Category archives for: Americas

US Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Second-Generation SM-3 Block IB

US Navy Deploys Raytheon’s Second-Generation SM-3 Block IB

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach.   “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater,” […]

USA: Norfolk Ship Repair Restores Local Oysters

As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts.   One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages. These juveniles will […]

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

Harris Corp to Provide Shipboard Terminals for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Harris Corporation an eight-year contract valued at up to $133 million to provide shipboard terminals that give crews access to high-bandwidth voice and data communications.   Under the agreement, Harris will provide up to 120 terminals in addition to the 70 terminals already delivered since 2008 under the indefinite delivery/indefinite […]

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars

Annapolis-based Northrop Grumman, a global security company, has received a USD 25 million modification to previously awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division.   Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will continue depot level repair, maintenance, related engineering services, change kits and integrated logistics support documentation for the AN/AQS-14A Sonar Detecting […]

Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014.   “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as […]

USA: GDBIW’s LCS Design Contract Modified

USA: GDBIW’s LCS Design Contract Modified

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has won a USD 28.6 million contract modification for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class design services.   Under this contract, the shipbuilder will provide necessary engineering, program, and technical support for LCS class ships, including class baseline design services, class documentation services, class engineering studies and interim […]

USA: Rolls-Royce to Support AE 1107C Engines

USA: Rolls-Royce to Support AE 1107C Engines

Rolls-Royce has been awarded $39 million to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the US Marine Corps and Air Force.   The Rolls-Royce MissionCare™ contract, a modification of a prior agreement, includes repairs and support services, with work carried out at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Oakland, California, as well as […]

U.S. Defense Secretary to Visit Mexico, Guatemala

U.S. Defense Secretary to Visit Mexico, Guatemala

The U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, begins a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala today to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America’s commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday.   Because an important part of U.S. strategy there is building partner capacity […]

USA: General Dynamics AMSEA Pens LMSR Contract Modification

USA: General Dynamics AMSEA Pens LMSR Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships (LMSR) for the Military Sealift Command.   AMSEA is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including […]

Image of the Day: Simulated Boarding of USNS Spearhead

Image of the Day: Simulated Boarding of USNS Spearhead

The US Navy’s Personnel assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 10 and Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Battalion conduct a simulated boarding of the joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during exercise Obangame Express 2014.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African […]

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