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  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Authorities

      The Plymouth-based Royal Naval frigate HMS Campbeltown has marked the 69th anniversary of a World War Two battle with two Royal Navy veterans. The ship sailed from Falmouth to St Nazaire, in western France, scene of the ship’s main battle honour, at the end of March with veterans Bill “Tiger” Watson (MC) and Stephen […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BAE Systems has received a one-year award from the U.S. Navy to deliver 40 Mk 38 Mod 2 Gun Systems in 2011 and 2012. This will increase the total number of Mk 38 Mod 2 Systems in the Navy’s fleet to more than 220.  This is the first year of a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Industry news

      Under the loud cheers of navy officer-candidates, the new patrol vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the “Holland”, on April 6th entered its future home port of Den Helder. The Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, was there to welcome the Ocean Going Patrol Vessel (OPV), which is scheduled to […]

  • 7 April 2011
    Industry news

      China is set to launch its first aircraft carrier on its maiden voyage soon, according to Beijing media reports… By Huang Chi-kuang & Bear Lee (focustaiwan) [mappress] Source: focustaiwan,April 7, 2011;

  • 6 April 2011
    Authorities

      Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF), announced the 2010 U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) April 1. Adm. J.C. Harvey, Jr., announced the winners during a ceremony at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. “It is our Sailors who are the heart and soul of our Navy,” […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Industry news

      With the Navy halfway through its first year of buying two submarines a year, the Government Accountability Office recently published an ass… By Mara Lee (courant) [mappress] Source: courant, April 6, 2011;

  • 5 April 2011
    Industry news

      Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region and a strategic affiliate of Mubadala, has announced the launch of “Al Dhafra”, the third vessel of the Baynunah Corvette Class Program for the UAE Navy. Abu Dhabi Ship Building further revealed that it has now completed over […]

  • 4 April 2011

      The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company  a $312 million manufacturing contract for the Standard Missile-3 Block IB program. The contract provides the funding necessary to complete the development phase of the SM-3 Block IB program and deliver the rounds to the MDA. “We expect to deliver the first flight test rounds to the […]

  • 4 April 2011

      Lockheed Martin  will design and deliver a second-generation anti-submarine training target under a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy. The targets, known as MK39 Expendable Mobile Anti-submarine Warfare Training Targets, or EMATTs, are used by air and surface crews for unrestricted, open-ocean and on-range anti-submarine warfare training. Designed to simulate the movements and […]

  • 3 April 2011
    Training & Education

      The HMNZS Canterbury leaves Devonport this morning for New Zealand’s first real joint exercise with the United States since the Anzus rift i… By Audrey Young (nzherald) [mappress] Source: April 3, 2011;

  • 31 March 2011
    Industry news

      Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off of its subsidiary Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Northrop Grumman stockholders of record at the close of business of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 30, 2011, received one share of HII common stock for every six shares of Northrop […]

  • 31 March 2011
    Industry news

      The Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC has recognised the achievements of Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Melbourne, awarding the Gloucester Cup during a ceremony at Garden Island, Sydney yesterday. Commodore Support, Commodore Andrew Smith, RAN joined the Governor-General to present the Commanding Officer of Melbourne, Commander Michael John Harris, RAN, with the […]

  • 30 March 2011
    Research & Development

      Private ship repair firms in northeast Florida will likely be able to support the maintenance requirements of a nuclear aircraft carrier if one is homeported at Naval Station Mayport in 2019 as the Navy plans. Of the 20 surface ships currently homeported at Mayport, the Navy plans to decommission 12 guided-missile frigates between 2011 […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next two Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built in Alabama will be named the USS Jackson and the USS Montgomery. These two ships are part of a dual block buy of LCS class ships announced by Mabus in December 2010.  By procuring […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has approved the Royal Thai Navy’s 7.7-billion-baht purchase of six second-hand submarines from Germany for… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost,March 28, 2011;

  • 25 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Junior officers in the Royal Australian Navy will learn to pilot the next generation of warships, in an upgraded $10m training facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney, which will be officially opened tomorrow. The new high-tech simulator uses computerised virtual-reality software to simulate a working warship’s bridge, complete with a 240-degree view of a computer […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Authorities

      While Operation Odyssey Dawn brewed up quickly, the U.S. Navy already was positioned for operations over Libya, the chief of naval operations (CNO) said March 23. CNO Adm. Gary Roughead told the Defense Writers Group that having Navy ships and submarines in the Mediterranean Sea enabled a quick response to the order that began […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      When it comes to space-based missile defense, history tells us it’s a good idea to be skeptical of any given development. Nonetheless, it ap… By Clay Dillow(popsci) [mappress] Source: popsci,March 24, 2011

  • 23 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Lockheed Martin  recently delivered the 8,000th AN/UYQ-70 combat console suite to the U.S. Navy, marking a key milestone for a system that  is currently installed on 90 percent of the Navy’s commissioned ships. The milestone Q-70 System will be installed on the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Virginia-class submarine to upgrade combat control and navigation […]

  • 22 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Minister for Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, sponsored the launch of the ‘Tornado’, which joins the ‘Meteor,’ ‘Ray’ and ‘Lig… (defense-aerospace) [mappress] Source: defense-aerospace, March 22, 2011;

  • 18 March 2011

      The Department of the Navy announced that it is now in a position to support Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NGC) spin-off of its shipbuilding business.  The Navy finds Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) responsible for award of amphibious transport dock ship LPD 26 and guided missile destroyer DDG 113, both contracts currently under negotiation with […]

  • 18 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      This year’s first test launch of the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile will take place in June from the Yuri Dolgoruki submarine… (ruvr) [mappress] Source:  ruvr, March 18, 2011;

  • 17 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Constellation is heading back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor following repairs for rot caused by rainwater. The historic warship is expect to leave dry dock Monday in nearby Sparrows Point and head back with the submarine Torsk, which also has been undergoing repair. The ships were towed earlier this year from the tourist-oriented Inner […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Commander, Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR) announced the Virginia-class submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) and the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) have commenced Ice Exercise 2011 (ICEX-2011) in the Arctic Ocean, March 15. USS New Hampshire is home ported in Groton, Conn., and commanded by Cmdr. John McGunnigle, while USS Connecticut is home ported […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Lockheed Martin  held a successful critical design review for an electronic warfare system upgrade that will defend U.S. Navy surface combatants from evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), the Navy is pursuing an evolutionary succession of enhancements to its AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare system currently installed on aircraft carriers, […]