JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

According to Reuters, quoting the General Manager of the North Atlantic Treaty Ogranization (NATO) agency that manages the Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) fleet Michael Gschossmann, reported that the alliance might switch from the ageing E-3A surveillance aircraft fleet to the E-7 AWACS aircraft.

According to the Royal Navy, HMS Trent's trials allowed the vessel to test its main engineering systems and sensors (engines, water production, sewage, waste collection, electricity generation, radar, etc...) and allows shipwrights to make tweaks and fix any problems once the ship returns to BAE shipyards at Scotstoun.

Following the announcement made on 23 October 2018, today, June 14, 2019,  Italian Company Fincantieri and French Company Naval Group signed in Rome the Alliance Cooperation Agreement, which sets out the operational terms for the incorporation of a 50/50 owned joint venture.

Two latest Alexandrite-class minesweepers of project 12700 will arrive in Kamchatka next year. They are armed with unmanned underwater and surface craft which remotely detect and destroy mines. In wartime, the minesweepers will have to clear waters around naval bases of mines to let nuclear submarines out, the Izvestia daily writes.

Leonardo and Diamond Aircraft Industries are teaming up to offer a version of Diamond’s popular twin-engine DA62 aircraft customised for maritime surveillance missions. The new variant designated DA62-MSA (Maritime Surveillance Aircraft) will be on show for the first time at Paris Air Show later this month. It will be outfitted with a full Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) suite based on Leonardo’s ATOS (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) mission system.

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