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The future USS Jack H. Lucas

Fleet Force Protection

The increasing range and potency of A2AD defence, particularly the anti-ship missile threat, is leading navies to reconsider how individual ships as well as...
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Filling the MPA Ga

The submarine club is growing in size; so cue the entry of a new maritime patrol platform. At the height of the Cold War,...
MV-22 Osprey

USAF Osprey crash in Japan leads to fleet grounding

The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) has grounded their V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft fleets on 6 December, following a crash of...

USN USVs converge on Australia for bilateral exercise

Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) operated by the US Navy (USN) have arrived in Sydney, Australia on 24 October for a scheduled port visit ahead...

US Navy transfers last two Cyclone-class vessels to Philippines

The US Navy (USN) has transferred two more Cyclone-class coastal patrol vessels – the last two of its type to be operated by service...
Aegis combat system

Intelligent Development: Managing Data Through the CMS

A combat management system (CMS) is as essential in a modern warship as any of the platform’s sensors and weapons. Discussion of naval ship and...
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New commander nominated for USN 7th Fleet

A new commander has been nominated to lead the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, the largest of the service’s forward-deployed fleets and homeported in Yokosuka,...
Hermes 900 MALE UAV. (Elbit Systems)

Thai Navy gets UAV boost

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has quietly emerged as one of the leading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators in the Asia Pacific region, having...
USVs Nomad and Ranger -- US Navy

Large USVs debut at RIMPAC 2022

The US Navy (USN) is fielding large and highly autonomous unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) for the first time at the latest edition of the...
Chief petty officers keep watch on the bridge of the US Navy (USN) Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Billings, in the Caribbean Sea in April 2022. The USN’s Freedom-class LCS vessels are fitted with the Lockheed Martin COMBATSS-21 system as their combat management system (CMS). (US Navy)

Thinking Warships

The increasing adoption of open architecture and artificial intelligence is growing the capacity of naval combat management systems. In simple terms, naval platforms deliver military...

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