Weapon System of the Future

November 25, 2020 – The German procurement authorities have awarded Rheinmetall a contract to develop a key future laser weapon system component. At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, or BAAINBw, contracted with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH to fabricate a laser source demonstrator. The order is worth…

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Thales to Begin Phase Two of Maritime Mine Counter Measures Program

November 26, 2020 – Following the first phase of the program in which two demonstrators have successfully proven their operational performances at sea, France and the United Kingdom marked the tenth anniversary of the Lancaster House treaties by signing a joint contract for Thales to start the production phase of MMCM to deliver eight unmanned mine hunting systems (four for…

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USCG Completes 30 Day USV Trials

November 25, 2020 – The Coast Guard completed a 30 day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) off Oahu, early November. The focus of the test was to explore how current and emerging technologies might be used to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote regions. The test also showed ways USVs with assorted sensor capabilities might support the…

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RH Marine and Damen support the Royal Netherlands Navy in smarter vessel maintenance

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – RH Marine and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will help to make the maintenance of the vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) more efficient and predictable using data science. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement with the RNLN’s Department of Material Conservation (DMI). The aim of the collaboration is to use data science…

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Colombian Navy Takes 143 Tons of Cocaine off the Market

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The effective controls at sea carried out by the units of the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force allowed the seizure of 174 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which would be destined for Central America, in the development of two operations, in the Cauca Valley. The first seizure took place 13 nautical miles from…

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Interdisciplinary aeronautical exercise “MEDUSA 2020”

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense announces that from November 30 to December 6, 2020, the planned multinational interdisciplinary exercise called “MEDUSA 2020” will take place . The aeronautical exercise “MEDOUSA” , which has been taking place since 2017, is part of the tripartite cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in the field of Defense and…

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Zvezdochka has completed the production of propellers for Evpatiy Kolovrat

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Zvyozdochka ship repair center (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has sent the customer a set of spare propellers for the icebreaker Evpatiy Kolovrat under construction. The two stainless steel propellers were manufactured by the Shipyard Propulsion Center. The propellers with a diameter of 3 meters are Icebreaker 6. The high quality of…

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Rostec begins serial deliveries of units for frigates of the “Admiral” series

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Rostec State Corporation has started serial deliveries of diesel-gas turbine units М55Р for frigates of the Admiral series of Project 22350. The first unit was shipped to PJSC Northern Shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Diesel-gas turbine unit М55Р has successfully passed qualification and acceptance tests. The product…

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Recent Tests Advance Drone Use for Laser Target Firing

November 24, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) researchers recently took an idea to use drones to test and evaluate ships’ new laser weapons a step further by successfully launching and landing one from a moving ship. From a few miles off the Port Hueneme coast, NSWC PHD Research and Technology Applications Manager Alan Jaeger…

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