HENSOLDT to Equip German F124 Frigates With BMD Capability

August 24, 2021 – Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is supplying new radars to the German Navy to modernize the sensor technology of the F124 air defense frigates. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and Operation (BAAINBw) has placed an order worth approximately 200 million euros for the delivery and installation of four…

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Advanced Warships Ready for Operations

August 13, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia’s capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region. Navy’s Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers have reached final operational capability after the third ship, HMAS Sydney, completed a successful test and evaluation period off the coast…

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Hamburg Taking Part in Formidable Shield 2021

May 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – “Hamburg” has been taking part in the NATO exercise Formidable Shield 2021 in the Northeast Atlantic since May 15 and until June 3 . During the three weeks of the maneuver, the 190 soldiers on the German warship are primarily concerned with training three-dimensional naval warfare with NATO partners – with a special focus…

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Allied Forces Prepare for the Start of Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021

May 1, 2021 – The Spanish Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) is this year’s designated flagship for the execution of Exercise At-Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 2021, scheduled to take place May 15 to June 3. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield is a U.S. Sixth Fleet-led exercise, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), in which NATO Allies are…

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Israel Aerospace Industries and HENSOLDT Offer BMD Upgrade to F124 Class

December 16, 2020 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and HENSOLDT have signed a joint strategic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly manufacture radar systems for ballistic missile defense and participate in air and space surveillance projects. In a first step, HENSOLDT and the IAI subsidiary ELTA will offer a long-range radar for use on the F124…

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Corona Navy Innovation Contributes to Successful ICBM Intercept Test

November 24, 2020 – As USS John Finn (DDG 113) launched the SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test near Hawaii Nov. 16, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division engineers worked quietly behind the scenes. Finn, an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, successfully intercepted and destroyed an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target during a flight test demonstration where the…

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U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

November 17, 2020 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov.…

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Aegis combat system upgrade unlocks increased air and missile defence capability

September 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s national security with Navy’s Hobart Class destroyers set to undergo an Aegis combat system upgrade which will increase the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) air and missile defence capability. The Hobart Class will also have an Australian developed interface installed to integrate the Aegis combat system with the rest of the…

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USS Roosevelt Brings New Capabilities to Sixth Fleet

May 16, 2020 – USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived at its new homeport, Naval Station Rota, Spain, after conducting a regional patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) area of operations, May 16, 2020. Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is replacing USS Carney (DDG 64) in the first of several scheduled homeport…

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