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Author: DFNS

Chile’s frigate modernisation plans make progress

Key Points Chile’s acquisition of two former Australian frigates is expected to be agreed by the end of the year The modernisation of three former UK frigates is also making progress With the procurement...

ADEX 2019: Hanwha Defense unveils new amphibious assault vehicle

South Korean company Hanwha Defense has unveiled a scale model of its next-generation tracked amphibious assault vehicle at the 2019 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX). The Korean Amphibious Assault Vehicle II (KAAV...

MUOS Full Operational After Finishing Test And Eval Phase

The Navy’s new narrowband satellite communications system finished a test and evaluation phase, marking it as fully operational and assessed as operationally effective and suitable. The Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a...

SOSA Briefing Outlines Future Defense Sensor System Architectures

A Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standard briefing at the Association of the United States Army annual conference outlined the future embedded computing design approach to developing and upgrading electronic warfare, signals intelligence,...

Finland’s Boomeranger to build RHIBS for RAN OPVs

Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats has been contracted to supply sea boats for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The deal will see the company… [[ This is a content...

Combat systems testing starts for French FDI frigate

Combat management system (CMS) and sensor trials for the French Navy’s future Fregate de defense et d’intervention (FDI) frigates are set to start next month, the Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has confirmed. During...

Philippine Coast Guard’s aluminium OPV passes first trials

The Philippine Coast Guard’s yet-to-be-named offshore patrol vessel has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Porter visits Ukraine on Black Sea tour

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Black Sea. The ship arrived at the port… [[...

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