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  • 29 March 2011

      The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Lockheed Martin  a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity training and technical support services contract. The contract, which includes a $90,000 initial task order, has a $57 million ceiling value. Working closely with the Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin will identify and hire specialized instructors in areas such as aviation, operations […]

  • 29 March 2011

      MTN Government Services (MTNGS), a subsidiary of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN),the global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced it has been added to the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract under the new section of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Elbit Systems Ltd.  announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary,  was awarded a $9.6 million contract by the United States Marine Corps System Command at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia to build the Joint Terminal Attack Controller Laser Target Designator (JTAC LTD). The project will be performed over a period of one year time, including […]

  • 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
    Authorities

      A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking st… (sudanvisiondaily) [mappress] Source: sudanvisiondaily,March 28, 2011; A year after an explosion ripped apart the 1,200-ton Cheonan warship, killing 46 sailors and horrifying Seoul and its allies, the sinking still enrages and […]

  • 25 March 2011

      CAE today announced it has been awarded a series of military contracts in more than 10 countries and valued at approximately C$100 million, including: a contract with the United States Navy to build P-3C training devices for the Taiwan Navy; a contract with the United States Navy to perform a major upgrade on an […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Training & Education

      Navy members from all over Australia have gathered today to discuss the outcomes of the recent inquiry into unacceptable behaviour on board HMAS ‘Success’. “Leadership Day” gatherings were coordinated by the commanding officers of all Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships and establishments. Members were provided a 15 minute video in which Vice Admiral Russ […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the winners of the FY 2010 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards competition March 23, 2011. “Your impressive accomplishments and steadfast dedication to a greener future are exactly what’s important in the Navy and Marine Corps leadership teams,” said Mabus. The SECNAV Environmental Awards Program recognizes […]

  • 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;

  • 17 March 2011

      Northrop Grumman Corporation  has been awarded a fixed price contract valued at $25 million from the U.S. Navy for the preparation and completion of a dry dock continuous maintenance availability of USS Albany (SSN 753). The submarine arrived at the Newport News shipyard yesterday morning. The company’s Shipbuilding sector in Newport News is the […]

  • 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, […]

  • 16 March 2011

      The Northrop Grumman Foundation will provide up to $1 million to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan, continuing the Foundation’s tradition of support for those victimized by natural disasters around the world. The Foundation will contribute $500,000 through three agencies supporting the Japan recovery effort: AmeriCares, American Red Cross International and Save […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Navy’s new joint tactical communications satellite arrived at Alaska’s Kodiak Launch Complex, March 1 and is currently undergoing final preparations for its scheduled spring liftoff. Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Tactical Microsatellite (TacSat)-4 is smaller in size, lower in cost and relatively quicker to launch than a traditional system. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
    Training & Education

      The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight March 1 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin . The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) in the Pacific Ocean. This test marked the 135th consecutive successful test flight of the D5 […]

  • 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

      General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded an $11.2 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics. The MK 82 and MK 200 are critical […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
    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. […]

  • 2 March 2011

      The U.S. is sending a special radar-equipped warship to the Mediterranean Sea next week, the first step in the development of a broad anti-b…   (wwlp)   [mappress]   Source: wwlp,March 2, 2011;

  • 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. […]