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  • Thales contracted for RN V/UHF communications upgrade

    Thales UK has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence to replace very-high frequency/ultra-high frequency (V/UHF) communications systems fitted to Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships. The contract, valued at GBP23 million (USD29 million), covers the design, manufacture,

  • Rolls-Royce to supply MTU generator sets for Type 45 PIP

    Rolls-Royce has confirmed a contract to supply 18 MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets to BAE Systems as part of the Power Improvement Project (PIP) for the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 45 destroyers. The PIP implementation will see each ship receive three 3 MW-rated 20V 4000 M53B diesel

  • Elettronica demonstrates DIRCM technology for ship self-defence

    Italy’s Elettronica has disclosed details of the company-funded development and demonstration of a shipborne electro-optical countermeasures (EOCM) system derived from airborne directed infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) technology. Leveraging technology from the EuroDIRQM DIRCM system being

  • 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

  • BAE Systems updates naval combat systems offer

    BAE Systems has debuted a new naval combat systems portfolio designed to improve the company’s competitive position in UK and international markets. Building on a GBP20 million (USD23 million) corporate investment in combat system technologies, the company has announced the brand name INTeGEN

  • 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

  • Thales introduces Altesse-H CESM/COMINT suite

    Thales has revealed details of the new Altesse-H communications ESM/communications intelligence (CESM/COMINT) suite to be supplied for the French Navy’s five new FTI (Frégates de taille intermédiaire) intermediate frigates. Based on the company’s own TRC 6460 V/UHF receiver,

  • Lockheed Martin to provide Aegis Baseline K2 for three RoKN destroyers

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD365.7 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) contract by the US Navy (USN) to provide three Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) guided-missile destroyers with the Baseline K2 version of the Aegis Combat System, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 30 October.

  • HGH Infrared secures SPYNEL sale for African warship order

    French electro-optics house HGH Infrared Systems has won a multimillion Euro contract from an undisclosed shipyard to supply its SPYNEL-X panoramic infrared search-and-track system for three new warships on order for an African navy. Designed to provide wide area passive surveillance, SPYNEL-X can

  • Euronaval 2018: TKMS pushes ahead lithium-ion submarine battery

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is nearing completion of its effort to adapt a commercially available lithium-ion battery cell for submarine use, the company told Jane’s at the Euronaval 2018 naval exhibition in Paris. A propagation test carried out by partner SAFT verified the inherent

  • Euronaval 2018: Controp launches iSea-25HD EO/IR payload

    Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies has expanded its family of maritime surveillance products with the addition of the new iSea-25HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload. Launched at Euronaval 2018 in Paris, the iSea-25HD has been optimised for small boat applications and remote

  • Euronaval 2018: MTU introduces integrated machinery control system upgrades

    With the Callosum MT machinery control system now available on the market, including the upcoming German Navy MKS 180 surface combatant programme, MTU is introducing a variety of features that offer operators more operational insight and integrate additional functionalities. The solution can now

  • Euronaval 2018: Lockheed Martin considers propulsion options for FFG(X)

    Lockheed Martin is examining a different propulsion system layout for its US Navy (USN) guided-missile frigate (FFG(X)) offering, which is based on the company’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the contractor said on 23 October during a media briefing at Euronaval in Paris. The

  • M-class frigates to receive IFF upgrade

    The Netherlands’ Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has contracted Thales for the supply of new Mode 5/S identification friend-or-foe (IFF) systems for retrofit to the six M-class frigates serving in the navies of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Portugal. As well as the supply of the IFF

  • Paseo XLR to extend gaze of FTI frigate

    Safran Electronics & Defense has revealed new details of the Paseo XLR extended-range electro-optical sighting system selected for France’s five-ship Frégate de taille intermédiaire (FTI) frigate programme. Naval Group contracted Safran at the end of 2017 to supply Paseo XLR for

  • Euronaval 2018: Thales pitches NS50 dual-axis multibeam radar to small warship, support vessel market

    Thales has announced the launch of a new dual-axis multibeam active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar designed to provide surveillance and target indication for small warships, offshore patrol vessels, and amphibious/afloat support shipping. The new rotating single-face X-band system,

  • Face facts: Sea Fire multifunction radar takes shape for FTI frigate

    Key Points Thales is developing the Sea Fire multifunction radar for the French Navy’s FTI frigate A first fully populated AESA antenna face has begun tower testing at Limours Thales Land & Air Systems – France has commenced far field antenna testing of its new Sea Fire S-band

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