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  • 11 April 2011

      Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $2 million contract from the Canadian Government for shipboard satellite communications terminals. The Harris terminals will reduce expensive dial-up lease costs while significantly increasing shipboard bandwidth capacity — equipping the Canadian Navy with affordable, global access to a variety of […]

  • 11 April 2011
    Industry news

      BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced today that its next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop will take place during October 2011. This popular three-day workshop held in Houston, Texas, will be of interest to Naval Architects, Engineers and […]

  • 11 April 2011

      Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London on, April 8 after conducting operations in support of Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn. Providence was part of a group of American and British ships and submarines that launched missiles on Libyan air defenses begining March 19. JTF […]

  • 8 April 2011

      HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland and RFA Cardigan Bay, together with elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, have set sail this week as the lead element of the Cougar 11 deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The ships are sailing from HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth, and Marchwood in Southampton, between 6 and […]

  • 8 April 2011

      Bomb disposal experts from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group had a busy time of it recently when they were called out to three different bomb disposal tasks in a single day. Among the call-outs on 4 April 2011 was a trip close to home, the nearby Kirkmichael Estate in Helensburgh, where a […]

  • 8 April 2011

      Ocean Systems Engineering Corp., Oceanside, Calif., is being awarded $12,179,394 for task order #0087 under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-02-A-9020) for engineering and scientific support for networking and satellite communications. The scope of this statement of work is to provide engineering and technical support, on-going acquisition support, financial support, logistics support, website development and […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Authorities

      Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF), announced the 2010 U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) April 1. Adm. J.C. Harvey, Jr., announced the winners during a ceremony at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. “It is our Sailors who are the heart and soul of our Navy,” […]

  • 5 April 2011

      U.S. military relief efforts entered a new phase this week as the USS Ronald Reagan strike group pulled away from the battered northeastern… By Travis J. Tritten (stripes) [mappress] Source: stripes, April 5, 2011;

  • 5 April 2011
    Authorities

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today the following assignments: Rear Adm. (lower half) Gretchen S. Herbert will be assigned as commander, Navy Cyber Forces, Virginia Beach, Va.  Herbert is currently serving as director, Net-Centric Capabilities Division, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Royal Navy submarine HMS Triumph returned to HM Naval Base Devonport from the Mediterranean on Saturday 2 April after supporting international efforts to protect civilians in Libya over the past two weeks. Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles fired by the Trafalgar Class submarine were part of the coalition cruise missile strikes designed to defeat Colonel […]

  • 1 April 2011

      Royal Navy Type 22 frigate HMS Campbeltown recently came to the rescue of members of the public in difficulty at sea during two separate incidents on the same day. While operating off Plymouth, the ship was alerted by Brixham Coastguard and sped to the aid of a young family in a motorboat which had […]

  • 1 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      India will soon join a select group of nations that have an exclusive Seakeeping and Maneuvering Basin (SMB) facility for testing models of… By Anantha Krishnan M. (aviationweek) [mappress] Source: aviationweek, April 1, 2011;  

  • 28 March 2011

      Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic awarded a $4.1 million contract March 15 to LaRosa Building Group of Meriden to build a ne… (theday) [mappress] Source: theday,March 28, 2011;

  • 28 March 2011

      Pirates were unable to successfully hijack a bulk carrier in the Arabian Sea, after the U.S. Navy responded to a distress call, according to a feature on the Navy Times. The aircraft carrier Enterprise and the cruiser Leyte Gulf received a distress call at 10:30 a.m. local time, from Falcon Trader II, a merchant […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Authorities

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Research & Development

      A group of  U.S. Navy veterans are lobbying for the bridge of the submarine the USS Memphis to retire in its namesake city… (mysanantonio) [mappress] Source: mysanantonio,March 28, 2011;

  • 25 March 2011

    Dominion Diving has been award a contract by Worthington Products Inc. to upgrade the Floating Force Protection Boom surrounding the Navy Dockyard. Dominion Diving will be involved with the complete fabrication and installation of a subsea vessel entrance gate for the Floating Force Protection Boom. The gate which lay 15 ft below surface, has been […]

  • 25 March 2011

      CAE today announced it has been awarded a series of military contracts in more than 10 countries and valued at approximately C$100 million, including: a contract with the United States Navy to build P-3C training devices for the Taiwan Navy; a contract with the United States Navy to perform a major upgrade on an […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Authorities

      While Operation Odyssey Dawn brewed up quickly, the U.S. Navy already was positioned for operations over Libya, the chief of naval operations (CNO) said March 23. CNO Adm. Gary Roughead told the Defense Writers Group that having Navy ships and submarines in the Mediterranean Sea enabled a quick response to the order that began […]

  • 23 March 2011

      USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) will arrive to its homeport of Everett, Wash., March 24 after a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. Lincoln left Everett Sept. 7, 2010. “The people of this community and Americans across this great nation can be extremely proud of Lincoln’s accomplishments,” […]

  • 18 March 2011

      On Wednesday 9 March 2011 HMAS Toowomba (Commander Andrew Quinn) successfully completed Work Up Progress Evaluation or WUPE (Pronounced WUPPIE). It sounds innocuous enough but it is actually a very detailed assessment of the ship’s capabilities. The assessment is part of the preparedness training and includes exercises and activities that test the capability of […]

  • 17 March 2011

      Philippine Navy and Coast Guard personnel rescued 19 crew members of a fishing vessel found adrift in the seas off Polilio Group of Islands… by Delfin Mallari (inquirer) [mappress] Source: inquirer,March 17, 2011;

  • 13 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The recovery unit will provide accommodation and support current services at Devonport such as physical, medical and psychological rehabilitation for personnel from all three Services with links to the South West – all within a familiar military environment. The accommodation at the new centre, which has space for 12 people, is adapted for those […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Authorities

      UNDER fire from various quarters, including the Opposition, for its failure to effectively deal with Somali pirates, the UPA government is working on a plan to put in place a mechanism to do so. A committee of secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar is considering a set of proposals aimed at […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jersey Coastguard will be the first place in the world to use version 4 of its internationally recognised Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS). This technology is designed to help pinpoint anybody or […]

  • 23 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    BMT Fleet Technology, of Ottawa, Ontario is pleased to announce the start of its work on a design for the Canadian Forces’ (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS). This new task, awarded under a long running contract supporting the JSS Project Management Office (PMO), represents a major step towards new capabilities for the CF. BMT’s […]