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  • 23 April 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that give crews access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications.   Under the agreement, Harris will provide up to 120 terminals in addition to the 70 terminals already delivered since 2008 under the indefinite delivery/indefinite […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in her homeport of Gaeta, Italy, March 20, after a three-day underway, in which a number of drills and training scenarios were completed.   Evolutions accomplished included basic and advanced damage control, steering casualties, helicopter deck landing qualifications, vertical replenishment qualifications, antiterrorism and force […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Recognizing sailors’ desire to use smartphones at sea, French-based defense technology company Thales has developed a new shipboard information distribution system dubbed COMTICS. COMTICS is a multimedia communication device resembling a smartphone that allows naval personnel permanent shipboard mobility and connectivity with all types of military radios, all without compromising security. According to Thales, the system […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    December 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s most important contributions to technology development and national defense: the Fleet’s first shipboard radar, NRL announced. NRL’s XAF radar, fondly known as the “flying bedspring,” was the prototype that showed the U.S. Navy what this new radio detecting and ranging system […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program’s design, development and limited deployment phase for the U.S. Navy. CANES is a programmatic and technical consolidation of five legacy shipboard network programs. CANES provides a modern, common computing environment across the fleet to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Roughly 20 Seabee steelworkers from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 met the “Steelworkers” of USS Stethem (DDG 63) during a tour aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Sept. 4. According to tour guide Fire Controlman 1st Class Travis Boatwright the visit provided an opportunity for Seabees to see the dynamics of shipboard life and […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program recently completed shipboard integration testing of two unmanned systems on board USS Independence (LCS 2). The two systems — General Dynamics-developed Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and Textron-developed Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) — are part of the mine countermeasures mission package (MCM MP), which […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has provided the advanced communication, sensor and navigation systems installed on the first of two new offshore support vessels (OSVs) being procured by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on behalf of the Iraqi navy. NAVSEA accepted delivery of the first 60-meter multipurpose OSV, Al Basrah (OSV 401), in July for […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy successfully concluded its largest demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use Nov. 17, with the successful arrival of the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, Calif. The SDTS is a decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F. Foster (EDD 964) reconfigured to provide the Navy an at-sea, remotely controlled, […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The Navy and Marine Corps Team made naval aviation history Oct. 3 as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp’s (LHD 1) flight deck, the first at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps’ F-35 JSF version. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk landed BF-2 at […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst on November 2 officially opened a new facility that will help integrate aircraft launch and recovery equipment (ALRE) systems before they are sent out to the fleet. The ALRE Technology Integration Center (A-TIC) will provide NAWCAD Lakehurst engineers with a shipboard representative environment to test and integrate […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) hosted a group of midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy for an underway evolution off the coast of San Diego, July 28. The ship departed from Naval Base San Diego with the midshipmen on board as part of the Professional Training […]

  • 10 September 2018

    The United States Coast Guard cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) returned home to St. Petersburg on September 9 following a 59-day patrol. Resolute crew members patrolled more than 11,000 miles, providing a law enforcement presence in the Windward Passage in the Caribbean Sea and deterring illegal migrant departures as part of Operation Southeast Watch. In the […]

  • 17 July 2017

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leaders gathered in Pearl Harbor last month for the “Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment Summit” in anticipation of the first shipboard deployment of the F-35B Lightning II. The attendees focused on planning and preparing the logistical support for the F-35B Lightning II’s first deployment scheduled to happen within the next year. “The summit […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) kicked off a partnership with Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) Oct. 27. The partnership is designed to increase self-sufficiency and material readiness at the shipboard level and is intended to last throughout the Gettysburg’s current maintenance availability. During the course of the partnership Gettysburg will send six […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. 7th Fleet’s medical staff hosted Malaysian and Indonesian military medical teams underway aboard the flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 22 – 25.   The training and discussions focused on the importance of medical expertise in shipboard and dive medicine, medical planning, medical evacuation procedures and techniques, as well as foreign disaster […]

  • 20 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin performed its first successful Joint Tactical Radio network demonstration for the U.S. Navy, transmitting Internet-Protocol enabled data and video communications Using a Joint Tactical Pre-Engineering Development Model (pre-EDM) radio, the team extended the Navy’s existing network via wireless communications. The demonstration verified the technical maturity of the Airborne & Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced on Thursday it approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) conducted small arms qualification training at the Naval Air Station North Island small arms range in San Diego, Sept. 4. New arrivals and many of the existing crew assigned to Preble participated in the Navy Handgun Qualification Course (NHQC) and Practical Weapons Course (PWC) to […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) completed an ammunition on load May 20, while at anchorage off of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Sailors assigned to Antietam’s weapons department took charge of the shipboard evolution and were responsible for the planning of safely receiving and moving the ordnance within the ship. Prior to each shipboard evolution, […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has completed the shipboard installation of the Cobra Judy Replacement program’s X- and S-band antennas onto the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25). These massive active phased-array antennas, each weighing more than 500,000 pounds, were installed onto the ship at Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS), Corpus Christi, Texas. “This is a significant chapter in […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a $148.9 million contract for full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 subsystems (AN/SLQ-32(V)6 and AN/SLQ-32A(V)6) and SEWIP AN/SLQ-32C(V)6 systems. SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system. SEWIP provides enhanced shipboard electronic […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U. S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) hosted two junior officers from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to offer them in-depth shipboard training, July 28 to Aug. 14, promoting cooperation between the U.S and Australia.   Sub Lt. Dionette Wilson and Sub Lt. James Chinner were selected by the RAN for their […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) to provide In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) functions support services. The single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) began its fast cruise July 18 in preparation to leave Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The beginning of fast cruise marks the end of GHWB’s 13-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) which began June 2015. During fast cruise the crew will operate as if they are underway, carrying […]

  • 14 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Today at the Navy League Sea Air Space Exposition, BAE Systems announced it has delivered two production units of the U.S. Navy’s primary shipboard intelligence system for U.S. naval forces, providing significantly greater intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capability over legacy systems. The first BAE Systems-built production system of the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    American technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has completed the critical design review (CDR) phase of the US Navy’s WSN-12 inertial sensor module and will begin production of ten pre-production units. The WSN-12 is poised to become the primary shipboard inertial navigation system for most US combatant vessels and will be installed on all vessels […]

  • 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 […]