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  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The RAN’s Team Navy brand has received a major boost with the announcement of a new sporting partnership with Australia’s most successful high speed offshore racing teams. The alliance with Mackay’s Friers Offshore Racing Team will see the 1000HP Supercat rebranded as the “Team Navy” Offshore Superboat for the 2013 Australian Offshore Superboat Championship Season. […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans today announced funding of up to $488M to procure 18-21 new vessels for the Coast Guard Fleet.  Minister MacKay made the announcement during the 2013 Mari-Tech Conference, an annual event providing marine engineers and those […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Vice Admiral Mark Norman assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vice Admiral Paul Maddison yesterday morning at Cartier Square Drill Hall in a formal ceremony attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. Minister MacKay has […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    An Adelaide-based composite materials developer has become the latest Type 26 global combat ship supplier, the Australian defense minister announced during a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Scotland. Linda Reynolds, the Australian defense minister visited Govan to witness the build progress being made on future HMS Glasgow, the lead City-class Type 26 frigate. […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announces an industry engagement session for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The CSC is one of the projects of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) and is intended to provide Canada with modern replacements for the Royal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 September 2011

      Defence Minister Peter MacKay, friends and family gathered at Halifax’s waterfront Friday morning to welcome HMCS Charlottetown back to Cana… (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, September 2, 2011;

  • 21 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract for an Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control and Communications (IMIC3) system to Thales Canada. “This state of the art system will give navy and Coast […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 May 2016

    French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up by French companies DCNS and Piriou in 2013. STX France said the decision was based on strong commercial setbacks and that the take-over should take place in fall this year. While the arguably most prominent naval […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Authorities, Industry news

    France and Italy have signed an intergovernmental agreement reaffirming their support to Naviris, a joint venture between Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and French defense contractor Naval Group. Signed on February 27, the agreement makes the long term alliance launched by these two industrial groups fully operational. “We welcome this intergovernmental agreement, which reinforces our joint-venture Naviris,” […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A solemn ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the loss of three Royal Navy ships and 57 Royal Naval reservists from Newfoundland during the First World War was held today at Bowring Park in St. John’s. In attendance was the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice, who laid a wreath at the Caribou Memorial along […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, yesterday welcomed the signing of a preliminary contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as part of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) project being implemented under the National […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence announced the awarding of an $18.5 million contract to Saab Microwave Canada Ltd.   The contract, for the repair and overhaul of the weapon-control radars onboard the […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway, announced on March 22 the acceptance of the CCGS S. Dudka, a new Canadian Coast Guard specialty vessel which will be used primarily to support the conservation and protection of fisheries resources. “Our Government is proud to accept the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Maritime College is expanding its scope with the establishment of a new study center at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The College will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from its waterfront base at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019. “The establishment […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service.   The Navy’s hydrographic fleet is most visible through the fleet of two Hydrographic Survey ships and four Survey Motor Launches, but […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Industry news

    In a solemn event at the Halifax Shipyard, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans unveiled the first of nine ‘Hero’ Class Mid-shore patrol vessels currently being built for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Coast Guard ‘Hero’ class vessels are […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) on August 25 for its 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA), which will officially begin September 27. “Because Truman’s last availability at NNSY was condensed, significant maintenance was deferred, making this a large and complex availability,” said Deputy Project […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian engineering company Taylor Bros has been awarded a $15 million contract for the installation and fit-out of the living spaces for the three Air Warfare Destroyers that are under construction at Techport Australia, SA. Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the contract demonstrates how the project is continuing to offer economic […]

  • 17 July 2013

    In a ceremony held on July 12 in Halifax, Rear Admiral John Newton assumed the duties of Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) as well as Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA) from Rear Admiral Dave Gardam. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral […]