• Lockheed Martin teaming with Daewoo on corvettes

    Lockheed Martin has signed a teaming agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to build Multi-mission Combat Ship corvettes, the companies announced on 29 April. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed. Daewoo and Lockheed will look to sell the ships in the international

  • Australian industry and government form alliance for frigate upgrades

    The Australian government has signed an agreement with local industry to sustain the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) fleet of eight ANZAC-class frigates, it was announced on 29 April. Under what is called the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), the government will join forces to support the

  • Raytheon Anschütz upgrades Malaysian hydrography ship with Synapsis IBC

    A bridge modernisation effort by Raytheon Anschütz to install its Synapsis Intelligent Bridge Control (IBC) suite aboard the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN's) hydrographic survey ship KD Perantau is in progress. New bridge equipment supplied by Raytheon Anschütz also include a Standard 22

  • Russia launches Vietnam's first ASW-variant Gepard frigate

    Key Points Vietnam's third Gepard-class frigate, the first of two ASW variants, has been launched Zelenodolsk Shipyard says that ships three and four in the class remain on schedule for delivery in 2016 Russia's Zelenodolsk Shipyard has launched the first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant of

  • USN optimistic about acquiring second Virginia SSN alongside lead ORP boat

    Key Points Procuring a second Virginia in fiscal year 2021 would reduce the USN's attack submarine shortfall in the 2020s The addition of this second boat, boosting Virginia Block V to 10 boats, would yield cost savings The US Navy (USN) believes momentum is growing to allow the acquisition of a

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  • F-22s arrive for training in Lithuania

    Two Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors and one Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Èiauliai Air Base on 27 April after concluding a training mission in Romania, the US Air Force (USAF) announced. The F-22s and about 20 supporting airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base,
  • French Army Leclerc upgrade gets under way

    Nexter Systems is moving forward with the upgrade of the French Army Leclerc main battle tanks (MBT) and armoured recovery vehicles (ARV). In March 2015, the French Procurement Agency, the DGA, awarded Nexter Systems a EUR300 million (USD339.5 million) contract covering 200 Renovated Leclerc MBTs