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USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles

One of the 155 mm AGS main guns on the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) has been removed to integrate CPS hypersonic boost-glide missiles.

Hellenic Navy Considers Acquiring the 4th F/C FDI Belh@rra
Navy / Maritime

Hellenic Navy Considers Acquiring the 4th F/C FDI Belh@rra

The Greek Defence Ministry is considering acquiring the 4th frigate FDI Belh@rra as an LCS surface unit, and Coastal Patrol Vessel alternatives seem to fail.

U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier towards Israel to Deter Iran
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier towards Israel to Deter Iran

The Biden administration moved the USS Dwight Eisenhower (CVN-69) aircraft carrier toward Israel to intercept missiles and drones fired by Iran.

The U.S. Navy Replaces Mk.15 Phalanx with RAM and SeaRAM
Weapon / Missile

The U.S. Navy Replaces Mk.15 Phalanx with RAM and SeaRAM

The U.S. Navy will replace the Mk.15 Phalanx close defence systems of the " Arleigh Burke " destroyers with the longer-range RIM-116 RAM.

U.S. Navy Shoots Four LRASMs at Once
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Navy Shoots Four LRASMs at Once

U..S Navy Announces Successful Test of Simultaneous Engagement of Four AGM-158C LRASM Anti-Ship Missiles.

U.S. Navy Installs High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapon in 2026
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Navy Installs High-Power Microwave (HPM) Weapon in 2026

The U.S. Navy plans to install a High-Power Microwave (HPM) anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence system on its ships in 2026.

U.S. Navy Tests Engine Configurations for Large USVs
Navy / Maritime Engine and Transmission

U.S. Navy Tests Engine Configurations for Large USVs

NAVSEA has announced the completion of extended reliability demonstrations of four different engine configurations for the LUSV programme.

SM-6 Dual II AD Missile Intercepts MRBM Target
Weapon / Missile

SM-6 Dual II AD Missile Intercepts MRBM Target

SM-6 Dual II long-range air defence missile intercepted Northrop Grumman’s MRBM T3c2 target missile during MDA’s firing test for the AEGIS system.

Russian Warships Show Flag at Red Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

Russian Warships Show Flag at Red Sea

Russian frigate paid a port visit to Eritrea, triggering concerns about Russia deploying its naval fleet in the Red Sea to counter U.S.-led naval presence.

U.S. Navy Orders a 17 F/A-18 Super Hornet Block IIIs
Navy / Maritime Air E/W

U.S. Navy Orders a 17 F/A-18 Super Hornet Block IIIs

The U.S. Navy ordered 17 additional F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing on March 19, 2024, under a contract worth $ 1.3 billion.

The U.S. Navy Announces Plans For Munition Acquisitions
Weapon / Missile Investment

The U.S. Navy Announces Plans For Munition Acquisitions

In the announced plan for FY24, USN and USMC are set to acquire some of the new weapon systems, such as the CPS hypersonic missile and JASSM-ER cruise missile.

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails
Navy / Maritime Sensors Unmanned Systems

German Frigate Hessen’s Radar Fails

A recent incident in the Red Sea shows that area air defence frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) did not shoot down a mistakenly targeted UAV due to its failing radars.

The U.S. Navy Establishes Unmanned Systems Task Group
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

The U.S. Navy Establishes Unmanned Systems Task Group

The U.S. Navy’s Task Force 59 formed a new sub-force to operate unmanned systems, Task Force 59.1.

Leonardo Supplies U.S. Submarine’s Propulsion Systems
Navy / Maritime Engine and Transmission

Leonardo Supplies U.S. Submarine’s Propulsion Systems

Leonardo DRS was awarded a $3 billion contract to supply electric propulsion systems for the U.S. Navy’s USS Columbia-class submarines.