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MBDA Deutschland eyes HELWS opportunity with German Navy

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is expected to release a statement of work, and a subsequent request for proposals later this year for integration of a...

Finland buying Raytheon’s ESSM for Squadron 2020 corvettes

The Finnish defense ministry on February 21 announced it is buying Raytheon’s Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) systems for its Pohjanmaa-class corvettes of the Squadron 2020 project. The… [[ This is a content summary only....

USN releases RFI for Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) issued a request for information (RFI) on 15 February for the service’s proposed Unmanned Maritime Autonomy Architecture (UMAA). NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned and Small Combatants...

MBDA offers SPIMM for ‘bolt-on’ ship self-protection

MBDA has unveiled details of a new self-protection system designed to provide otherwise unarmed containerised ships with a short-range defence capability in high threat zones. Known as SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module), the new...

Royal Navy tanker RFA Tidesurge enters service

The Royal Navy’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge entered service in a ceremony on February 20. The 39,000-tonne fleet replenishment tanker is the latest of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary… [[ This is a...

MBDA Deutschland eyes HELWS opportunity with Germany Navy

The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is expected to release a statement of work, and a subsequent request for proposals later this year for integration of a...

Navy To Build Land-Based Carrier Elevator Test Site

A top Navy official Tuesday said the Navy plans to build a new land-based test site for the Gerald R. Ford-class advanced weapons elevator (AWE) for future training, maintenance, and software testing. Vice Adm....

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