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DSEI 2019: General Dynamics Mission Systems Launches New Bluefin-12 UUV

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) unveiled the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at DSEI 2019.

This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission modularity and embedded intelligence to complete users’ long endurance, high-consequence and changing missions.
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" We are proud to add the Bluefin-12 to our UUV family of products and to deliver both the Bluefin-12 and Bluefin-9 UUVs to Thales in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1778 program,”
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DSEI 2019: Thales discloses Mi-Map AI-assisted mine warfare solution

At DSEI 2019, Thales is launching the Mine Intelligence Mapping system (Mi-Map), a new AI-assisted solution developed for mine warfare analysis. The Mi-Map console is designed to offer the customer the best solution in term of mine detection and classification, Thales said to Naval News.

Mi-Map is a digital assistant powered by AI for sonar data analysis including a fully integrated design for quick deployment and a continuous machine learning capability. This platform can reduce operator workload, improve Man-Machine performance, and speed up post mission and real time operator analysis whilst being able to self-adapt to new environments or threats.
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DSEI 2019: Raytheon Coyote Block II close to first export sale

Raytheon is working with the U.S. Government to clear Raytheon's Coyote unmanned aircraft system for international sales, the US missile maker said at DSEI 2019. « Countries worldwide will soon be able to procure the most capable UAS in its class, » Raytheon stated.

The first generation of Coyote, the Block 1B, is a small, expendable and tube-launched CUAS system which can be deployed from the ground, air or a ship. Coyotes can be flown individually or netted together in swarms, and are adaptable for a variety of missions including surveillance, electronic warfare and strike.
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DSEI 2019: MSI Defence’s SEAHAWK LW30M Naval Gun System Gets Launch Customer

At DSEI 2019, MSI-Defence Systems (MSI-DS) announced that the latest addition to its SEAHAWK family of gun systems dedicated to the naval field: The SEAHAWK LW30M, now has a launched customer.

MSI-DS is very proud to announce the receipt of the first orders for the MSI-DS SEAHAWK LW30M naval gun system. The SEAHAWK LW range was unveiled at DSEI 2017, fitted with a 14.5mm KPV Heavy Machine Gun. Equipped with an EOD suite comprising a day camera, thermal Imaging camera, laser rangefinder and Fire Control System (FCS) the LW30M system will be delivered to the customer in due course.
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L3Harris Delivers MAST-13 USV to UK’s Dstl

MAST-13, a next-generation unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that could be used to protect the UK's future warships was delivered to Dstl by L3Harris during DSEI 2019.

The Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) 13 is a 13-meter (41-foot) long high-speed system capable of fully autonomous navigation. The ASV uses L3Harris’ ASView proprietary autonomous control system and advanced algorithms developed for the U.K.’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
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Video: SeaDRiX Long Range, Long Endurance Submarine Hunting System

SEA has partnered with innovative navigation provider, iXblue, to develop an autonomous anti-submarine surveillance system, SeaDrix™, for long endurance surveillance patrols.

SeaDrix combines SEA’s low-profile acoustic sensor, KraitArray, with iXblue’s unmanned surface vessel, DriX, to create a system that can operate in open ocean conditions and for up to ten days un-refuelled or much longer with at-sea refueling system.
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Worlds leading weapon systems manufacturers are in competition among each other on UK MoD's contract for its new surface to surface anti ship and coastal attack missile.

Anti-ship missiles: The UK MoD issued a requirement to implement an interim surface to surface guided weapon (I-SSGW) to replace the existing Harpoon missile on board Royal Navy ships. In this context we interviewed some exhibitors about their proposals.

0:42 - Raytheon Naval Strike Missile
2:12 - Saab RBS 15 Mk3 and Mk4
2:59 - MBDA future missile concepts and FCASW
3:55 - Lockheed Martin LRASM
5:06 - Roketsan ATMACA
5:30 - SubSea Craft Lifts Veil on VICTA-class Diver Delivery Unit

 
posting without comment this part of
Naval shipbuilding: September 2019 update
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"Type 31 frigates

The
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laid out plans for a new class of five
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frigates. These would have a price cap of £250m per vessel and the first in class expected in the water in 2023. The design and build will be open to competition amongst UK yards.

The aggressive timetable laid out in the strategy has slipped slightly. After the competition was briefly suspended in summer 2018, the MOD awarded competition design phase contracts to three consortia. In September 2019 the MOD identified the Babcock-led consortia as its preferred bidder. A formal contract award is expected
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with manufacture to begin in
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and the first ship
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The vessels will be assembled at Babcock's Rosyth yard. Babcock's shipbuilding plan had
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manufacture activities being shared out between Babcock at Rosyth, the Harland and Wolff yard in Belfast, and Ferguson Marine Engineering on the Clyde, but this is now in doubt.
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identified only its Rosyth yard in the official announcement – this is where the frigates will be assembled. Babcock has since said H&W and Ferguson Marine
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but there is no guarantee they will be awarded a contract. Workers are hoping contracts
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The design and build contract is expected to be awarded by the
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, with manufacture to begin in
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and the first ship
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the USNI News made my day, inside
Arrowhead Wins Cost Battle in U.K. Type-31 Frigate Competition
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"By acquiring five Arrowheads for just $1.6 billion each, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Royal Navy are getting a lot of more tonnage for their money."

"each" being a Freudian slip, I guess, as pretty normal price for one modern and well-armed frigate would indeed be in that range, except the RN appears to believe in miracles and acquires five for the price of one ... the RN on the way to mediocrity!
 
September 26, 2019
Powering the stealthy submarine hunter – Type 26 frigate propulsion system in focus
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makes me wonder if they'll be able to generate enough electricity, or will be as botched as the Type 45 propulsion or more

fanbois please google
type+45+project+napier
before jumping at me
 

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