Three years into his stewardship of the US Navy, Admiral John Richardson is...
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.
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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).
Northrop to supply AGM-88E AARGM weapons to US, Italy and Australia
The US Navy has awarded a contract, worth $171m, for Lot 7 full rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missile (AARGM).
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.
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.
US Navy coastal patrol ships conduct Griffin missile firing exercise
The US Navy 5th Fleet’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 has carried out fleet firing exercises using the Griffin missile system (GMS) from its Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships.
JMSDF’s JS Atago destroyer conducts Aegis system flight test
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has successfully tested an upgraded Aegis combat weapon system from on-board the service’s Atago-class-guided missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177).
BEL wins $1.28bn order to supply LRSAM systems for Indian Navy ships
Navratna Defence company Bharat Electronics (BEL) has secured a Rs92bn ($1.28bn) order to deliver seven long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) systems for use by the Indian Navy.
Schill Reglerteknik Launches Solution for Alignment of Gun Sight Camera and Barrel
The new Aligner 241 Gun Test Fixture enables rapid and accurate alignment of sight camera and barrel of a gun by utilising collimation.
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