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Category: Naval

Thales and Nexter developing 40 mm CTAS RAPIDFireNaval

Thales and Nexter Systems are teamed to develop a new multi-role weapon system, called RAPIDFireNaval, to meet potential French Navy requirements and are eyeing DGA funding in the first half of 2020, according to...

Brazil’s new Antarctic expedition commences

Polar vessel Almirante Maximiano (H-41) departed Rio de Janeiro on 8 October to start Brazil’s 38th Antarctic expedition, “Operação Antártica: OPERANTAR XXXVIII”. The country’s other oceanographic support vessel, Ary Rongel (H-44), will join the...

Naval Group forms new Australian subsidiary

French state-controlled shipbuilder Naval Group announced the formation of a new Australian subsidiary on 8 October. The new company, named Naval Group Pacific, will oversee the group’s activities across all of Australasia from a...

Russia links maritime patrol aircraft to UAV

Russian maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) are being equipped with datalinks to enable them to receive targeting feeds from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The aim of the upgrade is to enable Russian Naval Aviation Israel...

Construction begins on Freedom-variant LCS Nantucket

Work on building the US Navy’s 27th littoral combat ship have kicked off with an official ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s shipyard. The future USS Nantucket is the 14th… [[ This is a content...

Finland receives interim Torpedo System 45

Finland has received Torpedo System 45 lightweight torpedo assets on loan from Sweden for installation on board the Hamina-class strike craft FNS Tornio . The loan arrangement forms part of a wider bilateral co-operation,...

RAN to equip ships with Hawklink digital datalink system

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is to implement the Hawklink Ku-band digital datalink system on major surface fleet units, informed sources told Jane’s on 10 October. When operational, the 10 MB per second uni-directional...

Bahrain receives RB-M patrol boats

The United States has delivered three coastal patrol boats to the Bahraini Coast Guard, the US Embassy in Manama confirmed on 7 October. It said David Pekoske, the acting deputy secretary of the US...

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