US Navy okays prototype design of next-gen F/A-18 electronic warfare system
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by Fatima Bahtić
2d ago
The US Navy has approved prototype design plans for L3Harris electronic warfare systems designed for F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft. L3Harris As informed, the company recently conducted a preliminary design review (PDR) for the ADVEW system prototype, designed to provide F/A-18 jets with modern countermeasures. The system is expected to enable the aircraft’s mission in an environment where threats and adversaries are becoming more sophisticated. Now, the next phase of the project includes Prototype System Integration Lab Testing which will happen this summer. This PDR latest milestone ..read more
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EDA launches new phase of next-generation minesweeping project
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by Fatima Bahtić
4d ago
The European Defense Agency (EDA) has launched the third phase of its Modular Lightweight Minesweeping Next Generation (MLM-NG) project.  European Defence Agency (EDA) As disclosed, the main objective is to further raise the technology readiness level (TRL) of relevant systems and to demonstrate the use of modular lightweight minesweeping in an operational setting, building upon the developments within the first (2011-2014) and second (2018-2021) phases. This third phase, which has a budget of around €9.2 million, brings together six member states: Belgium, Germany, France, Finland, and P ..read more
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GA-ASI and Lockheed Martin team up on MQ-9B SeaGuardian UAS
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by Fatima Bahtić
5d ago
Defense companies General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and Lockheed Martin have decided to collaborate on the MQ-9B SeaGuardian unmanned aircraft system (UAS). General Atomics Aeronautical Systems As informed, the partners aim to provide net-enabled weapons (NEW) capability for GA-ASI’s UAS. The addition of NEW capability for SeaGuardian is expected to bolster the intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capability for the aircraft. The NEW technology provides expanded sensor targeting applications for the precision targeting of long-range weapons. GA-ASI’s ..read more
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Kongsberg inks development contract for supersonic strike missile
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by Fatima Bahtić
6d ago
Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) for the initial development phase of the new German-Norwegian missile system supersonic strike missile (3SM). Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace As informed, the supersonic strike missile is the next-generation missile system, set to be deployed on future vessels from 2035. Kongsberg and Norway have earlier collaborated on the development of advanced missile systems. The new system is expected to help maintain and further develop existing knowledge of missile technology. T ..read more
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Construction begins on Canada’s River-class destroyers
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by Fatima Bahtić
1w ago
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has started the construction activities for its new fleet of Canadian surface combatants (CSC), River-class destroyers. Canadian Navy According to the RCN, CSC project is the largest and most complex shipbuilding initiative in Canada since the Second World War and represents a historic investment into the recapitalization of the RCN’s surface fleet. This content is available after accepting the cookies. Change cookie-settings View on Youtube. This project will equip the RCN with new warships to bolster Canada’s naval capabilities at home, and abroa ..read more
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Shield AI wins $198M deal to provide US Coast Guard with UAS services
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by Fatima Bahtić
1w ago
Defense technology company Shield AI has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide contractor owned contractor operated (COCO) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services. Shield AI As informed, the services will be implemented using the V-BAT unmanned aircraft system (UAS).  The V-BAT series aircraft is the only operationally deployed single-engine ducted fan vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) UAS that can launch and recover from a hover and fly on wing in horizontal flight.  Its design and controls allow it to take off & land in high w ..read more
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Third mine countermeasure vessel of Belgian-Dutch rMCM program launched
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by Fatima Bahtić
1w ago
The launching ceremony of Tournai, the third of the twelve mine countermeasure vessels in the Belgian-Dutch rMCM program, intended for the Belgian Navy, took place on July 2, 2024, in Concarneau. Naval Group The launching was carried out by Kership, the program’s industrial prime contractor, on behalf of Naval Group, the overall prime contractor. Tournai, third ship in the program and the second for the Belgian Navy, will be delivered to Belgium in 2026. The first ship in the series, Oostende, destined for the Belgian Navy, was launched on March 29, 2023, and the second, Vlissingen, destined f ..read more
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Sweden orders ten combat boats from Saab
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by Fatima Bahtić
1w ago
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for ten combat boats. Saab As informed, the contract begins in 2024 and deliveries will be made continuously over the coming years. The order value is approximately SEK 400 million ($37.5 million). According to Saab, the boats are based on the CB90 next generation design. They will be manufactured by Saab’s shipyard in Docksta. “Combat boats are advanced platforms that can be used for many different types of missions. We are proud that Saab’s naval capabilities continue to contribute ..read more
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Fincantieri to build fourth U212NFS submarine for Italian Navy
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by Fatima Bahtić
1w ago
The international organization for joint armament cooperation OCCAR has exercised an option for the fourth new-generation submarine related to the U212NFS program for the Italian Navy, which was assigned to Fincantieri.  Fincantieri The signing took place at the Muggiano shipyard, where the start of works on the third Near Future Submarine (NFS) submarine under construction for the Italian Navy was also celebrated with a steel-cutting ceremony. The contract has a total value of approximately €500 million, including the related integrated logistic support ..read more
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Naval Group delivers UAE’s second Gowind corvette
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by Fatima Bahtić
2w ago
The delivery ceremony of the Gowind corvette Al Emarat, ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Naval Group, took place on June 27, 2024, in Lorient. Naval Group Al Emarat is the second Gowind corvette ordered by the UAE to Naval Group in 2019. Built in Lorient and launched in May 2022, the ship started its sea trials in October 2023, at the time when the first corvette, Bani Yas, was delivered. The Al Emarat crew will continue in France its operational ship training provided as part of the service solutions offered by Naval Group. Naval Group The vessel will begin its transit to the ..read more
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