SEA NSIPS Contract Extended to Include Submarine Support

The scope of SEA’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Naval Systems Integration Process Service (NSIPS) contract has been extended to include support for the configuration management of the combat systems for all Royal Navy in-service submarines, as tasked by the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA). Two additional tasks have also been requested by the Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) Integration Authority, further…

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BAE Systems to Support Brazilian ARTISAN Radar

BAE Systems has signed a five-year contract to support its ARTISAN Radar on the Brazilian Navy’s flagship, the multipurpose aircraft carrier NAM Atlântico. The new contract will provide through-life support for both the BAE Systems ARTISAN Radar and associated DNA2 Combat Management System (CMS) fitted to the NAM Atlântico, delivering class-leading operational availability to the flagship. The ARTISAN Radar aspect…

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HMS Lancaster Departs for NATO Tasking

HMS Lancaster departed Portsmouth Naval Base July 27, marking the completion of a period of maintenance and upgrades delivered by BAE Systems to optimize her for upcoming deployments. The Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate will now spend a brief period on NATO tasking ahead of further deployments. Like all Type 23s, HMS Lancaster is a highly versatile multi-role warship. In the…

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Taiwan Updates Submarine Construction

The Naval Command issued a press release, “Gu Lixiong ‘takes over’ the dominance of the national construction of submarines, and the government officials plan to spend a special budget of 300 billion yuan to rescue the construction project” Yi Qing (July 22, 111) In response to media reports that “Gu Lixiong ‘takes over’ the dominance of the national construction of…

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USS Benfold Restoration Team Keeps Ship Looking Sharp

USS Benfold (DDG 65) established a new program known as the Benfold Restoration Team (BRT) to maintain the exterior presentation of the ship against natural corrosion, even while conducting missions at sea. Preservation is a priority for the Surface Force, and its importance is consistently emphasized by leadership. Cmdr. Marcus Seeger, commanding officer of USS Benfold and a native of…

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HMAS Canberra: On Time, on Target

Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 has provided a plethora of opportunities for interoperability between the Australian Defence Force and the 25 participating nations. But it’s not every day that the United States Navy contacts your ship to say “kudos to the bridge crew” for planning highly complex movements down to the exact second. Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant…

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New Coast Guard Cutters Visit Lebanon

Two U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters arrived in Beirut, Lebanon for a scheduled port visit July 25, marking their arrival to the Middle East after departing the United States and transiting the Mediterranean Sea. Fast response cutters USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) and USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147) are the newest additions to a slate of Coast Guard…

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Northrop Grumman Identifies Modern Threats

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully completed the third captive flight test of its prototype missile development series. The internally funded air-launched missile demonstrates capabilities relevant for multiple services, missions and platforms. Completed at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, the internally funded test successfully validated the capability to identify and discriminate modern, integrated air defense systems and successfully tracked…

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