BAE Systems tests new ARTISAN radar software for ASBM targets

by Richard Scott

BAE Systems Maritime Services' UK-based radar business has revealed details of trials to demonstrate the ability of the company's ARTISAN (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) 3D E/F-band radar to detect and track high-velocity anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) targets.

Undertaken from a UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate during last year's ‘At Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 21' (ASD/FS21) integrated air and missile defence exercise, the trials involved the fielding and demonstration of an experimental software load developed by BAE Systems using internal funding.


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UK, Denmark agree to collaborate on Type 31 frigate introduction to service

by Kate Tringham

The Type 31s – replacing five general duty Type 23 frigates – are based on the Royal Danish Navy's proven Iver Huitfeldt class. (Royal Navy)

The British and Danish navies have signed a co-operative agreement to work together to bring the UK Royal Navy's (RN) Type 31 Inspiration-class frigates into service.


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Naval Group launches second Gowind corvette for UAE

by Kate Tringham

Naval Group launched UAE's second Gowind corvette, Al Emarat, in Lorient on 13 May. (Naval Group)

French shipbuilder Naval Group has launched the second Gowind 2500 corvette on order for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The new ship, named Al Emarat, was launched during a ceremony held at Naval Group's shipyard in Lorient on 13 May, the shipbuilder announced on 20 May. The launch follows that of first-in-class Bani Yas six months earlier on 4 December 2021.


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Russian Navy Kilo submarine Alrosa prepares to start post-refit trials

by Miko Vranic

Alrosa pictured before its overhaul and upgrade, which commenced in 2014. (Russian MoD)

The Russian Navy Kilo-class Project 877V diesel-electric submarine (SSK) Alrosa (ex-B 871) is set to start sea trials following the completion of its overhaul and modernisation programme.

In comments to Russian news agency TASS on 16 May, a representative from Sevastopol's military and security authorities confirmed that Alrosa had docked at the Black Sea Fleet's naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea, after departing the service's 13th Ship Repair Plant.


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