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HMS Protector to Undergo Maintenance

HMS Protector to Undergo Maintenance

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd have been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.   HMS Protector is the Royal UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, and is deployed on operations for 334 days per year. The vessel was chartered from commercial service by the Royal Navy […]

USS Blue Ridge Organizes Live-Fire Exercises

USS Blue Ridge Organizes Live-Fire Exercises

The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held live-fire exercises designed to test the crew’s defensive abilities in order to complete the Air/Surface Warfare Live Fire Certification Exercise (AW/SW CERTEX) while transiting off the coast of Japan, July 14.   The 7th Fleet flagship fired 4,420 rounds of ammunition and […]

Turkish Navy Newbuilds Get SEVD Systems

Turkish Navy Newbuilds Get SEVD Systems

Oceanworks International is providing three Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression Systems (SEVDS) consisting of Hose, LARS and control systems to Istanbul Shipyard for installation on the three specialist vessels they are building for the Turkish Navy.   The delivery of the SEVDS is slated for late 2014. The primary role of the SEVDS is to provide fresh breathing air to survivors of a […]

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 […]

USS America Stops By Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

USS America Stops By Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a scheduled port visit, July 21.   The port’s strategic position is essential to maritime strategy and serves as a cornerstone of U.S. military operations in the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Located […]

HMS Illustrious Arrives in Portsmouth for the Last Time

HMS Illustrious Arrives in Portsmouth for the Last Time

HMS Illustrious has returned to her Portsmouth home for the last time.   The Navy’s helicopter and commando carrier, which has clocked up 898,893 miles on operations throughout the world, is being succeeded by HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s larger, younger and more capable helicopter carrier which has just returned to service following a £65 million […]

USS Independence Hosts Covert Training Mission during RIMPAC

USS Independence Hosts Covert Training Mission during RIMPAC

Special operations forces from the U.S., Republic of Korea and Peru conducted a covert training mission aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.   The two-day scenario provided realistic and relevant training for both the special forces teams and the ship’s crew. Cmdr. […]

TORM Lotte Tanker Saves Up to 300 Refugees

TORM Lotte Tanker Saves Up to 300 Refugees

TORM Lotte, a product tanker owned by Danish shipowner TORM A/S, has assisted Italian and Maltese authorities in a rescue operation to save a large group of boat refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.   TORM Lotte, sailing under DIS flag, was bound for LA SKHIRA when the vessel on 18 July received an urgent distress call from […]

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Defence and security company Saab’s acquisition of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab’s position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.   The required decisions and approvals for Saab’s acquisition of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB) have now been […]

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