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SAIC wins initial LRIP contract from USMC for additional AAV SU vehicles

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 01:00
The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded an initial low-rate initial production (LRIP) option to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for the survivability upgrade (SU) of additional amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs).

Austal delivers USS Omaha littoral combat ship to US Navy

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 01:00
Austal has delivered the US Navy’s twelfth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, US.

CBG Systems Enters Exclusive Agency Agreement with Van Dam Maintenance & Repair

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 10:53
CBG Systems is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive agency agreement with Netherlands-based company Van Dam Maintenance & Repair for the sale, maintenance and servicing of CBG products across Europe.

Kelvin Hughes to supply navigation bridge system for New Zealand Navy tanker

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 01:00
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has contracted Kelvin Hughes to deliver an integrated navigation bridge system (INBS) for the Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN) maritime sustainment capability (MSC) vessel.

Babcock to deliver WHLS for South Korea's Jangbogo III submarines

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 01:00
Babcock International has received a new contract to manufacture and supply weapon handling and launch systems (WHLS) for the South Korean Jangbogo III submarine programme.

Elbit Systems' Seagull USV conducts live ASW mission

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 01:00
Israel-based company Elbit Systems has carried out a live demonstration of a remotely operated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission using its multi-mission unmanned surface vessel (USV) known as Seagull.

Type 26: all systems go

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 01:00
UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon recently announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7b to start building the Royal Navy’s much anticipated Type 26 frigates. The complex deal has its pundits and detractors, but how will the ships stac…

Upgrading Armament Test Systems to Modern Standards

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:14
The Common Aircraft Armaments Test Set (CAATS) has replaced the 25-year-old Common Rack and Launcher Test Set (CRALTS).

Cambridge Pixel to Provide ASV Global with Radar Tracking and Fusion Software

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 16:05
Cambridge Pixel will improve the situational awareness on ASV Global's unmanned vessels by providing the company with radar tracking and fusion software.

GAO report finds US naval shipyards in poor condition

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 01:00
A new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the overall physical condition of the country's four public shipyards and their equipment are in poor condition.

Thales invests in two new UK-based facilities to develop autonomous systems

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 01:00
Thales is set to invest in two new UK-based trial and training centres to test and develop future autonomous and unmanned technologies.

Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems to partner for British Royal Navy's MEWP project

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 01:00
Lockheed Martin UK has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems UK to collaborate on the British Royal Navy's maritime electronic warfare programme (MEWP).

Northrop Grumman to supply RF generation technology for US Navy's NEWEG

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:00
Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has secured a new contract to deliver advanced radio frequency (RF) generation technology for the US Navy's next-generation electronic warfare environment generator (NEWEG) programme.

British Royal Navy's upgraded HMS Albion completes sea trials

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:00
The British Royal Navy's Albion-class amphibious command ship HMS Albion has successfully concluded its sea trials following a £90m upgrade programme.

QinetiQ Target Systems to supply over 40 Hammerhead targets to Canadian Navy

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:00
QinetiQ Target Systems has received a new order from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to deliver more than 40 units of Hammerhead unmanned surface vehicle (USV) targets and several payloads.

Deals this week: CFM International, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:00
The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a one-year contract worth $46.99m to CFM International for the procurement of engines for the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and C-40A military transport aircraft.

Global Defence Technology: Issue 79

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 13:11
In this issue: The race to perfect intercontinental missile interception, Germany’s new cyber security centre, Dutch defence upgrades, secure IFF equipment for aircraft, new rules for space warfare, cybersecurity concerns over Trident, naval construc…

Ducommun to build fire control systems for Raytheon's Naval Strike Missile

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 01:00
Raytheon has chosen US-based aerospace and defence company Ducommun to develop fire control systems for the US Navy's Naval Strike Missile (NSM).

SEA to supply torpedo launcher systems for new Philippine Navy frigates

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 01:00
SEA has secured a contract from South Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to deliver its latest torpedo launcher systems (TLS) for two new frigates, which are being constructed for the Philippine Navy.

Leonardo to supply Seaspray radars for Bangladesh Navy's Dornier 228 aircraft

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 01:00
Leonardo has been contracted to deliver its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for two new Dornier 228 multi-role aircraft models ordered by the Bangladesh Navy.