Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Technology/Modernization

Kawasaki launches 2nd Taigei-class submarine “Hakugei”

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. hosted a ceremony to celebrate the launch of the submarine Hakugei (means White Whale) at its Kobe Works' No.1 Building Berth on 14 October, KHI announced with a press release. A group of top Japanese Ministry...

ECA GROUP to supply AUV A18D underwater drones to French Navy

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), the French Navy, and the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (Shom) recently examined the A18D Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) as part of the Future Hydrographic and Oceanographic Capacity (CHOF) initiative, according to...

Philippine Navy receives Mistral 3 SAMs for two frigates

The Philippines has received its first-ever surface-to-air missiles, which will be deployed on the country's two missile-capable frigates, according to domestic media outlets. Surface-to-air missiles known as Mistral 3 were delivered to the Subic Bay International Airport on October 8...

US Approves Possible Sale of MH-60R Helicopters to Australia

The U.S. State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, Related Defense Services, and Related Equipment to the Government of Australia for an estimated cost of $985 million. On October 8, the Defense Security...

Japan begins F-35B trials onboard helo carriers

Japan has begun trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35B's short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) capability onboard its newly upgraded 27,000-ton helicopter carrier, JS Izumo. The trials are reportedly taking place in the Pacific Ocean southeast of the smallest of...

Rolls Royce won a $9.3 million deal external link for Virginia Class sub propulsors

According to the United States Department of Defense, Rolls Royce has been awarded a $9.3 million contract to supply propulsors for the Virginia Class submarines. An aggregate of seven Virginia Class propeller rotor assemblies, scoop bar sets, and associated engineering...

Ultra awarded $23 million for Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems has been granted a $23 million fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-only contract modification for the manufacturing of MK 54 MOD 0 lightweight torpedo (LWT) array kits, associated production support material, spares, and technical and hardware support...

China Unveils a New Ship-based Vertical Launch System (VLS) with a Quad-pack Cell

China unveiled its first type of made-for-export ship-borne vertical launch system at the ongoing Airshow China 2021. The VLS' quad-pack launch cells can load up to four missiles instead of just one, which is one of its most important...

Fincantieri launches 3rd Al Zubarah-class corvette

The technical launch of the Al Khor corvette, the third of the Al Zubarah class corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defense as part of the country's national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Fincantieri shipyard...

S.Korea launches new 3,000-ton-class SLBM-capable submarine

The Shin Chae-ho, a 3,000-ton submarine developed with indigenous technology by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, was launched Tuesday (Sep.28) by the Republic of Korea Navy and Defense Acquisition Program Administration. A launch ceremony for the new submarine, named after...

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