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ERA’s Testing Trials for Passive System’s Ability to Detect UAS

by Curtis Hand from Press Release While the Czech Republic is land-locked and without a navy, MSD magazine feels the following technology and application are relevant for protecting shore-based naval assets and bases. A extensive testing regimen called “CW Trial” sought to verify if a Passive ESM Tracker, (e.g. VERA-NG by ERA, photo right)) can […]

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 […]



Varjo Brings Virtual Reality to Flight Simulators

by Curtis Hand, adapted from press release material Varjo Technologies is working together with a European fighter aircraft manufacturer to revolutionise flight simulators. The Finnish company Varjo developed a human eye resolution mixed reality technology – Bionic Display – that will be integrated into all of its client’s fighter aircraft simulators. In addition to the […]

Operation Irini: UN Security Council Renews Inspection Authorisation

from Official Press Release with minor edits by Curtis Hand The UN Security Council renewed the authorisation for inspections by Operation Irini for one more year. With the vote on Thursday, the UN Security Council extended the Resolution 2292 of 2016 that allows offshore inspections and port diversions of vessels suspected of breaches of the […]

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 […]

Elbit Systems Awarded $80 Million Contract to Supply AI-Powered El-Op Systems for APAC Navy

by Curtis Hand, from Press Release Elbit Systems announced today that following competitive technical evaluations it was awarded an approximately $80 million contract by a country in (the) Asia-Pacific to supply SPECTROTM XR multi-spectral electro-optic (“EO”) systems for maritime forces. The contract will be performed over a period of four years. Under the contract, Elbit […]

Multi-Frequency Doppler Radar Tracks Rogue Space Junk

by Aleksandar Grgic, Director, Space Solutions at Weibel Scientific edited by Curtis Hand Space objects usually disintegrate when entering Earth’s atmosphere, but the immensity of some objects cause great concern. This was the case when all eyes were on a 21-tonne, 30-metre section of a rocket hurtling towards Earth in the days leading up to […]



US Coast Guard Conducts At-Sea Exercises with Malta

by Curtis Hand from official press release by the US Coast Guard Atlantic Area. …All images contributed from the skilled Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix, US Coast Guard Atlantic Area The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) conducted at-sea engagements with the armed forces of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, May 17 […]

EUNAVFOR MED IRINI’s 4th webinar: “A strategic compass for a Mediterranean maritime security”

Another edition of SHADE is scheduled for 26 May at 1500 hours CET / Six Bells of the Afternoon Watch Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI is organizing the 4th webinar to walk the Road to Shade Med: “A strategic compass for a Mediterranean maritime security” in collaboration with La Sapienza University of Rome and Nato Defense […]

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 […]

Corvette K130: steel cut for build number nine – programme becomes more expensive

On May 10, 2021, the first steel for the ninth Corvette K130, the “Augsburg”, was cut. Due to the corona, the so-called burning start in the German Naval Yards Kiel was celebrated in a small circle. This is an unspectacular act in which a plasma torch cuts the first piece of steel. Despite the pandemic, […]

NEW FROM RUSSIA: The Ultimate Minesweeper for MCM?

by Yury Laskin, Moscow Correspondent, MSD and Mittler Report Russian Naval shipbuilding plans for 2021 are on schedule, according to the programme programme that has provisions for up to 40 ships and vessels, including two mine counter-measure (MCM) ships (Project 12700). The Russian Navy currently operates four ships of the Project and has four more […]



GENERALS ALWAYS FIGHT THE LAST WAR- A Technology Profile – The Precise Target Acquisition Systems Developments 

A Technology Profile – The Precise Target Acquisition Systems Developments  by Dr. Eyal Pinko The modern battlefield environment has become more and more complex. Future operations in the modern battlefield will be characterized by the indeterminate nature of the threats, their adaption abilities, and the dynamic change. The emerging threats in the operational environment will […]

U212 NFS SUBS GET ELETTRONICA EW SUITE

by Curtis Hand from Press Release – images courtesy Fincantieri and Italian Navy  Elettronica announced it will supply the Electronic Warfare  (EW) suite to Italy’s Navy for new submarines (U212 NFS Programme), built by Fincantieri and managed by OCCAR. This includes two suites for the first batch and two additional systems as an option for […]

US Navy Exclusive: International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium

The International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium series is the only US Navy-sponsored event that has sole focus on naval mine warfare and related technologies. This event is jointly sponsored by the Mine Warfare Association and the US Naval Postgraduate School – and held every odd year in Monterey, California USA. With COVID restrictions still in […]



Israel Opens for Business: IMCO Industries held a Special Two-Day Demonstration of its Solutions and Capabilities

by Curtis Hand from press release IMCO Group held a special two-day demonstration of its solutions 2-3 May at its showroom in Rosh Ha’Ayn, Israel that was attended by distinguished customers, military attachés and other official representatives from various countries across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Video available by clicking here or visiting https://we.tl/t-Q47x9R9QGz. […]

The Brains Behind the Boom

interview from Curtis Hand If you attend a major international defence trade exposition almost anywhere in the world, then you will witness a stultifying number of different demonstration videos that promote major weapon systems with epic levels of fire power. The number, dimension and sound of these videos are overwhelming on a typical exhibition day. […]

US Coast Guard Renews Cooperation and Influence in Tunisia

Yesterday (04 May 2021), the US Coast Guard (USCG) announced from Tunisia’s capital Tunis that it continues to build ties with the Tunisia Coast Guard – which shares the Mediterranen Dialogue Countries obligations. On 25 April 2021, The Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Tunis […]





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