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September 2015

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US Marines test ONR-developed augmented immersive team trainer system
02 September 2015 The US Marines have tested the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-developed augmented immersive team trainer (AITT) system, as part of live-fire training...

Raytheon tests its next-generation jammer prototypes
02 September 2015 Raytheon has successfully completed effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) testing for its next-generation jammer (NGJ) array prototypes at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air...

UK Royal Navy's future hi-tech warship design released
02 September 2015 British scientists and engineers have released designs for a high-tech Royal Navy vessel, offering a glimpse of navy's advanced future...

NAWCAD teams develop new solutions to address military technical issues
02 September 2015 Engineers and scientists from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) have demonstrated their proof-of-concept technology projects as part of Naval Air Systems Command's...

UK to invest £500m in Royal Navy's HM Naval Base Clyde
01 September 2015 The UK Chancellor George Osborne has committed £500m of funding for the Royal Navy's flagship submarine base HM Naval Base Clyde at...

US Navy awards $1.49bn contract to Boeing for P-8A Poseidon aircraft
01 September 2015 The US Navy has awarded a $1.49bn contract to Boeing for the delivery of 13 P-8A Poseidon aircraft to Australia and the...

US Navy’s R / V Neil Armstrong research vessel completes acceptance trials
01 September 2015 The US Navy's oceanographic research vessel, R / V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), has successfully completed acceptance trials, marking the final major milestone prior to the...

RAN's HMAS Canberra completes graduated operational test and trials programme
01 September 2015 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) landing helicopter dock vessel (LHD) HMAS Canberra has completed a graduated operational test and trials programme, achieving a key milestone towards...

August 2015

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Multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 2015 to begin on 31 August
28 August 2015 The US and Ukraine are set to co-host multinational maritime exercise, Sea Breeze 2015, which will begin on 31 August in Odessa, Ukraine, and the Black...

Australian Navy’s Nuship Adelaide completes final sea trials prior to delivery
28 August 2015 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) second landing helicopter dock (LHD) ship, Nuship Adelaide, has successfully completed second and final sea trials in Port Phillip...

Northrop awards second Australian supplier contract for Triton to Mincham Aviation
28 August 2015 South Australia-based Mincham Aviation has received a second Australian supplier contract from Northrop Grumman for the US Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production...

Raytheon and US Navy partner to improve AN / AQS-20A minehunting sonar
28 August 2015 Raytheon has collaborated with the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Division Newport, in a bid to improve the features of its AN / AQS-20A minehunting...

HMS Queen Elizabeth crew switch on its radar for first time
27 August 2015 The crew of the UK Royal Navy's Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has switched on the vessel's S1850M radar for the first...

US Navy uses undersea wireless technology to recharge UUVs
27 August 2015 The US Navy is developing methods to recharge underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) with the support of undersea wireless technology, in a bid to reduce time between missions and enhance...

Aecom receives task order to support US Naval Surface Warfare Center
27 August 2015 Aecom has secured a task order from the US Navy to deliver engineering and technical support services to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren...

Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers 100th SM-3 Block IB TDACS
27 August 2015 Aerojet Rocketdyne has delivered the 100th throttling divert and attitude control system (TDACS) for Raytheon's standard missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile...

Royal Navy's HMS Enterprise rescues 453 migrants from four boats
26 August 2015 The UK Royal Navy's multi-role survey vessel HMS Enterprise has identified four small migrant vessels and rescued 453 people from the Mediterranean...

USNS Spearhead completes first mission stop in support of SPS-JHSV 15
26 August 2015 US Navy and Marine personnel from USNS Spearhead have successfully completed the first mission stop in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) in...

US Navy and Northrop demonstrate MQ-8C Fire Scout's endurance capabilities
26 August 2015 Northrop Grumman and the US Navy have successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle...

Jenoptik to deliver generator controllers for US Navy helicopters
26 August 2015 Jenoptik's Defense & Civil Systems division has secured a series production contract to provide generator controllers for US Navy...

US Navy christens newest Virginia-class attack submarine as USS Idaho
25 August 2015 The US Navy has christened its newest Virginia-class attack submarine as USS Idaho (SSN 799), in honour of the long-standing history its namesake state has had with the...