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October 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

U.S. Navy harvests decommissioned Frigates weapon systems for U.S. Coast Guard use

U.S. Navy harvests decommissioned Frigates weapon systems for U.S. Coast Guard use
 
Engineers at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division are harvesting weapon system components from decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates (FFGs) for re-use on Coast Guard cutters.
Engineers at Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division are harvesting weapon system components from decommissioned U.S. Navy frigates (FFGs) for re-use on Coast Guard cutters.
 

US Navy commissions USS North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine

US Navy commissions USS North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine
 
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784), during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. USS North Dakota is the first of eight new Virginia Class Block III ships.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784), during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. USS North Dakota is the first of eight new Virginia Class Block III ships.
 

Kongsberg showcased a Vertical Launch Joint Strike Missile (VL JSM) during AUSA 2014

Kongsberg showcased a Vertical Launch Joint Strike Missile (VL JSM) during AUSA 2014
 
AUSA 2014 (Association of the US Army) may be an army event (which our affiliate website Army Recognition was covering) an eminently naval product was showcased, from our knowledge for the first time, at the Kongsberg booth: A vertical launch version of the Norwegian company's anti-ship missile.
AUSA 2014 (Association of the US Army) may be an army event (which our affiliate website Army Recognition was covering) an eminently naval product was showcased, from our knowledge for the first time, at the Kongsberg booth: A vertical launch version of the Norwegian company's anti-ship missile.
 

Northrop Grumman's MQ-8C Fire Scout Prepares for Shipboard Testing

Northrop Grumman's MQ-8C Fire Scout Prepares for Shipboard Testing
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. MQ-8C Fire Scout has been undergoing rigorous flight testing and validation, which will culminate in the actual takeoff and landing on the deck of a Navy vessel at-sea. The MQ-8C is the company's latest variant of its successful Fire Scout unmanned aerial system, which performs intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the U.S. Navy.
Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. MQ-8C Fire Scout has been undergoing rigorous flight testing and validation, which will culminate in the actual takeoff and landing on the deck of a Navy vessel at-sea. The MQ-8C is the company's latest variant of its successful Fire Scout unmanned aerial system, which performs intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the U.S. Navy.
 

Raytheon SM-6s Missiles intercept targets in 'engage on remote' tests

Raytheon SM-6s Missiles intercept targets in 'engage on remote' tests
 
During the U.S. Navy's Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of 'engage on remote' scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars 'seeing' the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis ship in the area—the USS Sampson (DDG 102).
During the U.S. Navy's Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of 'engage on remote' scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars 'seeing' the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis ship in the area—the USS Sampson (DDG 102).
 

The Royal Thai Navy acquires five EC645 T2 maritime configuration from Airbus Helicopters

The Royal Thai Navy acquires five EC645 T2 maritime configuration from Airbus Helicopters
 
The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of the mission-ready Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC645 T2 rotorcraft. Royal Thai Air Force also signed for two EC725 helicopters. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016.
The airborne capabilities of Thailand’s navy will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of the mission-ready Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC645 T2 rotorcraft. Royal Thai Air Force also signed for two EC725 helicopters. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016.
 

BAE Systems signs $50 million contract for Nulka anti-ship missile defence systems

BAE Systems signs $50 million contract for Nulka anti-ship missile defence systems
 
BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy. Valued at approximately $50 million, the latest follow-on order will involve making decoy rounds for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, bringing the total number of rounds supplied by BAE Systems to more than 1,400.
BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy. Valued at approximately $50 million, the latest follow-on order will involve making decoy rounds for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, bringing the total number of rounds supplied by BAE Systems to more than 1,400.
 

Official Statement: Swedish Armed Forces Detects "Probable Underwater Activities"

Official Statement: Swedish Armed Forces Detects "Probable Underwater Activities"
 
The intelligence operation that has now been underway for approximately four days in Stockholm archipelago is based on several credible observations. Over the past few days, observations have been made in more than three locations. The Swedish Armed Forces deems all of them to be very credible.
The intelligence operation that has now been underway for approximately four days in Stockholm archipelago is based on several credible observations. Over the past few days, observations have been made in more than three locations. The Swedish Armed Forces deems all of them to be very credible.
 

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches Future USS Detroit Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 7)

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches Future USS Detroit Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 7)
 
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard. The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just prior to the launch.
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard. The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just prior to the launch.
 

Second Northrop Grumman-Built MQ-4C Triton UAS Completes First Flight

Second Northrop Grumman-Built MQ-4C Triton UAS Completes First Flight
 
The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the 6.7-hour flight Oct. 15. The flight is a critical first step in preparing the aircraft to fly to a Navy facility in Maryland later this month.
The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the 6.7-hour flight Oct. 15. The flight is a critical first step in preparing the aircraft to fly to a Navy facility in Maryland later this month.
 

USS Coronado (LCS 4) Conducts Dynamic Interface Testing with MQ-8B Fire Scout

USS Coronado (LCS 4) Conducts Dynamic Interface Testing with MQ-8B Fire Scout
 
Sailors aboard Freedom type Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) NAVSEA announced Oct. 16.
Sailors aboard Freedom type Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) NAVSEA announced Oct. 16.
 

U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft achieves Initial Operational Capability

U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft achieves Initial Operational Capability
 
The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing announced Oct. 16 that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, achieved Initial Operational Capability Oct. 10. IOC signifies that the first operational squadron, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, is manned, trained, equipped and ready to start deployment preparation with E-2D aircraft.
The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing announced Oct. 16 that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, achieved Initial Operational Capability Oct. 10. IOC signifies that the first operational squadron, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, is manned, trained, equipped and ready to start deployment preparation with E-2D aircraft.
 

Boeing Delivers 18th Production P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft to U.S. Navy

Boeing Delivers 18th Production P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft to U.S. Navy
 
aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule October 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and was Boeing’s fifth delivery this year.
Boeing delivered the 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule October 14, where it joined other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., and was Boeing’s fifth delivery this year.
 

ST Marine celebrates the naming of Royal Navy of Oman first Patrol Vessel "Al Seeb"

ST Marine celebrates the naming of Royal Navy of Oman first Patrol Vessel "Al Seeb"
 
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the naming ceremony today for the first Patrol Vessel (PV) built for Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). The Guest-of-Honour was His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harub Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the naming ceremony today for the first Patrol Vessel (PV) built for Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). The Guest-of-Honour was His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harub Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.
 

BAE Systems starts construction of future Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels

BAE Systems starts construction of future Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels
 
Production of the UK Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) has started Friday, October 10, with the first steel cut at BAE Systems in Glasgow. Bernard Gray, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Chief of Defence Material, formally started construction by operating the plasma steel cutting machine that began shaping the steel for the first of three new ships to be built at the company’s facility in Govan.
Production of the UK Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) has started Friday, October 10, with the first steel cut at BAE Systems in Glasgow. Bernard Gray, the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Chief of Defence Material, formally started construction by operating the plasma steel cutting machine that began shaping the steel for the first of three new ships to be built at the company’s facility in Govan.
 

Amphibious Assault Ship USS America (LHA 6) Commissioned into U.S. Navy

Amphibious Assault Ship USS America (LHA 6) Commissioned into U.S. Navy
 
USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11. More than 8,000 friends, family members and invited guests gathered in front of the ship to witness its introduction to the U.S. Navy fleet.
USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 11. More than 8,000 friends, family members and invited guests gathered in front of the ship to witness its introduction to the U.S. Navy fleet.
 

Fincantieri launched the third Type 212 submarine for Italian Navy S-528 “Pietro Venuti”

Fincantieri launched the third Type 212 submarine for Italian Navy S-528 “Pietro Venuti”
 
Yesterday, in the presence of Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) hosted the launching ceremony for the “Pietro Venuti” submarine, the third unit of the four U212A “Todaro” class twin units ordered to Fincantieri by the Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM for the Italian Navy.
Yesterday, in the presence of Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti, the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) hosted the launching ceremony for the “Pietro Venuti” submarine, the third unit of the four U212A “Todaro” class twin units ordered to Fincantieri by the Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM for the Italian Navy.
 

Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean Receives Combat System Upgrade by BAE Systems

Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean Receives Combat System Upgrade by BAE Systems
 
HMS OCEAN has become the first Royal Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative hardware solution that can host software from multiple technology providers on a single system.
HMS OCEAN has become the first Royal Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative hardware solution that can host software from multiple technology providers on a single system.
 

Sagem and Thales to provide Optronic and Sonar Systems for future ROK Navy KSS-III Submarine

Sagem and Thales to provide Optronic and Sonar Systems for future ROK Navy KSS-III Submarine
 
Navy Recognition learned from two separate sources who wished to remain anonymous that French defense companies Sagem and Thales would have been selected to provide sensor systems for South Korea’s Jangbogo III heavy diesel-electric submarine programme (KSS-III).
Navy Recognition learned from two separate sources who wished to remain anonymous that French defense companies Sagem and Thales would have been selected to provide sensor systems for South Korea’s Jangbogo III heavy diesel-electric submarine programme (KSS-III).
 

French Navy Cassard class Anti Aircraft Frigate Jean Bart deployed to provide air control over Iraq

French Navy Cassard class Anti Aircraft Frigate Jean Bart deployed to provide air control over Iraq
 
The French Navy announced yesterday that the Cassard class Anti-Aircraft Frigate Jean Bart (D615) set sail from Toulon naval base for a deployement in the Persian Gulf. The Frigate will provide air control for coalition aircraft conduction missions over Iraq against ISIL.
The French Navy announced yesterday that the Cassard class Anti-Aircraft Frigate Jean Bart (D615) set sail from Toulon naval base for a deployement in the Persian Gulf. The Frigate will provide air control for coalition aircraft conduction missions over Iraq against ISIL.
 

Russian Navy Borey-class SSBN Vladimir Monomakh Completes Acoustic Testing at Sea

Russian Navy Borey-class SSBN Vladimir Monomakh Completes Acoustic Testing at Sea
 
Sevmash shipyard announced that Russia's third Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has finished a comprehensive state trials program in preparation for commissioning with the Navy.
Sevmash shipyard announced that Russia's third Borey-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, has finished a comprehensive state trials program in preparation for commissioning with the Navy.
 

First Type 214 SSK built in Greece, S-121 "Pipinos" was launched for Hellenic Navy

First Type 214 SSK built in Greece, S-121 "Pipinos" was launched for Hellenic Navy
 
The second of a total of four Type-214 submarine (the first of the class built in Greece) S-121 "Pipinos" was launched at Hellenic Shipyard in Skaramanga, Attica. The launching and naming ceremony of the submarine was held in presence of the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos and several Hellenic Navy officers.
The second of a total of four Type-214 submarine (the first of the class built in Greece) S-121 "Pipinos" was launched at Hellenic Shipyard in Skaramanga, Attica. The launching and naming ceremony of the submarine was held in presence of the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the Minister of National Defence Dimitris Avramopoulos and several Hellenic Navy officers.
 

Airbus Defense and Space Inc. Delivers 18th HC-144A Aircraft to US Coast Guard

Airbus Defense and Space Inc. Delivers 18th HC-144A Aircraft to US Coast Guard
 
Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. has delivered the 17th HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Ocean Sentry is based on the Airbus CN235 tactical airlifter with more than 235 currently in operation by 29 countries. This is the last HC-144A’s planned for delivery this year.
Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. has delivered the 17th HC-144A Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Ocean Sentry is based on the Airbus CN235 tactical airlifter with more than 235 currently in operation by 29 countries. This is the last HC-144A’s planned for delivery this year.
 

The French procurement agency takes delivery of its 1st retrofitted Rafale M from Dassault Aviation

The French procurement agency takes delivery of its 1st retrofitted Rafale M from Dassault Aviation
 
On Friday, 3 October, the Dassault Aviation plant in Mérignac (France) delivered to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) the Rafale M10, the first of a tranche of ten retrofitted Rafale “Marine” (Navy) aircraft. These ten Rafale aircraft (M1 to M10) were produced from the late 1990s to replace the F-8 Crusaders aircraft that provided air defense for the French navy since 1964. As this replacement could not wait for the service entry of the versatile F2 and F3 standards, the ten Rafale Marine were provided with a so-called basic F1 standard, limited to superiority and air defense missions only.
On Friday, 3 October, the Dassault Aviation plant in Mérignac (France) delivered to the French defense procurement agency (DGA) the Rafale M10, the first of a tranche of ten retrofitted Rafale “Marine” (Navy) aircraft. These ten Rafale aircraft (M1 to M10) were produced from the late 1990s to replace the F-8 Crusaders aircraft that provided air defense for the French navy since 1964. As this replacement could not wait for the service entry of the versatile F2 and F3 standards, the ten Rafale Marine were provided with a so-called basic F1 standard, limited to superiority and air defense missions only.
 

The Future Is Now: U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries

The Future Is Now: U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries
 
As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels.
As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels.
 

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force DDH183 Izumo Helicopter Destroyer Started Sea Trials

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force DDH183 Izumo Helicopter Destroyer Started Sea Trials
 
A video from Japan emmerged showing the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) future helicopter carrier DDH138 Izumo first shakedown cruise at Uraga Channel (Tokyo Bay). Izumo will become the flagship of the JMSDF fleet and is the largest warship built by Japan since World War II. The 248-meter-long and 19,500-ton helicopter carrier was unveiled for the first time in August 2013 in Yokohama and is set to be commissioned into service in 2015.
A video from Japan emmerged showing the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) future helicopter carrier DDH138 Izumo first shakedown cruise at Uraga Channel (Tokyo Bay). Izumo will become the flagship of the JMSDF fleet and is the largest warship built by Japan since World War II. The 248-meter-long and 19,500-ton helicopter carrier was unveiled for the first time in August 2013 in Yokohama and is set to be commissioned into service in 2015.
 

New Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre to Focus on Operation-enhancing Capabilities for Royal Canadian Navy

New Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre Focuses on enhancing Capabilities for RCN
 
General Dynamics Canada announced the opening of the 17th EDGE facility in the EDGE® Innovation Network. The new Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will become a vital resource that brings Canada’s top naval technology suppliers together with academia and government to develop leading-edge, operation-enhancing capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy and ally naval fleets around the world as they look to reestablish critical capability in the face of new threats.
General Dynamics Canada announced the opening of the 17th EDGE facility in the EDGE® Innovation Network. The new Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will become a vital resource that brings Canada’s top naval technology suppliers together with academia and government to develop leading-edge, operation-enhancing capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy and ally naval fleets around the world as they look to reestablish critical capability in the face of new threats.
 

Northrop Grumman Advances Unmanned Systems Capabilities for Maritime Missions

Northrop Grumman Advances Unmanned Systems Capabilities for Maritime Missions
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer challenges.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is developing new, advanced unmanned systems to support the Department of Defense's capability to deploy global persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities in a faster and more cost-effective way. The next-generation Tactical Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program is one example of several in progress focused on addressing various customer challenges.
 

Austal Launched the Future Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)

Austal Launched the Future Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)
 
On September 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV 5) - the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) launched by Austal in 2014. This 103-meter high-speed catamaran represents the U.S. Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform. It is part of a 10-ship program worth over US$1.6 billion.
On September 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV 5) - the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) launched by Austal in 2014. This 103-meter high-speed catamaran represents the U.S. Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform. It is part of a 10-ship program worth over US$1.6 billion.
 

BAE Systems signs contract with Royal Australian Navy for Nulka anti-ship missile defence systems

BAE Systems signs contract with Royal Australian Navy for Nulka anti-ship missile defence systems
 
BAE Systems has signed a A$28 million contract with the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Program Office for SEA 1397 Phase 5B, the upgrade of the Nulka launch sub-system.
BAE Systems has signed a A$28 million contract with the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Program Office for SEA 1397 Phase 5B, the upgrade of the Nulka launch sub-system.
 

U.S. Navy Integrates Naval Guns with Unmanned Vehicles for New Surface Warfare Capability

U.S. Navy Integrates Naval Guns with Unmanned Vehicles for New Surface Warfare Capability
 
U.S. Navy engineers used technologies supporting the science of integration to guide live gun fire onto distant targets, demonstrating a new integrated surface warfare capability in a maritime environment, Sept. 29. Military and civilian leaders observed as unmanned surface and air vehicles - integrated with naval guns and the Aegis combat system - relayed targeting data to operators engaging fictitious threats on the Potomac River Test Range.
U.S. Navy engineers used technologies supporting the science of integration to guide live gun fire onto distant targets, demonstrating a new integrated surface warfare capability in a maritime environment, Sept. 29. Military and civilian leaders observed as unmanned surface and air vehicles - integrated with naval guns and the Aegis combat system - relayed targeting data to operators engaging fictitious threats on the Potomac River Test Range.
 

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