ASW

Northrop Grumman and Ultra demo Unmanned ASW capability

Northrop Grumman and Ultra demo Unmanned ASW capability

3-Feb-2021Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and UK-based Ultra (LSE: ULE) equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the... Read more

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo

22-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has recently proven the newly-expanded capabilities of its ULISSES acoustic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system in a demonstration off the coast of Italy. During the demo, Leonardo showed how the Firefly, AQS-18, dipping sonar from L3Harris Technologies worked in concert with the ULISSES processor to automatically locate simulated enemy submarines and alert the crew to... Read more

Norwegian Air Force selects HeliOperations for Anti – Submarine training

Norwegian Air Force selects HeliOperations for Anti – Submarine training

4-Nov-2020Source: HeliOperations

Acknowledging a need to develop expertise in the ASW mission, Norway awarded HeliOperations the contract supporting ASW training in September 2020. Training is being delivered to a mixed course of both aviation and mission support professionals. The ASW training course is aimed at supporting the RNoAF as they modernise their ASW capability. Their P-3 Orions... Read more

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has decided that their 14 NH90 helicopters will be used for both naval and coastguard operations. This came after a study performed by Norway’s FFI defence research institute. They are aiming to use the aircraft for both operations by 2022, reports Flight Global. This should ensure that they generate 5,400h... Read more

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

20-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11... Read more

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

7-Nov-2016Source: Royal Canadian Navy

A CH148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S., recently conducted its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) events with Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor off the coast of Nova Scotia. The exercise was linked to an ongoing Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) being conducted by the Helicopter Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) at 12 Wing... Read more

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

Plans to Upgrade Polish Navy Fleet

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Polish Naval Aviation has encountered difficulties with procuring new Airbus H225M Caracal rotor-wing aircrafts for their fleet. The government has declined to purchase the heliers, reports Defense Aerospace. Currently the Navy has two Mi-14 rotor-wing ASW and SAR helicopters that they plan to phase out, due to their age, between 2017 and 2021. They originally... Read more

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

Norway takes delivery of their first sonar-equipped NH90

8-Feb-2016Source: NHI

NHI is pleased to announce the delivery of the sixth NH90 helicopter to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).This event took place in Tessera (Italy), Finmeccanica Helicopter Division facility, in presence of Mr Vittorio Della Bella Managing Director of NHIndustries and Colonel Nils Frøisland from Norway. The Helicopter took off today from Tessera. The delivery... Read more

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

Airbus delivers first Swedish ASW NH90

17-Dec-2015Source: NH Industries

Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Försvarets Materielverk). The fully-qualified rotorcraft has an entirely customized mission system including underwater sonar, tactical radar and high cabin for improved interior space. “In terms of versatility and customisability, the Swedish NH90 ASW demonstrates the benefits of an... Read more

Blue Bear brings new advance to autonomous ASW

Blue Bear brings new advance to autonomous ASW

4-Nov-2015Source: Blue Bear Systems Research

British company Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR) is promoting its autonomous sonobuoy deployment (ASD) capability that significantly enhances anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations. The system, which combines hardware and software, has been developed the globally recognised specialists in the design, development, evaluation and implementation of unmanned systems. BBSR supplies leading military and industry customers around the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

Airbus Helicopters to show wide range at Paris Air Show

12-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters will be presenting four aircraft on the static display. The full scale representative model of the all-new highly innovative H160 will be presented for the first time in Europe. The H160 brings form and function together in a highly stylized rotorcraft, which integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies including the... Read more

RSG and Dirgantara Indonesia team to propose ASW platform Indonesian Armed Forces

RSG and Dirgantara Indonesia team to propose ASW platform Indonesian Armed Forces

15-Apr-2015Source: RSG

Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. (RSG), an industry leader in aircraft technical services, announced its teaming agreement with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) for the development and integration of an advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare suite for the Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopter. The integrated mission equipment suite will include L-3 Ocean Systems DS-100 Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS)... Read more

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B  SeaHawk

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B SeaHawk

8-Dec-2014Source: Sikorsky

India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK® helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support... Read more

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

Indonesian Navy orders 11 Airbus AS565MBe Panther

5-Nov-2014Source: Airbus

The mission capabilities and cost effectiveness of Airbus Helicopters’AS565 MBe Panther has been further validated by Indonesia’s order for 11 rotorcraft to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions. Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia. Through the strategic industrial agreement... Read more

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

Malaysian ASW helicopter request pushed back to next five year plan

12-Nov-2013

Royal Malaysian Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the planned acquisition was on the list for the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011 to 2015) but due to lack of funds, the project had been delayed.  See full story... Read more

Bangladesh Navy set to buy Z-9C ASW helicopters

Bangladesh Navy set to buy Z-9C ASW helicopters

5-Jul-2013Source: Military Forces Asia

The Bangladesh Navy is procuring two Z-9C is the naval helicopter developed by the Harbin Aircraft Manufacture Co. (HAMC) for shipborne anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and search and rescue (SAR) missions – see full story... Read more

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

Thales helps Romanian Navy expand Puma ASW capability

17-Jun-2013Source: Thales

Romanian helicopter manufacturer IAR Brasov has chosen Thales to supply TMS 2000 sonobuoy processors to equip IAR-330 Puma helicopters operated by the Romanian Navy. The processors will give the Romanian Navy a decisive anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to detect submarines in the Black Sea, in particular as part of NATO missions. TMS 2000 processors offer... Read more

Norway takes delivery of its first NH90

Norway takes delivery of its first NH90

5-Dec-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of the first NH90 NFH helicopter to the Norwegian Armed Forces. The delivery ceremony took place 30th November at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in the presence of Brigadier General/Commander Frode R FlÇ¿lo, NDLO Air Systems Division. The NH90 delivered is the first of 14 NH90s intended to... Read more

French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

23-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On June 16, 2011, the French Navy’s 34F squadron celebrated its 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx at Lanvéoc-Poulmic base. Present were pilots, crew members, technicians, past and present – to celebrate this important event with nearly 13,000 flight hours performed on Alouette III and 87,000 on Lynx . Vice Admiral Olivier de... Read more

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