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UK multinational drill Joint Warrior starting next week

The UK-hosted multinational, tri-service exercise Joint Warrior is starting next week with warships and personnel already en route to the Scottish Coasts. The exercise will be attended by 16 nations… [[ This is a...

Austal finalizes deal for Timor Leste PPB pair

Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million… [[ This is a content...

USS Harry S. Truman arrives in Europe

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations April 18 as part of their deployment to Europe and Africa....

BAE Systems picks Future Frigate steel suppliers

BAE Systems Australia will partner separately with each of BlueScope and Liberty OneSteel for the supply of more than 48,000 tons of Australian steel, should the company be selected to build nine… [[ This...

Helsinki hosts USS Porter

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Helsinki, Finland, on April 18 for a scheduled port visit. The visit is aimed at enhancing US-Finland… [[ This is a...

Dynetics chosen to take Gremlins to Phase 3

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has downselected Dynetics, Inc. to progress with Phase 3 of its Gremlins ‘aircraft carrier in the sky’ programme, it was announced on 18 April. The Dynetics-led...

Raytheon to help US Navy develop Barracuda mine neutralizer

Portsmouth-based Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Textron Starts At-Sea Testing For First Ship-to-Shore Connector

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Textron’s [TXT] Maritime and Land Systems’ Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) hovercraft started its first at-sea on-water testing, company officials told Defense Daily during the annual Sea Air Space Expo last week....

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