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MDA Tests Aegis BMD Weapon System

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test yesterday involving the Aegis Ballistic… [[ This is a content...

Fundraising Organised for Last Survivor of Gallipoli

Museum bosses in Portsmouth are calling on the public to donate as little as £1 in a month-long fundraising campaign to restore the Royal Navy’s last surviving ship from Gallipoli. Monitor HMS M33 is…...

US and Ghana Conclude AMLEP Ops

U.S. and Ghanaian maritime forces completed Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) 2015 operations Feb. 24. The Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1)… [[ This is a content summary only....

NMAWC Changes Command

Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma Feb. 23. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Russell E. Allen assumed command… [[ This is...

IDEX 2015: Hydra undertakes first sea trials

Al Seer Marine has conducted the first at-sea trials of its new Hydra unmanned surface vessel (USV). The trials were held at the company’s facilities in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Al Seer...

India inaugurates indigenous sonar simulator

A sonar simulator developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO’s) naval physical and oceanographic laboratory (NPOL) has been set up at INS Satavahana, the Indian Navy’s submarine training establishment, situated in...

EU navies proving reluctant to share surveillance data

Naval reluctance to widely share surveillance data with civilian authorities is holding back development of a common maritime security strategy for the EU as well as its work-in-progress ‘CISE’ platform for sharing maritime information...

IDEX 2015: ADSB completes Ghannatha Phase II for UAE

Key Points Abu Dhabi Ship Building delivers 24 Ghannatha vessels to United Arab Emirates Naval Forces The multirole combat vessels have a top speed of 45 kt Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has completed...

US Navy conducts 155th test flight of Trident II D5 missile

The US Navy has successfully conducted the 155th test flight of two unarmed Lockheed Martin-built Trident II D5 Fleet ballistic missiles, which were launched in the Pacific Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine. …read...

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System

Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system was developed by the Missile Defence Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the US Navy. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

US Navy and MDA successfully test Aegis BMD 4.0 weapon system

The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully tested the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system at Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, US. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

RAN starts Romeo helicopter flight trials

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has started the first class flight trials (FOCFT) of its MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter aboard the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth, in Cruiser Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney. …read more Read...

Indonesian Army receives two indigenously produced LCTs

The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Darat, or TNI-AD) has taken delivery of two landing craft tank (LCT) ships produced by local shipbuilder PT Dok Kodja Bahari. The vessels, with pennant numbers...

IDEX 2015: ALAS-C ready for Emirati trials

Yugoimport SDPR expects its Advanced Light Attack System – Coastal Defence (ALAS-C) to begin its evaluation trials with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy later this year, the Serbian company’s Dragi Dimitrijevic told IHS...

Trident clocks up 155th successful test flight

The US Navy (USN) conducted successful test flights of two Lockheed Martin Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) on 22 February. The two launches bring the number of successful flights conducted since design...

Germany ends NH90 grounding

Germany has lifted a grounding order on its NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) fleet, the country’s ministry of defence said on 23 February. “The Armed Forces Aviation Office recommended to the inspector of the...

Navy Grouping Competition For LHA-8, Oilers, LXR Work

The Navy is planning to combine the competition for the detailed design and construction contracts for the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship, fleet replacement oilers and the early design work for a new class of...

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