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India to modernise air-defence capability of Delhi-class destroyers

India’s Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Russia’s Rosoboronexport on 12 September to modernise the air-defence capability of the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) three indigenously designed and built Delhi (Project 15)-class guided-missile destroyers. IN...

DSEI 2019: Hensoldt unveils Mk5 SharpEye radar

Hensoldt (formerly Kelvin Hughes) showcased a new variant of its SharpEye solid state X band Doppler navigation radar designed for integration on small vessels at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in...

Australia’s DMTC wins deal to develop key technologies

Australian agencies have signed a contract to support the development of key military technologies, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced on 12 September. It said the contract – worth AUD3.8 million (USD2.6...

Design of New Type 31 Frigates Selected

The Arrowhead 140 by a consortium led by defence firm Babcock was today selected by Whitehall as the design it wants for the five general purpose frigates to take their place in the Royal...

Navy Plans To Issue MUUV Solicitation, Industry Day Soon

The Navy intends to award multiple contracts for the design, development, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV), it said in a new presolcitation notice posted Thursday. The notice, posted to FedBizOpps,...

U.K. Selects Babcock Design For Type 31 Frigates

The United Kingdom chose Babcock as the preferred bidder for the new Type 31e frigates, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday. The government has committed to buying at least five Type 31e frigates...

Russian Navy’s 9th Steregushchy-class corvette enters water

Russian shipbuilder Amur Shipbuilding has launched the country’s ninth Steregushchy-class (Project 20380) corvette, four years after construction start. Named Hero of the Russian Federation… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

U.S. Marines simulate tactical airfield seizure

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct rapid airfield seizure exercise from ships of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to Ie Shima Training Facility in order to set conditions to establish a...

HII reports greater progress on Ford-class ships

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is readying the Ford-class aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79) for launch before the year’s end as the shipbuilder makes strides toward fixing more weapons elevators on the lead...

Babcock claims UK Type 31e frigate prize

Key Points Babcock has been declared as the preferred bidder for the UK’s Type 31e frigate programme The downselection breaks BAE Systems’ monopoly on surface warship building in the UK An industry team led...

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