US Navy Contract Announcements November 1, 2019

Rightstar Inc., Vienna, Virginia, is being awarded a multiple-award, firm-fixed-price Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the firms’ General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contracts. The potential estimated value of this category of BPA is $820,450,000. This agreement is being awarded as part of a multi-reseller/multi-software publisher software category management…

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GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A Frigates

February 20, 2019 – GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), GE reported today at the Aero India trade exhibition. Under the contract, GE will provide gas turbine…

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GE to Provide Full Propulsion System Solution to the Chilean Navy’s Icebreaker

GE’s Marine Solutions was chosen by ASMAR Shipyards to provide the complete scope of an integrated marine propulsion system for the Chilean Navy’s new Antarctic icebreaking Polar Class vessel. It will replace the retired icebreaker to continue the navy’s Antarctic expedition for search and rescue missions, scientific research, logistic support and resupplying bases in the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The 110-meter…

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GE Signs Digital Contract with Military Sealift Command to Improve Mission Readiness

As an extension of a current service contract, General Electric (GE) is chosen by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) for GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program onboard two T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels – William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13) – to improve performance and mission readiness. The MSC is the leading provider…

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Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. announced December 18th that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost. This milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next…

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Data Analytics Collaboration To Improve Naval Capability

The Royal Australian Navy will use an innovative new data analytics system to improve fleet efficiency and capability as part of a new collaboration with GE and CSIRO’s Data61. The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the GE LM2500 gas turbines that power the Adelaide and Anzac class frigates will be fitted with new sensors and coupled…

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