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HII Wins Submarine Technologies R&D Support Deal

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $9,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical design services to support research and… [[ This is a content summary...

Image of the Day: Go Navy Beat Army!

It’s GAME DAY this Saturday! While preparing for the event, the Navy burned a “Beat Army” effigy during a pep rally at the U.S. Naval Academy before the Dec. 13 Army-Navy college… [[ This...

HMS Bulwark Engages in Exercise Sea Snake

With less than a week to go before they arrive back in the UK, HMS Bulwark’s embarked Royal Marines put on a showstopper by storming a beach in Gibraltar. Exercise Sea Snake saw commandos...

HMS Defender’s Miss Adventure Celebrates 35th Birthday

Whilst deployed on operations in the Middle East, HMS Defender’s helicopter Miss Adventure has celebrated her 35th birthday. The Westland Lynx Mk 8 helicopter normally based at Royal Naval Air… [[ This is a...

Raytheon Awarded $26 M US Navy Contract for Tomahawk Launching System

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $25.9 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk missile Composite Capsule Launching Systems (C/CLS). Production and delivery of the systems will support submarine-launched Tomahawk Cruise missiles. “Submarine and surface-launched...

ESPS Navarra On Her Way Home after EUNAVFOR Ops

On 10 December 2014 Spanish Navy warship ESPS Navarra headed for home after completing a deployment with the EU Naval Force in the Indian Ocean. ESPS Navarra joined Operation Atalanta, the EU’s… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Seizes TNT Explosive

Sri Lanka naval personnel discovered explosive in the general area Gurunagar. The personnel attached to SLNS Welusumana of the Northern Naval Command on information received recovered 15.3 kilograms… [[ This is a content summary...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 46

In this issue: The strategic thinking behind US-Vietnam reconciliation, boosting simulation technology with an open-source approach, the problem of regulating private militaries, the market potential of Textron AirLand’s Scorpion budget fighter, how … …read...

UK to Commercialize Part of Devonport Naval Base

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today visited Defence facilities in Plymouth and Devonport, meeting key Royal Navy personnel and engaging with city officials and industrial partners over forthcoming… [[ This is a content summary only....

ESPS Rayo Joins EUNAVFOR

On Monday 8 December Spanish warship ESPS Rayo joined the EU Naval Force. The ship will be deployed at sea in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for the next 6 months. Following...

HMS Grimsby Ends NATO’s Mediterranean Mission

After covering 7,300 miles attached to a NATO minehunting force in and around the Mediterranean Sea, the Sandown-class ship HMS Grimsby has parted company with her Allied friends. The ship has spent… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Apprehends 43 Indian Fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 43 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters north-east of Point Pedro on 9th December 2014. The authorities also apprehended 5 Indian fishing trawlers. The arrested… [[ This is a...

CTF-150 Commander Visits US Naval Forces Europe-Africa

The incoming Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) maritime security and counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), conducted successful staff talks with the US Naval… [[ This is a content summary...

New Commander aboard HMAS Arunta

After a challenging year bringing HMAS Arunta out of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade and a deployment around Australia including participating as lead ship in the Albany Convoy Commemorative… [[ This is a content...

SECNAV Discusses Partnership with Republic of Korea

The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) Dec. 8-9 to meet with Sailors, Marines, and senior leaders to reaffirm the Department of the Navy’s strong commitment to… [[ This...

Russia Increases Air Activity over Baltic Sea

The past few days have seen unusually intense Russian air activity over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Air activity intensified on December 6 and has continued during the first days of...

USS Peleliu Remembers Attack on Pearl Harbor

The officers and crew of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) gathered to remember those lost during the attacks on Pearl Harbor during a Remembrance Day ceremony, Dec. 7. The attacks brought… [[...

UPDATE: Ultra wins Sonar 2050 capability upgrade prize

Key Points Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems has received a GBP27 million contract to deliver the UK’s Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh programme The contract will see Ultra supply and support new hull-mounted sonars for eight...

US Congress agrees to USD554bn defence appropriations bill

Key Points The bill includes USD490.2 billion in base funding and USD64 in wartime supplemental funding If enacted, the legislation would mainly support acquisition programmes and military operations Congressional appropriators late on 9 December...

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