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  • 7 May 2014
    Industry news

    The Vertical Launch System (VLS) has been successfully installed in the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). Combat proven with more than 3,500 successful missile firings, the MK 41 VLS module has been deployed by 12 navies, in more than 20 different ship classes in more than 180 ships.   The system is a modular design […]

  • 9 July 2015

    An MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted on July 5 in the Indian Ocean. Green Bay, along with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Lockheed Martin, American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology company, has received a $20,616,676 modification to a previously awarded contract. This contract is awarded to MK41 Vertical Launching System, production support material, interim support parts and equipment in support of DDG 51 Class Construction. The Vertical Launching System MK41 is a shipborne missile […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The UK’s short take off vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B jets have started training on the first of three vertical landing pads at RAF Marham. The VLPs are built for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation by a joint venture between Galliford Try and Lagan Construction. The Norfolk site is the main operating base for the F-35 in the UK. […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Industry news

    Representatives from Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme and eight allied navies established common modernization and sustainment procedures for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) April 7 in Port Hueneme, Calif.   The procedures reflect a unified strategic plan that enhances ship readiness and promotes collaboration among the U.S. Navy and the navies of […]

  • 3 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, Land & Armaments L.P. was awarded a $19.2 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to exercise options for fiscal 2014 MK 41 vertical launching system canister production requirements. Production requirements will include 89 MK 21 MOD 3 (SM-6) canisters, coding plug assemblies, explosive bolts, and impulse cartridge assemblies. The Mark 41 Vertical […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit (UASU) showcased the navy’s newly acquired Schiebel Camcopter S-100 vertical take-off UAV at the Avalon airshow that concluded on March 5. The UASU is tasked with trialing and testing two different unmanned aircraft types – the ScanEagle (fixed wing) and the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 (rotary wing) for […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The Navy and Marine Corps Team made naval aviation history Oct. 3 as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp’s (LHD 1) flight deck, the first at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps’ F-35 JSF version. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk landed BF-2 at […]

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

    The US Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) headed out to sea recently to test a range unmanned systems during a two-day underway. One of the less prominent systems that was tested was the V-BAT vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The MartinUAV-built V-BAT is a long […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As the Britons gear up to welcome into the fleet the biggest warships ever made domestically, a Royal Navy pilot completed a week of Development Testing II (DT-II) of F-35B Lightning II jets aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. The UK is building two new aircraft carriers of Queen Elizabeth class and F35B will […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Industry news

    A ceremony was held yesterday at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails.   The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria, and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister, were among the distinguished guests in attendance. […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon $25.4 million under a contract modification to exercise an option for the DDG 1002 Zumwalt-class destroyer mission system equipment MK 57 vertical launch system. Named after U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, DDG 1002 is the second of overall three Zumwalt-class destroyers in the U.S. Navy. The lead […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Curts (FFG 38) conducted vertical replenishments at sea with USNS Sacagawea, July 5. During the six-hour evolution Underwood took on 60 pallets of stores, supplies and ammunition. The original plan called for Underwood to complete a connected replenishment (CONREP), but because of engineering […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the latest variant of its new launching system that maximizes the use of existing hardware and electronics to reduce the integration costs of weapons by more than 50 percent. During a May 5 test at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Woomera Test Range in South Australia, the new Extensible Launching System […]

  • 3 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      A top shipbuilder in South Korea has developed a vertical launching system (VLS) to be installed on heavy attack submarines that will be dep… (defensenews) [mappress] Source: defensenews, May 3, 2011;

  • 14 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems Land & Armaments a $40 million contract ordering more Mk 41 vertical launch system (VLS) canisters for its guided missile cruisers and destroyers. The contract modification also includes orders for ally navy platforms. Mk 41 VLS is used to launch the Standard Missile, Tomahawk, Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      The fifth Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Short Take Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) flight test aircraft delivered to the Marine Corps arrives at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., Saturday, July 16. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti flew the short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft, designated BF-5, for the 3.5-hour flight from NAS Fort Worth […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was at the center of an important milestone for the F-35 program as an F-35B performed the first ever shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) British test pilot Peter Wilson conducted the landing this weekend. Previously the jets have conducted only vertical landings, hovering by the side of the […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The Marine Corps welcomed its first F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11. Marine pilots will receive training to fly the new aircraft and eventually deploy with them aboard Navy amphibious ships. The F-35B, one of three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Equipment & technology

    BAE Systems,  Land & Armaments LP, U.S. Combat Systems,  from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has received a $ 9.2 million modification to previously awarded contract. BAE Systems will provide engineering services in support of the MK 41 vertical launching system. The Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (Mk 41 VLS) is a shipborne missile canister launching system, which […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    MBDA and Lockheed Martin announced they have completed a series of trials aimed at qualifying the integration of MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) with Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell stand alone launcher. ExLS is Lockheed Martin’s low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants. The compact vertical launch 3-cell […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised a one-year renewal option for AAR and its Airlift division to perform vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services for the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 7th Fleets in the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, the company announced Oct 26. The one-year renewal is valued at approximately $6.7 million. The contract was […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $195.5 million contract to produce and support LiftSystems™ for the F-35 Lightning II program, the unique technology that provides vertical-lift for 5th-generation combat aircraft. The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem® enables F-35B aircraft to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) and is currently in service with the US Marine Corps in Yuma, […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian defense ministry has awarded Melbourne-based Sypaq an A$3.5 million contract to develop an unmanned aerial system with potential future applications for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract was announced at the PACIFIC 2019 conference in Sydney. Sypaq will develop a small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with a hybrid power delivery system and the […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) conducted a one-week Vertical Launch System (VLS) Self-Assessment and Groom Training (SAGT) pilot course aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). The pilot was completed March 27. Development of the VLS SAGT course was an effort between CSCS, Program Executive Officer Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Weapons Department completed the historic carrier’s final ammunition offload Oct. 24-26. During the offload, 3,348,000 pounds of ordnance and ammunition were transferred from Enterprise to Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ships USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) and USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). Because Enterprise is scheduled to be inactivated later […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has received a contract to design the Republic of Korea Navy’s next-generation amphibious assault ship that would be capable of supporting short-takeoff and vertical landing fighter jet operations. Dubbed LPX-II, the project will be a follow-on to the two LPX-I ships, the first of which was commissioned in 2007 while […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Test launch of Russian-Indian supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully held in the Baltic Sea by Indian frigate INS Teg (Project 11356), reports ITAR-TASS referring to a source involved in the tests. According to him, the test launch was carried out in order to check compatibility of the ship’s missile system with BrahMos missiles. […]