Thursday 23 May, 2024

Naval Weapons

DragonFire to be installed on Royal Navy warships earlier than expected

The Royal Navy is set to install the advanced DragonFire laser on its warships from 2027 - much earlier than anticipated. This is due to a new defence procurement model that came into effect...

BAE Systems to upgrade Mk 45 gun systems on Australian frigates

BAE Systems has been granted a contract by Australia to upgrade the current Mk 45 Mod 2 naval gun systems on Anzac-class frigates with a Common Control System (CCS). The upgrade aims to eliminate...

MBDA to deliver Common Anti-air Modular Missiles to Swedish Navy

MBDA has announced that it has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to deliver Common Anti-air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) for the Swedish Armed Forces. The contract will see MBDA supply...

Babcock awarded contract to support Royal Navy Phalanx CIWS

Babcock International has secured a contract worth £17.9 million from the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organisation to provide essential support for the Royal Navy’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon Support System...

Northrop Grumman to supply US Navy with new guided ammunition

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a development contract from the U.S. Navy for their newly designed 57mm guided high explosive ammunition. The ammunition is intended for use with the Mk110 Naval Gun Mount, and...

Australia to buy 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles

Australia has announced its intention to purchase up to 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States, in a deal valued at nearly $900 million. The US State Department has approved the sale, which...

Lockheed Martin to develop ship-launched hypersonic missile

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to integrate the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) weapon system onto Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers in a deal worth up to $2.2 billion. CPS is a...