Category archives for: Equipment & Technology

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 […]

Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

3D Printing Facilitates Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Work (USA)

3D Printing Facilitates Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Work (USA)

Headlines exclaim how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has changed the way products are envisioned and created on a global scale. But what someone might not know is how additive manufacturing is helping Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) innovate and improve its ability to support the U.S. Navy.   Opportunities to utilize this pioneering […]

USA: SPAWAR Awards JEM Increment 2 Deal to General Dynamics

USA: SPAWAR Awards JEM Increment 2 Deal to General Dynamics

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded the Joint Effects Model (JEM) Increment 2 contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).   JEM is the U.S. Department of Defense’s primary system for modeling the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) material releases. The cost plus fixed-fee award has a potential […]

US Navy Sets Ohio Replacement Class Benchmarks

US Navy Sets Ohio Replacement Class Benchmarks

The United States Navy finalized 159 critical specifications for the nation’s next generation ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Ohio Replacement, on March 28.   These specifications, in conjunction with the final ship length, translate the Navy’s SSBN requirements to guide engineering and design efforts, ensuring the Ohio Replacement will meet the U.S. strategic deterrence requirements […]

Norway: Kitron Gets Air Defence Order from Kongsberg

Norway: Kitron Gets Air Defence Order from Kongsberg

Kitrons has, through its subsidiary Kitron AS in Arendal, Norway, received an order from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for military communications equipment.   The order is related to contracts KONGSBERG has signed with Raytheon for supplying the NASAMS air-defence system to Oman. Kitron will supply various communications products, and production will be done at Kitron’s […]

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