Category archives for: Equipment & Technology

Indian Navy Commissions VLF Transmitting Station

Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art “Very Low Frequency (VLF)” transmitting station at INS Kattaboman, Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu today.   This new facility would provide a boost to the Navy’s ability to communicate with deployed ships and submarines on an uninterrupted basis throughout the year. India is among […]

New RAN Maritime Combat Helicopter Fires Its First Hellfire Missile

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.   The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the […]

VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz.   The simulators will be installed at the new simulator training wing of the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar set to open in Q4 2014. The Heroica Escuela […]

Royal Thai Navy Implements Enterprise Geographic Information System

Royal Thai Navy Implements Enterprise Geographic Information System

The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) is responsible for surveying the navigable waterways of Thailand and producing official nautical products to serve both the Royal Thai Navy and mariners.   In addition, the hydrographic department has the vision to support all dimensions of operations for the Royal Thai Navy by the end of 2024. […]

Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines.   General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation […]

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? An […]

Bechtel Plant Machinery Wins Naval Nuclear Propulsion Contract

Bechtel Plant Machinery Wins Naval Nuclear Propulsion Contract

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $39,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract for naval nuclear propulsion components.   Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (99 percent), and Schenectady, New York (1 percent). No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program contracts. Fiscal 2014 other […]

QinetiQ, ASV Ink Autonomous Surface Target Vessels Deal

QinetiQ, ASV Ink Autonomous Surface Target Vessels Deal

QinetiQ, as part of a new Marine Surface Target Service, has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) for the supply and operational support of autonomous surface target vessels.   The partnership is part of a new initiative enabling QinetiQ’s Marine Surface Target Service to rapidly and effectively meet customer needs for trials and […]

Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG

Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).   The U. S. Coast Guard awarded a $255 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., July 23, 2014 for the production of six more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). This option award brings the total […]

HMAS Yarra Recovers Anchor and Shackles from Seabed

Personnel in the Australian coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their diving expertise to recover an anchor and shackles weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island.   The anchor, belonging to Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg, was cut lose when it firmly wedged beneath a large boulder and the sea floor […]

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