Category archives for: Equipment & Technology

US Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Second-Generation SM-3 Block IB

US Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Second-Generation SM-3 Block IB

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach.   “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater,” […]

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that give crews access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications.   Under the agreement, Harris will provide up to 120 terminals in addition to the 70 terminals already delivered since 2008 under the indefinite delivery/indefinite […]

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Annapolis-based Northrop Grumman, a global security company, has received a USD 25 million modification to previously awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division.   Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will continue depot level repair, maintenance, related engineering services, change kits and integrated logistics support documentation for the AN/AQS-14A Sonar Detecting […]

UK: Kelvin Hughes to Display New SMS at Counter Terror Expo 2014

UK: Kelvin Hughes to Display New SMS at Counter Terror Expo 2014

Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and supply of radar based surveillance systems, will display its new Single Mast Solution (SMS) at Counter Terror Expo 2014 from April 29th to 30th. This will be the first time that the SMS – a lightweight, easily deployable, best-in-class radar and electro-optical system – has been […]

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. US General Voices Need for More […]

UK: HMS Iron Duke Uses New Artisan Radar for First Time

UK: HMS Iron Duke Uses New Artisan Radar for First Time

With a loud roar and a flash of fire, a Seawolf missile erupts from its launcher aboard HMS Iron Duke, proving the Navy’s new cutting edge 3D radar system.   It’s the first time the new radar – Artisan – has been used to track a sea-skimming target ahead of the missile knocking it out […]

Lockheed Martin Wins Maintenance Deal for US Navy’s MK-48 Torpedoes

Lockheed Martin Wins Maintenance Deal for US Navy’s MK-48 Torpedoes

Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy’s MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin, the U.S. defence contractor said.   Namely, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy’s intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the […]

DRS Technologies to Help US Navy’s DDG 51 Ships Save Fuel

DRS Technologies to Help US Navy’s DDG 51 Ships Save Fuel

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, will be providing electric power support for the U.S. Navy’s DDG 51 class ships by designing and building Energy Storage Modules (ESM) that will function as a ship-wide uninterruptable power supply.   The initial $17 million contract was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to DRS’s Power […]

OSI to Support Royal Canadian Navy’s ECPINS-W Sub Software

OSI to Support Royal Canadian Navy’s ECPINS-W Sub Software

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software – ECPINS is the only ECDIS independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.   The software is in service across the Royal Canadian Navy surface and subsurface fleet. Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide an upgrade […]

Raytheon Lands CEC Contract Modification

Raytheon Lands CEC Contract Modification

Raytheon Company received an USD 8.34 mln. contract modification from the U.S. Navy for Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) for two AN/USG-2B Shipboard Systems, one DDG Mod Kit, and one DDG Mod INCO-R Kit.   CEC is a sensor netting system that significantly improves battle force anti-air warfare capability. It improves battle force effectiveness by improving […]

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