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  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $26.2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) ships. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The MK46 30mm Naval […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully tracked and neutralized both single and multiple fast inshore attack craft during live-fire testing off the coast of California July 18-22. The ship’s crew and embarked surface warfare (SUW) mission package (MP) detachment conducted test events using the ship’s core weapons system – the Mk 110 57mm gun-and […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Greater Western Sydney Giants coach and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy kicked off a recent visit to the Shoalhaven in style when he arrived at HMAS Albatross in a Navy Bell 429 helicopter. Kevin Sheedy, accompanied by Giants player Dom Tyson, was at Albatross to deliver the keynote address for the 816 Squadron Training Day. 816 […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Babcock has successfully delivered a long term contract to upgrade the 4.5 inch Mk8 naval gun to Mod1 standard, with the completion June of the last gun system upgrade to programme and cost. Babcock undertook the first Mk8 Mod1 upgrade under the contract in 2005. The seven year programme has involved major modification and overhaul […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon UK has taken its first order for a pre-production MiniGAS, the latest in GPS Anti-Jam technology, designed and manufactured by the company in the U.K. This contract, awarded by an undisclosed customer, requires Raytheon UK to produce demonstrator units for customer evaluation. MiniGAS is the latest in Raytheon’s GPS Anti-Jam family of products, and […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities

    A new plan to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants instead of buying new ones will allow the US Navy to save over $100 million in the next five years. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, awarded the contract to leverage and expand existing affordability […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Ohio-based GE Marine has received a contract from Turkish Sefine Shipyard to provide two LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Turkish Naval Forces’ new fleet replenishment ship scheduled to enter service in 2023.

  • 11 December 2013

    HMS Illustrious took a short break from delivering humanitarian aid in the Philippines. “Lusty” met up with the US tanker USNS Richard E Byrd in the Sulu Sea just to the west of the central Philippines island of Panay to top up fuel. During the three hour encounter, around 1200 cubic metres of fuel was […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $238 million contract for production of the third and fourth satellites in the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation, known as GPS III. The acquisition of the next two GPS III satellites at one time will allow the Lockheed Martin-led team to maximize efficiencies in satellite […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Industry news

      President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday commissioned four new vessels for the Ghana Navy, the first in 32 years, and underscored the need for the country to secure its maritime domain for its future socio-economic development. He said the nation’s maritime environment abounded in diverse resources, including minerals, oil, gas and various species of […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    GE Marine on February 20 announced it has been selected to deliver gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. The contract was awarded to GE by India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). Each P17A frigate will be […]

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

    The Indian Navy’s new P17A stealth frigates that are to start construction next year will be powered by LM2500 marine gas turbines, GE’s Marine Solutions announced. The gas turbines will be provided by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine division, Bangalore, India under license from GE. The Indian Navy will build seven next-generation P17A frigates at Mazagon […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Training & Education

    All Sailors separating, demobilizing or deactivating from an active-duty status of more than 180 days in length, are now required to participate in the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Succeed) program officials said, Nov. 13. Previously known as TAP (Transition Assistance Program), Transition GPS is a mandatory program aimed to better prepare service members to transition […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron has today announced a major boost to the UK’s shipbuilding industry as the Ministry of Defence signs a contract with BAE Systems worth £859 million. Around 1700 jobs will be sustained as a result of the investment in the future Type 26 complex warship – the next generation Royal Navy frigates […]

  • 5 December 2013

    The USS George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) returned to its forward-operating location of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 5, to conclude the second half of its 2013 patrol. The GWSG participated in three joint-training exercises with regional partners, conducted three goodwill port visits, and provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Republic of […]

  • 30 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation​, has delivered 16 self-deploying, monopole JIB antennas for the first two next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS III) satellites being built by Lockheed Martin Corporation​. This delivery continues Astro Aerospace’s support to the GPS satellite constellation, having delivered more than 1,000 JIB assemblies for the […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    GE’s Marine Solutions will be providing its LM2500 family of aeroderivative marine gas turbines to power two newbuild surface combatants for United States Navy and Coast Guard programs. Two LM2500+ gas turbines will power Bougainville (LHA 8), the US Navy’s newest multi-purpose amphibious assault ship. Construction is expected to begin shortly according to shipbuilder Huntington […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE Marine has handed over two LM 2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia, the company informed. The gas turbines will power the Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer. This type of gas turbine is designed with a single-rotor gas turbine and an aerodynamically coupled power turbine. ASC, Air Warfare Destroyer project shipbuilder, is […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) held a change of command ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum, May 15.   Rear Adm. James R. McNeal relieved Rear Adm. Vincent L. Griffith as commander. He recently served as NAVSUP GLS deputy commander. Griffith’s next assignment will be as director, Logistics Operations […]

  • 19 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

    GE Marine Engines discussed how its full line of proven aeroderivative gas turbines are the best solution for the U.S. Navy’s next generation DD 21 destroyers. The LM gas turbines range in power from 6,000 shaft horsepower (shp) to 57,300 shp, GE reported today at the Sea-Air-Space 2000. “Because GE’s LM product line covers the […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Cypriot defense ministry and Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Larnaca hosted warships from France, Israel and Greece among others for the fourth consecutive exercise Nemesis 2017. The one-day exercise took place on October 17 in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, with the participation of SAR Units and Personnel from the Republic […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE Marine Solutions, a subsidiary of the U.S. engineering giant General Electric, announced it would provide two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new 8,200-ton class Aegis destroyer. The turbines will be installed by IHI, the Tokyo-based company responsible for the construction of propulsion systems for Japan’s destroyers. “GE’s LM […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Authorities

      US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will visit Azerbaijan in Nov 20-21, reports US Embassy in Baku. Meeting with Azerbaijani officials, Mabus will discuss bilateral cooperation in security. US Department of the Navy comprises two services – US Navy and US Marine Corps. Secretary of the Navy reports to Pentagon and is responsible […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at 36 megawatts (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s will be […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Supply Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS), Rear Adm. James McNeal, toured the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) while the ship was in port in Sasebo, Japan, March 10. This visit was one of several for McNeal, who is touring various commands in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to improve […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Drumgrange announced that the Navfix military GPS System has successfully completed the Naval Weapons Sea Test (NWST) on a Royal Navy (RN) warship. The sea trial was conducted with a team of personnel from the Royal Navy, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the Maritime Commissioning and Test Authority (MCTA) and Drumgrange. This milestone marks the […]

  • 29 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Israel’s unused natural gas potential may be under threat from preying militant groups such as Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla movement, which might require intensified involvement of the country’s Navy in securing the multinational drilling platforms and offshore rigs, Reuters informs. Having in mind the existence of the dangers such groups pose to economic development […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) held a change of command ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum, Sept. 18. Rear Adm. Vincent L. Griffith relieved Rear Adm. Jonathan A. Yuen as commander. NAVSUP GLS, based in San Diego, is the headquarters for a network of seven Fleet Logistics Centers around the […]