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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 […]

Elbit SEAGULL for Asia-Pacific Navy

Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply SEAGULL™ Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) to the Navy of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a 17-month period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide SEAGULL USVs that are specifically configured to perform Mine Counter Measures (MCM) missions while facilitating the […]

HELIOS to be Fitted to US Destroyer

The US Navy (USN) will field a High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) on a destroyer for the first time later this year. The USS PREBLE will be the first to be equipped with HELIOS, which will function as a close-in weapon to defend against enemy cruise missiles. The 60-kilowatt HELIOS is much […]

Saab Signs MuMNS Contract

Saab has received the first order from prime contractor Thales, acting as System Integrator of the end to end solution, for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). The order value is approximately 300 MSEK and deliveries of the first systems will take place in 2022. The order received from Thales is part of the Franco-British […]

Diehl to Deliver Ammunition for F125 Frigate

The signing of a basic agreement for production and delivery of 127 mm practice ammunition for the BADEN-WURTTENMBERG (F125) class frigate allows Diehl to introduce a new type of naval ammunition to the market. Additionally, the ammunition family comprises High-Explosive (HE) and Illuminating (ILL) projectiles including appropriate propellant charges. The delivery of the practice ammunition pilot […]

90 UNIMOGs for Brazil

Brazil has ordered 90 UNIMOG 5000 series off-road trucks, according to a press release by the Brazilian Navy, with Mercedes-Benz to deliver the vehicles between 2021 and 2027. They are intended for use by the Marines (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais, CFN) to transport troops and material. The purchase also includes tippers and container transporters (by […]

Babcock Invests in Rosyth Site

Babcock has awarded a £31.5M contract to Robertson Construction for the development of a new Assembly Hall at its Rosyth site. The construction project will support around 100 positions locally, and a further 100 nationally, throughout the supply chain. At a small Covid-19 safe ceremony marking the beginning of the steel structure construction, Babcock also […]

Naval Group to Build New Aircraft Carrier

The aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE will be replaced by a new nuclear-powered vessel by 2038. French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement this week is a major boost for the French defence industrial and technological base as this project will mobilise several hundred jobs in France, followed by several thousand each year in the implementation phase. Pierre […]

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