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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Ten Appointments to Australian Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board

Christopher Pyne Photo Pyne Website

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the appointment of 10 Board Members to the Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board, chaired by Professor Donald Winter. ‚ÄúThe establishment of the Advisory Board is an important milestone in the Government‚Äôs naval shipbuilding strategy, ensuring expert, independent advice to Government on all aspects of this historical national endeavour,‚ÄĚ Minister Pyne said. Mr Martin Bean, CBE ‚Äď Vice Chancellor and President of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and former Vice Chancellor of The Open University in the United Kingdom.

Homeland Security Technology Workshop to Be Held in RI

The Undersea Warfare Center Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command is co-sponsoring the Homeland Security Technology Workshop to be held in Warwick, Rhode Island on December 10-11, 2003. Topics include sensor and detection technology, deterring chemical and bio-terrorist attacks in the marine environment, risk assessment and management, C4ISR, and homeland security legal issues. Source: HK Law

INS Sarvekshak in Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

INS Sarvekshak. Photo: Indian Navy

In an initiative to bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived at Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania on 15 November 2017 for undertaking joint  Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy. The joint survey will be conducted with the Naval personnel of Tanzania who have been trained in India in National Institute of Hydrography, Goa. During the survey, training of Tanzanian Naval personnel will also be undertaken on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices.

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $139,818,901 will be obligated at time of award; and funds in the amount of $112,553,445 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

NG Awarded U.S. Navy Radar Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a full-rate production contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for its AN/SPQ-9B shipboard radar systems, which will enhance detection and tracking of high-speed threats such as sea-skimming anti-ship missiles. Under the fixed-price $26.2m contract, Northrop Grumman’s Naval and Marine Systems Division facility in Melville, N.Y., will supply four shipsets. The contract includes options that could bring the total value to $281.5m. The options encompass a wide range of U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers and amphibious assault ships, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter.

Northrop Grumman To Develop Lithium-Ion Battery For Advanced Seal Delivery System

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $4 million contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the development and integration of lithium-ion battery technology for the U.S. Special Operations Force's new Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS). Work on the ASDS battery system is being developed in conjunction with Alliant Techsystems, Inc. of Horsham, Pa. The ASDS, which is a mini-submarine intended to clandestinely carry Navy SEAL teams and their combat gear to and from hostile shores, is designed and built by Northrop Grumman's Oceanic & Naval Systems business unit. This first-of-its-kind system is transported to a mission area atop an attack-class nuclear submarine…

Retlif: Ensuring the Future Today

(Photo: Retlif Testing Laboratories)

Ensuring the future today . . . by supporting the U.S. Ensuring the future is an essential part of what a testing laboratory is all about. In fact, that concept underlies every EMC test and all the torturous Environmental Simulation testing that products undergo en route to compliance. Retlif Testing Laboratories, a leading independent EMC and Environmental Simulation testing organization founded in 1978, ensures the future beyond products…with people…from the ground up…with their firm commitment to sponsorship of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets program is a vital one.

Sperry Marine Gets Contract

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation  to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for three U.S. Navy cruisers. The indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, valued at $2.72m, was awarded to Northrop Grumman‚Äôs Sperry Marine business unit. Under the contract, the new-generation IBS, running on Sperry Marine‚Äôs Voyage Management System (VMS) software, will be back-fitted onto three guided-missile cruisers (CG). Sperry Marine has supplied similar VMS-based integrated navigation systems for hundreds of commercial vessels worldwide, including tankers, container ships, bulk carriers and passenger cruise ships.

DRS Wins $22.3m Navy Contract

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it received a $22.3m contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to design, produce and deliver Repair Station Console systems for the DDG Modernization Backfit program. The development and installation of these systems will automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications which increase the survivability of battle-damaged ships. The Indefinite Delivery /Indefinite Quantity contract calls for a potential delivery of 20 ship sets that will be installed as part of the achinery Control System. In addition, DRS will provide up to 10 training sets for the Land Based Engineering Site in . The production of these systems will take place at DRS's C3 Systems Strategic Business Unit manufacturing facility in .

Trimaran Delivered Two Months Early

The development of the unique trimaran warship reached perhaps its most significant milestone when the demonstrator, RV Triton, was delivered two months early by Vosper Thornycroft. The ship took just 20 months to build despite an unprecedented number of challenges in building the advanced 97 m ship. It will start 18 months of trials in October. Approximately 500 sensors will monitor the stresses and performance of the hull form as the Triton, whose crew will include up to 12 scientists, undergoes a demanding trials program in European and Atlantic waters, trials which will also involve the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The slender hull form with its outriggers is designed to significantly reduce drag over an equivalent monohull…

Newcastle’s Operations Complete

HMAS Newcastle. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

HMAS Newcastle has rounded out her busy six-month deployment to the Middle East, completing some ‚Äėfirsts‚Äô and ‚Äėlasts‚Äô for Australian Navy ships in the region. During her demanding deployment, she patrolled about 25,500 nautical miles or five times the distance around Australia. She conducted a range of Combined Maritime Forces operations, including an attachment in support of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, and trialled emerging naval capabilities. Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Sirois said the deployment included many highlights.

AMSEC Wins Two US Navy Contracts

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded two contracts in support of the United States Navy. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., awarded a contract to AMSEC for technical and logistical support services, as well as material kitting services, for U.S. Navy LCC 19-class Amphibious Command ships. Material kitting services involve the pre-packaging of materials required to complete a specific task. Amphibious Command ships provide command and control for fleet commanders. A total of three indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts were awarded for these services with a combined maximum dollar amount of $96.8 million. AMSEC LLC was also awarded the initial delivery order valued at $1.2 million.

Northrop Grumman Radar Systems Follow-On Order

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received a follow-on order from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for additional AN/SPQ-9B shipboard radar systems. Under the fixed-price $41.4m contract option, Northrop Grumman's Maritime Systems facility in Melville, N.Y., will supply six radar shipsets, including the third radar of a three-system procurement for the Royal Australian Navy's Air Warfare Destroyer, and three antenna groups. The follow-on order is part of a five-year $281.5m contract awarded last October to Northrop Grumman with options that encompass a number of ship classes including U.S. Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carriers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers and amphibious assault ships, the U.S.

General Dynamics Awarded $33m in Navy SeaPort-e Orders

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded four SeaPort-e task orders by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) at Dam Neck, Va., to support its intelligence and temporary alteration programs. General Dynamics will continue to provide and expand its system lifecycle deployment and operational engineering support services for the programs’ equipment, systems, subsystems, components, peripherals and auxiliaries. The total potential value of these task orders if all options are exercised is $32.6 million over five years. General Dynamics will support NAVSEA CDSA Dam Neck on-site at U.S. military commands.

Trimaran RV Triton visits Washington Navy Yard

A technology partnership between the United States and United Kingdom brought the trimaran research vessel RV Triton to the Washington Navy Yard for a week beginning June 3. Measuring 295 ft. (90 m), the three-hulled ship is the largest motor-powered trimaran ever built, and faster than conventional warships. Together, the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy are testing trimaran concepts using the British research vessel RV Triton. The U.K. designed and built the ship and the U.S. has provided the latest an on-board monitoring technology. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has installed this on-board laboratory, called the Trials Instrumentation System (TIS), which monitors and records ship performance. who detailed the design and many of RV Triton's new initiatives.

TM Systems Awarded $2.1M Contract

TM Systems has been awarded a contract worth $2.1 million to supply two Stabilized Glide Slope Indicator (SGSI) systems to National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO). The SGSI systems will be used by NASSCO on ships being constructed for the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). These systems are becoming a critical component for the Navy as they allow helicopter pilots to land safely on ships at sea at a time when the Navy needs increased flexibility to engage in military maneuvers from international waters rather than continuing to depend on foreign states to provide landing permissions or allow U.S. military installations.

USS New Orleans Enters Dry Dock

USS New Orleans (LPD 18) entered a dry dock in Bahrain April 25 to continue repair work on the ship's hull. The Navy signed a firm fixed-price contract with Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) Shipyards in Manama, Bahrain to repair New Orleans. The repair contract includes planning efforts, material procurement, pre-fabrication and dry dock repair work and is expected to be completed in 10 to 14 days. The amphibious transport dock was damaged in a collision with USS Hartford (SSN 768) March 20, 2009. The ship dry docked in ASRY Shipyards Graving dock located in Manama, Bahrain.

HII Wins $109.4mln U.S. Navy Contract

Photo:  Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls  has received a $109.4mln contract modification to carry out support services for the U.S. Navy‚Äôs nuclear submarines. The company will work to engineer, design, configure and update various classes of submarines, special mission submersible interfaces, support facilities and submarines for foreign military sales programs, the Defense Department said. Huntington Ingalls will perform work in Newport News, Virginia through September 2017. Support services will be provided for Los Angeles‚Ķ

Lockheed Welcomes US Plan to Use Its Combat System for Frigates

Frigate Combat System

Lockheed Martin Corp on Friday welcomed the U.S. Navy's decision to use Lockheed's integrated combat system for future frigate-class ships to be built beginning in fiscal 2019, saying it would allow greater commonality across the entire Navy fleet. "It's great news," Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems at Lockheed, told Reuters in a telephone interview. Neither the Navy nor Lockheed provided an estimate for the value of the combat system, but North said each system accounted for less than 10 percent of the cost of the ship.

NG Supplies Nav-Comms for Iraqi Boats

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract to supply the navigation and communication systems for nine new 114.8 ft patrol boats being built for the Iraqi navy. The $19m firm, fixed-price contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit by Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC of Morgan City, La. Work on the contract will be performed by Northrop Grumman’s Ocean Springs, Miss., facility. Under the contract, each of the vessels will be fitted with an integrated bridge system (IBS) based on Sperry Marine’s new-generation VisionMaster FT navigation technology. The IBS will include navigation radars and electronic chart display and information systems running on TotalWatch multi-function workstations.

MSHIP to Team with Huntington Ingalls

MSHIP to Team with Huntington Ingalls Industries' subsidiary, AMSEC LLC. under U.S. Navy's SEAPORT-E Electronic Procurement Program. M Ship Co., LLC of San Diego, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded acceptance as a subcontractor of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ subsidiary, AMSEC LLC, under U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) electronic procurement program providing naval architecture and marine engineering services. SeaPort-e enables electronic procurement of support services in 22 functional areas including engineering, financial management and program management. It provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members.

U.S. Navy Hosts conference

The Combatant Craft Detachment (CCD) of the Carderock Division, a field engineering organization of the Naval Sea Systems Command, has announced that a forum focusing on Department of Defense and government boats and craft will take place June 19-21 at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base. The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC), sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM), fosters mutual understanding between military, government and commercial firms. Invited keynote speakers include Brigadier General James M. Feigley, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, and Captain John S. Kamen, U.S. Special Operations Command. Also invited are Captain Dana Goward, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, and Colonel Samuel M.

Iraqi Navy Ship Repair Facility Opens

VSE Corporation's GLOBAL Division teamed with the U.S. Naval Sea Systems command December 1 at a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the Iraqi Navy Ship Repair Facility (SRF) in Umm Qasr, Iraq. VSE helped develop the SRF, which now serves as the Iraqi Navy's maintenance headquarters. The SRF is one of the first fully operational facilities in Iraq as part of the post war infrastructure sustainment. The facility, which was procured as part of a larger Foreign Military Sales case with the Iraqi Navy, will support five different vessel classes. Assisting in the development and management of the facility includes VSE Iraq Team Leader Steve Bennett and VSE Iraq Team Program Manager Hal Jones. "We began work on the ship repair facility in 2010," said Jones.

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