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  • USN flexes LCS’ missile capabilities off Guam amid threats from North Korea

    Key Points The US Navy has demonstrated the Littoral Combat Ship’s anti-surface capabilities near Guam Missile firing comes in the wake of threats by North Korea to launch missiles at the Western Pacific island, and demonstrates the LCS’ lethal capabilities even while on overseas

  • Chile eyes new shipborne long-range land attack capability

    Chile may become the first South American nation to deploy a shipborne cruise missile with the capability to reach targets deep in land, as its navy is eyeing IAI/Malam’s Long Range Attack (LORA) hybrid missile and ballistic weapon, military sources in Santiago told Jane's . Interest in LORA,

  • Indonesia eyes Black Shark torpedoes for Type 209/1400 submarines

    Key Points Indonesia is looking to acquire the Black Shark torpedo for its Type 209/1400 submarines from South Korea Move will equip the new submarines with the same capability as regional submarine operators Indonesia will acquire the Black Shark fibre optic wire-guided heavyweight torpedo for

  • Indonesia to homeport newly commissioned Type 209/1400 submarine in Central Sulawesi

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its first new submarine in 36 years The diesel-electric platform’s base in Central Sulawesi will give it better access to disputed maritime areas in the region The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) will

  • LRASM firing demonstrates canister launch

    Lockheed Martin has completed a first launch of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from a topside canister installation. Performed at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on 26 July, the flight test “proved the missile’s ability to conduct an angled

  • DoD awards first LRASM production contract

    The US military is to receive its first air-launched Lockheed Martin AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs) in the third quarter of 2019, under a Department of Defense (DoD) contract awarded on 25 July. The contract, which is valued at USD86.5 million, will see Lockheed Martin Missiles and

  • MAKS 2017: Russia unveils export-oriented APR-3ME anti-submarine torpedo

    JSC Region state research and manufacturing enterprise, a subsidiary of Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), unveiled its APR-3ME Orel (Vulture) air-launched anti-submarine torpedo at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS) 2017. The APR-3ME is an upgraded and lighter variant of the APR-3E torpedo, featuring

  • USN conducts first Tomahawk missile launch from the VPT

    Key Points The test examined the impact of a launch on submarine systems By adding the VPT a Block III-class sub will increase its missile capacity The US Navy (USN) has demonstrated the ability to carry and launch Tomahawk cruise missiles from a Block III Virginia-class submarine fitted with the

  • Pentagon pegs next-gen strategic missile submarine cost at USD127 billion

    The Pentagon estimates its Columbia-class submarine programme, to replace ageing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), will cost USD127.036 billion. In its latest Selected Acquisition Reports the Department of Defense said Colombia-class programme costs decreased by USD1.202 billion from

  • IAI trials Green Dragon naval variant

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has introduced a new naval application for its Green Dragon loitering munition to address "the unique requirements of the naval arena". Weighing 15 kg, Green Dragon is a sealed canister-launched tactical loitering munition/intelligence, surveillance, and

  • Indonesia selects MARLIN WS 30 mm gun system for PC-40 class

    The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has selected the MARLIN - WS remote-controlled gun mount system equipped with a 30 mm cannon for its PC-40 class of patrol vessels. Confirmation from the TNI-AL on this weapon choice came with the commissioning of the sixth

  • Rostec develops new anti-submarine weapon

    Russian state corporation Rostec unveiled an export version of the Techmash-designed Zagon-2 guided anti-submarine weapon, designated the Zagon-2E, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), which took place in St Petersburg from 28 June to 2 July. The Zagon-2/2E is an air-launched

  • IMDS 2017: Rostec unveils Pantsir-ME naval weapon, adds details on the system

    Rostec unveiled an export version of the Russian Instrument Design Bureau (KBP)-designed integrated gun and surface-to-air missile (SAM) naval weapon system Pantsir-M, designated Pantsir-ME, at the International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS) in St Petersburg. Pantsir-ME is a fully automated

  • F21 torpedo enters final development phase

    Key Points DCNS is under contract to deliver just under 100 F21 heavyweight torpedoes, as well as to undertake integration into the French Navy’s existing and new submarines The F21 will replace the existing F17 Mod 2 torpedo in French service The French Navy’s new F21 heavyweight

  • IDAS partners look to re-plan submarine development firing

    The IDAS Consortium of Diehl Defence and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) is working to reschedule an engineering development firing of the IDAS (Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines) missile system from a submarine before the end of 2017. This follows the identification of a

  • Soft-kill technologies could address gap in low-cost naval countermeasures

    Lack of investment in maritime soft-kill countermeasures from the 1980s has stagnated development of affordable countermeasures for the naval arena, limiting the spectrum of responses, a Chemring Countermeasures official told Jane's at the MAST Asia 2017 exhibition in Tokyo. Senior business manager

  • French Navy HIL helicopters to carry Sea Venom/ANL missile

    Key Points MBDA's Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile will be carried by the new HIL in French Navy service The Airbus Helicopters H160 forms the basis for the HIL programme The French Navy is planning to arm its new Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (HIL) helicopters with MBDA's Sea

  • New ramjet engine to enhance range, speed of China's air-launched missiles

    China has successfully tested a solid-fuel, variable-flow ramjet engine designed to enhance the firing range and speed of air-launched missiles, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported on 5 June. The paper quoted a report by the Science and Technology Daily of China's Ministry of Science

  • Iran reportedly tests supercavitating torpedo

    Iran test fired its Hoot high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on 7 May, NBC News reported three senior US defence officials as saying on the following day. The sources said the Hoot is still in its testing phase and could not say whether the test was successful. They said the weapon should

  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-ship weapon

    China may be developing a new anti-ship weapon that combines technologies derived from developments in cruise missiles and ground-effect vehicles (GEVs). An image of a brochure marketing the weapon, the latter of which is shown painted in blue Chinese navy camouflage, appeared on Chinese online

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