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Sunday, 22 January 2017

SNA 2017: Huntington Ingalls Industries Unveils Scale Model of DDG 51 Flight III Design

At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, American naval shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) unveiled for the first time a scale model representative of the latest design of the next generation US Navy guided-missile destroyer: The DDG 51 Flight III.

Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group Battle Staff put to the test

Royal Navy warships have been learning how to work as part of a battlegroup with the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The Commander UK Carrier Strike Group (COMUKCSG) battle staff has been conducting transatlantic exercises ahead of the arrival in Portsmouth later this year of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Analysis : Russian defense industry RPG rocket-propelled grenade launchers and rounds.

Modern warfare requires reliable, effective and portable weapon systems that could provide fire support to the dismounted troops. Russian defense industry promotes a wide range of rocket-propelled grenade launchers and rounds for RPG-7V1, RPG-7V2, RPG-26, RPG-27 and RPG-29 ATGLs (Anti-Tank Grenade Launchers). Read full analysis at this link .... 
Russian RPG-7V1 rocket-propelled grenade launcher with PG-7VR round
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Quadcopter " hoverbike " JTARV demonstrated by U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter also named the "hoverbike" joint tactical aerial resupply vehicle, or JTARV. during a visit from Department of Defense officials January 10, 2017. Read full news at this link ...
U.S. Army researchers and industry partners fly a prototype rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from DOD officials to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo Credit: Jhi Scott, ARL)
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New Presidential car for US President Donald Trump nicknamed The Beast to offer more protection

The new armoured car for U.S. President Donald Trump developed by General Motors features more armour and safety than previous Presidential limousine. It has taken more than three years to create the brand new state limousine for the President of the United States.  Read full news at this link ...
The new Presidential car will be used to transport the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump (Source picture Dailymail website) 
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China's Fifth Type 052D Kunming-class Destroyer "Xining" Commissioned in PLAN North Sea Fleet

According to the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) the fifth Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) destroyer Xining (hull number 117), was commissioned today with China's North Sea Fleet. The vessel is now homeported at Qingdao Naval Base located in North East China’s Shandong province.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Video: Boeing Harpoon ER Could "Dominate the Battlespace" Thanks to its Net-Enabled Capability

At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Boeing was showcasing its Harpoon ER. This latest variant of the iconic AGM-84 anti-ship missile comes with a more lethal (and lighter) warhead, more fuel and improved turbojet engine to double the missile range.

SNA: Textron Systems Begins Sea Trials of Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) for UISS

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced during Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium that it began on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV™), supporting the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. 

India plans to deploy hundreds of T-90MS tanks along western and northern borders with Pakistan.

According to the website Swarajya, India will deploy new T-90MS Main Battle Tank (MBT) along India's western and northern borders with Pakistan. Indian army plans to deploy a total of 464 T-90MS MBT along the border with Pakistan. Read full news at this link ...
Russian-made T-90MS MBT at IDEX 2013 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Friday, 20 January 2017

Video: Lockheed Martin Building LRASM Top Side Launcher Prototype for LCS OTH Requirement

At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Lockheed Martin was showcasing its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) in three configurations: Air launched (as part of OASUW Increment 1 for B-1B and F/A-18), VLS launched (from Mk41) as well as top side launchers fitted on a LCS Frigate based on the Freedom-class LCS.