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  • 30 October 2019

    The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems a $119.9 contract modification for the delivery of an additional 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). In June 2018, BAE Systems was selected as the preferred builder for the construction of the ACV, a new platform that will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles currently in […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a total of $225.3M for the development and production of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV). SAIC, the American-based government contractor, received a $121.5M contract and BAE Systems recieved $103.7M for the build of initial 13 prototypes. The two companies won the bid against three other competitors, which […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps Systems Command has selected BAE Systems as the preferred builder for the construction of amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) which will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) currently in service. Following a successful Milestone C decision, a contract $198 million will allow BAE Systems to build 30 low rate production vehicles, […]

  • 1 April 2015

    The first of two Austal-built Bay Class Patrol Boats was gifted to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) by the Australian Government, at an event held in Port Klang, Malaysia on Tuesday, March 17. The 38m Bay Class Patrol Boat, previously the ACV Arnhem Bay and now KM Perwira, was received by the MMEA following […]

  • 20 June 2014

    The latest addition to Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s marine fleet was at Victoria Quay today for its naming ceremony.   ACV Thaiyak is a purpose-built vessel with advanced surveillance technology and capability to operate at sea for up to three months without support. It will be used for a wide range of maritime […]

  • 3 July 2019

    India’s Ministry of Defence has issued four shipbuilding requests for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of various ships and craft for the country’s navy and coast guard. As informed, the RFPs amount to INR 150 billion (around USD 2.2 billion) and are part of the Indian government’s defence modernization plan. Specifically, RFP for 06 nos […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Shortly after the US Marine Corps ordered their first next-generation amphibious vehicles, a number of US Marines units started familiarizing themselves with the new assault amphibious vehicles during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). During the evolutions, the US Marines worked with Canadian and Mexican service members at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 29, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that New Zealand’s efforts in recent days to use its Navy to round up illegal toothfish poachers in the Southern Ocean shows how pitiful the Australian government’s efforts have been. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “We have had the Sea Shepherd pursuing the illegal vessel MV Thunder […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy-hosted review of unmanned technologies which took place on the West Coast of Scotland concluded on October 20. The skies above the island of Benbecula, a remote Scottish outpost in the Outer Hebrides, have been clear and calm in October allowing several dozens of the world’s experts to showcase their technologies during the two-week exercise. They appeared to outnumber […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    The second-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat was named Cape Byron during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on April 28th.   Cape Byron is the second of eight boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and in-service support contract. The […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to White Beach, Okinawa after completing III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise Blue Chromite 16. The operations were a combined effort that included 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines attached to the 4th Marine Regiment embarked aboard Germantown. This was the second consecutive year that Germantown participated […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group recently unveiled and demonstrated its new mid-sized mine counter measure autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the A18-M. A live demonstration of the company’s new AUV family member took place off Toulon, Southern France, on February 16. According to the company, the AUV is capable of mine detection and classification in water […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canadian marine technology company Kraken Sonar announced it will receive a financial boost of up to $1,470,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The company said the funds would be used for the development of Kraken’s underwater robotics program, which involves development of a technology demonstration platform. The first phase of […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has contracted Swedish defense company Saab to deliver its AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. The AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle is a training solution allowing ASW units to train in a range of scenarios. This procurement follows a period of testing and evaluation together with QinetiQ and the Royal Navy. The systems […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Canadian marine technology company Kraken Robotic Systems has completed development of a real-time synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system for the US Navy’s REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The real-time sonar has already been integrated and tested onboard the REMUS 600, operated by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island. Work on a high-resolution sonar that […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s mine detection and neutralization force has added three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The new generation Remus 100 marine robots enable mapping of the underwater soil and viewing objects such as mines, explosives but also missing persons. The AUV can perform pre-programmed missions autonomously as they are equipped with Seebyte Neptune […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    American defense company General Dynamics said its Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) successfully launched multiple Bluefin SandShark micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (M-AUV) as part of several capability demonstrations at the U.S. Navy sponsored 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) in Newport, R.I. Through several ANTX demonstrations, the Bluefin SandShark M-AUVs surfaced and functioned independent of the […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier – the future HMS Prince of Wales – received its navigation bridge, five months ahead of schedule. The Aircraft Carrier Alliance which is in charge of constructing the two carriers said the delivery of the bridge was originally planned for March 2019. The Navigation Bridge is where […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce new Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs). BAE Systems will provide 30 new AAV7A1 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) vehicles, plus supply tools and test equipment to support maintenance. The company will also provide training aids for the vehicles to the Japanese military. Work on […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spain could buy BAE Systems-built assault amphibious vehicles(AAV) following a US State Department approval for the possible sale of 11 AAVs to the European country. As outlined in the approval, announced on March 15, Spain is looking to buy 11 AAVs in three different configurations under a deal that would be worth an estimated $107 […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) successfully completed a four-day material inspection by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 8. INSURV is conducted aboard all U.S. Navy ships every five years and is intended to ensure ships are properly equipped and ready for sustained combat operations […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    After extensive trials by the German Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons (WTD 71) in Eckernfoerde, the Federal Office of Defence Technology & Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz has placed a contract for six REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles manufactured by Hydroid, Inc. (a Kongsberg Company) to enhance the capabilities of the German Navy’s […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) underwent a complete Intelligence Warfare (IW) Certification from Jan. 21 to Feb. 6. The ship’s intelligence team, led by Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class (CTT1) Bruce Weaver, prepared for the certification months in advance. The certification ended with a 100% score in the areas of intelligence […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Annual International RoboSub Competition kicked off in San Diego, California, on July 26. In its 20th edition, the autonomous underwater vehicles event is taking place at Space and Naval Warfare System Center Pacific’s (SSC Pacific) Transducer Evaluation Center pool. The competition features student-designed and -built vehicles navigating their way […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Swedish defence and security company Saab announced it has received an order for delivery of the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare training system. The company said deliveries would take place during 2017 and 2018 but did not disclose the customer. AUV62-AT was recently displayed and tested in the UK Royal Navy´s military exercise and demonstration Unmanned Warrior, […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Swedish defense and security company Saab announced it would take part in the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise with an anti-submarine warfare training system and a waterborne anti-IED vehicle. Unmanned Warrior is a multinational event, held in Scotland and Wales between October 10 and 21, which will see around 40 companies and organisations, showing off their latest technological developments within maritime […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have found a new use for a 90’s-designed autonomous underwater vehicle called Autonomous Mobile Periscope System (AMPS). When it came time to evaluate the Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability, a radar interface that detects the presence of elusive diesel-electric submarines by spotting their periscope, navy engineers needed […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s interim remote mine-sweeper Dorado is currently performing sea trials in Belcarra, British Columbia in preparation for a new role in its service. The purpose built semi-submersible autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), built and housed by International Submarine Engineering, has been equipped with environmental / water quality monitoring gear by a team of researchers from the […]

  • 21 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales and Aquabotix announced they are joining forces to design and develop a rapidly deployable mine counter measures (MCM), rapid environment assessment (REA) and military hydrographic autonomous system mission solution. The project is a collaboration with Australian Academia and SMEs including the University of Sydney, Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), Flinders University, Western Sydney University, Mission […]