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  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The MoD has earmarked £130m for three Directed Energy Weapons demonstrators.

  • 26 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, UUV/UAV

    The US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0 in the Pacific on May 16. LWSD is a high-energy laser weapon system demonstrator developed by the Office of Naval […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing a £30M contract which will see a number of companies join together to develop a Laser Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) capability demonstrator that will give the government an insight into laser weapon possibilities. Led by the missile producer MBDA, the industry team is named UK Dragonfire and is joined by QinetiQ, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, GKN, Arke, BAE […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Babcock, in association with Raytheon, is to deliver four Phalanx 1B kits and convert four land Phalanx Weapons Systems to their original marinised configuration to provide naval Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) capability (the UK’s primary defence for ships against anti-ship missiles), under a contract awarded by the UK MoD. Three of the four Phalanx kits […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 Jan. 7 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California. The final developmental free flight test of the JSOW C-1 demonstrated the weapon’s effectiveness against maritime moving targets, an essential capability to support the Navy’s […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued a request for information (RFI) calling on companies and academia to provide info on the development of an electrical Energy Magazine that would be used for directed energy weapons on navy ships. The RFI was issued on January 2 on behalf of PMS 320 (the Electric Ships […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy intercepted on March 28 a dhow carrying a large amount of weapons which the United States estimate to have originated in Iran and was likely bound for Iran. The Coastal Patrol ship USS Sirocco, operating as part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    In less than 12 months, HMCS Calgary has fired a total of 12 missiles in support of the modernization of weapons capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Since Calgary achieved high readiness status last spring, post-Halifax Class Modernization (HCM), ship and crew have played an integral part in testing the capabilities of the weapons […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Equipment & technology

    HMAS Toowoomba’s Mark 54 five-inch Gun Maintainers or “Gun Busters” have conducted maintenance work on this key weapon system to keep it fully functional and ready to defend the ship from incoming threats. This kind of work is usually heavy, greasy, and very hot, particularly when deployed in the Middle East Region with Joint Task Force 633 […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company completed successful back-to-back Tomahawk cruise missile flight tests that validated recent software improvements. The upgrades improve weapon system performance.   In the first test, the nuclear submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) fired a Tomahawk Block IV from the sub’s vertical capsule launch system. The missile flew a pre-planned mission […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence firm BAE has been selected by Whitehall to provide the Type 26 frigates with its 5in Mk 45 Mod 4 gun – a battle-proven weapon used by nearly a dozen navies, as demonstrated in the image by the USS Forrest Sherman. It can typically pound a target with pinpoint accuracy up to 23 miles […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s corvette Brest, of the Northern Fleet, conducted a tactical weapons exercise. The vessel engaged in firing at air and sea targets  in combat training ranges in the Barents Sea. During the scenario played for the drills, an imaginary enemy vessel was defeated through intense maneuvering and hitting various targets from different distances, heights […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test yesterday involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system. At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near-simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Two Aegis BMD […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Industry news

    Eight people were injured in an explosion which occurred at the Naval Weapon Station Earle, New Jersey, yesterday morning about 9 a.m. Police officials report that the explosion happened at the base, an ammunition depot, about 72 km from New York City, during maintenance works on a 35-foot utility vessel. According to, the officials were […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The newest US Navy amphibious transport dock ship Portland (LPD-27) will serve as a platform for the technology demonstration of a laser weapon developed by the Office of Naval Research. This was announced by LPD-17 and LHA program manager Capt. Brian Metcalf at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium, and first reported by USNI News. Future USS […]

  • 27 December 2013

    Removing chemical weapons from Syria is really a challenging task, which requires proper planning and preparations. Due to this fact, Russian, US, Syrian and UN representatives will meet today in Moscow to find the best way for safe removal of the weapons from Syria, according to BBC. Syria has been struck by numerous military operations […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Arunta recently dusted off the mount, tested the sensor systems and did final voice procedures prior to firing their five inch gun for the first time in three years during sea qualification trials in the West Australian Exercise Area.   Arunta is the second of the eight Anzac Class Frigates to complete the Anti-Ship […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two British minehunters have just completed a period of intense weapon and seamanship training in the Persian Gulf. As part of the UK Mine Counter Measures Force, Her Majesty’s Ships Penzance and Chiddingfold have been conducting patrols to ensure freedom of navigation in the Middle East, a region that includes three of the world’s six […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet warship Onega recently deployed to the White Sea to carry out artillery training. Onega, homeported in Belomorsk navy base, conducted gun firing against sea, land and air targets. AK-176 and AK-630 artillery crews successfully performed combat training against an imaginary enemy warship under intensive maneuvering and engaged targets from different distances. The vessel’s crew […]

  • 29 March 2016

    French Navy frigate FS Provence has intercepted a large weapons cache from a small boat (dhow) sailing towards Somalia. Several hundred machine guns, anti-tank weapons and AK47 assault rifles were among the weapons seized from the dhow. The weapons smugglers were spotted heading toward Somalia by Provence’s Caïman helicopter whilst it was undertaking routine surveillance in […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    An illicit weapons shipment containing 2,521 AK-47 automatic rifles was seized by USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) on August 28, the US Navy confirmed.  As Naval Today earlier reported, the weapons were found aboard an unflagged dhow in the Gulf of Aden. As informed, the full count follows an initial estimate of more than 1,000 […]

  • 1 October 2015

    The US Navy said a member nation of a US-backed coalition ship found illicit arms on board a vessel believed to be of Iranian origin. According to Voice of America, a US navy official said that the majority of weapons was thrown overboard but a part was saved for analysis by the crew of USS Forrest Sherman. […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Swedish Navy’s minesweeper HMS Ulvön (M77) experienced malfunctions during weapon fire tests yesterday south of Ronneby, Sweden. The malfunction resulted in the vessel’s gun swinging and four projectiles being sent in a different direction than intended. Fortunately, the projectiles did not contain any explosives and consisted only of metal. The Navy is currently searching for possible impact […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The G-3 weapons assembly division serves the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) mission by assembling the various kinds of ordnance needed for the approximately aircraft stationed aboard the ship.   While the various weapons divisions work independently, each weapons division plays a specific role to ensure the ship and its […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy showcased the operational capability of the Joint Standoff Weapon in challenging back-to-back flight tests. Launched from F/A-18F Super Hornets, at approximately 25,000 feet, two JSOW II C air-to-ground weapons flew preplanned routes before destroying simulated cave targets.   “These test shots further validate JSOW’s ability to deliver decisive battlefield […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology. […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has shared a video of its newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departing the Bath Iron Works shipyard on September 7 to begin a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. Crewed by 147 Sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission […]

  • 25 December 2013

    Ships that will be in charge of removing chemical weapons from Syria will be escorted to their designated locations by the Russian naval task force, located in the Mediterranean Sea, as reported by RIA Novosti on Tuesday. The Russian landing ship Kaliningrad is currently on its way to the Mediterranean Sea to perform the planned […]

  • 3 May 2017

    A German Navy fleet tender with an embarked team of Lithuanian boarding specialists intercepted a Libyan weapon-smuggling vessel on May 1. Tender ‘Rhein’ intercepted the Libyan-flagged vessel ‘El Mukthar’ in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. ‘Rhein’ is currently part of a EUNAVFOR counter-piracy and counter-smuggling task force called operation Sophia. According to EUNAVFOR, several […]