USS Independence (LCS 2 ) successfully completed Special Trials (ST), a series of at-sea tests on Aug. 2, following the ship's participation in the multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises that took place throughout the month of July. Independence, funded as a research development test and evaluation ship, conducted an ST instead of the usual Final Contract Trial (FCT).
Friday, 22 August 2014
The U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City hosted a two-week demonstration in July that verified Sailors' ability to conduct maintenance on the Littoral Combat Ship's Mine Countermeasure Mission Package without the assistance of civilian scientists or engineers.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Combat anti-sabotage vehicles Typhoon-M will guard Russian Strategic Missile Forces’ formations, rearmed with thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles Yars. This vehicle is designed for the protection and defense of missile systems.
Combat anti-sabotage vehicles Typhoon-M will guard Russian Strategic Missile Forces’ formations, rearmed with thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles Yars. This vehicle is designed for the protection and defense of missile systems (With video).
|The new Typhoon-M 8x8 combat counter-sabotage vehicle at Oboronexpo 2014, defense exhibition in Moscow, Russia.|
Damen has recently signed a contract with AstillerosNavalesEcuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPa’s 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damen’s method of ‘building on site’.
China recently conducted the second flight test of its new hypersonic glide vehicle WU-14 that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.
|The hypersonic vehicle is able to carry nuclear warheads.|
The first regiment of state-of-the-art anti-aircraft missile system S-500 will protect Moscow and the center of Russia, commander of the air defense and missile troops, Major-General Andrei Demin said. The development of Russia's formidable S-500 air defense system will be completed in 2015, and the system could be put in service with the Russian military as early as in 2017.
|The S-500, a long-range air defense missile system, is expected to become the backbone of a unified aerospace defense system being formed in Russia.|
The Scorpene class submarine is a class of diesel-electric submarine jointly developed by DCNS of France and the Spanish company Navantia. Following a split between the two companies, Scorpène submarines are now solely marketed by DCNS and considered a French design. The class is currently used by Chilean and Royal Malaysian Navies, and has been ordered by Indian and Brazilian navies.
Last week Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) demonstrated the ability to rapidly stage and deploy a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ground unit. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons 469 and 303 conducted day and night deck-landing qualifications in preparation for an airborne raid of Marines from the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion onboard USS Coronado.
The X-47B is a tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft currently under development by Northrop Grumman as part of the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program.