New News information at Naval Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.naval-technology.com http://www.naval-technology.com/ en-us http://www.naval-technology.com/ New News information at Naval Technology http://www.naval-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Australia issues request for tender for new offshore patrol vessels http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-issues-request-for-tender-for-new-offshore-patrol-vessels-5686408 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-issues-request-for-tender-for-new-offshore-patrol-vessels-5686408 The Australian Department of Defence has issued a request for tender to three short-listed designers for the production of offshore patrol vessels. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Canadian Navy completes $3.1bn Halifax-class frigates upgrade http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscanadian-navy-completes-31bn-halifax-class-frigates-upgrade-5686094 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscanadian-navy-completes-31bn-halifax-class-frigates-upgrade-5686094 The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has completed the upgrade of the last of 12 Halifax-class frigates, under a C$4.3bn ($3.1bn) Halifax Class Modernization / Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) project. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Thales Australia, DCNS, IAP Worldwide Services http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-thales-australia-dcns-iap-worldwide-services-5684936 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-thales-australia-dcns-iap-worldwide-services-5684936 The Australian Department of Defence has awarded a contract worth $73.9m to Thales Australia for work on the Type 471 Collins-class diesel-electric submarines of the Royal Australian Navy. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT General Dynamics to christen US Navy’s 15th Virginia-class submarine http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-to-christen-us-navys-15th-virginia-class-submarine-5685831 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgeneral-dynamics-to-christen-us-navys-15th-virginia-class-submarine-5685831 General Dynamics Electric Boat is set to christen the US Navy's newest Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine Colorado (SSN-788) at its shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, this weekend. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Norway plans to purchase five P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for $1.15bn http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnorway-plans-to-purchase-five-p-8a-poseidon-maritime-patrol-aircraft-for-115bn-5682465 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnorway-plans-to-purchase-five-p-8a-poseidon-maritime-patrol-aircraft-for-115bn-5682465 The Norwegian Government has decided to buy five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from the US for nearly $1.15bn. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cohort's SEA to start combat system highway upgrade on Chile navy frigates http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscohorts-sea-to-start-combat-system-highway-upgrade-on-chile-navy-frigates-5683079 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscohorts-sea-to-start-combat-system-highway-upgrade-on-chile-navy-frigates-5683079 Cohort's subsidiary SEA is set to start upgrading the combat systems highway (CSH) infrastructure on-board the Chilean Navy’s three frigates. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Leidos begins operational testing of US Navy’s first ACTUV Sea Hunter http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsleidos-begins-operational-testing-of-us-navys-first-actuv-sea-hunter-5683575 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsleidos-begins-operational-testing-of-us-navys-first-actuv-sea-hunter-5683575 Leidos has commenced operational testing of the US Navy’s first autonomous unmanned surface vessel, Sea Hunter, developed under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) pr… Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT US and Japanese forces conduct final phase of MCMEX 3JA mine countermeasures exercise http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-and-japanese-forces-conduct-final-phase-of-mcmex-3ja-mine-countermeasures-exercise-5682146 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-and-japanese-forces-conduct-final-phase-of-mcmex-3ja-mine-countermeasures-exercise-5682146 The US Navy’s Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 7 members and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) MCM units have jointly conducted the final phases of the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise, (MCMEX) 3JA. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Kratos' BQM-177A subsonic aerial target achieves pre-production milestone http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newskratos-bqm-177a-subsonic-aerial-target-achieves-pre-production-milestone-5683399 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newskratos-bqm-177a-subsonic-aerial-target-achieves-pre-production-milestone-5683399 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has achieved the final development milestone for its BQM-177A subsonic aerial target (SSAT). Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lithuanian Navy to take delivery of new P15 patrol ship from Denmark http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newslithuanian-navy-to-take-delivery-of-new-p15-patrol-ship-from-denmark-5682331 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newslithuanian-navy-to-take-delivery-of-new-p15-patrol-ship-from-denmark-5682331 The Lithuanian Navy is set to take delivery of a new Flyvefisken-class patrol ship, P15, from Denmark. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK Navy's HMS Example returns to service after re-fit programme http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-navys-hms-example-returns-to-service-after-refit-programme-5680441 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-navys-hms-example-returns-to-service-after-refit-programme-5680441 The UK Royal Navy's Archer-class patrol boat HMS Example has returned to the fleet after successfully completing a one-year re-fit programme. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT BAE receives funding to support Cuttlefish system development for RAN http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsbae-receives-funding-to-support-cuttlefish-system-development-for-ran-5680914 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsbae-receives-funding-to-support-cuttlefish-system-development-for-ran-5680914 BAE Systems has received funding from the Australian Government to support the development of a counter-surveillance capability, Cuttlefish system, for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to enhance its defence capability. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT DST releases study on Australia’s requirement for submarines http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdst-releases-study-on-australias-requirement-for-submarines-5680580 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdst-releases-study-on-australias-requirement-for-submarines-5680580 Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group chief scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has released a new study that provides a brief discussion on the considerations behind the decision about the replacement of the Collins-class submarines. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nato completes its counter-piracy mission in Indian Ocean http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnato-completes-its-counter-piracy-mission-in-indian-ocean-5679626 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnato-completes-its-counter-piracy-mission-in-indian-ocean-5679626 Nato has ended the counter-piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield, in the Indian Ocean, with the final flight successfully completed by its last surveillance aircraft. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Indra and UPM partner to develop sensors for the Spanish Navy’s F110 frigate http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindra-upm-partner-to-develop-sensors-for-spanish-navys-f110-frigate-5679224 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindra-upm-partner-to-develop-sensors-for-spanish-navys-f110-frigate-5679224 Indra has agreed to partner with the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) to develop and integrate sensors for the Spanish Navy's future F110 frigate. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK Navy’s Daring-class destroyer HMS Duncan suffers propulsion failure http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-navys-daring-class-destroyer-hms-duncan-suffers-propulsion-failure-5679366 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-navys-daring-class-destroyer-hms-duncan-suffers-propulsion-failure-5679366 The UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Daring-class destroyer HMS Duncan had to be reportedly towed back to the port after it suffered a "total propulsion failure” off the Devon coast. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT DCNS wins support contract for French Navy's Le Triomphant-class submarines http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdcns-wins-support-contract-for-french-navys-le-triomphant-class-submarines-5679993 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdcns-wins-support-contract-for-french-navys-le-triomphant-class-submarines-5679993 The French Navy Fleet Support Department has contracted DCNS for the routine maintenance of the Le Triomphant-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Thales to upgrade RAN’s Collins-class submarine’s sonar system http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-upgrade-rans-collins-class-submarines-sonar-system-5677878 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsthales-to-upgrade-rans-collins-class-submarines-sonar-system-5677878 Thales has been awarded a $100m design and pre-production contract to upgrade sonar systems installed on-board the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Collins-class type 471 diesel-electric submarines. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bell-boeing-joint-project-office-bae-systems-lockheed-martin-5678116 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bell-boeing-joint-project-office-bae-systems-lockheed-martin-5678116 The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $267.25m-worth two-year logistics support contract modification to Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO). Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Airbus delivers first three Panther helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-first-three-panther-helicopters-to-pt-dirgantara-indonesia-5677948 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsairbus-delivers-first-three-panther-helicopters-to-pt-dirgantara-indonesia-5677948 Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to industrial partner PT Dirgantara Indonesia during a ceremony held at its headquarters in Marignane, France. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT