Weapons

USN and RN commit to AI and energy weapons

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The U.S. Navy’s acquisition chief announced the establishment of the London Tech Bridge—the U.S. Navy’s first such innovation centre outside the United States, ukdj...

P8 in show-of-force flight

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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has been spotted flying a mission from Kadena Air Base on the Japanese island of Okinawa...

US’s drone subs and buoys in the Arctic

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The U.S. Navy has awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution a contract worth more than $12 million to develop unmanned undersea vehicles and buoys,...

China military watch: sea-based missiles

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By Malcolm Davis and Charlie Lyons Jones* On 15 September, China successfully launched the Long March-11 solid propellant launch vehicle off a merchant vessel in the Yellow...

World’s most advanced torpedo almost ready

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The "world's most advanced torpedo" is almost ready for service with the Royal Navy after extensive trials in Scotland, Forces Net reports. The Spearfish -...

Austal expands and eyes unmanned ship programs

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Austal USA is expanding the capacity and capability of its Alabama shipyard, doubling down on investing in its future in a way reminiscent of...

Improvements in anti-submarine technology

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Sebastian Brixey-Williams* Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) has always been a game of hide and seek, with adversarial states looking to adopt and deploy emerging technologies in...

Indian Navy’s push for F/A 18 Hornet capability

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Boeing has been flying an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet off a ground-based ski jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. This is part...

US Navy goes for manned fighter upgrade

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The US Navy has quietly initiated work to develop its first new carrier-based fighter in almost 20 years. The multi-billion-dollar effort is aimed to replace...

Universities’ critical role in defence industry

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By Robert Clark and Peter Jennings The recent AUSMIN cabinet-level meeting between Australia and the US pointed to the growing importance of ‘collaboration on civilian...