Royal Navy Announces Engine Contract

October 26, 2020 – A marine engineering and propulsion specialist company has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to support and maintain small diesel engines onboard amphibious assault ships, mine hunters and other Royal Navy vessels. The £5.5m five-year contract, awarded by the Ministry of Defence, will see UK-based Royston responsible for providing diesel engine spares and technical support alongside…

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HMAS Arunta Contributes to Operation ARGOS

October 29, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a short logistics visit prior to participating in Operation ARGOS on 31 October 2020. Operation ARGOS is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s ongoing sanctions enforcement operations, in close…

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High-tech dummies a test for mine clearance group

October 29, 2020 – Dummy mines fitted with sensors that react to detection attempts ensured a clearance exercise in Jervis Bay, NSW, was close to reality. Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne, Huon and Yarra were challenged with securing the bay after a simulated force had littered the area with different types of underwater mines and was operating a militia capable of…

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Developing core technologies to open the era of aircraft carriers

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, October 27, The Director of the National Defense Agency (Wang Chung-hong) announced that the “Light Aircraft Carrier”) will hold a meeting to begin the development of core technologies. Taking into account the corona-19 situation, the meeting will be conducted in accordance with the defense guidelines, and officials from the Radiation Agency, the…

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RAPIDFire by Thales and Nexter for Future French Navy Ships

October 27, 2020 – Naval forces are exposed to several threats with complex behaviours, such as unmanned air and surface vehicles, light aircraft and missiles. RAPIDFire leverages the combined expertise of Thales and Nexter to meet the very short-range defence requirements of the armed forces. The solution features a latest-generation multi-threat (air and surface), multi-environment (land and naval) gun system,…

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Vestdavit Receives Subcontract from Socarenam for POM Program

October 28, 2020 – Vestdavit has secured a contract with shipbuilder Socarenam to supply fast rescue boat davit systems for six patrouilleurs d’outre-mer (POM) vessels for the French Navy. The 80-metre-long ships will serve as part of the Navy’s POM programme, providing surveillance and protection for France’s extensive exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which includes parts of the Caribbean and the…

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GE Marine Marks Shipment of Lightweight Enclosure for Future USS Ted Stevens

October 26, 2020 – GE Marine recently hosted a virtual meeting that drew more than 60 attendees from the United States Navy, Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls and other strategic partners, to celebrate the teams involved in the Module Modernization Program (MMP). The event also lauded those individuals who participated in the manufacturing and assembly of this first new module…

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KALUGS DS Demonstrated to Spanish Navy

October 26, 2020 – A collaboration between three European companies has conducted to a new solution for maritime operations related to security & defense. Sea tests of the new integral platform developed by the Spanish company UTEK was performed last week. The new solution is based in an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and was named “KALUGA DS”. The system includes…

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