Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles for the U.S. Navy (147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems) and the United Kingdom (20 torpedo tube launch systems).


 

Lockheed Martin Bags US Navy’s Electronic Warfare Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles.


 

Australian Warship Intercepts Drugs off Coast of Africa

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated $280 million (AUD).


 

Four Canadian Navy Vessels to Retire

As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced September 19 the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their operational lives.


 

A&P Group to Build Submarine Sections for BAE Systems

A&P Groups Tyne Facility has recently been awarded a £3 million project from BAE Systems for the fabrication of submarine sections.


 

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