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NSM operations highlight LCS upgrades

The recent successful deployment of the US Navy (USN) Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) with a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to Asia Pacific underscores a recent series of upgrades...

Brazil acquires equipment for its nuclear sub programme

The Brazilian state-controlled company Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados (NUCLEP) was awarded a contract earlier this month by another local state-controlled company, Amazônia Azul Tecnologias de Defesa (AMAZUL), to manufacture equipment for the onshore 48 MW...

French Navy commissions third La Confiance-class OPV

The French Navy has commissioned its third La Confiance-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) into service, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced on 18 October. La Combattante , which was ordered in...

First two upgraded ATL2s delivered to the French Navy

The French procurement agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has authorised the transfer of the first two upgraded Dassault Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the French Navy, the French ministry for...

First two upgraded ATL2s delivered to the French Navy

The French procurement agency Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has authorised the transfer of the first two upgraded Dassault Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the French Navy, the French ministry for...

US approves second frigate for Bahrain

The US State Department has approved the sale of a second surplus Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to Bahrain, the Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 23 October. The proposed deal is for the...

Navy Needs Mine Countermeasures Speed From Industry

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Navy official said the service’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)-based mine countermeasures (MCM) mission packages (MPs) needs help from industry to work the mission faster. “What’s really the enemy? It’s time…I...

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