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Head of Saab Kockums departing

Gunnar Wieslander, the head of Saab’s Kockums naval business area for the past four years, is leaving the Swedish defence company. With Kockums entering “a significant production phase”, Wieslander and Micael Johansson, Saab’s president...

Fincantieri, Qatar to jointly study naval technology

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the Qatari Ministry of Defence have agreed to jointly study and evaluate new technologies that could lead to the acquisition of new vessels. The topics they will examine include naval...

First HSI32 fast interceptors arrive at Saudi naval base

The first two HSI32 high-speed interceptors have arrived at Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ (RSNF’s) Ras Mishab base in the Gulf, the Saudi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 23 January. It was announced in...

French Navy pilots complete Dauphin N3 conversion training

The first full-scale conversion course of five French Navy helicopter pilots graduated on 17 January at Lanvéoc-Poulmic Air Base in a ceremony that confirms that the fleet of four leased Airbus Helicopters Dauphin N3s...

Russia to build five more auxiliary tankers

Five more replenishment tankers are to be built for the Russian Navy to support warships on long-range missions. The announcement by Sergey Epifanov, Chief of the Auxiliary Fleet Service in the Russia Ministry of...

US defence business boosts Teledyne sales

Strong US defence activity helped lift net sales at Teledyne Technologies to a record high of USD834.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, an 11.5% increase from a year earlier, according to the...

US defence business boosts Teledyne sales

Strong US defence activity helped lift net sales at Teledyne Technologies to a record high of USD834.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, an 11.5% increase from a year earlier, according to the...

Carriers Gradually Getting Unmanned Aviation Centers

A Navy official said it is gradually installing Unmanned Aviation Warfare Centers (UAWCs) on aircraft carriers as they go through maintenance and overhaul periods. Speaking during the annual Surface Navy Association symposium last week,...

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