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Author: DFNS

U.S. Marines conducts GMLRS shoot in Australia for first time

The U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), fired Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions, known as GMLRS, during Southern Reach, at Bradshaw Field Training Area,...

New USCG cutter makes another cocaine seizure

Crews aboard the pre-commissioned US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) have seized more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern… [[ This is a...

UK and Norway Reinforce North Atlantic Security

Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan hosted Norwegian State Secretary Tone Skogen to discuss NATO and the UK’s role in the North Atlantic. The UK is investing £3 billion in nine new Boeing Poseidon P-8A maritime...

Samoa Receives Guardian-class Patrol Boat

The Australian Government has today handed over the newest Guardian-class Patrol Boat Nafanua II to the Samoan Government at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia. Nafanua II was received by Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister...

Taiwan proposes record-high defence budget for 2020

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan has approved a national defence budget of TWD411.3 billion (USD13.1 billion) for 2020. The new budget – announced amid rising tension with mainland China – represents a 5.2% increase over defence...

Lockheed Martin wins US Navy Ship Self Defense System contract

The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD56 million cost-plus-incentive fee, cost-only, firm-fixed-price contract on 15 August for combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). Under the contract, the...

Australia hands over Guardian-class patrol vessel to Samoa

Key Points Australia has handed over the fourth of 21 vessels being delivered to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste Vessel will strengthen the Samoan Police Service’s maritime surveillance capabilities The Australian government has...

HENSOLDT delivers Naval Radar to Norwegian Coast Guard

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will equip the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel “Svalbard” with the latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF System. This is already the second upgrade...

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