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  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    In a move which marked a new step in the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer electronic warfare system, the U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $1 billion contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of NGJ prototypes. The contract will see Raytheon deliver 15 Engineering Development Model pods for mission systems testing and qualification, and 14 aeromechanical […]

  • 2 May 2011

      Procurement contract for two French Mistral class assault landing ships for Russian Navy will be signed not earlier than the next year, since its preparation is… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: rusnavy, May 2, 2011;

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154) is to be undocked next week in Henderson, Western Australia, BAE Systems announced. Parramatta is the sixth Anzac-class frigate to undergo the anti-ship missile defense upgrade initiated by the Australian government in 2007. In total, eight frigates are planned to be upgraded. Saab Australia and BAE Systems […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Industry news

    The next Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named the USS Gabrielle Giffords, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus last week. The selection of Gabrielle Giffords, designated LCS 10, honors the former Congresswoman from Tucson, Ariz., and who is known for supporting the military and veterans. Mabus also announced the ship’s sponsor […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Defense technology companies Lockheed Martin and Cobham announced they are joining forces to bid for the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program to replace the current ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the E/A-18 Growler aircraft. The NGJ-LB system will be integrated on the EA-18G aircraft and will replace the ALQ-99 low […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the next joint high speed vessel (JHSV) will be named USNS Trenton during a ceremony in Trenton, New Jersey, Sept. 25.   Mabus named the ship, designated JHSV 5, in honor of the long-standing relationship New Jersey’s capital city shares with the Navy. “The City of Trenton […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Navy demonstrated early integration of the future of naval aviation Nov. 18 when it launched F-35C test aircraft CF-3 with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS). Testing the F-35C on EMALS provided an early opportunity to evaluate technical risks and began the process to integrate the carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter with the […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has named the next Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 120 during a ceremony held April 12 in Detroit, USA. The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next destroyer will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history. The ship will be constructed at Bath Iron […]

  • 15 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota.  Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years. […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won’t even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants.   The briefing drew over 40 officers and officials from seven nations – Australia, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      The next fleet of  navy ships will include components designed by Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper Said. Harper announced an agreement in Halifax to start building the vessels under the $35-billion federal shipbuilding program. The Irving shipyard will build 21 combat vessels under its $25-billion deal and the Seaspan Marine Corp. Shipyard will construct […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Forty-two youths coming from Barangay San Roque, Zamboanga City were given free trainings by the Philippine Navy through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) in coordination with the local barangay officials and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) of Region IX. The training courses offered to the students were Basic Computer Literacy, Basic […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond and her sister HMS Westminster have been charging around the fjords of Norway as the submarine commanders of tomorrow were tested to the limit. The two frigates joined some 20 NATO warships and aircraft trying to hunt down two submarines carrying students on the world-famous international Submarine Command Course. This is what it […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The future Cooperstown will be the first ship to bear the name. It was named to honor the veterans who are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s next-generation Merlin helicopter has made its debut at sea with 12 days of trials aboard HMS Illustrious. The first of 30 new and enhanced Mk2 Merlins flew ten sorties on and off the flight deck of the helicopter carrier in the Western Approaches. Being guided safely down on to the deck of HMS […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Industry news

    China is planning an initial sea trial of its first aircraft carrier next month, a Hong Kong newspaper said Tuesday, a move likely to furthe… (chron) [mappress] Source: chron, June 21, 2011;

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The embarked Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1 Beach Team Foxtrot await their next objective while maintaining equipment and fine-tuning mission readiness in the well deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). BMU-1 provides enabling components in support of amphibious operations, deploys naval beach party teams combined with expeditionary forces, provides beach and surf zone […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman to produce the next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using the Bell 407 airframe. The new variant provides greater range, endurance and payload capacity to ship commander’s intelligence-gathering efforts. According to a U.S. Department of Defense news release on contract awards released April 23, the company will produce […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Industry news

    The F35 Lightning II, which will be flown by Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force aviators, will provide the strike of the largest ships ever to fly the White Ensign, HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales, from the end of this decade. Before there can be any thought of flying the F35 – […]

  • 11 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    With defence ministry shipyards unable to meet the Indian Navy’s growing need for warships, New Delhi had no choice but to look to Russian s… Read more [mappress] Source: business-standard, August 11, 2011;

  • 22 July 2015

    On July 19, the US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). Cincinnati will be built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. It will be 419 feet long and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 40 knots. […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Seven graduate aviators from the Commando Helicopter Force saw the culmination of several years hard work as they were finally awarded their prestigious “wings” on graduating from 848 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Although every course relies upon good teamwork to complete the demanding training, trophies acknowledging individual performance were […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for its future guided-missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard on February 21. The ship is named in honor of the U.S. Marine Corps’ first African-American general and will be the 33rd Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Ingalls has built for the […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    DCNS has floated the French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne in Lorient on September 2. The FREMM Auvergne is the sixth frigate in the programme and fourth of the series ordered by OCCAr[i] on behalf of the DGA (the French defence procurement agency) for the French Navy. With three FREMMs currently under construction in DCNS’ […]

  • 16 September 2015

    Secretary of the US Navy, Ray Mabus, announced on September 15th, 2015,  that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be named USS Tulsa (LCS 16). The selection of the name honors Oklahoma’s second largest city. Tulsa will be the second commissioned ship to bear the name. The first, a patrol gunboat commissioned in 1923, […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Senate appropriators have proposed canceling development of a missile interceptor that the Pentagon has slotted for a key role in the…    By Rachel Bernstein (spacenews) [mappress] Source: spacenews, September 26, 2011

  • 16 February 2011
    Industry news

    The Navy will issue a global tender for procuring six next generation submarines worth over Rs 50,000 crore by the end of this year… (business-standard) [mappress] Source:business-standard , February 16, 2011; 

  • 24 May 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG) will be named USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye.  “As secretary of the Navy it is my privilege to name these ships to honor a respected naval leader and a true American hero.”  Mabus said.  “For decades to come, the […]