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14 December 2018
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Press Releases

EXPAL Reaches 25 Year Milestone of Rewarding Innovation
EXPAL has celebrated the 25th Edition of the Santa Barbara Innovation Awards, an initiative organised by EXPAL parent company MAXAM to promote a culture of innovation at all levels within the organisation.

SAES Presents ASW and SIGINT Solutions at EXPONAVAL 2018
SAES is participating at the Exponaval International Naval and Marine Exhibition and Congress for Latin America, from 4-7 December in Valparaiso, Chile.

SAES Presents MINEA Smart Naval Mines at INDODEFENCE in Jakarta
SAES has participated in the INDODEFENCE Expo and Forum being held at Jakarta, Indonesia, from 7-10 November.

EXPAL Presents Integrated Mortar System EIMOS at Indo Defence 2018
EXPAL brings its integrated mortar system EIMOS, designed to increase accuracy, reliability and survivability of armed forces’ operations on the battlefield, to the SEAP region.

EXPAL Showcases Latest Solutions at Indo Defence 2018
EXPAL showcases its latest developments for air, land and sea armed forces at the Indo Defence exhibition 2018, taking place in Jakarta on November 7-10.


From attack submarines to spies: US Navy asks more of its underwater fleet
The US Navy is equipping its nuclear attack submarines with improved navigation and detection technology as well as new sonar, automation and artificial intelligence technologies. This will enable quieter, faster movements in littoral waters where enemy mines, small boats and other threats often operate. Andrew Tunnicliffe takes a look at the future capabilities of the US submarine fleet.

Will the US Navy ditch its missile defence strategy?
Three years into his stewardship of the US Navy, Admiral John Richardson is looking outside of the box when it comes to naval strategy and capability. Andrew Tunnicliffe explores the challenges the Chief of Naval Operations is facing and his call for an end to sea-based ballistic missile defence.

Splash in the ocean: the US Navy’s UUV investment
The US Navy is investing in unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) for near-term deployment and looking into what their future capabilities could encompass. One recently tested solution is dedicated to keeping naval and commercial vessels safe and secure by detecting and disabling mines, and future solutions are set to engage enemy vessels with onboard weapons.

New kid on the dock: US Marine Corps amphibious vehicle rolls ashore
In June, the US Marine Corps (USMC) awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to build 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) on a low-rate production basis. Berenice Baker takes a look at the eight-wheeled platform designed to replace the venerable Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV), which has been in service since 1972 and repeatedly upgraded.

How will the UK MoD pay for Trident in an era of funding gaps?
The UK National Audit Office expects the total cost of the Trident nuclear submarine programme to hit £50.9bn – £2.9bn over budget – on top of the £3bn the MoD has already had to find in efficiency savings. Julian Turner asks how further cutbacks can be made without compromising Trident’s mission.


UAV IT180-120 Mini VTOL Drone
UAV IT180-120 is a gasoline-powered version of the UAV IT 180 mini vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and developed by ECA Group.

Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels
The Arafura class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) are being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

OCTOPODA 500 OPV/ UxV Mothership
OCTOPODA 500 is a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) offered by Mauric for the deployment of naval drones in mine countermeasures (MCM) missions.

Bluefin-9 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Bluefin-9 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) was developed by General Dynamics Mission Systems to deliver detailed subsurface data for defence, commercial and academic applications.

DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)
The DriX unmanned surface vessel (USV) designed and developed by French navigation and positioning solutions provider iXblue was launched in October 2018.

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