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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, […]

BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program

BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.   Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy […]

BAE Systems to Update USS Scout

BAE Systems to Update USS Scout

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Scout (MCM-08) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability.   An SRA includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work […]

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