• Philippine Navy commissions third TC-90 aircraft

    Key Points The Philippine Navy has enhanced its aerial maritime surveillance capabilities with a third TC-90 Service is on track to operate a fleet of five aircraft in the coming months The Philippine Navy’s Naval Air Group (NAG) has commissioned a third Beechcraft TC-90 King Air aircraft

  • South Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class

    Key Points South Korea will deploy the K-SAAM on its second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier Deployment heralds wider adoption of the locally developed close-in defence system across South Korea’s naval vessels The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter

  • US Navy Research Lab applying MCM sonar to C-UUV

    The US Naval Research Laboratory is seeking to take an active sonar capability it developed for mine countermeasures (MCM) and focus its efforts on countering the emerging threat of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The MCM system, called a structural acoustic sonar, is in its final stages of

  • MT30 selected for new JMSDF frigate programme

    Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 marine gas turbine to power the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force’s (JMSDF’s) new 30FFM frigate. Working with its local partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Rolls-Royce will supply an initial two engines for the first two 30FFM ships. The

  • Saab secures FMS deal to supply Sea Giraffe AMB radar to Philippines

    Saab Defense and Security USA has been contracted by the US Naval Sea Systems Command to supply two Sea Giraffe AMB G-band shipborne radar systems for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case between the US government and the Philippines. Sea Giraffe AMB – designated as AN/SPS-77(V) by the US Navy

  • USN focuses on side-scan sonar for countermine operations

    The US Navy (USN) will depend on side-scan sonars and related synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) technology to conduct mine countermeasures (MCM) operations using Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages, said the service in a recent report to Congress. “Effective minehunting systems rely

  • Philippine Navy to receive Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB radar

    Saab will supply its Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the United States and the Philippines. The radar system will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates – BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz

  • Philippine Navy’s Jacinto class on track to conclude combat systems restoration in 2018

    Key Points A third phase to extend service life of the Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvettes is expected to complete by end-2018 Restorations are expected to cap a multiphase series of upgrade efforts that have been ongoing since the mid-2000s A project to restore combat systems of the

  • Singapore Navy opts for partial helicopter capability across Independence class

    Key Points Only four of the eight littoral mission vessels to be operated by the Republic of Singapore Navy are helicopter capable Service will likely validate the utility of helicopter operations on the vessel type before expanding on this capability across the class A series of observations and

  • Navantia to carry out systems upgrade on Spanish Segura minehunters

    Navantia has won a contract from the Spanish Navy to develop and install an upgraded version of its integrated platform control system (Sistema Integrado de Control de la Plataforma: SICP) for the Segura-class minehunters. The EUR8.1 million (USD9.6 million) contract will run until 2022 and include

  • South Korea selects mix of local, Israeli sensors for second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier

    Key Points The Republic of Korea Navy’s second Dokdo-class ship will feature a different set of weapons and sensors from its predecessor Improvements have been incorporated from the service’s 11-year operational experience with the first-of-class The Republic of Korea Navy’s

  • USN continues ‘cultural shift’ in improving surface-fleet operations

    The US Navy (USN) is continuing to work on changing the service’s training culture in order to better prepare its surface warfare officers (SWOs), crews and their ships in the wake of the service-wide reviews prompted by the recent spate of mishaps in the Western Pacific, Secretary Richard

  • Seastema, Hanwha Systems supply SEASNavy ECS for RoKN’s first Daegu-class frigate

    The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) first of eight Daegu (FFX-II)-class guided-missile frigates has been fitted with the SEASNavy Engineering Control System (ECS). The ECS, which is a suite of software subsystems for integrated platform management, was delivered by Seastema, a

  • Poland begins negotiations to buy navy navigation radars

    The Polish Armament Inspectorate on 27 April began negotiations to buy 33 VisionMaster FT radars from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine. The radars will be delivered by Else Technical and Research Service, a local representative for the systems, joining the 17 sets already on Polish warships. The

  • Lockheed Martin begins combat system upgrade of RNZN frigate

    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F 77) has been transferred to Lockheed Martin Canada and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards for a combat system upgrade under the Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. Lockheed Martin Canada announced on 26 April that it is responsible for

  • DRS wins AN/SPQ-9B radar contract

    Key Points DRS Laurel Technologies has secured a deal for FY 2018-2022 production of the AN/SPQ-9B radar The contract covers the production of up to 59 radars and associated equipment DRS Laurel Technologies, part of Leonardo DRS, has secured a deal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2022 production of

  • US Navy sets out twin-track plan for FFG(X) combat system

    Key Points Lockheed Martin is to be sole-sourced for FFG(X) combat management system development and combat system integration A separate competition has been established for combat system ship integration and test The US Navy (USN) has set out its twin-track strategy for the installation,

  • FarSounder to provide sonar for RNZN’s future fleet replenishment tanker

    US-based company FarSounder has signed a contract to provide its FarSounder-1000 forward-looking sonar for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) future fleet replenishment vessel, Aotearoa . The company announced in a 17 April statement that the sonar “will provide real-time 3D

  • Saab to provide Situational Awareness System for RAN’s new OPVs

    Saab has received a contract to supply its Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) set to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Awarded by German shipbuilder Lürssen, the contract is expected to run over the 12- year-long shipbuilding programme,

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

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