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  • Singapore decommissions two more Fearless-class patrol vessels

    Key Points Singapore has retired two more Fearless-class patrol vessels Class is progressively being retired to make way for the new Littoral Mission Vessels The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has decommissioned two more Fearless-class patrol vessels. The 55 m ships, which were formerly in

  • SMWDC expands to address additional USN surface warfare needs

    The US Navy’s (USN’s) Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) is looking to expand its reach to surface needs for better training aboard other ship types and in other warfare areas. The SMWDC has already started to train crews on minesweepers and is looking to

  • First BQM-177A target delivered to US Navy

    The Unmanned Systems Division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has handed over the first production BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target (SSAT) to the US Navy (USN). A formal rollout event was performed on 11 July in McClellan, California, in conjunction with the USN. Actual handover of the

  • MQ-8C Fire Scout participates in first USN fleet exercise

    The US Navy (USN) has incorporated its MQ-8C Fire Scout vertical-lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) into fleet operations, using the aircraft for countermine (MCM) drills as part of the 2018 ‘Rim of Pacific’ (‘RIMPAC’) exercise during the second week of July off the coast of

  • OCEA launches third FPB 72 Mk II patrol vessel for the Philippines

    Key Points A third FPB 72 Mk II boat on order for the Philippine Coast Guard has been launched The service is expected to operate all four vessels in the class by 2019 French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the third FPB 72 Mk II patrol boat on order for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The

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  • KADDB unveils weaponised UGV

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has developed a weaponised unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) under a private venture. A complete system comprises the UGV, handheld control unit and a lightweight communications backpack. According to company specifications, the 250
  • Farnborough 2018: Leonardo launches SPIDER COMINT system

    Leonardo unveiled its new Spider airborne communications intelligence (COMINT) system at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. SPIDER has been developed in the UK and operates in the 20 MHz to 6 GHz band, is designed to “detect, identify, analyse and geolocate” emissions. Jan Boyes, head of
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