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  • 15 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Navy and Marine Corps leaders today signed an agreement by which the Corps will join the Navy in buying the F-35 joint strike fighter variant designed for aircraft carriers, service leaders announced today. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos signed a […]

  • 14 March 2011

      American Navy officials in Japan said early Monday that 17 military personnel who had been aboard three helicopters assisting in the earthqu… (nytimes) [mappress] Source: nytimes,March 14, 2011;

  • 14 March 2011

      Empire Energy Corporation International (Empire) announced on Monday, March 14, 2011 that in response to the United States Navy’s (USN) recurring issues arising from the instability and cost volatility of its global oil supply, Empire will be submitting to the Navy, an unsolicited proposal. This proposal will give the US Navy a way to […]

  • 14 March 2011

      Egyptian officials say two US vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to the Mediterranean Sea to be close to Libya… Bureau Report (zeenews) [mappress] Source: zeneews,March 14, 2011;

  • 13 March 2011
    Research & Development

      A 300ft long warship, believed to be of World War II era, was today discovered in the Bay of Bengal near Chandrabhaga beach here by a scuba… (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes,March 13, 2011;

  • 13 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The recovery unit will provide accommodation and support current services at Devonport such as physical, medical and psychological rehabilitation for personnel from all three Services with links to the South West – all within a familiar military environment. The accommodation at the new centre, which has space for 12 people, is adapted for those […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Training & Education

      India has tested two versions of its short-range missiles capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads, a defense ministry off… (chron) [mappress] Source: chron,March 11, 2011;

  • 11 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The USS Storm’s projector was installed in late November 2010 and the simulator was used by more than 180 underclassmen per day in December… (prlog) [mappress] Source: prlog,March 11, 2011;  

  • 10 March 2011

      CSC announced today that the U.S. Navy awarded the company a task order to provide engineering and program support for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program Office (PMS 500). The task order has a one-year base period and four one-year options, bringing the estimated total five-year value to $110 million. The Navy awarded […]

  • 10 March 2011

    The aircraft carrier Stennis returned to Bremerton Tuesday after nearly two months of training off the coast of Southern California… (fresnobee) [mappress] Source: fresnobee, March 10, 2011;

  • 10 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. announced today that they have developed and built a revolutionary marine platform called GHOST specifically designed to deal with international problems of piracy. International piracy has been consistently growing. In Somalia alone, pirates today hold 33 hijacked ships and 711 hostages, according to ICC IMB figures. Piracy is growing at about […]

  • 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
    Training & Education

      In an embarrassing goof-up, an advertisement issued by the Pakistan navy on Tuesday for a multinational exercise prominently featured images of Indian Navy warships even though India is not among the participating countries. The full-page advertisement for the Aman-11 exercise in the Arabian Sea, which appeared in The Nation and Nawa-e-Waqt newspapers, featured photographs […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Richard A. Morin, of Amherst, a retired Navy chief, corpsman, diver and University at Buffalo researcher, died Friday in Millard Fillmore Hospital. He was 90. Born in East Wakefield, N.H., Mr. Morin served as a Navy hospital corpsman prior to World War II. During World War II, he was a ship salvage diver, and […]

  • 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
    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 March 2011
    Industry news

      Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), is being awarded a $30 million contract modification to exercise option III for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Hull Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Localization Systems (HULS) production systems. The HULS production systems support Naval Forces in conducting hull, piers and pilings searches. […]

  • 3 March 2011

      The two Iranian warships that passed through the Suez Canal last month en route to Syria, a move Israel branded “political provocation,” wil…   (france24)   [mappress] Source: france24,March 3, 2011;

  • 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. […]

  • 1 March 2011

      The Naval Ship KRI “ Sultan Iskandar Muda 367” of Republic of Indonesia arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (1st March 2011). On her arrival, she was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy.   KRI “Sultan Iskandar Muda 367”, a Sigma Class vessel belonging to the Republic of […]