US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies $496 Million Next Generation Jammer Contract

December 21, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a five-year, $496 million contract to deliver prototype tactical jamming pods designed to extend U.S. Air superiority. The Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) is a high-powered, high-capacity airborne electronic warfare (EW) system. L3Harris’ single-pod solution enables extended stand-off jamming capability, covers a broad spectrum and processes an…

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Australia Orders Another Pair of P-8A Poseidons

December 30, 2020 – Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14. The Government has also approved sustainment funding for the current approved fleet of three MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the…

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Texas A&M At Galveston Awarded New State-Of-The-Art Vessel By Federal Government

December 22, 2020 – The U.S. Congress has approved $390 million to fund construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The state-of-the-art ship will serve as a training platform for future merchant mariners and offer a critical disaster resource in the Gulf…

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Collins Class submarines to receive sonar upgrades

December 29, 2020 – Navy’s Collins Class submarines will undergo significant upgrades to its sonar systems here in Australia through a multi-million dollar contract with Thales Australia. The two contracts, worth around $23.7 million, are for the design and implementation of the Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System and the High Frequency Intercept Array for the submarine fleet. The upgrades will…

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GE to Provide Fincantieri with LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine to Power United States Navy’s Next-Generation FFG 62 Frigate

December 16, 2020 – GE Marine announced a contract to provide Fincantieri Marinette Marine with a GE LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine to power the United States Navy’s Constellation class (FFG 62) frigate. GE also will provide the gas turbine auxiliary skids (electric start, fuel forwarding and water wash systems) and the gas turbine control system. The new U.S. Navy…

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59th Anniversary of Italian Navy’s First Helicopter Landing at Sea

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Luigi Rizzo Frigate, the first ship to ‘host’ a helicopter component on board, has gone down in history for the Italian Navy. Built in the historic shipyards of Castellammare di Stabia, the Rizzo ship was launched on March 3, 1960 and delivered to the navy on December 16 of the following year. The…

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Rodman delivers two Rodman 66 Training Boats to the Spanish Navy

December 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Rodman 66 units, named “M.M. Bustelo Pavón” and “M.M. Pérez Verdú”, will have their base port in Ferrol and have been ordered by Navantia, which has transferred them to the Spanish Navy, to operate as training boats at ESENGRA (La Graña Naval Station Graduate School for Specialization) The Rodman Polyships SAU Shipyards finalizes…

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Female to Command Aircraft Carrier for First Time

December 23, 2020 – The Navy announced Friday that Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) marking the first time a female commanding officer will lead the crew of one of the Navy’s 11 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Bauernschmidt will take command of Lincoln this summer, upon completion of the nuclear power, aviation, and leadership training…

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