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USN’s fifth Joint High Speed Vessel is launched

The fifth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) under contract for the US Navy (USN) has entered the water for the first time, shipbuilder Austal USA of Mobile, Alabama, announced on 1 October. Trenton (JHSV...

UPDATE: Vietnam reveals fourth TT400TP patrol vessel

The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy took delivery of its fourth TT400TP-class patrol boat on 25 September at the Hai Phong naval base, according to reports in state newspapers. Photographs of the vessel...

UK awards GBP3.2 billion worth of naval support contracts

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded two major Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) contracts, to maintain and repair the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) vessels and to support the management of its major naval...

Australia studies CEAFAR2 high-power PAR concept

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) is funding CEA Technologies to explore how further development of its indigenously developed phased-array radar (PAR) technology could meet the future needs of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s)...

SEWIP Block 2 set for at-sea operational test

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has completed the installation of a first SLQ-32(V) shipborne electronic warfare (EW) system upgraded under Block 2 of the US Navy’s (USN’s) Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP)....

Portugal set to buy Danish patrol boats

Portugal is expected to procure from the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) four modular patrol boats developed under Denmark’s Standard Flex (or Stanflex) concept. With technical support from the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa), the Portuguese...

Russia preparing legal action over French Mistral halt

Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country’s halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane’s . “We hope that despite...

Saab to overhaul Swedish Navy’s HMS Halland submarine

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to carry out refurbishments on the Swedish Navy’s Gotland-class submarine HMS Halland. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

LCS Test-Fires New Norwegian Missile

The Navy test-fired a Norwegian long-range precision strike missile from the deck of its Littoral Combat Ship to assess whether the weapon should be permanently integrated onto the ship …read more Source:: DoD Buzz...

Navy Sends Rescued Fishermen $37 Million Bill

NORFOLK, Va. — When the Navy helicopter approached Bob and Doug McKenzie’s lifeboat, they felt only gratitude at their impending rescue, after the brothers’ fishing boat caught fire and they were forced to abandon...

New EDGE Facility to Enhance Canadian Navy Capabilities

General Dynamics Canada announced the opening of the 17th EDGE facility in the EDGE® Innovation Network. The new Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will become… [[ This is a content...

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The poachers were conducting the illegal ops north-west of Kareitivu when they… [[ This is a...

Xenonics Awarded $1 M in Purchase Orders

XENONICS HOLDINGS, INC. (OTCQB:XNNH) announced today that it has been awarded purchase orders valued at approximately $1 million primarily from the U.S. Navy for its NightHunter high-intensity illumination devices. The initial shipment of approximately...

Raytheon’s SM-2 AURs Ordered for DDG 1000 Vessels

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for 18 SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up-Rounds for DDG 1000 class ships. Most of… [[ This is a...

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