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  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After halting a competition for the construction of five Type 31 frigates late July, the UK defense ministry has now relaunched the process. The program was halted on July 24 due to what the defense ministry identified as inadequate competition prior to awarding competitive design phase (CDP) contracts. On August 14, the UK MOD issued […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry’s project of acquiring “low-cost” Type 31 frigates has been brought to a halt due to what the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) office described as a lack of “compliant bids”. The process is now being streamlined, according to a IHS Jane’s report, and will be restarted in hopes of attracting more […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Three teams of bidders have submitted their final proposals for the construction of a fleet of new frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy under the Canadian Surface Combatant Program. The companies received feedback to revise their proposals in May and the deadline for the final bids to be submitted was Friday last week. A total […]

  • 4 June 2018

    UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems have teamed up to provide their platforms for a joint Canadian maritime program, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract. Among the systems to be offered are the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s Obsidian counter UAV drone detection solution. “Both UMS and QinetiQ Target Systems have a proven track-record […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian submarine and warship builder ASC has announced the launch of a digital transformation program which will help apply new technology and innovation to the state-owned shipbuilder’s defense programs. ASC expect the transformation program to have flow-on effects for Australian and overseas suppliers to its Collins Class sustainment and warship construction programs. ASC Chief Executive Officer […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Naval Group Australia on May 18 announced that its board of directors appointed John Davis as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Future Submarine program director. According to Naval Group, the appointment will become effective 1 July 2018. John Davis will be in charge of the delivering a fleet of 12 new submarines to the […]

  • 3 May 2018

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been selected to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the first four ships of the Royal Saudi Navy’s (RSN) Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) program. As informed, OSI will build and deliver a military grade system for the MMSC program based on the system designed for the US […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Belgian defense contractor OIP Sensor Systems (OIP) announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, for work on the Belgian defense ministry’s Mine Counter Measures (MCM) Toolbox program. The agreement is part of OIP’s drive to form a collaboration which will combine an unmanned MCM solution with a systems integration […]

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

    A US Navy test aircraft on April 11 performed the final developmental test flight of the F-35 System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase, marking the end of “the most comprehensive, rigorous and the safest developmental flight test program in aviation history.” “Completing F-35 SDD flight test is the culmination of years of hard work and […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Steel makers Bisalloy and BlueScope have inked a new contract with Naval Group Australia to produce up to 250 tons of specialized steel. As informed, the steel produced will be tested to determine whether it meets the specification for the pressure hull of the Royal Australian Navy’s new Future Submarines, which is an essential safety […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Italian-based electronic warfare specialist Elettronica has laid the groundwork for further collaboration with Thales Australia and the Australian systems house Daronmont related to the potential construction of nine new frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. Under the Memoranda of Understanding, the parties would collaborate in the event of a successful outcome of the bidding process currently underway […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    New Zealand intends to deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. The RNZN inshore patrol vessel will be deployed to Fiji between May and August 2018. Later this year, a New Zealand offshore patrol vessel will also conduct complementary patrols […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In an update on its acquisition programs for the Polish Navy, Poland’s defense ministry on December 29 said that three European contractors have been shortlisted for the country’s Orka submarine program. Poland is looking to acquire three new submarines to replace its remaining three, old Koben-class submarines. The country’s defense ministry said it has received […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Finland’s Patria has contracted Swedish defense contractor Saab for work on the Finnish Navy Squadron 2000 mid-life upgrade program. The contract awarded to Saab is worth SEK 960 million (approx. US$117.7 million) with deliveries set to start in 2018. According to Patria, the total value of the upgrade contract, without options, is around 170 million euros (approx. […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing’s prototyping department Phantom Works has unveiled the first photos of their contender for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned refueling program. This is the first time the company is displaying its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) proposed for refueling US Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. The US Navy’s MQ-25 project is looking to procure unmanned refueling […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has appointed RINA as technical partner in the risk reduction and design study (RRDS) and prospect classification society for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) next generation frigates – SEA 5000 program. “We are delighted to extend our naval portfolio and increase our footprint in the Australian market. Being fully recognised by the […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Equipment & technology

    OSI Maritime Systems, a provider of integrated bridge systems for warships, has signed a contract with aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin to deliver its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The IBNS design is said to directly support the navy’s push to improve the […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A joint working group set up between the US and India met to help India in the development of its indigenous aircraft carrier met at Naval Air Station INS Hansa in Goa for the fourth time. Fourteen US delegates, led by Rear Admiral Brian Antonio, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers and seven Indian officials visited Goa […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE’s Marine Solutions announced it has completed a series of fire tests on a new composite LM2500 marine enclosure as part of the Module Modernization Program (MMP). According to the company, the tests verified that the composite material reduces weight and improves performance. The MMP is a program that seeks to inject updated technology into the gas […]

  • 1 May 2017

    The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has contracted BWX Technologies a $141.7 million contract for fuel manufacture, development activities, and decommissioning work in support of the nation’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Work under these contracts has already commenced, BWXT said adding that the vast majority of it will be completed during the remainder of 2017. […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Anschütz announces the successful integration of Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (WECDIS) into their Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the UK Royal Navy Type 26 Global Combat Ships. In support of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, Raytheon Anschütz has completed the critical design review for the integration of the […]

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

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart is set to complete her anti-ship missile defense upgrade this week, marking the completion of an Australian Navy capability upgrade program that spanned seven years. Completion of works on HMAS Stuart was announced by contractor BAE Systems who spent the last twelve months working on the final of eight […]

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

    U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced plans on Thursday to relocate the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program within its Space Systems business area, citing cost savings and expertise concentration as the main reason. The move was earlier approved by the government. Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Equipment & technology

    UK Defence secretary Michael Fallon has been warned that there will be further delays to the government’s flagship Trident programme, unless the long-running pensions’ dispute at AWE plc – the Atomic Weapons Establishment – is settled. Gail Cartmail, acting general secretary of Unite, the country’s largest union, has written to the defence secretary asking for […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Technical Services a $49.9 million contract for support work on the navy’s Environmental Satellite Receiver Processor program. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract, the company will provide engineering, production, procurement, in-service engineering agent, and support services for the program. Navy Environmental Satellite Receiver Processors (ESRP) systems are deployed […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Amec Foster Wheeler to support its Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP) with research and technology (R&T) services. The work is worth approximately £35m over five years and will sustain about 70 jobs at Amec Foster Wheeler’s offices and laboratories in Warrington and Dorchester in the UK, the company said. “Long-term investment in […]