ITS Federico Martinengo and Vulcano Join SNMG2

In recent days, the frigate Federico Martinengo and the logistic support unit Vulcano, left the Taranto source to head towards the Eastern Mediterranean as part of the aggregation to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) led, starting from 1 July last, by Rear Admiral Michael Scott Sciretta (US Navy), the latter embarked on the USS Forrest Sherman destroyer , the…

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Northrop Grumman & Boom Supersonic Collaborate on New Supersonic Aircraft

A new supersonic aircraft tailored to provide quick-reaction capabilities to the U.S. military and allies will be offered through a collaborative agreement between Northrop Grumman Corporation and Boom Supersonic. The agreement to together propose special mission variants of Boom’s Overture supersonic aircraft was finalized at the Farnborough International Air Show. “Pairing Northrop Grumman’s airborne defense systems integration expertise with Boom’s…

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NSWC PHD & Local Company Looks to Transition Tech for Navy Use

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) has further expanded its presence in the technology transfer arena through its latest Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), this one inked with Camarillo, California-based GBL Systems Corp., a provider of systems engineering and custom software products to the U.S. Armed Forces. “GBL Systems does a significant amount of work for…

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F-5 Modernization Program Completes Engineering Phase

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft program office (PMA-226) F-5N+/F+ Avionics Reconfiguration and Tactical Enhancement/Modernization for Inventory Standardization (ARTEMIS) program successfully reached Milestone C decision June 28, effectively moving into production and deployment. To meet the Navy and Marine Corps requirement to increase fleet adversary training capacity with high-altitude tactical fighters, the PMA-226 Adversary Team is inducting 22 repatriated, former…

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US Navy Super Hornets Team With UAVs in Flight Demos

The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) has conducted a successful series of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) flight tests in which a Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstrated command and control of three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The event took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, California, and included four flight tests supported by Air Test and…

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DSCA Approves MK54 Torpedo for South Korea

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes and related equipment for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Korea (ROK) requests to buy thirty-one (31) MK…

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