August 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Raytheon Company and the US Navy completed the first system-level tests of SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, VA. In the first test the radar searched for, detected, identified and tracked numerous targets – including commercial aircraft. In a second exercise, the maturity of EASR integration enabled the radar to track multiple targets continuously for several hours during a test event involving another system.

On July 17th, 2019, the naming and launching ceremony for the DDG HAGURO was held at Yokohama Shipyard Isogo Works, Japan Marine United Corp. The JS Haguro (DDG-180) is a Maya-class guided-missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Haguro was named for Mount Haguro.

Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan hosted Norwegian State Secretary Tone Skogen to discuss NATO and the UK’s role in the North Atlantic. The UK is investing £3 billion in nine new Boeing Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, with Norway committing to a further five. The aircraft are sophisticated submarine-hunters designed to scout complex undersea threats.

JFD, underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced its acquisition of all the assets, IP and designs rights of Ortega Submersibles BV, the Netherlands-based submersible boat designer and manufacturer.

The sensor solutions provider Hensoldt will equip the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel “Svalbard” with the latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF (Identification friend or foe) System. This is already the second upgrade contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency as Hensoldt is already under contract to equip the three new Arctic Coast Guard Vessels in the P6615 Program with the upgraded radar and IFF system.

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