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BAE Systems Secures Contract to Upgrade Australian Navy Frigates' Mk 45 Systems

January 9, 2024 @ 08:24 AM

BAE Systems has been granted a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia to undertake a critical upgrade of the Mk 45 Mod 2 naval gun systems installed on Anzac class frigates. The upgrade, involving the implementation of a Common Control System (CCS), aims to address obsolescence issues and extend the operational...

Turkish Navy Conducts First Live-fire Tests of AKYA Heavyweight Torpedo

December 28, 2023 @ 05:54 AM

The Turkish Navy conducted its first live firing test of the domestically manufactured AKYA heavyweight torpedo, equipped with a live warhead. The test took place in the East Mediterranean on December 27

Spanish Navy Orders Naval Strike Missiles worth €305M for F-110 Frigates

December 16, 2023 @ 08:09 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has been awarded a contract worth €305 million by the Spanish Navy for the supply of Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) for its F-110 fleet. The F-110 class frigate, currently under construction by Navantia, will be the first ship class to receive the NSM

First Combat Deployment of Aster 15 Missiles from French Frigate to Counter...

December 12, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

The French Navy's FREMM frigate Languedoc deployed the Aster 15 surface-to-air missiles in combat to shoot down hostile drones off Yemen, marking the first engagement of the missile system manufactured by MBDA. The event unfolded during a routine patrol mission in the Red Sea, where two drones suspected to have originated...

India Procures BHEL’s Upgraded Super Rapid Naval Gun Systems for Navy

November 29, 2023 @ 02:54 PM

The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth INR 2,956 Crore ($355 million) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for procurement of 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM). The contract covers associated equipment/ accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian) category

MBDA to Equip Swedish Visby-class Corvettes with CAMM Air Defense Missiles

November 17, 2023 @ 05:08 AM

European missile maker MBDA has signed a deal with Sweden to supply Common Anti-air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) for the Swedish Armed Forces. The contract, signed between MBDA and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Swedish: Försvarets materielverk), will involve MBDA providing CAMMs for the Royal Swedish Navys five Visby Class Corvettes

S.Korea Develops 76mm Armor-Piercing High-Explosive Bomb for Warships

November 14, 2023 @ 01:19 PM

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), led by Director Eom Dong-hwan, revealed on Thursday that the operational test evaluation of the 76mm naval gun's armor-piercing high-explosive bomb has resulted in a judgment of suitability for combat. It took four years for the DAPA to complete the development of the bomb

Rheinmetall, Aussie firm Supashock to Develop Sea Mine Rail Deployment System

November 7, 2023 @ 01:26 PM

Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Adelaide-based technology company Supashock have joined forces to create a Mine Rail Deployment System (MRDS), which promises to redefine the way sea mines are stored and deployed by international navies. MRDSs design ensures that the rack remains fixed to the ship, eliminating the need to discard the deployment appliance basket into the ocean

Australian Navy Adds Rheinmetall's Multi-Ammunition Soft Kill System to Jam Anti-Ship Missiles

November 7, 2023 @ 06:27 AM

The Royal Australian Navy has announced the integration of Rheinmetall Defence's "Multi-Ammunition Soft Kill System" (MASS) to its naval fleet, a technology that is designed to protect warships from kinetic and non-kinetic attacks. The MASS system employs an electromagnetic "screen" or "shield" to thwart, confuse, jam, or disable guidance systems embedded in anti-ship missiles and laser-guided munitions that pose threats to vessels at sea

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