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  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MetOcean Telematics has been selected to supply the Royal Navy with its new Maritime Acoustic Scoring and Simulation System (MASS).

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS America, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, completed a series of mass casualty drills during its first underway in 10 months after completing a post-shakedown availability, March 22. The drills were designed to prepare the medical training team and ship’s crew for an upcoming inspection referred to as Fleet Service Operation Medical 1.4 with Afloat […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held a mass casualty drill, Dec. 11, as the ship prepares for Spring participation in the humanitarian assistance deployment Continuing Promise 2015. During the drill, medical personnel and participants were exposed to a new level of realism as the “patients” wore surgical “cut suits” to mimic the look, […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates are set to benefit from improved shipboard electronic countermeasures systems under a contract announced by the Canadian defense minister on August 17. According to defense minister Harjit S. Sajjan, the government of Canada has awarded Lockheed Martin Canada a CAD$94.2 million contract to maintain and overhaul the Reprogrammable Advance Multimode Shipboard Electronic […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German-based defense contractor Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a follow-on contract to upgrade the MASS countermeasure systems it previously installed on Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates. The existing Multi Ammunition Softkill System automated decoy system will be upgraded under a contract worth around CAD20 million. The contract is scheduled to run for four years, from 2018 to 2022. […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    New Zealand has decided to equip two of its MEKO-class frigates (jointly procured with Australia) with Rheinmetall’s Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. The contract, issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence under an ANZAC modernization programme, is worth €4.2 million. In this project, Rheinmetall is acting as subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Canada Ltd. (LMC). […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) took part in a mass casualty drill July 27 during the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.   The drill which emulated an oil platform explosion and included 30 patients with mock injuries and a series of helicopter […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2014, a multinational maritime exercise between North African, European, and U.S. naval forces, which began its inport phase at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 13, is now in its underway operations phase in the central Mediterranean Sea. Participating nations are practicing a wide range of skill […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Medical and Air Departments participated in a flight deck mass casualty drill to measure the ship’s responsiveness to large simultaneous casualties, May 20.   Sirens and alarms blared on the flight deck public announcement system. Sailors strewn about the flight deck simulated injuries and unconsciousness. […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were put through a life-like mass casualty drill as the ship transited across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, June 28. The drill was an all-hands effort involving Sailors from George Washington’s […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $120,818,538 modification (PE0003) under previously awarded firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00030-11-C-0014) to provide Trident II (D5) Guidance System micro circuit wafers and Strategic Systems Programs alterations materials.  Work will be performed in Pittsfield, Mass. (83.5 percent); Cambridge, Mass. (7 percent); Honeywell, Inc., Clearwater, […]

  • 28 April 2011

      Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $16,200,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6293) to exercise cost-type options for the modification of materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system.  The […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy recently demonstrated a new mine sweeping technique during a test in which a MH-60S helicopter deployed a MK-18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This demonstration proved a possible lighter, less time intensive way to sweep for mines in theatre, compared to a MH-53E helicopter towing a Mk-107 sled. According to NSWC PCD […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted a mass casualty drill March 17, as part of a continued commitment to mission readiness. A mass casualty is any instance in which the level of casualties is greater than the medical department can support. “The number of casualties that warrants a mass casualty response is typically […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Industry news

    Raytheon, Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, Mass., is being awarded a $20,701,792 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5126) exercising options for engineering, production, and integration services in support of DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer program for fiscal 2012.  Funds in the amount of $5,438,000 are obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Portsmouth, […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Service members from Algeria, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and the U.S. teamed up aboard guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) to conduct a mass casualty drill in support of Exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12) in Souda Bay, Crete, May 18. The exercise gave participants the opportunity to demonstrate medical techniques they learned during earlier PE12 training. […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government has signed a licence agreement with General Dynamics and Rheinmetall for the production of Omnitrap decoy ammunition for the Canadian Navy, German Rheinmetall disclosed. Signed at the recent CANSEC show in May 2016 in Canada, the contract is worth a mid-range eight-figure euro amount over the course of its thirty-year lifetime and encompasses the supply […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems a contract to design and build the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) system. The system will initially be a part of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Warfare mission package. The contract has a maximum potential value of $86.7 […]

  • 10 October 2014

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) sits pier side during a port call in Kusadasi, Turkey. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. [mappress] Press Release, October 10, 2014; […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1,400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found out the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System (MES) training.   The Landing Helicopter Dock is fitted with six Mass Evacuation stations. Each station is a rapid deploying […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Air department Sailors conducts a salt water wash down to remove ice from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).   Iwo Jima is conducting flight deck certification off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer [mappress] Naval Today Staff, […]

  • 26 December 2011
    Industry news

      Russian Navy command made a decision not to purchase Project 12322 Zubr small-size air-cushion landing ships, reports Izvestiya referring to a source in Navy Main HQ. Instead, it is planned to build new dynamic and static buoyancy boats which will be based on various landing ships including Mistral-class helicopter carriers. Development of Zubr small-size […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia is hosting a maritime-focused exercise as part of international efforts to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the wake of most recent nuclear tests conducted by North Korea. Taking place in Cairns, Queensland from September 6-9, exercise Pacific Protector is one part of the Proliferation Security Initiative, which is an effort by […]

  • 2 November 2011
    Industry news

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, of Woburn, Mass., under MDA contract HQ0147-12-D-0005.  The total ceiling award value is $307,580,000.  Under this new contract, the contractor will perform sustainment efforts to maintain software required to operate the X-band family […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Industry news

    General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $29,703,712 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0088) for eight F414-GE-400 spare engines for the F/A-18E/F aircraft.  Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (51.8 percent); Madisonville, Ky. (20.9 percent); Hooksett, N.H. (12 percent); Rutland, Vt. (4.6 percent); Dayton, Ohio (2.5 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., is being awarded a $95,956,445 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price incentive contract to provide fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 United States and United Kingdom Trident II Strategic Weapons Systems SSBN Fire Control Subsystem, SSGN Attack Weapons Control Subsystem, and United States SSBN replacement and United Kingdom SSBN successor […]

  • 30 May 2014

    U.S. Navy ships are moored at Naval Station Mayport.   Mayport’s operational composition is capable of accommodating 34 ships and a 8,001-foot runway capable of handling most aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, May 30, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider

  • 22 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $182,341,825 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5305) for low-rate initial production of fiscal 2011 Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) Block I all up rounds (AUR). This contract will provide for the procurement of 59 SM-6 Block I AURs; 35 SM-6 Block I AUR instrumentation kits; design […]

  • 17 December 2014

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) anchors in the Arabian Gulf. Comstock is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. [mappress mapid=”14749″]   Image: U.S. Navy […]