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  • Leonardo readies AWHero UAS for OCEAN2020

    Leonardo’s helicopter division is preparing to deploy its AWHero rotary-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in late 2019 as part of the OCEAN2020 programme’s first at-sea demonstration. The first series production AWHero rotary-wing platform will become available next month, said Marco

  • HGH Infrared secures SPYNEL sale for African warship order

    French electro-optics house HGH Infrared Systems has won a multimillion Euro contract from an undisclosed shipyard to supply its SPYNEL-X panoramic infrared search-and-track system for three new warships on order for an African navy. Designed to provide wide area passive surveillance, SPYNEL-X can

  • L3, Northrop Grumman receive NGJ low-band technology contracts

    L3 Technologies and Northrop Grumman have each received contracts to explore technology options for the low band increment of the US Navy’s (USN’s) AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) programme. The 20-month Demonstration of Existing Technologies (DET) contract awards, announced on

  • Aegis-equipped SM-3 Block IIA successfully intercepts MRBM target in test

    A Raytheon Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile fired from a US Navy (USN) guided-missile destroyer (DDG) equipped with an upgraded Lockheed Martin Aegis combat system successfully intercepted and “obliterated” a medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) target during a test on 26

  • Australia commissions second Hobart-class destroyer

    Key Points The Royal Australia Navy has commissioned its second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer Vessel bolsters the service’s collaborative defence capabilities against hostile aircraft, and precision-guided munitions The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has taken another step towards

  • Japan makes inaugural deployment of coastguard vessel to Australia

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will for the first time deploy a vessel to Australia, as part of efforts to strengthen counter-piracy measures in Southeast Asia. The vessel, the 3,300-tonne Souya-class patrol ship Echigo (PLH 08), will be deployed for a month starting from 30 October, according to the

  • Philippine Coast Guard to establish new radar station on Boracay island

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is establishing a new coastal radar station at Mount Luho on the island of Boracay to improve its visibility of maritime traffic along the Sibuyan and Sulu seas. A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the station’s construction was held on 28 October

  • Euronaval 2018: TKMS pushes ahead lithium-ion submarine battery

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is nearing completion of its effort to adapt a commercially available lithium-ion battery cell for submarine use, the company told Jane’s at the Euronaval 2018 naval exhibition in Paris. A propagation test carried out by partner SAFT verified the inherent

  • Euronaval 2018: CNIM unveils new LCX multimission landing craft for amphibious operations

    French engineering group CNIM launched a new multimission landing craft, called the LCX, at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris during 23–26 October. The LCX has been designed for use by naval forces specialising in reconnaissance and the preparation and execution of maritime and amphibious

  • Euronaval 2018: Naval Group looks to the future with radical SMX 31 future submarine concept

    With its latest SMX 31 submarine concept design, unveiled at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition in Paris, Naval Group is offering a glimpse at what a submarine required to operate in waterspace controlled by hostile forces may look like in the future. The shape and hull coating of the 3,400-tonne

  • Euronaval 2018: Saab develops radar mode for hypersonic missile detection, tracking

    Saab has revealed the development of a new software-enabled operating mode designed to provide the fixed face variant of its Sea Giraffe 4A S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) multifunction radar with a capability to detect and track targets travelling at hypersonic speeds. The

  • Euronaval 2018: Saab finalises second NLT torpedo prototype for next phase of in-water testing

    Sweden’s Ny Lätt Torped/New Lightweight Torpedo (NLT) will progress to a second round of in-water testing at its Motala freshwater range on Lake Vättern in early 2019, manufacturer Saab has confirmed. The trials will be conducted using a second prototype that will embody all the

  • Euronaval 2018: Leonardo’s Oto Marlin 40 selected for Australian Project SEA 1180 Phase 1 OPVs

    The Australian arm of German shipbuilder Lu¨rssen has selected Leonardo’s Oto Marlin 40 mm gun mount to equip the offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the Project SEA 1180 Phase 1. “Leonardo has been selected as preferred bidder for

  • Euronaval 2018: CABI Cattaneo unveils Deep Shadow swimmer delivery vehicle

    Italian naval systems manufacturer CABI Cattaneo unveiled details of its new special forces Deep Shadow swimmer delivery vehicle (SDV) at the Euronaval 2018 exhibition in Paris. The vehicle features a modular design and promises operational and payload flexibility to fulfil multiple mission

  • Euronaval 2018: France joins LSS programme to meet FLOTLOG requirement

    France has joined an Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement (OCCAR)-led Logistic Support Ship (LSS) programme to meet its national FLOTLOG (Flotte Logistique) requirement for four new multirole afloat support vessels The head of France’s Direction

  • Australia commissions unmanned naval aircraft squadron

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has converted its naval unmanned aircraft squadron unit (NUASU) into an operational formation known as 822X Squadron. It is the fourth operational squadron in the RAN’s Fleet Air Arm, and oversees the service’s fleet of Insitu ScanEagle fixed-wing

  • Euronaval 2018: Sefine gears up to build new replenishment tanker for Turkish Navy

    Sefine Shipyard will soon begin construction of a new fleet replenishment tanker for the Turkish Navy. Speaking to Jane’s at Euronaval 2018 in Paris on 25 October, Onur Bozoglu, Sefine Shipyard’s integrated logistics support manager, said the yard was working with the Turkish Navy

  • Euronaval 2018: Controp launches iSea-25HD EO/IR payload

    Israel’s Controp Precision Technologies has expanded its family of maritime surveillance products with the addition of the new iSea-25HD electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload. Launched at Euronaval 2018 in Paris, the iSea-25HD has been optimised for small boat applications and remote

  • Chinese navy expands HADR footprint with medical mission in Caribbean

    Key Points A hospital ship is marking the first-ever visit by the People’s Liberation Army Navy to Antigua and Barbuda The visit will further expand the service’s operational footprint and presence in the Caribbean region The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has expanded its

  • Euronaval 2018: MTU introduces integrated machinery control system upgrades

    With the Callosum MT machinery control system now available on the market, including the upcoming German Navy MKS 180 surface combatant programme, MTU is introducing a variety of features that offer operators more operational insight and integrate additional functionalities. The solution can now

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