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Malaysian firm wins navy combat systems contract

Malaysian firm Contraves Advanced Devices (CAD) has won a contract to supply a variant of DCNS’ SETIS combat management system for integration onto the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) Second Generation Patrol Vessel/Littoral Combat Ship...

Images suggest China developing J-15 for CATOBAR-equipped carrier

China is developing a new variant of the J-15 carrier-based fighter modified for catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) operations, according to images posted on the Xinhua website. China’s only operational carrier, Liaoning (CV-16),...

NAVSEA Aims To Better Define Cyber Requirements

Naval Sea Systems Command has added cybersecurity to its overall strategic business plan originally released last year in an effort to create a common approach to cyber threats and to more clearly define requirements...

Royal Navy Pilots Receive Their “Wings”

Five Royal Navy pilots have finished training and been awarded their “Wings” on active operation – the first time this has happened since the Falklands War. The five helicopter pilots, normally based… [[ This...

USS San Diego Hosts “Thinking Pink” Event

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)’s Second Class Petty Officer and Sergeant Association (SCPOSA) hosted a “Thinking… [[ This is a content summary only....

Japanese Distinguished Visitors Tour USS George Washington

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed guests from Okinawa, Japan, during a distinguished visitor embark Nov. 11. Leaders from the U.S. Air Force spent Veterans Day… [[ This is a...

Royal Navy’s Sea King Force Fully Returns to Sea

After five years of land-based operations in Afghanistan, the Royal Navy’s Sea King Force has fully returned to sea, flying their helicopters from Royal Navy ships in the Gulf. Whilst operating from… [[ This...

QinetiQ Supports UK Navy’s Software Issuing Office

QinetiQ has been awarded an 18 month contract to continue supporting the Royal Navy’s Software Issuing Office (SIO) in the distribution of all software and electronic data to its fleet units across… [[ This...

DARPA Explores Options for Aircraft Carriers in the Sky

Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets—and their pilots—at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduce… [[ This is a content summary...

SECNAV Boards USS Ross

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) during a scheduled port visit in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 11. While in Istanbul the SECNAV met with the crew to thank...

HMAS Stuart Sailors Recognised for Saving a US Navy Sailor

Sailors from Australian warship HMAS Stuart were recognised for saving the life of an American sailor during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 14. Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Personnel Operations… [[ This is a content summary...

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