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UK begins search for future EW countermeasures

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is canvassing industry for electronic warfare countermeasures (EWCM) systems and technologies that could address the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) needs for future soft-kill anti-ship missile defence. Forming the second...

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US Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 15 (Billings)

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Billings (LCS 15) – the nation’s eighth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – in Key West, Florida. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)...

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys arrives CSL in Senegal

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis-Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, arrive at a cooperative security location in Dakar, Senegal. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis-Response-Africa activated...

Navy’s LRASM Significantly Breached Nunn-McCurdy In 2018

The Navy’s air-launched Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) sustained a significant Nunn-McCurdy unit cost breach compared to the acquisition program’s baseline (APB), the Pentagon announced last Thursday. The Navy is developing an Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare...

LHA-7 Delivery Delayed To Late 2019 or Early 2020

The next America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7), will be delivered later than planned, in late 2019 or early 2020, the shipbuilder revealed Aug. 1. Mike Petters, president and CEO of...

French attack submarine Suffren enters water

The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for…...

Australian LHD deploys M1A1 MBT for first time

Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has completed trials to transport an M1A1 main battle tank and large vehicle loads ashore using an LHD landing craft. The tests, carried… [[ This is...

Saab completes production version of Sea Wasp ROV

Sweden’s Saab has finalised the production version of its Sea Wasp remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Sea Wasp offers a waterborne ROV-based capability for tackling improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The vehicle has been in development...

Pentagon moves out developing INF-banned weapons

Just hours after the US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper formally announced plans to develop ground-based mid-range missiles prohibited under the agreement. On 2 August,...

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