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HMS Sutherland fires its 4.5in main gun for first time after refit
28 July 2015 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Sutherland has fired its 4.5in main gun for the first time after sucessfully completing an upgrade and substantial maintenance...

Russian Navy receives new diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol
28 July 2015 The Russian Navy has received a new diesel-electric submarine, Stary Oskol, strengthening its Black Sea...

Oshkosh to modernise USMC’s fleet of extendable boom forklifts
28 July 2015 Oshkosh Defense has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command to modernise its fleet of extendable boom forklifts...

US Navy and Rockwell partner for RNP-RNAV flight management system
28 July 2015 The US Navy has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Rockwell Collins for required navigation performance-area navigation (RNP-RNAV) flight management...

Lockheed to upgrade electronic warfare systems on US Navy’s fleet
27 July 2015 Lockheed Martin has secured a $154m contract with the US Navy to upgrade the electronic warfare systems on its...

Kestrel to supply its Kestrel 4500 meters for USMC Scout snipers
27 July 2015 Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters has won a supply contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) System Command to supply the material solution for its Scout sniper ballistic computers...

US launches criminal investigation against Sikorsky over aircraft contract
27 July 2015 The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has reportedly launched a criminal investigation against United Technologies Corp's (UTC) Sikorsky for allegedly overbilling the US Navy for a...

UK MoD shuts down naval test nuclear reactor in Scotland
24 July 2015 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ceased operations of the naval test reactor in the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) at Caithness in...

3D-printed aircraft trialled off UK Royal Navy’s warship
24 July 2015 Researchers from the University of Southampton have trialled a 3D-printed aircraft off the UK Royal Navy's warship, HMS...

Missile explosion damages US Navy’s USS The Sullivans destroyer
24 July 2015 A missile fired from the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), has exploded close to the vessel off the coast of...

Harris to deliver acoustic sensors contract for US Navy’s LWWAA system
24 July 2015 Harris has received a follow-on contract worth $15m to build, test, and deliver acoustic sensors for light weight wide aperture array (LWWAA) system aboard the US Navy's newest...

The Philippines takes control of two decommissioned Australian naval vessels
23 July 2015 The Royal Australian Navy has transferred the ownership of two decommissioned Balikpapan-class landing craft heavy vessels to the Philippine...

SAFE Boats to supply additional Mk VI patrol vessels to US Navy
23 July 2015 The US Navy has finalised a deal with SAFE Boats International (SBI) to purchase two Mk VI patrol boats (Mk VI...

Construction on US Navy’s Delbert D Black (DDG 119) destroyer begins
23 July 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has initiated fabrication of the US Navy's future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D Black (DDG...

Lockheed Martin prepares to deliver first MH-60R helicopters to Denmark
23 July 2015 Lockheed Martin is planning to deliver the first two of the US Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the Royal Danish Navy later this...

Australia and US naval forces complete Talisman Sabre 2015 joint exercise
22 July 2015 US and Australian naval forces have successfully completed the Talisman Sabre 2015 combined joint exercise aboard the US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in Brisbane,...

CPI wins contract to provide radomes for US Navy
22 July 2015 Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has won $7.6m worth of contracts to provide radomes and associated services supporting an airborne electronic warfare (EW) system for the US...

US Navy LCS 22 to be named as USS Kansas City
22 July 2015 The US Navy's newest Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named as USS Kansas City (LCS 22), according to navy secretary Ray...

UK Navy’s HMS Iron Duke completes engineering assessment
22 July 2015 The UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class ship HMS Iron Duke has completed an engineering assessment in the South Coast exercise...

US Navy trials undersea drone in Mediterranean Sea
21 July 2015 The US Navy has reportedly launched and recovered an underwater drone from its USS North Dakota submarine, which is said to be its first such...

HII secures $564m contract to deliver services for US Navy submarines
21 July 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $106m contract to deliver submarine engineering and industrial works for the US...


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