Huntington Ingalls launces advance construction for future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines

The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, has announced on Thursday that it has hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to mark the start of advance construction for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program. With the press of a button, a plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will […]

May 24, 2019
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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon with $234M contract for precision landing systems

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a $234 million contract to procure GPS-based precision landing system, said the U.S. Department of Defense. According to the Department of Defense’s statement, Raytheon Co. is awarded a $234,6 million contract for the low-rate initial production of 23 Joint Precision Approach and Landing Systems. JPALS is a differential, GPS-based […]

May 24, 2019
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Gabon Gets New Maritime Operations Center to Protect Maritime Borders and Counter Illicit Trafficking

Published on May 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 03: Gabon’s navy has accepted a new maritime operations centre (MOC), which was built by the United States Navy’s Seabees. It will support Gabon in protecting its maritime borders and countering illicit trafficking. The US Navy this week said Seabees assigned to US Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 turned over the MOC to the Gabonese navy at…

May 23, 2019
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General Dynamics awarded $497M for support of U.S. Navy’s fleet of Columbia, Ford, Virginia submarines

General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) from Connecticut has been awarded a $497 million modification to a previously-awarded contract for future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. The modification with the General Dynamics subsidiary, issued by the Naval Sea Systems Command and announced Monday by the Department of Defense, will include submarine industrial base development and expansion in […]

May 21, 2019
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Heightened Assessed Risk and Security Measures Implemented in Strait of Hormuz

Published on May 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 20: Following the recent attacks at Fujairah anchorage: (1) Shipowners and ship managers are increasing their security measures while in the Strait of Hormuz. For example, (1a) Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has decided to stop sending tankers for refuelling, maintenance or crew swaps in Fujairah, (1b) Anglo-Eastern, has given its crew extra security guidelines when…

May 20, 2019
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Sikorsky tapped for 12 CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters

Sikorsky, a unit of Pentagon’s largest arms supplier Lockheed Martin Corp, has been awarded a $1.13 billion contract for build 12 production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. According to the U.S. Navy’s announcement, these advanced helicopters are part of the 200 program of record aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. “The Marine Corps is very appreciative […]

May 18, 2019
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Saab released video of next-generation mine disposal vehicle

Defense and aerospace group Saab on Thursday posted video showed the next-generation mine disposal vehicle, called MuMNS. “MuMNS is Saab’s next-generation mine disposal vehicle. With its onboard sonar and cameras, it locates the target, when the mine is identified, the pilot attach a charge to the mine and release it from a safe distance,” said […]

May 16, 2019
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