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  • 11 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, the sole builder of US Navy aircraft carriers, announced May 10 that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is boosting application of 3-D printing in its operations. NNS has partnered with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies expected to accelerate the adoption of metal 3-D printing in the naval shipbuilding industry. […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of eight Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B missiles and thirteen SM-3 Block 2A missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $561 million. In an announcement on November 19, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the contract also included SM-3 1B and 2A missile canisters, […]

  • 26 March 2012
    Industry news

    According to Periscope2 referred to Algerian sources, expecting the semicentenary of military procurement independence, Algeria turns eyes not to Paris or Moscow but other European capitals. Having spent EUR 450 mln for Italian-made amphibious ship and modernized two ships in Spain, Algerian Navy is on the threshold of a contract with German shipyard TKMS which […]

  • 19 June 2015

    US Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 held a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego, June 17. Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion relieved Rear Adm. Frank Ponds as Commander ESG-3. During Pond’s tenure as Commander, ESG-3 served as the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Industry news

    US defense contractor L3 Technologies announced it has acquired unmanned surface vessel (USV) and autonomous vessel control systems company ASV Global. With this acquisition, L3 is expanding its unmanned vessel portfolio with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solutions, unmanned off-board sensors and integrated unmanned surface and undersea vessel (USV/UUV) operations. The new company will be known as L3 […]

  • 27 July 2015

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson relieved Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while pierside at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego July 24. During the ceremony, Floyd retired from active duty after 35 […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Industry news

    US defense giants Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies, Inc. announced they have agreed to combine in an all stock merger of equals to create L3 Harris Technologies. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the combined company will be the 6th largest defense company in the US and a top 10 defense company globally, with approximately 48,000 employees. […]

  • 18 July 2018

    The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a $466.9 million contract to produce, test and deliver 44 Standard Missile-3 Block IB interceptors. This is the fiscal year 2018 contract which is part of the initial 2015 contract worth $2.3 billion for planned SM-3 fiscal year 2015-2018 production. The US Navy uses the missiles to […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Training & Education

    L3 Technologies announced on April 4th, that it has acquired OceanServer Technology, Inc. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company’s Sensor Systems segment. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures autonomous, lightweight […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) research agency has teamed with L3 technologies to boost research on new technologies in undersea command and control systems, spectrum sensing and shaping, and cyber assurance. “The government is investing $80 billion in Australia’s future submarines and future frigates which need to be backed with advanced maritime technologies,” Australian […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers. The work will be performed at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The company also received a $941 million […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian defense minister on October 20 announced AUD$5.9 million worth of contracts awarded to companies through the Defence Innovation Hub. The Australian government’s Defence Innovation Hub was launched in December 2016 with the aim of helping Australian companies mature and further develop defense technologies. Included in today’s announcement is a $2.9 million innovation contract to […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency exercised a $523 million contract option with Raytheon to produce, test and deliver 47 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors for operational testing and deployment. This is the fiscal year 2016 option under the $2,351,177,872 contract for Standard Missiles awarded to the company in 2015. The guided missiles are used […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a fixed-price incentive, multiyear contract for construction of five Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG 51s) for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced yesterday, has a total value of $3.33 billion and includes options for engineering change proposals, design budgeting requirements and post-delivery availabilities, which, if exercised, would […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A 3D printer invention, developed by a team of sailors assigned to the U.S. navy’s Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, was sent for production aboard the International Space Station, June 21. The TruClip design was transmitted to the ISS as part of the Capitol Hill Maker Faire, celebrating the […]

  • 14 June 2017

    German soldiers and personnel assigned to the P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment are concluding a three-month deployment to the EUNAVFOR’s operation Atalanta this week. Before the 85 personnel depart their current base in Djibouti to fly home to Germany, Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, took to opportunity to meet the […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Defense technology companies Leonardo, L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems have teamed up to offer a “complete” anti-submarine warfare acoustic system. The system – announced by Leonardo at the Farnborough Airshow 2018 – is based on the company’s new ULISSES (Ultra-LIght SonicS Enhanced System) processor. The solution offered would include an integrated package with the […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Northrop Grumman won a $91.7 million engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract from the U.S. Navy to further mature system designs for the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 (SEWIP B3) electronic warfare system. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will finalize integration modeling and test plans, and produce two prototype models for laboratory and field testing. The contract award follows the […]

  • 14 April 2014

    On Sunday 6 April the German commander of the EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) P-3C Orion reached 3,000 of flying hours. After he returned to the Djibouti airbase, where the aircraft is currently based, he received a special welcome from the German MPRA detachment leader.   “It is something really special […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    In an effort to fine-tune the 3-D printing process, the US Office of Naval Research and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to explore how to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to independently oversee—and optimize—3-D printing of complex parts. As explained by Lockheed, high-value and intricate parts sometimes require constant monitoring by expert specialists to get them right. […]

  • 12 June 2014

    On Wednesday 4 June, a flight operator of the Djiboutian based German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) P-3C Orion crew reached an impressive 3,000 flight hours’ milestone.   The German Navy flight operator reached his 3,000 hours during an operational flight with the EU Naval Force counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta. The flight operator started […]

  • 7 September 2018

    Australia and New Zealand are deploying three aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. Australia will deploy two AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, while New Zealand will send its P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft. As explained by the Australian defense minister, […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Kolpino, the last of six Russian Navy Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines built for the Black Sea Fleet, is set to be launched in Saint Petersburg today, May 31. Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards is in charge of delivering the submarines. Novorossiysk, the lead submarine of the project, joined the Black Sea Fleet in August 2014 with the Rostov-on-Don following […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ten U.S. Navy Sailors from the Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 who were detained by Iran after sailing into Iranian waters on January 12 concluded the process of reintegration into the U.S Navy. They completed Phase III, the final reintegration phase on January 26. During this phase, the sailors were reunited with their families, received ongoing […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Russian Ministry of Defence has shared photos of its newest Kilo-class submarine Kolpino being rolled out during the launching ceremony held May 31 at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kolpino is the last of six Russian Navy Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet. Speaking at the ceremony, Vice-Admiral […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Chilean Navy announced that the first of its two P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft departed the Concon Air Base to begin its modernization overhaul in Canada. The Orions will be overhauled by Canada’s IMP under a contract signed in October 2016. Under the structural mid-life upgrade modification, the Orions will receive upgraded engines, and […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) and members of mine countermeasures squadron (MCMRON) 7 staff joined Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) MCM units for combined operations in the final phases of the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA. MCMEX 3JA is part of an annual series of bilateral […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA’s Orion Program, Sept. 19.   USNS Salvor (ARS 52) was completing URT-4A, a towing and recovery test with NASA’s test model of the crew module when Anchorage arrived at the recovery site […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy received the long-endurance autonomous vessel known as the C-Enduro, vessel manufacturer L2 ASV announced on February 5. The C-Enduro will be used for military data gathering trials by the mine countermeasures and hydrographic capability (MHC) programme as the navy seeks to exploit autonomous technology. “We are proud to support the Royal Navy in […]