Navy
21 February 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract for the production of paveway II Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) GBU-12 kits. Paveway II Plus LGB kits will improve weapon accuracy and provide warfighters...

US Navy Deploys Boeing EA-18G Growlers
21 February 2011 The US Navy has deployed the Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft for the first time. Boeing F/A-18 and EA-18 programmes vice-president Kory Mathews said the EA-18G's...

Australian Navy Launches First Amphibious Landing Ship
21 February 2011 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has launched the hull of the first of two new amphibious ships, HMAS Canberra (LHD01), in Spain, paving the way for Australia's amphibious transformation. The...

Indian Navy Rejects US Navy MH-60 Helicopter Offer
21 February 2011 India has rejected the US Navy proposal to supply 16 MH-60 Romeo multirole helicopters (MRH) through the foreign military sales (FMS) route for its navy. The Indian Defence Ministry has decided...

ARINC to Upgrade US Navy E-6B Mercury Aircraft
18 February 2011 Aeronautical Radio (ARINC) has been awarded a contract to upgrade major communication systems on four US Navy E-6B aircraft. Under the contract, ARINC will perform comprehensive removal,...

ITT to Deliver Jammer System for US Navy F/A-18E/F Aircraft
18 February 2011 ITT Corp has been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver six full-rate production lot 8 AN/ALQ-214(V)3 onboard jammer systems for installation on the US Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. ...

India and US to Conduct Joint Naval Exercise
18 February 2011 India and the US will hold the joint naval Malabar series of exercises off the Okinawa coast from 2-10 April 2011. The joint naval exercise will see participation from Japanese ships, which...

Indian Navy to Float Submarine Tender by the End of 2011
18 February 2011 The Indian Navy will issue a global tender for the purchase of six next-generation submarines worth Rs500bn ($11bn) by end 2011, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma has said. "The...

Australia to Upgrade Anzac Electronic Support System
17 February 2011 The Australian Government has given first pass approval to upgrade the electronic support systems on Anzac Class frigates, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith MP and Minister for Defence...

Lockheed to Provide Engineering Services for US Navy Undersea Warfare System
17 February 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services in support of the US Navy's AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 undersea warfare system. The $13.4m contract is a modification to a...

Indian Navy to Deploy Dornier Aircraft in Seychelles
17 February 2011 India will deploy a naval Dornier-228 maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Seychelles for two years to support the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surveillance and anti-piracy...

French Navy to Test NH90 Caiman Helicopters
17 February 2011 The French Navy has deployed its new NH90 Caiman helicopters to Lanvéoc-Poulmic airfield in Brittany, France, for two weeks to test its search and rescue capabilities. The NH90...

GE Aviation to Support US Navy F414 Fleet
16 February 2011 GE Aviation has been awarded a three-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract from the US Navy to provide repair, replacement and programme support for F414 engine components of the...

Egyptian Navy to Receive Coastal Patrol Craft
16 February 2011 Swiftships Shipbuilders has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense for detail, design and construction of four 28m-long coastal patrol crafts (CPCs) for the Egyptian Navy. ...

US and South Korea to Begin Joint Annual Drills this Month
16 February 2011 South Korean and US troops will begin their annual joint drills, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises, from 28 February to 10 March 2011, the allies' combined forces command (CFC) has said. ...

US Navy Announces Fiscal 2012 Budget
16 February 2011 The US Navy has announced the fiscal 2012 budget and is proposing to spend $74.7bn on 55 ships through fiscal 2016. According to the budget documents, the navy has added five ships to...

New Zealand to Upgrade Frigate Systems
15 February 2011 Modernisation contracts to upgrade systems on two New Zealand Navy frigates, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana, have begun, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has said. "The ANZAC platform systems...

GD to Produce Virginia Class Submarines for US Navy
15 February 2011 General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a modification contract to continue its design efforts to produce Virginia Class submarines that are affordable for the US Navy. The $60m...

Indian Navy to Induct Additional Landing Platform Docks
15 February 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to induct four landing platform docks (LPD) to its fleet to strengthen its amphibious warfare capabilities. "We are looking to add four more LPDs in our fleet...

Iranian Navy May Increase Operational Range of its Missiles
15 February 2011 The Iranian Navy has plans to increase the operational range of its missiles by increasing portability of its missile systems, Iranian Navy Lieutenant Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza...

Australian Navy Fleet Lacked Full Operational Capacity
14 February 2011 The Royal Australian Navy fleet lacked full operational capacity in the first half of 2010, forcing the fleet to scale back its worldwide activities, revealed spokesman David Johnston, refering...

GD Wins US Navy SBIR Contract
14 February 2011 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to continue its efforts towards phase III small business innovative research (SBIR) topics. The...

Iran and Oman Conduct Joint Naval Drills
14 February 2011 The Iranian and Omani Navies have begun joint war games in the north of Sultan Qaboos Port, Musqat, Oman. Around four fleets of warships, three jet fighters and a costal helicopter...

BAE Reveals New Naval Fighter Model for Indian Navy
14 February 2011 BAE has revealed a new naval Typhoon combat jet for the Indian Navy at the Aero India 2011 show held in Bengaluru, India. The new combat jet has been produced in response to an Indian Navy...

Raytheon and Aerojet Complete System Integration Test for SM-3 Missile
11 February 2011 Raytheon and Aerojet have successfully completed a kinetic warhead system integration test for Standard Missile-3 block IB at Aerojet's California, US, facility. The test was conducted using...

Indian Navy to Salvage Nilgiri Class Frigate
11 February 2011 The Indian Navy is preparing to salvage the Nilgiri Class frigate, INS Vindhyagiri, which sank after its recent collision with Cypriot merchant vessel Nordlake. Assistant public relations...

US Navy Awards UAS Architecture Contract to Northrop
11 February 2011 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to participate in the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control segment (UCS) architecture working group (UCSWG). The UCSWG is an...

Turkish Navy to Continue Anti-Piracy Mission in Gulf of Aden
11 February 2011 The Turkish Parliament has approved an extension mandate for Turkish Naval ships to participate in international anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea for one more year. ...

Russian Shipbuilders Spar over Mistral Deal
10 February 2011 Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has been ousted from the ongoing contractual talks on the purchase of Mistral class amphibious assault ships with France. The Kommersant...

Lockheed to Build Fifth MUOS Satellite for US Navy
10 February 2011 The US Navy has exercised a $339.6m contract option for Lockheed to build a fifth satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. MUOS will replace the current Ultra...

GD to Provide Engineering Support for US Navy Destroyer
10 February 2011 General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract to provide additional systems engineering services related with the detail design and construction of the Zumwalt (DDG 1000)...

South Korea to Increase Marines on Yellow Sea Border
10 February 2011 South Korean military is considering to beef up its forces near the Yellow Sea border with North Korea, as part of its efforts to bolster its defense capability, a government source said. ...

South Korea to Deploy New Ship-to-Surface Cruise Missile
09 February 2011 The South Korean military is considering the deployment of its domestic-built ship-to-ground cruise missile, the Cheonryong, on warships including a 4,500t KDX destroyer in the West Sea. ...

Iran Test Fires Persian Gulf Missile
09 February 2011 Iran has successfully test fired a supersonic anti-destroyer ballistic missile, the Persian Gulf, which is capable of targeting warships, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps...

Brazil and UK May Sign Defence Contract
09 February 2011 Brazil could sign a defence agreement with the UK for the purchase of patrol vessels and frigates worth billions of dollars. According to media sources, if the agreement is finalised a first...

US Navy Unmanned Combat Aircraft Completes First Flight
09 February 2011 The Northrop-built US Navy X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft has successfully completed its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, US. The...

Indian Navy Exercises Option for Additional P-8Is Aircraft
08 February 2011 The Indian Navy has exercised its option for an additional four Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft to boost its maritime patrol capabilities to counter piracy threats in...

DSNS Launches Second Frigate for Moroccan Navy
08 February 2011 Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has successfully launched the second multimission frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy. The 98m-long ship with a displacement capacity of 1,700t has...

Malaysia to Build Six Patrol Vessels
08 February 2011 The Malaysian government has allocated RM6bn ($196.2m) to build six, second-generation patrol vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. "We...

Australia in Discussion for Patrol Boat Refit Contract
08 February 2011 The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has begun parallel negotiations with two tenderers, Birdon and DMS Maritime, for the refit and support of Pacific patrol boats. DMS Maritime...

Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Mooring Trials
07 February 2011 The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, is preparing for mooring trials at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia. The mooring trials will begin after...

Todd Wins US Navy Drydocking Contract
07 February 2011 The US Navy has awarded a five-year multiship / multioption contract (MS/MO) to Todd Pacific for drydocking of its surface combatant ships. Under the cost-type-incentive / award-fee contract,...

UK Navy to Decommission its Warship
07 February 2011 The UK Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer batch 3, HMS Manchester, will be decommissioned on 24 February in Portsmouth, UK. The 141m-long and 5,200t warship was launched in 1980 and commissioned...

Raytheon to Supply Radars for US Navy Aircraft
07 February 2011 Boeing has awarded a low-rate initial production contract to Raytheon to develop six long-range, multimission maritime and overland surveillance radars plus spares for its P-8A Poseidon...

Australia Cancels Defence Watercraft Project
04 February 2011 The Australian Government has cancelled a A$40m defence project awarded to Thales Australia to build six LCM2000 watercraft for use with landing platform ships HMAS Kanimbla and Manoora, in...

US Navy Deploys CAE MH-60R Tactical Operational Flight Trainer
04 February 2011 CAE's first full-motion MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer (TOFT) for the US Navy has entered into service at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, US, CAE president and general manager...

UK and Canada Discuss Joint Global Combat Ship Development
04 February 2011 UK and Canada are in close discussions over a potential joint programme, Type 26, to develop the global combat ship for their respective navies, UK Defence Minister Gerald Howarth has said. ...

Russia to Receive Second Nuclear Submarine in 2015
04 February 2011 The Russian Navy will receive a second Graney Class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine, the Kazan, in 2015, a Malakhit design bureau spokesman said. "The hull of the Kazan submarine...

Russian Navy to Receive New Nuclear Attack Submarine
03 February 2011 The Russian Navy will receive a new Graney Class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine by the end of 2011, a Malakhit design bureau spokesman has said. "The submarine is undergoing...

Australia to Decommission HMAS Manoora
03 February 2011 The Royal Australian Navy's landing platform amphibious ship, HMAS Manoora, will be decommissioned by the end of next year, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason...

GD to Deliver Mortar Ammunition for US Marine Corps
03 February 2011 General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical has been awarded a $198.7m contract for the manufacture and delivery of 120mm mortar ammunition for the US Marine Corps expeditionary fire support...

EADS to Supply TRS-3D Radar for US LCS
03 February 2011 Lockheed Martin has again selected EADS North America to supply its TRS-3D radar for the US Navy littoral combat ship. The TRS-3D is a standard, naval multimode surface and air surveillance...

Indian Navy Eyes Amphibious Warfare Craft
02 February 2011 The Indian Navy is looking for an amphibious warfare craft to enable troop landings on beaches to enhance its amphibious warfare capability. A request for information (RIF) has been issued by...

US Navy Selects Northrop for C4I Installation Support Contract
02 February 2011 Northrop subsidiary AMSEC has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide shipboard, submarine and shore-based command, control, communications,...

Composite Engineering Awarded US Navy Aerial Target Contract
02 February 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Composite Engineering to provide new subsonic aerial targets (SSAT) to upgrade navy's current capabilities in fleet readiness. The $31.5m contract includes...

Australian Navy Conducts Exercise Triton Storm
02 February 2011 The Australian Navy has begun its annual training programme, Exercise Triton Storm, off the east coast of Jervis Bay, to test its preparedness for various warfare serials within the...

CAE to Manufacture Simulators for US Navy
01 February 2011 The US Navy has awarded CAE a contract to design and manufacture two MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) to help troops for mission success. The $44m contract includes options...

DRS Defense to Support US Navy Mission Critical Data Network
01 February 2011 DRS Defense has been awarded a firm, fixed-price contract by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) for the production of a number of gigabit ethernet multiplex system (GEDMS) shipsets. ...

China Reveals its First Aircraft Carrier
01 February 2011 China's first aircraft carrier, Varyag, an upgraded version of a partially built vessel purchased from Ukraine in 1998, is currently undergoing sea trials. The US Department of Defense said...

India to Test-Fire K-15 Missile
01 February 2011 India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to test fire another nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile, K-15, as part of the Sagarika project. The...

January 2011

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US Navy Destroyer Completes Super Trial
31 January 2011 The US Navy Aegis guided missile destroyer, William P Lawrence (DDG 110), has successfully completed its super trial in the Gulf of Mexico. During the trial, the ship's weapons,...

Iran Dispatches First Training-Operational Fleet of Warships
31 January 2011 The Iranian Navy has dispatched its first training and operational fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden as part of its strategy to defend the nation's interests abroad. The fleet will...

Russia May Extend Service Life of Topol-M Missile
31 January 2011 Russia may extend the service life guarantee for its Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) to at least 20 years. The silo-based Topol-M missiles entered into service in 1997, with...

DRS to Provide Logistics Support for US Navy E-6 Fleet
31 January 2011 DRS Aviation has received a fixed-firm-price (FFP) contract to support the US Navy E-6 take charge and move out (TACAMO) and airborne command post (ABNCP) aircraft fleet. The $43.5m...

US Navy Tests New Navigation Capability for DDG 1000 Destroyer
28 January 2011 The US Navy has successfully tested Raytheon's next-generation navigation system (NAVDDX) for the DDG 1000 Class destroyer. NAVDDX is a modern open architecture solution that enables...

Indian Navy Launches Sail Training Ship
28 January 2011 The Indian Navy has launched a second sail training ship, INS Sudarshini, at Goa Shipyard, India. INS Sudarshini is a steel-hulled, round-bilged, three-masted sailing ship with 18 sails with...

Indonesia to Destroy Six US-Built Warships
28 January 2011 The US Government has granted approval to destroy six US-built Indonesian warships, which are more than 30 years old, Indonesian Navy chief of staff Admiral Soeparno confirmed. The decision...

VSD to Support Iraqi Navy
28 January 2011 The US Naval Air Warfare Center has awarded a contract to VSD LLC to develop and deliver training systems and an offshore support vessel (OSV) to the Iraqi Navy. VSD will design,...

Russia, France Sign Mistral Warship Agreement
27 January 2011 Russia and France have signed an agreement to jointly build four Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy. Anatoly Saikin, head of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said...

Iran to Reveal Space and Missile Projects
27 January 2011 The Iranian Islamic Republic is planning to reveal a number of space and missile projects during the country's Ten Days of Dawn celebrations, defence minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi...

Northrop Delivers 2,000th Viper Laser to US Navy
27 January 2011 Northrop has delivered the 2,000th Viper laser to the US Navy ahead of schedule. Viper is a small, lightweight multi-band laser designed to protect rotary-wing aircraft, large transport...

Brazil to Review Warship Plan
27 January 2011 Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will reevaluate a $6bn plan to purchase 11 warships in a move to control increasing government expenses. The decision is seen as a blow to potential...

Philippine Navy to Acquire US Coastguard Cutter
26 January 2011 The Philippine Navy is in the process of acquiring a Hamilton Class US Coastguard cutter, navy chief Rear Admiral Alexander Pama has said. Navy spokesman Captain Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said...

Boeing to Build P-8A Maritime Aircraft for US Navy
26 January 2011 Boeing has been awarded a $1.53bn low-rate initial production I contract for the acquisition of six P-8A multimission maritime aircraft (MMA) to the US Navy. The contract is a modification to...

Northrop to Support US Navy MH-60 Helicopter Programme
26 January 2011 Northrop has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense to provide specialised test equipment (STE) and related training support for the US Navy's MH-60 Seahawk helicopter...

India to Set up Naval Base in Lakshadweep
26 January 2011 The Indian Navy is preparing to set up a naval base in the Lakshadweep Islands as part of its efforts to strengthen the country's coastal security amidst increased pirate activity in the region. ...

Indian Navy P-8I Aircraft to be Equipped with CAE MAD System
25 January 2011 Boeing has awarded a subcontract to CAE to provide its AN/ASQ-508A advanced integrated magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system for eight Indian Navy P-8I Poseidon aircraft. The AN/ASQ-508A...

Iran to Deploy Warships in Red Sea and Mediterranean
25 January 2011 The Iranian Navy is planning to deploy warships and a destroyer to the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea in the near future, navy deputy commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham...

Lockheed Receives Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Demonstration Contracts
25 January 2011 Lockheed has been awarded two contracts worth $218m for the demonstration phase of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) programme. ...

Thai Navy to Purchase Two Submarines
25 January 2011 The Royal Thai Navy has plans to purchase two second-hand submarines at a cost of 6bn-7bn baht ($193m) as part of a ten-year plan to streamline the armed forces. Navy chief Kamthorn...

BAE to Provide Gun Systems for US Navy LCS
24 January 2011 BAE has been awarded a contract to equip ten US Navy littoral combat ships (LCS), which will be built by the Lockheed-led team, with 57mm mk110 gun systems. The company will also provide...

Navantia Delivers Final Frigate to Royal Norwegian Navy
24 January 2011 Navantia has delivered the F-314 Thor Heyerdahl frigate to the Royal Norwegian Navy at the Fene-Ferrol shipyard, Spain. Thor Heyerdahl is the last of a series of five F-310 Class frigates...

UK MoD Renews CAE Helicopter Training Support Services Contract
24 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a five-year contract to CAE to continue providing training support services for the Royal Navy's helicopter training systems. Training support...

China Refurbishes Soviet Aircraft Carrier
24 January 2011 China has nearly completed the restoration of an old Soviet Kuznetsov Class aircraft carrier, the Varyag, and could make its first sea trip very soon, Kanwa Information Centre head Andrei Chang...

US Scientists Develop Sonic Cloak to Make Submarines Invisible
21 January 2011 Scientists from the University of Illinois, US, have developed and successfully demonstrated an acoustic metamaterial cloak that could make submarines completely invisible to sonar and...

Singapore Deploys Seahawks Naval Helicopters
21 January 2011 The Singapore Armed Forces has boosted the country's naval defence by deploying an additional six new S-70B Sikorsky Seahawks naval helicopters. The Seahawks will operate from Republic...

Australia May Purchase Decommissioned UK Ships
21 January 2011 Australia may buy the UK Royal Navy's decommissioned ships, which were scrapped due to UK Government defence spending cuts last year. Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith said he...

Indian Navy to Decommission INS Virat by 2018
21 January 2011 The Indian Navy is planning to decommission its lone aircraft carrier warship, INS Virat, by 2018. The 226.5m-long INS Virat is a Centaur Class aircraft carrier with a full load...

Lebanese Navy to Receive Offshore Patrol Vessel
20 January 2011 The US Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Maritime Security Strategies (MSS) for a Coastal Security Craft (CSC) for the Lebanese Navy to help maintain its maritime security. The...

Rockwell to Support US Navy CH-53E Helicopter Programme
20 January 2011 Rockwell has been awarded a modification contract to provide AN/ARC-210(V) electronic radio and ancillary equipment in support of the CH-53E programme. The company will supply 132 units each...

DCNS to Provide TLS Services for French Frigates
20 January 2011 DCNS has been awarded a contract to provide through-life support (TLS) services for the French Navy La Fayette-class frigates at Toulon naval base. Under the €60m contract, DCNS will...

Equatorial Guinea Navy to Receive Two OPVs from Israel
20 January 2011 Israel Shipyards (ISL) will deliver two 62m offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to Equatorial Guinea's small navy. The shipyard has also provided intensive operational and maintenance training to...

Tods to Provide Bow Sonar Domes for Australian Destroyers
19 January 2011 Tods Defence has been awarded a contract to design and build three bow sonar domes for the new fleet of Royal Australian Navy Hobart Class air warfare destroyers. The Hobart Class destroyer...

Rolls-Royce to Power US Navy Littoral Combat Ships
19 January 2011 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a marine naval surface ship contract to supply gas turbines and waterjets for ten US Navy littoral combat ships (LCS). Under the contract, each LCS will be...

Agusta to Continue Integrated Merlin Operational Support for UK Navy
19 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the 25-year integrated merlin operational support (IMOS) contract to AgustaWestland to provide support services to UK Royal Navy's AW101...

Iran to Build New-Generation Destroyers
19 January 2011 Iran is preparing to start designing and manufacturing a new generation of destroyers, Iranian Navy deputy commander Rear Admiral Gholamreza Khadem Beigham has said. "The assembly line for...

Dutch and Belgian Navies to Receive Thales Radar System
18 January 2011 The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) of the Dutch Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Thales to supply advanced processing extensions (APX) electronic radar support measures...

Thales to Service UK Navy Volume Search Radar
18 January 2011 Thales has been awarded an 18-month contract for the maintenance and support of S1850M volume search radars installed on the Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring Class vessels. Under the contract,...

Cambridge to Supply Radar Scan Conversion for UK Navy
18 January 2011 Cambridge Pixel has been awarded a contract by BAE for deployment of its SPx radar scan conversion solutions on the UK Navy's Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. ...

Lockheed to Upgrade US Navy Submarine Sonar Systems
18 January 2011 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Lockheed to continue providing sonar systems for its submarines to enable the fleet to maintain an acoustic advantage. The $84m contract has options that,...

Russia Plans New Shipyards for Mistral Construction
17 January 2011 Russia will build new shipyards specifically to construct the French Mistral Class helicopter carriers on Kotlin Island near St Petersburg in the Baltic Sea. An official said the new...

Indian Navy Marine Commandos to be Equipped with Israeli Rifles
17 January 2011 The Indian Navy marine commandos (MARCOS) will be armed with Israeli-made Tavor assault rifles and Galil sniper rifles to enhance their operational capability. A defence ministry official said...

GD to Upgrade US Navy Warship
17 January 2011 GD Nassco has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Defense to provide upgrades and maintenance services for the amphibious warship, USS Pearl Harbor. The contract is a...

Lockheed to Support US Navy Helicopter Fleet
17 January 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a range of production and development contracts worth $360m to provide a spectrum of systems aboard the US Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter fleet. US Navy MH-60...

Iran and Djibouti Agree to Boost Naval Cooperation
14 January 2011 Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and Djiboutian Army joint chief of staff Fathi Ahmad Hossein have agreed to boost mutual cooperation in naval fields. The two sides...

US Navy May Select Raytheon Griffin Missile for LCS
14 January 2011 The US Navy may select Raytheon Griffin missiles to replace the non-line of sight (NLOS) missile on its Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), US surface warfare division director Rear Admiral Frank...

Turkish Submarine Plans Move Ahead
14 January 2011 Turkey's multibillion-dollar submarine deal has received financial support worth €2.187bn in the form of a major loan agreement between German banks and the Turkish Treasury. Turkey and...

Danish Navy Helicopter Service to be Controlled by Air Force
14 January 2011 The Danish Navy's Lynx helicopter service control has been transferred from the navy to the air force as per the government's 2010-2014 defence settlement. The handover implies that eight...

Northrop Assembles DDG 1000 Engineering Control System Units
13 January 2011 Northrop has completed assembly of engineering control system (ECS) distributed control units (DCUs) and remote terminal units (RTUs) for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer programme ahead...

Indian Navy to Induct Two New Fleet Tankers
13 January 2011 The Indian Navy will induct two new Italian-built fleet tankers this year to boost its blue-water warfare and strategic reach capabilities. The first tanker, INS Deepak, will be commissioned on...

Thales to Support Australian Navy Tactical Maritime Network
13 January 2011 Thales Australia has been awarded an in-service support contract by the Australian Department of Defence under the SEA 1442 phase 3 programme for a maritime tactical wide area network. Under...

Malta Orders New Maritime Patrol Aircraft
13 January 2011 The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have signed a contract with Aerodata for the procurement of a second maritime patrol aircraft, the King Air B200. The €9.696m contract is the fourth...

Lockheed to Support Taiwanese Navy Aircraft
12 January 2011 Taiwan has awarded a firm, fixed-price contract to Lockheed to supply mission system spares to outfit new avionics components for 12 P-3C Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. The...

GEA to Refurbish US Navy F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Aircraft
12 January 2011 General Electric Aviation (GEA) has been awarded a logistics requirements contract for repair, replacement, and programme support for F414 engine components on F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft...

Chinese Navy Adds Two New Patrol Ships
12 January 2011 The Chinese Navy has commissioned two large sea surveillance ships, in the 1,000t and 1,500t classes, to better protect the country's maritime rights and interests. The two patrol ships have...

South Korea to Install Sensors to Guard Against North Korean Submarines
12 January 2011 South Korea's military is planning to install underwater sensors near frontier islands in the Yellow Sea to guard against attacks by North Korea's submarines. "We plan to install a number...

US Marine Corps F-35 Programme Receives Additional Funding
11 January 2011 The US Marine Corps F-35 joint strike fighter has been given an additional $4.6bn funding boost and put on a two-year probation. The funding and delay in purchase will help Lockheed to...

Israeli Navy to Receive New Submarines
11 January 2011 The Israeli Navy is to receive and absorb two new German-made Dolphin Class submarines into service. The addition of the two submarines, alongside the existing three, has increased the...

Royal Brunei Navy Adds New Patrol Vessels
11 January 2011 The Royal Brunei Navy has officially accepted two Darussalam Class Patrol Vessels, KDB Darussalam and KDB Darulehsan, into its fleet at Lurssen Shipyard, Germany. The new addition will...

New Defence System to Protect Ships from Pirates
11 January 2011 UK scientists and engineers are developing a new laser cannon-based defence system which can be mounted on ships and boats to help fight pirates from boarding the vessels. The new...

India to Build New Naval Research Centre
10 January 2011 India is to build a new naval research centre for warships to boost its sea defences and maritime security, and to counter the threat of China in the Indian Ocean. The $133m National Institute...

Indian Navy to Commission UAV Squadron
10 January 2011 The Indian Navy will commission a squadron consisting of Israeli-built Searcher and Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Porbandar, Gujarat, on 17 January to enhance its coastal...

Lockheed to Equip South Korean Destroyer
10 January 2011 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee letter contract, with performance incentives, to equip the third South Korean destroyer, KDX-III Ship 3, with its Aegis weapon system. ...

Japan to Hold Naval Drills with US Warships
10 January 2011 The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force will begin joint naval drills with the US Navy warships in the East China Sea, west of Kyushu island today, the Japanese Defense Ministry has said. The...

Thales to Provide Technical and Maintenance Support to Estonian Navy
07 January 2011 The Estonian Navy has awarded a contract to Thales to provide 12 months of technical and maintenance support to two mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs), ENS Admiral Cowan and ENS Sakala. The...

Lockheed Awarded Management and Engineering Contract by US Navy
07 January 2011 Lockheed has been awarded a modification follow-on contract for management and engineering services for the US Navy's DDG 51 Class and CG 47 Class ships. Under the terms of the contract,...

Japan and US Shipborne Ballistic Missile Project Shelved
07 January 2011 The US-Japan ballistic missile defence open architecture research (BMDOAR) programme to develop software for a shipborne ballistic missile defence system has been cancelled due to disagreements...

India and US Begin Salvex Exercise
07 January 2011 US and Indian Navy divers have begun the joint salvage exercises (SALVEX) series of exercises off Port Blair in the Andaman Sea, India. SALVEX is a seven-day exercise aimed to strengthen US...

Philippine Navy to Receive Newer, Faster Boats
06 January 2011 The Philippine Navy will be upgraded through the induction of newer and faster boats to guard the country's maritime resources and oil exploration areas in disputed territories, President...

SAIC to Design Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel Concept for DARPA
06 January 2011 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to SAIC to develop a new autonomous unmanned surface vessel concept to help counter modern submarine threats. ...

South Korean Navy to Conduct Naval War Games
06 January 2011 South Korean Naval and Marine forces are to hold two days of joint war games from 7 January to simulate an infiltration by North Korean troops across the tense Yellow Sea border. ...

Pakistani Navy Inducts New Training Ship
06 January 2011 The Pakistani Navy has inducted a new training ship, PNS Rahnaward, into its fleet to provide quality training to its cadets and sailors. The 59.35m-long Rahnaward was acquired from the...

BAE to Support Combat Management System on UK Frigates
05 January 2011 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE to support the combat management system (CMS) on Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates and fleet auxiliary (RFA) Argus. The £47m...

South Korea Increases Surveillance Against North Korean Subs
05 January 2011 The South Korean military has boosted its surveillance against North Korean submarines by deploying five additional anti-submarine aircraft. South Korea had 11 P-3CK maritime surveillance...

DCNS Constructs Third FREMM Frigate for French Navy
05 January 2011 DCNS has begun the construction of the third French multimission frigate (FREMM), Provence, for the French Navy at its Lorient facility. The company is currently constructing four such ships,...

GD to Deliver Open Architecture-Based Combat Systems for Austal LCS
05 January 2011 General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Austal to deliver open architecture-based combat systems for ten Independence Class littoral combat ships (LCS). ...

China Develops New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile
04 January 2011 China is nearing the completion stage of its new anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) programme, which is capable of sinking aircraft carriers, US naval official Admiral Robert F Willard has...

Iran Receives New Naval Cruise Missile Systems
04 January 2011 The Iranian Navy has received new naval cruise missile systems in a move to boost the nation's defence capability, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said. "The...

Russia to Purchase Amphibious Assault Warships
04 January 2011 Russia has agreed to pay €1.37bn ($1.81bn) for two French Mistral Class amphibious assault warships, including joint construction of the vessels. The first ship will cost €720m and...

US Navy Awards Littoral Combat Ship Contract
04 January 2011 The US Navy has awarded a fixed-price incentive contract to Lockheed and Austal for a total of 20 littoral combat ships (LCS) between now and 2015. Lockheed has been awarded an contract...

December 2010

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Pakistan Navy Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Missile
24 December 2010 The Pakistan Navy has successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, the Ghauri Hatf 5, at the end of a field-training military drill. The Ghauri Hatf 5 missile is powered by...

Season's Greetings
24 December 2010 naval-technology.com will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Our full daily news service will return on 4 January 2011. Thank you for your support in 2010 and we wish you a...

US Navy Launches First Aircraft Using Electromagnetic System
24 December 2010 The US Navy has launched the first F / A-18E Super Hornet aircraft using the new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). EMALS is a...

Portuguese Navy Commissions Second Class 209PN Submarine
24 December 2010 The Portuguese Navy has accepted and commissioned the second Class 209PN submarine, NRP Arpao, at the Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The new submarine, which was...

South Korea Holds Anti-Submarine Drills
24 December 2010 The South Korean Navy has begun new three-day anti-submarine exercises in the Sea of Japan near the heavily armed border a month after deadly North Korean artillery attacks. The country...

Australian Navy to Acquire Communications Equipment for Anzac-Class Frigates
23 December 2010 The Australian Federal Government has given First Pass Approval to modernise the communications capability of the Royal Australian Navy's eight Anzac-class frigates. The communications...

UK Deploys Warship to Afghanistan
23 December 2010 The UK Royal Navy has deployed the HMS Cumberland to support troops fighting in Afghanistan during the festive period, as part of a new agreement between the UK and France. HMS Cumberland...

US Navy Awards Minehunting Sonar Contract to BAE
23 December 2010 BAE has been awarded a contract to deliver an upgraded minehunting sonar system to the US Navy. Under the $14m contract, BAE will provide four upgraded AN/SQQ-32(V)4 sonar sets to replace...

Russia Recalls Nuclear Submarine
23 December 2010 Russia has recalled its first Borei-class nuclear submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky, from sea trials for further inspections. Institute of Thermotechnics engineer Yuri Solomonov said the...

Russia Begins Construction of First Project 11356 Frigate for Black Sea Fleet
22 December 2010 The construction of Russia's first frigate for its Black Sea Fleet has begun at Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad. The ship is the first of three frigates to be built...

IRGC Navy Dispatches Fleet of Warships to Qatar
22 December 2010 The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has dispatched a fleet of warships to Qatar to expand defence ties and cooperation, IRGC Naval Forces Lieutenant Commander Alireza Tangsiri...

ST Marine to Upgrade Australian Navy Vessel
22 December 2010 ST Marine has been awarded its first contract with the Royal Australian Navy, to upgrade and modify its combat logistics vessel, HMAS Success. The 157.2m-long vessel, which has a...

New Zealand Upgrades Anzac-Class Frigate
22 December 2010 The Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac frigate, HMNZS Te Mana, has rejoined the fleet after undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade. HMNZS Te Mana is one of two frigates that has undergone...

AT&T to Provide Wireless Service and Devices to US Navy
21 December 2010 AT&T Mobility has been awarded an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract, along with Sprint-Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to provide...

Indian Navy to Induct its First Italian-Built Tanker Ships
21 December 2010 The Indian Navy is set to induct the first of two Italian-made tanker ships, INS Deepak, into its fleet by the end of January 2011. The tankers will be used to send supplies to its...

China Reveals Plans to Build First Aircraft Carrier
21 December 2010 The Chinese Government has, for the first time, officially revealed the details of its first aircraft carrier. According to the State Oceanic Administration report, China's first...

Russia Seeks Extra Funds to Complete Frigates for Indian Navy
21 December 2010 Yantar, Russia's naval shipyard, has sought $100m extra funds from Rosoboronexport to complete three Talwar Class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. The three frigates, currently at...

Russia Postpones Next Bulava Missile Test to 2011
20 December 2010 Russia has postponed the next submarine test launch of its troubled intercontinental nuclear missile Bulava until 2011, originally scheduled for 17 December. An unidentified defence...

BrahMos Aerospace JV to Supply Brahmos Missiles Until 2017
20 December 2010 Russian-Indian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace has signed new contracts to supply Brahmos missiles until 2017. NPO Machine Building Military Industrial Corporation chief designer Alexander...

US Navy Awards Tomahawk Missile Contract to Raytheon
20 December 2010 Raytheon has been awarded a $209m modification contract for the procurement of 196 fiscal 2011 Tomahawk block IV all-up-round missiles. The modified contract allows the procurement of...

Saab to Deliver Self-Protection Systems for German Naval Vessels
20 December 2010 Saab has received a follow-on order from Rheinmetall to equip the Federal German Navy vessels with radar ESM and laser warning systems. The self-protection system is a part of an...

UK MoD Announces Final Results of Royal Navy Review
17 December 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the final results of the navy review in a written ministerial statement that explains the changes to the Royal Navy's surface fleet. The MoD...

ITT to Produce Surveillance Systems for Norwegian Submarines
17 December 2010 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation has awarded a contract to ITT Corporation to provide six tactical radar electronic support measures (ESM) and surveillance systems for its Ula...

Cobham to Support US Navy Radar Systems
17 December 2010 Cobham has been selected to provide major radio frequency and microwave assemblies for Aegis surveillance and fire control radar systems on the US Navy's Arleigh Burke guided missile...

Lockheed MH-60R Could be Australia's New Naval Helicopter
17 December 2010 The Sikorsky / Lockheed MH-60R (Romeo) is likely to be Australia's new naval helicopter in a deal worth $1.5bn. Australian Strategic Policy Institute analyst Andrew Davies said the...

India to Construct Additional Stealth Destroyers
16 December 2010 The Indian Government has agreed to indigenously construct four guided-missile stealth destroyers under the Project-15B programme at Mazagon Docks, Mumbai, India. The Rs300bn ($6.54bn)...

Hydroid to Provide Littoral Battlespace Sensing Autonomous Undersea Vehicles
16 December 2010 Hydroid has been awarded a contract from Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to provide Littoral Battlespace Sensing (LBS) Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) and...

Russia Launches Upgraded Submarine Missile Cruiser
16 December 2010 The Russian Zvezdochka Shipbuilder has launched the K-407 Novomoskovsk, strategic submarine missile cruiser after an interim overhaul and modernisation programme. Novomoskovsk is the...

NGV Tech to Construct Training Vessels for Malaysian Navy
16 December 2010 NGV Tech is to construct two training / patrol vessels in collaboration with Daewoo for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). NGV Tech Executive Chairman Datuk Zulkifli Shariff said the company...

US Navy Awards Trident Missile Contract
15 December 2010 Lockheed has been awarded a fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth $920.7m to make Trident II (D5) missiles and provide related support. The...

Japan to Deploy Patriot Missile Interceptors
15 December 2010 The Japanese Government plans to deploy interceptor missiles at air bases across the nation to counter the threat of North Korea's ballistic missiles. The new defence policy, to be approved...

UK Navy to Launch its Biggest-Ever Nuclear Submarine
15 December 2010 The UK Royal Navy will launch its biggest nuclear submarine, HMS Ambush, worth £1.2bn, at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria on 16 December. The 291ft-long HMS Ambush has a displacement capacity...

France Launches Naval Drone Demonstrator
15 December 2010 France has launched the Espadon (swordfish) unmanned surface vehicle demonstrator of a naval surface drone. The demonstrator, christened Sterenn Du, is a drone-carrying drone developed under...

Lockheed to Prepare Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter for US Navy
14 December 2010 The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a contract to Lockheed and Kaman Aerospace for K-MAX unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for deployment. The $45.8m contract includes delivery of...

France Ready to Transfer Warship Technology to Russia
14 December 2010 France has agreed to transfer warship technology to Russia and hopes to complete a deal to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers, French Prime Minister François Fillon has said. "We see...

Russia Has No Plans to Build New Aircraft Carriers
14 December 2010 Russia has no plans to build any new aircraft carriers in the near future, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "No, there are no such plans," he commented in response to...

GD to Deliver Upgrade Kits for RG-31 MRAP Vehicles
14 December 2010 The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded a $317.4m delivery-order modification to GD Land Systems Canada for upgrade kits for RG-31 Mk5E mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP)...

India Decommissions Last Foxtrot Class Submarine
13 December 2010 The Indian Navy has decommissioned the last of the Foxtrot Class submarines, INS Vagli, after 36 years of operational service. INS Vagli's retirement brings the number of submarines in India...

Russia May Upgrade Bulava Missile For Ground Launches
13 December 2010 Russia's new Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) could be fired from ground-based launchers after a slight modification, says missile designer Yury Solomonov. "This task is...

GD Wins Development of Advanced Submarine Technologies Contract
13 December 2010 The US Navy has awarded a contract modification to GD Electric Boat to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. According to the contract, Electric...

US Navy Awards Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Contract
13 December 2010 Northrop has been awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract extension for continuation of work on the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, CVN 79. As per the terms of the $323.6m...

Indian Navy Receives First Indigenous Anti-Submarine Rockets
10 December 2010 The Indian Navy has received its first lot of 20 indigenous anti-submarine missiles. The rockets were developed in two variants that can strike at a range of 1.5km and 6km, and were...

Russian Navy Deploys British Submersible
10 December 2010 The Russian Navy has deployed a British-made remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Seaeye Panther Plus, into service with the Black Sea Fleet. Seaeye Panther Plus is designed to perform...

US Senator Rejects Navy Decision to Buy Coastal Warship Designs
10 December 2010 US Senator John McCain has opposed the US Navy's decision to buy ten coastal warships each from Lockheed and Austal and has suggested picking just one design. McCain said US Congress lacked...

Israeli Navy Reveals Details of New Underwater Missions Unit
10 December 2010 The Israel Navy has unveiled details of its new underwater missions unit, which is designed to conduct sabotage and reconnaissance operations. Unit commander Major Oren said the unit...

Nuclear Warheads Ready for Russia's Bulava Missile
09 December 2010 The nuclear warheads for Russia's new Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile have already been developed, missile designer Yury Solomonov has said. "The nuclear payload will have...

Indian Navy Commissions New Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel
09 December 2010 The Indian Navy has commissioned its new naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV), INS Sumitra, at Goa Shipyard, India. INS Sumitra is the fourth in a series of NOPVs that are being...

GD to Support Engineering Services for US Submarine Programme
09 December 2010 The US Navy has awarded GD Electric Boat an order to support engineering and design services for the its Ohio Replacement Programme. The $8.8m order modifies an existing $76m contract signed...

HMS Albion Named as Royal Navy Flagship
09 December 2010 HMS Albion has been named as the UK Royal Navy's new flagship, taking over the role from HMS Ark Royal, which will be decommissioned in January 2011. The 176m-long, 8,000t assault ship has...

North Korean New Mini-Submarines Equipped with Torpedoes
08 December 2010 North Korea's new midget submarines are equipped with torpedo launch tubes, according to intelligence sources. Satellite imagery and an intelligence tip confirmed that 4m-long...

Iran is Self-Sufficient in Torpedo and Missile Production
08 December 2010 The Iranian Navy has become self-sufficient in the production of torpedoes and other shore-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles, according to Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah...

Northrop to Support US Navy Hull and Deck Machinery Systems
08 December 2010 Northrop's subsidiary AMSEC was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order by the US Navy for engineering, technical and logistics services, and maintenance and installation / alteration support...

Indian Navy to Install AIP System on Scorpene Submarines
08 December 2010 The Indian Navy is considering a proposal to equip Scorpene submarines, which are under construction, with an air independent propulsion (AIP) system to overcome the risk of detection. ...

India to Have a Nuclear Triad by 2012
07 December 2010 India will join the US, Russia and China, the only three countries to have fully operational nuclear weapon triads, with the capability to fire nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air and sea...

Iran Plans to Mass Produce New Submarines
07 December 2010 The Iranian Navy is planning to mass produce new long-range submarines and to deploy more warships in the Persian Gulf, Iranian Navy's deputy commander rear admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham...

Australian Air-Warfare Destroyers to be Equipped with Thales SATCOM Systems
07 December 2010 Thales Australia has signed a deal to supply satellite communications (SATCOM) systems for Australia's three new air-warfare destroyers (AWDs) to meet current and future needs of the AWDs. ...

Britain to Go Without Carrier Strike Capability for the Next Decade
07 December 2010 Britain will be left without an aircraft carrier capable of launching jets for the next decade as the navy is all set to decommission its flagship, HMS Ark Royal, next month. The country will...

Babcock Wins UK Submarine LOP(R) Contract
06 December 2010 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Babcock to begin the planning phase for the multi-million pound refit of the Trident ballistic missile submarine, HMS Vengeance. ...

UK Navy Type 23 Frigate to Undergo Major Refit
06 December 2010 Babcock will provide a number of significant upgrades in a substantial refit of the UK Navy's type 23 frigate, the HMS Kent. The upgrades will include fitting a Sonar 2087, the tactical...

Indian Navy to Increase Combat Capabilities in Next Five Years
06 December 2010 The Indian Navy is prepared to enhance its combat capabilities in the next five to six years with a wide range of ships, submarines and choppers set to join its fleet. The fleet will include...

Chile to Boost its Naval Capability
06 December 2010 BAE has signed a two-year extended agreement with Chilean ship build and repair organisation ASMAR to support Chile’s Type 22 and Type 23 frigates, and to enhance the country's naval...

Japan, US Start Massive Military Drills
03 December 2010 Japan and the US have started joint military drills in waters off Japan's southern islands. About 34,000 Japanese Self-Defence Force personnel, with 40 warships and 250 aircraft, will join...

Russia to Bid for Indian Navy Contract
03 December 2010 Russia's biggest arms trader Rosoboronexport is bidding for a tender worth $11bn to supply submarines to India by offering its latest low-noise, fourth-generation Amur 1650-class...

US, South Korea Conclude Joint Exercise
03 December 2010 The US and South Korean navies have concluded a major four-day joint naval exercise. About five South Korean vessels, including two 4,500t destroyers and an anti-submarine aircraft,...

US Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship
03 December 2010 The US Navy will christen its new littoral combat ship (LCS), the Fort Worth, on 4 December at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, US. The Fort Worth has been designed...

Russia Delays Delivery of Nerpa Submarine to Indian Navy
02 December 2010 The much-awaited Akula-II class Nerpa attack submarine from Russia will not meet its year-end schedule of delivery to the India's navy, according to Indian naval sources. The 110m-long,...

Raytheon Delivers 500th Radar Warning Receiver to US Navy
02 December 2010 Raytheon has delivered the 500th ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver to the US Navy. The ALR-67(V)3 is the US Navy standard for digital radar warning receiver technology and is an...

Iran Plans to Indigenise Naval Equipment in Ten Years
02 December 2010 Iran is planning to indigenise and renovate two-thirds of the equipment used by the Islamic Republic Army's Navy in the next ten years, Iranian Army commander Major General Ataollah Salehi...

South African Navy Foresees 22-Ship Fleet by 2030
02 December 2010 The South African Navy's 2030 blueprint seeks a fleet of 22 warships and submarines, Chief Director Maritime Strategy, rear admiral Bernhard Teuteberg has announced. Teuteberg presented...

Naval-Technology Launches Major Defence Industry Survey
02 December 2010 To understand what our readers view as the most important business issues for 2011-2012, naval-technology.com is launching a major industry survey covering all its readers worldwide. We...

New Zealand Frigate Exercises Alongside Australian Vessels
01 December 2010 The Royal New Zealand Navy's first of two Anzac-class frigates, HMNZS Te Kaha (F77), has been exercising alongside Australian ships to hone its operational capability. HMNZS Te Kaha's...

UK Alters Warship Specifications
01 December 2010 The UK has scaled back the specifications for a new type warship to shrink costs, tackle a record budget deficit and allow more vessels to be ordered, a senior defence source has said. ...

Iran Plans to Launch New Destroyer in the Caspian Sea
01 December 2010 Iran plans to launch an indigenous, more advanced destroyer in the Caspian Sea, Iranian Navy Commander Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi said. Mousavi said the destroyer was under construction at...

Russia to Finalise Submarine for Bulava Missile Tests
01 December 2010 Russia has announced that it will decide on the submarine to be used in further tests of its Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile by 10 December. The exact date of the launch will...

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Russian Naval Infantry to be Equipped with Bulletproof Life Vests
30 November 2010 The Russian naval infantry is to be equipped with bulletproof life vests, according to naval infantry commander Major General Alexander Kolpachenko. The vest has been designed for naval...

Iran Unveils First Mobile Simulator for Submarines
30 November 2010 The Iranian Navy has unveiled its first indigenously built mobile simulators for its Tareq-class submarines. According to Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the...

Saab to Upgrade Radars on Canadian Navy Halifax-Class Frigates
30 November 2010 Saab has received an additional order from Lockheed to further enhance the Sea Giraffe 150 HC 2D radar on the Canadian Navy's Halifax-class frigates. The additional SEK108m ($15.4m) order...

Sri Lanka Navy Acquires Fast Attack Craft
30 November 2010 The Sri Lankan Navy is to acquire six fast attack craft to protect its exclusive economic zone. Navy commander Vice-Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe confirmed that four craft had already...

North Korea Could Test-Fire Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
29 November 2010 North Korea may test-fire a medium-range ballistic missile with a range of 3,000km in the next few months. The Sankei Shimbun, a Japanese daily, reported that North Korea was collaborating...

Russia to Continue Anti-Piracy Missions Off Somalia Coast, Says President
29 November 2010 Russia will continue its anti-piracy missions with Russian warships patrolling commercial shipping routes off the Somali coast, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has said. The president...

Saab to Supply Coastal Surveillance System to India
29 November 2010 Saab has been awarded a task order from the Indian Maritime Authority Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) to supply a coastal surveillance system for the entire Indian coast. ...

UK Navy Bids Farewell to Harrier Aircraft
29 November 2010 The UK Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm has officially bid farewell to 30-year carrier-borne STOVL operations when a BAE Harrier GR9 launched from the deck of HMS Ark Royal for the last time. ...

Malaysia and Brunei Hold Joint Naval Exercise
26 November 2010 The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) and the Royal Brunei Navy (TLDB) are participating in a week-long joint naval exercise, Exercise Hornbill 20/10, which began on 22 November in the South China...

Slovenia Receives New Russian Patrol Boat
26 November 2010 Slovenia has taken delivery of a Project 10410 Svetlyak Class multipurpose patrol boat, the Triglav, from Russia at the Slovenian port of Koper. The $35m Triglav has been delivered as a...

Northrop Launches Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Ship
26 November 2010 Northrop has successfully launched the company's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington (LPD 24), the eighth ship of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) Class at the Gulf Coast facilities. ...

Indian Patrol Aircraft to be Equipped with Telephonics Radar
26 November 2010 Telephonics has been awarded a contract by Boeing to supply APS-143C(V)3 multimode radar (MMR) for India's P-8i maritime patrol aircraft. As per the terms of the contract, Telephonics...

Raytheon to Manufacture Bomb Rack System for US Navy
25 November 2010 The US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to Raytheon for engineering and manufacturing development of the BRU-69/A multipurpose bomb rack...

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky Offer Cyclone Helicopter to German Navy
25 November 2010 Rheinmetall and Sikorsky have offered the Cyclone Naval Helicopter to the German Navy, as part of the navy's planned procurement of 30 multirole naval helicopters to replace its current Sea...

US Navy Awards Aircraft Maintenance Services Contract to URS
25 November 2010 URS Corporation is to provide maintenance support services for 300 US Navy aircraft at Naval Air Stations in California, Washington and Virginia. According to the terms of the agreement, URS...

Iran's Indigenous Destroyer Begins First International Mission
25 November 2010 Iran's domestically built destroyer, the Jamaran, is all set to start its first international mission in the Gulf of Aden, Iranian Navy official Fariborz Ghaderpanah has said. "The destroyer,...

German Frigates to be Equipped with Cassidian's New Radar
24 November 2010 The German Navy's new F125 frigates will be equipped with Cassidian's newly developed TRS-4D/NR radar to better detect movements on water and in the air. The TRS-4D radar is an improvised...

UK Submarine Completes Refuelling
24 November 2010 HMS Vigilant of the UK Royal Navy has been successfully refuelled by Babcock under the two-year long overhaul period (refuel) (LOP(R)) programme. The third Vanguard Class nuclear submarine...

Dutch Navy Launches Second Patrol Vessel
24 November 2010 The Royal Netherlands Navy has successfully launched the Zeeland, the second of four Holland Class vessels, at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The new patrol ship...

Brazilian Navy to Acquire Six Nuclear Submarines By 2047
24 November 2010 The Brazilian Navy plans to acquire six nuclear-powered submarines and 20 new conventional submarines by 2047. The first nuclear submarine is under construction and the other five will be built...

South Africa and Argentina Sign Defence Deal
23 November 2010 South Africa and Argentina have signed an agreement on defence development, military cooperation, and exchange of technology and innovation. Ministerial spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said...

North Korea Launches Attack on South Korean Military Base
23 November 2010 South Korea has retaliated after North Korea opened fire with around 200 artillery shells on a military base situated on the border island of Yeonpyong, killing at least two...

Sri Lankan Navy Participates in Joint Military Exercise
23 November 2010 The Sri Lankan Navy is taking part in a nine-day joint military exercise, Cormorant Strike, which began on 21 November 2010. The exercise provides an opportunity for different elements of...

US Navy Tests New Biofuel On Sea Hawk Helicopter
23 November 2010 The US Navy has successfully tested the new 50/50 biofuel blend on an MH60S Sea Hawk helicopter in a move to achieve the objective of decreasing its need for petroleum-based fuels. The...

Imtech Receives Orders for Dutch and Belgian Naval Ships
23 November 2010 Imtech has received orders for new and existing ships for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian Navies from Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and the Defence Material Organisation. Under...

BAE Delivers First Helmet-Mounted Display for UK Navy Lynx Helicopters
22 November 2010 BAE has delivered the first order of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system to the Royal Navy for use on the Lynx Mk8 helicopter. Royal Navy Lynx capability manager Lieutenant Commander...

Japan to Buy New P1 Patrol Planes
22 November 2010 The Japanese Ministry of Defence will purchase ten new P1 patrol aircraft within five years to monitor submarines and suspicious boats and to bolster security in its territorial waters. ...

HMS Dauntless Enters Service with UK Navy
22 November 2010 HMS Dauntless, the latest Type 45 destroyer, has entered service with the Royal Navy, the UK Ministry of Defence has said. Dauntless commanding officer Captain Richard Powell said the...

US Congress Could Approve Littoral Combat Ships Deal
22 November 2010 Congress is expected to approve US Navy plans to alter a wording change to move forward with a plan to buy littoral combat ships from two builders. The navy has plans to buy 20 ships,...

South Korea Bids for Brazilian Warship Project
19 November 2010 South Korea is bidding to sell 11 warships to the Brazilian Navy, which is seeking to build its maritime defence of offshore oil deposits. Daewoo Shipbuilding, a South Korean shipbuilder,...

Raytheon Wins US Navy Production Contract
19 November 2010 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the production and delivery of critical components of the Aegis weapons system for Arleigh Burke Class destroyers. Under the $240m...

US Navy to Commission Newest Guided Missile Destroyer
19 November 2010 The US Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer, Gravely (DDG 107), on 20 November 2010, in Wilmington, North Carolina, US. The 509ft-long Gravely is the...

CAE to Provide Mission Trainers for UK Navy
19 November 2010 CAE has been awarded a contract from Cobham Aviation to produce airborne tactical mission trainers to support the instruction of UK Royal Navy observers using four modified Beechcraft King...

East Timor to Acquire South Korean Navy Patrol Boats
18 November 2010 East Timor is to acquire two navy patrol boats from South Korea in a step to move out of Australia's military influence. The South Korean Navy boats with foreign-trained crews will patrol...

Russian Naval Task Force Joins Anti-Piracy Mission in the Gulf
18 November 2010 Russia's Pacific Fleet task force, led by the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer, will join the international anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa. The Admiral Vinogradov destroyer is...

Italian Navy Deploys Merlin Helicopters to Afghanistan
18 November 2010 The Italian Navy has deployed three AgustaWestland AW101 ASH helicopters to Afghanistan for the first time. The three helicopters are part of air task group "Shark" to support the...

US Navy to Purchase RELM P25 Trunked Communications Products
18 November 2010 RELM Wireless has received a blanket purchase agreement from the US Navy for new P25 trunked communications products. The purchase agreement includes RELM's trunked KNG portable radios,...

Navantia Delivers Second Patrol Boat to Venezuela
17 November 2010 Navantia has officially turned over the second of four BVL-type patrol vessels, the Yavire, ordered by the Venezuelan military in San Fernando, southern Spain. The 262ft-long Yavire has...

Iran Increases Presence in International Waters
17 November 2010 Iran plans to deploy more warships and destroyers in international waters, Iran's Army Naval Force Deputy Commander Gholamreza Khadem Bigham has said. "In the near future more flotillas as...

TCS to Deliver US Navy Satellite Communications Infrastructure and Service
17 November 2010 TeleCommunication Systems has been awarded an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) with next-generation...

Indian Navy to Procure Diver Propulsion Vehicles
17 November 2010 The Indian Navy intends to purchase diver propulsion vehicles (DPV) for its diving teams to enable them to carry out undersea clearing operations during combat in quicker times. A request...

Indian Navy Tightens IT Security Measures in the Directorate of Naval Operations
16 November 2010 The Indian Navy has set up stringent information technology security safety measures to avoid situations like the 2005 naval war-room leak case in the future, the Indian Defence Ministry has said....

France Plans Maritime Surveillance Fleet Upgrade
16 November 2010 The French Navy plans to overhaul its airborne maritime surveillance fleet during the coming years. The main focus of the modernisation thrust is the upgrade of Dassault Atlantique 2...

US Navy Awards Aegis Production Contract to Lockheed
16 November 2010 The US Navy has awarded a contract to Lockheed for the production of the Aegis weapon system for the DDG-113 destroyer, and advanced procurement funding for two additional systems for DDGs 114...

Boeing Submits Proposal for Next-Generation Aegis Missile Contract
16 November 2010 Boeing has submitted a proposal for the concept definition and programme planning phase of the next-generation Aegis missile (NGAM) to the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The MDA is expected...

Lockheed Eyes Second US Anti-Ship Missile Contract
15 November 2010 Lockheed is expecting to win a second US Defense Department contract for the further development of an air-launched long-range anti-ship missile. The new missiles are designed to destroy...

Israeli Forces to Benefit from Upgraded Shachaf Surveillance System
15 November 2010 The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has installed a new surveillance system on its Shachaf surveillance seaplane. The new $6m upgraded system, developed by the aerospace industry with the Israeli...

Northrop to Continue Design of US Navy Aircraft Carrier
15 November 2010 Northrop has been awarded a cost plus fixed fee contract modification from the US Navy to continue the engineering and design effort for the newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Gerald...

ManTech to Provide Engineering and Technical Services to US Navy
15 November 2010 ManTech has been awarded a contract from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to provide engineering and technical services for combat identification and air-traffic...

Japan Could Set Up New Unit to Monitor Chinese Navy
12 November 2010 Japan's military may set up a new unit to monitor Chinese naval operations in a move to counter the increasingly aggressive position of the Chinese Navy in the East China Sea. The new unit...

Australian Navy Takes Command of CTF-150
12 November 2010 The Royal Australian Navy has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) in the Middle East. CTF-150 is one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), formed from...

India to Stop Importing Warships
12 November 2010 The Indian Navy will stop relying on imported warships as all future procurements will be made in India, according to Indian Defence Minister AK Antony. A new procurement policy will be...

US Navy Receives First F-35 Fighter
12 November 2010 The US Navy has received its first stealth fighter F-35C Lightning II carrier variant at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. F-35C Lightning II, a fifth generation fighter...

India to Roll Out First Advanced Radar System by 2012
11 November 2010 India's first indigenously developed airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system is ready to be integrated with an Embraer 145 jet and could be fully operational by late 2011. ...

Trident Life Extension Could Cost the UK $2.3bn
11 November 2010 The operational life extension of the Trident missile-armed nuclear submarine could cost the UK $2.3bn, Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said. "There will be additional costs to maintaining...

Australia Requires 12 Long-Range Submarines for Security
11 November 2010 Australia will need 12 large, long-range submarines to shape its strategic future in the wake of warnings about China's growing military power, Paul Dibb, former head of the Strategic and...

UK Navy Recommisions Upgraded HMS Edinburgh
11 November 2010 The UK Navy's Type 42 destroyer, HMS Edinburgh, has rejoined the fleet after undergoing a £17.5m, 18-month upgrade at Portsmouth Naval Base. The refit, provided by BAE, included...

US Navy Awards Warship Contract to Austal
10 November 2010 Austal, the Western Australian shipbuilder, has accepted the US Navy's revised tender for ten littoral combat ships (LCS). In a proposed change to the LCS tender approach, the navy will buy...

GD to Produce Tomahawk CCLS Launch Tubes for US Navy
10 November 2010 General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been awarded a contract by Raytheon for the production of the composite capsule launch system (CCLS) for the Tomahawk missile. The...

Cassidian to Compile Interactive Documentation of German Navy Aircraft
10 November 2010 Cassidian has been awarded a contract to compile interactive electronic technical documentation (IETD) for the German Navy's P-3C Orion cup maritime patrol aircraft. The €15m contract...

Navantia Launches Spanish Navy Frigate
10 November 2010 Navantia has launched an F-105 frigate, Cristóbal Colón, for the Spanish Navy from the Fene-Ferrol shipyard. The F-105 is the fifth in the F-100 series and incorporates...

Malaysian Navy to Receive Six Littoral Combat Ships
09 November 2010 The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) will receive six littoral combat ships (LCS) from Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) over the next 15 years, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad...

UAE Navy to Receive Two Stealth Vessels in 2012
09 November 2010 Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilding company, has begun construction of the first of two Falaj 2 stealth vessels, for the United Arab Emirates Navy. The 55m-long Falaj 2, with a beam of 8.6m,.