Australian Government Support for Defence Industry

March 27, 2020 – The Morrison Government is providing certainty and funding to help Australian companies through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked payments to defence industry a key feature of initial assistance to help mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This will mean some suppliers will receive payment up to two weeks earlier than usual. Minister for Defence, Senator…

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Chief of Naval Operations Statement on USS Theodore Roosevelt

March 26, 2020 – The following statement was released today by the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday: “As testing continues, additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt. We are taking this threat very seriously and are working quickly to identify and isolate positive cases while preventing further spread of the virus aboard the…

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JMSDF Shadows Type 054A Binzhou

March 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, March 24, around 4:30 pm, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s 3rd Missile Fleet, “Ota (“Sasebo”) travels northeast in a sea area about 150 km southwest of Shimo-Tsumima. One class frigate was identified as Type 054A Binzhou. Later, the ship sailed north through the Tsushima Strait and temporarily entered the Sea of Japan.…

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Amentum Awarded $87M Navy Contract for Systems Engineering Support

March 26, 2020 – Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, has been awarded a new contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division worth up to $87 million. Under the contract, Amentum will provide systems engineering support to naval weapons systems, weapon control systems, and warfare systems for ballistic missile and guided missile submarines and surface…

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Raytheon & Aerojet Rocketdyne Make Strategic Source Deal for Standard Missiles

March 26, 2020 – Raytheon Company’s (Missile Systems business has reached a $1 billion, five-year strategic agreement to purchase propulsion systems from Aerojet Rocketdyne for Standard Missile products. The deal represents a supply chain centerpiece of multi-year Standard Missiles contracts that Raytheon recently received. Raytheon and Aerojet Rocketdyne provide propulsion systems for Raytheon’s Standard Missile family. “Moving to multi-year, rather…

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SCHOTTEL Propulsion for US Navy Berthing Craft from Modutech Marine

SCHOTTEL has again secured several orders to provide propulsion systems for U.S. Navy vessels. This additional order of five Workboat Docking vessels and two YTL tugs – all of which are to be built at the Modutech Marine Inc. yard in Tacoma, Washington – represents a continuation of the strong relationship between the parties. On the heels of several projects…

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RFS Steregushchy and Kola Return to Baltiysk

March 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Steregushchy corvette and the Kola tanker returned to the main fleet base after completing missions in the North Sea. The vice-commander of the Baltic Fleet, Vice Admiral Sergey Eliseev, representatives of the fleet’s surface ships, relatives and friends of the Baltic sailors took part in the ceremony of meeting the ships in Baltiysk.…

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Royal Navy Shadows Seven Russian Ships in English Channel & North Sea

March 26, 2020 – As the Royal Navy prepares to help the NHS and other government departments deal with the response to the coronavirus outbreak, nine British ships have been shadowing seven Russian vessels in waters around the UK. The Navy has completed a concentrated operation to shadow the Russian warships after unusually high levels of activity in the English…

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