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UK Warship Returns to Service after Multi-Million Upgrade

UK Warship Returns to Service after Multi-Million Upgrade

Hundreds of guests turned out to mark HMS St Albans’ return to frontline service following a £25m upgrade.   Families of crew members and dignitaries from the ship’s namesake town attended a rededication ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today (August 1). Principal guest was Lady Suzie Essenhigh – the ship’s sponsor who launched the vessel […]

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Continues to Progress

DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Continues to Progress

The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program continues to progress, meeting key program milestones on the path to Initial Operational Capability (IOC).   As the prime mission systems integrator for the DDG 1000 ship class, Raytheon provides the multi-mission, integrated combat system capability for the program. Raytheon’s recent program milestones have advanced critical mission systems of […]

Raytheon Gets New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. […]

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 […]

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 […]

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, will, together with Ares Shipyard (Ares), design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites for the Qatar Coastguard.   This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 […]

US Navy Hires Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

US Navy Hires Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2). The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised.   SSDS MK2 is a combat system […]

Bell-Boeing Receives V-22 Aircraft Deal

Bell-Boeing Receives V-22 Aircraft Deal

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $69,6 million for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0073 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.   This order provides for the non-recurring engineering (Phase II) of the Improved Inlet Solution (IIS) for the V-22 […]

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