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MBDA completes first Sea Venom/ANL qualification firing

European missile house MBDA, in collaboration with the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), has conducted the first qualification firing of the new Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) helicopter-launched anti-ship missile. Performed on 20 February...

Navy May Procure Frigates Faster, Maybe More Over INFSA

Navy officials told Congress last week the Navy is trying to procure FFG(X) future frigates faster than currently planned and, as the service’s new force structure assessment plans over 355 ships, it may include...

Spain decides to rebuild grounded minesweeper

The Spanish Navy has decided to rebuild a Segura-class minesweeper that ran aground in August 2019 rather than replace it with a new vessel. Announcing the decision on 5 March, the navy said a...

Beyond The Ford: Navy Studies Next-Gen Carriers EXCLUSIVE

The Future Carrier 2030 Task Force, which the service will announce next week, will study how carriers stack up against new generations of stealthy submarines and long-range precision weapons being fielded by China and...

UK Royal Navy enhances Prestwick helicopter base

Enhancements to the communications and other infrastructure at the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) forward operating location at Prestwick International Airport in southwest Scotland are under way. The work, described as “modest” by senior RN...

UK reveals XLUUV award for MSubs

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed the award of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) contract to MSubs for the test of an extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle (XLUUV). Valued at GBP1 million...

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