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  • US Navy begins search for next-generation submarine imaging mast

    Key Points The Tactically Oriented Technology Insertion Imaging Mast (TOTIM) will equip Virginia-class SSNs and Columbia-class SSBNs NAVSEA has solicited for a TOTIM first article unit and production of up to 47 follow-on systems The US Navy (USN) has launched a competition for a next-generation

  • 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

  • BAE Systems to develop ability to find quiet subs

    Key Points DARPA seeks new technology to detect subs at long distances DARPA requested USD25.39 million in FY 2018 for MOCCA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a USD4.6 million contract for its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach

  • Portuguese frigate NRP Corte Real completes refit

    Portugal’s state-owned shipyard Arsenal do Alfeite has completed a major overhaul and dry-docking activities on the Portuguese Navy’s Vasco da Gama-class MEKO 200PN frigate NRP Corte Real (F 332). Dry docking began on 4 July 2015 and the overhaul took place from 19 August 2015. Sea

  • Indonesia completes installation of SATCOM systems across LPDs and surface combatants

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has equipped a number of its ships with SATCOM systems Move will improve ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship communications across the service The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut) has completed the installation of Ku-band stabilised parabolic

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  • DoD seeks further MD 530F helos for allies

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to acquire up to 120 additional MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft for allied operators, it was disclosed on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website on 20 July. The US Army’s
  • Infocom develops new armed UGV

    Kiev-based Infocom has revealed to Jane’s details of Laska, its new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Developed through a company-funded project, the system is designed to support tactical level operations on the battlefield. Sergey Rumyantsev, project manager and UGV team lead at Infocom, told
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