Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Technology/Modernization

Boeing Awarded Contract for Five P-8A Poseidon MPA for Germany

The US Navy announced today that Boeing has been awarded a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. The P-8A Poseidon will gradually replace Germany's fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft, with the first delivery expected in 2024. “We’re...

Greece inks MoU with France for FDI frigates

Athens and Paris signed an agreement on Tuesday to establish a "strategic partnership" that includes the sale of three frigates, with the option to purchase a fourth. In remarks made at the signing ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron...

Rohde & Schwarz to provide ESM & communication systems for F126 frigates

In a press release, Rohde & Schwarz announced that the company had been awarded a contract to supply the R&S KORA system for communications and radar electronic support measures (ESM) for new German F126 frigates. Rohde & Schwarz was awarded...

Textron Systems to support DARPA’s Sea Train

Textron Systems is developing a system that allows multiple individual unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to autonomously work together as coordinated sea trains, overcoming individual vessel range limitations through wave reduction efficiencies. This autonomy engine is being supplied to Applied Physical...

Babcock cuts steel for the first Type 31 frigate

Babcock was joined by UK Secretary of State for Defence and Shipbuilding Tsar, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP to cut the first steel for the first of the Royal Navy’s five new Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER. Hosted at Babcock’s...

Australia confirms long-range missile procurements

Several new types of air and surface-launched long-range strike missiles will be acquired by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for use by the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy, according to a statement released today by the...

Raytheon demonstrates the AN/AQS-20C sonar mine-hunting system during exercise

Raytheon Missiles & Defense demonstrated the AN/AQS-20C sonar mine-hunting system for the United Kingdom and other potential international customers during an exercise at Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, Raytheon announced in a press release. The sonar system sinks into Narragansett...

BAE Systems and Dell to provide innovative digital capabilities for Type 26 frigates

BAE Systems is working with Dell Technologies on delivering innovative digital capability for the new City Class Type 26 frigates, BAE Systems announced. BAE Systems is working with Dell Technologies on delivering innovative digital capability for the new City Class...

£170m investment for the next generation of Royal Navy submarines

Design work begins on successor to Astute-class submarines in £170m deal Even before all of the current Astute Class boats have been delivered to the Royal Navy, work on a successor to the Astute Class has begun. BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce...

DSEI 2021: Babcock introduces Arrowyard™

Babcock introduces Arrowyard™ to its portfolio of global ship build and support Launched at DSEI 2021, Arrowyard™ enables the construction of the AH140 hull, superstructure and components, final assembly and outfitting and also supports the development of sovereign in-service fleet...

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