BAE concludes SSP agreement with US Navy | Thales Sea Fire Radar qualified for FDI frigates


The United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) recently completed Exercise New Horizon, the first at-sea evolution of its new unmanned task force. During the two-day training exercise, Task Force 59 integrated and evaluated new MANTAS T-12 Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) that operated alongside US manned patrol vessels and maritime assets from the Bahrain Defense Force.

BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year Systems Integration and Engineering Services contract to continue to support the US Navy’s Office of Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). The contract, worth up to $ 478 million, was awarded in September 2021.

Middle East and Africa

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and SixAI will commercialize IAI military technologies and their adaptation to current civilian market needs. Ran Poliakine, Founder and Board Member of SixAI said: “The conversion of existing dual-use IAI technologies will allow us to present to the world solutions that could potentially solve pressing global challenges such as humanitarian issues, traditional industrial employment and the climate crisis. “


The Directorate General for Armament (DGA) has qualified the Thales-manufactured Sea Fire digital radar for use on future FDI frigates of the French Navy. The radar is now handed over to Naval Group for integration into the combat system aboard the FDI frigates, Thales announced.

Asia Pacific

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 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 11 Squadron, was flown to Darwin for the exercise.

India ordered the coastguard ship Sarthak in Goa on October 28. It was commissioned by the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, K Natarajan. ICGS Sarthak will be based in Porbandar in Gujarat and will operate on the West Coast of India under the operational and administrative control of the Commander of the Coast Guard Region (North West). ICGS Sarthak is commanded by Deputy Inspector General MM Syed and has a staff of 11 officers and 110 men.

Today’s video

Look: Indian Coast Guard vessel “Sarthak” was commissioned and dedicated to the nation in Goa today.


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