• SSDS contract secures Lockheed Martin role as USN surface-fleet combat manager

    Lockheed Martin’s recent contract win to provide combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) has put the company squarely on course to be the surface-fleet combat system manager for the US Navy (USN). SSDS is the combat management system for USN aircraft carrier

  • USN EASR tests start at Wallops Island

    Raytheon and the US Navy (USN) recently completed the first system-level tests of the AN/SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Virginia, the company confirmed on 20 August. Thanks in part to built-in commonality with the

  • USN calls EASR development “critical” for FFG(X)

    The successful development and integration of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) will be vital for future operations of the US Navy (USN) proposed guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in a recent report. “Navy officials stated that

  • MDA issues RfI for THAAD ‘Advanced Capability Development’

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has issued a request for information (RfI) for continued development of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) globally transportable, rapidly deployable ballistic missile defence weapon system. According to a Sources Sought notification released on 11

  • Philippine Navy revives ASW capabilities with commissioning of ex-South Korean corvette

    Key Points The Philippine Navy is reviving a long-absent ability to hunt submarines with the commissioning of an ex-South Korean corvette The vessel will build up anti-submarine competencies and transition the service over to its new José Rizal-class frigates The Philippine Navy has revived

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  • 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