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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.

New OPV Join the Cypriot Navy

January 3, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The new Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Capriot Navy arrived in Larnaca, Naval Analysis reported. Cyprus ordered the OPV from Israel in December 2015, the vessel was built by Israel Shipyards Ltd. in Haifa.

An Unmanned Pathfinder for the Royal Navy Flagship

December 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
On the recent visit of HMS Ocean at the port of Haifa, the flagship of the Royal Navy participated in a mine warfare exercise at the Haifa Bay, where Israeli Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) acted as pathfinders for the British amphibious support helicopter carrier, sailing in simulated mine-infested waters. The mission was part of a joint exercise between the Israeli Navy and the British Royal Navy in Haifa Bay.

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.

US Navy Deploys another Destroyer to Bab el-Mandeb, Over Yemeni Sea-Mine Alert

February 4, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. is bolstering its naval force operating off the Yemen coast and in the Bab El Mandeb straits connecting the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The main concern is that the Houthis will try to block the narrow maritime lane with mines. "We’ve seen evidence that the Houthis are laying mines in the waters outside at least one of their ports. We officially have great concern for the freedom of navigation there" Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told Stars & Stripes.
              

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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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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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This Drone Can submerge underwater for Two Months & Launch on Command for Airborne Missions

March 21, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
img_0256A small, submersible drone developped at John Hopkins’ research institute’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) can stay submerged for months, and instantly surface and launch on command without leaving a trace.  Watch this video describing APL’s Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Naval System (CRACUNS). The drone is fabricated from composite materials and coatings that prevents salt
              

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Radar Carrying Net-Ray UAV Extends Ship’s Horizon

March 5, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Tekever AR3 Net-Ray maritime drone weighs 22 kg on takeoff, carrying 8 kg of payload. Photo: TekeverThe Tekever Group is introducing a new, lightweight shipborne UAV - the AR3 NET-RAY, a small drone with an empty weight of 14 kg, designed to carry 8 Kg payload. The new version of AR3 NET-RAY increases its payload capacity by 33%, with the main purpose of providing customers with the option to carry a radar with effective range of 25 nm.
              

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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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Singapore Technologies’ Hybrid Mini UAV Can Fly and Dive

February 16, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The new hybrid drone can fly in the air at a speed of 45 knots and move underwater, at a speed of three knots for up to three hours. Photo: Singapore Technologies EngineeringThis hybrid drone can fly for 15 minutes, dive underwater and operate sonar sensors for 3 hour underwater surveillance missions.
              

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DARPA To Fly VTOL Tail Sitter Drone From Frigates and Destroyers

December 29, 2015 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, northrop grumman, Syndicated Industry News 

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Northrop Grumman and Aerovironment are developing a new naval drone for DARPA

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Robotic spy fish conducts underwater surveillance

December 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Thyssenkrupp seeking a buyer for its naval business group

November 24, 2014 by · Comment
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Panthers to assume ASW role in Indonesia

November 5, 2014 by · Comment
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New drones demonstrate innovative maritime applications at AUVSI 2014

May 14, 2014 by · Comment
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Australian Navy to Adapt a New Color Scheme for Surface Vessels

December 5, 2013 by · Comment
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Upgrading the Royal Thai Naval Capabilities

November 5, 2013 by · Comment
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Northrop Grumman displays MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drone in the UK

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Northrop Grumman displays MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drone in the UK

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Australian MH-60R completes first flight

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Iranian, Russian Navies to Launch Joint Naval Wargames in the Caspian Sea

June 28, 2013 by · Comment
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IMDEX 2013: World navies Gather in Singapore

May 14, 2013 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

Changi Naval Base, Singapore: 15 warships from nine countries around the world, including the latest patrol vessels, frigates, corvettes and destroyers, sailed into Singapore for the Warships Display at IMDEX Asia 2013 this week. The US Navy’s...

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