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  • 2 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK defense ministry has announced an investment of £75 million into new Royal Navy robot and autonomous mine-hunting technologies. The funding boost will be spent on two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Persian Gulf, as well as a new joint military […]

  • 28 August 2014
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    The US Navy’s X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea.   While underway, the X-47B flew in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft for the first time and conducted a total of […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    BAE Systems and NavyX have launched the Pacific 24 smart boat, the Royal Navy’s first crewless boat for general duties.

  • 11 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll has lent its capabilities to a BAE Systems team trying out their unmanned Pacific 24 sea boat in trials at London’s Docklands. The trials are part of the Royal Navy’s NavyX autonomous hardware accelerator program and will take place over the course of this week. Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll used […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal arrived in Western Europe on September 18 for three months of exercises with European and NATO partners. Deploying as part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s overarching deployment Neptune Trident 17-02, HMCS Montréal is to take part in the US-led ballistic missile defense drill Formidable Shield, which is being held in Scottish waters […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has begun touch and go landing operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 17. For UCAS-D, this represents the most significant technology maturation of the program. Ship relative navigation and precision touchdown of the X-47B are critical technology elements for all […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator safely returned to Naval Air Station Patuxent River Aug. 8 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aftercompleting a number of historic firsts for carrier-based unmanned aviation. The X-47B, known as Salty Dog 502, was temporarily at Wallops following two successful arrested landings on USS George […]

  • 15 August 2018
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    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montreal arrived at Halifax Shipyard August 13 for a 53-week docking work period (DWP) which will include both routine maintenance and upgrades. HMCS Montreal is the third consecutive Halifax-class frigate from the navy’s east coast fleet to enter the Halifax Shipyard’s graving dock for a DWP since 2016. Montreal entered […]

  • 4 May 2020
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    The US Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), the US subsidiary of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, a nearly $800 million contract for the concept design and construction of the first-in-class guided-missile frigate of the FFG(X) program for the US Navy. The contract envisages an option for nine additional ships, as well as post-delivery […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy released a request for proposals (RFP) for the guided missile frigate FFG(X) detail design and construction contract on June 20. Now Austal, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will compete for the contract to build the first 10 ships (one base ship and nine option ships). […]

  • 19 February 2018
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    The US Navy has selected five contenders for its FFG(X) future frigate program and awarded them conceptual design contracts on February 16. The selected companies are Austal and Lockheed Martin with their adaptations of littoral combat ship designs, Huntington Ingalls Industries with its offshore patrol cutter-based frigate design, Fincantieri Marinette Marine with the FREMM frigate-based bid and General Dynamics […]

  • 13 July 2016
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    Royal Navy’s 700X Naval Air Squadron have taken delivery of their first Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The navy explained this move with the fact that these systems presented a cheap but able “eye in the sky” capability, meaning they may have utility in the Royal Navy. Possible tasks include: ship superstructure […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer.   The program’s test team will conduct various test events with the X-47B over the next few months in an effort to mature air traffic control and ground support standard […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy will be looking at multiple existing ship designs for its new frigate instead of focusing on simply up-gunning the troubled littoral combat ships, the service’s request for information has revealed. Published on July 10, 2017, the RFI outlines what the U.S. Navy wants the future Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)), as the frigate is […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) teamed with the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to host a two-day Experimental Ship (X-Ship) industry day at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Carleton, a local Naval Reserve Division. As announced in March of 2016, the RCN designated HMCS Montréal as its X-Ship, a role it will hold for the next […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $39.6 million contract for Fiscal Year 2012 production and delivery of the AIM-9X Block IIinfrared-guided air-to-air missile. The contract, which modifies a previously awarded contract, was announced on Jan. 31 by the Department of Defense. About the AIM-9X Block II The AIM-9X Sidewinder is an infrared-guided air-to-air missile […]

  • 23 November 2017
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    US shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has teamed up with Spanish Navantia to compete for a contract to build the US Navy’s FFG(X) frigate. Announced by Navantia on Thursday, the agreement will see the two companies work together on evolved designs of Navantia’s AEGIS frigate family. Norwegian F310 and the Spanish F100 frigate are Navantia […]

  • 25 October 2018
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    The Royal Australian Navy hosted a commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross on Wednesday to mark the formal transition of the Naval Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit (NUASU) to 822X Squadron. This is a major milestone in the Royal Australian Navy’s capability to operate unmanned aerial systems in the maritime domain. 822X Squadron is the fourth operational […]

  • 6 August 2014
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    Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $43,9 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development, and engineering analysis of the AIM-9X Block II Missile System for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Turkey, Oman, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, and Morocco.   This modification includes […]

  • 3 April 2017
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    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $199.7 million contract modification for the delivery of 317 AIM-9X Block II missiles. The Navy will receive 107 all up round tactical full-rate production Lot 17 missiles while the Air Force will get the remaining 210. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 199 Block […]

  • 30 July 2018
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    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has ordered an additional 40 patrol boats from Louisiana-based boat-builder Metal Shark. According to a US Defense Department announcement from July 27, the additional pilothouse patrol boats are to be built under an $18.4 million contract modification with work set to conclude by April 2021. Metal Shark was first […]

  • 2 October 2017
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    The US Navy has awarded shipbuilder Metal Shark a $29.8 million contract to build the first eleven of a new generation of patrol boats for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF). The contract contains options which could see the shipbuilder build 50 boats for a price of $90.2 million. Metal Shark will also be delivering trailers, […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    American defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded a $291,750,539 contract modification for the AIM-9x Block II program which is an upgrade of the U.S. Navy’s Aim 9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile. The U.S. Navy cleared Raytheon to begin full-rate production on the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile in September 2015. The program completed operational tests and evaluation earlier in […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman Corporation​  X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft reached a major milestone Sept. 30 when it retracted its landing gear and flew in its cruise configuration for the first time. The flight, conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, also helped validate precision navigation hardware and software that will allow the […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10. “It isn’t very often you get a glimpse of the future. Today, those of us aboard USS George H.W. Bush got that chance as we witnessed […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Thirteen divisions of Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) successfully re-installed the port and starboard rudder aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), June 24.   The overhaul and installation of the rudders is considered a huge success for Lincoln’s refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) because the job was not initially planned. “Conducting an inspection early […]

  • 18 August 2014
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    The US Navy’s unmanned X-47B returned to carrier operations aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 17 and completed a series of tests, operating safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft.   Building on lessons learned from its first test period aboard TR in November 2013, the X-47B team is now focused on perfecting deck operations […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Navy hoisted an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on board aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Nov. 26, in preparation for an unmanned aircraft’s first, carrier-based testing. A team from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program office (PMA-268) embarked Truman to conduct tests and demonstrations. The X-47B, which boasts […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Canadian Navy has picked HMCS Montréal for ‘X-ship’ – a program designed to advance innovative naval concepts in all areas of warship deployment, crewing and sustainment. For the next five years, Montréal will have this additional role along with its regular naval requirements. Lieutenant-Commander Lorraine Sammut, Senior Staff Officer Operations at the New Capability Introduction Detachment […]