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US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Two air crewmen bailed […]

UK Naval Investment Sustains Thousands of Jobs

UK Naval Investment Sustains Thousands of Jobs

UK MOD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK’s naval bases.   The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines, directly sustaining more than 7,500 jobs across the UK. Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has […]

HII Starts Building the Future USS Paul Ignatius

HII Starts Building the Future USS Paul Ignatius

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) yesterday, September 30.   Paul Ignatius, the ship’s namesake, and his wife, Nancy Ignatius, the ship’s sponsor, visited the shipyard to see steel cut for the destroyer. Paul Ignatius is the 31st Aegis destroyer […]

US Navy, Australia Order TIH Systems for Submarines

US Navy, Australia Order TIH Systems for Submarines

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171 million contract for the development, integration and production of Technology Insertion Hardware.   TIH is the latest generation of display, processor, and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems for U.S. Navy submarines. Equipment will provide modernization and upgrade of systems currently installed on SSN 688i, […]

US Navy Postpones Nuclear Work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

US Navy Postpones Nuclear Work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

After two separate safety violations occurred at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the US Navy decided to suspend most of its nuclear work at the shipyard.   Pilot Online cited  Jeff Cunningham, a shipyard spokesman, as saying that the violations “were minor and did not result in any impact to the safety of the public, the environment or employees.” The […]

Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles for the U.S. Navy (147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems) and the United Kingdom (20 torpedo tube launch systems).   Lockheed Martin Bags US […]

General Dynamics Scores Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Scores Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $310,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for additional design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines.   Work will be mostly performed in Groton, Connecticut and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy); […]

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Support Contract

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Support Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $331,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the procurement of production non-recurring items, including special tooling, special test equipment items and software lab upgrades.   The contract is in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike […]

A&P Group to Build Submarine Sections for BAE Systems

A&P Group to Build Submarine Sections for BAE Systems

A&P Groups Tyne Facility has recently been awarded a £3 million project from BAE Systems for the fabrication of submarine sections.   The scope of work will involve a number of complex structures, requiring the use of build jigs to maintain the accuracy during construction. The completed structures will be shipped back to BAE Systems […]

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles for the U.S. Navy (147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems) and the United Kingdom (20 torpedo tube launch systems).   The majority of work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona. Work is […]

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