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Category: Naval

Spain decides to rebuild grounded minesweeper

The Spanish Navy has decided to rebuild a Segura-class minesweeper that ran aground in August 2019 rather than replace it with a new vessel. Announcing the decision on 5 March, the navy said a...

Beyond The Ford: Navy Studies Next-Gen Carriers EXCLUSIVE

The Future Carrier 2030 Task Force, which the service will announce next week, will study how carriers stack up against new generations of stealthy submarines and long-range precision weapons being fielded by China and...

Sea Venom completes first qualification firing

The UK and France has completed the first qualification firing trial of the MBDA Sea Venom/Anti‐Navire Léger (ANL) anti-ship missile, the Defence Equipment and Support (DES) agency announced on 6 March. The missile, which...

Wildcat weapon wing unveiled

For the first time Leonardo has unveiled in public its weapon wing system that is to equip UK AW159 Wildcat HMA2 maritime helicopters during the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Carrier Strike Group 2021 (CSG21) deployment....

Australia delivers sixth Guardian-class patrol boat

Key Points Australia has handed over a Guardian-class patrol boat to Fiji The programme to equip 13 countries with the vessel is on track for completion by October 2023 The Australian government has handed...

UK reveals XLUUV award for MSubs

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed the award of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) contract to MSubs for the test of an extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle (XLUUV). Valued at GBP1 million...

UK Royal Navy enhances Prestwick helicopter base

Enhancements to the communications and other infrastructure at the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) forward operating location at Prestwick International Airport in southwest Scotland are under way. The work, described as “modest” by senior RN...

GD Protests Leidos NGEN-R SMIT Win

General Dynamics’ [GD] Information Technology subsidiary filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on March 4 over Leidos’ [LDOS] February win of the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-compete (NGEN-R) contract. GAO...

US Navy Kicks Off ICEX 2020

Arctic Ocean: Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially commenced Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of a temporary ice camp, Camp Seadragon, and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack...

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