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Submarines and Support Services Deal Goes to GD Electric Boat

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded an $18,8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for reactor plant planning yard services… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Ike Gets New Computer Network

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (CVN 69) (Ike) Combat Systems’ CS-3 division kept pressing to install a new shipwide computer network, Oct. 19, as offices on… [[ This is a content...

New Commander aboard USS Donald Cook

The crew of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 17. Capt. James Aiken, commodore, Destroyer… [[ This is a...

USS Cole Docks in Constanta, Romania

The Arleigh Burke-class equipped guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 21. Cole’s visit to Romania reaffirms to NATO allies that… [[ This is...

Raytheon Anschütz Delivery New SYNTACS

Raytheon Anschütz, a leading German-based manufacturer of naval integrated bridge systems, announces a series of deliveries of the newly developed Synapsis Tactical Command System (SYNTACS). The… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

US to supply Chad, Niger with riverine boats

The US Coast Guard is looking for a contractor to supply Chad and Niger with identical packages of three boats under a US government-funded programme to improve the African countries’ ability to patrol their...

Griffon Hoverwork enters fast boats arena

Key Points Griffon Hoverwork and Cougar Marine join forces to build ultra high-speed naval and coastguard craft Hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork has teamed with powerboat specialist Cougar Marine to design, market, and build a...

USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN’s carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness...

Images suggest fourth Chinese Type 071 LPD is in build

Photographs released on Chinese websites since mid-October 2014 suggest that China may have started work on the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) fourth Type 071 (Yuzhao)-class amphibious assault ship (LPD). The photographs, allegedly taken...

Russia offers increased collaboration to Indonesia

Russia has extended an offer to Indonesia’s newly inaugurated president, Joko Widodo, to expand military and technical co-operation between the two countries. News agencies in both countries reported that Russia’s Minister for Industry and...

iRobot to upgrade US Navy’s MTRS robots

The US Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division has awarded a contract to iRobot to upgrade its transportable robotic systems. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Babcock to support PTFS system on UK Navy submarines

The UK Royal Navy has awarded a life in-service support contract to Babcock to support the precise time and frequency standard (PTFS) system, which is integrated on the nuclear-powered Vanguard and Trafalgar-class submarines. …read...

Taiwan Calls for Calm Over Territorial Disputes

Taiwan serves as a ‘pivot point’ from a geostrategic perspective and a cornerstone for Asia-Pacific regional stability, Taiwan’s Navy chief warned last week. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Sweden Ready To Use Force Against Suspected Submarine

Sweden’s armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Austal Aims for Expansion in Northern Australia

Austal announced that November 2014 will see Austal formally commence full time operations in Cairns, Australia. This move remains part of Austal’s continued expansion across Northern Australia in… [[ This is a content summary...

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