BWXT Announces $2.2 Billion in Contracts for Naval Nuclear Reactor Components and Fuel

April 20, 2021 – BWX Technologies, Inc. announced today the award of U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts totaling approximately $2.2 billion, including future-year options, for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components and fuel. “Today’s announcement marks a continuation of a more-than 65-year-old trusted relationship with the U.S. government to provide the reactors that power our nation’s nuclear navy,”…

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Bollinger Shipyards Acquires Gulf Island Fabrication’s Shipyard Facilities

April 19, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards (“Bollinger”), a privately-held leading designer and builder of steel military and commercial vessels for the past three quarters of a century, today announced that it has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.’s (“Gulf Island”) (NASDAQ: GIFI) Shipyard facilities, expanding Bollinger’s new construction and repair capacity and capabilities to better serve its key defense and commercial…

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Leidos awarded contract to manage the Navy’s Towed Array Repair Depot

March 31, 2021 – Leidos today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Newport Division to provide engineering, technical and management services for the Naval Array Technical Support Center. The single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee / firm-fixed-price contract has a total estimated value of $149.2 million. Work will be performed primarily…

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Franco-American combined cruise missile exercise

March 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – “Fire MdCN! “. One after another, the naval cruise missiles take off. On the screens of the FREMM Auvergne central operations , everyone can follow their trajectory towards their target. They will achieve exactly the same time as those drawn by the FREMM Languedoc , as the missiles Tomahawk implemented by the frigates of…

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BAE Systems wins $42.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for Landing Systems Integration Support

March 30, 2021 – BAE Systems was awarded a four-year $42.5 million task order by the U.S. Navy to provide shore-based landing systems integration (LSI) support services for instrument carrier and instrument landing systems (ICLS/ILS). The new ILS provides U.S. Navy pilots with increased guidance capabilities by utilizing radio beam signals that aircraft computers translate, enabling pilots to correct their…

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NRL Researchers Search for Critical Ocean Sciences Data With Lidar

19 March 2021 – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers from the Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate along with the Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1’s UV-18 Twin Otter conducted airborne research last month in Homer, Alaska. The team’s objective was to measure bubbles using lidar, a laser system for measuring the ocean properties. Improved understanding of bubble fields has…

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KBR to Perform Critical Base Operations for U.S. Military Installations in the Middle East

March 18, 2021 – KBR won two contracts worth more than $100 million to provide sustaining base operations services at U.S. military installations throughout the Middle East. KBR’s critical logistics and operations support is a part of a strategic, ongoing effort for the U.S. Navy and Air Force in this region. KBR received a $67.4 million contract from Naval Facilities…

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Next Generation Surface Search Radar Entering Next Phase of US Navy Developmental Testing

March 17, 2021 – Following a $42m award to Ultra in July 2020 to develop and manufacture a new surface fleet radar to replace legacy systems and deliver next generation technologies, the US Navy’s AN/SPS-73(V)18 Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) program has now conducted its first phase of developmental testing (DT-1), with the first qualification unit delivered to the…

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