Indo Pacific 2022 Opens in Sydney

A record number of Defence industry businesses and international naval delegations will participate in the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney this week. More than 700 defense industry businesses and military delegations from more than 40 nations are expected to participate in Indo Pacific 2022, which incorporates the SeaPower Conference 22. It is the largest conference of its…

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Future USS Beloit Christened and Launched

The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit. Ship sponsor, Major General Marcia M. Anderson, USA (Ret.) christened Littoral Combat Ship LCS 29, the future USS Beloit, prior to her launch into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) Shipyard on May 7, 2022. “Lockheed Martin is confident that the sailors…

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Boeing Names Northern Virginia Office Its Global Headquarters

Boeing announced today that its Arlington, Virginia campus just outside Washington, D.C. will serve as the company’s global headquarters. The aerospace and defense firm’s employees in the region support various corporate functions and specialize in advanced airplane development and autonomous systems. In addition to designating Northern Virginia as its new headquarters, Boeing plans to develop a research & technology hub in the area to harness…

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MOD Announces £2 Billion Boost UK Submarine Program

Defence contracts worth more than £2 billion have been awarded to BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce to begin the third major phase of the future submarine nuclear deterrent program – Dreadnought. With the overall program supporting around 30,000 jobs across the UK, from design through to build, Delivery Phase 3 (DP3) represents the most significant stage of the Dreadnought program so…

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The Rise of Australia’s Prize Defense Export

Some of the world’s largest warships are protected from missile attack by Nulka, an Australian-designed rocket that pretends to be a ship. Its developers struggled for decades bring their ideas to fruition, until the sinking of the British guided missile destroyer HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War helped change military thinking. On May 4, 1982, the guided-missile destroyer HMS Sheffield,…

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HMS Sheffield’s Memory Lives on With Gleaming New Memorial

With water brought all the way from the ocean where their ship now rests, veterans of HMS Sheffield watched her memorial dedicated – 40 years to the day she was fatally attacked. Penny Salt, whose late husband Captain ‘Sam’ Salt commanded the destroyer, anointed the new £15,000 monument at the National Memorial Arboretum with South Atlantic sea water. The monument…

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