HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar to the South African Navy

June 2, 2021 – HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the supply of radar sensor suites consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN) for three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels built by the Damen Shipyards Cape Town, South Africa. These vessels, SAN MMIPV’s, will protect the coasts of the…

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JS Murasame conducted joint training with HMAS Ballarat

On Jun 2, JS Murasame conducted joint training in the waters south of Kanto with HMAS Ballarat. These various tactical training events with the Royal Australian Navy, which is “Special Strategic Partner”, enhanced our tactical skills and the cooperation between JMSDF and RAN. Despite the COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and strengthen the cooperative relationship through these joint training…

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ARA Austral Drydocked at Puerto Belgrano

June 1, 2021 (Google Translation) – The oceanographic vessel ARA “Austral” (BHAU) entered Dock No. 1 of the Puerto Belgrano Naval Arsenal yesterday morning to begin its fairing. The ship will remain dry for approximately 85/90 days. The Argentine Navy provides this type of logistical support to the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) whenever necessary.…

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Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems

June 3, 2021 – On the heels of the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) East that took place in 2019 comes the Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems. Leading the RAPx is Rodney “Rod” Peterson, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division’s lead RAPx organizer, who helped lead the ANTX East 2019 and was Carderock’s lead and…

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LCAC 102 Delivered to US Navy

June 3, 2021 – The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 102, June 3. Delivery follows successful completion of Acceptance Trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey to test the readiness and capability of the craft and to validate requirements. “SSC provides the Navy and…

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Everett Future Homeport for New Constellation Class Frigates

June 2, 2021 – Naval Station Everett was designated as the Navy’s future homeport for the initial ships of the next generation of guided missile frigates, a new and improved class of small surface combatant ships. The planned relocation of USS Nimitz’s homeport from Bremerton to Everett, in 2020, has not occurred and it is unclear if Everett’s days as…

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