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  • Raytheon wins out for LCS variable depth sonar

    Key Points The new variable depth sonar system will form part of the ASW escort mission module to equip USN LCSs A full pre-production test article is expected to complete in late 2018 Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been selected to provide a new variable depth sonar (VDS) system to form

  • Saudi Arabia to purchase upgunned US LCS Freedom-class variant

    Key Points US signs USD11.25 billion deal for four Freedom-class LCS variants with the KSA The vessels will be substantially upgunned and more capable than USN variants US president Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) signed a nearly

  • BMT signs framework agreement to support Norwegian submarine acquisition

    Key Points BMT will provide initial support to the NDMA over a two-year period, with an option to extend to five Norway plans to replace its six Ula-class submarines with four new Type 212NG boats UK-based naval design and systems engineering group BMT Defence Services has been contracted by the

  • USN will not fund icebreaker capability

    Key Points USN does not intend to programme for the USCG future heavier icebreaker USN will support icebreaker construction through leadership on the integrated programme office team The US Navy (USN) will not fund the US Coast Guard's (USCG's) need to have a heavy icebreaker delivered by 2023,

  • USN plans MQ-8C UAS in-flight target update demonstration

    Key Points The USN is seeking to demonstrate transmission of in-flight target updates for network-enabled weapons via Link 16 installed on the MQ-8C NAVAIR is planning to contract with Northrop Grumman for Link 16 hardware and software integration The US Navy (USN) is planning to integrate and

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  • Lockheed Martin marks maiden flight of LM-100J

    Lockheed Martin performed the first flight of its new LM-100J Hercules airlifter on 25 May. The latest civil variant of the military C-130J departed the company's Marietta production facility in Georgia for a maiden flight that its test pilot described as 'flawless'. This milestone, which follows