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November 20, 2014
Airbus building periscope maintenance plant in India
Unterschleissheim, Germany (UPI) Nov 18, 2014
A facility for the maintenance and repair of Indian Navy submarine periscopes is being built in India by Airbus Defense and Space's Optronics business unit. Airbus Defense and Space said the contract is worth more than $16.2 million and that the facility will be completed in September of 2016. "The maintenance facility contract demonstrates Airbus Defense and Space's commitment to not only supply systems and technologies to customers, but also to equip them with the necessary operational ... read more

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New Zumwalt-class destroyer 79 percent complete, Navy says
The deckhouse of the second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer has been integrated on to the ship's hull by General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works. ... more
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New air command and control system passes testing milestone
The air command and control system for NATO by ThalesRaytheonSystems has demonstrated its networking capabilities. ... more
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U.S. Navy receives 200th anti-submarine warfare helicopter
The U.S. Navy has received its 200th Sikorsky Aircraft MH-60R submarine-hunting helicopter with advanced mission systems and sensors by Lockheed Martin. ... more
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Moscow gives France until end of November to deliver warship: report
Russia on Friday warned France of "serious" consequences unless Paris delivers by the end of this month a Mistral-class assault warship whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, a report said. ... more
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Sweden confirms foreign submarine incursion
Sweden said Friday it had evidence that a mini submarine entered its waters in October, triggering a week-long hunt with echoes of Cold War stand-offs fuelled by speculation of a Russian incursion. ... more
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Still no date for warship delivery to Russia: France
France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday there was still no fixed date for the delivery of two Mistral-class warships to Russia. ... more
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Shipbuilder launches Mobile Landing Platform for Navy
The third Mobile Landing Platform for the U.S. Navy has been launched by General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. in San Diego, Calif. ... more
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BAE Systems uses visualization technology in ship design
Virtual reality technology is being adopted by BAE Systems in Britain for the design and building of Royal Navy warships, the company announced. ... more
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Carrier completes dry dock phase of overhaul
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) has completed the dry dock phase of its mid-life overhaul and will now undergo final outfitting and testing. ... more
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Conditions not met for warships delivery to Russia: French PM
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday that conditions have not yet been met for France to deliver two Mistral-class warships to Russia. ... more
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Indian navy worker killed in ship accident: reports
A naval ship sank Thursday off the southeastern coast of India leaving one worker dead and four others missing, reports said, in the latest of a string of deadly mishaps to hit the navy. ... more
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Russia lays keels for new submarines
The keels of two submarines destined to join Russia's Black Sea fleet have been laid in a special ceremony attended by the deputy commander of the Russian Navy. ... more
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Work moves ahead on two new guided missile destroyers
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works reports two milestones this week in the Arleigh Burke-class (DG 51) destroyer program for the U.S. Navy. ... more
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Antique submarines still key to struggling Taiwan fleet
At 70 years old, Taiwan's World War II-era "Hai Pao" submarine would not be out of place in a museum, but the antique vessel is still part of the navy - a sign of the island's ongoing struggle to strengthen its fleet. ... more
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French submarines to get new torpedoes
The French military procurement agency, DGA, says a next-generation heavy torpedo will be delivered to the French Navy in 2016. ... more
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Sagem wins contract to supply optronic surveillance masts
Sagem of France has announced it has been contracted to provide optronic surveillance masts for the South Korean Navy's new KSS-III submarines. ... more
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Raytheon supplying Japan with Phalanx upgrade kits
A multi-year bulk buy contract has been awarded to Raytheon to provide Japan with upgrade kits and other equipment for the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System. ... more
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U.S. taps Saab for remotely operated vehicle to counter maritime IEDs
An underwater vehicle for use in helping counter improvised explosive devices in U.S. domestic waters is being developed by Saab. ... more
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Navantia Australia conducts risk-reduction study on frigates
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia's Australian subsidiary is undertaking a risk-reduction design study related to future frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. ... more
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Russia says France due to hand over first warship November 14
Russia said Wednesday that France is still due to complete the controversial handover of a warship next month, despite pressure for the deal to be scrapped over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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DCNS unveils SMX-Ocean concept submarine at Euronaval 2014
French shipbuilder DCNS has taken the wraps off a new concept submarine that combines conventional power with a nuclear-powered attack submarine design. ... more
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Littoral Combat Ship outfitted with Airbus DS radar
The U.S. subsidiary of Europe's Airbus Defense and Space has installed and put into operation a TRS-3D naval radar for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship. ... more
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India plans to build 6 submarines
India's military plans to spend more than $1 billion to build six submarines indigenously and procure thousands of Israeli-made anti-tank missiles. ... more
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IAI touts Katana manned/unmanned patrol boat at Euronaval 2014
A manned/unmanned patrol boat for homeland security and other applications is being highlighted in France this week by Israel Aerospace Industries. ... more
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