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January Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. COALESCE is More BAE Systems announced a contract win...
ECA Group

Beating the Minefield With Autonomous Countermeasures

The potential for autonomous mine hunting is now being realised - and the demand for it is growing. Technological developments in mine countermeasure (MCM) systems...
3D printer - USS Essex

Back to the Future

Can Additive Manufacturing processes really deliver useful support to deployed naval vessels? On 1 August 1785, Jean François de Galaup (comte de Lapérouse) set sail...
USS Ponce

High Power Defence

After a stuttering start, directed energy/laser weapons are beginning to gain traction as viable ‘soft kill’ options for military forces. In January 2022, the US...
USS Thomas Hudner

USN DDG shoots down uncrewed system in Red Sea

An US Navy (USN) guided-missile destroyer (DDG) shot down an uncrewed system that came close to the ship, the US Department of Defense (DoD)...
TF59 USV live firing

USN uncrewed systems exercise demonstrates lethal munitions use from USVs

The US Navy Central Command’s (NAVCENT’s) Gulf-based Task Force 59 (TF59) has conducted a live-firing exercise that included test firing weapons from uncrewed surface...
The US Navy (USN) released this undated still image, from video footage taken by an uncrewed surface vessel, of Iranian patrol forces operating in the Strait of Hormuz. The USN is integrating crewed and uncrewed platforms to increase surveillance and deterrence capacity across US 5th Fleet’s area of operations.

USN generates multi-task force crewed/uncrewed teaming in Gulf-based maritime security operations

The US Navy (USN) has demonstrated the integration of crewed and uncrewed platforms, drawn from several different USN maritime task groups, to generate enhanced...
Trident Juncture 2018.

DSEI 2023: Dutch De Zeven Provincien mid-life upgrade delivers BMD effect

Mid-life upgrade (MLU) work being conducted onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN’s) four De Zeven Provincien-class air-defence and littoral command frigates has delivered a...
USVs

Saab acquires BlueBear to enhance autonomous technology development

Swedish defence and security systems company Saab has acquired the UK-based, autonomous technologies-focused BlueBear Systems Group Ltd, Saab announced on 31 August. “BlueBear is a...
US Navy

Royal Saudi Naval Forces assumes command of Gulf-based IMSC task force

Saudi Arabia has assumed command of Coalition Task Force (CTF) ‘Sentinel’, the operational task force that supports the Gulf-based International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). This...

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