• Lockheed Martin wins US Navy Ship Self Defense System contract

    The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD56 million cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price contract on 15 August for combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the SSDS combat system engineering agent and software design

  • USN scans for replacement AN/SPS-49 radar antenna

    The US Navy (USN) is examining the possibility of acquiring a replacement rotating antenna system for the Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V) L-band 2D air search radar. In a sources sort notice published on 9 August, the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division said it was “conducting market

  • Colombian Navy test-fires Hae Seong anti-ship missile and DM2A3 torpedo on live targets

    The Colombian Navy test-fired the South Korean-made SSM-700K Hae Seong anti-ship missile and the German-made Seehecht DM2A3 torpedo against live targets for the first time in Colombian waters during the sinking exercises (SINKEX) as part of the ‘Neptune III’ naval exercises. A

  • Indian MoD approves procurement of coastal batteries armed with BrahMos missiles

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the procurement of locally developed Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCBs) and software-defined radios (SDRs) for the Indian Navy (IN). The MoD’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is headed by Defence Minister

  • Rheinmetall, MBDA to develop laser for German Navy

    Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland announced in a press release on 8 August that they would co-operate in the development of a high-energy laser (HEL) for the German Navy. The two companies agreed to build, integrate, and test a laser demonstrator for the German Navy’s K130 corvette. The

  • India receives first BrahMos missiles for Project 1135.6 frigates

    The Indian Navy (IN) has begun receiving BrahMos sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCMs) for its Talwar (Project 1135.6)-class frigates, Russian CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Alexander Maksichev, has told Jane’s . “The IN has started repair and modernisation of the Talwar Project 1135.6 type

  • US Navy awards FFG(X) combat system integration, test contract to Lockheed Martin

    The US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin the combat system ship integration and test agent for the service’s guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]) programme, the company said. The contract covers 10 years – 1 base year and 9 option years – and carries a potential total value of USD125

  • Typhoon sub returns to sea training

    Russia recently returned the world’s largest submarine to sea to participate in a training exercise with Northern Fleet anti-submarine vessels. The Typhoon (Akula/Project 941)-class nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) Dmitriy Donskoy (TK 208) sailed from the Northern

  • China test-fired six ASBMs into South China Sea, USINDOPACOM chief confirms

    It has become clear that China test-fired six anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs) into the South China Sea (SCS) in late June, in light of remarks made on 18 July by US Navy Admiral Philip Davidson, the commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), during the Aspen Security Forum in

  • Indian MoD issues RFP for heavyweight torpedoes for Kalvari-class submarines

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the procurement of 100 heavyweight torpedoes for an estimated INR20 billion (USD290 million) to arm the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) six Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs)

  • UK ramps up LMM firing activities

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) in early July conducted pilot surface-to-surface trials of the Thales UK Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) – designated ‘Martlet’ in RN service – from a frigate at an off-shore firing range in the Irish Sea. The trials, in which a five-round LMM

  • Brazilian Navy test-fires final MANSUP prototype

    The Brazilian Navy test-fired the third and final prototype of the locally developed MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile on 10 July. The missile was fired from one of the two ITL-10 twin missile launchers on board the Niterói-class

  • India delivers first batch of indigenous lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar

    India has delivered the first batch of Shyena advanced lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar as part of a USD37.9 million deal that New Delhi signed with Naypyitaw in early 2017. Official sources told Jane’s on 15 July that an undisclosed number of these torpedoes, which were designed by

  • IMDS 2019: High Precision Systems delivers Palma AAGMs to Russian Navy, foreign customers

    Russia’s holding company High Precision Systems, a subsidiary of Rostec, has completed deliveries of 10 Palma naval anti-aircraft gun-missile (AAGM) systems to the Russian Navy and foreign customers, a company representative told Jane’s at the International Maritime Defence Show 2019

  • Lockheed Martin awarded LRASM upgrade contract

    US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control an undefinitised contract, with a not-to-exceed value of USD174,970,959 million, to upgrade the AGM-158C Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM). Developed and fielded under an accelerated programme to meet

  • Indonesia to salvage 57 mm gun from training ship for firing range

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy is salvaging a 57 mm naval gun from a soon-to-be-retired training ship The weapon will be installed at a naval gunfire range under development in East Java The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has submitted plans to retire a

  • China fires anti-ship missile in South China Sea

    China has conducted an anti-ship missile test-firing in the South China Sea, a US Department of Defense (DoD) spokesperson told Jane’s in a 2 July statement, confirming parts of an NBC News report published a day earlier stating that the firing had taken place on 30 June. The spokesperson,

  • Brazil considers VSHORAD system for Atlantico

    The Brazilian Navy is considering installing three of its MBDA SIMBAD (Système Intégré de MISTRAL Bitube d'Auto-Défense) air defence systems on its PHM Atlantico (A140) multi-purpose helicopter carrier, service officials told Jane’s . The SIMBADs were formerly part of

  • USN eyes 2025 IOC for extended range JSOW

    The US Navy (USN) is advancing plans to introduce a powered, longer-range version of the air-launched AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) into service in fiscal year (FY) 2025. JSOW is a medium-range air-to-surface precision-guided glide weapon employing a GPS/inertial navigation system and a

  • Brazil to launch the last prototype of locally developed anti-ship missile

    The Brazilian Navy is scheduled to launch the third and final prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 18 June, a local industry source told Jane’s . The missile

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