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Saab secures order from Sweden’s FMV to develop new lightweight torpedo 24 May 2016 Saab has secured an order, worth approximately Skr1.53bn ($184m), from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to develop and produce a new lightweight torpedo (LWT)...

GD to deliver DMR radios for US Navy’s new surface vessels and submarines 24 May 2016 General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has been awarded a contract modification to build and deliver digital modular radios (DMR) for use on the US Navy's new surface vessels and...

Dassault delivers Falcon 50 Surmar maritime surveillance aircraft to French Navy 24 May 2016 Dassault Aviation has delivered a new maritime surveillance aircraft, Falcon 50 Surmar, to the French Navy at the Lann-Bihoué military...

US Navy christens 11th San Antonio-class LPD as USS Portland 23 May 2016 The US Navy has christened its 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship the USS Portland (LPD 27) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula,...

MBDA receives £411m contract to develop new missile for UK’s F-35B jets 23 May 2016 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £411m contract to MBDA to develop a new missile for the country's future F-35B Lightning II joint strike...

US Navy takes delivery of first Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer 23 May 2016 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt...

BMT to develop 3D training system for UK Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers 20 May 2016 BMT Group subsidiary, BMT Defence Services (BMT) has been selected to deliver a 3D walkthrough training system for Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers to support BAE Systems'...

Israel tests Iron Dome missile interceptor system from navy ship to protect offshore assets 20 May 2016 Israel has tested Iron Dome, a maritime missile interception system intended to safeguard its offshore oil and gas platforms, from the deck of a navy...

India deploys Eastern Fleet to South China and North West Pacific 20 May 2016 The Indian Navy has deployed its Eastern Fleet to the South China and North West Pacific for a period of two-and-half months in an attempt to demonstrate its commitment towards the Act East...

Deals this week: The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin 20 May 2016 The Boeing Company, headquartered in the US, has priced an offering of $400m worth of senior notes at a coupon rate of 3.553%, due 15 June...

UK Royal Navy to upgrade ships and submarines with Lockheed Martin's compass systems 19 May 2016 The UK Royal Navy will upgrade more than 30 ships and submarines with Lockheed Martin's compass...

DARPA contracts BAE Systems to develop undersea navigation system 19 May 2016 BAE Systems has been contracted by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop an undersea navigation system that enables the US Navy to provide improved and precise...

Lockheed Martin and Indra exhibit advanced radar system for Spanish Navy 19 May 2016 Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with Indra, has exhibited the first phase of integration of a new solid-state S-band radar system in the...

USS Montogomery completes acceptance trials of US Navy 18 May 2016 The Austal-built eighth Independence-variant Littoral combat ship (LCS 8), USS Montgomery, has completed acceptance trials conducted by the US...

Philippine Navy commissions strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac 18 May 2016 The Philippine Navy (PN) has commissioned BRP Tarlac (LD-601), which is one of two strategic sealift vessels (SSV) ordered from Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL (Persero) for...

US Navy to deploy AeroVironment’s Blackwing reconnaissance systems 18 May 2016 The US Navy intends to deploy a AeroVironment-engineered Blackwing reconnaissance system that launches from platforms completely submerged undersea, including manned submarines and...

Damen to provide long-term tug maintenance services for Dutch and Swedish navies 17 May 2016 Damen Shipyards Group has been contracted by the Dutch and Swedish Ministries of Defence to maintain a total of five...

Standing NATO Maritime Group One's Baltic Fortress exercise concludes in Lithuania 17 May 2016 Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), one of NATO's multinational forces, has concluded the Baltic Fortress exercise 2016 in Lithuanian...

US Navy takes delivery of tenth San Antonio-class LPD, John P Murtha 17 May 2016 The US Navy has taken delivery of the tenth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P Murtha (LPD 26), built by Huntington Ingalls Industries...

Danish Defence receives three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the US Navy 16 May 2016 The US Navy has delivered three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to the Danish Defence, marking the first such delivery to the country's armed forces, and the second foreign military sales...

US NRL partners with General Atomics to improve ISR missions 16 May 2016 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Radar Division has partnered with San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) to improve joint intelligence, surveillance and...