Naval

Northrop Grumman LITENING Targeting Pod Makes First Navy Super Hornet Flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s LITENING advanced targeting pod has successfully completed its first test flights on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet. The Navy selected LITENING to replace the legacy targeting pods on the F/A-18 fleet in early 2022. “This first flight demonstrated LITENING’s ability to rapidly add modern, upgradeable mission …

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General Atomics Awarded Contract Continuing EMALS, AAG Evaluation for France’s Next Generation Aircraft Carrier

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to continue development and evaluation of tailored configurations of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) as a potential Foreign Military Sale to the French …

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Fincantieri Marinette Marine Starts Frigate Construction

Fincantieri Marinette Marine officially started construction of U.S. Navy’s first Constellation-class guided missile frigate today in Northeast Wisconsin. The future USS Constellation moved into the next stage of development as shipbuilders began cutting steel for the ship with members of the Navy, representatives of elected officials and community leaders observing …

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KRAKEN PARTNERS WITH MSI-DEFENCE SYSTEMS

British maritime company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has announced a partnership with MSI-Defence Systems (MSI-DS) around key systems on its K50 KRAKEN maritime gunship. UK based, MSI-DS are a land and naval weapon systems specialist with more than 120 years of experience in the defence industry. Specialising in precision engagement, …

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LM Delivers Integrated Multi-Mission Laser Weapon System to the Navy

Lockheed Martin delivered to the U.S. Navy a 60+ kW-class high energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS), the first tactical laser weapon system to be integrated into existing ships and provide directed energy capability to the fleet. Integrated and scalable by design, the multi-mission HELIOS system will provide …

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ADVANCED MARITIME TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH THALES GROUP 

 British maritime technology company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thales for the ongoing development and provision of bespoke systems for the Kraken K50 maritime precision engagement platform. The K50 has been designed to deliver unparalleled levels of performance, modularity …

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General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $1.4 Bn to Build US Navy Ships

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it received $1.4 billion in U.S. Navy contract modifications for construction of a sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship (ESB 8) and two additional John Lewis-class fleet oilers (T-AO 211 and 212). This award comes in addition to …

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Navantia Delivers Second Corvette to Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Navantia Delivers Second Corvette to Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Navantia delivered Tuesday the second of the five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Navy Forces (RSNF) in its shipyards at the Bay of Cadiz, the construction 547, named AL-DIRIYAH, in a ceremony held at its San Fernando facilities. Hosted by Navantia’s Chairman and CEO, Ricardo Dominguez, the ceremony was …

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