• NRL explores improved over-the-horizon detection and tracking with NG-HFSWR

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has disclosed the build, installation, and test of an experimental high frequency surface wave radar (HFSWR) embodying a series of features designed to improve detection and tracking performance over legacy HFSWR radar technology. Known as the NexGen HFSWR

  • South Korea navy increases BMD with upgraded Aegis system

    South Korean navy destroyers will have greater ability to perform ballistic missile defence (BMD) missions with the recent contract to upgrade the Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system installed on the ships. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems was awarded a USD365.7 million

  • Shipbuilder sees big potential in 3D-printed carrier part

    US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) recently approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3D printing) for shipboard installation, and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) sees long-term potential for ship construction,

  • USN eyes infrastructure upgrades for refuelled Los Angeles-class submarines

    The US Navy (USN) is preparing to upgrade pier facilities to accommodate refuelled Los Angeles (SSN 688)-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs), Admiral Frank Caldwell, Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, said on 7 November during the Naval Submarine League’s Annual 36th Symposium

  • Philippine Navy frigate to receive upgrades

    Philippine Navy (PN) frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) will undergo upgrades of its communication, weapon, and fire-control systems while undergoing repair for the damage sustained on 29 August when it ran aground near Half Moon (also known as Hasa-Hasa) Shoal during a routine patrol in the

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  • US Army gears up for Laser Warning Receiver competition

    The US Army is laying the groundwork to test and equip its fleet of ground combat vehicles with a capability to detect incoming laser-guided threats. In a 1 November notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service said that later this month it would solicit white papers for


  • 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