UK Orders Combined Influence Minesweeping (SWEEP) System

January 19, 2021 – Three world-class autonomous minesweeping systems will detect and destroy sea mines on dangerous naval operations for the Royal Navy, thanks to a £25m contract announced today. The Combined Influence Minesweeping (SWEEP) system designed by Atlas Elektronik UK, will be the Royal Navy’s first uncrewed minesweeper. More than 25 jobs will be supported through the contract to…

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KRI Dr Soeharso Delivers Medical & Logistic Assistance to Mamuju

January 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – KRI dr. Soeharso (SHS) –990 with 2 helicopters onboard, arrived at the Mamuju Navy Base (Lanal) in the context of carrying out humanitarian operations to help victims of the earthquake in West Sulawesi Province, Monday (18/1/2021). The arrival of the Indonesian Navy Hospital Ship carrying 56 personnel from the Task Force was greeted directly…

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MARAD Authorizes the Construction of Two Additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels

January 19, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today authorized the construction of two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV), which will replace aging training vessels at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, and Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, Texas. MARAD previously authorized the construction of the first two NSMVs, destined for SUNY Maritime College…

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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian

January 19, 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international customer base. GA-ASI’s MQ-9B is…

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GA-ASI Completes Unmanned Aircraft ASW Demonstration

January 19, 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed development and test of the world’s first self-contained Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). On November 24, GA-ASI successfully demonstrated an ‘A’ size sonobuoy­­ carriage, release, process and control from a company-owned MQ-9A Block 5 on a U.S. Navy Pacific test range. Using a…

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Thales NS50 Radar to Equip New Belgium & Dutch MCM Vessels

January 20, 2021 – The navies of Belgium and the Netherlands rely on Thales, Naval Group and KERSHIP shipyard to equip the 12 next generation Mine Counter Measures Vessels with NS50 radars for Air & Surface Surveillance with Fire Control capabilities. The NS50 provides for the first time a complete and superior level of self-protection capability against air and surface…

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USS John P. Murtha Completes Availability

January 19, 2021 – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully delivered USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) from her availability on-time, Jan. 8. “The team’s determination to complete John P. Murtha’s availability was clearly reflected in their hard work, which resulted in a successful delivery,” said Capt. David Hart, commanding officer, SWRMC. “Their willingness to work through and overcome any…

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Geminis Rising from Sydney Company

January 20, 2021 – Sydney-based company Britton Maritime Systems was awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for Navy’s newest Cape-class patrol boats. Defense’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s head of maritime systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the contract was another example of Australian industry’s ability to support the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise. “Defence is undertaking…

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