US Navy Wants Japans Retired MH-53E Sea Dragons Fleet

September 16, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

The US Navy is in negotiations with Japan to acquire its retired fleet of MH-53E Sea Dragons, according to reports. The Navy wants to harvest the old helicopters for parts to help keep its own Sea Dragons flying until 2025, the Virginian-Pilot said in a report

Mistral-Class Ship Meant For Russia Set To Begin Sea Trials

September 15, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests, according to Ria Novosti. The testing marks the ship goes to sea since its arrival to Saint-Nazaire in June

General Dynamics Electric Boat Wins $1.5 Billion Submarine Support Contract

September 12, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. $200 million contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines, according to an official statement from the company

Assembly Of Britain’s New Aircraft Carrier Begins In Scotland

September 12, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

The largest hull sections of Britain's second of two new aircraft carriers have been docked in Scotland, marking the beginning of the ship's assembly, according to UPI News. According to the report, the two hull sections -- one weighing about 6,700 tons and one weighing at nearly 9,000 tons -- were...

Israeli Navy Gets Fourth Dolphin Submarine

September 9, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

The new INS Tanin submarine, built in Germany, has joined the Israeli Navy, the Israel Defense Forces announced today.Israels powerful INS Tanin (Crocodile) submarine is on its way from Germany to the port of Haifa

Is France Moving to Cancel Mistral Deal with Russia?

September 4, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

France could cancel a deal to supply a $1.6 billion helicopter carrier, ‘Mistral to Russia

Russia Offers to Upgrade India's Kilo Class Submarines

September 3, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Russia has offered to upgrade Indias Kilo class submarines soon after the Indian MoD cleared a midlife upgrade proposal for the Russian origin subs. The Defense Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley recently cleared a whole host of proposals including a midlife upgrade of six submarines worth $2

Ecuadorian Coastguard To Get Two New Patrol Boats

August 22, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Damen has recently signed a contract with Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPas 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damens method of ‘building on site

Rosoboronexport Supplied Weapons Worth $5.1 billion In First-Half Of 2014

August 12, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Rosboronexport, Russias main weapons exporter supplied approximately $5.1 billion worth of military goods in the first half of 2014, according to Director General Anatoly Isaykin

BAE Systems Wins UK MoD Contract To Supply Three Offshore Patrol Vessels

August 12, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

BAE Systems has been awarded a 348 million-pound contract by the British government to build three new Offshore Patrol Vessels, formalising an initial deal agreed last year, according to Reuters. The vessels, which will be used in counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations, will be built at BAE Systems shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland, safeguarding 800 jobs, Britains Ministry of Defence (MOD) said on Tuesday

CAE's MH-60R Simulators Enter Service With US Navy

June 19, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

CAE USA today announced that over the past few months, three new MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) have been declared ready-for-training and entered service for the US Navy. One of the MH-60R TOFTs entered service at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, another entered service at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, and the third entered service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay

DARPA, US Navy To Develop Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node

June 12, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

DARPA and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on a joint DARPA/Navy research and development program called “Tern". This joint effort builds upon the existing work of DARPAs Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program, or “TERN,” which has been exploring concepts for a long-endurance and long-range aircraft that would operate from a variety of Navy ships