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BAE Teams With Cammell Laird For UK Type 31e Frigate Bid

Britain’s BAE Systems and commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird have signed a teaming agreement as part of a bid to make the U.K.’s Type 31e frigate, BAE said Wednesday. The companies will partner with Cammell Laird acting as prime contractor to build the frigates while BAE provides warship design, engineering capability, and combat systems expertise. This is […]

An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter prepares to land on the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) off the coast of Southern California.
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Navy To Issue FFG(X) Solicitation In November

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is planning to issue an open competitive request for proposals (RFP) for design development on the new future frigate program in November, the Navy said Monday. The future frigate program is called the Guided-Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). The Navy highlighted in a presolicitation notice that “the overall objective of this early […]

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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 16 2017) Sailors assigned to the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) raise a training mine from the water during Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise. The exercise between the U.S., Republic of Korea and U.N. Command Sending States is designed to increase combined capabilities and readiness to respond to any contingency on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released)

International Mine Warfare Exercise Starts Off South Korea

The Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) began Sunday off the coast of South Korea with U.S., South Korean, and United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations Canada and the Philippines. The exercise will have mine countermeasures ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance personnel conduct a set of drills aimed at practicing procedures and tactics to […]

The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) fires an SM-6 Block IB missiles during Formidable Shield 2017. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Navy And NATO Forces Conduct Air And Missile Defense Exercises Off Scotland

U.S. and NATO forces conducted a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise involving a ballistic missile and three anti-ship cruise missile targets during the Formidable Shield 2017 (FS17) exercise on Sunday. During a collective self-defense scenario, the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyer successfully detected, tracked, and intercepted a medium-range […]

The Harris. Corp.’s ALQ-214(V)4/5 electronic countermeasure onboard jammers for use on F/A-18s. Image: Harris Corp.

Harris Wins $133 Million Contract For U.S. And Australian F/A-18 Electronic Jammers

The U.S. Navy awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $133 million contract to provide 50 electronic countermeasure onboard jammers (OBJ) for the U.S. and Australia F/A-18 C/D/E/F Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft, the company said Monday. Harris is set to make and deliver specifically Lot 14 ALQ-214(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) jammers to the U.S. […]

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Cubic Wins $22 Million Contract For LCS Training Courseware

The U.S. Navy awarded Cubic Corp. [CUB] $22 million in four delivery orders to create and deliver game-based courseware to support trainees for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the company said Wednesday. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will be delivered by the company’s Orlando, Fla., operations. The company called its services “immersive game-based courseware” and specifically […]

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator, the predecessor to the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike vehicle, completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

Navy Releases Final MQ-25 Tanker Solicitation

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) released the final request for proposals (RFP) for the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft system (UAS) tanker to four main competitors on Oct. 4, the Navy told Defense Daily. The air systems engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program solicitation details were issued to Boeing [BA], General Atomics, Lockheed Martin [LMT], and […]

An MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts low-light conditional development testing with the AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Photo: U.S. Navy).

Mine Detection System Achieves IOC

The U.S. Navy’s AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system airborne mine detection system has achieved initial operational capability (IOC), the service said Tuesday. COBRA is a sensor payload that can be integrated into the Northrop Grumman [NOC] MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned air system (UAS) deployed on to a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). COBRA […]

A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 impacts a target during a March 2016 flight test at Point Mugu Sea Test Range, Calif. (Photo: U.S. Navy).

Navy’s Newest Joint Standoff Weapons Achieves Full Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has declared the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW C-1), the latest variant of the air-to-ground weapon, as ready for full operational capability (FOC). JSOW C-1 is a guided glide weapon equipped with a Link 16 datalink, allowing it to receive real-time target updates from the launch platform or an alternate controller. This […]

The future USS Little Rock was launched in July 2015. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Austal And Lockheed Martin Win Contracts To Build One LCS Each

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded the Austal USA and Lockheed Martin [LMT] teams separate contracts to each build one littoral combat ship (LCS), the Defense Department announced Friday. Both contracts are under the $584 million congressional cost cap for each LCS. The Navy said specific LCS award amounts are not being made public […]