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Category: Naval

Brazil launches the second locally developed anti-ship missile

The Brazilian Navy successfully launched the second prototype of the MANSUP (Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície) surface-to-surface anti-ship missile from Niterói-class frigate Independência (F44) on 20 March. The corvette Barroso (V34) launched the first...

New 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan Sets Cap at 355 Ships

The Navy’s new 30-year shipbuilding plan sketches a faster plan to 355 ships, but caps it at that level going forward due to the increasing sustainment costs. In the “Report to Congress on the...

Boeing Wins $4 Billion Contract For 78 Super Hornets

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $4 billion modification for full-rate production and delivery of 78 Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets in a multi-year procurement (MYP) contract. This award is split...

U.S. Marine Corps plans to buy two C-40 aircraft

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) plans to request procurement of two C-40 aircraft to support the U. S.Marine Corps, according to a draft request for proposals. According to documents, the aircraft shall be...

Update: BAE begins Meteor and SPEAR integration for F-35

BAE Systems has begun integrating the next tranche of UK-specific weapons onto the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning combat aircraft. The company announced on 18 March that it had been sub-contracted by Lockheed Martin to...

Russia moves more strike assets to Eastern Mediterranean

Russia appears to be moving additional air and naval assets into Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean, giving its military commanders more options in the theatre. A Project 636.3 ‘Kilo’-class diesel-electric submarine was seen transiting...

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