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Saab to support US Navy LCS Programme

The US Navy has awarded a contract to Saab Sensis to provide the Sea Giraffe agile multibeam (AMB) naval surveillance radar in support of its littoral combat ship (LCS) programme. Under the contract, the company will provide programme management hardware and software adaptations, system i

Pakistani Navy launches new fast attack missile ship

The Pakistani Navy has launched a new Azmat Class fast attack missile vessel to supplement the nation’s combat capability at Xingang Shipyard, Tianjin, China. Pakistani Navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir said that the missile craft construction project, undertaken by China, will help the nav

Construction begins on US Navy Virginia Class submarine

Construction on the US Navy’s new nuclear-powered Virginia Class submarine (SSN 787) has begun at Newport News Shipbuilding and Electric Boat in Groton, US. The yet to be named fourth vessel of a third block of the submarines built by Huntington Ingalls and General Dynamics Electric Boat

BAE to provide LHD training to Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has selected BAE Systems for the development and delivery of training for the landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships. The company will provide training using simulation and virtual scenarios including avatars for the crew to communicate with the LHD environmen

India and Sri Lanka begin joint naval exercise

The Sri Lankan and Indian Navies have begun the joint naval combat exercise code named SLINEX II 2011, off the Trincomalee coast of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), one fast missile vessel, two fast gun boats and six fast attack craft will exercise alongside Indi

GD to supply photonics masts for US Navy submarine

The US Navy has awarded a modification contract to General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat to provide three backup photonics masts for Virginia Class submarines. Under the $32.9m contract, the company will provide non-hull-penetrating photonics masts which will replace the traditional perisco

Australian Navy to receive Bell 429 helicopters

Raytheon has received a contract by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to provide three Bell 429 helicopters to develop the skills of junior naval helicopter aircrew, Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare has said. “This gives young naval pilots and aircrew the chance to hone their skills be

CACI to provide irregular warfare technologies support to US Navy

CACI International has received a contract from the US Navy to provide operations, engineering and technical support services to the naval surface warfare centre crane division’s (NSWC Crane) irregular warfare technologies division. The contract has a three-year base period of performance

Japanese Navy may receive additional helicopter carrier

Japan is considering constructing a third aircraft carrier, capable of accommodating helicopters. The proposed 19,500t 22DDH aircraft carrier will be 248m long and can carry 14 helicopters, according to media reports. Scheduled for 2015 deployment, the $1.04bn aircraft carrier

UK Navy christens fifth Astute Class vessel

The UK Royal Navy has christened its fifth Astute Class submarine HMS Anson. Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox said, “I am pleased to announce that Astute Class submarine hull 5 is to be named HMS Anson. “She will join HMS Astute, HMS Ambush, HMS Artful and HMS Audaci