Reducing human error in ship navigation

October 12, 2020 – Many investigations, including the annual Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review, have identified human error as the main reason for incidents in global shipping. Human errors often relate to false situation assessment caused by poor or inconsistent presentation of data or confusing operation. Accordingly, intuitive and consistent user interfaces and operation concepts…

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Navy Awards First USV Family of Systems Contract Delivery Orders

August 28, 2020 – The Navy has awarded the first delivery orders from the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity – Multiple Award Contract (IDIQ-MAC) to support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Aug 28. Advanced Acoustics Concepts LLC, Arete Associates Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., and Peraton Inc. were awarded fixed-price contracts on…

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Raytheon’s StormBreaker® Completes First Guided Release from Navy Super Hornet

June 15, 2020 – Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker® smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become the second fighter jet to add the weapon when the program reaches initial operational capability later this year. The US Air Force’s newest weapon, StormBreaker®, has a unique tri-mode seeker…

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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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Raytheon, US Navy test first Standard Missile-2 from restarted production line

February 26, 2020 – Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy successfully flight tested the first SM-2 surface-to-air missile from the company’s restarted production line. The SM-2 Block IIIB missile launched, flew and provided accurate telemetry data to the range, and engaged an airborne Navy target. SM-2 allows navies to defend against anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Raytheon and the Navy restarted…

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DSCA Approves MK-48 Torpedo Conversion Kits for Netherlands

February 26, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on yesterday. The…

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