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  • 24 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $70 million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead materials for LPD 27, the 11th amphibious transport dock of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds awarded to Ingalls will be used to purchase […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The officers and crew of the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) completed a material inspection with a grade of 87% given by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), March 16-19. During the inspection, the crew performed multiple demonstrations for the INSURV inspectors in order to assess the ship’s overall combat readiness […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $2 billion contract modification to procure long lead time material to support construction of Block V Virginia-class submarines. The award modifies a contract awarded in 2017 that provides funding for long lead time material for steam and electrical plant components, main propulsion […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has purchased two Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) from Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of AUVs. The REMUS 100 AUVs will be used to support Sweden’s mine countermeasures program, especially in harbors and other confined or shallow waters. Sweden’s previous purchase of two […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A routine inspection this morning of on-base accommodation in Australian Navy’s HMAS Cerberus has resulted in hazardous material being located in a residential unit. As a precaution, a 400 metre safety zone has been established around the accommodation block. Victoria Police are in attendance and a Defence member is assisting them with their inquiries. Image: […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA is selected to provide armor materials for Huntington Ingalls Industries for LHA 7.   Huntington Ingalls Industries’ latest amphibious assault ship, Tripoli (LHA 7), will incorporate TenCate composite armor. This advanced armor will support Huntington Ingalls Industries $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Training & Education

      USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) successfully passed its first Maintenance and Material Management (3M) Inspection while on deployment in the Arabian Sea, Sept. 24. “The ship did really well for being such a new ship with a green crew,” said Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) (AW/SW) Bryan D. Hay, one of the 3M […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) successfully completed the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Material Inspections, February 25. Due to operational requirements, this was Ike’s first INSURV in nearly 10 years with more than 1,400 of those days spent at sea. INSURV is an inspection mandated by Congress to observe and […]

  • 23 September 2011

      IFS Defence has been awarded a prestigious Certificate of Commendation by the Chief of Defence Material (CDM) for its work with the UK Royal Navy. The commendation was given in recognition of the IFS Defence team’s outstanding achievement in developing and delivering a coherent support solution while displaying professionalism and commitment. In 2009, IFS […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has completed the limited purpose cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) it undertook with the Swiss company Evolva to support the joint development of new composite materials. The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development, validation and potential commercialization of new fire-resistant composite materials to save lives and […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a USD 94 million fixed-price contract from the US Coast Guard (USCG) to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter (NSC). The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components for NSC 10, such as steel, the main propulsion systems, generators, electrical switchboards […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Friday, March 30th, that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $76 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for a sixth National Security Cutter (NSC). Construction and delivery of the yet-to-be-named WMSL 755 will be performed at the company’s Pascagoula facility. A second phase […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Industry news

      Material  Organisation  Kochi  (  MO  (K)  )  –  Navy’s  spares  inventory  depot- celebrated the 60th Anniversary of its inception today at the Naval Base. The celebrations were inaugurated by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command. Large number of serving and retired Navy officials attended  the celebrations.   MO(K) […]

  • 11 November 2014

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Glenn Morgan has been promoted to vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Savannah River is a joint partnership between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, Fluor Corp. and Honeywell that manages operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Morgan previously […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the U.S. Government has agreed to sell 15 Sikorsky UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the Swedish… (money.msn) [mappress] Source: money.msn, May 19, 2011;

  • 26 June 2014

    The U.S. motor vessel Cape Ray departed Rota, Spain, this morning en route to the port of Gioia Tauro, Italy, where the ship will receive declared Syrian chemical weapons transferred from the Danish vessel Ark Futura.   In a statement announcing the departure, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the transit to […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The MV Cape Ray docked in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro and will transfer Syrian chemical agents and precursor materials soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters yesterday.   The Cape Ray will receive about 600 metric tons of material from the MV Ark Futura, a Danish roll-on/roll-off freighter. […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were selected to participate in a four-month evaluation of the new design for flight deck working uniform shirts, or “jerseys,” in an effort to meet the long term needs of personnel who work on and around the flight deck. The new jersey is […]

  • 17 February 2014

    The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed heavy oil, diesel fuel, and batteries from the grounded Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 in outer Apra Harbor Feb. 16.   Approximately 100 gallons of lubrication oil, 50 gallons of diesel fuel, 20 gallons of hydraulic oil and multiple marine batteries […]

  • 15 April 2019

    General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $727.4 million contract modification to continue the procurement of long-lead-time material for Virginia-class submarines. The award provides new funding to an existing contract for long-lead-time material to support construction of Block V submarines. According to HII, the current contract brings the overall contract value […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A maintenance and material management inspection (3MI) was conducted July 16-18 aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The 17 team members from Commander, Naval Air Forces 3M Team, concluded the inspection July 18. Nimitz performed well with an above average score of 90.92 percent. The 3MI ensured Nimitz personnel are conducting maintenance properly and […]

  • 8 July 2014

    Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday.   U.S. military and civilian specialists aboard the ship are neutralizing the chemical materials in international waters, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters. The ship left Gioia Tauro, Italy, with 600 tons of chemicals. “The Cape Ray is […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy scientists are looking into the possibility of developing a ballistic protection material that would be similar to Kevlar, with the only difference being the fact that the new material would be produced from eel slime. According to the navy, scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center have successfully recreated a natural material used […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Silent motorways and submarines that are undetectable to sonar. These are dreams that the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) says could come true thanks to a new material that absorbs sound rather than reflecting it. The university is responsible for the theoretical modelling of the sound-suppressing material that is also known as ‘acoustic metamaterial’. DTU said it was […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The president of the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) rolled out major changes to the frequency and grading method of the INSURV program effective Jan. 1. Rear Adm. Robert Wray, INSURV president, said changes to the frequency of the inspections and the grading system were implemented to improve the readiness of Navy ships and […]

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

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding has secured a $224,3 million modification to previously awarded contract for the material and first year of advance planning of the Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN 73). This modification will provide for the first year of RCOH advanced planning, shipchecks, design, documentation, engineering, fabrication and preliminary shipyard or […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Industry news

    The HTU forms part of an array of specialist equipment housed in QinetiQ’s Diving and Hyperbaric Test Centre based in Haslar, Portsmouth. The use of composite materials in the construction of submarines has a number of advantages, including the need for less maintenance which delivers a reduction in operating costs. Composite materials also provide the […]

  • 5 August 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) wrapped up a week-long Maintenance and Material Management (3M) assessment Aug. 3 with an overall score of 92.53 percent. Afloat Training Group Western Pacific (ATGWP) evaluated Blue Ridge Sailors on the 3M system and its compliance with the new instruction COMNAVSURFPAC Instruction 4790.1F. According to Chief […]

  • 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 […]