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  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued a request for information (RFI) calling on companies and academia to provide info on the development of an electrical Energy Magazine that would be used for directed energy weapons on navy ships. The RFI was issued on January 2 on behalf of PMS 320 (the Electric Ships […]

  • 23 October 2014

    A US Navy civilian engineer and two of his Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) colleagues received a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award at a New York ceremony, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced Oct. 22. Popular Mechanics honored Eric South – the NSWCDD lead electrical engineer for MAPS – for his role in […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $500 million maximum, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC, Aug. 19. The MAC contract will be used for the purchase of reliable, locally generated power from Solar Power Generation Systems (SPGS) at […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans Apr. 8 at the Sea-Air-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014. “Our directed energy initiatives, and specifically the solid-state laser, are among our highest priority science and technology programs. The solid-state laser program is […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In tests off the California coast, a Lockheed Martin prototype laser system successfully disabled two boats at a range of approximately 1.6 kilometers (approximately 1 mile). These were the first tests of the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system against maritime targets.   Lockheed Martin is developing the transportable, ground-based ADAM laser system to demonstrate a practical, affordable […]

  • 27 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

    US Navy warships will soon be equipped with fearful combination weapons mounts boasting both heavy machine-guns and high powered laser rayguns, it has been announced. Manufacturer Boeing says it has inked a teaming agreement with the US operations of arms globo-mammoth BAE Systems to build the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System to naval […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.   The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf, fulfilling plans […]

  • 20 January 2012

      The US may start combat actions against Iran even in two weeks; escalation of America’s military presence in the Persian Gulf goes on openly, Igor Korotchenko, presidium member of social council at Defense Ministry and editor of The National Defense magazine said on Jan 17. The situation around the Strait of Hormuz which is […]

  • 1 April 2013

    A change of command ceremony was held at Naval Magazine Indian Island (NMII) aboard the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), March 28. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gary Martin was relieved by Cmdr. Michael Yesunas as commanding officer of NMII. During Martin’s tour at NMII, his team moved more than […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, is joining with The Columbia Group to invest in the next generation large submersible vehicle. Bluefin is a leader in design and manufacture of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and related technology. Battelle has a long history of meeting the technology needs of the U.S. Navy including work on the […]

  • 13 May 2011

      EnerSys Energy Products, Inc., Warrensburg, Mo., is being awarded an $11,114,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00164-10-D-GS60) for the production of submarine valve regulated lead acid batteries. This effort will procure replacement back-up batteries for in-service nuclear submarines. Work will be performed in Warrensburg, Mo., and is expected to be completed by July 2012. […]

  • 23 August 2012

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Kanchadewa of the Northern Naval Command on information received recovered 11 filled T56 magazines and 25 empty T56 magazines buried in the area of Velani East on 21st August 2012. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, August 23, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded Guam Pacific International, Barrigada, Guam, a $9 million multiple award construction contract Sept. 26, for repairs on explosive magazines at Naval Magazine, Naval Base Guam.   NAVFAC Marianas, Guam, is the contracting activity. The work to be performed provides for the repair of 18 high explosive magazines. Repairs […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Industry news

      China demonstrated fighter J16 to the press at aircraft factory Shenyang Aircraft Co (SAC); it is a copy of Russian Su-30MK2, reports Hong Kong military magazine Kanwa referring to a Chinese authoritative military source. This airplane is a copy of Russian fighter Su-30MK2, the batch of them was sold to China early in 2000’s, […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Industry news

    Naval troops attached to the Eastern Naval Command on information received recovered a haul of LTTE weapons and communication equipment hidden in the Wallipuram and Mullaithivu areas on 23rd November 2011. Among the recovered items was a Laser Gun modified by LTTE for improvised sniping. The list of the recovered items is as follows:    […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Wasp-class amphibious-assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducted an ammunition on-load Feb. 9-12 while underway in the Pacific Ocean. The ship took on more than 1,000 pallets of ordnance by helicopter during the four-day evolution in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Essex has not conducted an ammunition on-load in more than four years, due […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Industry news

      BAE Systems, U.S. Combat Systems, Minneapolis, Minn., is being awarded a $73,000,000 fixed-price incentive-fee firm target undefinitized contract action for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) for DDG 1002. The AGS is a 155mm, vertically loaded, stabilized gun mount that is capable of storing, programming, and firing the Long Range Land Attack Projectile. It is […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Industry news

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $42.3 million firm-fixed-price task order under a multiple award construction contract May 12 to Guam MACC Builders A JV, a large business of Honolulu, Hawaii, for the construction of modular storage magazines at Naval Base Guam.   “This contract will deliver infrastructure improvements to Naval Base Guam, […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) completed its first weapons onload in more than five years, since beginning Refuel and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) in September 2009, as it took on more than 1,600 tons of ordnance, May 5-6.   The massive onload was also the first onload for 85 percent of the ship’s […]

  • 1 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems has been awarded a $52,000,000 modification contract to exercise options for Advanced Gun Systems for DDG 1002. The Advanced Gun System (AGS) uses the same 155 mm caliber as most American field artillery forces, although it is unable to fire the same ammunition. Instead, a new range of ammunition is under development for […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Navy’s Energy Efficiency Technology Validation (Techval) program completed the retrofit of an entire building with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms Aug. 30. After its retrofitting, the Twentynine Palms Officer’s Club, is expected to deliver an energy savings of more than 32,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy received patents for more inventions last year than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies ranked in a report published last month.   The Department of the Navy increased its patent volume by 12 percent over last year, earning 399 patents and climbing up three slots to no. 89 on […]

  • 17 May 2013

    Marinearsenal, a military facility with maintenance, repair and equipment of warships and associated weapons systems , equipment and machinery necessary facilities, workshops, magazines and warehouses, has invited tenders for repair and maintenance works. The subject is the 122 Bremen class frigate vessel Augsburg. Works included in the tender are dry-docking of the vessel, repairs to […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Training & Education

    In yet another step toward becoming a fully mission-capable aircraft carrier, Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) weapons department worked around-the-clock Feb. 17-18, making her a warship poised to do the nation’s tasking. “A weapons onload is when we receive the ammunition the ship requires to be combat-ready from an […]

  • 12 December 2014

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the US Navy as a recipient of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards, Dec. 9. Capt. Tony Edmonds, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington commanding officer and Naval District Washington(NDW) regional engineer, and Lt. Cmdr. Keith Benson, NDW and NAVFAC Washington energy officer, accepted the national […]

  • 11 July 2012

    The Navy issued a new energy policy that will drive energy consumption reduction at all Navy installations, transform the shore energy culture and seek new or existing technical solutions for reducing energy, officials announced July 10. The Shore Energy Management Instruction signifies a complete revision from the previous version published in 1994. The instruction codifies […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) remains committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the warfighter and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers, to veterans and wounded warrior programs. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that has started in […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Energy Department, in coordination with the US Navy, announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future. Ocean Energy USA and Northwest Energy Innovations will test their innovative wave energy conversion (WEC) devices for one year in new […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster tested her Sting Ray light-weight torpedo during her weapons systems trials which she started after undergoing a two-year refit. A drogue parachute begins to deploy as a Sting Ray is propelled from its launcher and the magazine-launched torpedo system on the ‘capital ship’ is put through its paces. Having uncoiled its towed-array […]