Category archives for: Research & Development

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 […]

US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs

US Coast Guard Seizes USD 3.5 Mln Worth of Drugs

The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel […]

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 […]

ESPS Relámpago Ends Counter-Piracy Operations

ESPS Relámpago Ends Counter-Piracy Operations

Five months after departing from her home port of Las Palmas, in Spain, the EU Naval Force Spanish Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV), ESPS Relámpago, has completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.   As she departed for home waters, the Spanish Navy frigate, ESPS Navarra, re-joined the […]

USCG Cutter Northland Returns from Caribbean Sea Ops

USCG Cutter Northland Returns from Caribbean Sea Ops

The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Northland is scheduled to return to Base Portsmouth Thursday evening following a 63-day patrol deployment in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo and Caribe Venture.   While on patrol, on July 8, the Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea […]

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 […]

HII to Conduct USS Ronald Reagan Maintenance

HII to Conduct USS Ronald Reagan Maintenance

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,7 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fiscal 2014 planned incremental availability.   A planned incremental availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military 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 […]

Naval Engineers Create 3-D Model USS Texas for Emergency Responders

A team of engineers from Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock recently completed a 3-D computer animation model of the interior of Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) to help emergency response personnel navigate the ship during a flood or fire.   Training exercises revealed the difficulty emergency personnel face […]

India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

India, Japan and US Engage in Malabar 2014

Naval forces from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2014, July 24 – 30.   The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Sasebo, Japan, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations; maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations; anti-piracy operations; […]

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