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Raytheon Gets Another $200 Million CIWS Upgrade Contract

The Navy on Friday awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $200 million contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades, conversions, overhauls, and associated hardware for the U.S and international customers. CIWS is a rapid-fire...

Marine Corps To Increase JLTV Buy To 15,000 Vehicles

The Marine Corps is planning to increase its buy of Oshkosh [OSK]-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to 15,000 vehicles as it looks to fully replace its Humvee fleet, a company official told Defense Daily...

Teledyne Awarded $22 M Contract for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)...

HMAS Hobart Strikes in Australian-first Missile Firing

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart-class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters. Hobart fired an SM-2 Standard Missile against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of New...

Australian Navy extends Cape-class patrol boat lease

The boats were leased by the navy after it experienced issues with Armidale-class boats. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more...

Ike Conducts Ammunition Onload at Sea

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducted an ammunition onload with both the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE...

USN calls EASR development “critical” for FFG(X)

The successful development and integration of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) will be vital for future operations of the US Navy (USN) proposed guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in...

Analysis: Gulf tanker protection mission takes shape

Analysis US and UK naval planners at the US Fifth Fleet’s headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, are putting the finishing touches to plans to establish a new maritime security force to protect shipping in and...

Boeing completes RNZAF P-3K2 Orion UWISR upgrade

Boeing has completed the underwater intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (UWISR) upgrade of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF’s) six-strong P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) fleet. Awarded by the New Zealand Ministry of...

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