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Brazil, South Korea look to naval collaboration

Brazil and South Korea are looking to expand defence industrial ties on naval programmes, following a meeting between Brazilian and Korean officials on 19 September. A delegation from South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Authority...

AOEW transitions to EMD phase

Key Points The AOEW AMP, designated AN/ALQ-248, is a self-contained EW pod hosting both high-sensitivity receiver and electronic attack subsystems for anti-ship missile defence NAVSEA has exercised a USD23.6 million option with Lockheed Martin...

Thailand to acquire Mk 54 lightweight torpedo array kits

Northtrop Grumman has been awarded a USD18.6 million contract to produce Mk 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo array kits for operators of the weapon including Thailand, according to information published by the US Department...

Gepard 3.9 Class Frigates

The Gepard 3.9 class frigates are being built by JSC “Zelenodolsk plant named after A M Gorky” for the Vietnamese Navy. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

KBRwyle wins contract to support US Navy bases in Bahrain

US-based company KBR’s global government service business KBRwyle has secured a base operating support services (BOSS) contract, worth $91m, to support the US Navy in Bahrain. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Overburdened Navy Must Just Say ‘No’: Spencer

PENTAGON: How will the new Navy Secretary get people to understand the fleet is being worked too hard? “Because we’ll start every conversation with 17 dead sailors,” Richard Spencer told reporters this morning in...

Navy Moves NGEN-R Awards To Late 2018

The Navy on Wednesday said it is moving back the award schedule of the Navy and Marine Corps’ next generation information technology (IT) services contract re-compete award to late 2018. The new award schedule...

McCain: Repairs of US warships to cost $600 million

US tax payers will have to pay approximately $600 million for the repairs of two US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a cruiser, senator John McCain said at a Senate Armed Services Committee… [[...

US Navy introducing Xbox controllers on new submarines

In a move envisioned to bring more efficiency at a lower cost, the US Navy will have its sailors use Xbox controllers on future Virginia-class submarines. The video game controllers will be… [[ This...

German WWI submarine found off Belgium

A German World War I submarine has been discovered by researchers in the North Sea, off the coast of West Flanders, Belgium. The U-boat, believed to be a UB-II submarine, is almost intact 30...

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