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  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Tods Defence, a Unitech Aerospace company, is to provide the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) with upgraded sonar domes for the Nansen-class frigate in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy. “Tods Defence is proud to continue their long association with the Nansen-class frigate. We had the honour of designing and building the original five sonar […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Authorities

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy sailors have conducted an on-land ballistic missile defense system test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii. During the test, the Lockheed Martin-built Aegis Weapon System engaged and intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) target with an interceptor missile based on ground-based radar track […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    San Pedro-based fast response cutter (FRC) returned to its homeport on December 8 following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust, the US Coast Guard said.  The crew of the recently commissioned FRC Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on November 28 in international waters, […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego on December 7. This follows a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded US Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. Worth nearly $70 million wholesale, the cocaine […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived in Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to make final preparations before sailing to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2019. The 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker. The crew is scheduled to make their sixth deployment in as many years to directly […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The second Royal Navy Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarine will be named HMS Valiant, the UK defense secretary has announced. In addition to naming the submarine, defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced a £400 million funding boost for the Dreadnought program. The planned funding release, which supports the building phase of the program, came as Williamson unveiled […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities

    UK’s Defence Equipment and Support agency has awarded Thales a £23 million contract to equip Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships with new V/UHF radios. As announced by the agency, the radios will be installed on 39 ships in total, including Type 23 frigates, survey and ice patrol vessels, minehunters and RFA supply ships and will be […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      By: Faris Pasic A joint German-Norwegian project to procure common-design Type 212 air-independent propulsion submarines has made another step forward as ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – the preferred contractor on the project – submitted its binding offer in October this year. As disclosed by the Norwegian government, the two countries’ procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities

    German Navy combat support ship EGV Bonn is getting underway from her Wilhelmshaven homeport on November 30 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Aegean Sea. The 173-meter-long Berlin-class replenishment ship is joining SNMG2 after completing an overhaul which started in August 2017. The ship started preparations for its deployment in May, when […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed the waters near Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) on November 20 after assisting relief efforts in the aftermath of super typhoon Yutu. Ashland sailors worked with Department of Defense to provide support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missiles and thirteen SM-3 Block 2A missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $561 million. In an announcement on November 19, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the contract also included SM-3 1B and 2A missile canisters, […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has contracted missile-maker MBDA to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. The Missile d’Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération program will develop the new air-to-air missile for the French Navy and Air Force. According to MBDA, deliveries are scheduled to begin in […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The navies of Australia and the US integrated their sensor information and real-time combat system data to jointly put the Cooperative Engagement Capability system for the first time ever during testing off Hawaii. As revealed by the Australian defense minister, Australia’s first air-warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart teamed up with US Navy destroyer USS John Finn to share tracking […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has awarded Israeli unmanned systems specialist Elbit for unmanned aircraft system patrol services. As announced by the company, two-year contract has two single year option periods with a total value of €59 million (approximately $68 million) if all options are exercised. The contract will see Elbit Systems lease and operate […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Germany’s defense procurement agency BAAINBw has awarded Italian defense technology company Leonardo a contract to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid gun systems for the navy’s five new K130 corvettes. Leonardo says the contract also includes training and spare parts supply. The company also delivered gun systems for integration on the first batch of five corvettes. […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is underway for the seventh Underway Recovery Test (URT) off the coast of Southern California in preparation for NASA’s Orion. URT is part of a US government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has shared photo and video footage of the latest Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile test which saw the SM-3 intercept a medium-range ballistic missile target. The test was conducted by MDA and the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG-113) off the west coast of Hawaii. On October […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Defense contractor Indal Technologies Inc. (is to pay $3.5 million after it sold defective helicopter landing systems designed for US Navy destroyers. According to a Department of Justice announcement from October 15, the company has agreed to pay the amount to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold the defective systems. Indal, of Ontario, Canada, is […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    French defense technology company Naval Group has unveiled a new Li-ion batteries system which will provide its conventional submarines with improved operational capabilities, as well as an optimized immersion period and reloading time. The system was developed in close technical partnership with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and in close cooperation between Saft, CEA […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    French defense technology major Thales will be launching a new ALTESSE-H communications electronic warfare solution at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition which will take place in Paris later this month. Thales says the passive naval electronic warfare solution with built-in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity is designed to keep vessels safe from 21st-century threats and has already been […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and personnel from the US, Spain, Germany and France concluded the four-day Smart Defense Exercise (SMARTEX) on September 28. SMARTEX is a NATO initiative designed to enhance interoperability and training between participating countries. During the exercise, Spanish sailors embarked aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) to observe exercise events and train […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Authorities

    Philippine Coast Guard has become Philippines’ first operator of the H145 helicopter after ordering one unit for its operations. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is equipped with high-frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy commissioned two littoral mission vessels (LMV) and inaugurated a new simulation center in a ceremony at Tuas Naval Base on September 26. The two LMVs, RSS Justice and RSS Indomitable, are the fourth and fifth of overall eight vessels in their class. Shipbuilder ST Engineering has so far launched seven vessels with the […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Seneca returned on September 25 to her homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) research agency has teamed with L3 technologies to boost research on new technologies in undersea command and control systems, spectrum sensing and shaping, and cyber assurance. “The government is investing $80 billion in Australia’s future submarines and future frigates which need to be backed with advanced maritime technologies,” Australian […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received future USCGC Kimball, its seventh national security cutter (NSC), in Pascagoula, Mississippi, September 19. Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its Honolulu homeport in January 2019; it will be the first NSC stationed there. The cutter’s namesake, Sumner Kimball, served as superintendent of the Revenue Marine, establishing a training school […]