Scottish home for Poseidon fleet reaches major milestone

July 23, 2020 – Facilities to house the Poseidon MRA Mk1 fleet have been handed over to Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), marking a major milestone in the Poseidon program. DE&S, the MOD’s procurement arm, will take control of the £100 million strategic facility at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. Clocking in at over 33,000 square metres, the facility includes a three-bay…

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Sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator certified aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

July 23, 2020 – Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the on-schedule certification and turnover of a sixth Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), July 22. Designed to move ordnance efficiently from the ship’s forward magazine to the flight deck, via the forward weapons handling and transfer area, Lower Stage Weapons Elevator (LSWE) 1…

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Halter Marine Receives Navy Contract to Study T-AGOS Replacement

July 20, 2020 – Halter Marine Inc., a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded the contract for industrial studies for the auxiliary general ocean surveillance ship (T-AGOS(X)) program. The U.S. Navy awarded the $981,000 contract for the T-AGOS class series of vessels, which ultimately will replace the existing fleet of four T-AGOS 19 and one T-AGOS 23…

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UK Using Fishery Patrol Vessels to Track Russian Submarine

July 22, 2020 – Royal Navy fishery patrol vessels have shadowed a surfaced Russian submarine as it passed through the waters close to the UK. HMS Tyne and HMS Mersey watched every movement of the Kilo-class submarine, Krasnodar, after picking up monitoring duties from French light frigate FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet off the coast of Ushant Island in Brittany…

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Navantia Australia Completes LHD Design Upgrade

July 22, 2020 – Earlier this month the baseline design drawings for Phase 2 (Forward Projector) of the Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI) project on the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), were delivered by a team of Navantia Australia engineers, bringing the project to a close after 10+ long months and over 3,500 hours of engineering labour. A…

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