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Author: DFNS

Wildcat weapon wing unveiled

For the first time Leonardo has unveiled in public its weapon wing system that is to equip UK AW159 Wildcat HMA2 maritime helicopters during the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Carrier Strike Group 2021 (CSG21) deployment....

UK reveals XLUUV award for MSubs

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed the award of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) contract to MSubs for the test of an extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle (XLUUV). Valued at GBP1 million...

UK Royal Navy enhances Prestwick helicopter base

Enhancements to the communications and other infrastructure at the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) forward operating location at Prestwick International Airport in southwest Scotland are under way. The work, described as “modest” by senior RN...

GD Protests Leidos NGEN-R SMIT Win

General Dynamics’ [GD] Information Technology subsidiary filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on March 4 over Leidos’ [LDOS] February win of the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) contract. GAO...

US Navy Kicks Off ICEX 2020

Arctic Ocean: Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially commenced Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of a temporary ice camp, Camp Seadragon, and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack...

DARPA taps Lockheed Martin for Manta Ray UUV development

Lockheed Martin has been contracted by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and prototype a next-generation extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Known as Manta Ray, the multiphase project is intended...

F125 frigate Nordrhein-Westfalen handed over to Bundeswehr

The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office of Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, received the second F125 frigate, Nordrhein-Westfalen, at the Wilhelmshaven naval base on 3 March,...

Navy Official Says NGAD Cannot Afford F-35 Timeline

SAN DIEGO — The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) head said he does not expect the Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) aircraft to take as long as the multi-decade F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Here at...

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