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 •  August 25

Malaysia’s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Maharaja Lela, was launched in a formal ceremony on 24 August at the Boustead Naval Shipyard facility in Lumut. Maharaja Lela is scheduled for April 2019 delivery to the Royal Malaysian Navy following sea and firing trials, with all six ships scheduled ... Please sign in to your Shephard Plus account or...

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 •  August 25

Varley USA has delivered new H-60 Bridge Tool Kits to the US Army, US Army National Guard and US Coast Guard, the company announced on 23 August. The H-60 Bridge Tool Kit includes specially designed tools for the removal and installation of five-pack (gearbox, two engine input and two accessory drive modules) components, including forward and aft...

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 •  August 25

Hazon Solutions has surpassed a milestone of having inspected more than 100,000 linear feet of railway bridges using UAS, the company announced on 22 August. Over the last 18 months, Hazon has conducted 64 bridge inspections across the eastern US. The inspections include complete coverage of the entire bridge using high-definition still frame,...

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 •  August 25

The US Navy has launched Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) Hershel Woody Williams at the General Dynamics NASSCO (GD-NASSCO) shipyard, it was announced on 22 August. The ship will undergo a series of at-sea tests and trials prior to delivery of the vessel to the navy in early 2018. The vessel will be deployed to support aviation mine countermeasure and...

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 •  August 25

The recent re-designation of the US Marine Special Operations School as the Marine Raider Training Center marked a return to a traditional designation that had been retired for nearly three quarters of a century.Marine Corps Bulletin 5400, dated 27 March 2017, authorised the commander of Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to...

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 •  August 24

DARPA has awarded Phase 1 agreements for its Mobile Force Protection (MFP) programme to three teams led by Dynetics, Saab and SRC, the agency announced on 21 August. The MFP programme aims to develop real-time protection for ground and maritime convoys by advancing technology to quickly neutralise hostile small UAS. Hostile, small UAS are a...

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 •  August 24

Kongsberg's K-MATE control system will be integrated with the SEA-KIT USV as part of a project being run by Hushcraft, the company announced on 21 August. The new SEA-KIT USV is being built by Hushcraft in the UK, and will be operated by SEA-KIT International. The USV, which is being designed to operate at sea without assistance for months at a...

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 •  August 24

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will launch its UAS Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), in September in Washington, DC, the institute announced on 21 August. The UASSC mission is to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programmes required to facilitate the safe, mass integration...

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 •  August 24

QinetiQ North America (QNA) has successfully demonstrated full-duplex underwater acoustic data communications using its new Dolphin technology, the company announced on 22 August. The demonstration was part of the Advanced Navy Technology Exercise held in Panama City, Florida, in mid-August. Dolphin, developed in partnership with Optimal Systems...

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 •  August 24

Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters for eight new Bell 407GXPs, the company announced on 22 August. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin later in 2017.Together with Caverton’s fleet of Bell 412EPs, the new Bell 407GXP helicopters will be used for offshore logistics support, maritime and...