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  • Crowsnest ASaC manufacture contract confirmed

    Key Points Crowsnest will use an updated and improved version of the Thales Cerberus mission suite and Searchwater radar New Merlin-based system will replace the RN's SKASaC when it goes out of service in late 2018 Lockheed Martin UK Integrated Systems is to deliver the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) new

  • Industry seeks power boost for navy lasers

    With US Navy (USN) officials continuing to seek more powerful lasers, industry is looking for ways to provide the power needed to operate such weapons. During the Surface Navy Association symposium in mid-January, navy officials discussed fitting a 150 kw laser at sea in about a year's time, with

  • Asia's piracy figures drop but abductions at sea raise concerns over maritime terrorism

    Key Points Asia is registering its lowest piracy and armed robbery figures in a decade Kidnap-for-ransom cases in the Sulu and Celebes seas are raising concerns The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) information-sharing centre (ISC)

  • Surface Navy 2017: Vice Adm Pandolfe warns of conflict's changing dimensions

    Key Points Integrated and layered capabilities pose growing challenges in the normative, physical, virtual, and temporal dimensions of conflict To adapt to these changes the USN will have to expand fleet numbers and invest in advanced warfighting capabilities Major changes in the normative,

  • Surface Navy 2017: SM-6 upgrade to begin flight testing in 2017

    Key Points At-sea testing of the SM-6 Block IA missile is expected to start later in 2017 Full-rate production is due to commence in 2018 Flight testing of an improved Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) all-up-round for the US Navy (USN) will start later in 2017, ahead of planned full-rate production in

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