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Australia Upgrades 'Anzac' Frigates Mk.45 Mod.2 Main Guns
Navy / Maritime Modernisation Weapon / Missile

Australia Upgrades 'Anzac' Frigates Mk.45 Mod.2 Main Guns

BAE Systems has announced that it has won a contract from Australia to upgrade the Mk.45 Mod.2 (127mm) main guns of the 'Anzac' class frigates (MEKO-200).

Greece to Upgrade M113s Urgently
Land Modernisation

Greece to Upgrade M113s Urgently

Greece urgently wants to upgrade its M113 APVs, and the defence ministry sent an RfP to Israel.

ASELSAN Integrates EASA Radar into Aircraft
Sensors Modernisation E/W Expo and Air Show

ASELSAN Integrates EASA Radar into Aircraft

ASELSAN CEO Ahmet Akyol announced that the EASA Murad radar has been integrated into a jet aircraft and AKINCI UCAV.

USS Harry S. Truman Completes Modernisation
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

USS Harry S. Truman Completes Modernisation

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) concludes a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Finnish Navy Commissions Upgraded Hamina-class FACs
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Finnish Navy Commissions Upgraded Hamina-class FACs

After the mid-life upgrade, the Finnish Navy has accepted all four Hamina-class fast attack craft.

Berkin Renewed TPAO Oruç Reis Vessel’s “Brain”
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Berkin Renewed TPAO Oruç Reis Vessel’s “Brain”

Berkin Engineering renewed the French-origin data distribution systems of Seismic Research Vessel Oruç Reis. The ship is under the modernisation process.

Greece to Modernise MEKO 200 Frigates
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Greece to Modernise MEKO 200 Frigates

Greek Defence Ministry has set the modernisation of the MEKO 200 frigates as a strategic goal.

ASELSAN Developing Modernisation for Argentinian MEKO 360 Destroyers
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

ASELSAN Developing Modernisation for Argentinian MEKO 360 Destroyers

ASELSAN is working on a modernisation package for the Argentinian Navy’s MEKO 360 destroyers using the experiences gained from other modernisation projects.

Greece Upgrades F-16s to F-16V Block 70 Level
Air Modernisation

Greece Upgrades F-16s to F-16V Block 70 Level

The Greek Air Force modernises the F-16C/D Block 50 fighters to the F-16V Block 70 level, creating a homogeneous fleet of 121 F-16V fighters before 2030.

Turkiye Announces the Start of Sea Trials of TCG OruçReis
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Turkiye Announces the Start of Sea Trials of TCG OruçReis

Turkish Defence Ministry officially announced the start of the sea trials of the first upgraded Barbaros-class frigate, TCG Oruçreis (F-245).

Seft Publishes First Official Photo of OruçReis after MLU
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Seft Publishes First Official Photo of OruçReis after MLU

Istanbul-based Seft Engineering shared the first official photo of TCG Oruçreis after MLU. The only visual was shared by naval photographer Oğuz Eroğuz.

TCG OruçReis Was Spotted at Sea Trial after MLU
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

TCG OruçReis Was Spotted at Sea Trial after MLU

Turkish Navy’s Barbaros Class TCG OruçReis (F-245) was spotted for the first time after its Mid-Life Upgrade.

Saab Continues to Upgrade Gripen C/D
Air Modernisation

Saab Continues to Upgrade Gripen C/D

Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) awarded Saab a 579 million Swedish Krona order to continue the capability enhancement of Gripen C/D.

Lockheed Martin Prepares an Alternative to Aegis
Navy / Maritime Modernisation

Lockheed Martin Prepares an Alternative to Aegis

U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $23 million contract to Lockheed Martin for an Integrated Combat System (ICS) common to the Navy and Coast Guard fleets.