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Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Volume Search Radar Antenna

Lockheed Martin completed an on-time demonstration of the new Volume Search Radar (VSR) antenna for the U.S. Navy's DDG-1000 next-generation destroyer program. The demonstration represents the completion of a key milestone qualifying the antenna to move on to the next phase of radar testing, which includes interfacing the VSR antenna with the separate Dual-Band Radar signal/data processor and receiver/exciter cabinet that Raytheon is developing for DDG-1000. The VSR is a three-dimensional surveillance radar that searches, detects and tracks missiles, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles at long ranges. The most critical components of the antenna are the solid state Transmit/Receive modules, which are multiple-function circuits that transmit signal power over the full face of the radar, receive the reflected radar signal and amplify it for processing. It also includes solid state phase shifters that steer the transmitted beams. The demonstration testing was conducted at Lockheed Martin's Solid State Near Field Test Facility in Moorestown. The 11,300-square-foot facility for the precision alignment of high-technology radar was built by the company in 2005 partly to support the DDG-1000 program. In addition to this facility, Lockheed Martin recently opened the Joint Solid State Advanced Radar Center to support research, development and integration of future technologies and advanced mission requirements into radar systems.


SIMRAD Launches New Radar at Europort

The latest range of Radar from leading marine electronics manufacturer Simrad is the highly advanced RA80 and RA90 Series’, which come in both non IMO and IMO approved versions. Simrad has utilised its strong R&D pedigree to create a ‘Black Box’ system that offers powerful functionality, choice and ease of installation. The Black Box nature of Simrad’s new Radar system makes it possible to install it in areas where space is limited. The Processor unit (the black


Success For Transas VTS In Taiwan

Transas Marine Pacific in cooperation with its Taiwanese agent, Seven Seas Electronic, has won an order for another Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system in Taiwan. This order follows the first installation of a Navi-Traffic solution in the Port of Keelung in 1997. The tender was called, during the summer 2001, by Ho-Ping, which is a private port on the northeast coast of the country. Port construction works are nearing completion and the new port facilities will commence operating in


Consilium Oil Spill Radar Tested

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  During three days of extensive testing, the advanced capability of Consilium’s oil spill radar to detect oil slicks has been successfully verified. The sea trials were part of an exercise in order to certify satisfactory safety and efficiency in oil spill response operations.   The operation was conducted by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association For Operating Companies (NOFO), from June 8 – 10, 2010


Koden Introduces Black Box Radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar provides advanced performance with display flexibility.   Professional Grade Features and Functionality Designed For Large Yachts, Workboats and Commercial Fishing Vessels With Owner-Supplied Displays. SI-TEX Marine Electronics now offers the new Koden MDC-2500BB Series Black Box Radar — a powerful, professional grade radar system designed for use with a vessel’s XGA or UXGA color LCD monitor


Raytheon Anschütz to Debut New Radar at SMM

The new NautoScan NX Radar Transceiver

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced the launch of a new generation navigation radar for this year’s SMM. The new radar is distinguished mainly by two innovations on the transceiver: Network technology replaces analog data transmission, and a pedestal which is newly constructed electrically and mechanically reduces cost of ownership and simplifies service. The new NautoScan NX radar transceivers are based on modern hardware and software


Sperry Marine Introduces New River Radars

Sperry Marine, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has unveiled a new generation of flat-screen river radars that provide significant savings in size and weight for installation in a small, crowded wheelhouse. The new MK6217/9 River Radar, which meets all Rhine River Radar specifications for European inland waterways, features a high-resolution color 18.1-in. TFT (spell out) flat panel display. Easily installed, the flat-screen display can be table-, bulkhead-, deckhead- or console-mounted


Intellian to Debut Pair of 3-Axis TV Antennas

Intellian Technologies announced the upcoming release of two compact 33 inch (83 cm), 3-axis stabilized TV antennas. Shipping in March 2012, the Intellian t80 and t80W are specifically designed for use on yachts and commercial vessels requiring a compact antenna size with global satellite TV service reception. The Intellian t80 antennas use a fully stabilized 3-axis platform, as well as a fourth axis for LNB auto-skew control, ensuring seamless operation in all regions


NMEA Awards Top Electronic Makers

Marine electronics experts named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. Once again, Furuno USA was named Manufacturer of the Year--Support.      The winners were announced at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held October 8-11 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, Florida.    


Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products

HS60 GPS Compass (Image: Simrad)

Simrad announced the launch of three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors.    Simrad HS60 GPS Compass The new GPS compass, the HS60, brings expanded functionality to traditional heading sensors such as rate-of-turn and pitch-and-roll output. With these features, the HS60 provides a low-cost, yet effective smart antenna option for marine vessels.  


Airplane Lifejackets Found in Egyptair Search

Aircraft debris was found in the southern Mediterranean by Greek authorities searching for a missing EgyptAir aircraft which vanished from radar screens early Thursday, Greek state tv reported. Earlier, Greek officials said pieces of plastic were found in the sea some 230 miles south of the


Automated Skill Erosion

The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 2015 reinstituted a course of instruction in celestial navigation after abandoning it a number of years ago. Senior Chief Quarter Master Jonathan Myers teaches Command Master Chief April Beldo how to use a marine sextant during a demonstration of celestial navigation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Travis K. Mendoza)

The increasing automation of vessels is causing some mariners to lose basic maritime skills.   Cruise ship Royal Majesty Grounding During dinner on June 10, 1995, the last night before the cruise ship Royal Majesty was due to arrive in Boston from its voyage to Bermuda


US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt

The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials April 21, 2016 with the Navys Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20.   DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack


Navico Makes its Commercial Push

Halo Radar (Image: Navico)

Marine electronics group Navico, a literal ‘house of brands’ for the recreational, sail, power and commercial marine markets, is making a strong push in the commercial sector with its Simrad brand. Armed with a stockpile of new technology and a global network of sales and support


Bridge Overhaul for Washington State Ferries

Photo: Furuno

Washington State Ferries (WSF) maintains the largest fleet of ferries in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world. With 23 vessels in operation and two more under construction, WSF transports over 23 million passengers and vehicles a year across 10 routes around the Puget Sound and


Test Ride: Furuno's New 15X8 Series Radar

Bruce M. (Courtesy SDS Lumber Company)

Taking the Furuno 15X8 series radar out for a spin; Furuno’s newest entry has found a welcome place on inland waters.   Furuno’s newest radar is now on the market. The first workboat installation of the company’s FAR-15X8 series was completed in late February and


SharpEye Radar for Qatari Coastguard Patrol Boats

Image: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes is to supply its SharpEye S-band radar together with its new 12kW radar for 17 patrol boats currently being built at ARES Shipyard, Turkey for Qatar’s Coast and Borders Security Department.   All the electronic equipment for the vessels - which include 24m, 34


Synapsis INS for Offshore Crew Change Vessel

Synapsis INS, installed on an Esvagt Windpark Service Vessel (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has secured a contract for the delivery of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a Crew Change Vessel (CCV). The vessel is being built for the Danish shipping company Esvagt by Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Spain.  


Nanjing Tankers Implements 'Smart Shipping' Connectivity

SAILOR antennas for largest Fleet Xpress install project (Image: Inmarsat)

Largest contract to date for Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress paves the way for ‘smart shipping’ for Nanjing Tanker Corporation, with installation of Cobham’s SAILOR 60 GX and SAILOR 100 GX antenna systems across 70 ships  


U.S. to give Philippines South China Sea 'eye-in-the-sky'

The United States will transfer an observation blimp to the Philippines to help it track maritime activity and guard its borders amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said on Monday. Philip Goldberg, U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, said Washington would give Manila


Cobham, Inmarsat Enable Smart Shipping for Nanjing Tankers

Contract signing ceremony with Mr. Zhang Chuan Qin, EVP of NTC (right), and Mr. Song Zhen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MCN. Photo Inmarsat

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), and Cobham SATCOM today announced that their partner Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company Ltd. (MCN) has won the largest Inmarsat Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation of China


Unmanned Aircraft Features Maritime Radar

Photo: TEKEVER

An updated version of the shipborne UAS AR3 NET RAY is touted as the first in class providing maritime radar capability   The UAS producer TEKEVER is launching at Xponential-AUVSI, a new version of its AR3 Net Ray shipborne UAV with an increased payload weight capacity to allow integration


ACR to Debut Pathfinder PRO SART at OTC

ACR Pathfinder PRO  Photo ACR

An important addition to any commercial vessel’s survival gear kit, the Pathfinder PRO SART is introduced by ACR Electronics, Inc. at this year’s OTC. The new search and rescue transponder expands the broad range of commercial maritime survival products offered by ACR


SharpEye Radar Installed and Commissioned on SAS Drakensberg

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, a company in the design and supply of navigation and security surveillance systems, has announced the installation and commissioning of a SharpEye radar system on the South African Navy’s fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg.  


Injured Fisherman Rescued off New Jersey

Screenshot from USCG video

An injured fisherman was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday 62 miles east of Cape May, N.J.   A crew member from the fishing vessel Stacy Lee called Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 12:45 a.m. to request assistance for a crew member who suffered a leg injury.  






 
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