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Mexican Navy to deploy VSTEP simulators
30 July 2014 VSTEP has been awarded a contract by the Mexican Navy to deliver class A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulators and 24 NAUTIS desktop-trainer...

Systems integration on US Navy’s future DDG 1000 destroyer nears completion
30 July 2014 Work under the US Navy’s next-generation DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer programme is nearing...

Royal Navy’s Wildcat HMA 2 set to be decommissioned
30 July 2014 The UK Royal Navy is set to decommission all seven of its Wildcat HMA 2 helicopters from its 700(W) Naval Air Squadron (NAS) this week, marking the end of their four-year...

GDLS Canada to deliver light-armoured vehicles to Peruvian Marines
29 July 2014 General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS)-Canada has been awarded a contract by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence to deliver light-armoured vehicles (LAV) to the Peruvian...

Australia to upgrade Nulka active missile decoy launch system
29 July 2014 The Australian Government has approved an upgrade of the Nulka active missile decoy defence system, as part of the SEA 1397 Phase 5B...

Pacific Energy to support US NAVFAC’s photovoltaic array project
28 July 2014 The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a contract to Pacific Energy Solutions to support its photovoltaic array project, which involves the procurement of...

Construction begins on new Russian Navy submarines
28 July 2014 Defence shipyard Sevmash has started work on the Russian Navy’s three new submarines, the Borei-class Knyaz Oleg and Yasen-class Krasnoyarsk and the Khabarovsk, in Severodvinsk,...

US Navy’s Coronado LCS to test Norwegian missile in September
28 July 2014 The US Navy's second Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) Coronado (LCS 4) is set to test launch Kongsberg’s naval strike missile (NSM) off Point Mugu, Southern California, US, in...

Japan to build two additional Aegis destroyers by 2020
25 July 2014 The Japanese Government is reportedly planning to build two more Aegis destroyers, integrated with the advanced missile defence systems, from 2016, with an anticipated completion date of...

Raytheon completes key design reviews of US air and missile defence radar
25 July 2014 Raytheon has successfully completed a hardware preliminary design review and integrated baseline review of the US Navy’s next generation air and ballistic missile defence radar, paving the way...

India, Japan and US navies start Malabar 2014 naval exercise
25 July 2014 Maritime forces from India, Japan and the US have started the annual multilateral Malabar 2014 naval exercise, which aims to enhance cooperation among participating...

AWS to offer support and maintenance services to HMS Protector
24 July 2014 Andrew Weir Shipping (AWS) has received a contract to provide support and maintenance services to the UK Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship, HMS Protector...

Northrop to upgrade US Navy’s Mk2 ship self-defence system
24 July 2014 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide a full range of engineering services for upgrades on the ship self-defence system Mk2 (SSDS Mk2)....

Istanbul Shipyard to integrate OceanWorks’ SEVDS into Turkish Navy vessels
24 July 2014 OceanWorks International has received a contract from Istanbul Shipyard to deliver three submarine emergency ventilation and decompression systems (SEVDS) for integration into three...

New Zealand Anzac frigates to integrate Ultra Electronics’ torpedo defence system
23 July 2014 Ultra Electronics’ Sonar Systems business has received a contract from the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver two Sea Sentor surface ship torpedo defence (SSTD) systems for the...

France to deliver Mistral-class vessels to Russia despite protests from key allies
23 July 2014 France will deliver Mistral-class aircraft carriers to Russia as planned, despite objections from key allies, the UK and US, over Moscow's reported involvement in the Ukrainian crisis,...

Russian Navy takes delivery of Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft
23 July 2014 The Russian Navy has received an upgraded Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft, which is designed to track and destroy enemy...

Australian Navy’s Romeo helicopter launches Mk54 torpedoes
22 July 2014 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) MH-60R Romeo maritime combat helicopters have successfully fired Mk54 lightweight torpedoes, as part of the ongoing deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test...

Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean completes engineering sea trials
22 July 2014 The UK Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean has successfully completed the initial phase of engineering sea trials, after undergoing a multimillion-pound...

USMC begins testing of robotic mule
22 July 2014 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) India Company 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment has begun testing of Boston Dynamics’ legged squad support system (LS3) at the Kahuku training area in Hawaii,...

Ingalls Shipbuilding signs US Navy’s LHA 8 affordability contract
21 July 2014 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding unit has received an affordability design contract from the US Navy to lower the construction and lifecycle cost for the amphibious...


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