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tkMS Hands Over New Ships to Israel’s Navy

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) delivered the last two of four SA`AR 6-class corvettes to Israel’s Navy. During the small hand over ceremony, Managing Director Dr Alexander Orellano emphasised in his  speech to the guests and new ships’ crews the good professional and personal relationship tkMS cultivated with Israel’s Navy. Dr. Alexander Orellano: “In the six […]

MBDA and Naval Group join forces  to develop new remote assistance solutions

edited by Curtis Hand from press release The remote assistance service deployed by Naval Group and MBDA for the French Navy achieves several objectives: provide prompt diagnostics and a repair solution to naval systems users in all locations and in all circumstances. Remote assistance is a secure, end-to-end encrypted multimedia communication system linking the ship […]

Russian Navy Continues Zircon Testing

by Yury Laskin, Russia Country Manager and Correspondent  The frigate Admiral Gorshkov of the Russian Northern Fleet successfully engaged a land target with a Zircon hypersonic missile. The missile was launched while the frigate was operating in the White Sea and hit a spot target on the Barents Sea coast. A Russian MoD spokesman referred to […]

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE: Ships’ 360° Passive Self-Protection with SPYNEL InfraRed Search & Track Solution

Content & images by Aymeric De Cagny, Naval Business Developer at HGH Infrared Systems Asymmetric threats are multiplying and take various forms (missiles, loitering munitions, drones’ swarms, USV swarms, RHIBs, …). More than ever, situational awareness is a key factor to fleet protection. The InfraRed Search and Track Solution from HGH Infrared is a novel, […]

Turkish Companies Pool Strengths to Develop Unique Unmanned Naval Solution

Article and photos by Korhan Özkilinc The ASELSAN and the SEFINE Shipyard among others the companies ROKETSAN and ARMELSAN joined forces for maritime security and develop with innovative solutions unmanned naval vehicles and this ceremonial at SEFINE Shipyard jointly given the start for construction. The unmanned naval vehicles are used for tasks such as reconnaissance, […]

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Launches Sea Breaker – 5th Gen’ Sea-Land Long-Range Attack Weapon System

edited by Curtis Hand; all images: RAFAEL Rafael’s Sea Breaker™ utilises Rafael’s technological innovations such as electro-optics, computer vision, AI and advanced decision-making algorithms for full operational capability in GNSS-denied environments for maritime superiority missions. The missile’s datalink supports real-time, man-in-the-loop decision-making and tactical updates, meaning it has mid-flight abort capability. The photos below demonstrate […]

Israel Shipyards to Supply Four Bespoke SHALDAG MK V Vessels to the Israeli Navy

release material edited by Curtis Hand with contribution from Stephen Elliott Israel Shipyards Limited signed an agreement to supply four of its SHALDAG MK V vessels to the Israeli Navy each with unique configuration requirements. Like other naval customers, the Israeli Navy bought a variety of Israel Shipyards’ vessels for ongoing security missions – i.e. […]

MBDA’s CAMM Selected for Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers

edited and filed by Jürgen Hensel MBDA has announced a number of contracts to upgrade the air and missile defence capabilities of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 DARING class destroyers. The work will see CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) paired with an upgraded Sea Viper command and control system for the first time. CAMM […]

Diehl Delivers Re-Certification and Repair Equipment for Anti-Ship Missiles

edited by Curtis Hand from press release Diehl Defence received an order form the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the delivery of recertification and repair equipment for the heavy anti-ship missile RBS15 Mk3 to the Ammunition Supply Centre North in Laboe on 1 July 2021. This enables the […]

Patria joins in an EDIDP programme to develop maritime surveillance capabilities

Patria is part of three-country Northern-European co-operation in a consortium that was selected by the EU in the European Defence Industrial Programme for Maritime Surveillance Capabilities. The member states are Estonia, Finland and Sweden (the lead) all countries surrounding the Baltic Sea and the countries have signed the letter of intent. The consortium is led […]

Israel Shipyards Presents, for the First Time at IMDEC, its Flexible Commercial Options to Meet the New Economic Reality

Presenting for the first time at the prestigious African Naval event – IMDEC, Israel Shipyards Ltd. showcases its flexible options and solutions that address the immediate needs of fleets around the world and help them overcome harsh, new economic realities facing many countries in the region. As a leading shipbuilding and repair company in the […]

Rohde & Schwarz Supports Brazilian Navy Expansion & Modernisation

edited by Curtis Hand from release Rohde & Schwarz was awarded a contract from the Águas Azuis Consortium to supply the communications and intelligence suites for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré Frigates Class programme. They will be fully responsible for the development, design, production, integration and acceptance of the external and internal communication suite and will supply communication […]

Was There Any Doubt? Germany Approves the U212CD Project

by Curtis Hand from a press release, and with commentary from Merl Wachtberg thyssenkrupp Marine Systems CEO Dr Rolf Wirtz, commented on the German Parliament Budget Committee’s funding of the €25 million 212CD (“Common Design”) German-Norwegian submarine project: “…the German Bundestag today made it possible for the contract to be signed soon. This is good […]

UK MOD Awards Patrol Boat Contract to MST Group

by Curtis Hand, from Press Release The UK MOD Defence Equipment & Support Organisation (DE&S) awarded Marine Specialised Technology (MST) Group a competitive contract to supply 18 of its 15m high-speed patrol boats to is MOD Police (MDP) and Gibraltar Defence Police (GDP), replacing existing craft in use with the MDP and GDP.  It is […]


by Curtis Hand CHALLENGE: Piracy continues to threaten seafarers in strategic waters and EEZs worldwide. Vigilance, preparation, early detection and rapid response remain the best means to counter pirate tactics since the earliest days of armed robbery on the high-seas. However, these are difficult to achieve because pirate vessels range in size from high speed skiffs […]

Major Order for Bredo in Bremerhaven – Frigate “Baden-Württemberg” is completing its first repairs

translated and edited by Curtis Hand Bredo Dry Docks in Bremerhaven secured the multi-month contract for German Navy‘s new F125 frigate “Baden-Württemberg” scheduled maintenance. Based on the published tender, the total volume for the repair work amounts to over 30 million euros. After a trip from the naval arsenal in Wilhelmshaven and a short North […]

Babcock to Build on its Busan Base at MADEX 2021

Edited by Curtis Hand, from press release Babcock – the Aerospace, Defence and Security company – is preparing to showcase the breadth and depth of its in-service naval support at MADEX 2021 – 9-12 June, Republic of Korea.    Babcock continues to enhance its market presence with its facility in the large port city of […]

Babcock CEO Hosts Arrowhead 140 Engagements in Greece

from Release David Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer, of Babcock International, the aerospace, defence and security company has led a series of meetings in Greece with key industry figures, Government officials and supply chain companies as Babcock continues to build international interest in its Arrowhead 140 general purpose frigate and bid to deliver the Hellenic Navy’s […]

Damen Lays the Keel for the RNLN CSS Den Helder in Romania

by Curtis Hand from press release On the 2 June, Damen Shipyards Galati performed the keel-laying ceremony on the Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder, being built in Romania. This marks an important milestone in the construction of this new supply ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The keel laying ceremony was performed by the […]

Rolls-Royce to Supply MTU Generator Sets for US Navy Frigate Programme

Edited by Curtis Hand from Press Release US Navy’s new frigate programme – the next generation of small surface combat ships – will have benefit of mtu naval generator sets from Rolls-Royce. These will be a key component of propulsion and on-board power generation for phase one of the US Navy’s Constellation (FFG-62) class frigate […]

VIMMS: Dyena Systems Announces New Vessel Monitoring Solution

Edited by Curtis Hand from Press Release What is it? The Vessel Impact and Motion Monitoring System (VIMMS) from Dyena Systems is a direct response to the maritime industry’s requirement to monitor crew and vessel levels of shock and vibration during high speed boat operations (HSBO) to put this in a military context. Now it […]

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