BAE Systems to Improve US Navy Mk 41 VLS

May 18, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has won a U.S. Navy competition to serve as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). The contract calls for BAE Systems to provide design, development, test, product improvement, and sustaining support for current and legacy VLS systems. BAE Systems will also continue to design…

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South Korea Orders New Coastal Surveillance Radar

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Friday, May 14, the Defense Business Administration (Cheongjiang Kang In-ho) signed a contract with LIGOX1 To develop a maritime security leader-II production contract worth approximately 164 billion won. Maritime surveillance radar-II is a radar for detecting ships and aircraft moving in medium-range seas installed on major coasts and islands, the data detected by…

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Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

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Crew of Future BRP Antonio Luna Training Onboard

January 14, 2021 – The officers and enlisted personnel aboard the prospective BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the country’s second missile frigate, is now conducting unit training at sea. “(They are now conducting) unit training (as of this time). This means that the crew is now conducting a hands-on operation on the different systems aboard the ship. This includes machinery, weapons,…

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BRP Antonio Luna Conducting Weapons and Systems Trials

December 14, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday said the country’s second missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), has departed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea for its sea acceptance trials (SAT) involving the various shipboard weapons and sensors scheduled for this week. “Focus of this week’s SAT will be on the various weapons and…

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BRP Antonio Luna Communications System Undergoing Tests

December 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s prospective missile frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), will undergo a test of its communications system as part of its second sea acceptance trials this week. The test would be conducted off the waters of Ulsan, South Korea, PN public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said in an interview with…

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Developing core technologies to open the era of aircraft carriers

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, October 27, The Director of the National Defense Agency (Wang Chung-hong) announced that the “Light Aircraft Carrier”) will hold a meeting to begin the development of core technologies. Taking into account the corona-19 situation, the meeting will be conducted in accordance with the defense guidelines, and officials from the Radiation Agency, the…

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