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Spanish Navy begins training with ScanEagle

The Spanish Navy has begun training with Boeing subsidiary Insitu’s ScanEagle, as it seeks to meet a requirement for an onboard unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Armada Espanola said that ScanEagle is its “definitive”...

IndoDefence 2014: PTDI highlights benefits of KFX programme

State-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia aims to utilise the capabilities it acquires through its co-development programme with South Korea and the technologies it hopes to obtain through Indonesia’s Northrop F-5E replacement programme to provide enhanced...

IndoDefence 2014: BAE Systems signs Bofors deal with PT Lundin

BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Indonesian shipbuilder PT Lundin to support ageing Bofors naval guns in service with the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) as the UK-headquartered company looks...

Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

The Littoral Combat Ship recently searched for submarines and sailed through a dummy mine-field off the coast of San Diego, Calif., to assess whether the vessel’s anti-submarine and mine-countermeasure technologies could find enemy submarines...

Navy Plans to Arm LCS With Long-Range Surface Missile

Navy developers plan to arm the service’s Littoral Combat Ship with a long-range surface-to-surface missile by 2020 to defend against fast attack craft, ships and patrol boats, service officials said. The long-range missile plan...

HMAS Success Prepares for Mission (Gallery)

HMAS Success enjoyed a welcome change of tempo on 22 October when Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy, visited the ship during its Mission Readiness Workup in the waters off Jervis Bay. He… [[ This...

HII Authenticates Keel of USCG’s Sixth Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Ingalls Shipbuilding President… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

BMT Defence Services-Naval Platform Design and Maintenance

BMT Defence Services is the leading independent centre of excellence for naval design and through-life support in Europe. The company has platform design expertise in surface warships, submarines and… …read more Source:: Naval Technology...

SNMG2 Docks in Aksaz Ahead of Exercise MAVI BALINA

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Aksaz today for a port visit and to prepare for the Turkish Navy led Exercise MAVI BALINA. MAVI BALINA is a major anti-submarine warfare (ASW)…...

Australian Army’s Maritime Wing Gets VSTEP Simulator

The maritime wing of the Australian Army purchased and installed a VSTEP simulator classroom at its Townsville base in Queensland. The maritime simulators are used for landing craft operations and… [[ This is a...

Austal Names Third-in-Series Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited announces the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named Cape Nelson during a ceremony today at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western… [[ This is a content summary...

German MPRA Hits 4,000 Flying Hours Milestone

On Sunday 2 November the German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), which is currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force, reached an impressive 4,000 flying hours milestone with… [[ This is...

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