The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected L3Harris Technologies [LHX] for Phase 1 of the No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program to design an unmanned ship concept, the company said March 2. NOMARS is a two-phase program to demonstrate the reliability and feasibility of an ...

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) last week awarded Raytheon Technologies [RTX] a $33 million contract for work  to launch the Coyote Block 3 unmanned aircraft from unmanned vessels. The Coyote Block 3 autonomous strike program is a “rapid capability effort to achieve operational launch ...

The Navy on Friday awarded Austal USA a $235 million contract modification for the detail design and construction of the Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 15. The Defense Department contract announcement on Feb. 26 noted the EPF class “provides high speed, shallow draft ...

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Japan are developing the capability for Japan to use the SPY-7 missile defense radar on an Aegis-capable ship after the country canceled plans to build two Aegis Ashore sites. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy Aegis Technical Representative ...

The U.S. Navy and Japan Self-Defense Force are undertaking the computer-based Resilient Shield 2021 missile defense exercise from Feb. 22-26 in Japan, the Navy said Feb. 22. Resilient Shield is an annual “computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint” (FST-J) exercise focused on ballistic ...

France launched the production program of its new third generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, the Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly said Feb. 19. France plans to procure four new SSBN ballistic missile submarines known as the SNLE 3G in French (Sous-marin Nucléaire ...