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  • JFD receives contract extension for RAN submarine rescue service

    JFD Australia has been contracted to continue the provision of submarine escape-and-rescue services to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) through to the end of 2023. Valued at approximately AUD70 million (USD46.2 million) the deal is intended to ensure a seamless transition to a new submarine rescue

  • Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

    The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four OPVs are operated by the navy’s Surface Ships Squadron in a

  • Carrier Eisenhower deploys after completing COMPTUEX

    US Navy (USN) aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69), as well as the ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), departed earlier this month for deployment in the Atlantic Ocean after successfully completing the Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX), the US 2nd Fleet

  • DDG 1000 testing awaits validation test on SDTS

    The US Navy (USN) will conduct a critical engineering validation test on its Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) next month which, if successful, will pave the way for the resumption of live fire testing in support of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer programme. This follows investigations determining

  • Portuguese Super Lynx Mk 95A helicopter performs first flight

    The Portuguese Navy’s first modified Super Lynx Mk 95A shipborne helicopter has made its first test flight, the service announced on 18 February. Work to modernise and extend the lives of the navy’s fleet of five Super Lynx Mk 95 helicopters is being carried out by Leonardo Helicopters

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  • French Navy NH90 Caiman availability rates improving

    While the overall availability of the French Navy’s NHIndustries NH90 Caïman NATO Frigate Helicopters (NFHs) remains a problem, rates are beginning to improve, a senior service official has said. Speaking to Jane’s, the commanding officer of the French Naval Aviation
  • New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

    The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to a US military official cited by the New York Times on 19 February. Examples of the
  • USAF begins Grey Wolf operational testing

    The US Air Force (USAF) has begun operational testing of the Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter, ahead of the type’s arrival into service later in December. The service announced on 19 February that the Air Force Materiel Command’s 413th Flight Test Squadron (FTS) flew the
  • Romania orders Iveco tactical trucks

    The Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 31 December 2019 awarded Iveco Defence Vehicles a seven-year frame-type contract to supply 2,902 tactical trucks. According to a company statement, an initial delivery order for 942 trucks is in place and these are to be delivered over four years beginning