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HMS CUTLASS Trials Successful

Marine Specialised Technology Group (MST Group), alongside design partner BMT, has announced that HMS CUTLASS, the first of two vessels being built for the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron, has undergone initial trials and has performed beyond expectations. Over recent weeks, the new HPB-1900 has been subjected to rigorous trials to test all systems and performance against a […]

Damen Opens Service Hub in Hamburg, Germany

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the opening of a service hub in Hamburg, Germany, taking the total number of hubs to 15, spread across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, and Australia. The Hamburg hub will serve not only Germany but also Denmark and Poland. The hubs are to provide a local service, […]

Naval Group Awarded Design Contract for Patrol Vessels

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded Naval Group the contract for the preliminary and detailed design of the ocean patrol vessel programme, the company said in a press release. This award follows on from the signature of the framework agreement on 23 October 2020 for the study, development, production and initial operational maintenance […]



Anne Quillon Appointed Procurement Director at Naval Group

Naval Group has announced the appointment of Anne Quillon as Director of Procurement, Sourcing and Supplier Management within the Operations and Performance Department of company. She will manage all of Naval Group’s resources in the area of purchasing and will define the group’s “responsible purchasing” policy and manage its performance. She will also support the […]

Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto Made EUNAVFOR MED IRINI Commander

Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto has been appointed as Operation Commander for the EU military operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED IRINI). He takes command from Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini on 1 October 2021. Rear Admiral Turchetto has more than 35 years of experience in the Italian Navy. During his last assignment as First Naval Division Commander, he […]

ESG and Saab to Cooperate

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Saab Deutschland GmbH have signed an agreement for strategic cooperation on equipment projects and development programmes for the German Navy, according to a joint press release. Just a few days ago, Saab, as the prime contractor for the modernisation of the German F123 frigates, commissioned ESG to provide comprehensive logistics […]



Meteksan Introducing Submarine Sonar Elements

Meteksan Defence has introduced a number of new sonar systems and elements for submarine applications. These include: hydrophones side scan sonar arrays intercept passive sonar intercept detection and ranging sonar digital underwater acoustic modem hardware and software for sonar systems pre-electronics signal processing and beam forming sonar operator interface software While these domestically developed systems […]

Turkish Industry Team for UMS

Aselsan, the Sefine shipyard, Roketsan and Armelsan have joined forces to develop and build innovative solutions in the area of Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS), according to a press release by the companies. The two UMS designs are laid out for tasks such as: reconnaissance surface warfare underwater warfare protection of critical infrastructure the protection of […]

RBS 15 Support Contract for Diehl

Diehl Defence has received an order from the Federal German Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support for the delivery of recertification and repair equipment for the RBS15 Mk3 heavy anti-ship missile. The equipment is to be provided to the Ammunition Supply Centre North at Laboe. As a result, the German Navy will […]



SENTINEL Systems for Peru

The SENTINEL 2.0 and SENTINEL 30 systems from the Spanish company Escribano M&E have successfully passed the SAT tests in Peru undertaken on the Peruvian Navy patrol boats PPMM 208 BAP RÍO TUMBES and PPMM 209 RÍO LOCUMBA. The SENTINEL 2.0 station integrates Browning 12.70 mm calibre heavy machine guns. Equipped with an infrared and […]

SEA BREAKER Unveiled

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has unveiled SEA BREAKERTM, a 5th generation long range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system. This enables significant attack performance against a variety of high-value maritime and land targets. SEA BREAKER is a naval and artillery unit force-multiplier, designed to overcome the modern warfare arena challenges, using Rafael’s legacy of high-end precision-guided […]

Ultra Sonar 2150 Passes Acceptance Trial

Ultra has announced that its Sonar 2150 has successfully completed its first-of-class sea acceptance trial onboard HMS PORTLAND. The trial took place over a number of days at sea, operating the sonar, detecting and tracking the “target”. Despite somewhat challenging weather conditions, the Ultra trials team successfully proved both active and passive performance in conjunction […]



Saab to Upgrade F123 Class Frigates

Saab has received a contract from the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for the German Navy’s BRANDENBURG (F123) class frigates. The contract includes a new Combat Management System (CMS), allowing a low risk integration of the new naval […]

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 […]




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