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Thales to supply IFF systems to Royal Netherlands Navy
Thales has received a contract from the Dutch Defence Material Organisation (DMO) to supply its Mode 5 and Mode S identification friend or foe (IFF) systems to the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Thales to launch naval electronic warfare solution
Thales Group is set to unveil its ALTESSE-H communications electronic warfare solution at the Euronaval future naval technologies exhibition in Paris.
SS Soryu Class Submarines
Soryu Class diesel-electric submarines are being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Soryu Class is an improved version of the Oyashio Class submarine.
Arleigh Burke-Class (Aegis) Destroyer
The first Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer was commissioned in 1991. Contracts for the destroyers were split between the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (formerly Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding) (28 ships), based in Pascagoula, Mississippi and the General Dynamics subsidiary, Bath Iron Works, based in Maine (34 ships).
Project 677 Lada Class / Project 1650 Amur Class Submarines
The Project 677 Lada Class diesel-electric submarines are being built by Admiralty Shipyard for the Russian Navy. The class is also called the Petersburg Class, after the lead submarine.
Cape Class Patrol Boats
Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) were built by Australian ship builder Austal for the Australian Border Force (previously known as Australian Customs and Border Protection Service).
Curtiss Wright – Naval-Handling Systems Brochure
Curtiss-Wright's INDAL facility combines a high level of engineering and manufacturing capability with expertise in the management of large and complex defense programmes to produce specific solutions for the world's navies.
Raytheon opens new manufacturing plant in US for radar development
US-based defence contractor Raytheon has opened a $72m radar development and manufacturing facility at its campus in Andover, Massachusetts.
US Strategic Command approves expanded operational use of MUOS
The US Strategic Command has given approval for the expanded operational use of the next-generation narrowband satellite communication system, known as the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
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