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Category: Naval

DoD Plans W93 To Succeed W76 and W88 SLBM Warheads

The Defense Department plans to use the proposed Mk 7 W93 submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead to eventually replace the current W76 and W88 warheads without increasing the size of the nuclear stockpile,...

TRANSCOM Wants To Keep 23 Tankers DoD Cut In 2021

Retiring the KC-135s and KC-10s before the new KC-46 tanker comes on line will have “significant impacts” on TRANSCOM’s ability to fulfill its wartime mission, says Gen. Stephen Lyons. …read more Read more here::...

US Navy Deploys First Destroyer with Counter-UAS Laser

The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter unmanned aerial systems. The first system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class...

French Navy NH90 Caiman availability rates improving

While the overall availability of the French Navy’s NHIndustries NH90 Caïman NATO Frigate Helicopters (NFHs) remains a problem, rates are beginning to improve, a senior service official has said. Speaking to Jane’s, the commanding...

Carrier Eisenhower deploys after completing COMPTUEX

US Navy (USN) aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69), as well as the ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10), departed earlier this month for deployment in the Atlantic Ocean...

BAE Systems reports ‘good’ financial results in 2019

BAE Systems achieved a “good set of financial results” last year, including increased sales and earnings, according to the UK-based defense company. Sales rose 7% to GBP20.1 billion (USD25.9 billion) in 2019, while underlying...

Portugal adds VTOL UAS capability to OPVs

The Portuguese Navy is introducing a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating capability to its Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service has told Jane’s . The four...

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