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Ultra Secures UK Sonobuoy Test Facility Contract

September 23, 2020 @ 07:04 AM

Ultra announced today that it has secured a contract from QinetiQ to support them in replacing the entire Sonobuoy Test Facility (STF) system at the British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre, MOD BUTEC. This work includes replacing the Software Defined Sonobuoy Receivers (SDSRs), the Command function transmitters as well as a...

US Navy Test-fires Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missile near Guam

September 22, 2020 @ 05:05 AM

The US Navy conducted a Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile (TLAM) strike scenario targeting the Farallon de Medinilla range, located on an uninhabited 200-acre island off the coast of Guam on September 20. Launched from USS Antietam (CG 54) the TLAM test strike was a part of Valliant Shield 2020, a...

Germany Procures RBS15 Anti-Ship Missiles from Saab

September 14, 2020 @ 05:09 AM

Germanys Diehl Defence has placed a $194 million order for Saab RBS15 anti-ship missiles. This order is part of a framework agreement between Saab and Diehl Defence, which offers the possibility for additional procurement in the future, where Saabs share is up to approximately 1

Ukraine to Form 3 Teams of Neptune Missile Launchers

September 2, 2020 @ 01:08 PM

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence announced today that it will set up three naval teams to handle Neptune coastal missile system in 2021. “Next year, the Ukrainian Navy will form three divisions of the RK-360MC ground-based cruise missile coastal complex

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 armed forces in repelling a potential invasion by China

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 9

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

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