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  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, Sept. 25, at Naval Base San Diego. The CG Phased Modernization Program is designed to balance the Navy’s long-term requirement for a carrier strike group air defense […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean has become the first Royal UK Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative […]

  • 21 February 2011

    The US navy will continue to upgrade its military capabilities in the Pacific given its steadfast commitment to the region, a US vice-admira… (themalaysianinsider) [mappress] Source: themalaysianinsider, February 21, 2011;

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

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

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (III) was recently docked in preparation for her anti-ship missile defence upgrade. Both forward and aft masts will be replaced with upgraded combat sensors and communication systems as part of the upgrade. The upgrade of the ships lasts approximately 12 months. HMAS Parramatta, the most recent ship to complete […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Transas-Naval Academy partnership started in 2001 when Transas Marine supplied its Navigational, later Engine Room and GMDSS simulators to the Academy. In July 2012, Transas Marine has signed a contract with the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy for the extension and upgrade of the Transas Navigational and GMDSS simulators, and a long-term update/upgrade, service, support and […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    After returning to Fleet Base East in September HMAS Warramunga’s new anti-ship missile defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced a Unit Readiness period. Also, the crew of Warramunga has been conducting Sea Acceptance Trials for the new Electronic Surveillance System as part of project SEA […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy is looking to expand its amphibious capabilities and intensify its maritime cooperation with the Netherlands. That is why the German fleet commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Jugel, paid a 2-day visit to the naval base in Den Helder and the amphibious centre of expertise on the island of Texel. Accompanied by the Dutch […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Finnish Navy’s three Pansio-class minelayers have completed their midlife upgrade program, Atlas Elektronik Finland Oy – the prime contractor on the project – announced. FNS Pyhäranta, the third and final vessel to undergo the upgrade, was delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command on Wednesday, November 29. The first ship, Pansio, was delivered […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian branches of global defense contractors Raytheon and Thales will be in charge of the A$542 million project to upgrade the fleet of six Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines. According to an announcement from the Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne, the upgrades are starting this year and the first to be upgraded will be […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart is set to complete her anti-ship missile defense upgrade this week, marking the completion of an Australian Navy capability upgrade program that spanned seven years. Completion of works on HMAS Stuart was announced by contractor BAE Systems who spent the last twelve months working on the final of eight […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Babcock has successfully delivered a long term contract to upgrade the 4.5 inch Mk8 naval gun to Mod1 standard, with the completion June of the last gun system upgrade to programme and cost. Babcock undertook the first Mk8 Mod1 upgrade under the contract in 2005. The seven year programme has involved major modification and overhaul […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK MOD has awarded contracts worth £80 million to upgrade the backbone of the Royal Navy surface flotilla, the Type 23 Frigates. A £68M contract, with Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU, which includes a training and transitional support package, will see each ship supplied with four new diesel generators and associated upgraded power distribution. A second […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HSwMS Gotland, the lead boat in the Swedish Navy’s Gotland-class of air-independent propulsion submarines has completed her mid-life upgrade, the company in charge of the overhaul announced. According to submarine builder Saab, HSwMS Gotland is relaunched and ready to start her sea trials. The company hosted a relaunch ceremony in Karlskrona on June 20. “The relaunch […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154), an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy, moves closer to its Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Australia Marine Complex Common User Facility, Western Australia. The vessel will also be undergoing docking maintenance availability and preservation works for approximately the next 12 months. Both forward and aft masts will be replaced with upgraded combat […]

  • 17 August 2015

    Kongsberg Maritime Ltd (KML) Camera Group has been awarded multiple contracts for supply of the recently upgraded Helicopter Observation Surveillance System (HOSS). The proven HOSS is designed for real time video monitoring of heli-deck operations in extreme low-light conditions aboard Naval Surface Ships and is fully qualified to meet US MIL standards. The history of […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US State Department has approved $70 million worth of items and services for the upgrades of Royal Bahrain Navy frigate RBNS Sabha. The approved sale includes engineering, technical, and logistics services, documentation, and modification material for US Navy supplied systems and equipment. RBNS Sabha formerly served the US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Jack […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba recently reached a significant milestone during her anti-ship missile defence upgrade by having the ESM mast consolidated with her aft mast structure. BAE Systems, one of the contractors responsible for the upgrade, shared the achievement through social media. The new ‘cupola’ mast houses the CEA-built Active Phased Array Radar which forms […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $13,6 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract for the USS Howard (DDG 83) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability (SRA).   A SRA includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade. Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability. The upgrade showcases Australian design and […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Swedish Navy submarine HSwMS Gotland got underway from the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona to start sea trials after undergoing her mid-life upgrade. Gotland embarked on sea trials after being relaunched in June this year. On Friday October 19 His Swedish Majesty Ship (HSwMS) Gotland started its sea trials at the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona, after […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Finnish defense forces have been cleared to sign a letter of intent and a pre-design activities contract with Patria for the upgrade of Hamina-class missile boats. The mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four vessels in the class will be performed as part of the Squadron 2000 upgrade program and will be worth around 199 million […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has awarded the prime contract for the frigate combat systems upgrade to Lockheed Martin Canada.   “HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana are nearly 20 years old and it is important to update their self-defence and sensor capabilities systems to a standard comparable to the frigates used […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Thales Australia has delivered a significant upgrade to the Collins submarine Platform Training Simulator (PTS), which now has the highest levels of reliability and availability since entering service in 1993. Thales completed the complex upgrade of the dual simulator on time and with an accelerated installation schedule in order to minimise simulator downtime. The company […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Peruvian naval shipyard SIMA has started the modernization of the Peruvian Navy’s four Type 209/1200 submarines. The first boat to undergo the upgrades is the BAP Chipana which was recently lifted out of the water onto a dry dock for the maintenance. The Syncrolift system the company used for the procedure was delivered by Norwegian company TTS […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of simulation trainers is planned to undergo a major upgrade and expansion, the country’s defense minister said. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defense, announced on August 31 the investment worth more than A$80 million. A new bridge simulation trainer will be introduced at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, and a new […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Estonian Navy minehunter EML Admiral Cowan received a series of upgrades during a dry dock period in Fife, Scotland, Babcock International – the company in charge of the upgrades announced. Admiral Cowan is the Estonian Navy flagship and the first of three Estonian Navy minehunter vessels scheduled to receive capability upgrades at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities. Under contract […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Spanish defense ministry has received the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) helicopter delivered by the joint venture made up of SENER and Babcock. The aircraft is the fourth of overall seven helicopters that are to be upgraded under a project that will extend their lifespan by another 15 years. The helicopter fleet was brought […]