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Leonardo will supply Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes and associated logistic support services to equip the Italian Navy’s U212A 2nd Series submarines. The new equipment will significantly increase the Anti-Submarine Warfare capability of the Navy. The Black Shark Advanced is an evolution of the Black Shark heavy torpedo, already acquired by many countries including...

The Iranian Navy dispatched its helicopter-carrier warship, Khark, to the international waters after four years of overhaul. Khark which is the biggest logistic warship in West Asia was sent on a mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and Bab al-Mandan Strait along with Sabalan destroyer within the framework of the 54th naval fleet of warships. In relevant remarks...

Elbit Systems Ltd. confirms that its’ Seagull™ Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) was deployed by NATO forces in a recent joint Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise. The ASW force included the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigate “Victoria”, the Royal Navy’s Type-45 HMS Duncan as well as the Seagull USV. Having a far greater endurance than ASW helicopters often...

MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile has successfully completed its second development firing from a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter at Ile Du Levant in southeast France.   The firing, which took place on 18 April 2018, highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch (LOAL) capabilities. It also...

Sea Ceptor provides a powerful shield against airborne threats, including hostile combat jets, helicopters and other missiles, and has been developed and manufactured through Ministry of Defence contracts worth around £850m. It will be carried by the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, and has been successfully demonstrated through a trials and test firing campaign that...

In the framework of the international exhibition KADEX-2018, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, modernization project of Bars-class ship was represented to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan representatives at UKROBORONPROM (UOP) stand, as well as other achievements of Ukrainian shipbuilding. For several years, UOP enterprises have been providing for the construction...

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines. The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters....

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $175 million contract for more than 7,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) Laser-Guided Rockets. This latest award was made under the Navy’s 2016 $600 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which is the contracting vehicle to supply APKWS rockets to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army...

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has viewed a newly-built Tufan type (SAAR OPV-62)border guard ship at the Shipyard and Repair Center of the Coast Guard of the State Border Service. Chairman of the State Border Service Elchin Guliyev reported to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ilham Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev watched a film highlighting...

The frigate “Federico Martinengo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint...