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March 2015

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Construction begins Italian Navy's eighth FREMM frigate
02 March 2015 Construction on the Italian Navy's eighth Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel has started with the cutting of the first sheeting ceremony at Fincantieri's shipyard in Riva Trigoso...

US Navy launches future USS Gabrielle Giffords
02 March 2015 The US Navy has launched USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama,...

Three Canadian Navy Victoria-class submarines set for operational service
02 March 2015 Three Royal Canadian Navy Victoria-class diesel-electric submarines have reached operational...

Thales and Aselsan to continue missile launcher system development
02 March 2015 Thales has signed a new cooperation agreement with Turkish defence company Aselsan to continue the joint development of a missile launcher...

February 2015

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Comtech to implement adaptive coding capability for US Navy's TDMA ATIP terminals
27 February 2015 Comtech EF Data Corp, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, has received a $6.4m contract award extension from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to implement an...

Finmeccanica-Selex ES to support development of infrared seeker for FASGW (H)/ANL missile
27 February 2015 Finmeccanica-Selex ES has signed a contract with MBDA France and Sagem to support the development and production of an infrared seeker for the anti-surface guided weapon (heavy) / anti-navire...

US Navy contracts Lockheed for Radiant Mercury intelligence sharing system
27 February 2015 The US Navy has contracted Lockheed Martin to continue to support Radiant Mercury, a cross-domain intelligence sharing system that allows secure sharing of sensitive data between unclassified...

DRS Technologies to provide tactical communications systems for Anzac frigates
27 February 2015 DRS Technologies, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a contract to supply tactical integrated communications systems for the Royal New Zealand Navy's Anzac-class...

India delays induction of first Scorpene submarine
26 February 2015 The Indian Navy has delayed the induction of the first of six Scorpene-class submarines, according to Defence Minister Manohar...

Russian Navy ships granted access to Cypriot ports
26 February 2015 Russia has signed an agreement to dock its naval vessels at Cypriot ports, amid escalating tensions with the West over the ongoing crisis in...

Engility to provide product and technical support for US Navy's avionics platforms
26 February 2015 Engility has signed a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide product and technical services support for the development and testing of avionics platforms for the US...

Fendercare Marine to support UK Royal Navy's new OVP programme
26 February 2015 Fendercare Marine has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems Naval Ships to support the UK Royal Navy's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV)...

US Navy and MDA successfully test Aegis BMD 4.0 weapon system
25 February 2015 The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system at Nasa's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia,...

SAIC to provide architecture and systems engineering support to SPAWAR
25 February 2015 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been selected by the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to provide architecture and systems engineering...

RAN starts Romeo helicopter flight trials
25 February 2015 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has started the first class flight trials (FOCFT) of its MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter aboard the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth, in Cruiser Wharf, Garden...

US Navy conducts 155th test flight of Trident II D5 missile
25 February 2015 The US Navy has successfully conducted the 155th test flight of two unarmed Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 Fleet ballistic missiles, which were launched in the Pacific Ocean from a...

USMC MV-22 Osprey and KC-10 aircraft conduct first in-flight refuelling
24 February 2015 The US Marine Corps' (USMC) MV-22 Osprey has conducted a first in-flight refuelling with a US Air Force KC-10...

France deploys Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for operations against IS
24 February 2015 The French Navy's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has been deployed in the Gulf to take part in a campaign against Islamic State (IS) in...

Sweden's FMV contracts Saab to continue development of new lightweight torpedo
24 February 2015 Saab has secured orders worth approximately Skr175m ($20.86m) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the continued development of the new lightweight torpedo and maintenance...

Orbital ATK to supply additional AAR-47 missile warning systems to US Navy
24 February 2015 Orbital ATK has been awarded a $30m production contract from the US Navy to manufacture AAR-47 missile warning...

Ducommun receives Tomahawk components contract from Raytheon
23 February 2015 Raytheon has awarded contracts worth approximately $7.3m to Ducommun to continue manufacturing a range of interconnect and electronic assemblies for the US Navy's Tomahawk cruise...


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