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  • US’ Second Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to Enter the Water
    US’ Second Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to Enter the Water October 30 2019
    The US Navy’s second Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, John F Kennedy (CVN 79), is set to enter the water for the first time. The dry dock where the vessel’s keel was laid in 2015 is currently being flooded in phases with over 100 million gallons of water. Several tests will be carried out during the flooding process. CVN 79 will be put through more tests in November. The vessel will be named in a ceremony on 7 December. The Geral...
  • U.S. to Expand Cannon’s Range to 1850 Km
    U.S. to Expand Cannon’s Range to 1850 Km October 20 2019
      The U.S. Army is developing a new weapon capable of reaching 1,850 km. The U.S. Army released Directive 2017-33, which led to the establishment of the Army Futures Command Task Force and the outlining of six modernisation priorities. One of the concepts unveiled by the Army Futures Command, known as the "Strategic Long-Range Cannon" (SLRC) is based on scaling up existing howitzers and rocket-boosted artillery shells to a much bigger size and range capability. Army b...
  • ESM to Aksungur
    ESM to Aksungur June 24 2019
    In Paris Air Show 2019, which is one of the most important events of the aviation sector which held at Le Bourget Airport, TUSAŞ exhibited models of some of its products. Models of products such as 10 Tons Class Utility Helicopter, Hürkuş, Hürkuş-C were exhibited at the company booth in the static display area. Among these models, a remarkable change has seen on Aksungur model. Photographs and conceptual images of Aksungur which were exhibited for the first time at IDEF 20...
  • One More Step in AAG
    One More Step in AAG April 2 2019
    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) made a new announcement about the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) tests. The statement, about the system which will be used on board the United States' new generation Gerald R. Ford class aircraft to be used; said that another test phase has left behind. In the tests carried out with the E-2C + Hawkeye, which weighs approximately 21,000 kilograms, the system was attempted to stop by the barrier. In the trials conducted in Lakehurst,...
  • Japan Chose Norwegian JSM for F-35A
    Japan Chose Norwegian JSM for F-35A March 12 2019
    Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) was selected by Japan to equip F-35 fighter jets with Joint Strike Missile JSM. The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after successful certification trials. The JSM missile is one of the two anti-ship missiles to be equipped with the US F-35 fighter, the other being the SOM-J Turkish rocket. The JSM missile is made of composite materials that reduce its electromagnetic trace, its design incorporat...
  • Reinforcement to the Indian Navy
    Reinforcement to the Indian Navy February 1 2019
          India continues to strengthen its fleet. Over the past few weeks, the government of Delhi has signed an agreement on the procurement of frigates from Russia, and now ordered additional frigates.   In the scope of the order containing two Project 1135.6 class frigates, the options included in the agreement signed on 15 October 2016 were finalized. It was announced that the platforms planned to be built in Goa Shipyard ...
  • The DGA Orders MICA NG Air-to-Air Missiles
    The DGA Orders MICA NG Air-to-Air Missiles November 12 2018
    The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) on November 6 awarded MBDA a contract for the acquisition of 567 MICA NG missiles and the pyrotechnic modernization of 300 MICA* already in service. DGA pland to equip the Rafale with MICA NG by replacing the MICA air-to-air missiles in service since the early 2000s. The missile is developed in two versions - infrared (IR) and electromagnetic (EM). The MICA NG will be carried byall Rafale. Th...
  • European Candidate for EMALS
    European Candidate for EMALS October 23 2018
    EMALS (Electromagnetic Launch System) developed for US for Gerald R. Ford class aircraft has been demanded from Europe. France has announced that it is conducting negotiations with the United States to integrate EMALS into the new vessel to be constructed under the PA NG (Porte-avions de nouvelle generation) project. France, which is currently working on which technologies to use on the platform, is trying to get an idea about components can be used with these studies. Within the sc...
  • Railgun Step at Far-East
    Railgun Step at Far-East August 6 2018
    ATLA (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency), has published a press release. The report was informed that Japan has developed a new electromagnetic railgun. This is also the first time the images of working prototypes have been featured. ATLA's statement was the first official statement on Japan's railgun. Detailed information about the program was not provided. The new weapon is expected to be used in the next generation Type 27DD destroyers which will en...
  • France Wants Enhanced Missiles
    France Wants Enhanced Missiles July 27 2018
    France has decided to modernize the MICAair-to-air missile system. Following the Ministerial Investment Committee, which was attended by the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly, information on the modernization program was provided. Under the program called MICA New Generation (MICA NG), missiles will gain enhanced capabilities. It is is expected that MICA NG to offer higher performance than its predecessors, while keeping initial acquisition and maintenance costs low. ...
  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement
    Electromagnetic Gun Agreement May 25 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the "Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract" signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary D...
  • SSM Press Release
    SSM Press Release May 25 2018
    You can read the "Electromagnetic Launch System Signature Ceremony Press Release" which is published by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry.
  • Second Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier To Be Delivered in 2022
    Second Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier To Be Delivered in 2022 May 2 2018
    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 30 April that the United States Navy’s (USN's) nuclear-powered aircraft carrier future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is 75 percent structurally complete and might be launched three months earlier than scheduled. The keel of the ship was laid in August 2015. USS John F. Kennedy is the second vessel of Gerald R. Ford class carrier being built for the USN. A third key milestone also was achieved recently when the ...
  • MBDA to Continue DEW Research
    MBDA to Continue DEW Research April 9 2018
    The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has signed a Project Phase 2 contract with MBDA to continue research into Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapons (RF DEW) technology. $4,5 million contract, awarded on 26 February, covers an initial six-month period with an option to extend an additional 12 months. Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapons (RF DEW) have the potential to disrupt the operation of, or cause the failure of, a broad range ...
  • 'WATTOZZ' Waits For Summer
    'WATTOZZ' Waits For Summer April 6 2018
    Turkish Albayraklar Defence has developed a new armed unmanned underwater vehicle in the form and size of a stingray, dubbed WATTOZZ, which is controlled by cryptographic acoustic sound waves similar to that of animals such as whales and dolphins under water. Developed completely with national sources, WATTOZZ has almost the same appearance, size and movement ability with a live stingray fish; with its silicone-coated outer surface, as well as the ability to stand still on...
  • China to start Sea Tests of Electromagnetic Railguns
    China to start Sea Tests of Electromagnetic Railguns March 19 2018
    According to Chinese official media reports, Chinese navy is at the stage of testing electromagnetic railguns, at ships. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy indirectly confirmed tests of electromagnetic railguns on a warship.  The weapon was spotted on a Chinese Navy Yuting I Class landing craft and images of it have quickly spread across the Internet. However, no official information regarding the photo has been released so far. 
  • France Launches New EW Programme
    France Launches New EW Programme March 2 2018
    The French Ministry of the Armed Forces announced its decision to launch the Strategic Intelligence Aircraft Program "Universal Electronic Warfare Capacity" (CUGE) on 28 February. This new program will see Thales' new sensor to be integrated on a Falcon business aircraft built by Dassault Aviation.  The three CUGE strategic intelligence aircraft will replace the two Transall C-160 Gabriel currently in service from 2025 and will s...
  • USN Chose GA-EMS LDUUV Programme
    USN Chose GA-EMS LDUUV Programme January 3 2018
    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been awarded a contract to develop and produce an advanced permanent-magnet propulsion motor for the US Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) programme.  The LDUUV is planned be launched from a Virginia-class attack submarine or from surface ships and will be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as well as electronic warfare, mine warfare, mine counter...
  • China Wants To Surprise
    China Wants To Surprise December 7 2017
    J-20 and J-31 fifth-generation fighters will be deployed on China's new aircraft carrier. China's nationally developed vessel will soon begin sea trials. The aircraft will be launched with an electromagnetic catapult from the vessel's ski-jump. J-15 will be the first aircraft to use this system. The J-15s have been in trials since 2012. According to senior researcher Yin Zhuo, who spoke to the Military Time magazine published in China, the J-20 and J-31 will be depl...
  • US' Railgun Project Collapsed?
    US' Railgun Project Collapsed? December 6 2017
    The electromagnetic "Railgun" project that the US Navy has been working on for 10 years collapsed? For the project, on which nearly $500 million has spent to date, the Task & Purpose magazine published an article referring the dark clouds over the Railgun project. The writer of the article, Jared Keller, discussed a possible cancellation of the project before the railgun touches down the battlefield. The US Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) has worked on the operational c...
  • Engineer Quest for National Combat Aircraft
    Engineer Quest for National Combat Aircraft November 5 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) began the search for engineers for the National Combat Aircraft Project (TF-X). TAI said "The national combat aircraft will be the future of Turkey" in its announcement on the company's official Twitter account and called for the applicants by saying "The National Combat Aircraft, which is being developed indigenously by Turkish engineers with dedication, will be the 100th anniversary present for Turkey. There are open ...
  • Steel Cut For Third Ford-class Carrier
    Steel Cut For Third Ford-class Carrier August 28 2017
    The steel cutting ceremony for the US Navy new aircraft carrier, the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80) at Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipyard on 24 August. CVN 80 will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, the lead ship of which is USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) commissioned on 22 July.  The Gerald R. Ford class incorporates advances in technology such as a new reactor plant, propulsion system, electric plant, Elec...
  • Electromagnetic Revolution August 2 2017
    US Navy’s new generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN78) new air operation and flight deck systems have tested last friday. During the trials, ships next generation electromagnetic launch system (EMALS), advanced arresting gear (AAG) and other flight deck systems have been tested. A fixed-wing aircraft has landed and launched during tests at offshore coasts of Norfolk Naval Station. The success of the next generation electromagnetic catapult and arrest syst...
  • Newest US Carrier To Be Commissioned
    Newest US Carrier To Be Commissioned July 21 2017
    The US Navy will officially commission its newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during a ceremony on 22 July at Naval Station Norfolk, according to US Department of Defence news release.  USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the lead ship of the new Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carrier and will begin the phased replacement of Nimitz-class carriers when the ship is commissioned. The Navy plans to spend $43 billion developing and buil...
  • Laser Shield to Aircraft
    Laser Shield to Aircraft April 18 2017
    Russia is developing a laser shield that will protect fighter aircraft from missile attacks. The aircraft carrying the laser system will neutralize the approaching missile. According to a statement made on the website of the Russian Academy of Sciences, experts from the Russian Institute of General Physics have produced a generator that will enable the laser to neutralize missiles. According to the statement made on the site, the generator can send electromagnetic pulses to the target wi...
  • Electromagnetic Surprise by ASELSAN
    Electromagnetic Surprise by ASELSAN April 14 2017
    ASELSAN has been carrying out an R&D Project on development of Electromagnetic Launcher (EML) successfully since 2014 so as to gain electromagnetic launch system technology. In the light of these studies, the first results of developed prototype of Electromagnetic Gun System (known as Railgun) has just been received. ASELSAN proved its experience and claim in this area with first live firing tests that were conducted successfully between 26th and 29th of December 2016. ASELSAN keeps worki...
  • $13 Billion Carrier Begins Sea Trials
    $13 Billion Carrier Begins Sea Trials April 6 2017
    The $12,9 billion next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford will begin the first round of its sea trials this week.Built by Newport News Shipbuilding, the keel of USS Gerald R. Ford was laid down on 13 November 2009. The US Navy is sheduled to take delivery of the ship in late April or early May for acceptance trials.  Gerald R. Ford is equipped with an AN/SPY-3 active electronically scanned array multi-function radar and features an elec...
  • US Navy Tests BAE's EM Railgun
    US Navy Tests BAE's EM Railgun March 23 2017
    The US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) has tested BAE Systems' long range electromagnetic railgun. According to ONR, electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor, creating a magnetic field that provides high speeds to fire projectiles up to 4 thousand 500 mph at an estimated range of over 185 km. The project aims to provide a wide range of mission capability to the navy, such as surface and land strikes, vessel defenc...
  • New Period in Electromagnetics
    New Period in Electromagnetics March 10 2017
    General Atomics announced development of a new railgun container on 9 March that provides twice the energy density than existing systems. According to the company, High Energy Pulsed Power Container (HEPPC) will reduce the number of pulsed power containers required to launch projectiles or hybrid missiles. Nick Bucci, vice president Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA, stated that next generation HEPPC exceeds the capabilities of other available railgun pulsed power contain...
  • Master of Dreams: Hunley
    Master of Dreams: Hunley February 18 2017
    One of the most distinguishing characteristics of submarines is surprise attack. Nevertheless, H. L. Hunley went down in history as the first submarine to sink a warship, although it was not completely submerged.  Each country pursuing naval supremacy may choose to enlarge their ships only to order them to go astern in the face of a submarine coming out of nowhere.  What makes them that much frightening is their capability of rapid attack. Today, measures against th...
  • Additional Fund for Border Control
    Additional Fund for Border Control January 10 2017
    Brazil Ministry of Defence announced on 4 January that the government will release an additional $140 million for SISFRON (Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras) integrated border control system project. Consisting of radar units, electromagnetic sensors, tactical and satellite communication components, command and control centers and drones, SISFRON was designed to help security forces detect suspicious activities from distances up to 20 km. 
  • "Imitator" Submarine by Russia December 6 2016
    Russia developed a conceptual design of an emulator robot called Surrogat that imitates submarines. Designed to be used in naval exercises, terrain mapping and reconnaissance, Surrogat has a length of 17 meters and able to imitate both conventional and nuclear-powered submarines. Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering equipped the emulator system with towed sonar arrays to reproduce hostile subs acoustic and electromagnetic fields. Lithium-ion battery of Surrogat enables the syste...
  • General Atomics confirms arrestment
    General Atomics confirms arrestment December 4 2016
    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system successfully completed the first fly-in aircraft recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet on October 13, 2016 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The F/A-18E fly-in recovery follows more than 200 successful roll-in test arrestments at the site since March, and more than 1,300 dead-load arrestments. US Navy had announced this success on O...
  • Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight
    Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight October 20 2016
    Russia’s new Beriev A-100LL aircraft, designed to test next generation A-100 early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft’s electromagnetic compatibility and aviation systems, is ready for its maiden flight. Sometimes referred as ‘flying laboratory’, the premier-476 system will enable testing avionics, radar and other elements of the plane, saving time and cost during flight tests of A-100. The new A-100 AWACS platform is based on Il-76MD-90A and will replace A-50 and A-...
  • Anti-Missile UAS by Japan
    Anti-Missile UAS by Japan October 10 2016
    The Japanese Ministry of Defense disclosed the details of a new Combat Support Unmanned Aircraft system, that would support piloted fighter aircraft. One of the two versions will fly ahead of fighters as a sensor carrier, in formation with piloted aircrafts and receive commands, and the second version will be a high-flying ballistic-missile defense (BMD) aircraft, able to act as a missile sponge, directing incoming threats towards itself and away from the manned fighter. The development of th...
  • Raytheon delivers pulse power containers for U.S. Navy’s railgun May 25 2016
    Raytheon delivers pulse power containers for U.S. Navy’s railgun Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy’s Railgun program. The electromagnetic railgun project is a weapon that the U.S. Navy plans to deploy on one of its surface combatants. USNS Millinocket was supposed to be the first vessel fitted with the gun that is, according to the Navy, capable of firing a projectile at six times the speed of sound. However, Mi...