The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned into the U.S. Navy during a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16. USS Tulsa is the 15th littoral combat ship and the eighth of the Austal-built Independence-class.
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15 Feb 2019
The French Ministry of the Armed Forces announced that a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Rafale M fighter fired a METEOR air to air missile for the first time on 13 February 2019.
14 Feb 2019
Boeing won a $43 million contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) and associated support elements.
14 Feb 2019
In the context of the FANAL pre-deployment exercise involving the entire carrier strike group, French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle set a new record: No less than 35 aircraft, including 30 Rafale Marine, were aboard. All aircraft were lined up on the flight deck for a "PHOTEX".
13 Feb 2019
An article published by a subsidiary of Chinese naval group CSSC is suggesting quite clearly that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) 3rd aircraft carrier will use a conventional propulsion system and EMALS catapults.
12 Feb 2019
British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, speaking on February 11, 2019 at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) in London, announced plans to procure two "Littoral Strike Ships" amphibious vessels for the Royal Navy
11 Feb 2019
Turkish defense electronic company ASELSAN unveiled a video show the first live fire test of its next generation AESA radar called ÇAFRAD.
11 Feb 2019
The Australian government signed the Attack-class submarine Strategic Partnering Agreement with France's Naval Group, a project worth over 31 billion Euros ($35 billion USD) and tying the two parties for the next 50 years.
10 Feb 2019
The Turkish Navy (Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri) Preveze-class submarine Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) contract was signed between Turkey's Defence Industry Directorate (SSB) and a joint venture formed by STM-ASELSAN-HAVELSAN-ASFAT on 8 Ferbuary 2019.
08 Feb 2019
UK's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Underwater Electronic Warfare (UEW) Delivery Team (DT) is considering a "full technical refresh and modernisation" of the Magazine Torpedo Launch System (MTLS) Control System aboard eight Type 23 frigates in the Royal Navy fleet.