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Part of HMS Prince of Wales to Depart for Scotland

Part of HMS Prince of Wales to Depart for Scotland

BAE Systems has started the operation of moving a giant segment of HMS Prince of Wales on to a waiting barge in Portsmouth.   It took a huge remote-controlled transporter with no fewer than 2,304 wheels, to inch Lower Block 02, part of the lower hull, out of the shed where it was constructed at BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility. […]

NUSHIP Canberra Starts Final Contractor Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra Starts Final Contractor Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government.   The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off […]

INS Kolkata Commissioned into the Indian Navy

INS Kolkata Commissioned into the Indian Navy

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a ceremony held on August 16 at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.   Kolkata is the lead ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers, built by Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai. The function was attended by a host […]

US Navy Orders P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

US Navy Orders P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 14 the award, to Boeing Defense and Security Systems, of a $295.6 million firm fixed-price-contract for the procurement of 12 Full Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft for use in the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force fleets.   The U.S. Navy will receive eight […]

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   This modification provides for non-recurring sustainment activities, to include procurement of 19 training devices and 69 items of complex support equipment. Work will be […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014

  UK Awards £348 Million Warship Contract More than 800 Scottish jobs have been protected thanks to a £348 million contract to build 3 new vessels for the Royal Navy. The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home […]

Boeing Wins P-8A Aircraft Deal

Boeing Wins P-8A Aircraft Deal

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $295,6 million advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot II Full Rate Production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy (8) and the government of Australia (4).   Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (82.6 percent); Baltimore, Maryland […]

US Navy Hires AMSEC for LCC Vessel Support Services

US Navy Hires AMSEC for LCC Vessel Support Services

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded two contracts in support of the United States Navy.   Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., awarded a contract to AMSEC for technical and logistical support services, as well as material kitting services, for U.S. Navy LCC 19-class Amphibious Command ships. Material kitting services involve the […]

UK Awards £348 Million Warship Contract

UK Awards £348 Million Warship Contract

More than 800 Scottish jobs have been protected thanks to a £348 million contract to build 3 new vessels for the Royal Navy. The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ […]

US, Australia Award Aircraft Engine Deals to GE

US, Australia Award Aircraft Engine Deals to GE

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $311,4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 75 Lot 14 F/A-18E/F F414-GE-400 engines and associated devices for U.S. Navy (48 install) and for the government of Australia (24 install and three spare engines).   In addition, this modification provides for the procurement […]

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