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Danish MH-60Rs begin systems integration phase

Key Points The first two MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Royal Danish Air Force have commenced mission systems integration First deliveries to Denmark start in 2016 The first two MH-60R maritime helicopters for Denmark...

Denel reports annual results

Denel posted improved financial results for the fifth year running, with revenue up 28% to ZAR5.85 billion (USD473 million), earnings before interest and taxes up 41% to ZAR399 million, and net profit up 39%...

USMC set to choose two ACV bidders later this year

Key Points Two solutions are to be chosen from offerings by ADVS, BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC ACV 8×8 armoured personnel carriers are meant to ‘swim’ some distance to shore, and...

Brazil receives advanced research ship

The Brazilian Navy officially received hydrographic multipurpose research vessel (Navio de Pesquisa Hidroceanográfico: NPqHo) Vital de Oliveira (H39) in Rio de Janeiro on 23 July. The ship was built in China by Guangzhou Hantong...

Philippine Navy commissions two former RAN landing craft

The Philippine Navy (PN) has inducted two recently decommissioned Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) vessels. Formerly known as HMAS Tarakan and HMAS Brunei , the vessels were recommissioned into the...

South African Navy gets new tug

The South African Navy took delivery of a new tug on 9 July. The vessel was the first of two tugs ordered from Damen Shipyards in Cape Town in January. The vessels are based...

HMS Iron Duke Tests “Soft Kill” Systems

The Royal Navy warship HMS Iron Duke has tested its ‘soft kill’ systems in a rare series of firings off UK’s South coast. Designed to seduce, distract or confuse an incoming missile, the Sea…...

FREMM Tahya Misr Sails from Brest

FREMM Tahya Misr has just departed DCNS’ yard in Brest, France, on a journey to its owner in Alexandria, Egypt. This strategic partnership strengthens the ties between DCNS and Egypt. The… [[ This is...

Damen Builds Another Tug for South African Navy

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is currently building a Damen ATD 2909 Tug named Inyathi – Buffalo in English – to be delivered to the South African Navy in January 2016. Now in the...

Next Independence LCS to Be Named USS Cincinnati

On July 19, the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). Cincinnati will be built by Austal USA...

US Navy Places Radomes Order

The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received multi-year orders totaling $7.6 million for the provision of radomes and related services to support… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Names New LCS USS Kansas City

US Navy’s next Independence variant littoral combat ship will carry the name of USS Kansas City (LCS 22), the Secretary of the United States Navy Ray Mabus announced. LCS 22 will be the second…...

US Navy Vessels Rendezvoused for RAS

US Navy vessels recently met in the Indian Ocean to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), right, the Military Sealift Command underway replenishment… [[ This is a content...

ESPS Galicia Celebrates Spanish Navy Day

On 16 July 2015, crew members from ESPS Galicia celebrated Spanish Navy Day on board with a naval procession of the Holy Carmen Virgin, patron saint of the Spanish Navy, followed by religious… [[...

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