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US Navy to Upgrade 25-year Old USS Boxer to Operate F-35B Jets...

April 4, 2020 @ 03:49 PM

The US Navys 25-year old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will be able to support and operate the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on-board after its upgrade by BAE Systems in 2021. Starting June this year, BAE Systems will drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work...

S Korea Develops Stealth Submarine Detection System

April 2, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has revealed a port surveillance system that improves detection of quiet submarines and other stealthy underwater moving objects. The advanced maritime surveillance system was developed at a cost of 130 billio- won ($106

US Navy to Quarantine Aircraft Carrier Sailors after Captain’s Scathing Letter

April 1, 2020 @ 01:14 PM

The US Pacific Fleet is preparing shore quarantine for sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier after a scathing letter from its captain exposed the situation on the mighty ship carrying some 5000 sailors, 23 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The US Navy is working with the...

Venezuelan Maritime Patrol Boat Sinks After Collision With Portuguese Cruise Ship

April 1, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat deployed to conduct maritime patrol sank in the Caribbean Sea after it collided with a Portuguese cruise ship, on Monday. The “Resolute” cruise ship bearing a Portuguese flag crashed into the Navys “Naiguatá GC-23” patrol boat with 44 onboard just north of La Tortuga islands within...

USS Roosevelt to Test Sailors for Coronavirus in Guam

March 27, 2020 @ 01:33 PM

The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier is heading for a possible quarantine into Guam following the positive testing for COVID-19 virus of three sailors and possible infections of dozens more. According to the US media, the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the warship, that had 5,000 personnel on board,...

Kongsberg Competes Sale of Underwater Tech Firm, Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls

March 26, 2020 @ 05:34 PM

Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), has completed the sale of its US based underwater technology company Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). In a press release on 4 February 2020, KONGSBERG had announced that KM had entered into an agreement with HII on the sale of the wholly-owned subsidiary Hydroid, Inc

New Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford's Flight Deck Certified for Aircraft Ops

March 26, 2020 @ 05:39 AM

The US Navy has announced that the first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed flight-deck and carrier air-traffic control center certifications on March 20

Damen Tests Combat Systems on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA Frigate

March 19, 2020 @ 06:21 AM

Damen Shipyards has completed installation and testing of combat systems on Indonesias second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). “Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defences SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332),” the company said in a

US Navy Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black Completes Acceptance Trials

March 18, 2020 @ 11:30 AM

The US Navys USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has completed acceptance trials after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico

Naval Group Awards Contracts for Australian Attack Submarine's Critical Equipment Studies and...

March 13, 2020 @ 01:57 PM

Naval group has awarded PMB Defence based in Australia's Adelaide city and Greek firm Sunlight contracts to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities Main Storage Batteries which act as a power source for engines and other equipment on-board Australia's new Attack Class submarines. "PMB Defence, based in Adelaide and Sunlight, based in Greece have been contracted to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities for the Main Storage Batteries

Lockheed to Test HELIOS Laser Weapon in 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 07:06 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted Critical Design Review (CDR) for HELIOS laser weapon system built for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, tests of which are scheduled to take place later this year. This takes the program an inch closer towards its integration with the destroyers, expected to take place in 2021

Naval Group, Nexter to Upgrade French Navy’s Narwhal Remote Weapon Systems

March 11, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded Naval Group and Nexter a contract to modernize Narwhal 20B 20mm remote weapon stations (RWS) fitted aboard all French Navy surface vessels. “With Nexter Group, Naval Group will modernize the NARWHAL remote weapon stations fitted aboard all French Navy (Marine Nationale) surface vessels,” the Naval Group