Raytheon’s Ship Self-Defense System First Link from Surface Ship to JSF

October 30, 2018 – For the first time ever, Raytheon Company’s Ship Self Defense System established a digital air connection between a sea-based U.S. Navy ship and an airborne U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft. The demonstrations proved the combat system’s ability to share digital tactical data from a JSF across a deployed Expeditionary Strike Group. This capability, also referred to as Link 16 Digital Air Control, or DAC, provides tactical, wireless integration between surface ships and aircraft, enhancing mission effectiveness through expanded situational awareness and interoperability. Shared data…

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Task group resupply completed at sea

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside. Warships at anchor off HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay took delivery of food, personnel and equipment via LHD Landing Craft (LLC) to enable warfighting capability for more than 2,000 personnel during the final phase of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. Petty Officer Maritime Logistics – Supply Chain Danielle Williams of the Fleet Logistics Division said Amphibious Assault Ship HMAS Canberra was instrumental to the resupply capability. “Embarking Light Landing Craft from…

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Keel Laid for New Italian LHD

The keel laying ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, marking the beginning of the slipway works of the unit. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and it falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defense, approved by the Italian Government and Parliament and started in May 2015. The LHD will be classified by RINA Services pursuant international conventions about prevention of pollution regarding the more traditional aspects, like the ones…

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Keel Laid for First Turkish LHD

Google Translation It has been held in the Turkish shipyard of SEDEF in Tuzla, Istanbul, the keel laying of the vessel TCG Anadolu, whose design, based on the carrier Juan Carlos I and the ALHD for Australia, has been developed by Navantia. It is therefore a matter of technology and Spanish design successfully exported first to Australia, for whom two of these mega-ships were built, and now to Turkey. The contract, signed on July 30, 2015 between the shipyard of SEDEF and Navantia, includes ship engineering and technology transfer, through…

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