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  • US destroyer uses combat system virtual twin in first live-fire test

    zoomUSS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) fires an SM-2 missile during a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia, March 25, 2019. The AEGIS Virtual Twin controlled the missile to successfully intercept an inbound target. Photo: US Navy US destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) tested the new AEGIS Virtual…

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  • Lockheed gets $20m for US Navy AN/BLQ-10 electronic warfare systems

    zoomIllustration. Photo: US Navy The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $20 million contract for engineering and technical services for the AN/BLQ-10 Electronic Warfare System Technology Insertion (TI)-20, TI-22 and TI-24. The AN/BLQ-10 system includes extensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and non-developmental item hardware and software that is cost-effective to…

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    IDEF’19 30/04/2019 – 03/05/2019 Hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2019 read more > UNMANNED MARITIME SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 08/05/2019 – 09/05/2019 Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and…

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    IDEF’19 30/04/2019 – 03/05/2019 Hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2019 read more > UNMANNED MARITIME SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 08/05/2019 – 09/05/2019 Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and…

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  • Royal Navy seeking proposals for autonomous XLUUV development

    The UK defense ministry is seeking proposals for the development of an autonomous version of an existing extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUUV). The development would be part of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) multi-year themed competition which will seek to develop a platform to understand the potential capabilities…

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  • Northrop to help DARPA use undersea organisms for underwater sensing

    zoomPhoto: DARPA The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technology Office has partnered with Northrop Grumman for the development of prototype sensing capabilities that would use undersea organisms to detect and track undersea threats. The program is also known as Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) and seeks to…

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  • Northrop Grumman gets $3.1B to build 24 E-2D Hawkeye early warning aircraft

    zoomAn E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, prepares to land on USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Photo: US Navy The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a multi-year contract…

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  • Australia designates eighth P-8A maritime patrol aircraft

    zoomRoyal Australian Air Force file photo of a P-8A Poseidon The Royal Australian Air Force has received its eighth Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Australia’s defense minister announced on April 9.   The aircraft number eight had been identified as RAAF’s long-term fatigue management aircraft and had been fitted with a…

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  • Finland picks Saab over Lockheed, Atlas for Squadron 2020 combat systems

    zoomSquadron 2020 design. Photo: Saab The Finnish defense ministry has selected Sweden’s Saab as the preferred bidder for the development and delivery of combat systems for the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 vessels. Finland’s defense minister Jussi Niinistö announced on April 8 that Saab’s offer performed best in the comparison of…

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  • US Navy’s AN/AQS-20C towed minehunting sonar completes developmental testing

    zoomThe AN/AQS-20C Towed Mine-hunting Sonar is streamed into Gulf of Mexico waters of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Gulf test range. Photo: US Navy The US Navy recently completed developmental testing of the AN/AQS-20C (Q-20C) towed minehunting sonar, bringing the mine countermeasure system a step…

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  • Australian Navy getting AUD 600 million IT upgrade

    zoomIllustration. Photo: Royal Australian Navy The Australian government is starting a major overhaul of the Royal Australian Navy’s IT equipment. The navy’s computer networks are to be upgraded through an AUD 6000 million project which will modernize the Fleet Information Environment (FIE). “The FIE consists of both classified and unclassified…

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    IDEF’19 30/04/2019 – 03/05/2019 Hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2019 read more > UNMANNED MARITIME SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 08/05/2019 – 09/05/2019 Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and…

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