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  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries today delivered the company’s sixth amphibious transport dock, San Diego (LPD 22), to the U.S. Navy. The ship was delivered in a brief ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding​​. “This delivery exemplifies the unique skill and craftsmanship of our shipbuilders,” said Doug Lounsberry, Ingalls Shipbuilding’s vice president and program manager, LPD 17 program. “What […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. company “TNT Inc.” Manager, Justin P. Webb, on Friday 26 April 2013 made a donation for the benefit of the Children’s Home “Maestral” from Split. The donation, raised from the tickets sold during the Adriatic Sea Defense and Aerospace Exhibition and Conference held in Split last week, was delivered to the Lions Club […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has established a subsidiary in Qatar which will be “the focal point” of all the services and after sales activities on the naval vessels of the group in the country. The new company, Fincantieri Services Middle East in Doha, is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre. As explained by Fincantieri, the move is part […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Industry news, Research & Development

    Contracts worth £350m have been awarded today to UK companies to design the next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines, sustaining hundreds of British jobs. The first Successor submarine is due to be delivered in 2028, replacing the Vanguard Class submarines which currently carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent – Trident. Although a decision on the final […]

  • 10 February 2011

      BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in generating sustainable growth and jobs by Europe’s 500, a non-profit organisation which promotes entrepreneurship. Former German Chancellor, Gerard Schroeder, presented BMT with the accolade at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 3rd […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Raytheon Company is being awarded a $158,571,809 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 48 MH-60R Full Rate Production Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems, including associated program management support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. This contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 20, 2012, and […]

  • 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 October 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Divex, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc specialized in commercial and defense diving products, has been awarded a contract to supply the US Navy with their diver communications system, the HeliCom™ Matrix. The UK-based company has received an order from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) through its American partner, Chase Supply Inc. The HeliCom™ Matrix […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities

    Over 600 members of HMS Sultan’s Ship’s Company and trainees turned out for Ceremonial Divisions on Friday 29 June, to be inspected by world famous yachtswoman, Dee Caffari. In her first official engagement as Honorary Commander Royal Naval Reserves, Dee Caffari MBE, having recently been appointed by HM The Queen to hold the honorary commission, […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      During a U.S. Navy exercise, Raytheon Company’s DeepSiren underwater acoustic communication system bridged a capability gap for submarines operating beneath the Arctic ice by providing on-demand tactical mission and emergency response information. The system was successfully operated during the Navy’s ICEX 2011 exercise conducted by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory far north of the Arctic […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities

    ScottishPower Renewables and Vatenfall, two windfarm developers, discovered an uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine which went missing in 1915. The wreck discovered within the East Anglia Zone is 57.6 metres in length, 4.1 metres in width and 4.6 metres in height and the bow appears to be facing south. Damage was observed at the bow and […]

  • 1 February 2012
    Industry news

      Ukrainian defense minister Mikhail Yezhel is about to ask the Cabinet of Ministers to speed up investment of the first Ukrainian corvette’s construction. According to UNIAN, the minister said that at the closed corvette-financing meeting held in Nikolayev. Reason for convening the meeting was UAH 433 mln appropriated in 2012 for construction of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    BMT Cadence is the new name of a UK-based defense contracting company that was compelled to change its former name, Isis, because of the notorious rebel group in the Middle East. BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, on March 5 announced the name change and said […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities

    Moving offices in the civilian world is a little less complicated and spectacular than the Royal Australian Navy way as was displayed last week at Fleet Base West. The exchanging of ball caps and uniform patches on the flight deck symbolised the official transfer of the ship’s company from HMAS Ballarat to HMAS Anzac.   […]

  • 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. […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    BAE Systems has announced the selection of further 14 companies for work on the UK’s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship. According to BAE, the new contracts will support around 550 jobs and bring the total investment in the supply chain to more than £500m. The largest of the new contracts are for the procurement of […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has contracted a U.S.-based marine salvage company to lift the INS Betwa which tipped over during a December 6, 2016 incident that left two sailors dead and a number of others injured. Resolve Marine Group received a INR 20 crore (US $2.9 million) contract to return the frigate to an upright position after […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Although Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov is still going to equip Russian warships with British-made furniture, its manufacturer… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 18, 2012; Image: strongbox

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot. South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in July […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Industry news

    Raytheon Company’s Board of Directors has voted to increase the company’s annual dividend payout rate by 10 percent, from $2.00 to $2.20 per share. The Board also authorized payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per outstanding share of common stock, to be paid on May 2, 2013, to shareholders of record as of […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, other state and local agencies, along with Chevron Shipping and numerous pollution response and salvage companies and organizations participated in a major drill in Astoria, Thursday, designed to prepare personnel for a coordinated response in the event of a large vessel collision, fire and oil spill […]

  • 4 September 2012

    Russian military and French shipbuilding company DCNS failed to come to terms over an important issue regarding Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, an informed insider of Russian defense industry told Izvestiya. Russian defense ministry rejected the offer of DCNS to equip Mistral ships with landing assault craft. “The French proposed to equip Mistral-class amphibious ships built […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Authorities

    New details of the extent of one of the biggest bribery cases the US Navy has ever been involved in revealed that a corruption and fraud scheme cost the navy in excess of $34.8 million. Two former executives of the foreign defense contractor responsible for the fraud Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) were sentenced on August 12 […]

  • 7 June 2011

      Raytheon Company  submitted its proposal for the U.S. Army and Navy’s Joint Air-to-Ground Missile competition and responded as a prime contractor. Raytheon is teamed with The Boeing Company  for the JAGM program. Raytheon and Boeing have proven capabilities that were showcased in the JAGM technology demonstration phase. The team enters the competition with an […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Industry news

      Raytheon Company’s Missile Systems business delivered a record number of Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles last year. The company’s delivery of 366 ESSMs in 2010 more than doubled the previous year’s total. “We accomplished this delivery record in 2010 by improving our already robust manufacturing and engineering processes and by responding to increased customer demand,” said […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Industry news

      MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced it was selected as the Best Management Team in Network Products Guide’s 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. The management team — which has driven MTN to record growth — was recognized […]

  • 12 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Raytheon Company signed a $65.5 million contract to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the Republic of Korea Navy for the new Ulsan-1 class FFX ship program. The direct commercial sale calls for the systems to be installed on the 2,300-ton frigate-class ships starting in April 2013, and represents Phalanx’s largest […]