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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Latouche-Tréville Trains with SNMG1

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 19, 2021, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville concluded its integration into the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-1), one of NATO’s permanent multinational naval forces in the North Sea. The Latouche-Tréville thus represented France during exercises in the Norwegian fjords alongside Norwegian, Dutch and German submarines and Canadian, German, Norwegian and Danish ships.…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway

February 22, 2021 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA21) began on Monday, 22 February 2021 off the Sicilian coast. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from eight Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. “The strength of NATO military forces is found in our command, control and communication…

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Northrop Grumman Collaborates with Ultra to Demonstrate Unmanned ASW Capability

February 2, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation and UK-based Ultra (equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the first time a vertical takeoff…

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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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