• UK evaluates flywheel energy storage system in power-hardware-in-the-loop testing

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) at the University of Strathclyde have completed testing and evaluation of a novel Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) in a representative ship power system environment. This follows prior testing of the 3.6 MJ/360

  • USN to prototype AI-based decision aid to improve collision avoidance

    As part of efforts to reduce the incidence of surface ship accidents, the US Navy (USN) has instigated the development of a decision support aid that would leverage from rules-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms previously developed under the Sea Hunter unmanned surface vessel programme.

  • US Navy seeks new power systems to accommodate advanced weapons, operations

    The US Navy’s (USN’s) shifting focus on directed-energy weapons, autonomous systems, and unmanned operations is sparking greater interest in developing more advanced energy sources and storage capabilities. “Today, the US Navy is on the cusp of revolutionary changes in how warfare

  • FOST to introduce Pointer T to improve gunnery training

    UK technology and services group QinetiQ has signed a five-year contract with the UK Royal Navy (RN) that will see the introduction of a dedicated training variant of QinetiQ’s Pointer system to optimise the effectiveness of anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training on a wide range of weapon

  • RNLN puts down marker for hard-kill torpedo defence

    Plans are being developed by the Netherlands’ Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the roll-out of a hard-kill surface ship torpedo defence system (TDS) across the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) fleet. The system will initially go on board two new M-frigate anti-submarine warfare (ASW)

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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