Teledyne Awarded $178 Million Special Operations Shallow Water Combat Submersible Contract

October 21, 2019 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) in Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a sole source contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the follow-on production of MK11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) Systems. The contract, including all options, is valued at $178 million. The SWCS System is a manned…

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NSWC Philadelphia DDG 51-Class Land Based Engineering Site Celebrates 30 Years

October 8, 2019 – The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Land Based Engineering Site (LBES) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) has supported the fleet through development, testing and evaluation, and training for 30 years. The engineering site has become a staple of the life cycle engineering work performed by NSWCPD engineers. Since the Light-Off ceremony in 1989, LBES…

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NAVSEA Approves Diving System for Sustained Operations

October 7, 2019 – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the Navy’s only Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SATFADS) for sustained operations after completing a 30 foot wet certification of the launch and recovery system in Panama City, Fla, on Sept. 26. The Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SAT FADS) is designed to provide a mobile and worldwide capability for…

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Surface Team One Hosts Biannual Maintenance and Modernization Review

October 7, 2019 – Surface Team One (ST1) hosted their Maintenance and Modernization Performance Review (MMPR) the week of 23 Sept. at Naval Station Everett in the continued effort to enhance readiness generation of the surface fleet. The meeting is held biannually and brings together maintenance professionals from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Regional Maintenance Centers, Logistics Commands,…

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CACI Awarded $70 Million Task Order to Assist U.S. Navy in Assessing Weapons and Combat Systems

October 3, 2019 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a five-year task order, with a ceiling value of nearly $70 million, to assist the U.S. Navy in assessing its weapons and integrated combat systems. Under this task order, CACI will provide engineering and information technology expertise, including combat systems acquisition readiness and performance assessment support,…

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New Phase of Ghost Fleet Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel Testing Begins

October 1, 2019 – The second phase of the Ghost Fleet Overlord program commenced with the award of contract modifications to the two industry teams who participated in Phase I, the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) announced Oct. 1. The Overlord program, developed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office (OSD SCO)…

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NNSY supports NAVSEA effort to bring transformation in timely delivery of ships and submarines

September 19, 2019 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) kicked off an aligned effort with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) this past August to ensure timely delivery of all of ship and submarine availabilities. This is the Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards (NSS-S) transformation, which centers on empowering project mechanics and ensuring continual work execution on the deckplates. “This effort pulls…

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US Navy Releases RFP for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel Conceptual Designs

September 6, 2019 – The U.S. Navy released a request for proposals to industry for the award of multiple conceptual designs of the Navy’s first block of Large Unmanned Surface Vessels (LUSV), Sept. 5. These prototype design contracts will integrate common Government Furnished Equipment warfare systems with commercially derived platforms in order to mature specifications and cost estimates to inform…

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Serco Completes Acquisition of Leading Provider of Naval Ship and Submarine Design and Engineering Services

August 1, 2019 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations (collectively ‘NSBU’), following the receipt of all regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The purchase price was…

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Successful Structural Test Firing of the LCS Surface-to-Surface Missile Module

July 25, 2019 – The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program will begin developmental testing on an Independence-variant LCS, believed to be USS Gabby Giffords, in August, following a successful structural test firing of the ship’s Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) on the Point Mugu Sea Range on June 11. The test firing was the first ever aboard the…

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Final Superlift Marks Structural Completion of CVN 79

July 19, 2019 – The Navy’s next aircraft carrier met another major milestone , as shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding division successfully installed PCU John F. Kennedy’s (CVN 79) final major steel structural section, known as a superlift, July 9. CVN 79’s final superlift, comprising the upper bow section and the forward portion of the flight deck, weighed 780…

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Inside the University of Victoria human-powered submarine Chinook II

June 27, 2019 – Jaryd Middleton, pilot and president of Canada’s University of Victoria’s Submarine Racing Club from British Columbia, Canada, was once a part of a submarine team populated with senior students when he was just entering college. Many of them have now graduated, ushering in a new era of young science, technology, engineering and math team members. Although…

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