Category archives for: Research & Development

Indian Coast Guard Expands FPV Fleet

The Indian Coast Guard Ship “Abhiraj”, the fourth in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned on September 2, 2014 at Tuticorin.   The 50 meter indigenous FPV displaces 290 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with an endurance of 1500 […]

NOPV INS Sumitra to Join the Indian Navy

NOPV INS Sumitra to Join the Indian Navy

The new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS Sumitra, built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy, will be formally commissioned  by Admiral Robin K Dhowan PVSM, AVSM,  YSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff  on 4th September 2014 at Chennai.   The state-of-the-art warship will join Eastern Naval Command at Chennai for nation’s maritime surveillance and coastal […]

GA‑ASI’s Lynx Radar Detects Small Maritime Targets

During the U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast of Key West, Fla., in June, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) proved that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar successfully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment.   Integrated aboard a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper surrogate (King Air 350), Lynx’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Maritime […]

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to embark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after embarking Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 while in Sasebo, Japan Aug. 31.   Peleliu recently participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, as the flag ship for the RIMPAC Amphibious Task Force […]

Spanish Navy Disposes of Three Hand Grenades

The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center and the Navy Maritime Surveillance in Cartagena, a team of […]

UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14

UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14

Thousands of Royal UK Navy, Royal Marine and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel have left the UK for an annual exercise in the Mediterranean and Gulf regions.   Two Royal Navy warships, the Lead Commando Group from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (40 Commando) and elements of Naval Air Squadrons, together with two ships from the […]

F-35 Lightening II Deal Awarded

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,4 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightening II Lot VI Low Rate Initial Production cost-plus incentive fee contract.   This modification provides for support equipment for the F135 propulsion systems to include handling, testing, and maintenance equipment and parts required […]

Russian Navy’s Third Diesel-Electric Submarine Launched

Russian Navy’s Third Diesel-Electric Submarine Launched

Admiralty Shipyards, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, launched the “Stary Oskol” of project 636.3, third in the series diesel-electric submarines being built for the Russian Navy.   The ceremony was attended by Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, vice-president of JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation” Sergei Forafonov and other guests. This series of six submarines that […]

QinetiQ Tests Dstl’s Defence Sensor System

QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to carry out additional research into generating quality situational awareness to enable the coordination of the defence of a vessel against the surface threat posed by small boats.   Dstl has a developed a proof of concept sensor system for the […]

USS George Washington Returns to Sea

USS George Washington Returns to Sea

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Stike Group (GWCSG), Sept. 2.   George Washington spent the last month in port conducting a scheduled maintenance period after spending more than two months at […]

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