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  • DARPA advances plan for TIMEly underwater network

    Plans for a novel underwater network architecture have been laid out by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the banner of Timely Information for Maritime Engagements (TIMEly). In a special notice released on 17 June, DARPA revealed that TIMEly is intended “to

  • Indonesia allocates USD143 million for two naval hydrographic vessels

    Key Points Indonesia has approved an additional sum of IDR2.04 trillion for the country’s 2019 defence budget The funds will be allocated towards the procurement of hydrographic survey vessels that can be quickly converted into vessels of opportunity for submarine rescue The Indonesian

  • Update: China launches Malaysia’s second Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship

    Key Points China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding has launched a second Keris-class patrol vessel on order for Malaysia The ship is scheduled to be handed over to the Royal Malaysian Navy in April 2020 A second Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship (LMS) on order for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has

  • OCEA launches new OPV for Philippine Coast Guard

    French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Gabriela Silang (8301) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Claimed to be the largest aluminium-built OPV in the world, Gabriela Silang was craned into the water at OCEA’s facility in Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast

  • US Navy shipyards harness laser technology for ship assessments, training

    The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) are looking to laser scan US Navy (USN) ships to better assess the vessels and conduct related work on them. Previously, yard workers and supervisors would have to rely on hand drawings for ship checks, but navy engineers say

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  • UK announces ‘ambitious’ defence space programme

    The UK government has announced what it describes to be an “ambitious” defence space programme that will see more than GBP30 million (USD37.25 million) invested in a number of separate but related efforts. Speaking at the 2019 Chief of the Air Staff’s Air and Space Power