Category archives for: Research & Development

ONR Representatives Explore a Changing Arctic

As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced April 14 new efforts to determine the pace of change in what some are calling Earth’s final frontier.   Scientists sponsored by ONR have traveled to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic […]

Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

Top News of the Week Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2014

Top News of the Week Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2014

Britain’s Only WW2-Era Submarine Reopens to Public HMS Alliance – Britain’s only WW2-era submarine – reopens to the public today after a three-year restoration project. Around £7m has been spent revamping the boat at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport, making her appear brand new both inside and out.  UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian […]

Top News of the Week Mar 24 – 30, 2014

Top News of the Week Mar 24 – 30, 2014

Korea Opts for Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Aircraft The Republic of Korea has formally selected the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program.   USS Elrod Takes Over Escort Duties of Libyan Seized Tanker The U.S. Navy’s USS Elrod relieved the USS Stout of its escort duties for the […]

Russia to Share Its Advanced Submarine Technology with China?

Russia to Share Its Advanced Submarine Technology with China?

Russia could provide China with its latest Kalina-class submarine, the Voice of Russia writes.   Official Beijing had initially requested from the Russian Government to provide its Navy with four Lada-class submarines. The plan was to revamp these subs with Chinese engines and an electronic fire-control system, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review. The […]

US, UK Test New Aircraft Landing Concepts for Aircraft Carriers

US, UK Test New Aircraft Landing Concepts for Aircraft Carriers

Landing fixed wing aircraft on aircraft carriers could be revolutionised thanks to a recent piloted flight simulation trial. The trial saw UK and US partners on the F35 programme use BAE Systems’ F35 Simulation facility at Warton to test new concepts for landing.   Bae Systems has been actively involved in the design of the […]

Top News of the Week Mar 17 – 23, 2014

Top News of the Week Mar 17 – 23, 2014

Indian Puts Search Operation for MH370 on Standby The Malaysian authorities have indicated that based on investigation, the search operations for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft MH 370 have entered a new phase and a strategy for further searches is being formulated.   Accordingly, search operations have been suspended and all Indian assets earmarked for […]

Middle East’s Newest Port Hosts First Royal Navy Ship

Survey ship HMS Echo became the first Royal Navy ship to visit the Middle East’s newest port – a port her sister ship Enterprise played a role in creating.   Echo tested the facilities in the Omani port of Duqm – a fishing village just a few years ago – to confirm that they could […]

Top News of the Week Mar 10 – 16, 2014

Top News of the Week Mar 10 – 16, 2014

Russia Deploys 60 Ships near Ukraine Russia has deployed 60 ships on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Ihor Tenykh said on Tuesday, March 11.   The Minister also stressed that there is no open aggression, since Russia does not officially recognize the troops in Crimea as […]

USA: GDEB Receives USD 36 Mln for Submarine Development

USA: GDEB Receives USD 36 Mln for Submarine Development

General Dynamics’s wholly owned subsidiary Electric Boat (GDEB) has been awarded two contract modifications from the U.S. Navy worth a total value of USD 35.8 million.   Under the first contract, valued at USD 19.8 million, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas […]

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