HII Awarded Advance Planning Contract for USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) RCOH

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded an advance planning contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The contract, which is initially funded for one year and has a base value of $187.5 million, includes engineering, design, material procurement and fabrication, documentation, resource forecasting, and pre-overhaul inspections. Future modifications could extend the period of performance to 30 months and increase the contract value if additional options are exercised. Planning is scheduled to begin this month. “The planning stage is…

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Kraken commences testing of KATFISH with U.S. Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The CRADA covers the operation of Kraken’s high-speed actively controlled towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, KATFISH, for multi-mission applications, including mine countermeasures. The CRADA defines a joint research and development relationship between NUWCDIVNPT and Kraken. The overall objective is to provide NUWC with experience operating the KATFISH, Kraken’s commercially off-the-shelf actively controlled, high-speed towed…

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French Navy Helicopter Assists Tahitian Firefighting Efforts

Google Translation On Monday, August 6, 2018, around 10:00 am, a bushfire broke out on the heights of the Vaipahi water gardens in Papeari, on the island of Tahiti. After an initial investigation by the fire brigade on site and in view of the difficulties of access to the area, the Directorate of Civil Protection engages the Dauphin N3 + helicopter from the 35F flotilla detachment.

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Terma at 13th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) Conference 2018

Meet Terma at the 13th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) Conference 2018, 25 – 27 September, 2018, Twickenham Stadium, London, UK The OPV conference brings together the global naval community to discuss new trends that are occurring in the OPV market. The event provides a forum for exclusive announcements and strategic talks on naval programs worldwide.

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ESSEX ARG, 13th MEU Commence 24th CARAT Malaysia Exercise

August 10, 2018 – The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10. The CARAT exercise focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. “In nearly a quarter of a century of CARAT exercises, we have continued to ensure forward presence, deterrence and sea control each time when U.S. and Royal Malaysian ships get underway together…

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Armada de Chile Selects Prime Turbines for PT6A Engine Overhauls

August 9, 2018 – Prime Turbines LLC, a subsidiary of VSE Aviation, Inc. (VAI) has been selected by Armada de Chile (the Chilean Navy) for the overhaul of two PT6A-25 turboprop engines. The engines power the Navy’s fleet of Pilatus PC-7 aircraft used for pilot training. “We’d like to thank our appointed representative, NewCont Chile, with assisting us in winning this award and look forward to receiving the engines in the next few weeks.” “We are grateful to the Chilean Navy for entrusting us with this work,” commented Paul Goffredi,…

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Future of U.S. Navy Onboard Delivery Missions

August 10, 2018 – “Power.” “Nacelles.” “Brakes, brakes, brakes.” “Power steering.” “Aft cyclic.” These are the calls MV-22 Osprey pilots relay as they come in for a landing on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) while testing some of the Department of the Navy’s newest and most innovative aircraft. In August 2018, Osprey pilots successfully tested rolling landing and takeoffs in excess of 57,000 pounds on the flight deck of the ship. This key capability allows the Osprey to haul more weight than…

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NY Naval Militia christens new 35-foot landing craft style patrol boat

August 7, 2018 – With a traditional christening ceremony, the New York Naval Militia accepted its newest vessel-a 35-foot long, landing-craft style boat-into its fleet of patrol boats on Tuesday, August 7. The “LC-350” – LC for “landing craft” and 350 for the length of the boat-was accepted into service during a short ceremony at Albany’s Jennings Landing park on the Hudson River. The boat can deliver three tons of emergency supplies, a vehicle, or 27 personnel to beaches or shorelines along Long Island or the Hudson River during flooding…

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GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL cooperates with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on MKS 180 program

On August 3rd, 2018, GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) signed an agreement with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Marine Systems as subcontractor of GNYK, will contribute to the development and construction of the multi-purpose combat vessel MKS 180. GNYK is the only remaining German main contractor in the EU-wide tender of the German Navy. Incorporating thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ teams into the MKS program will further increase the German share in the MKS proposal. GNYK is integrating the best available naval competences worldwide into its MKS 180 offer. The selected Marine Systems specialists…

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UMS SKELDAR commitment to Australia base confirms Pacific Rim as priority market for rotary UAVs

UMS SKELDAR, the world-class provider of rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions and avionics software, is accelerating its plans for Australia to become its Pacific Rim base, following a classified tour including meetings in Canberra and partners with bases in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The confirmation of UMS SKELDAR’s commitment, described as a “logical extension of the company’s intention to secure a demo base in Australia” was announced during Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (16-22 July 2018), and timed to coincide with *Rim of the Pacific exercise RIMPAC 2018, where…

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Elbit Systems Awarded $85 Million Contract to Supply EW Suites to the Israeli Navy

August 7, 2018 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $85 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for the Israeli Navy Sa’ar 6-class corvettes that will be tasked with the protection of Israel’s Economic Exclusion Zone. The contract will be performed over a 10-year period. The EW systems to be supplied are combat proven and include digital receivers, signal processing technologies and analysis tools that are all of an open system architecture, thus enabling effective operational…

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Envistacom Selected as Prime Contractor for $18 Million DAGRS Contract Vehicle Task Order to Support the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy

August 7, 2018 – Envistacom today announced the company has been awarded a task order under the Army Contracting Command (ACC) Deployable Adaptive Global Responder Support (DAGRS) contract vehicle, expanding the Georgia-based defense contractor’s rapidly growing partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense. Envistacom selected as Prime Contractor for $18 Million DAGRS Contract Vehicle Task Order to Support the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Envistacom is one of 10 companies selected to compete for task orders on the DAGRS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, worth up to $480 million over…

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SCANTER 6002 for RAN SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel

In May 2018 the contract signing for the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was successfully completed between Saab Australia and Terma Singapore for the customer, the Royal Australian Navy, (RAN). Terma is contracted to deliver the SCANTER 6002 radar for all 12 OPVs over a period of 10 years. The Lürssen designed OPVs will replace and improve upon the capability delivered by the existing Armidale Class Patrol Boats. The primary role of the OPV will be to undertake constabulary missions and the OPV will be the primary RAN asset for…

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Local companies jump on board Future Submarines

August 9, 2018 – Australian companies are showing a high level of enthusiasm to be part of the Future Submarine Program. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said more than one thousand local businesses have formally registered their interest. Naval Group, as our partner for the Future Submarines, and Lockheed Martin Australia as the combat system integrator, have held eight submarine industry days as part of ongoing engagement with local companies. “As of 1 June 2018, 873 have registered interest with Naval Group, and 227 have…

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Sonobuoy TechSystems Awarded $9.3M in Foreign Sales Contracts

August 8, 2018 – Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA), announce the award of subcontracts valued at $9.3 million from their ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy TechSystems joint venture. ERAPSCO/Sonobuoy TechSystems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $4.5 million to Sparton DeLeon Springs, LLC and $4.8 million to Ultra Electronics USSI. Production will take place at Ultra Electronics USSI’s Columbia City, IN facility and Sparton’s DeLeon Springs, FL facility. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems was awarded multiple foreign contracts for the manufacture of Passive and…

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