BAE Nabs US Navy SSP Deal | Thales Sea Fire Radar Qualified For FDI Frigates | India Commissioned Sarthak Coast Guard ShipOct 29, 2021 05:00 UTC
The US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) recently completed exercise New Horizon, the first at-sea evolution for its new unmanned task force. During the two-day training exercise, Task Force 59 integrated and evaluated new MANTAS T-12 unmanned surface vessels (USV) that operated alongside manned US patrol craft and Bahrain Defense Force maritime assets.
BAE Systems won a five-year Systems Engineering and Integration Support Services contract to continue supporting the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office. The contract, worth up to $478 million, was awarded in September 2021.
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and SixAI will commercialize IAI’s military technologies and their adaptation to current civilian market needs. Ran Poliakine, Founder and Board Member of SixAI said: “Converting existing IAI dual-use technologies will enable us to introduce to the world solutions that could potentially solve pressing global challenges such as humanitarian issues, traditional industrial employment, and the climate crisis.”
French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has qualified Thales-made Sea Fire digital radar for use on the Navy’s future FDI frigates. The radar is now handed over to Naval Group for integration into combat system on-board the FDI frigates, Thales announced.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has sent a P-8A to participate in Exercise Albatross Ausindo for the first time. The exercise with the Indonesian Air Force took place last month. The aircraft, from No. 11 Squadron, was flown to Darwin for the exercise.
India commissioned the indigenously built Coast Guard Ship Sarthak in Goa on October 28. It was commissioned by the Director General of Indian Coast Guard K Natarajan. ICGS Sarthak will be based at Porbandar in Gujarat and operate on India’s Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest). ICGS Sarthak is commanded by Deputy Inspector General MM Syed and has complement of 11 Officers and 110 men.
Watch: Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned & dedicated to the nation at Goa today.