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Category: Naval

Kongsberg awarded contract to supply JSMs for Japanese F-35s

Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace announced on 11 March that it has signed a contract to provide “the initial deliveries” of precision-guided Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF’s)...

Germany raises equipment readiness

Germany’s chief of defence staff (Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr), General Eberhard Zorn, reported improvements in the readiness of the country’s military equipment to the Bundestag (parliament) defence committee, halting and in some cases reversing the...

Northrop gets $322.5m for AARGM-ER work

The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $322.5 million contract for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD)… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

USS Zumwalt begins first operational underway

The lead ship of US Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), got underway from San Diego on March 8 to start its first operational underway. The underway… [[ This is a...

PLAAF operating ECM variant of Y-9 aircraft

State-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has shown images of an electronic countermeasures (ECM) variant of the Shaanxi Y-9 four-engined, turboprop aircraft painted in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) colour scheme: an...

Japan launches third Shikishima-class vessel

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launched a 6,500-tonne patrol vessel for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) on 8 March. The 150 m vessel, which has been named Reimei , will be the third Shikishima-class ship...

UK sets sights on Harpoon missile replacement

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to move forward with the competitive acquisition of an interim ship-launched heavyweight anti-ship missile system to succeed the current GWS 60/Harpoon Block 1C system in Royal...

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