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Blue Angels finally transiting to Super Hornets

The US Navy’s Blue Angels, the famous flight demonstration squadron, are set to receive a new squadron of Super Hornet aircraft following a defense department contract announcement on August… [[ This is a content...

GD NASSCO gets $147.6m for USS Cowpens cruiser modernization

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) a $147.6 million contract for work on the modernization of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile… [[ This is a content summary...

Keel laid for 12th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The keel for the 12th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, future USS… [[ This is a content...

Fincantieri acquires automation specialist Vitrociset

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is boosting its logistic support capabilities with the acquisition of automation, command and control systems specialist Vitrociset. Fincantieri announced August 7… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

Damen to supply parts for Chile’s new Antarctic vessel

Damen Marine Components, part of Damen Shipyard, recently signed a contract to supply propulsion parts, systems, and equipment to Chile for the country’s new Antarctic research vessel, the company said. Damen will provide twin...

Ocean Infinity selected to assist in ARA San Juan search

Argentina has selected US-based seabed survey company Ocean Infinity to bolster the search for the nation’s submarine ARA San Juan (S-42). The Argentine Ministry of Modernisation (Ministerio de la Modernización) accepted Ocean Infinity’s USD7.5...

Barak-8 to equip Israeli Sa’ar 6 corvettes

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. Designated Sa’ar 6 in...

China criticises US NDAA for FY 2019

Beijing has heavily criticised the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) for containing what it referred to as “negative content related to China” along with plans to strengthen...

Turkey, Indonesia support UAV collaboration

Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI) has expanded its engagement with Indonesian aerospace and defence companies in a bid to support collaboration on programmes including a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) project. TAI said...

DSME posts declines in sales and profits

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) posted major decreases in sales and profits during the second quarter of fiscal year 2018/19, it announced on 14 August. The company said in a...

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