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Boeing Super Hornets Receiving Block III Upgrades

Dozens of Boeing [BA] F/18 E/F Super Hornets are to receive avionics upgrades under the Block III program to improve information exchange speeds and allow the sharing of streaming video and other data. The...

Navy Pushes Back Frigate Schedule To Avoid LCS Issues

The Navy’s FY 2021 budget request pushed back the new guided-missile frigate, FFG(X), schedule to avoid moving too fast as was the case for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), a Navy official said Monday....

After Leidos Win On NGEN, Initial Focus Is On Transition

After winning the Navy’s potential $7.7 billion contract last week for network support services, Leidos [LDOS] initially will be focused on developing transition plans to move services away from the legacy vendor and bring...

Massive Fleet Changes Loom As Navy Briefs SecDef Esper

“Congress can’t want a bigger and stronger fleet more than the Navy and Marine Corps want a bigger and stronger fleet,” Rep. Mike Gallagher, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said today....

France Orders H160s for Navy’s Search And Rescue Missions

The French Directorate-General for Armaments (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The French Navy...

BAE Systems wins US Navy communication systems deals

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a prime position on a USD 212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical communication… [[ This is...

USS Iwo Jima wraps up type command sea trials

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) completed Type Command (TYCOM) Readiness Evaluation Five (RE-5) sea trials, February 5, 2020, the U.S. Navy said. Sea trials are conducted… [[ This is...

UK Trafalgar-class submarine HMS Trenchant extended in service

A 31-year-old Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) is being kept in service for another year by the UK Royal Navy (RN) after construction delays prevented its replacement joining the fleet, Jane’s has learned. RN...

UN report details missiles seized on way to Yemen

The latest report from the United Nations Panel of Experts on Yemen has revealed that a Quds-1 cruise missile, a C802 anti-ship missile, and what it believes were surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) of a previously...

Brazilian strategy scenario portrays France as future threat

A recently emerged 45-page confidential draft by the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) includes a section that paints France as a major future threat. The paper, named ‘Defense Scenarios 2040′, outlines possible scenarios aimed...

Brazilian strategy scenario portrays France as future threat

A recently emerged 45-page confidential draft by the Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) includes a section that paints France as a major future threat. The paper, named ‘Defense Scenarios 2040′, outlines possible scenarios aimed...

Bell-Boeing delivers first Osprey to US Navy

The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft has been delivered the US Navy (USN), it was announced on 10 February. The aircraft, serial number 9435, was handed over to the...

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