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  • Chile ready to finalise frigate acquisitions

    The Chilean Navy is set to finalise the procurement of two Adelaide-class frigates by the end of May. HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Newcastle , built in Australia in the early 1990s, would be acquired as a stop-gap measure to replace two of three Dutch- and British-built frigates currently in service in

  • US Navy establishes new command for USVs, Zumwalt destroyer development

    The US Navy officially established the Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE) on 22 May to integrate unmanned surface vessels (USV) and support fleet experimentation, especially for the guided-missile destroyer (DDG 1000) Zuwmalt-class fleet, to accelerate delivery of new warfighting

  • Technical issues push back delivery of first Yasen-M nuclear submarine

    Technical problems emerging from recent trials appear set to delay the entry into service of Kazan , the first Project 885M Yasen-M class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), until late 2020 at the earliest, the head of United Shipbuilding Corporation said. “According to mooring tests and

  • Future Frigate prime considers options for Air Warfare Destroyer replacement

    As preproduction work on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Hunter-class frigates continues to meet a demanding schedule, designer and shipbuilder BAE Systems Australia is already considering its next major role in the country’s long-term Naval Shipbuilding Plan. In June 2018 BAE

  • US approves Mk 54 torpedo sale for Canada

    Canada is set to recapitalise its lightweight torpedo inventory through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal with the US government. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised on 17 May that the State Department had approved an FMS case, under which Canada would upgrade its current

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  • RAF F-35Bs decamp to Cyprus for first overseas deployment

    Key Points Six RAF F-35Bs have flown to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus The training mission is the type’s first overseas deployment in UK service British Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning combat aircraft flew to the Royal Air Force (RAF) base on Cyprus on 21 May for the type’s first overseas
  • Babcock highlights SIGRID5 C2 system

    Babcock International has showcased its SIGRID5 command and control (C2) system at the Electronic Warfare Europe (EWE) 2019 exhibition in Stockholm in May. SIGRID5 leverages commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and is based on US company Priority 5’s Touch Assisted Command and Control
  • Syria offensive raises chemical attack fears

    The apparent lack of progress that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are making in a new offensive has raised concerns that they will resort to using chemical weapons. “Unfortunately, we continue to see signs that the Assad regime may be renewing its use of chemical weapons,
  • Babcock highlights SIGRID5 C2 system

    Babcock International has showcased its SIGRID5 command and control (C2) system at the Electronic Warfare Europe (EWE) 2019 exhibition in Stockholm in May. SIGRID5 leverages commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and is based on US company Priority 5’s Touch Assisted Command and Control
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