Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Elbit Awarded $80 Million Contract to supply EO Systems for an Asia-Pacific Country’s Navy

Israel's Elbit Systems was awarded a contract worths around $80 million to supply its SPECTRO XR multi-spectral electro-optic for an undefined Asia-Pacific Country's Navy. Elbit Systems announced today that following competitive technical evaluations it was awarded an approximately $80 million...

HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar to the South African Navy

HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the supply of radar sensor suites consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN) for three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels built by the...

PT PAL, BOFORS sign cooperation contract on warship maintenance

PT PAL, an Indonesian shipbuilding company, signed a Teaming Agreement Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (TA MRO) with BAE Systems BOFORS AB, Thursday 27 May 2021. This collaboration was facilitated by the Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm. The signing of the TA...

Russia and Norway Exercising Together in the Barents Sea

Norwegian and Russian forces started the annual Barents exercise on June 2, which has been conducted annually for more than 20 years, with few exceptions. The main objectives of the exercise are to practice joint actions in the search...

US Navy’s P-8 MPA launches Harpoon missiles for the 1st time in Europe

U.S. Navy's Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) successfully conducted a coordinated missile launch with VP-40 using two Air to Surface Missile (AGM-84D) Harpoons against a target barge off the coast of Norway during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield (ASD/FS), May 31,...

Damen Shipyards Galati lays keel of Combat Support Ship Den Helder

On the 2nd of June Damen Shipyards Galati has performed the keel-laying ceremony on the Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder. This marks an important milestone in the construction of this new supply ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The keel-laying ceremony was...

Why are warships universally gray? Why are submarines painted black?

Warships The gray color reduces the contrast of the ships with the horizon and reduces the vertical patterns in the ship's appearance. It is the universal color of combatant and auxiliary surface ships, in contrast to the dark gray or...

Russian Navy’s Borei-A Class Submarine Knyaz Oleg begins sea trials

Russian Navy's Project 955A / Borei-A class ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg began sea trials on May 30, Russian TASS reported. Russian Navy planned to commission it on July 25, 2021, during the Russian Navy Day, but the boat have...

US warship fails to intercept MRBM target with SM-6

A U.S. warship failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile(MRBM) test target with SM-6 missile on Saturday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System...

USS Theodore Roosevelt returns home from deployment

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to San Diego, May 25, marking the completion of its deployment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. Theodore Roosevelt, flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG),...
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