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Saab to construct and upgrade Swedish submarines for $1bn
02 July, 2015
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines and a mid-life upgrade for...
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US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye moves closer to aerial refuelling
Thursday, July 02, 2015 The US Navy has successfully conducted a critical design review of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's aerial refuelling (AR) capability, taking a major step towards the aerial refuelling of the...

Kennon receives grants from US Navair and Nasa to develop lightweight rafts
Thursday, July 02, 2015 US-based Kennon has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from Nasa to develop a lightweight, compact raft and inflation system to improve crew survival in the launch,...

Austal lays keel for US Navy’s 14th LCS USS Manchester
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The US Navy has achieved a milestone in the construction of its fifth Independence variant littoral combat ships USS Manchester (LCS 14) following a keel-laying ceremony held at Austal USA...

USMC’s F-35B Lightning II completes functional check flight after modification
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The US Air Force Base in Utah has successfully completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight following completion of the first depot-level short take off and vertical...

CAE to deliver four P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy and RAAF
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 CAE has secured a contract from Boeing to deliver simulator hardware for four additional P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers...

US Navy’s final EA-6B Prowler aircraft decommissioned
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 The US Navy's EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft has completed its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as part of a sunset celebration commemorating the retirement of the...

US Navy’s fourth MUOS-4 satellite readies for launch in August
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The US Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for its scheduled launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas...

Atlantic & Peninsula to maintain Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 UK-based Atlantic & Peninsula’s (A&P) Australian subsidiary has received an in-service support contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to maintain the country’s Bay-class...

HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons train to hone air-maritime skills
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons from the RAF's II (AC) Squadron have undergone joint training to enhance air-maritime...

US Navy completes CARAT Philippines 2015 exercise
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The US Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), have completed the 21st annual cooperation afloat readiness and training (CARAT) Philippines exercise...

Thailand may procure three submarines from China for $1bn
Monday, June 29, 2015 The Royal Thai Navy has reportedly shortlisted Chinese diesel electric attack submarines, after the Thai Naval procurement committee voted in favour of China's...

BAE Systems to install traffic management system at Portsmouth Harbour
Monday, June 29, 2015 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £5.5m contract to BAE Systems to install a new vessel traffic management system at Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern...

US aborts Aegis Ashore test after target malfunction
Monday, June 29, 2015 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reportedly terminated an intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defence system following a target...

RAN’s HMAS Melbourne test fires two Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles
Monday, June 29, 2015 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Adelaide-class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, has successfully tested two Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles off the coast of New South...

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first engine becomes operational
Friday, June 26, 2015 The UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth has moved closer to becoming operational with the start of the first of its four...

DCNS delivers Tahya Misr FREMM frigate to Egyptian Navy
Friday, June 26, 2015 The Egyptian Navy has received a multi-mission FREMM frigate, Tahya Misr, from French shipyard group...

HHI delivers 12th Virginia-class submarine to US Navy
Friday, June 26, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has delivered the US Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine, pre-commissioning unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN...

CACI to deliver modelling and analysis support for US Navy
Friday, June 26, 2015 CACI International has received task order to deliver modelling and analysis support services for the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Space and Naval Warfare Systems...

India Navy’s upgraded INS Sindhukirti submarine to undergo final trials
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The Indian Navy’s Russian-made Sindhughosh-class submarine INS Sindhukirti is set to undergo final trials on 26 June, after completing almost a decade-long retrofit at Hindustan Shipyard (HSL)...

HHI to upgrade US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has secured a $23.8m contract from the US Navy for nuclear propulsion and complex modernisation work on the aircraft...


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