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GD Unveils Bluefin-12 UUV

On Tuesday General Dynamics [GD] unveiled its new Bluefin-12 model unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 show in London. Currently being produced for the Royal Australian Navy,...

Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall — so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time, …read more Read more here::...

DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare — Multi Domain Ops, But Faster

“Kill webs,” not kill chains. Instead of exquisite platforms like the F-35 fighter, exquisite functional technology nodes (such as an advanced infrared sensor) that can be mixed and matched via AI-enhanced networks. …read more...

US Navy issues RFP for large unmanned surface vessels

The US Navy has released a request for proposals with the aim of awarding multiple conceptual design contracts in support of the navy’s first block of large unmanned surface vessels (LUSV). These… [[ This...

UK signs maintenance deal for 2,200 military boats

The UK defense ministry has authorized a new £177 million (approx. $218.4m) deal for the maintenance of some 2,200 boats used across the British military. The Boats In-Service Support (BISS)… [[ This is a...

Raytheon Protests Lockheed Martin’s SSDS Navy Contract

Last week Raytheon [RTN] filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) against Lockheed Martin [LMT] winning the Navy’s Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) combat systems engineering contract. The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin the...

First Brazilian-built, Riachuelo-class submarine takes shape

On 11 October, the Brazilian Navy and Itaguaí Construções Navais (ICN) will achieve a major milestone in the first domestic construction of the Riachuelo-class S-BR (Submarino Brasileiro) diesel-electric submarine, when the final union of...

Canada orders ship-to-shore connectors

Montreal-based shipyard Navamar Inc has been awarded a CAN12 million (USD9 million) contract to build five ship-to-shore connector systems for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Awarded after a competitive process as part of the...

Hensoldt launches new South African unit

Hensoldt, a Germany-based firm that makes sensors for defence and security forces, has combined its two South African entities into a new single unit, Hensoldt South Africa, to increase collaboration among the sites and...

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