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  • Moscow stages comprehensive Arctic exercise

    Russia staged a 30-vessel exercise with ships from three of its four fleets in international waters off Norway’s northernmost Nordland and Troms counties from 13 to 17 August. Despite Moscow issuing four advance notices to airmen (NOTAMs), the scale of the drills was much larger than

  • New Kilo-class submarine begins sea trials

    Russia’s latest Project 636.3 Varshavyanka (Improved Kilo-class) conventionally powered submarine (SSK) has begun shipbuilder’s trials in the Baltic Sea, ahead of its delivery to the country’s Pacific Fleet. The sailing of the SSK, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky , from the Admiralty

  • SSDS contract secures Lockheed Martin role as USN surface-fleet combat manager

    Lockheed Martin’s recent contract win to provide combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) has put the company squarely on course to be the surface-fleet combat system manager for the US Navy (USN). SSDS is the combat management system for USN aircraft carrier

  • USN EASR tests start at Wallops Island

    Raytheon and the US Navy (USN) recently completed the first system-level tests of the AN/SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Virginia, the company confirmed on 20 August. Thanks in part to built-in commonality with the

  • USN calls EASR development “critical” for FFG(X)

    The successful development and integration of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) will be vital for future operations of the US Navy (USN) proposed guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in a recent report. “Navy officials stated that

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  • ReconRobotics enhances Throwbot 2 with stun grenade

    ReconRobotics has partnered with Liberty Dynamic to introduce a flash-bang capability to the former’s Throwbot 2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The Throwbot 2 is a throwable microbot system that provides operators with real-time video and audio reconnaissance of indoor and outdoor