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TDK acquires startup that squeezed sonar into a chip

BERKELEY, Calif. – TDK said this month that it is buying Chirp Microsystems, a startup that developed an ultrasonic sensor that can precisely measure the distance to objects but is small and efficient enough...

Japan Coast Guard expands Wave Glider fleet

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) is expanding their unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the Niigata-headquartered 9th Regional District, system manufacturer Liquid Robotics has announced…. [[ This is a content summary only....

DIMDEX 2018: Qatar’s new naval base still on track

The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces’ (QENF’s) new base will be fully operational in early 2022, despite the blockade imposed on the country by other Gulf states, a senior Qatari naval source told Jane’s during...

South Korea announces five-year industry plan

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced a new five-year programme to boost the development of its national defence industry. The 2018-2022 plan is geared towards supporting the development of advanced systems...

Russia expands ATV roles

Russia has developed several mission specific roles for its articulated DT-30 all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The DT-30 and the smaller DT-10 ATV, also referred to as the “Knight”, are developed by the Ishimbai Transport Machine...

UK seeks enhanced JFST

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for its next-generation Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer (JFST) late February and has invited six companies to bid for the programme, which is...

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Navy Starts Submarine Arctic Ice Exercise

The U.S. Navy, in cooperation with British and Canadian partners, started its biennial ICEX (Ice Exercise) 2018 in the Arctic Ocean this week. ICEX is a five-week exercise that involves the Navy testing its...

CMF: 132 kg of heroin found in another drug bust

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) continued its recent string of success by seizing 132 kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea on March 6. Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga boarded her third… [[ This...

French destroyer seizes more than 4 tons of drugs

On 5 March 2018, the French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne seized over four tons of hashish during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Combined Maritime Forces… [[ This...

Attack submarine USS Tucson returns to Pearl Harbor

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) returned from a deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on March 7. Tucson successfully completed a six-month Western Pacific… [[ This is a content summary...

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