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Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test […]

PCU North Dakota Delivered to US Navy

PCU North Dakota Delivered to US Navy

The US Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.   North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. Approximately 20 percent of North Dakota was redesigned as part of the Virginia […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

Textron to Build LCAC 101

Textron to Build LCAC 101

Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $21,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.   The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life. It […]

F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin

F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $122,2 million modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI cost-plus incentive fee contract for the procurement of support equipment for the F-35 aircraft such as sensor covers, tool sets, vacuum clamp sets, and heat gun […]

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from HM Naval Base Portsmouth – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class.   Mick Ord, Managing Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, said: “This is a significant milestone for the […]

Hydro Group Wins Submarine System Requirements Deal

Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has secured a contract with BAE Systems, valued at approximately £2million, for work to be delivered over the next two years.   Hydro Group has been selected by BAE Systems to design, develop and qualify […]

Australia to Receive P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Australia to Receive P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Australian Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft.   Senator Johnston said this key Defence procurement would allow the withdrawal of the ageing AP-3C Orion fleet, and enable Boeing US to place lead time orders in support of Australia’s first […]

Another F-35 Lightning II Contract for Lockheed Martin

Another F-35 Lightning II Contract for Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $20 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   This modification provides site activation efforts required for the stand-up of the United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Academic Training Center at Royal Air Force Marham, […]

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