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Author: DFNS

Japan commissions first Maya-class guided-missile destroyer

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the first of two Maya (Improved Atago)-class, Aegis-equipped destroyers in a ceremony held on 19 March in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Named JS Maya (pennant number 179),...

UK SSBN refuel runs behind schedule

A GBP200 million (USD237.5 million) programme to refuel the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) nuclear-powered ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMS Vanguard is now nine months behind schedule. The submarine was originally scheduled to leave Babcock...

JFD acquires Fathom Systems

JFD, a UK-based manufacturer of underwater equipment, has acquired Fathom Systems, a Scottish maker of diver communications gear, diver monitoring systems, and other diver devices. JFD said the transaction will allow it to provide...

JFD acquires Fathom Systems

JFD, a UK-based manufacturer of underwater equipment, has acquired Fathom Systems, a Scottish maker of diver communications gear, diver monitoring systems, and other diver devices. JFD said the transaction will allow it to provide...

Covid-19: Significant work continues on carrier Ford

Work continues apace on aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) despite any restrictions and considerations due to Covid-19 guidance, according to Captain Danny Hernandez, a spokesperson for the US Navy (USN) research,...

German Army to stand-up new helicopter command

The Germany Army is to form a new helicopter command geared at streamlining the decision-making process of the recently formed Division Schnelle Kräfte (DSK) Rapid Forces Division. Speaking recently under the Chatham House Rule,...

Keeping pace: UAV engines evolve to meet platform demands

UAV operators and manufacturers have recognised that, as many platforms and payloads grow in sophistication, the air vehicle’s engines must be able to support expanding flight regimes and ensure safe and reliable recovery of...

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