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  • Laser weapon breaks cover on USS Ponce

    Key Points The LaWS prototype is being deployed on USS Ponce to demonstrate a SSL-QRC The results of the demonstration will inform a follow-on SSL-TM programme The US Navy (USN) has released the first high-quality images showing a Laser Weapon System (LaWS) demonstrator installed on board the

  • Myanmar launches third Anawrahta-class missile corvette

    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

  • Lockheed Martin unveils innovation facility focused on addressing surface navy challenges

    Key Points Lockheed Martin's USD3.5 million Surface Navy Innovation Center opens in Moorestown, New Jersey The centre is designed to promote industry-government technology collaboration and to facilitate the transition of technology to the fleet Defence contractor Lockheed Martin has established

  • ONR to swim ahead on ASW package for large UUV

    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

  • UK places long lead contract for Successor missile tubes

    Key Points NAVSEA has awarded Electric Boat a USD83.8 million contract modification for missile tube manufacturing for the US Ohio Replacement and UK Successor SSBN programmes Each Successor boat will accommodate 12 tubes in its missile compartment More than a year ahead of a formal Main Gate

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