US Approves $126 Million Armed Assault Boats Sale to Philippines

July 31, 2020 @ 03:34 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines of Scout, Assault, and Light Support Boats along with armaments and sensors for an estimated cost of $126 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Thursday

Taiwan's Anti-China Drill Suspended after 2 Marines Die, Supervisor Suicide Following Landing...

July 12, 2020 @ 05:45 AM

The Taiwanese military will suspend anti-China drills involving inflatable raiding craft following an incident July 3 in which two marine soldiers died after a craft overturned in waters off Taoziyuan beach. The landing drill was part of preparations for the annual Han Kuang military exercises, which test the capabilities of Taiwans...

Sweden Awards Saab Torpedo 62 Life Extension Deal

July 9, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) on Thursday awarded Saab a contract for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system. “Saab on Thursday received a first order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system,” the company said in a release July...

Turkey's ATMACA Anti-ship Missile Cleared For Forces Entry After Latest Test

July 5, 2020 @ 07:46 AM

Turkey's anti-ship cruise missile, ATMACA has been cleared for forces entry after it struck a sea-based target 200 kms away in its latest long-distance test launch Saturday, head of the Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) Ismail Demir tweeted. “ATMACA flew a long distance this time

Iran Test-fires Naval Khordad Air Defense System

June 22, 2020 @ 10:11 AM

Images of an anti-aircraft missile mounted on a small naval vessel have appeared in Iranian media amidst official claims that Tehran has test-fired a sea-based version of the Khordad air defense system. Iranian news outlets showed images of the missile firing off the coast of Iran on Friday

BAE Systems Scores US Navy Deal for MK 38 MOD 3 Machine

June 19, 2020 @ 06:56 AM

BAE Systems has won a $18.77 million US Navy contract for the production of the MK 38 MOD 3 machine gun system (MGS) and associated spares

Naval Group in 9-member European Consortium to Develop Electromagnetic Railgun

June 13, 2020 @ 08:52 AM

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has selected a nine-member consortium to build an "innovative electromagnetic railgun," as part of the EDA's plan to break free from depending upon the United States for cutting-edge defense technology. The PILUM (Projectiles for Increased Long-range effects Using ElectroMagnetic railgun) consortium was selected a year after the EDA called for applicants to conduct a research project on an electromagnetic rail gun

French Navy Submarine test fires M51 Ballistic Missile

June 12, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

The French Navys ‘Le Téméraire nuclear-powered submarine test fired an M51 submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 12. “The nuclear-powered Le Téméraire successfully fired an M51 strategic ballistic missile off Finistère,” Florence Parly, French Minister of Armed Forces, tweeted Friday

Leonardo to Support Danish Navy’s Guns

June 9, 2020 @ 02:45 PM

Leonardo has signed a twenty-year framework agreement with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) which provides for logistics support and the possible future upgrade of the seventeen 76/62 Super Rapid Gun Mounts which are in-service on the Danish Navys Iver Huitfeldt Class Frigates, Thetis Class Inspection Ships and Knud Rasmussen Class Inspection Ships. The agreement is worth up to a total value of 70 million Euros and can be extended in line with the needs of DALO and future budgets

Saab Tests Lightweight Torpedo from Corvette, Submarine

June 9, 2020 @ 07:56 AM

Saab, together with Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) and Swedish Armed Forces have test fired Saab Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT) from a corvette and a submarine. “The Saab Lightweight Torpedo will provide the Swedish and Finnish Navy with the ability to deter and if necessary destroy hostile underwater and surface threats

Laser Weapon Fired from US Warship Destroys Target Drone

May 23, 2020 @ 04:40 PM

A laser weapon mounted on a US Navy warship (USS Portland) shot down a target drone during in the first at-sea test of the Navys high-energy laser weapon system. The test termed successful, took place off Pearl Harbor on May 16, U