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Ranjith Dharma

Curtiss-Wright and GeoSpectrum to develop new sonar system for smaller surface ships

Curtiss-Wright’s defence solutions division business unit Indal has partnered with GeoSpectrum Technologies to develop a new compact and lightweight sonar system for smaller surface ship and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) markets.

UK Royal Navy’s HMS Protector completes East Antarctic patrol

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship, the HMS Protector, has successfully completed a five-week mission to the East Antarctic and Ross Sea, becoming the UK’s first vessel to have visited the region in 80 years.

Royal Navy gets palace approval to rename Portsmouth carrier jetty

The British Royal Navy has received approval from Buckingham Palace to name Portsmouth Naval Base’s upgrade the Princess Royal Jetty.

US watchdog questions littoral combat ships’ survivability

Funding for the US Navy’s next-generation littoral combat ship (LCS) in 2016 needs to be delayed until their survivability and lethality capabilities are proven, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended.

US Navy receives Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 from Austal

The US Navy has received the first Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6), USNS Brunswick, from Austal USA at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

Chinese and Indian navy war ships reach Sri Lanka for friendly exercises

Three Chinese and two Indian naval ships have reached the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Chinese ships reached the port on a goodwill visit, while Indian ships are visiting for training purposes.

GD wins SEWIP 1B3 production contract from US Navy

General Dynamics (GD) Mission Systems has received a production contract from the US Navy for its Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3.

Raytheon successfully conducts active seeker test for Tomahawk Block IV

Raytheon has successfully completed a captive flight test of a seeker designed for the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile.

DRS delivers first HED system to Korean Navy’s FFX Batch II programme

DRS Technologies has delivered the first hybrid electric drive (HED) system, developed for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (ROK) new Incheon-class FFX Batch II programme.

GD receives US Navy’s $90m common missile compartment development contract

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has been awarded an $89.8m modification contract by the US Navy to continue to support the common missile compartment programme.