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Kongsberg To Test Naval Strike Missile From Littoral Combat Ship

September 17, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (Kongsberg) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire Kongsbergs Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program. The firing was requested by the US Navy to demonstrate the capability to engage a surface target at...

US Navy Gets Future USNS Fall River JHVS

September 17, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

The US Navy accepted delivery of Joint High Speed Vessel, the future USNS Fall River from the Austal USA shipbuilder. The delivery marks a major milestone, the official transfer of the vessel from the shipbuilder to the Navy

EU Sanctions Against Rostec Could Delay Several Defence Projects

September 16, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

The European Unions decision to impose sanctions against Russias Rostec will likely impact the number of projects its currently involved in with European defense firms. On-going projects include a venture with French company Turbomeca, which is part of the Safran group, for delivery of Ardiden 3G engines

US Navy Wants Japans Retired MH-53E Sea Dragons Fleet

September 16, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

The US Navy is in negotiations with Japan to acquire its retired fleet of MH-53E Sea Dragons, according to reports. The Navy wants to harvest the old helicopters for parts to help keep its own Sea Dragons flying until 2025, the Virginian-Pilot said in a report

Mistral-Class Ship Meant For Russia Set To Begin Sea Trials

September 15, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests, according to Ria Novosti. The testing marks the ship goes to sea since its arrival to Saint-Nazaire in June

General Dynamics Electric Boat Wins $1.5 Billion Submarine Support Contract

September 12, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. $200 million contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines, according to an official statement from the company

Assembly Of Britain’s New Aircraft Carrier Begins In Scotland

September 12, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

The largest hull sections of Britain's second of two new aircraft carriers have been docked in Scotland, marking the beginning of the ship's assembly, according to UPI News. According to the report, the two hull sections -- one weighing about 6,700 tons and one weighing at nearly 9,000 tons -- were built by BAE Systems at company facilities in Portsmouth, England, and Glasgow, Scotland and are now in dry dock at Rosyth

Israeli Navy Gets Fourth Dolphin Submarine

September 9, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

The new INS Tanin submarine, built in Germany, has joined the Israeli Navy, the Israel Defense Forces announced today.Israels powerful INS Tanin (Crocodile) submarine is on its way from Germany to the port of Haifa

Is France Moving to Cancel Mistral Deal with Russia?

September 4, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

France could cancel a deal to supply a $1.6 billion helicopter carrier, ‘Mistral to Russia

Russia Offers to Upgrade India's Kilo Class Submarines

September 3, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Russia has offered to upgrade Indias Kilo class submarines soon after the Indian MoD cleared a midlife upgrade proposal for the Russian origin subs. The Defense Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley recently cleared a whole host of proposals including a midlife upgrade of six submarines worth $2

Ecuadorian Coastguard To Get Two New Patrol Boats

August 22, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Damen has recently signed a contract with Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPas 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damens method of ‘building on site

Rosoboronexport Supplied Weapons Worth $5.1 billion In First-Half Of 2014

August 12, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Rosboronexport, Russias main weapons exporter supplied approximately $5.1 billion worth of military goods in the first half of 2014, according to Director General Anatoly Isaykin

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