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  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    When Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth got underway from Rosyth in June this year, the ship sailed with a specialized night vision goggle (NVG) lighting suite developed by UK-based lighting specialist Consolite. As the company explained, the aircraft carrier’s original design did not incorporate NVG LED lighting as it was an emerging technology during […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Industry news

    Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings and a U.S. Navy contractor, has announced a significant reorganization, consolidating the company’s six business units into two – Space and Defense. The senior vice presidents of Space and Defense will be named at a later date and will report directly to CEO and President Eileen Drake, the […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills completed during their unit readiness workup in September. Officer of the Watch Sub Lieutenant Gideon Watkin said the opportunity to work with a submarine was one to be relished as […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Babcock International a five-year maritime training systems through-life availability & support service (MARTASS) contract. As announced by the company, a series of support packages, defined by the maritime combat system (MCS) and maritime training acquisition organisation (MTAO) teams within Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), will be clustered into one […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Two Australian companies have received contracts for work on the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates, Australian defense industry minister announced November 2. Christopher Pyne said Type 26 main contractor BAE Systems chose Tasmanian-based Liferaft Systems Australia to provide the ship’s Marine Evacuation System, and the Victorian-based Mackay Consolidated Industries to supply pipe hanger […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Industry news

    German Naval Yards Kiel and Lürssen have decided to merge their respective businesses, marking a new era of the German naval shipbuilding industry. As informed, the existing activities in military and naval surface vessel building will be incorporated into a joint venture company led by Bremen-based Lürssen Group. The aim is to improve the national […]

  • 27 May 2011
    Industry news

    CANES, the U.S. Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program, continued to successfully achieve key milestones as Northrop Grumman Corporation, one of two contractors working on the CANES system design, completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) May 13. CANES will streamline and update shipboard, submarine and shore-based command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year contract worth up to more than $500 million to build and deliver more than 200+ electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems (eCASS) to maximize aircraft readiness. The previous Navy CASS contract awarded in 2000 to Lockheed Martin was worth $287 million. According to Navy Naval Air Systems […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Sea Warrior Program (PEO EIS PMW 240) awarded a $96 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract June 11 to SRA International, Inc. for the support, sustainment, upgrades, and modernization of personnel systems under the US Navy’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS) strategy.   This Personnel Modernization (Pers Mod) contract award directly supports the Navy strategy to […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Rear Adm. Christian Becker, the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) along with Dr. John Zangardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space visited USS Higgins (DDG 76) Aug. 6 for a tour of the ship’s recent Consolidated Afloat Networks and […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program’s design, development and limited deployment phase for the U.S. Navy. CANES is a programmatic and technical consolidation of five legacy shipboard network programs. CANES provides a modern, common computing environment across the fleet to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

      The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation $37 million for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production and limited deployment phase. The contract includes options that would raise the cumulative value of the contract to $638 million, if all options are exercised. CANES will consolidate and modernize shipboard network systems to […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Boeing has delivered the first of 10 upgraded aircraft diagnostic and maintenance systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The devices, used for servicing military aircraft, consolidate depot level testing into a single station, improving efficiencies and lowering costs while maximizing use of existing equipment. Boeing and the Navy recently unveiled the Reconfigurable Transportable […]

  • 15 February 2012

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 arrived at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to receive supplies in support of Operation Handclasp, Feb. 14. NS Guantanamo Bay served as the consolidation point for receiving, storing, and staging more than 160 pallets of donated humanitarian aid products and materials. Before being loaded on the Swift, […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The curators of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) completed the transfer of artifacts previously warehoused at its facility on the Washington Navy Yard NHHC officials announced Dec. 16. The artifacts are now at their new home in Richmond, Va. It’s part of an ongoing project transferring more than 300,000 artifacts, part of its […]

  • 29 June 2011
    Training & Education

        U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, 2nd Fleet began phase two of a merged staff functional assessment June 27, in advance of consolidating the two headquarters into one command by Sept. 30. Phase two is a four-day exercise designed to evaluate the merged command’s ability to react to a crisis event. The […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide. Dr Kelly said the final keel block is the 18th of 31 blocks to be joined into what is rapidly becoming the recognisable structure […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG. Electronics Technicians, Chief Petty Officer William Edmondston, Petty Officer Matt Harper and Leading Seaman Mathew Webster developed the course at short notice, after the United States Navy ceased […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has entered Australian waters on its way to Melbourne.  The LHD01 hull has been transported from Spain to Australia by a Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin. The trip has taken around eight weeks. “The Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin has now […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Monday that it will submit a bid for the U.S. Navy Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment contract.  “The CANES program is critical to modernizing the Navy afloat network for enhanced security, affordability and delivering relevant capabilities to the warfighter,” said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager […]

  • 21 August 2014

    BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts; Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Serco, Inc., Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production units.   The estimated, cumulative […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Mikros Systems Corporation announced on January 14 that they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to assist in the design of wireless networks on US Navy Submarines for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program. Mikros was selected as a small business partner on the Northrop Grumman CANES team for its proficiency in […]

  • 29 June 2016

    British consultancy, engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler has landed a contract for work on the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear powered Vanguard-class submarines. Under the contract, which is expected to be worth around £75 million over a five-year period, Amec Foster will be providing nuclear propulsion safety and technical advice for UK nuclear submarines. […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) has awarded Serco a new contract to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) installation services onboard the USS Harry S. Truman. The ten-month contract is valued at $18.9 million. Serco will provide installation support services of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services […]

  • 30 November 2017

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued a Secretarial Letter of Censure to a now-retired senior officer, Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton, following a thorough review into his interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). While serving as the commanding officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from 2008-2010 in the U.S. 7th Fleet […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Industry news

    American defense contractor Lockheed Martin said that it will close and consolidate several of its U.S. facilities and reduce its workforce by 4,000 positions amid US Government’s budget cuts. “Reducing our workforce of dedicated employees and closing facilities are among the most difficult decisions we make,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Officer and […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Industry news

    The final fabricated blocks for the first destroyer, Hobart, have just been delivered to the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance in Adelaide following a week-long journey by sea from Newcastle. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the four blocks arrived in Adelaide from block sub-contractor, Forgacs Engineering.  “This is a significant milestone for the AWD project […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the delivery to Adelaide of the first keel block that will be used to construct HMAS Hobart – Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer. “This is an important step forward in the $8 billion project to construct three new warships,” Mr Clare said. Construction of the AWDs […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Global Hawk production team has been recognized by Aviation Weekas a best practice in the area of Supply Chain/Value Chain Integration. The best practice recognition is designed to call attention to valuable information intended to share knowledge across the aerospace and defense industry. The Global Hawk program will be recognized at the […]