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Author: DFNS

German Navy selects NH90 to replace Sea Lynx

The German Navy (Deutsche Marine: DM) has selected the NHIndustries NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) to replace its ageing Westland Mk 88A Sea Lynx anti-submarine warfare/anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW) helicopters, the Bundeswehr announced on 1...

European FCAS fighter to be optimised for carrier ops

The manned New Generation Fighter (NGF) component of the Future Combat Air System/Système de Combat Aérien Futur (FCAS/SCAF) being jointly developed by Dassault Aviation and Airbus will be optimised for carrier operations from the...

GNPP Region unveils ISPUM-E unmanned MCM system

Russia’s GNPP Region, a subsidiary of the Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV), has unveiled its ISPUM/ISPUM-E (Integrated System for Search and Destruction of Mines) shipborne mine countermeasures system for the Russian Navy’s Project 12700 Alexandrite-class...

Senators Press Gilday On Ford Carrier Problems

The nominee to be the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) promised the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that he would report the status of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) monthly following schedule...

Final Tide-class tanker joins Royal Navy fleet

Almost a year after arriving in the UK for military customization and armament, Tide-class tanker RFA Tideforce entered service. Tideforce is the final of four ships in the class acquired to support… [[ This...

UK’s new tanker fleet completed with fourth ship

The last of four Royal Fleet Auxiliary new-generation tankers, RFA Tideforce, recently arrived in Portland to be accepted into operational service, the Royal Navy (RN) announced on its website on 30 July. This followed...

Russia’s Improved ‘Kilos’ begin overhaul cycle

Four of the six Project 636.3 Improved ‘Kilo’-class diesel-electric submarines in operation with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet are undergoing a maintenance cycle at Sevastopol Shipyard in Crimea this year. Novorossiysk , the first boat...

Order backlog holds steady for BAE Systems

BAE Systems on 31 July reported sales of GBP9.4 billion (USD11.4 billion) and underlying pre-tax profits of GBP999 million for the six months ending 30 June 2019, with net debt of GBP1.9 billion. The...

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