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Autonomous Take-Off & Landing of Shipborne VSR 700

In the scope of a flight test campaign, Airbus Helicopters has tested the Autonomous Take-off and Landing (ATOL) capabilities of the optionally controlled Vertivision Surveillance Rotorcraft (VSR) 700 aircraft on a civilian ship with a helicopter landing deck. The aim is to later demonstrate the VSR700 at sea on board a French Navy frigate. The […]

Ultra & Mahindra Partner for Indian Navy Contract

In partnership with Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, Ultra has announced the award of the Integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare Defence Suite (IADS) programme for selected frontline warships of the Indian Navy. The contract is worth approximately £60m to Ultra. Deliveries are due to commence in 2024 and to be completed by 2030. IADS provides a multi-sensor ASW capability […]

USS MONTANA Completes Initial Sea Trials

Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding (HII) has announced the successful completion of the initial sea trials of the fast attack submarine USS MONTANA (SSN 794). The VIRGINIA class submarine, built at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, spent several days at sea to test the ship’s systems and components, the company writes in a press release. Testing included […]

Hensoldt Optronics for Norwegian & German Submarines

Hensoldt is equipping the German-Norwegian submarine project U212 CD with a fully digital sensor suite. The optronics division of HENSOLDT has now received a corresponding order worth over €50M from kta naval systems, a consortium of Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik, Hensoldt writes in a press release. The order comprises six optronic systems, […]

Test Firings of New Missiles for Russia

The Russian frigate MARSHAL SHAPOSHNIKOV has conducted missile firings in the Sea of Japan. A video of the exercises was posted by the Russian Ministry of Defence’s YouTube channel. According to the information from the ministry’s press service, the frigate launched a brand-new OTVET (REPULSE) anti-submarine missile to engage an underwater target, which it reportedly […]

First GOWIND class Corvette for the UAE Launched

The first GOWIND class corvette ordered by the UAE from Naval Group was launched on 4th December in presence of His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Hamdan Al-Nahyan, Commander of the UAE Naval Forces, according to a press release from Naval Group. In 2019, the UAE ordered two GOWIND class corvettes to be built in France. The […]

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 […]


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. […]

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