• Thales details POLA role

    Thales has revealed the full scope of the mission suite it is supplying for the Mexican Navy’s new Patrullera Oceánica de Largo Alcance (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador . Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) was awarded a contract for the POLA programme in early 2017. The ship is a

  • Surface Navy 2019: USN set to receive first Raytheon EASR for testing

    Raytheon will deliver an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) to the Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, Virginia in early 2019, for developmental testing (DT). That testing is set to begin in the March to June 2019 timeframe. Additionally, the company is expecting a long-lead

  • Indian Navy tests air-droppable logistics containers

    The Indian Navy (IN) announced on 10 January that it has successfully tested locally developed Sahayak air-droppable containers off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea. In a statement the IN said that on 8 January an Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft dropped one of the containers carrying a

  • USN moots alternative strategies for SEWIP Block 3 production competition

    The US Navy (USN) is exploring options to compete the production of hardware for its next-generation Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 electronic attack (EA) system. Procurement strategies being considered for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–24 production contract

  • BAE Systems looks to introduce AI decision support into naval combat systems

    BAE Systems’ Naval Ships – Combat Systems business is exploring the application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques into its INTeACT family of surface ship combat management systems (CMS) as part of a wider innovation activity known as Project Dragonfly. The work forms part of a

  • South Korea releases video to dispute Japanese fire-control radar accusations

    South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a video on 4 January to dispute Japanese claims that a Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) destroyer had locked its fire-control radar onto a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) as it flew

  • Çafrad radar for Turkish Navy tested

    Firing tests with Çafrad, a multi-functional phased-array radar built indigenously by Turkish firm Aselsan, were carried out successfully in late December the company has stated. Çafrad was tested on board the frigate TCG Göksu (F 497), where it was integrated with a Raytheon

  • Tokyo accuses South Korean destroyer of directing fire-control radar at Japanese MPA

    Tokyo has accused a Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) destroyer of directing its fire-control radar at a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) on 20 December while on a patrol mission over the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in

  • Brazil upgrading Bahia LPD’s navigation, electronic warfare systems

    The Brazilian Navy is to upgrade its NDM Bahia (G 40) multi-purpose landing dock platform (LPD) with new surface navigation and electronic warfare systems, Jane’s has learned. A Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT250 navigation radar will replace the existing DRBN34A navigation

  • Danish Navy to deploy with SitaWare HQ command-and-control software for MCM role

    The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) will deploy with Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters (HQ) command-and-control (C2) software in early 2019, as the service takes command of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1), which is one of four groups that comprise the core of the maritime

  • Canada details antenna upgrade for Halifax-class ship radars

    The Canadian government has signed a CAD21.7 million (USD16.2 million) contract on 7 December with Saab Microwave Canada for a new antenna for the Sea Giraffe 180 (SG-180) radar installed on the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class frigates. Saab Microwave Canada will install a new

  • Indra, Atlas Elektronik selected to provide ESM capability for German K130 corvette

    Indra has teamed with Atlas Elektronik to provide electronic systems for the German navy’s Braunschweig-class K130 corvettes. Indra has been contracted by the navy to provide the second series of the corvette with five of its latest generation Rigel radar electronic support measures/radar

  • US Navy takes delivery of LCS anti-submarine DART system

    The US Navy (USN) has taken delivery of the Raytheon-developed Dual-mode Array Transmitter (DART) Mission System for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) anti-submarine (ASW) mission package. The USN took delivery of DART, the final component of the LCS ASW mission package on 30 November, after the

  • 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,

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