The UK National Audit Office expects the total cost of the Trident nuclear...
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.
Denmark requests $152m sale of SM-2 Block IIIA missiles from US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) Block IIIA missiles to Denmark.
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).
Saab introduces RBS15 Gungnir next-generation anti-ship missile system
Saab has introduced its new RBS15 Gungnir next-generation anti-ship missile system at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in the UK.
US MDA awards contract for Raytheon SM-3 Block IB interceptors
The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a $466.9m contract for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors used by the navy to destroy short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missiles.
Nato Seasparrow Project Team flight tests ESSM Block 2
The Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 has successfully intercepted a BQM-74E aerial target as part of its maiden live fire test, which was conducted by the Nato Seasparrow Project Office.
P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
In June 2004, the US Navy announced the selection of the Boeing multimission maritime aircraft, 737 MMA, and awarded a contract to Boeing for the system development and demonstration phase of the programme for the US Navy's next-generation maritime surveillance aircraft.
Finland to purchase Israel’s Gabriel surface-to-surface missile system
The Finnish Defence Forces' Logistics Command has received approval from the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) to acquire the Gabriel surface-to-surface missile system 2020 (SSM2020) from Israel Aerospace Industries.
Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers
The Hobart-class air warfare destroyers (AWD) are being built by AWD Alliance for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The air warfare destroyer programme, known as SEA 4000, will deliver three advanced multirole warships to replace the FFGs of the RAN.
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