• Sagem in talks on Venezuelan submarine upgrade

    Sagem (part of the Safran group) is currently negotiating with the Venezuelan Navy (Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela) and the country's state-owned shipbuilder DIANCA (Diques y Astilleros Nacionales Compañía Anónima) over the installation of Sagem's Sigma 40XP inertial navigation

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    A Myanmar shipyard has launched the country's third Anawrahta-class missile corvette, local media sources reported from 20 November. The 77 m vessel, named UMS (Union of Myanmar Ship) Tabinshwehti with pennant number 773, was said to have been launched at the Sinmalaik Shipyard in Yangon

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    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to brief industry on plans for the development of an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Mission Package (ASWMP) for its future Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV). This so-called 'Leap Ahead Project' is intended to develop ASW techniques and

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