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  • 21 March 2011
    Industry news

      It’s not every day that the U.S. Navy Secretary visits your hometown, but when something as significant as a littoral combat ship is being… (uppermichiganssource) [mappress] Source: uppermichiganssource,March 21, 2011;

  • 21 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract for an Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control and Communications (IMIC3) system to Thales Canada. “This state of the art system will give navy and Coast […]

  • 21 March 2011

      The Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a £22.5m, seven-year contract to support the Royal Navy’s Submarine and Mine Warfare Command… By James Thompson (independend) [mappress] Source: independend,March 21, 2011;

  • 18 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Modus Operandi, a leading software and information integration technology company, has been selected to provide the U.S. Navy with an innovative intelligence analysis system that fuses human intelligence with several other types of intelligence and video, dramatically reducing analyst workload and improving the targeting of threats on land and sea. The Phase I small […]

  • 18 March 2011

      The USS Abraham Lincoln is on its way home. And so are the destroyers USS Momsen and the USS Shoup… By Gale Fiege (heraldnet) [mappress] Source: heraldnet, March 18, 2011;

  • 17 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      ACI Technologies, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., is being awarded $29,270,383 increased funding to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee task order #0003 under existing contract (N00014-06-D-0090) to develop an open architecture radar that meets the Navy’s current Littoral Combat Ship requirement for a low cost, upgradeable system. The proposed system will be such that any of the subsystems […]

  • 17 March 2011

      Philippine Navy and Coast Guard personnel rescued 19 crew members of a fishing vessel found adrift in the seas off Polilio Group of Islands… by Delfin Mallari (inquirer) [mappress] Source: inquirer,March 17, 2011;

  • 17 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Constellation is heading back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor following repairs for rot caused by rainwater. The historic warship is expect to leave dry dock Monday in nearby Sparrows Point and head back with the submarine Torsk, which also has been undergoing repair. The ships were towed earlier this year from the tourist-oriented Inner […]

  • 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
    Training & Education

      Commander, Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR) announced the Virginia-class submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) and the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) have commenced Ice Exercise 2011 (ICEX-2011) in the Arctic Ocean, March 15. USS New Hampshire is home ported in Groton, Conn., and commanded by Cmdr. John McGunnigle, while USS Connecticut is home ported […]

  • 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

      In an emotional farewell, HMS Campbeltown slipped her moorings and sailed past the heart of the town for the final time. The population had turned out in high numbers to watch and support the ship on her final sail-past. During the ship’s visit the town staged a church service in honour of the frigate […]

  • 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. […]

  • 13 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The recovery unit will provide accommodation and support current services at Devonport such as physical, medical and psychological rehabilitation for personnel from all three Services with links to the South West – all within a familiar military environment. The accommodation at the new centre, which has space for 12 people, is adapted for those […]

  • 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
    Authorities

      UNDER fire from various quarters, including the Opposition, for its failure to effectively deal with Somali pirates, the UPA government is working on a plan to put in place a mechanism to do so. A committee of secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar is considering a set of proposals aimed at […]

  • 11 March 2011

      The navy is planning to invest 100-million dollars in upgrades at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the next fiscal year… (wlbz2) [mappress] Source: wlbz2,March 11, 2011;

  • 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 […]

  • 10 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. announced today that they have developed and built a revolutionary marine platform called GHOST specifically designed to deal with international problems of piracy. International piracy has been consistently growing. In Somalia alone, pirates today hold 33 hijacked ships and 711 hostages, according to ICC IMB figures. Piracy is growing at about […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 March 2011

      Lockheed Martin Sippican has won a $50 million Navy contract to build upgrade kits for the nation’s arsenal of MK-48 heavy torpedoes, the co…   (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, March 9, 2011;          

  • 9 March 2011
    Training & Education

      In an embarrassing goof-up, an advertisement issued by the Pakistan navy on Tuesday for a multinational exercise prominently featured images of Indian Navy warships even though India is not among the participating countries. The full-page advertisement for the Aman-11 exercise in the Arabian Sea, which appeared in The Nation and Nawa-e-Waqt newspapers, featured photographs […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Authorities

      A CALL for the Chief of Navy to be sacked over the sad state of Australia’s amphibious ships shows how the Government has failed to protect him from ‘‘ignorant scapegoating’’, the Australian Defence Association says. Association executive director Neil James said the sacking call was misplaced. He has criticised Defence Minister Stephen Smith for […]

  • 9 March 2011

      Moving a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., could cost less than half of what the Navy estimated it would, according to a federal report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates the cost of moving a carrier to be between $258.7 million and $356 million. The Navy previously had estimated it would cost more […]