Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Technology/Modernization

Indian Navy Commissions its first Project 15B Destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam

INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of the Indian Ministry of Defence Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on Nov.21, 2021. INS Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned into the...

The keel-laying ceremony for Taiwan’s first Indigenous Submarine

Taiwan Navy held a "keel laying" ceremony on Nov. 16, for an indigenously developed submarine prototype, marking the end of the vessel's initial construction phase a year after work began. The ceremony on Tuesday took place in Kaohsiung, where...

IAI unveils the Scorpius EW System

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled the Scorpius family of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. Scorpius is the first electronic warfare (EW) system in the world capable of simultaneously targeting multiple threats, across frequencies and in different directions. Scorpius is based on...

Babcock, Elbit UK, and QinetiQ to supply EW capabilities to the Royal Navy

Babcock International Group (Babcock) has been awarded a c.£100m, 13-year contract by the UK’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)  for the design, manufacture, delivery/commissioning, and in-service support to the Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Increment 1. Babcock...

Pakistan commissioned the first Type 054 A/P frigate

Pakistan Navy commissioned the first Chinese-built Type 054A Guided Missile Frigate PNS Tughril on 8 November. Moin ul Haque, Pakistan's ambassador to China, was the primary guest at the ceremony in Shanghai. The PNS Tughril is the first of four...

Kongsberg plans to offer Vanguard platform to the Mediterranean market

On October 5, the Norwegian defense company Kongsberg announced a meeting with the Croatian KONGSBERG subsidiary NAVIS, Salt Ship Design AS, and Croatian Kongsberg Maritime personnel. The attendees discussed and planned how their multi-purpose navy vessel, the VANGUARD platform,...

Sonardyne and Wavefront showcase obstacle avoidance capability on UK’s test XLUUV

Sonardyne and Wavefront's underwater obstacle avoidance technology was successfully demonstrated onboard an extra-large, uncrewed underwater vehicle (XLUUV) constructed and operated by Plymouth-based MSubs Ltd. The Vigilant forward-looking sonar demonstration was part of the first phase of the UK's Defence and...

Turkish Dearsan to Build 2 OPV’s for Nigerian Navy

Turkish Dearsan Shipyard will build 2 units of 76 m OPV (76 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel) within the scope of the contract signed with the Nigerian Navy today (Nov.3). The OPV's, which have been configured in line with the Nigerian...

Rolls-Royce opens new facility to support U.S. Navy programs

Rolls-Royce has completed an $11 million investment in its flagship Naval Defense campus with the opening of new high-tech manufacturing, repair, and test facility, according to the company. The 25,000ft² facility will enhance and modernize the company’s naval operations in...

Rohde & Schwarz to supply communication systems to a Gulf navy

Rohde & Schwarz Emirates has recently received a contract to deliver external and internal communications systems for new corvettes of a Gulf navy, according to a press release issued by the company. Rohde & Schwarz Emirates will provide the ships...

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