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Author: DFNS

Spain to increase defence spending

Spain’s headline defence budget is set to rise in 2015, for first time in seven years, by 1% to EUR5.71 billion (USD7.2 billion). According to figures presented to parliament on 30 September, the Ministry...

Swedish Navy to receive remotely operated vehicles from Saab

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed an order with Saab to deliver ten of its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems for deployment in the Swedish Navy. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

GD signs US Navy nuclear submarine support deal

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat has received a contract from the US Navy to deliver planning yard work, engineering and technical support for its nuclear submarines. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Boeing Marks 10,000 Laser JDAMS

Boeing [BA] has delivered 10,000 laser guidance kits for the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), a capability that was added to the bombs to enhance their ability to strike mobile targets. The delivery was...

Babcock Begins Ramsey Support Period

Babcock will begin a six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) next week on Sandown class mine hunter HMS Ramsey, at its Rosyth dockyard. The refit, being carried out by Babcock under the Surface Ship...

Oman to get Lanza surveillance radar system

Oman has ordered a new air defence surveillance system for its air force based on the Lanza 3D radar. The Spanish company Indra announced on 30 September that it will “integrate its most advanced...

FGS Schleswig Holstein Sails with UK Cougar Task Group

The captain of a German warship has paid a visit to his Royal UK Navy counterparts on board the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark. German frigate Schleswig Holstein joined the assault ship while on… [[...

USS Arleigh Burke Now Fully Stocked

Sailors aboard the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) wrapped up a replenishment-at-sea and are now ready to conduct naval operations in support… [[ This is a content summary...

USNS Henry J. Kaiser to Undergo Maintenance

BAE Systems Ship Repair San Francisco, Inc., San Francisco, California, is being awarded a $9,5 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and dry-docking availability… [[ This is a content summary only....