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  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian government announced on October 4 the signing of an interim contract with BAE Systems Australia for the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter-class frigate program. The Advanced Work Arrangement (AWA) will cover ongoing work on the $35 billion program, ahead of agreeing the head contract. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the AWA is an […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the company in charge of delivering the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)  for the US Navy’s Ford-class carriers, announced that the system has completed testing for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) formally assumed responsibility for ship maintenance availabilities at US Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) on October 1. NAVSEA is taking over from Commander, US Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT). NAVSEA’s responsibilities include the oversight of all ship maintenance and repair operations, industrial processes and procedures, and repair-related […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Virginia-based Oceaneering International has been awarded a $68.8 million contract for maintenance, product improvement and design services on the US Navy’s dry deck shelter (DDS) program. The contract provides Naval Special Warfare Command with engineering services to support maintenance, product improvement and design services and repairs of US Special Operations Command’s dry deck shelter assets. […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded two contracts totaling over $9 billion for the construction of Flight III configuration Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Awarded on September 27, the fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) contracts will see General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) build four and six ships, respectively. GDBIW […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In a milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, a Marine Corps F-35B flying from amphibious assault ship USS Essex carried out its first combat strike. The strike took place on September 27 in the US Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities

    The UK’s ability to provide the continuous submarine-based nuclear deterrent will be put at risk if a number of issues are not solved, a new report finds.  At times of major international uncertainties, the country’s defense department needs to bridge a £2.9 billion affordability gap, according to the report issued by the Public Accounts Committee. […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Groton-based shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered the 17th Virginia-class submarine to the US Navy. The future USS South Dakota (SSN 790) was delivered in a ceremony on Sept. 24. The ship began construction in 2013 and is scheduled to commission in early 2019. South Dakota is the seventh Virginia-class Block III submarine. Block […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Florida-based Comtech Systems, a Comtech Telecommunications Corp. subsidiary, was recently awarded a $9.1 million sole-sourced contract to support a C4I system in service with the Iraqi Navy. Awarded by the Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I), International C4I Integration Program Office (PMW 740), the contract will see the company supply […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

     US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has shared a video of US Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) receiving a new, modernized, radar tower during the ship’s refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class ship to undergo this major life-cycle milestone and the first to have its new radar tower […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia is taking further steps to improve regional maritime security with an AUD5 million upgrade of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island. Wharf and shore-based infrastructure upgrades are to be undertaken by Fletcher Morobe Constructions Limited as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The upgrades are interpreted as a […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The US State Department has approved the sale of three SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) to the United Kingdom. The contract is worth an estimated $90 million and includes spares, handling and test equipment, and program support. According to the statement, the incorporation of the new system is not expected […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards has launched the Russian Navy’s second Project 677 (Lada-class) submarine ‘Kronshtadt’. The launching ceremony took place in St. Petersburg, on Thursday, September 20 – 13 years after construction works first started on the submarine in 2005. The first submarine in the class, Sankt Peterburg (B-585) entered service 20 years ago and serves as […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy awarded contract modifications for three Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 littoral combat ships on September 18. Lockheed Martin was awarded one FY 2018 LCS and Austal USA received two FY 2018 LCS contracts. “These contract awards represent an important next step in delivering critical warfighting capability to the fleet,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A facility for the manufacturing of LiftFan systems for F-35B jets has been ceremonially opened by UK defense minister Stuart Andrew at Rolls-Royce in Bristol today. Production at the site has been building up since 2009, with the official opening now marking the fact that the facility is heading towards peak manufacturing levels. The ‘LiftWorks’ […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded VT Halter Marine a $77.9 million contract to design and build a new class of barracks ships – dubbed Auxiliary Personnel Lighter – Small (APL(S)). As these craft are similar to accommodation barges used in the commercial oil and gas industry, APL(S) was determined to be a […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of six P-8A patrol aircraft to the Republic of Korea under an estimated $2.1 billion contract. South Korea’s decision to pick Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its new maritime patrol aircraft was made known in June this year. The P-8A would replace the fleet of P-3C Orion MPAs which entered […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) in a ceremony on September 14. Stone is the ninth Legend-class cutter built at Ingalls for the US Coast Guard. Laura Cavallo, the great niece of the namesake, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ship is named in […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Leonardo’s TH-119 single-engine helicopter, which is being pitched for the US Navy’s new helicopter trainer program, now benefits from the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics, the company has announced. The new avionics and cockpit allowing IFR operations is being integrated at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility, home to the AW119 single engine final assembly line for the US and global […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s mine detection and neutralization force has added three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The new generation Remus 100 marine robots enable mapping of the underwater soil and viewing objects such as mines, explosives but also missing persons. The AUV can perform pre-programmed missions autonomously as they are equipped with Seebyte Neptune […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Vessels

    The German Navy’s frigate Augsburg (F213) will set sail for the Mediterranean Sea next week to participate in the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia.  The Bremen-class ship is scheduled to depart its Wilhelmshaven homeport on Monday, September 17. Following an extensive training program, Augsburg is to replace the navy’s tender Mosel which joined the EU-led operation […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Naval Group has started deconstruction operations on French Navy’s five first-generation ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) in Cherbourg, France. The project was awarded by French defense procurement agency to Naval Group in 2016. Subsequently, Naval Group has entrusted Veolia with the contract relating to deconstruction and recovery operations on these end-of-life submarines.     Nathalie Smirnov, directrice […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer NUSHIP Brisbane has arrived at her home base of Fleet Base East, Garden Island Sydney, for the first time. The newbuilding will be commissioned into the navy fleet on October 27, 2018, according to the country’s defense minister. Wonderful scenes of NUSHIP Brisbane arriving at her home […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the Royal Australian Navy’s third Anzac class warship to its Henderson facility. As explained, this is part of the navy’s fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates. The Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade is being undertaken at Henderson […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    American technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has completed the critical design review (CDR) phase of the US Navy’s WSN-12 inertial sensor module and will begin production of ten pre-production units. The WSN-12 is poised to become the primary shipboard inertial navigation system for most US combatant vessels and will be installed on all vessels […]