• Analysis: Back in business: Sweden's submarine builder re-engineers for A26

    Strong political support underpins Saab Kockum's efforts to re-establish itself in the premier league of submarine builders. Richard Scott provides the second part of IHS Jane's assessment of the A26 programme. Recent years have seen submarines rise up the political agenda in Sweden. There are two

  • Canada launches major surface combatant competition

    Key Points The Canadian government began a significant shipbuilding programme for new surface combatants No details on cost or number of vessels have been provided The Canadian government on 27 October announced it had released a request for proposal (RfP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC)

  • China Coast Guard ships 'no longer' at disputed Scarborough Shoal, says Manila

    The Philippine government said on 28 October that China Coast Guard vessels appear to have left the area around the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea (SCS). "Regarding fishing on Scarborough Shoal, for the past three days, it has been observed that there are no longer any

  • DARPA's Sea Hunter to begin COLREGS testing in January 2017

    Commencing in January 2017 DARPA will begin collecting data on how its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) conducts fully autonomous operations in preparation for international certification. Additionally, ASW track and trail testing of ACTUV could be delayed

  • Euronaval 2016: Saab's lightweight torpedo to enter the water in 2017

    Key Points Saab Light Weight Torpedo to enter water at Saab's training facility in 2017 The company says it is on track to deliver the system on time to the Royal Swedish Navy Saab's new lightweight torpedo is due to enter the water for the first time in 2017, the company has confirmed. Thomas

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  • Cobham to develop VARS for MV-22B

    Cobham has been awarded a contract by Bell Boeing to develop a palletised aerial refuelling system to give the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in-flight aerial refuelling capability, the company announced on 25 October. The V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS)
  • MBDA shows new modular, scalable coastal defence concept

    Key Points MBDA Italia is also developing lighter missiles launcher modules to enhance the CDS system's mobility Firing trials to test and qualify an all-up Marte ER round are expected by 2020 MBDA unveiled a new 'scalable' coastal anti-ship missile defence system (CDS) concept at the Euronaval


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47