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France to Evaluate Airbus’ Unmanned Helicopter for Use on its Future Frigates

January 12, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Airbus, Syndicated Industry News 
Airbus is developing a rotary-wing unmanned aerial system for naval application, under a newly awarded contract signed with the French armament directorate DGA. Under the program the company's VSR700 drone will be demonstrated on board ships, to evaluate its use with future frigates.

G&C Provides Functional Design for Saudi Multi-Mission Surface Combatant

January 10, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Lockheed Martin, Saudi Arabia, Syndicated Industry News 
Gibbs & Cox naval architecture and marine engineering firm (G&C) will support the functional design of new, Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC), a new class of frigate based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship ordered by the Royal Navy of Saudi Arabia.

Royal Navy Complete first firing Test of a New Air Defence System

September 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Sea Ceptor weapon system recently completed its first successfully firings from HMS Argyll, the first Type 23 to undergo the life-extension program.

[email protected] the New-Generation Digital Frigate from France

October 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
dcns-belharra-2012The French ship builder DCNS presented today the [email protected] frigate design - a new 4,000 tonne frigate based on the French-Navy future Intermediate-Size Frigate (FTI) also developed by DCNS.
              

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[email protected] the New-Generation Digital Frigate from France

October 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: France, Syndicated Industry News 
dcns-belharra-2012The French ship builder DCNS presented today the [email protected] frigate design - a new 4,000 tonne frigate based on the French-Navy future Intermediate-Size Frigate (FTI) also developed by DCNS.
              

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HARPOON MISSILE OBLITERATES TARGET IN SUCCESSFUL HIGH SEAS FIRING

May 6, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose fires a Harpoon anti-ship missile off the coast of Scotland. Photo: Crown CopyrightThe Royal Navy conducted a test firing of Harpoon anti-ship missile from HMS Montrose at the Scottish exercise areas in the Northern sea.

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HARPOON MISSILE OBLITERATES TARGET IN SUCCESSFUL HIGH SEAS FIRING

May 6, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose fires a Harpoon anti-ship missile off the coast of Scotland. Photo: Crown CopyrightThe Royal Navy conducted a test firing of Harpoon anti-ship missile from HMS Montrose at the Scottish exercise areas in the Northern sea.

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Royal Navy Awards BAE Systems Contract To Design New Warship

The Royal Navy awarded BAE Systems a contract to aid in the design and development of the new Type 26 frigate. The four year contract is worth almost $250 million. The new vessel will replace the aging Type 22 and 23 frigates.

The contract will keep jobs in Scotland for several years. The actual contract to build the new warships will be let in a few years with a goal of the first delivery in 2020.

The Royal Navy is planning major new construction programs for aircraft carriers as well as strategic missile submarines. The budget pressure the U.K. is under is extreme as the costs of fighting in Afghanistan along with social spending may restrict the money available to the RN and RAF in the next few years. Thousands of jobs building ships hang in the balance as these contracts are awarded and move forward. Scotland especially is dependent on the aircraft carriers to go forward as a way to keep their economy going.

The next years may be key to the future of the Royal Navy.

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Z Microsystems Partners Exclusively with Eurolink Systems to Provide Rugged Servers for the Italian Navy

December 31, 1969 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Z Microsystems partners with Eurolink Systems to provide its ZX series of rugged computer servers for integration into on-board computing systems used in the FREMM European frigate program.



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