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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 […]

USS Taylor Completes Repairs

USS Taylor Completes Repairs

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., successfully completed post-repair sea trials, April 21.   Taylor was operating in the Black Sea when she ran aground in Samsun, Turkey, Feb. 12, damaging the ship’s propeller hub assembly. Taylor was towed to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, to complete replacements […]

US, Japan, RoK Discuss Defense Cooperation

US, Japan, RoK Discuss Defense Cooperation

The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea held a productive meeting in Washington, D.C., April 17-18, to promote trilateral defense cooperation.   The meeting grew out of the trilateral summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in The Hague on March 25. The United States, Japan, and Republic of Korea reaffirmed that they […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin to Repair U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Parts

Lockheed Martin to Repair U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Parts

Lockheed Martin, a US-based global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, has received a USD 7.2 million contract to repair 12 items of the common cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s H-60R/S helicopters.   The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform, and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and […]

VIDEO: Babcock Canada to Refit CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

VIDEO: Babcock Canada to Refit CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

The Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent.   The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada. The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is Canada’s […]

U.S. Secretaries Tour HII’s Shipbuilding Division

U.S. Secretaries Tour HII’s Shipbuilding Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) yesterday. Johnson and Palazzo toured the shipyard and the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753).   “Today was a great opportunity to show Secretary Johnson the quality craftsmanship of our shipbuilders,” […]

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s SIGMA Frigate

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s SIGMA Frigate

In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony took place on 16 April 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The construction of the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT […]

USA: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Passes 15K Flight Hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

VIDEO: Raytheon’s Experts Install Advanced Technologies on USS Zumwalt

VIDEO: Raytheon’s Experts Install Advanced Technologies on USS Zumwalt

Seagulls overhead. Waves and water underfoot. After years spent fine-tuning systems in a lab, a team of Raytheon experts is getting its sea legs as it installs advanced technologies onboard the U.S. Navy’s stealthy future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) destroyer.   At the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine, the first of three Zumwalt-class ships […]

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