Thales Selected by Lockheed Martin to Deliver Airborne ASW Sonars to the U.S., Indian, Greek & Danish Navies

April 27, 2021 – hales has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin as a tier-one supplier for the delivery of up to 55 airborne anti-submarine warfare sonars. The ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar)* dipping sonars will be installed on the MH-60R platform for the U.S. Navy and three navies. Delivery of the first 42 systems will occur over the next…

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Finnish Navy Takes Part in Swedish ASW Exercise

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two Hamina-class missile boats of the Navy will participate in the annual submarine combat exercise organized by the Swedish Navy on 15-20 April 2021 on the east coast of Sweden. The exercise develops co-operation between Finland and Sweden in submarine control. This is a versatile exercise during which we can effectively train our vessels…

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Thales Providing SonoFlash Sonobuoys to French Navy

March 16, 2021 – The French Navy has selected the SonoFlash new-generation sonobuoy from Thales. Unveiled at the Euronaval show in October 2018, SonoFlash will enable France to reach its strategic capability goal for acoustic sensors. The threat posed by submarines is evolving rapidly. Three decades ago, only the superpowers had a true undersea warfare capability, but numerous countries now…

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Italian & French FREMMs Conduct Joint ASW Training

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – After its participation in the NATO exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 21, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc carried out an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Italian coast with the Italian FREMMs Alpino and Margottini on March 6 and 7. This exercise notably saw the participation of a French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and the Italian…

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Russia Rehearses Defensive Anti-Submarine Mine Barrier

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – As part of the planned launch into the sea, the crew of the small amphibious assault ship on a hovercraft (MDKVP) “Mordovia” performed tasks on mine productions in the sea range in the Baltic Sea. The crew of the ship carried out the staging of a defensive anti-submarine mine barrier in a given area,…

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The Making of a P-8

The P-8 is a collaboration between Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. The Boeing teams work together from start to finish to bring this amazing aircraft to the warfighter. The P-8 is a military derivative of the Boeing 737 Next-Generation airplane, which means assembly begins in a Boing Commercial Airplanes factory. After the P-8 receives a new coat…

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Joint Italian/French ASW Training in the Mediterranean

March 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On 6 and 7 March, in the waters of the Central Mediterranean, the frigates of the Italian Alpine Navy and Margottini took part in an antisubmarine combat exercise with the unit of the French Languedoc Navy, intent on establishing a naval blockade against Submarine Venuti, in the role of opposing force. In addition to…

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