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  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    After extensive trials by the German Bundeswehr Technical Center for Ships and Naval Weapons (WTD 71) in Eckernfoerde, the Federal Office of Defence Technology & Procurement (BWB) in Koblenz has placed a contract for six REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles manufactured by Hydroid, Inc. (a Kongsberg Company) to enhance the capabilities of the German Navy’s […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Thales has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the Integrated Maritime Coordination and Surveillance System (IMARCS) from Austal.   IMARCS is a maritime command and control system which integrates Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), GPS and radar into a single picture of the operational environment. This situational awareness picture can be shared end to end – […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Industry news

    Australia will acquire another 58 F-35A Lightning II aircraft in a major boost to the nation’s air combat capability, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra on April 23.   The additional aircraft will lift the total number of F-35As Australia will acquire to 72, after a previous decision to purchase 14. This will create […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Mechanicsburg site recently acquired a M61A1 20mm Gatling gun from Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California. The 20mm Vulcan Gatling gun system is used on the F/A-18 Hornet Strike fighter, from the original “A” model aircraft up to the current configured E/F aircraft. The weapon system […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UniversalPegasus International Holdings (UPI), a provider of engineering and project management services to the U.S and international energy markets.   The transaction is subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino review and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in June. The value of […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Acceptance certificate of 3rd rank autonomous deep-sea submersible AS-39 Consul was signed on Sept 9 in the conference hall of Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard. Participants of the acceptance ceremony were developers from Malakhit design bureau, members of the state acceptance board headed by Vice Admiral Yury Kurganov, representatives of Russian Navy – Hero of Russia […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students.   The simulators were officially opened by the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu and the Dutch Ambassador in Bulgaria Mr. Tom van Oorschot during […]

  • 3 July 2019

    India’s Ministry of Defence has issued four shipbuilding requests for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of various ships and craft for the country’s navy and coast guard. As informed, the RFPs amount to INR 150 billion (around USD 2.2 billion) and are part of the Indian government’s defence modernization plan. Specifically, RFP for 06 nos […]

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

    Dutch simulator developer VSTEP was contracted to deliver simulators to the the Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy and its newly opened simulation centre. The Centre for Integrated Management and Monitoring of the Coastal Zone will be equipped with a liquid cargo handling simulator with instruction station, a NAUTIS DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator (FMBS) with 240 […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Industry news

      Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) announces the acquisition of the Canadian marine company Groupe Techsol Marine. This strategic acquisition means that Imtech has now a high-tech marine production site available in Canada. The acquisition also strengthens Imtech’s service and maintenance foothold in North-America. With over […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Industry news

    Australian engineering company Civmec announced February 2 that the company has completed the acquisition of one of Australia’s largest major engineering and shipbuilding companies, Forgacs. In November 2015, Civmec announced it would acquire ‘certain assets and the Forgacs name’ with the aim of expanding their business to include defence services. Following the due diligence process and subsequent […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The German Navy has launched the process of acquiring a fleet of new minehunters for its Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron. A total of eleven vessels are to be acquired, according to Kieler Nachrichten who first reported the news. The project is still in the early phase, according to the German Navy, and no decision on specific […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is boosting its logistic support capabilities with the acquisition of automation, command and control systems specialist Vitrociset. Fincantieri announced August 7 that it signed an agreement with commercial high-tech company Mer Mec for the joint and equally split acquisition of 98.54% of Vitrociset, a company involved in training and support in the ICT field […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Two submarines left the ThyssenKrupp Shipyard in Kiel, Germany and headed to Colombia, November 11. They are expected to arrive at the Naval Base ARC Bolívar by November end. The Type 206 German submarine acquisition is part of the National Army’s modernization plan with support of the Ministry of National Defense (Colombia). According to the Colombian Navy, the vessels will […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Civmec, the Australian-based engineering and construction company is looking to acquire the Forgacs name and other assets with the goal of strengthening defence-contract outlooks. Forgacs is an Australian privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company, engaged in major project engineering, construction and maintenance for both defence and commercial markets. The proposed acquisition includes a purpose-built shipbuilding site. Forgacs Shipyard […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The MU90 lightweight torpedo developed by the European Economic Interest Group EUROTORP formed by DCNS, THALES and the Italian company WASS, is attracting growing interest among world navies.   Two new navies have decided to follow in the footsteps of the Australian Navy and acquire the MU90 in 2013, which now brings to 8 the […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has awarded the British provider of marine engineering services James Fisher and Sons a £193 million (approx $273M) contract for the delivery of two submarine rescue and escape systems. The contract will see James Fisher Defence, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons, design and produce two submarine rescue systems for £83 million by […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Industry news

    International engineering and technology consultancy BMT has announced the purchase of niche submarine design, engineering and assurance firm, Effectiva. An employer of submarine specialists, Effectiva is based in Australia, South Africa and France. BMT said the acquisition was part of the company’s contribution to continued development of Australia’s shipbuilding industry, adding that it would boost […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Training & Education

    L3 Technologies announced on April 4th, that it has acquired OceanServer Technology, Inc. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company’s Sensor Systems segment. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures autonomous, lightweight […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Despite being landlocked, Switzerland has been maintaining a small navy force of 11 Acquarius-class patrol boats used to patrol lakes Konstanz and Geneva, which form the country’s international boundaries. According to local media, Switzerland is now set to acquire 14 Watercat 1250 Patrol boats from the Finnish manufacturer Marine Alutech. The move was not welcomed by […]

  • 5 February 2020
    Industry news

    American military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has entered into an agreement to acquire Hydroid Inc. a provider of advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets and a US-based subsidiary of Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime. In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime are also establishing a strategic alliance to jointly market […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Industry news

      The Iraq Navy has acquired two patrol boats from the United States. The Iraq Navy accepted two Swift-class patrol boats from the U.S. Navy on Aug. 13. The surface vessels would be based at Navy headquarters in Umm Qasr and patrol the northern Gulf. “The delivery of the U.S. built Swift patrol boats 304 […]

  • 14 August 2015

    The Philippine Navy’s, in an effort to develop a robust island defense force, christened two newly-acquired Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels and two armed Agusta Westland (AW) 109 helicopters in a joint ceremony in Manila. The two LCH vessels were christened as Barkong Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Ivatan (AT-298) and BRP Batak (AT-299). The addition […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian federal government announced it is acquiring additional land property to increase the size of the ship and submarine building facility at Osborne, Adelaide. The land is being acquired from the South Australian government for $230 million. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said the facility was an important part of getting the infrastructure up and ready […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Industry news

    Ultra has agreed to acquire Forensic Technology WAI Inc (“Forensic Technology”) for an initial cash consideration of CAD $94m. Additional payments of up to $6m will be made subject to earnings growth over the next two years. Ultra has agreed to acquire Forensic Technology from private investors and its management team, which includes the company’s […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Norwegian and German defense procurement agencies have evaluated a thyssenkrupp Marine Systems proposal for the construction of six Type 212 CD (common design) submarines and are now expecting a contract with the shipbuilder to be signed in the first half of 2020. The governments of Norway and Germany are currently in the phase of […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Industry news

    Germany’s naval company thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has signed a contract to acquire the Oceana shipyard in Brazil – the shipyard which will build four Tamandaré-class corvettes for the Brazilian Navy.  The shipyard will be bought from Aliança S.A., a company owned by Brazilian CBO Group which specializes in the offshore support vessels sector and […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Philippine Department of Defense has signed a contract with Finmeccanica to deliver two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters to the Philippines Navy. Finmecanica’s UK division of  is scheduled to deliver the helicopters in 2018 from the  Yeovil plant in the United Kingdom. Valued at over €100m, the order includes training and multi-year support. Philippines is now the third […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Industry news

    UK-based underwater technology company JFD announced it has acquired Australian diving and recompression company Cowan Manufacturing. The acquisition was carried through JFD’s parent company James Fisher and Sons plc. The acquisition of the Newcastle-based business is a significant step in JFD’s plan to expand its manufacturing base in Australia, the company said adding that Cowan Manufacturing’s […]