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US, Japan Successfully Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3).

Thyssenkrupp Named Strategic Partner to the Norwegian Navy

Following an extensive selection process by the Norwegian defense ministry, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems – a leading global system provider for submarines and naval surface vessels – has been chosen as a strategic partner to the Norwegian navy.

SeaQuest Oversees Construction of State-of-the-Art Tanker for UK MOD

Korean shipyard specialist SeaQuest Marine Project Management has successfully completed a major project overseeing the construction of one of the UK Ministry of Defence's latest naval auxiliaries, which will provide support to the new UK aircraft carriers and other British and NATO naval vessels.

Indian Navy Launches Second Scorpene-Class Submarine

Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene class stealth submarine, was launched by the Honorable Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr. Subhash Bhamre paving the way for her sea trials. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and a host of other dignitaries witnessed the launch at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited on January 12, 2017.

UK Invests in Laser Weapon to Protect Ships from Attack by Air and Sea

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) is spending £30m turning science fiction into fact and test laser weapons on Royal Navy warships. Industry has been given two years to design, build and then test a laser directed energy weapon at sea and on land. The weapon is intended to down – or disrupt – drones or missiles, fast attack boats and even incoming mortar rounds courtesy of a high-power, concentrated laser beam.

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System Achieves Initial Operational

The U.S. Navy’s AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has achieved Initial Operational Capability. ALMDS provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in sea lanes, littoral zones, confined straits, choke points and amphibious areas of operations.

Textron Systems Begins On-Water Testing for CUSV™

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, announced 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.

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