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Australia Selects British Type 26 Design for $35 Billion Frigate Modernization

June 29, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Australia, BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
The Australian Government selected BAE Systems to build nine new frigates for the Australian Navy under the Australian Navy SEA 5000 Phase 1 Future Frigate project. The new Hunter Class frigates will replace the current ANZAC class frigates and will be optimized for anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The new vessels. The new warships are based on the Global Combat Ship design pioneered by BAE Systems, which was also selected for the Royal Navy Type 26 frigate.

Finland Arms Stealth Boats with New Swedish Torpedoes

January 4, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Finland, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 
Finland is upgrading the Hamina-class fast attack missile crafts to assume the mission of Rauma class Fast Attack Crafts that will retire in 2020. The Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade programme will extend the service life of Hamina-class vessels until 2035.

MQ-9 Demonstrates Anti-Submarine Mission Capabilities in U.S. Naval Exercise

November 14, 2017 by · Comment
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The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, was demonstrated using an MQ-9 Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) during a U.S. Naval exercise on October 12th. The flight test was conducted over the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE) west of San Clemente Island. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in […]

SeaGull Demonstrates Autonomous ASW Capabilities

September 15, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Israel, L-3, Syndicated Industry News 
Elbit Systems has developed an unmanned anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasure (MCM) vessels that enable navies to detect and defeat enemy submarines and neutralize sea mines in a safer, more efficient and affordable way. At the DSEI exhibition this week the company has demonstrated how the unmanned Seagull boats can autonomously perform anti-submarine operations over a distance of 1,890 nautical miles, with the mission controlled over a satellite link from the company's exhibit at DSEI in London.

Ghost Ships Gather in Scotland for Naval Robotic Wargames

p950_unmanned_rib_1021Almost 50 unmanned systems from the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, and Austria participated in a month-long war game for robots, organized by the Royal Navy. Spanning air, surface and the undersea domain, ‘Unmanned Warrior 2016’ (UW16), has been in the making for almost two years, with dozens of players from different nations invited to take part in this unique operational demonstration, held as part of NATO’s Joint Warrior exercise.
              

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An Unmanned Seagull That Fires Torpedoes!

June 28, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
A lightweight torpedo is launched from Elbit Systems' Seagull USV. The success of the first torpedo launch is a major milestone, confirming the USV’s capability to incorporate anti-submarine weapons, in addition to its unique submarine and mine detection capabilities. Photo: Elbit SystemsElbit Systems completed recently a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system. Lightweight torpedoes are often used by anti-submarine vessels, helicopters, and aircraft against submarines located in shallow waters. This is the first instance where such weapons are used from unmanned platforms.
              

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Russian Sub Hunter to Receive a Guided, Anti-Submarine Weapon

June 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Russian Navy is activating the Mi-14 in the submarine hunting mission after the helicopter was decommissioned from this role in 1996. Back then the helicopter was tasked with depth charges and massive nuclear weapons used in anti-submarine warfare. On its new mission, the helicopter will receive lighter, conventional armed Zalon-2 guided anti-submarine weapons.The Russian Navy is activating the Mi-14 in the submarine hunting mission after the helicopter was decommissioned from this role in 1996. Back then the helicopter was tasked with depth charges and massive nuclear weapons used in anti-submarine warfare. On its new mission, the helicopter will receive lighter, conventional armed Zalon-2 guided anti-submarine weapons.
              

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Asian Navies Evaluate Acquisition of AW-159 ASW Helicopters

February 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility aircraft developed from the extremely successful AgustaWestland Lynx family of helicopters. Photo: AgustaWestlandMalaysia and the Philippines are considering the acquisition of new helicopters for maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. Following its win in South Korea, AgustaWestland's AW-159 is a strong contender on both programs.
              

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Asian Navies Evaluate Acquisition of AW-159 ASW Helicopters

February 23, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility aircraft developed from the extremely successful AgustaWestland Lynx family of helicopters. Photo: AgustaWestlandMalaysia and the Philippines are considering the acquisition of new helicopters for maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare. Following its win in South Korea, AgustaWestland's AW-159 is a strong contender on both programs.
              

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New Seagull USV Sets for Anti-Submarine, Counter-Mine Warfare

February 8, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 

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Panthers to assume ASW role in Indonesia

November 5, 2014 by · Comment
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Aussie Poseidon will be an advanced version of the US Navy P-8A

February 25, 2014 by · Comment
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Taiwan Air Force forms an Anti-Submarine Air Group

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Australia to buy additional torpedoes to equip MH-60R, P-8As

July 2, 2013 by · Comment
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Autonomous ASW: The Predator Becoming a Prey

January 1, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
In three years the US Navy could have a prototype of an autonomous anti-submarine warfare vessel that will be able to detect, track and shadow any type of submarine, including ultra-quiet diesel-electric subs, turning these undersea beast from predators into targets.

Boeing Receives Next Production Order for P-8 Aircraft

Despite the threat of sequestration and its effect on next year’s budget the Pentagon continues to issue orders as FY12 comes to an end. Many existing hardware contracts received their annual buys over the last few months.

Boeing (BA), for example, just received the latest production lot for the new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and patrol aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The P-8A Posieden is a modified 737 airliner. The contract is for another 11 aircraft and is valued at close to $2 billion.

The P-8A is replacing the P-3C originally manufactured by Lockheed Martin (LMT). The P-8A has been in development since 2004 and the first squadron is expected to stand up next year.

The aircraft has also been purchased by India in one of the largest defense deals a U.S. company has ever had with it.

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Anti-Submarine Warfare 2009 Conference

aswClarion Events presents another must attend conference for those concerned about current capability challenges and skills in ASW. It will be held on the First and Second of December in London, U.K.

‘Submarines are decisive force projection and sea denial platforms, whose numbers, utility and impact look set to increase as geo-strategic competition re-emerges and irregular activity grows at sea in the coming years. Developed states have failed to invest sufficiently in the skills and technologies necessary to counter a wide range of modern submarines and mini-submarines, with the result that even modest submarine capabilities are likely to pose significant threats, both to the international system and to naval and other expeditionary forces.’

Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Chris Parry, Former Director General, Development, Concepts and Doctrine, UK Ministry Of Defence
There has never been a more appropriate time for the world’s key stakeholders in ASW to meet and discuss their capability challenges. With the diversion of platforms away from ASW, pressures on military spending and the continued debate over the growing underwater threat there is no doubt there is a major gap in the ability to detect and neutralise these threats. The conference will cover the key issues in ASW including:

• What are the current and emerging underwater threats?
• To what extent are we going to sustain our open ocean ASW capability?
• Do we know enough about ASW in the littoral environment?
• How do we best integrate future ASW capability and how can it be affordable?

Anti-submarine Warfare 2009 will bring together personnel from across the ASW community, technical and scientific leaders, long-term ASW commitments and requirements personnel and organisations at the forefront of ASW solution development.
At this conference you will:

• Learn from other leading nations and commands in the field of ASW
• Identify and understand the evolving underwater threats
• Network with 200+ ASW specialists
• See the latest solutions from industry

Anti-submarine Warfare 2009 will be the event that will aim to answer the central question – how must we embrace and undertake future ASW operations?

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Lockheed Accelerates India’s C-130 Aircraft

India had purchased six C-130J transports from Lockheed Martin last year. This is part of that nation’s program to improve their armed forces through buying new technology from U.S. , European and Israeli suppliers. Along with the buy of the U.S. transports the Indian Government purchased P-8 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and patrol aircraft from Boeing. There is also a major fighter contract contest underway that has seen Lockheed bid their F-16 aircraft for as well.

Lockheed announced that they are accelerating the production and delivery of the six aircraft. It is hoped that the first one will be delivered in about two years. The hope is that by showing good performance it might drive India to execute the second buy option in the contract. This is for a further six aircraft. Lockheed is hoping that the new agreement between the two countries allowing U.S. control on technology sold to India will facilitate further deals.

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