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CAMM for Type 45

MBDA has announced a number of contracts to upgrade the air and missile defence capabilities of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 DARING class destroyers. The work will see Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles (CAMM) paired with an upgraded SEA VIPER command and control system for the first time. CAMM offers both close-in and local-area air defence […]

NSM for Germany & Norway

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support and the Norwegian procurement agency Forsvarsmateriell have come to a deal for the joint procurement of the new Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Block 1A. Norway’s Kongsberg has been contracted to deliver the missiles, which were developed jointly with MBDA, for the German and Norwegian navies. […]

ASTER Mid-Life Refurbishment

Eurosam has been awarded a contract by OCCAR for the mid-life refurbishment of ASTER missiles for Italy and the UK, following the one for the French ASTER missiles from January 2020. According to Eurosam, all of the company’s domestic customers, the navies of the three countries, the Italian Army and French Air and Space Force, have […]



Rohde & Schwarz C-ESM for TAMANDARE Class

Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen by the Águas Azuis Consortium, who are producing the Brazilian Navy’s TAMANDARE class frigates, to be fully responsible for the development, design, production, integration and acceptance of the external and internal communication suite. The company has also announced it will supply Communication Electronic Support Measures (C-ESM). The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed of ThyssenkruppMarine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, […]

Rohde & Schwarz Radio for NATALE DE GRAZIA

Rohde & Schwarz has announced that it will equip the Italian Coast Guard’s new patrol boat, the CP420 “NATALE DE GRAZIA”, with external communications systems. This new vessel, built by Intermarine, will expand the operating capabilities of the fleet and operate with Rohde & Schwarz SOVERON communications. The company’s M3SR Series4100 High Frequency (HF) radios enable authorities to patrol large coastal areas and will […]

Terma Radar for Indonesia’s BRS

Terma has announced that it has recently been awarded a contract to supply a SCANTER 6002 radar for Indonesia’s latest Hospital Assistance Ship (BRS). The award follows a previous contract signed in 2019 to supply a similar radar for the BRS WAHIDIN SOEDIROSUSODO, delivered in January 2021. The Indonesian Navy’s BRS, built in Surabaya by the […]



Babcock CEO Hosts ARROWHEAD 140 Meetings in Greece

Babcock International CEO David Lockwood has led a series of meetings in Greece with key industry figures, government officials and supply chain companies as Babcock continues to build international interest in its ARROWHEAD 140 general purpose frigate and bid to deliver the Hellenic Navy’s new frigate modernisation programme. A comprehensive programme of discussions were undertaken […]

SEA 1905 MoU Signed

Australian company Total Marine Technology (TMT) and France’s ECA Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine their expertise in the domain of unmanned technologies in order to partner for the SEA 1905 Programme for the Royal Australian Navy’s future Maritime Mine Countermeasures and Military Survey Capability. ECA made the announcement in a press […]

INS OZ Handed Over

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the second of four corvettes to the Israeli Navy, the company announced today. The ceremony, which was kept small due to the pandemic, took place in the presence of Jeremy Issacharoff, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, and his wife, Laura Kam Issacharoff, who named the ship INS OZ. In the […]



Babcock’s Role in S-80 Submarine

Babcock International has assisted its customer Navantia in the construction of the first S-80 class submarine for the Spanish Navy, reaching a major milestone with the unveiling of the boat in Cartagena on 22 April, the company writes in a statement. The S-80 programme is the first modern submarine of Spanish design and will deliver […]

Commercial Release for REMUS 300 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced the commercial release of its REMUS 300 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305m (1,000 feet) and has endurance options of up to 30 hours. Built on the REMUS Technology Platform, the REMUS 300 has compact and efficient core electronics, advanced […]

HENSOLDT UK Radars for Polish Navy

HENSOLDT UK is to deliver Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radars for two Polish Navy KORMORAN II class minehunters, ORP ALBATROS and ORP MEWA. Installed in conjunction with an OSI Maritime Systems integrated navigation bridge system, the radars will be tasked with navigation and surface surveillance functionality, providing the Polish Navy with solid […]



Ultra Signs UK Sonobuoy Contract

Ultra Maritime has announced that its sonobuoy systems business has been awarded a further contract, worth £31m over three years, by the UK MoD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s MERLIN helicopter from 2022 to 2024. The contract comes at an important time, boosting both the economy and jobs in the UK. […]

Luciad Equipment for F-110 Frigates

Hexagon’s Geospatial division has announced that Navantia has selected Luciad, Hexagon’s platform for building advanced location intelligence and real-time situational awareness applications, to equip the combat system of five future F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy. The agreement will also cover corresponding tests, validations and simulation environments. Starting in 2016, Hexagon’s Luciad was subjected to […]

Ultra to Provide CSC Hull Sonar

Ultra has been awarded a contract to commence work on the S2150-C Hull-Mounted Sonar (HMS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme. This award comes soon after Ultra received a contract to provide the CSC Variable Depth Sonar (VDS). These subcontracts move the development of CSC’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability from the programme definition […]



First SAN MMIPV Christened

The South African Navy (SAN) has held a blessing ceremony of the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The plan had been to hold a large launching ceremony, but due to the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the SAN took the decision to do something on […]

Thales to Provide SNLE 3G Sensors

With the launch of full-scale development of France’s third generation of nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SNLE 3G), Thales is developing a new sonar suite based on disruptive technologies that represent a significant break from the systems in service today. Thales will provide new-generation flank arrays and bow-mounted sonars, a towed linear array based on optical technology […]

HENSOLDT Modernises Naval Radars

HENSOLDT is modernising the TRS-3D radars of two K130 class corvettes operated by the German Navy, as well as an associated shore facility. An order for corresponding electronic components was placed by the BAAINBw. The replacement deliveries will take place in the course of this year. The TRS-3D is a three-dimensional multimode ship radar for […]



Bofors 40 Mk4 Guns for MCMVs

BAE Systems has been selected to supply 12 Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns to the Belgian and Dutch navies as part of the Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV) programme. The shipbuilding company Kership will install the guns on the fleet of 12 MCMVs, with six being built for each country and the first scheduled for […]

SkyGuardian Maritime Demonstration

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) will take a company-owned SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to the UK later this year to undertake a series of operational capability demonstrations for NATO allies, including the Netherlands. The UK’s PROTECTOR programme is a derivative of SkyGuardian with a range of UK modifications. For this visit, which the […]

US Navy Contracts Leonardo for Technical Insertion of Surface Fleet CMS

Leonardo DRS, Inc. has received a contract from the US Navy to supply critical system hardware and full life-cycle support for AEGIS and Ship Self Defense System Combat Management Systems (CMS). The cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract was awarded in December 2020, and is worth up to US$211.5M. Under the contract, Leonardo DRS […]




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