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  • South Korea selects mix of local, Israeli sensors for second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier

    Key Points The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class ship will feature a different set of weapons and sensors from its predecessor Improvements have been incorporated from the service’s 11-year operational experience with the first-of-class The Republic of Korea Navy’s

  • USN continues ‘cultural shift’ in improving surface-fleet operations

    The US Navy (USN) is continuing to work on changing the service’s training culture in order to better prepare its surface warfare officers (SWOs), crews and their ships in the wake of the service-wide reviews prompted by the recent spate of mishaps in the Western Pacific, Secretary Richard

  • Seastema, Hanwha Systems supply SEASNavy ECS for RoKN’s first Daegu-class frigate

    The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) first of eight Daegu (FFX-II)-class guided-missile frigates has been fitted with the SEASNavy Engineering Control System (ECS). The ECS, which is a suite of software subsystems for integrated platform management, was delivered by Seastema, a

  • Poland begins negotiations to buy navy navigation radars

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate on 27 April began negotiations to buy 33 VisionMaster FT radars from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. The radars will be delivered by Else Technical and Research Service, a local representative for the systems, joining the 17 sets already on Polish warships. The

  • Lockheed Martin begins combat system upgrade of RNZN frigate

    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F 77) has been transferred to Lockheed Martin Canada and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards for a combat system upgrade under the Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. Lockheed Martin Canada announced on 26 April that it is responsible for

  • DRS wins AN/SPQ-9B radar contract

    Key Points DRS Laurel Technologies has secured a deal for FY 2018-2022 production of the AN/SPQ-9B radar The contract covers the production of up to 59 radars and associated equipment DRS Laurel Technologies, part of Leonardo DRS, has secured a deal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2022 production of

  • US Navy sets out twin-track plan for FFG(X) combat system

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is to be sole-sourced for FFG(X) combat management system development and combat system integration A separate competition has been established for combat system ship integration and test The US Navy (USN) has set out its twin-track strategy for the installation,

  • FarSounder to provide sonar for RNZN’s future fleet replenishment tanker

    US-based company FarSounder has signed a contract to provide its FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa . The company announced in a 17 April statement that the sonar “will provide real-time 3D

  • Saab to provide Situational Awareness System for RAN’s new OPVs

    Saab has received a contract to supply its Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) set to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Awarded by German shipbuilder Lürssen, the contract is expected to run over the 12- year-long shipbuilding programme,

  • Indra to equip Mexican Navy’s new long-range OPV with electronic defence system

    Indra has won the contract to install its Rigel electronics defence system aboard the new Sigma 10514 series ocean-going patrol boat being prepared by Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) for the Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico). Announcing the order on 16 April, the part

  • USN tests AMDR as Aegis upgrades continue

    The US Navy (USN) is ramping up testing of its Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) – or SPY-6 – as the service invests in improving its current Aegis combat system with new antennas designed to increase sensor sensitivity. Integrating AMDR with Aegis has presented the USN with

  • Leonardo advances Kronos DBR development

    Work on Leonardo’s naval Kronos dual X-band and C-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar programme is progressing, with testing and production timelines for the Italian Navy’s new 6,270 tonne Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) multipurpose offshore patrol vessels

  • Navy League 2018: US Navy sees reduced AMDR risk with Aegis testing

    Thanks to early testing involving AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) components and the Aegis combat system, the US Navy (USN) is seeing risks being reduced for the programme, said Captain Casey Moton, programme manager for guided-missile destroyer (DDG) 51 ships. “The back end

  • Indonesia selects electronic, anti-submarine warfare suite from Thales for Martadinata frigates

    Key Points Indonesia has selected electronic and anti-submarine warfare sensors from Thales for its SIGMA 10514 warships Equipment will bolster the platform’s role as an all-round major surface combatant The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or

  • RN trials Novus software embodiment on Sonar 2087

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) has begun an extended fleet trial to evaluate whether Novus software from the Sonar 2076 submarine sonar suite could improve the performance of the surface ship Sonar 2087 low-frequency active/passive sonar system. The trial, which is being funded by Navy Command under a DARE

  • Philippine Navy commissions second donated TC-90 aircraft

    Key Points The Philippine Navy has inducted a second TC-90 aircraft it received from Japan Airframe will improve the service’s aerial maritime surveillance capabilities The Philippine Navy has commissioned another Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft from Japan. The aircraft, which was

  • LCS Coastal Mine Reconnaissance module completes developmental testing

    The Coastal Mine Reconnaissance (CMR) mission module for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) programme successfully completed developmental testing (DT) recently off the coast of southern California aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4), an Independence-class version of the LCS. “This

  • CSIRO, QinetiQ to collaborate on advanced CO2-capturing technology for RAN’s Future Submarines

    Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has joined forces with defence technology company QinetiQ on a project that aims to enable submarines to stay submerged longer through the use of an advanced crystal technology called

  • New details emerge on Nulka ADAP programme

    Key Points The Nulka Advanced Decoy Architecture Program payload upgrade is intended to field an improved decoy as a rapid deployment capability Harris has been funded by the US NRL to develop the payload New information has been disclosed on the development and accelerated acquisition of an

  • HMCS Windsor completes BQQ-10 sonar fit

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) diesel-electric submarine HMCS Windsor has become the first of the service's four Victoria-class boats to complete its fit of the Lockheed Martin AN/BQQ-10 (V)7 sonar processing suite. The AN/BQQ-10, acquired through a Foreign Military Sales case with the US

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