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  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Improved strategies in the sustainment of Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines have allowed the Australian Navy to have two submarines available for operations 90% of the time, an independent review has shown. The follow-up review on the progress made in addressing the findings of the original 2012 Coles Review identified an improvement to the availability and reliability of the […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The United States Navy finalized 159 critical specifications for the nation’s next generation ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Ohio Replacement, on March 28.   These specifications, in conjunction with the final ship length, translate the Navy’s SSBN requirements to guide engineering and design efforts, ensuring the Ohio Replacement will meet the U.S. strategic deterrence requirements […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The S-3 division aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) has been awarded the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Ship’s Store Retail and Service Excellence Award, Sept. 15.   Sampson earned the award having successfully met all accountability and sustainability benchmarks, including 100% inventory and over 4.0 stock turn over the past three […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK defense company QinetiQ is helping the Royal Navy host the first Information Warrior (IW17) exercise, which aims to drive the future development of cutting edge warfare capabilities. Taking place between 27 March and 7 April, the exercise will be hosted at Royal Marine Barracks Stonehouse, Plymouth, and at QinetiQ’s Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth. The […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Industry news

    Australian naval contractor ASC said that it has not been consulted by the National Commission in its preparation of advice to the Australian Government regarding privatisation of ASC in the short term.   “ASC’s performance is world class and the work we do underpins Australia’s national security. The transformation of the Collins Class Submarines program […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors onboard Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth returned to their homeport after six months away from home undertaking patrols of the Middle East as part of Operation Manitou. Commanding Officer Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, was the first off the gangway and was met by his wife and Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Lee Goddard. He said […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian federal budget 2012 provides over RUR 880 bln for arms procurement, modernization and RD works, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the meeting on defense order issues. As for him, it was invested RUR 750 bln for this purpose in 2011 which is 1.5 times larger than in 2009. Considering such significant funds […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Australian government-owned submarine builder and maintainer ASC, formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation, is upgrading its ‘virtual shipyard’ system Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in preparation for the construction of a new class of Australian Navy submarines. ASC’s move will optimise its Collins Class submarine maintenance, design, engineering and construction services to the […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Austrian UAV developer Schiebel a contract for the supply of its Camcopter S-100 system and three years of follow-on contractor logistics support. The contract was signed at the end of December 2016, but the company announced it on February 6, 2017. The Royal Australian Navy released an international request for […]

  • 22 November 2011

    BIMCO has created a standard contract for the private maritime security industry and the first draft should be confirmed for early 2012, providing the industry with a much-needed benchmark on which to judge PMSCs. Chief maritime security officer at the shipowner trade association Giles Noakes said that the contract had taken into account the concerns […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Underwater systems developer JFD has launched a new life support equipment rebreather dubbed the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (extended duration). The new rebreathers are used primarily for mine countermeasures explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) and are said to represent a new benchmark in underwater life support technology, increasing diver safety, equipment reliability, maintainability and operational capability, according […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    In mid March, Type 45 HMS Dragon bagged a first when she conducted and completed a Light Jackstay Transfer – the method of transferring people or light stores from ship to ship. Favoured by a relatively benign sea state and challenged by a brisk wind blowing across the ships, the Type 45 took up position […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC JACOB POROO, the 25th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on the 5th of September 2017 in Key West, Florida. The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for the 8th of November in New Orleans, Louisiana. “We are excited to announce the delivery […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Company  has received several production orders from the U.S. Navy for next-generation Navy Multiband Terminal protected Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite communication (SATCOM) terminals since the initial award for 22 systems in 2010. The additional production awards received since then total more than 100 systems and spares, valued at more than $145 million, […]

  • 22 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The Navy announced the successful completion of shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype Unmanned Influence Sweep System, July 20, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, in Panama City, Fla. Designed for the LCS as part of the mine countermeasures mission package, the system provides unmanned mine sweeping capability that […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The MTU Series 8000 was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) programs, was awarded to Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH after 1,500 hours of testing of […]

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

    The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program completed blast and fire testing of a full-scale structural assembly at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center officials announced Aug. 9. Built to replicate Independence variant LCS standards of shipbuilding, the Multi Compartment Surrogate (MCS) was used to conduct destructive tests to assess the damage tolerance of […]

  • 22 June 2015

    His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup. Friends and family joined Ship’s Company and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for the ceremony which took place whilst the […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Electric Boat yesterday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics . John Holmander, vice president and Virginia program manager for General Dynamics Electric Boat, […]

  • 18 December 2012

    The third commanding officer of Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) assumed command during a time-honored change of command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Library and Museum in Groton, Conn., Dec. 17. Cmdr. Sean Fujimoto relieved Cmdr. John McGunnigle. Capt. Michael Bernacchi, chief of staff, Commander, Submarine Group 2 served as the guest […]

  • 10 January 2012

    The Navy released an updated Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan Jan. 6 in NAVADMIN 013/12. SRB is a special incentive pay to help meet critical skill reenlistment benchmarks. The intent of the SRB is to reward those who attain special training in skills most critical to current needs and mission requirements. While the Navy […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) invested several years into developing a tool which will allow the Australian Navy to model acoustic signatures for all classes of naval vessels. The acoustic signature is essentially the noise a vessel makes, a characteristic that could be used by an adversary to identify and track it. Named Australian Rapid […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Cerberus Mod 2 and IMCMS installed on board HMS Vinga during DSEI. The ATLAS Group is at the forefront of naval technology and supplies systems to over 20 navies worldwide. The Swedish Navy is one of them and we are delighted that HMS Vinga will be present at DSEI and is supporting us by showcasing […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Industry news

    Melbourne-based BMT Design & Technology(BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed a risk management study for the Australian Government’s Rizzo Reform Program which involves a plan to reform support ship repair and management practices within Navy and Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). As a joint Navy and DMO initiative, the Rizzo Reform Program has an active project team […]

  • 25 May 2011

    The Naval Commanders Conference for 2011 started at New Delhi on 24 May 11. Over the next four days Commanders of the Indian Navy are scheduled to discuss issues of operational relevance and future plans of the Indian Navy. This bi-annual forum also provides an opportunity for the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) to […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Equipment & technology

    MTU has been chosen by the Korean Coast Guard (KCG) to provide propulsion and onboard power for a new class of vessels in its ever expanding and modernizing fleet. The new 5000-ton displacement patrol vessel will be powered by four MTU 20V 1163 M94 engines in a Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) propulsion configuration, with […]

  • 31 August 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.   North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. Approximately 20 percent of North Dakota was redesigned as part of the Virginia […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Industry news

    On 23 November, European Joint Armament Cooperation Organisation OCCAR formally signed acceptance documents on behalf of French defence procurement agency DGA following the delivery of FREMM frigate Aquitaine in compliance with all contractual requirements. Aquitaine is the first FREMM multimission frigate for the French Navy. This major technological and industrial achievement is the result of […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Facility Misawa received the Navy’s Retention Excellence Award Feb. 14 for fiscal year 2012. The award, also known as the “Golden Anchor,” is earned when a command meets the requirements set forth by Commander Navy Installations Command. The criteria states that commands must receive an 85 percent or better on their command’s fiscal […]