• 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

  • 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

  • US Navy awards General Dynamic USD696.2 million in attack sub work

    US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded USD696.2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification on 12 March for additional long-lead time material associated with the fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020 Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) 802 and 803, and 804 and 805

  • Chilean Navy seeks to replace air-defence frigates

    Chilean Navy chief Admiral Julio Leiva has officially confirmed that the service’s plans include the replacement of its two Latorre-class (Jacob van Heemskerck) air-defence frigates by 2023. The decision to replace the vessels, which were acquired from the Netherlands in 2004, was taken after

  • USN, USMC accelerating directed-energy programmes

    The US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) are developing their directed-energy (DE) programmes at a much faster clip, service officials told Congressional members during recent testimony on the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal. “We’ve been accelerating this as fast as we can and

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  • Luftwaffe chief dismissed over F-35 support

    The Chief of the Luftwaffe is to leave his position in large part due to his support for a German procurement of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Jane’s has learned. Lieutenant General Karl Müllner will leave his position by the end of May, with the news