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  • 11 March 2011
    Authorities

      Yesterday CBO senior analyst Eric Labs testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projections Forces to discuss the challenges that the Navy is facing in its plans for building its future fleet. The testimony focused on the costs and force structure implications of the 30-year shipbuilding plan that the Navy […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Sweden’s 17th-century royal warship Vasa, which sank in 1628 and was brought to the surface three centuries later, on Thursday began undergoing a major refurbishment, museum officials said. The ship — which is housed in a special museum built over an old dry dock that is one of Stockholm’s most popular tourist attractions — […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Authorities

      UNDER fire from various quarters, including the Opposition, for its failure to effectively deal with Somali pirates, the UPA government is working on a plan to put in place a mechanism to do so. A committee of secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar is considering a set of proposals aimed at […]

  • 10 March 2011

      The Navy has increased its Middle East presence by positioning two aircraft carriers there simultaneously for at least nine months a year fo… (stripes) [mappress] Source: stripes, March 10, 2011;

  • 9 March 2011

      Denmark’s largest warship, Esbern Snare, will continue its hunt for pirates  for another three months, reports public broadcaster DR… (cphpost) [mappress] Source: cphpost, March 9, 2011;            

  • 9 March 2011
    Training & Education

       The United States dispatched an aircraft carrier and its escort ships for joint manoeuvres to South Korea that North Korea condemned as prep… (monstersandcritics) [mappress] Source: monstersandcritics, March 9, 2011;              

  • 9 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      After an exhaustive assessment, BAE Systems (Submarine Solutions) has chosen iXSea MARINS inertial navigation systems for HMS Audacious, the fourth boat in the UK Royal Navy’s Astute-class, nuclear-powered attack submarine construction programme. HMS Audacious will be equipped with two MARINS units. iXBlue will also supply a third unit for preliminary test work at BAE […]

  • 9 March 2011

      Lockheed Martin Sippican has won a $50 million Navy contract to build upgrade kits for the nation’s arsenal of MK-48 heavy torpedoes, the co…   (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, March 9, 2011;          

  • 9 March 2011

      Moving a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., could cost less than half of what the Navy estimated it would, according to a federal report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates the cost of moving a carrier to be between $258.7 million and $356 million. The Navy previously had estimated it would cost more […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Authorities

      Japan protested Tuesday after a Chinese helicopter the previous day staged a close fly-by of one of its destroyers near gas fields in the Ea… (mysinchew) [mappress] Source: mysinchew, March 8, 2011;    

  • 8 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Griffon Hoverwork has designed a brand new craft, the 2450TD, with significant design input from the Swedish Coastguard. The 2450TD is based on the popular 2400TD design but, as the Coastguard wanted to transport their snowmobiles, the dimensions and payload of the craft were increased. The Swedish Coastguard has been a loyal Griffon Hoverwork […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Research & Development

      Deep beneath the ocean, in waters west of Rottnest Island, lies a treasure trove of scuttled ships, military vehicles and abandoned aircraft. For nearly 50 years the deepwater graveyard has remained mostly forgotten but new technology is helping to reveal its booty. The first clues to the graveyard came in the 1990s when fishermen […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Industry news

      The Royal Navy amphibious landing ship HMS Bulwark has returned to the Royal Navy’s operational fleet and is ready for any tasking worldwide. The ship has emerged on time and budget from an 11-month upgrade and maintenance period by Babcock in its base port of HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth. The project team successfully […]

  • 7 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The UK’s largest crane, which will be used to help assemble the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, passed under the Forth bridges last week on its way to Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The crane, which has been christened ‘Goliath’, arrived after a sea voyage from Shanghai, where it was specially […]

  • 7 March 2011

      A Japanese-owned merchant vessel and its 24 crew members were released by four suspected pirates with the help of a Norfolk-based guided-mis… (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads,March 7, 2011;  

  • 7 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Philippine navy has said it had bought a large Hamilton-class patrol craft from the United States to help it guard its waters, amid tens… (news.yahoo) [mappress] Source: news.yahoo,March 7, 2011;

  • 4 March 2011
    Industry news

      Russia has started the mooring trials of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (erstwhile Russian Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier), at its… (brahmand) [mappress] Source: brahmand,March 4, 2011;

  • 4 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Kongsberg has completed the world’s longest multi-sensor AUV pipeline survey using one of its cutting-edge HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). The pipeline inspection took place February 9th – 11th 2011, in the Hjelte fjord near Bergen, Norway and the HUGIN 1000 was operated from the Royal Norwegian Navy vessel HNoMS Maloy. The subject […]

  • 4 March 2011
    Industry news

      The Atlas Elektronik Group, a worldwide acting company for maritime defense electronics, has founded a subsidiary in North America. Atlas North America (Atlas NA) has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the US Navy and US authorities. As potential main contractor Atlas NA will provide Atlas products and solutions […]

  • 3 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      On Tuesday, China formally started the manufacturing of two state-of-the-art fast attack missile crafts for the Pakistan Navy. This aircraft are an addition to a couple of naval frigates which are being built for the strategic partner. The ceremony of the Fast Attack Craft FAC(M) of Pakistan Navy was held at Xinggang Shipyard. The […]

  • 2 March 2011
    Industry news

      The new midsize range of Wärtsilä waterjet solutions features convenient ‘plug & play’ installation that simplifies the shipyard work. This series features inboard hydraulics, as standard, for ease of maintenance and better economic and environmental performance.   Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has introduced a new series of waterjet solutions. This new […]

  • 2 March 2011

      Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to supply bridge navigation systems for nine new mid-shore patrol vessels to be built for the Canadian Coast Guard. The contract, valued at up to $3 million (USD), was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit in Canada through its dealer, Techsol Inc., based in Quebec City. […]

  • 2 March 2011

      Any remaining Britons still in Libya have been urged to make their way to Benghazi to board a British navy destroyer on its way to the port…  (yahoo) [mappress] Source: yahoo,March 2, 2011;

  • 1 March 2011

      The NH90 helicopter recently made its first deck landing on an M-frigate, while the ship was under sail…   (shephard) [mappress] Source: shephard, March 1, 2011;  

  • 28 February 2011

    Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) today announced it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Command to provide project management planning and systems integration services in support of the Navy’s enterprise resource planning (Navy ERP) program. The contract has a one-year base period of performance with three one-year options, […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jersey Coastguard will be the first place in the world to use version 4 of its internationally recognised Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS). This technology is designed to help pinpoint anybody or […]