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Japan draws up plan to bolster defence supply chains

The Japanese Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) is considering the introduction of a range of measures to provide financial support for defence-sector small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ATLA told Jane’s...

Sub State Congressmembers Want 10th Block 5 Virginia

Members of Congress from the states where the new Block V Virginia-class attack submarines will be built support the new contract but emphasized they want to see the optional 10th boat built. On Monday,...

KBR to Install and Modernize Navy’s Shore-Based C4ISR Systems Worldwide

KBR’s (NYSE: KBR) Government Solutions U.S. business has been selected by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) to install shore-based command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems at locations worldwide....

Type 45 power supply upgrade delayed

Work to install a third electrical generator into the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 45 destroyers will now not start until next year. Delays to preparatory work at Portsmouth naval base are blamed for...

Naval Group claims LARS first with MARIN tests

Naval Group claims that subscale testing has proved the rough seas performance of a new unmanned surface vehicle (USV) launch and recovery system (LARS) developed by the company to meet the needs of future...

USV operates with offboard ECM payload in NATO NEMO trial

Thales UK has demonstrated the operation of an offboard electronic countermeasures (ECM) payload from an unmanned surface vessel (USV) testbed as part of a NATO electronic warfare trial. Although self-funded by the company, the...

RoKN retires final Alouette III naval helicopters

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) retired its final three Aérospatiale Alouette III naval helicopters in a ceremony held on 3 December at the southwestern port city of Mokpo. In a statement issued that...

Block V Virginia-class submarine contract awarded

The US Navy (USN) awarded a USD22.2 billion fixed-price incentive fee, multi-year procurement contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) on 2 December to build nine Block V Virginia-class submarines – eight with the...

Navy Awards Block V Virginia-class Submarine Contract

The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a nine-ship — eight with Virginia Payload Module (VPM) — Block V contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) Dec. 2. The contract includes an option for one...

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