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Category: Naval

USN’s focus on unmanned systems seen as aimed at China

The increased, accelerated US Navy (USN) investment in unmanned systems appears to be geared for facing future threats from China and other potential peer competitors, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research...

Schiebel tackles icy conditions with S-100 Camcopter UAV

A compact aircraft design and fast spinning rotor are a few of the technical designs that enable Schiebel’s S-100 Camcopter unmanned rotorcraft to perform in icy conditions. Icing is dangerous to both fixed-wing and...

Brazil to transfer Type 209 submarines to the Argentine Navy

The Brazilian Navy has agreed to transfer two Tupi class submarines – Type 209/1400 – to Argentina, following a meeting between Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macro. The deal includes...

New Zealand outlines future investment priorities

Key Points The Defence Capability Plan 2019 outlines investment worth NZD20 billion until 2030 The plan affords the ‘highest priority’ to the procurement of Super Hercules airlifters from the US New Zealand has unveiled...

RNZN to re-set for future challenges in 2020s

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is set to enhance its capabilities over the next decade to meet a growing number of commitments and increase engagement in the Pacific and Southern Oceans. A new...

Sri Lanka receives gifted Chinese frigate

The Sri Lanka Navy officially received a former Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy frigate in a handover ceremony at the Shanghai Dockyard in China on June 5. The gifted vessel spent 21… [[ This...

USN readies carrier fleet for F-35Cs

The US Navy (USN) is designing modifications for its next Ford-class carriers to accommodate operational Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) squadrons, service officials said, and the USN remains on schedule...

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