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  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year follow-on contract for continued support on the MK48 torpedoes. Under the $65 million contract, Lockheed is to support the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for MK48 torpedoes at the Pearl Harbor Heavyweight Torpedo Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA). Lockheed Martin has provided specialized maintenance for the […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $60 million contract modification for work on the delivery of torpedoes and related support services for the navies of the US and Taiwan. Half of the purchases under the contract are reserved for Taiwan, while 47 percent is for the US Navy with remaining three […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to manufacture additional MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo afterbody/tailcone sections. The contract has a 27-month base period of performance from award to final acceptance and includes options for the procurement of spares, production support material, engineering services, test equipment […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman for the delivery of transducer array/nose shell assemblies of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo. The MK 48 is the primary offensive weapon deployed from all U.S. Navy submarines. The initial $9.6 million contract covers engineering and production of 45 MK 48 torpedo transducer array/nose shell assemblies. Three additional […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research recently awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a $2.6 million contract to start work on developing a prototype torpedo propulsion system under the agency’s Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program. The primary goal of the program is to improve the engine efficiency of the US Navy’s MK48 heavyweight torpedo. Phase I of […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin will provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. allied navy customers from Canada and The Netherlands with upgrade kits and services for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo under a new, $37 million contract award, part of a five-year effort to upgrade the entire submarine fleet.  The Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) […]

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

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the procurement of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo guidance and control sections. Under the contract, Lockheed will also provide MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System upgrade kits, test equipment, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin, the U.S. defence contractor said.   Namely, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin has awarded a $6.6 million contract to Ultra Electronics’ subsidiary Ocean Systems for work on the U.S. Navy’s MK 48 torpedo. Under the contract, Ocean Systems will work on the torpedo array nose assembly as well as engineering services and spares. Options to extend the contract for a further four years could increase this […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Taiwan’s military plans to budget US$860 million to purchase new Mk54 and Mk48 torpedoes to replace its aging US and German-made arsenal, th… (wantchinatimes) [mappress] Source: wantchinatimes, May 20, 2011;

  • 15 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of acoustic nose arrays for the MK54 lightweight torpedo in support of Navy and foreign military sales requirements. The initial scope is for 428 nose arrays with a potential for as many as 3,000 over the life of the […]

  • 9 March 2011

      Lockheed Martin Sippican has won a $50 million Navy contract to build upgrade kits for the nation’s arsenal of MK-48 heavy torpedoes, the co…   (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, March 9, 2011;          

  • 13 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170 million.   The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Video: US Navy The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet operating in Europe and Africa has shared a video of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri leaving Scotland after a visit to the Royal Navy’s submarine base in Faslane. The video was taken on October 30, 2015, while the submarine concluded her deployment and returned to Groton, Connecticut […]

  • 12 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned home to the submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10, following a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. Louisville successfully completed a range of undersea operations and training evolutions, and worked with allied partners in several multinational exercises, thereby improving the combined mission […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) departed its homeport of Lisbon Naval Base on August 6 to join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1). The former Karel Doorman-class frigate will join units from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Norway for operations in the North and Baltic Sea. During the frigate’s time with SNMG1, the […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) changed command November 25, as Commander Matthew Boland was relieved by Commander Steven Faulk. The change of command took place during a ceremony at the historic submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Commander Matthew Bolland said: Every member of my team is elite […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) returned to Pearl Harbor from the final scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific Region, Oct. 28. Steaming more than 35,000 nautical miles, Houston conducted a variety of operations vital to national security and bilateral exercises in support of U.S. 7th Fleet Theater Security Cooperation goals. […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Friends and families of the crew from USS Louisville (SSN 724) gathered at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to say goodbye as the Los Angeles-class submarine departed for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment, Feb. 7. “The submarine is in excellent material condition thanks to a combined effort of the crew and the […]

  • 9 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Command Course (SCC), at Fleet Base West and in the fleet exercise areas off Western Australia. Australia supports the SCC every year; regularly sending an Australian submarine to Hawaii (as well as the international biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise), or hosting the course […]

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

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $37.7 million contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo support parts. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide lightweight torpedo common parts kits and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits. Additionally, the company will provide MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on May 28 to start her inactivation and decommissioning process. Under the command of Cmdr. Jason Deichler, the submarine departed Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, and made its first arctic transit for its final homeport change. […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy started preparations to decommission one more Los Angeles-class submarine, just seven days after bidding farewell to USS City of Corpus Christi at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 30. On June 6, the Pacific Submarine Force and the Pearl Harbor waterfront bid farewell to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) in an […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 5, for a scheduled six-month deployment in the Western Pacific region. Jacksonville’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Nate Sukols, said of the 115 enlisted and 16 officers aboard, this is the first deployment for more than 50 percent of the crew. “They are […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Training & Education

    In a quiet gathering held at Fleet Base West this week, United States Navy (USN) Exchange Officer Commander Travis Petzoldt was fare-welled by his colleagues at Australia’s Submarine Headquarters. During his two year tenure with the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Petzoldt performed the role of ‘Principal Staff Officer – Operations’ for the Submarine Force. During […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy personnel deployed to Rota, Spain, recently took time to practice ordnance loading in what were described as “non-traditional locations”. The U.S. 6th Fleet shared photos from the exercise showing MK 48 inert training torpedoes being loaded onto a submarine. U.S. 6th Fleet, together with the Virginia-class submarine USS California (SSN 781), Navy Munitions Command Rota, […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 29, for a scheduled six-month deployment in the Western Pacific region. Bremerton’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Kaleb Kerr, commented that the ship is in excellent condition, and the crew is motivated and fully prepared for the demands of a Western Pacific deployment. […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The command of a warship was passed down at a time-honored ceremony that was held at the submarine piers for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 2.  Cmdr. Richard Seif, commanding officer of Jacksonville, was relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Boland. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Commander Submarine […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Department of the Navy released its proposed $148 billion budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15), March 4. The budget is part of the $495.6 billion defense budget U.S. President Barack Obama submitted to Congress the same day.   Rear Adm. William Lescher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, briefed media at […]