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  • 6 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A DARPA program that seeks to ensure U.S. forces have connectivity even when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline has completed its initial phase. Named TUNA (short for Tactical Undersea Network Architecture), the program completed the concept phase and now transits to a demonstration of a prototype at sea. TUNA seeks to develop and demonstrate novel, […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A junior U.S. Navy officer embarked on a Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ship as part of the newly created Combined Edge junior officer exchange program, December 21-23. Combined Edge was formed to improve combined warfighting integration between the U.S. and ROK navies by allowing U.S. Navy officers to train with ROK sailors on a ROK […]

  • 22 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scientists and engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division have developed a way to change unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) mission information easier and faster. Autonomous systems engineers, Drs. Matthew Bays and Drew Lucas, refer to the system as “Autonomy in a Box.” Autonomy in a Box is designed to dramatically reduce the level […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    BAE Systems and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have formed a joint venture in order to bid on the in-service support program for the Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ship (JSS). The in-service support program is abbreviated to AJISS. Both companies hope that Canadian Naval Support Limited (CNS), as the joint venture is called, […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) are continuing their collaboration on the combined maritime mine counter measures programme with an agreement to transit to the manufacturing phase. The agreement, signed at Euronaval on October 20 between Harriet Baldwin, Minister for Defence Procurement in the UK and Laurent Collet-Billon, General Director for French Procurement Agency, […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing and Lockheed Martin $43 million contracts for further work on the Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier aviation air system. Under the latest contract, the companies asked to refine concepts and develop the trade space for requirements generation before the project enters the engineering and manufacturing development phase. Both contractors are expected to complete […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have the opportunity to enter the supply chain for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. BAE Systems, the company in charge of developing the frigate, announced that some 150 Australian companies would pitch their products and services into the project. The company will be meeting Australian SMEs over the […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government will help OSI Maritime Systems speed up the development of its electronic chart precise integrated navigation system for warships (ECPINS) through an investment of $1.8 million (approx. US$1.4). Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit to OSI […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Millennium Corporation, a veteran-owned provider of IT professional services and technical solutions, has been awarded a contract for comprehensive systems engineering and logistics support of bussines systems for the U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240). The five-year contract provides services for Navy business and supports readiness challenges for sailors, the fleet, navy and department […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ultra Electronics has awarded Cohort plc’s subsidiary SEA a £2 ($2.6) million contract to supply transducers for the Royal Navy’s Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh program (S2050TR) to upgrade Type 23 frigates. Back in December 2014, the Royal Navy awarded a £27m contract to Ultra Electronics’ Sonar Systems business for the delivery of new hull mounted sonars for the […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Espadon, a French mine warfare demonstration program which brought together DCNS, Thales, and ECA Group, resulted in the development of a system that enables the world’s first AUV launch and recovery from a USV, ECA Group said. Completed in May, 2016, the Espadon program was a component of the French MoD overarching Système de Lutte Anti-Mines Futur (SLAMF, future mine […]

  • 19 July 2016
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    The British House of Commons has voted to renew the Trident nuclear programme which will replace the Royal Navy’s four Vanguard-class submarines with new ones. The parliament took the vote after five hours of debate on July 18. The decision to renew the programme was backed by 472 votes to 117. “We have voted to protect our […]

  • 26 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy sail training ship Young Endeavour arrived at Gladstone on 26 June, completing the eleven day Young Endeavour Youth Development Program. Crewed by 24 youth from across Australia, the square-rigged tall ship has sailed along the Queensland coast from Brisbane. The voyage is a part of the tall ship’s 2016 Circumnavigation of Australia, which […]

  • 27 May 2016

    In a close cooperation with EU’s counter-piracy operational headquarters, Chinese Navy warship CNS Xiangtan escorted World Food Programme vessel, Evangelia L, to the port of Berbera, Somaliland. Evangelia L had been chartered by the WFP to carry humanitarian aid to the Somali port. After phone calls between the EU’s OHQ and Chinese naval authorities, it was agreed […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]

  • 21 April 2016
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    Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate Louise Marie F931 has returned to its homeport in Zeebrugge, Belgium, after undergoing modernization in the Netherlands. The frigate was docked in Den Helder, where she was fitted with new weapons and communications. BNS Louise Marie will now be performing operational and readiness tests. According to the Belgian Navy, the ship should […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Canadian Navy has picked HMCS Montréal for ‘X-ship’ – a program designed to advance innovative naval concepts in all areas of warship deployment, crewing and sustainment. For the next five years, Montréal will have this additional role along with its regular naval requirements. Lieutenant-Commander Lorraine Sammut, Senior Staff Officer Operations at the New Capability Introduction Detachment […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has awarded five technology and consulting companies around $88 million to develop different educational programs for the Naval Postgraduate School. U.S. Navy commissioned officers will be attending programs devised by Creek Technologies, General Dynamics Information Technology, Digital Consulting Services, DeVine Consulting and MAC Consulting Services. The U.S. Department of Defense announcement said that each […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on March 3 announced additional £642 (approx. $907.2M) million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. New parts and facilities, as well as further design work will be funded by the latest investment which will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. President Barrack Obama has included a $1.42 billion request for federal funding of the nation’s naval reactors program in his 2017 budget request. This means that the Kenneth A. Kesselring site and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, two sites involved in the naval program will be maintained and grown, as the U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said in a statement […]

  • 11 January 2016

    BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of BMT Group has been awarded a United States Navy Environmental Quality Programs Support contract at a value of $43M over five years. BMT will expand its environmental, engineering, and logistics services practice to support the program and other similar client requirements. Under the contract, BMT will provide support […]

  • 20 December 2015
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    The U.S. Navy might have to give up on acquiring 52 littoral combat ships and reduce the number to 40 and decide on only one shipbuilder. U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter told this to the Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a December 14 memo, first reported by Defense News. Carter said that the funds saved from reducing the […]

  • 22 October 2015

    The UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, affirmed the Government’s commitment to the Successor submarine programme at a reception in the House of Commons yesterday, Oct 21. Speaking at the House of Commons, Fallon announced that the government is committed to building four Successor ballistic missile submarines to replace the four Vanguard vessels so as to retain the continuous […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Naval Reactors Program awards approximately $34.5 million in contracts to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. The work funded by these contracts will support the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components for US Navy submarines and aircraft carriers. BWXT is the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for submarines and aircraft carriers. BWXT has been manufacturing […]