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Navy’s Unmanned UISS Reaches Milestone C

The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) granted the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Milestone C, setting up low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, the office said Wednesday....

Navy & Marines Caught By Surprise By Esper’s Budget Cuts

Both the smaller 2021 shipbuilding budget and the $3.8B lost to the president’s border wall were imposed on the services without their input, Navy Department leaders testify. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense...

Fincantieri launches Qatari’s first Doha-class corvette

The technical launch of Al Zubarah, the first of four Doha-class corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s… [[ This is a content...

Dutch DMO, Damen Schelde ink MOU on naval ship design tools

Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support joint knowledge development in the field of naval ship… [[ This is a content...

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Operates in US 6th Fleet

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in international waters, alongside our allies and partners. Deploying ships and aircraft of the strike...

Second Portuguese Type M frigate to undergo MLU

The Portuguese Navy’s second Bartolomeu Dias (M)-class frigate, NRP D Francisco de Almeida (F 334), is scheduled to begin its mid-life upgrade (MLU) in Den Helder, the Netherlands, on 6 July, the service has...

Spanish S 80 AIP system passes final tests

The air-independent propulsion (AIP) system for Spain’s new S 80-class submarines has now passed its final tests, with Abengoa being chosen as the supplier, Navantia announced on 26 February. The AIP system was originally...

UK admits to nuclear replacement warhead programme

The United Kingdom is working on a new nuclear replacement warhead programme, defence secretary Ben Wallace told parliament on 25 February. “To ensure the government maintains an effective deterrent throughout the commission of the...

Reliance points to possible termination of OPV project

Indian naval shipbuilder Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited (RNEL) has confirmed that it has received notification from the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to terminate its construction of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the...

Pentagon puts US Navy shipbuilding plans under scrutiny

US Navy (USN) shipbuilding and fleet composition plans are garnering greater Pentagon scrutiny as the US Defense Department tries to balance the nation’s expensive and ambitious naval fleet plans with fiscal realities and security...

India ‘goes global’ to boost defence exports

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a publication promoting the country’s growing profile as a defence exporter. The ‘Indian Defence Goes Global’ document was issued by the MoD’s Department of Defence Production...

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