Monday, September 26, 2022

Technology/Modernization

Royal Australian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel announced

The much awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class patrol boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra today. Lürssen was named as the prime contractor for the 12 new Offshore Patrol...

Russia launched the first Borei-A SSBN.

The first modernized Project 955A strategic nuclear submarine, the ‘Knyaz (Prince) Vladimir,’  was launched on 17 November at Sevmash Shipyard in northern Russia. The development and the construction of the series of Project Borei-A strategic missile-carrying underwater cruisers and the...

The United States will need to spend more than $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years to follow through with plans to modernize and...

The United States will need to spend more than $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years to follow through with plans to modernize and manage its nuclear deterrent, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in an estimate released on...

Royal Navy submarines could soon launch drones from beneath the waves.

Royal Navy submarines could soon launch drones from beneath the waves. The cameras can spy from the sky for two-and-a-half hours and travel at up to 57mph Sailors on the UK’s nuclear-armed submarines would be able to fire a canister that...

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a keel-laying ceremony for the auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels of Royal Australian Navy.

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at its Ferrol yard on 17 November. According to Navantia the launch of the first oiler...

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a contract for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract to exercise options to procure spares for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, or ESSM, Block I multi-year production requirements. The ESSM is an upgraded version of the Sea Sparrow anti-ship missile...

Italy’s Fincantieri and France’s Naval Group will jointly bid to sell the FREMM frigate to Canada.

Italy’s Finantieri and France’s Naval Group will jointly bid to sell the FREMM frigate to Canada. The frigatec had been jointly developed by both countries for use in their navies but has since then been marketed separately—Italy is pitching the vessel to Australia while...

Australia’s Future Submarines

Australia Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has revealed the size of Australia’s Future Submarines at the fourth Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference in Adelaide. The submarines, designed by France's Naval Group, will be 97 metres in length and 8.8 metres...

India to test Air Force variant of BrahMos missile

India to Test Air Force Variant of BrahMos Missile. India is all set to conduct the first test firing of the air version of the BhraMos missile this week. The Indian Air Force will fire the missile from its frontline...

The United Arab Emirates has closed a deal to buy two French-made Gowind class corvettes

The United Arab Emirates has closed a deal to buy two French-made Gowind class corvettes, built for coastal surveillance and anti-submarine warfare, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday (November 9) in Dubai. The deal includes an option for two more...

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