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UK companies develop thermal metal coating for QE-class carriers
British companies have developed a new thermal metal coating for use on the flight deck of the UK Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) aircraft carriers.
CMRE contributes to Trident Juncture training offshore Spain
The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is contributing to Trident Juncture training objectives and conducting scientific experiments in the vicinity of the...
Insitu launches ScanEagle 2 UAV at Euronaval 2014
Insitu has launched the next-generation variant of its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the on-going Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, France.
US and Japan join forces for China spy sub
The Japanese and American militaries are to collaborate on an unmanned submarine to monitor China’s undersea fleet. The Defense Ministry and the US Navy are to design an...
New vessels delivered as Bahamas upgrades fleet
The first two vessels have been commissioned into service by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), as part of a B$232 million fleet renewal programme.
Navy stuck with Harpoon hole
The Royal Navy could be without a heavyweight surface-to-surface guided weapon following the earlier-than-expected withdrawal of the Harpoon.The Ministry of Defence has disclosed that...
UK and France to jointly develop £500 million anti-ship missile
The UK Ministry of Defence and the French Government have signed a deal worth £500 million to jointly develop a helicopter-borne anti-ship missile.
Northrop Grumman to improve combat systems trainers for US Navy
Northrop Grumman has been selected by the US Navy to develop and improve combat systems trainers aimed at increasing affordability, usability and fidelity during training for...
Indian MoD seeks to extend aircraft carrier warranty period
The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed a proposal with Russia to double the warranty period for maintenance of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, from 20 to...
Russia starts construction of naval facilities for Mistral-class warships
Russia has started construction of naval facilities at an existing naval base on the shore of the Uliss Bay, near Vladivostok, to host Mistral-class helicopter carriers.
Tampa Yacht Manufacturing testing 50ft fast attack craft
The seasoned advanced composites builders at Tampa Yacht Manufacturing / Tampa Defence UK, are in the midst of sea trialing their prototype 50 Force Protection Craft / Fast Attack Craft.
Raytheon demonstrates new JSOW C-1 version’s networked capability
Raytheon has successfully demonstrated the capability of the newest version of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1, as part of the US Navy's Trident Warrior 2013 demonstration programme.
US Navy deploys MK18 Kingfish UUV
The US Navy has deployed its first MK18 Mod 2 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) following the completion of more than 30 manoeuvres off the Gulf of Mexico.
US Navy EMALS programme enters phase two aircraft compatibility testing
The US Navy has successfully launched a Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft using electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS), as part of aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) phase two.
Fifteen European firms express interest in Polish naval vessels tenders
The Polish Ministry of Defence (MOD) has received applications from 15 European companies for participation in a technical dialogue on its planned coastal defence vessels and...
BAE develops OBT for UK Navy’s Type 45 destroyers
BAE Systems has designed and developed a new onboard trainer (OBT) for the UK Royal Navy's Daring-class Type-45 anti-air warfare destroyers to provide enhanced training for crew prior...