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  • Siemens unveils new FLEX PM modular submarine propulsion motors

    Siemens premiered its new generation of modular scalable permanent magnet submarine propulsion motors at the Underwater Defence Technology (UDT) 2019 exhibition in Stockholm. To provide solutions across a wider range of applications, Siemens is evolving its Permasyn permanent magnet compact

  • Russian Navy opts for underwater weapon and sensor upgrades

    Newly developed torpedoes, torpedo defence systems, and mine countermeasures systems are to be fitted to Russian Navy warships, according to a series of announcements by an executive of the JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation. The Russian Navy’s two Project 11442 cruisers, Admiral Nakhimov and

  • IMDEX 2019: Controp debuts upgraded ISea-25HD EO/IR payload

    Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies took the opportunity at the IMDEX 2019 exhibition, held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May, to unveil an improved version of its iSea-25HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload. Although only launched recently at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition in Paris,

  • IMDEX 2019: ST Engineering offers naval simulation system for international customers

    Key Points ST Engineering is offering an integrated naval ship simulator system to international customers for the first time The system incorporates virtual reality headsets, which allow for greater depth perception and situational awareness A naval vessel simulation system that was originally

  • UDT 2019: Type 26 sonar domes take shape

    Tods Defence has commenced initial production of sonar domes for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 26 City-class frigates, the company told Jane’s at UDT 2019. The contract for three domes was awarded in 2016, and delivery is expected from mid-2020. Initial production activity so

  • GeoSpectrum Technologies prepares for new TRAPS sonar trials

    Canada-based marine acoustics house GeoSpectrum Technologies is preparing to conduct new at-sea trials of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar system with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Trials from a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel are planned to

  • IMDEX 2019: Terma to supply Indonesia’s KCR-60M class with C-Series Combat Suite

    Key Points Indonesia has awarded Terma a contract to supply the C-Series Combat Suite for the KCR-60M fast attack craft Procurement marks a further evolution of combat systems found on the vessel type Terma has received a contract to supply the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia

  • UDT 2019: Navies develop data analytics technology to boost operational availability

    Navies are using data analysis technology to augment platform and weapon system availability to underpin requirements for greater presence and output at sea, naval officials said on 13 May at the 2019 Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference being held in Stockholm from 13 to 15 May. The need

  • Navy League 2019: Northrop Grumman gears up for SEWIP Block 3 production

    Northrop Grumman has begun work on two low-rate initial production (LRIP) Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 electronic-attack systems for the US Navy (USN). Speaking to Jane’s on 8 May at the 2019 Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space exposition, which was held in

  • Navy League 2019: USMC pushes ahead with AI experimentation, integration

    The US Marine Corp (USMC) is taking steps to better understand artificial intelligence (AI) technology and how it could be integrated into the service’s weapon systems, with numerous experiments currently under way, according to the commander of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.

  • Navy League 2019: Lockheed Martin anticipates HELIOS CDR in early 2020

    The critical design review (CDR) for the Lockheed Martin High-Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system is planned for the first quarter of 2020, the company confirmed on 1 May during a press briefing in advance of the Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference between

  • Philippine Navy’s Jacinto class faces delays in combat systems restoration

    Key Points Restoration works on Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvettes have fallen behind schedule Delays are expected to impact operations of the service’s Littoral Combat Force till 2020 A project to restore combat systems of the Philippine Navy’s fleet of Jacinto

  • Kongsberg to supply additional bridge simulators for RAN

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has awarded Kongsberg Digital a contract for the delivery of two new K-Sim Full Mission Bridge simulators at the HMAS Watson Bridge Simulator Facility in Watsons Bay, Sydney, according to a 2 May statement by the Norway-based company. The simulators will be used for

  • Navy League 2019: Arctic operations continue to be hampered by lack of sufficient observational data

    Operational capability in the Arctic will remain “extremely limited” until the number of atmospheric observations across the region is increased, the commander of the US Naval Meterorology and Oceanography Command has warned. Speaking at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space

  • Navy League 2019: Northrop Grumman launches SeaFind

    Northrop Grumman unveiled a new compact next-generation maritime inertial navigation system at the Sea-Air-Space symposium. The Sea Fiber Optic Inertial Navigation with Data Distribution (SeaFind) system features enhanced fibre-optic gyro technology, which provides it with the same level of

  • Navy League 2019: LCS to soon get variable depth sonar for ASW testing

    An AN/SQS-62 variable depth sonar (VDS) is to soon be installed on Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and is slated to start developmental testing in September 2019, Randy Brandenburg, Raytheon’s seapower business development executive, told Jane’s . The shipborne

  • Navy League 2019: AMDR flexibility, scalability touted as components readied for first ship

    As Raytheon readies to transport the first below-deck equipment for AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) to be installed in the guided-missile destroyer Flight III Arleigh Burke-class DDG 125, the company is developing ways to tap the radar’s flexibility and scalability for other

  • ONR frames requirement for Advanced Targeting Concepts Development

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is canvassing industry for ideas and concepts to help the US Navy (USN) develop future over-the-horizon (OTH) targeting networks. Study activity is intended to inform the ONR and USN on how to best overcome technology limitations and provide recommendations to

  • Thales selected by UK for ORCA upgrade

    Thales UK has won out in the race to replace the command information facilities fitted to the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) mine countermeasures (MCM) fleet, beating off competition from incumbent BAE Systems and a QinetiQ/Saab team. Under the Oceanographic Reconnaissance Combat Architecture

  • India restarts work on coastal radars in Maldives

    India has resumed the installation of coastal surveillance radar stations across the Maldives to enhance the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) maritime domain awareness (MDA) in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Official sources in New Delhi said India had restarted work on Phase II of the INR6 billion

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