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  • 8 June 2011
    Industry news

      Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded a $7.5 million firm-fixed-price task order June 7 to Guam Pacific International LLC, a small business of Barrigada, Guam, for construction of a combat communications operations facility at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB). The contract is to build a reinforced concrete facility with office spaces, briefing/training rooms, […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US defense contractor Raytheon announced the opening of a new $72 million facility on its Andover, Mass.-based campus, which will support complex radar testing and integration. The radar development facility is the primary location for integration and testing of current and future radar programs for US and international customers. AN/SPY-6, the US Navy’s next-generation integrated air […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders briefed Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert on technologies ranging from the electromagnetic railgun to the laser weapon system during his visit here Sept. 4.   The CNO spoke to Sailors and civilian technologists about the great impact of emerging capabilities on the current and […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Industry news

    US defense contractor Raytheon Company on May 30 announced it is expanding the footprint of its Forest-based manufacturing center. The company said a new building in Forest, Mississippi, will be a hub for test, integration and production of s-band radars – including the US Navy’s next generation SPY-6, Air and Missile Defense Radar program. “Construction of […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Research & Development

    The Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess HMS Sultan recently welcomed visitors from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity following the news that the facilities will receive an uplift thanks to the Government announcement’s regarding LIBOR fines. During a recent visit to Portsmouth, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced £2m of funding […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, yesterday announced the opening of a new facility in Vaxholm, Sweden, JFD’s international base for the manufacture and maintenance of the company’s SEAL Pod range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs). The new facility is the headquarters of JFD Sweden and includes over 800 […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) were officially opened at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin today. Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, was joined by current and former members of the Navy diving community at the ribbon cutting. […]

  • 21 February 2011

      Israeli navy is drawing up plans to secure facilities of several offshore gas drilling sites in the eastern Mediterranean and future explora… (istockanalyst) [mappress] Source: istockanalyst, February 21, 2011;

  • 16 September 2013
    Industry news

    The next Royal Australian Navy ship to see service in the Middle East Area of Operations has undergone an important treatment in Western Australia before sailing for foreign seas. HMAS Melbourne entered the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West in order to undertake deperming in the first week of September. The Magnetic Treatment Facility […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Industry news

    On Wednesday 01 May 2013, HMAS Newcastle entered the Magnetic Treatment Facility at Fleet Base West in order to undertake deperming. The Magnetic Treatment Facility provides the capability to reduce, alter and stabilise the permanent magnetism in steel hulled vessels – limiting the issue of magentic variation in readings from the ship’s navigation systems. Since the advent […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today opened the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship training facility at Mascot in New South Wales. Over the next two-and-a-half years the new facility will provide training to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in the safe operation and maintenance of the LHD ships. The facility has the potential […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Equipment & technology

      One of the inaugural steps in preparing Royal Navy sailors to man the first of the Queen Elizabeth class carriers due in 2016 has been taken with the opening of a brand new training facility. The 65,000 tonne carrier – which weighs three times as much as HMS Illustrious – is currently being assembled […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Sailors are benefiting from a new Sonar 2076 training facility opened at the Royal Naval Submarine School at HMS Raleigh on Monday, October 19, 2015. Royal Navy sonar operators will now train on the exact sonar system they will be working on in their submarines. The Sonar 2076 training system provides realistic, hands on training, […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited with Sailors and Navy civilians at Naval Air Facility Misawa, Feb. 21. While in Misawa, SECNAV conducted an all hands call with Navy Misawa personnel and took time to tour NAF Misawa and its tenant and deployed commands. During the call, Mabus discussed issues currently affecting the […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Korte Construction Co., doing business as The Korte Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $36,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of the P-8A Multi-Missioned Maritime Aircraft Training Facility at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.   The work to be performed provides for design and construction of a two-story operational training facility that includes […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has completed the sale of HII’s Avondale facility to Avondale Marine, a joint venture between terminal operator T.P. Host and real estate firm Hilco Redevelopment Partners. As part of cost-saving measures, HII announced in 2010 the decision to close the facility, seeking a strategic solution for its redevelopment. HII also considered […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said on Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division plans to reactivate its shipbuilding facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. The site of the original Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., founded in 1938, was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HII said the reactivation would restore the facility’s ability to […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC on Monday opened new facilities in Henderson that will increase the efficiency of the maintenance and sustainment of Australia’s submarine fleet. The $13 million upgrade enables the co-location of essential facilities, which will deliver a significant increase in the efficiency of submarine maintenance activities. According to the shipbuilder, a similar upgrade at […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The opening ceremony of Wharf 10 in the Port of Townsville, Queensland was held on 18 October 2013. The ceremony was presided by the Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston, who described the event as “a magnificent partnership between the State of Queensland, the Port of Townsville, the Australian Defence Force and […]

  • 1 April 2011
    Industry news

      Austal USA held a combined groundbreaking ceremony today, to celebrate the start of work on three new facilities including Phase 2 of the Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF); a new office complex; and an additional waterfront Assembly Bay. The ceremony was held at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, where construction is underway on the […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Industry news

    Designers of JSC Sevmash shipyard are resolving complex technical issues when working on Project 11430 aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya being modernized for Indian Navy, reports the shipyard’s press service. For Sevmash, INS Vikramaditya is one of the major projects to be completed in 2012. Main weapon of the carrier are deck-based fighters MiG-29K/KUB and helicopters […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government is starting construction of a new surface shipbuilding yard in Osborne, South Australia, and has unveiled the design of the shipyard. The construction of the shipyard will be a $535 million project and is the latest in a series of significant infrastructure announcements supporting the delivery of a continuous naval shipbuilding program in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton recently opened a new facility which will provide survival training in the event of a helicopter incident or accident over the water. The Royal Navy School of Maritime SERE (survive, evade, resist, escape) and underwater escape training unit (UETU) was opened by Rear Admiral Keith Blount who welcomed all […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Works on a new facility in Kiel, Germany, which will help make warships invisible to magnetic mines should be completed by 2022, the German defense ministry has said. While it is technically not possible to completely eliminate a ship’s magnetic field, degaussing cancels the ship’s magnetic distortion and helps avoid triggering magnetic mines. The €54 […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal opened a new shipbuilding facility that will be used for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) programme. Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne MP officially opened the facility at Naval Base, West Australia in a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8. The newly-opened 10,500m² construction hub for Pacific Patrol Boats was previously […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    General Dynamics Canada announced the opening of the 17th EDGE facility in the EDGE® Innovation Network.   The new Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will become a vital resource that brings Canada’s top naval technology suppliers together with academia and government to develop leading-edge, operation-enhancing capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy and ally naval […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Saab Seaye, a manufacturer of electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, hosted an international group of mine countermeasures specialists at its Fareham, Hampshire, UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and […]