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  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Since 21 September an EU Naval Force Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) from Serbia has been embarked onboard the World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel MV Douro and will remain so for the next three months. One of the core tasks of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta is the protection of World […]

  • 1 October 2014

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. He began his new position on Monday. Marty Chanik, HII’s corporate vice president, customer […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS).   Military integrated bridge systems are installed predominantly only on new build vessels – this is one of a […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.   Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Mobile Diving and Salvage Company 11-7, participate in the second underway recovery test for the NASA Orion Program.   This is the second at-sea testing for the Orion crew module using a […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Industry news

    The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program continues to progress, meeting key program milestones on the path to Initial Operational Capability (IOC).   As the prime mission systems integrator for the DDG 1000 ship class, Raytheon provides the multi-mission, integrated combat system capability for the program. Raytheon’s recent program milestones have advanced critical mission systems of […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar.   Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy’s acquisition plan and highlight the maturity […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) recently completed installation of the Cooperative Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) program.   Leveraging lessons learned from the first few ships in the fleet to receive the upgrade, Russell was the first ship to complete installation in only seven days. Previous installations required over a month. The CANES […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Imtech Marine has been selected by BAE Systems to provide electrical distribution and HVAC systems for the prestigious UK MOD Type 26 Global Combat Ship Programme.   The HVAC system comprises the CBRN system, for protection against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear threats, and the air handling units, fans, air distribution system and climate control […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Ultra announces that its EMS Development Corporation business (EMS), located in Long Island, New York, USA has been awarded a multi-year contract totalling over US$21m from General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation.   The contract is for the production of naval computer controlled power supply systems (Circuit-D) with deliveries over the next five years. The Circuit-D […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled on June 17 by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in the region.   “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a Hardware Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, May 21.   The Hardware Delta PDR was the first major design review on this contract. Completed on schedule, this “delta” review was focused on design updates […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that Capt. Jonathan Padfield (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for amphibious programs. Padfield, whose last assignment for the Navy was commanding officer, Assault Craft Unit Five, began his new position on Monday.   “Jon brings a wealth of leadership and maritime experience […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) started a vigorous shipwide training program to ensure the Sailors aboard are ready for operational status.   Training, along with preparation and restoration of the ship, has been the priority during an 18-month, $200 million Dry-dock Planned Maintenance Availability (DPMA). “We made it through the […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and Minister for Defence Hon David Johnston announced today that they stand firm behind their coalition, adding that they are committed to the efficient delivery of the country’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme.   “Since coming into Government, I have received detailed briefings from key stakeholders associated with the […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has been awarded $75 million to complete remaining hardware and electronics for DDG 1000 and 1001, the first two ships of the Zumwalt-class of multimission destroyers. The award reflects exercised options under a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract. Raytheon’s progress on the program continues, remaining on-cost and schedule, meeting all program milestones and […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Drum Cussac Ltd, the leading global business risk consultancy, has delivered an anti-piracy training programme for the Malagasy Navy at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. It is the first time that a private company has been permitted to partner with the Malagasy Navy. A team of Drum Cussac’s highly skilled and experienced risk […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, one of the Bechtel group of companies, has been awarded contract extensions projected to be valued at approximately $13 billion by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Navy to continue providing management and operations services at the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories. Under the two 5-year extensions, carried […]

  • 13 November 2013

    Twenty-five Spanish marines arrived two days ago at Rota Naval Base on board the Royal Netherlands Navy ship ‘Rotterdam’ after taking part in the African Partnership Station program for 2013. They have participated along with other Marine Corps instructors from Holland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Africa Partnership Station (APS) is a multinational […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected AeroVironment, Inc. to provide its expertise in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) toward the development of a new category of this technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy fired a Standard Missile-3 Block IB, made by Raytheon Company, from the USS Lake Erie. The SM-3 eliminated the medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target.  “We remain on track to deliver this critical capability in time for a 2015 deployment in support of global combatant command requirements, […]

  • 3 September 2013

    Twenty-five ‘Tercio de Armada’ Marines left Rota Naval Base on board the Royal Netherlands Navy ship ‘Rotterdam’ to take part in the Africa Partnership Station 2013 program, along with other Marine Corps instructors from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Africa Partnership Station (APS) is an international strategic program designed to build […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has successfully completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program’s development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced on Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress. The AdvanFort fleet, which […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $195.5 million contract to produce and support LiftSystems™ for the F-35 Lightning II program, the unique technology that provides vertical-lift for 5th-generation combat aircraft. The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem® enables F-35B aircraft to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) and is currently in service with the US Marine Corps in Yuma, […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program was under a microscope last week after news of an electrical problem resulted in a brief loss of power for USS Freedom (LCS 1) over the weekend and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a critical, 72-page report today scrutinizing the cost of the program. However, top Navy leadership […]