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Evolving Technology Challenges Defence Industry Into Greater Collaboration

The ongoing evolution in defence and wider technology is shaping the capability options defence and security companies pursue in response, said Pӓr Henrikson, Saab’s...
Hypersonic

Saab Reveals Hypersonic Sensing and Tracking Capability within ‘Squadron 2020’ Corvette Contract

Saab’s contract to deliver combat system capability for the Finnish Navy’s ‘Squadron 2020’ (‘Laivue 2020’) future corvette programme includes hypersonic missile detection and tracking,...
A Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Alkmaar-/Tripartite-class minehunter (centre) transits with Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) in 2014. The RNLN’s new MCM vessels could provide a future platform for seabed warfare capability. (NATO Maritime Command)

Navies Consider Response to Seabed Warfare Risk

The emergence of seabed warfare as a strategic, political, and operational risk for Western countries is prompting navies to consider capability requirements, and the...
An artist’s rendering of Sweden’s future A26 submarine at sea. Two A26 boats are currently being built. (Saab)

Sweden Assesses Next-generation Submarine Requirements and Technologies

Sweden is assessing requirements for a next-generation submarine, even as its new A26 Blekinge-class diesel-electric boats (SSKs) continue build. The Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) has...
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and US Coast Guard

Arabian Sea Naval Patrols Increase Narcotics Seizures

Multinational naval forces operating in and around the Gulf are increasing seizures of narcotics, notably in the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. The...
US marines maintain equipment at the US Marine Corps Setermoen facility during Exercise ‘Cold Response 22’ in March. (Norwegian Armed Forces)

Exercise Cold Response Sees ‘huge step forward’ in Norwegian Army/US Marine Corps integration

The Norwegian-hosted NATO amphibious Exercise Cold Response, which took place in northern Norway in March, highlighted the increasing integration between the Norwegian Army and...
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (foreground) and the French Navy carrier FS Charles de Gaulle sail together in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2022. Recently, NATO has had a collective carrier presence of up to five ships at sea. (US Navy)

NATO’s Carrier Groups Demonstrate Collective Deterrence

NATO is enhancing its immediate and longer-term maritime presence to build deterrence now and into the future, a senior alliance official told a recent...
The Mexican Navy’s Sierra-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Benito Juarez is pictured at sea. Damen Naval designs, builds, and supports ships for a range of international customers, including the German, Indonesian, Netherlands, and Mexican navies.

Shipbuilding With VR, AR and Digital Twinning

Damen develops simulation training products to add value in ship concept, design, build, and support. Navies are seeking to introduce new ships more quickly and...

NATO’S Dynamic Manta Exercise Tests ASW capabilities and readiness

NATO’s Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, which wrapped up in the Mediterranean Sea on 4 March, demonstrated the availability and readiness of NATO...
The UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is pictured at sea in March 2022, sailing in Norwegian waters during Exercise ‘Cold Response’. The carrier, with the NATO roundel visible on its for’ard island, is operating as the NATO Response Force flagship for 2022. (Crown copyright)

UK’s Royal Navy Demonstrates Two-Carrier Deployment Capability

The UK Royal Navy (RN) currently has its both of its Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers at sea, one deployed on operations while the other...

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