• Australia lays keel for second Arafura-class OPV

    Key Points Australia has laid down the keel for its second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel The vessel is expected to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy in 2023 The keel for Australia’s second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has been laid down at Osborne Naval

  • Boeing Australia advances Loyal Wingman development

    Boeing Australia’s first Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft prototype has stood on its own wheels and powered up its electrical system for the first time, the company announced on 8 April. The latest development milestones follow the assembly of the first aircraft’s fuselage structure in

  • Research papers point to PLAN’s next-generation submarine technologies

    Two Chinese research papers that emerged in early April through social media provide further evidence of significant technological developments that may be incorporated in the design of the next generation of nuclear submarines for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The first

  • Lockheed Martin receives LRASM Lot 3 production contract

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has been awarded a USD 167.47 million contract for fiscal year (FY) 2019 procurement of the AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) for the US Air Force (USAF) and the US Navy (USN). The contract, awarded on 7 April by the Air Force Life Cycle

  • Costs mount for repairs to Russian carrier Kuznetsov

    The head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Alexei Rakhmanov, on 3 April announced that the cost of damage from a fire on board the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov on 12 December 2019 now amounts to RUB500 million (USD6.6 million), state-run RT television has reported.

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  • GeoSpectrum launches scaled down TRAPS sonar for USVs

    Canadian marine acoustics house GeoSpectrum Technologies has launched a compact version of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) designed specifically for unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and other small craft. The scaled down system, known as TRAPS-USV, retains the low frequency active
  • Fassmer MPV70 MK II selected for Ecuador

    German shipbuilder and design house Fassmer has confirmed the selection of its MPV70 MKII design to meet the needs of the Ecuadorian Navy's (Armada del Ecuador) new Multipurpose Combat Vessel programme. Local shipyard Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (ASTINAVE EP) will build the vessel at its


  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47