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Flir Systems Gets $6.7M Navy Order

Flir Systems Inc., a maker of thermal imaging systems, on Tuesday said it received an order worth $6.7 million from the Navy. The order is the first under a $35 million infrared imaging systems contract with the Navy. Future orders depend on available defense funding, the company said.

This Day in Naval History – May 8

1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History - May 08

1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation. 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area. 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies. 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. By Navy News Servcice

This Day in Naval History - April 22

1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1898 - U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba 1987 - U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help (Source: Navy News Service)

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 22

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 22 1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1898 - U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba 1987 - U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 19

1843 - Capt. Robert Stockton on Princeton, the first screw-propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily. 1915 - Submarine Base at New London, Conn is established. 1944 - Secretary of the Navy orders African-American women accepted into the Naval Reserve. 1987 - Iranian oil-drilling platform used for military purposes is destroyed. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – Oct. 19

1843 - CAPT Robert Stockton in Princeton, the first screw propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily 1915 - Establishment of Submarine Base at New London, Connecticut. 1944 - Secretary of Navy orders African American women accepted into Naval Reserve. 1987 - Destruction of an Iranian oil-drilling platform used for military purposes. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – October 19

1843 - CAPT Robert Stockton in Princeton, the first screw propelled naval steamer, challenges British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily 1915 - Establishment of Submarine Base at New London, Connecticut. 1944 - Secretary of Navy orders African American women accepted into Naval Reserve. 1987 - Destruction of an Iranian oil-drilling platform used for military purposes. (Source: Navy News Service)

New Zealand Navy Orders AUV CAD/CAC

SeeByte Ltd. ordered additional Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sidescan embedded mine Computer Aided Detection and Classification (CAD/CAC) system to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), Wellington, New Zealand. SeeByte’s SeeTrack Military software provides a situation awareness solution that helps personnel conducting maritime mine countermeasures(MCM) operations to plan missions and build a single integrated picture of the operational environment by processing data from a wide variety of assets.

Indian Navy Orders Six Subs

A contract was signed in New Delhi for the construction of six Scorpene submarines, that will be built in Mazagon Dock Limited shipyards, in Mombay. The French-Spanish consortium will provide engineering, technical assistance, training and specific equipment, being Navantia responsible for the aft parts of the six submarines, as it is been done in other contracts as Chile and Malaysia. The six subs are slated for delivery in 12 years.

Navy Orders Lockheed to Stop Ship Work for Review

According to Reuters, the U.S. Navy ordered Lockheed Martin Corp. to halt work on one of its two littoral combat ships due to significant cost overruns, the service said on Friday. The Navy said Lockheed's work would be stopped immediately for 90 days, while costs are reviewed. The Navy would not disclose how much costs had risen, but defense officials called the overrun significant. The $1.3b littoral combat ship program is a major piece of the Navy's vision for its future fleet. Lockheed, the top U.S. defense contractor, is building the first and third of the Navy's littoral combat ships, designed for closer-to-shore missions, while General Dynamics Corp. is building the second and fourth. Lockheed won the $198m contract in June for the second ship.

Manitowoc Wins $65.8m Navy order

The shipbuilding subsidiary of Manitowoc Co. Inc. has received an order for lighterage systems by the U.S. Navy valued at $65.8m. The contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the U.S. Navy, represents the second option for the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) -- floating platforms used for the unloading of cargo from ships. Work will be performed in Marinette and is expected to be completed by December 2007. The Navy selected Manitowoc's subsidiary Marinette Marine, Marinette, in 2003 to build the systems under a contract valued at more than $400 million, and the first unit was delivered in the third quarter of 2005. The initial order was valued at $40.5 million. The Navy exercised the first option, valued at $126 million, in May.

Navy Ordered 12 Miles Offshore

According to SignOnSanDiego.com, a federal judge ordered the Navy to stay at least 12 miles off the California coast when using a type of sonar that causes “irreparable harm” to numerous marine mammals. The ruling puts several other immediate constraints on the Navy, but allows it to continue a Southern California training program that was jeopardized when environmental groups sued to safeguard whales and dolphins. Navy officials have fought restrictions on their war games saying national security However, the order by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper said the Navy’s own scientific studies indicated the Southern California operations would cause some 170,000 “harassment exposures” and 466 permanent injuries to marine mammals, including five endangered species.

Canadian Navy Orders Systems from Offshore Systems International

Offshore Systems International Ltd., a niche military contractor headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, announced that the Canadian Navy placed a new order for ECPINS Systems worth more tha $300,000 to Offshore to support urgent operational requirements on board Navy ships deploying as part of Canada’s contribution to the international war on terrorism. “The Canadian Navy is one of Offshore’s long-time customers and supporters, and we’re proud to be part of this important mission,” said John Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Offshore Systems. “These systems are our latest technology, and will provide navigational capabilities for the Navy that are the best in the world.

General Dynamics Awarded $10M Navy Order

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order to modernize the telephone switch systems for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.; Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.; and Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The award, from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), is valued at $10m. Work is expected to be completed in early 2009. Under the task order, General Dynamics will upgrade the existing switch systems with the latest Approved Products List (APL)-certified software and replace non-supportable elements within the voice network. General Dynamics will also install Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) for 5,000 users in the Jacksonville area.

Today in U.S. Naval History: May 8

Today in U.S. Naval history - May 8 1911 - Navy ordered its first airplane, Curtiss A-1, Birthday of Naval Aviation. 1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea ends with Japanese retiring from area. 1945 - VE - Day, Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies. 1963 - Navy ships evacuate 2,279 civilians from Haiti during crisis. 1972 - U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft mine Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. For more information on U.S. naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

US Navy Orders Gavia AUV

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre (SPAWAR), San Diego has placed its initial order for a Gavia AUV for testing in mine countermeasures (MCM) applications, and has an option to procure up to ten additional units under an existing contract awarded to Hafmynd Ltd. The funding is provided through the U.S. Secretary of Defense sponsored Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) program, whose aim is to support the procurement of select foreign non-developmental equipment in order to save the cost of developing comparable US technology. The GAVIA AUV system includes over-the-horizon deployment capability using the on-board Iridium satellite link, dual-battery module operation for extended range at high cruising speed and built-in obstacle avoidance.

U.S. Navy Expect Decision on LCS Warship

The trimaran USS Independence

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to make a decision soon on how to make a new class of smaller warships more lethal and survivable, the Navy's top admiral said on Saturday. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert expected a quick decision based on a recommendation submitted by the Navy, but gave no details. "The Secretary is very close to a decision," Greenert told Reuters in an interview at a defense conference at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. He expected the decision to be announced in the near future, along with a description of the new plan.

Indonesian Navy Selects VSTEP Bridge Simulators

For training of its Sigma Class Corvette bridge personnel, the Indonesian Navy and Ministry of Defense selected VSTEP to supply two Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulators for its Kobangdikal marine training facility in Surabaya. The Indonesian Navy is currently modernizing its fleet to more effectively combat maritime crime and piracy. Beginning 2012, the Indonesian Navy added several Sigma Class Corvettes to its active fleet. To allow realistic training of the Sigma Class bridge personnel…

CSC Wins $25 Million U.S. Navy Order

Computer Sciences Corporation has won a task order from the U.S. Navy to continue its support of the Navy's Strategic Sealift program, including support for the completion and delivery of two new Large Medium-Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off (LMSR) supply ships. The task order, awarded under a contract CSC initially won with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in 1991, is valued at $25 million if all options are exercised over a three-year period. The company will provide engineering and design facilities as well as professional and engineering services to support the culmination of the decade-long acquisition program for Strategic Sealift supply ships.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Wins Orders for Ships

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Technologies – has got the order to build two 3,400 TEU container ships. These very compact container ships have a capacity of 3,400 TEU (3,400 TEU corresponds to 3,400 standard container of 20’ size) will be built at the company’s yard Nordseewerke in Emden. This 3,400 TEU Vessel meets the charterer’s requirements for worldwide trade. Thus, this ship type can be employed successfully for feeder traffic as well as for line operation. The customer is the Leer-based shipping company Hartmann. After the delivery of two 2,700 TEU ships in 2004 and 2005 to the Hartmann shipping company, this new order underscores the connection between the ship owner and the shipyard.

Hellenic Navy Orders Siemens Technology

Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group is now to equip a fourth Class 214 submarine with modern propulsion, control and monitoring technology for Greece. The project includes delivery of the Permasyn electric motor, the PEM fuel cell modules, and the "Nautos" automation system. The order volume is about EUR 21 million. Handover of the submarine to the Hellenic Navy is scheduled for 2009. In 2001, Siemens had already received an order to equip three vessels of the same type. Like the previous three vessels, the new submarine will have a Siemens Permasyn type electric propulsion drive. These DC-powered permanent-magnet excited synchronous motors are characterized by an extremely low signature…

Inside Modutech Marine’s Work Boat Medium

(Photo courtesy of Modutech)

The U.S. Navy has some spectacular vessels, from submarines to high speed RIBs. They also have dedicated ports and support facilities worldwide. A practical reality of all of this is that the Navy requires efficient and handy boats to support the warhorses. To meet this requirement John Myers of the naval architect firm Hockema & Whalen and Associates have developed a 30 by 15-foot tug with a 5.5-foot draft. Currently the Navy has 24 of these tugs, designated Work Boat Medium, on order from Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.

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