Naval

Babcock sells first new frigate design licence to Indonesia

Babcock the aerospace, defence and security company has secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design licence agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The breakthrough …

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BAE Systems welcomes £85m future submarine programme contract

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a £85m contract to support early design and concept work on the Royal Navy’s next generation of submarines. The contract will enable the Company’s Submarines business to progress the early stages of a programme to deliver a replacement for the Astute …

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Navantia: NB 546 AL JUBAIL starts its sea trials

The ship NB 546 AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes that Navantia builds for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), has begun its sea trials in the waters of the Bay of Cádiz in order to check the correct operation of all its systems. Sea trials are carried out before …

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Damen launches Multibuster 8020

Damen is set to launch a new vessel type – the multifunctional Multibuster 8020. With its unique shallow draught and DP2 capabilities, the Damen Multibuster (DMB) 8020 is a versatile vessel, suitable for a wide range of nearshore and offshore activities. Due to be delivered in October, the Damen Multibuster 8020 …

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Saab awarded further A26 submarine order

The new order will add to the submarine’s weapons and stealth capabilities. Sweden’s Defence Material Administration has awarded Saab a further order worth $600m (SEK 5.2 billion) to continue development, production and expand the capabilities of the two A26 Blekinge-class submarines. Saab president and CEO Micael Johansson said ‘Saab is currently constructing the …

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HENSOLDT wins contract to equip German F124 frigates with new radars

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is supplying new radars to the German Navy to modernise the sensor technology of the F124 air defence frigates. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and Operation (BAAINBw) has placed an order worth approximately 200 million euros for …

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U.S. Navy, Boeing Score Another MQ-25 First with E-2D Refueling

The U.S. Navy and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have completed a second carrier-based aircraft unmanned refueling mission with the Boeing-owned MQ-25TM T1 test asset, this time refueling a Navy E-2D Hawkeye command and control aircraft. During a test flight from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport on Aug. 18, pilots from the Navy’s Air …

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