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Future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Launched

The future USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) launched from the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipyard Oct. 30. The John P. Murtha is the tenth ship of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class which...

Future Us John P. MurTa (LPD 26) Launched

Te future Us John P. MurTa (LPD 26) launched from Te Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipyard Oct. 30. Te John P. MurTa is Te tenT ship of Te San Antonio (LPD 7) clas which...

Standard Missile 6 flies ‘engage on remote’ engagements

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) launched two Raytheon Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) missiles against anti-ship and cruise missile targets during its US Navy (USN) Combat Ship System Qualification Trials. The first missile intercepted...

Dutch to purchase new BMD-capable radars

The Netherland’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 October its intention to replace its two Medium Power Radars (MPRs) with a ground-based version of the Thales Netherlands Smart-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars...

W88 warhead hardware flown and test-dropped

A Critical Radar Arming and Fuzing Test (CRAFT) conducted in June successfully test-flew a prototype radar sensor for the W88 Alt 370 (alteration) upgraded version of the US W88 nuclear warhead used in the...

New Zealand receives final NH90 helo

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has received into service the last of eight operational NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) it ordered in 2006, the defence force announced on 31 October. The...

Euronaval 2014: Philippine OPV contract confirmed

The Philippines Coast Guard will receive a new 82 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) by around 2016, shipbuilder OCEA told IHS Jane’s at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris. A EUR90 million (USD113 million) contract...

Airbus to deliver multi-mode radars for US Navy vessels

The US Navy has awarded a contract to Airbus Defense and Space for the delivery of advanced TRS-4D naval radars, which will be integrated onto the Freedom-class littoral combat vessels. …read more Source:: Naval...

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