HMS Albion shows versatility in Norway

March 12, 2020 – HMS Albion has been testing her versatility in the harsh Arctic environment of northern Norway’s fjords. The Royal Navy’s flagship is currently off the Norwegian coastline, deep inside the Arctic Circle, and has carried commandos, their specialist vehicles and equipment ahead of amphibious landings as part of demanding winter exercises. She has embarked Royal Marines conducting…

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HMAS Arunta tests missile system after upgrade

March 12, 2020 – Following a 20-month upgrade, Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Arunta has fired its first Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) off the coast of Western Australia. The ESSM is a surface-to-air weapon that uses radar homing guidance to counter fast-moving anti-ship missiles, forming part of Arunta’s air defense capability. The Anzac Class Frigate is the first of…

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Raytheon Anschütz Unveils New Standard 22 NX Gyro Compass

March 11, 2020 – Raytheon Anschutz announced the launch of its new Standard 22 NX gyro compass, a modular system that incorporates the latest interface and networking standards. Standard 22 NX continues the proven sensor technology introduced with its predecessor Standard 22, needed to operate accurately and reliably in all environmental conditions. “The Standard 22 NX gives our customers new…

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Russia Announces Construction of an Undisclosed Number of Project 22350 Frigates

March 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – An additional series of frigates will be laid at the North Shipyard in St. Petersburg in the near future. This was announced by Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko after the launch ceremony of the Retivy corvette, project 20380. “I want to assure you, first of all, the work team that the portfolio…

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Lockheed Martin’s HELIOS Laser Weapon System Takes Step Toward Ship Integration

March 11, 2020 – Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy moved one step closer to integrating a laser weapon system onto an Arleigh Burke destroyer after successfully conducting a Critical Design Review (CDR) for the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system. “Our adversaries are rapidly developing sophisticated weapons and the threats to the U.S. Navy’s fleet…

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