Rogers Opening Statement at Hearing on US Navy’s FY22 Budget Request

June 15, 2021 – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on the Department of the Navy’s FY22 budget request. Rep. Rogers’ remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you to our witnesses for being here today and for your service to…

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Austal Breaks Ground on Steel Shipbuilding Yard

March 29, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that construction has officially commenced on Austal USA’s new steel shipbuilding facility, in Mobile, Alabama. Austal USA hosted a ceremony at the company’s shipyard on Friday 26th March 2021, to mark the start of construction of a new steel shipbuilding facility that will provide the capability to meet increasing demand…

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Halter Marine Orders Numerous Inrotech Welding Robots

March 10, 2021 – Inrotech has received an order for an extensive set of welding robots for shipbuilding in the United States. The Inrotech-MicroTwin and Inrotech-Crawler were purchased by Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., and will be used during construction of United States Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter. The 460-foot vessel will support U.S. national interests in Arctic and…

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Russia Employing Conscripts in Shipbuilding

February 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Seventy servicemen of the research and production company took the oath at the Joint Training Center of the Navy in Severodvinsk. In the near future, the sixth set of conscripts will come to serve and work at Sevmash (part of the USC). The deputy general director for personnel management of the enterprise Vladimir Syrodubov…

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Australian Minister for Defense Touts Shipbuilding Programs

January 25, 2021 – Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs. Through the Morrison Government’s up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, Henderson shipyard in Western Australia is becoming a sovereign capability powerhouse. Under project SEA 1905 Phase 1, Defence…

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Industry Foundations Continue to Strengthen

January 21, 2021 – Raytheon Australia has been selected as the new capability life cycle manager for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels. Head Maritime Systems at Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said Raytheon would initially help support the transition of the offshore patrol vessels into service and set the foundations through life asset…

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