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Category: Naval

Indian MoD poised to cancel Kangnam MCMV contract

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is poised to scrap the INR23 billion (USD383.33 million) acquisition of eight mine countermeasure vessels (MCMV) from South Korean firm Kangnam Corporation following allegations of wrongdoing in the tender...

India ‘cancels’ South Korean minesweepers deal

India is reportedly terminating the long-pending deal to purchase South Korean mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), as part of efforts to bolster its fleet of warships with the potential to detonate sea mines. …read more...

Brazil requires ‘at least’ 108 Gripen fighters

The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) expects to field “at least” 108 Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft by the time deliveries are complete, a senior service official disclosed on 18 November. Speaking...

SEA to supply communication systems for UK submarines

SEA has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to deliver external communications systems (ECS) for integration into the UK Royal Navy’s submarine fleet. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

USN’s second LCS departs on deployment to Singapore

A US Navy (USN) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) departed on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia carrying a mission package that includes an unmanned helicopter system, officials announced on 17 November. USS Fort Worth...

US Navy’s F-35C successfully completes initial sea trials

The US Navy’s fifth-generation F-35C Lightning II carrier-variant joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its initial sea trials aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), off the San Diego coast, validating its reliability...

Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook

Commanders of Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers long have been confident in their ability to detect, engage and destroy incoming enemy missiles, often employing a layered strategy to hit threats at long, medium and short...

BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Submit Army CIRCM Proposals

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman [NOC] submitted proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program, company officials said Monday. CIRCM is a modular laser-based aircraft...

Navy Completes First Round Of F-35 Carrier Testing

The Navy has completed the first round of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flight demonstration testing on an aircraft carrier and is confident it has resolved an earlier problem with the jet’s tailhook design. The...

US 7th Fleet Commander Discusses Priorities

Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, outlined his priorities during an all-hands call with his staff Nov. 14, to discuss his goals and objectives for the Fleet. Seventh… [[ This is...

ARC Punta Espada Joins Colombian Navy

The Colombian Navy expanded its fleet of coastal patrol vessels on October 31. ARC Punta Espada, the first patrol vessel completely constructed in Colombia, was built by the Colombian Navy-run… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Welcome Home Honey!

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jacob Hines kisses his wife after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month… [[ This is a...

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