Naval Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.naval-technology.com web site http://www.naval-technology.com/ en-us http://www.naval-technology.com/ Naval Technology-Updates http://www.naval-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif NRL develops new method to create transparent ceramic, spinel http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnrl-develops-new-method-to-create-transparent-ceramic-spinel-4562123 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsnrl-develops-new-method-to-create-transparent-ceramic-spinel-4562123 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a new way of producing a special ceramic, called spinel, which can be used in applications such as high-energy laser windows and lightweight armour. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Indo-French Varuna naval exercise begins http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindo-french-varuna-naval-exercise-begins-4561827 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindo-french-varuna-naval-exercise-begins-4561827 The fourteenth edition of the Indo-French naval exercise Varuna, has launched in Goa, India, with the arrival of four French naval ships. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy to order AMSC’s high temperature superconductor equipment http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-to-order-amscs-high-temperature-superconductor-equipment-4561308 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-to-order-amscs-high-temperature-superconductor-equipment-4561308 Global solutions provider for the wind and power grid industry AMSC has received a sole source solicitation notice from the US Navy for its high temperature superconductor (HTS) equipment. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT GD NASSCO to maintain US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgd-nassco-to-maintain-us-navys-littoral-combat-ships-4561720 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgd-nassco-to-maintain-us-navys-littoral-combat-ships-4561720 General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO has secured a $24.1m contract from the US Navy for the sustainment execution of littoral combat ships (LCS), when they are home-ported in or visiting San Diego. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT MacArtney delivers underwater connectivity for FREMM frigate bow sonar systems http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsmacartney-delivers-underwater-connectivity-for-fremm-frigate-bow-sonar-systems-4560264 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsmacartney-delivers-underwater-connectivity-for-fremm-frigate-bow-sonar-systems-4560264 MacArtney Underwater Technology has been contracted to supply SubConn underwater connectivity solutions to the French, Italian and Moroccan navies, for use in their frégate européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigates. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy’s X-47B conducts first autonomous aerial refuelling http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-x-47b-conducts-first-autonomous-aerial-refuelling-4560861 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-x-47b-conducts-first-autonomous-aerial-refuelling-4560861 The US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) has successfully conducted the first autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR). Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT GRSE wins $3.17bn Indian Navy contract to build three new stealth frigates http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgrse-wins-317bn-indian-navy-contract-to-build-three-new-stealth-frigates-4560669 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsgrse-wins-317bn-indian-navy-contract-to-build-three-new-stealth-frigates-4560669 The Indian Navy has awarded a INR200bn ($3.17bn) contract to defence public sector unit (PSU) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers to build three new advanced stealth frigates. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Burtek Enterprises to support US Navy’s MK41 vertical launching system http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsburtek-enterprises-to-support-us-navys-mk41-vertical-launching-system-4560743 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsburtek-enterprises-to-support-us-navys-mk41-vertical-launching-system-4560743 Burtek Enterprises has secured a major contract to provide hardware for the US Navy's MK41 vertical launching system (VLS) from Lockheed Martin. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT The Chinese Institute WSDDI Extends the FORAN Licenses http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/warship/sener/pressthe-chinese-institute-wsddi-extends-the-foran-licenses.html http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/warship/sener/pressthe-chinese-institute-wsddi-extends-the-foran-licenses.html The current most important FORAN user in China, Wuhan Ship Development and Design Institute (WSDDI), has extended the FORAN contract with SENER. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:48:00 GMT US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS completes first flight with new MFAS radar http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-mq-4c-triton-uas-completes-first-flight-with-new-mfas-radar-4559394 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navys-mq-4c-triton-uas-completes-first-flight-with-new-mfas-radar-4559394 The US Navy has completed the first flight of its MQ-4C Triton UAS, equipped with a new search radar, over Patuxent River air space. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT HMS Prince of Wales’ Forward Island section to arrive at Rosyth http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newshms-prince-of-wales-forward-island-section-to-arrive-at-rosyth-4559900 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newshms-prince-of-wales-forward-island-section-to-arrive-at-rosyth-4559900 The UK Royal Navy's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier's 680tn Forward Island section, has set sail from BAE Systems to Rosyth. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy takes delivery of Bluefin Robotics’ ship hull inspection systems http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-takes-delivery-of-bluefin-robotics-ship-hull-inspection-systems-4559077 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsus-navy-takes-delivery-of-bluefin-robotics-ship-hull-inspection-systems-4559077 Bluefin Robotics has delivered new vehicles to the US Navy to enhance its ability to remotely search and investigate ship hulls. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT HMAS Warramunga completes anti-ship missile defence upgrade programme http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newshmas-warramunga-completes-anti-ship-missile-defence-upgrade-programme-4559793 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newshmas-warramunga-completes-anti-ship-missile-defence-upgrade-programme-4559793 The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga is set to resume operations after completing the anti-ship missile defence upgrade programme. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Austal to support post shakedown availability for USS Jackson (LCS 6) http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsaustal-to-support-post-shakedown-availability-for-uss-jackson-lcs-6-4558403 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsaustal-to-support-post-shakedown-availability-for-uss-jackson-lcs-6-4558403 Austal has been awarded a cost-plus-award-fee order to deliver engineering and management services for advance planning and design, in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for USS Jackson littoral combat ship (LCS 6). Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Cobham contracts Selex to deliver Seaspray 5000E AESA radar for Australia http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscobham-contracts-selex-to-deliver-seaspray-5000e-aesa-radar-for-australia-4558031 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscobham-contracts-selex-to-deliver-seaspray-5000e-aesa-radar-for-australia-4558031 Australia's Cobham Aviation Services has awarded a contract to Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, for its Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array (AESA) surveillance radars. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT DCNS to maintain six French nuclear submarines http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdcns-to-maintain-six-french-nuclear-submarines-4558650 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsdcns-to-maintain-six-french-nuclear-submarines-4558650 France-based shipyard company DCNS has been awarded a contract to provide through-life support (TLS) for six nuclear submarines in the French National Navy. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Normandy deployed in waters near Yemen http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuss-theodore-roosevelt-and-uss-normandy-deployed-in-waters-near-yemen-4558751 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuss-theodore-roosevelt-and-uss-normandy-deployed-in-waters-near-yemen-4558751 The US Navy's aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort cruiser, USS Normandy, have been deployed in waters near Yemen, in a bid to bolster maritime presence amid increasing conflict in the region. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT STADT Granted Kongsberg Maritime AS Contract http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/propulsion/stadt-as/pressstadt-granted-kongsberg-maritime-contract.html http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/propulsion/stadt-as/pressstadt-granted-kongsberg-maritime-contract.html Kongsberg Maritime AS has granted STADT AS the contract to provide their awarded No-Loss AC drive system for a 84-metre Superyacht that will be built by ECHO YACHTs in Australia. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:02:00 GMT Izumo-Class Helicopter Destroyer http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/izumo-class-helicopter-destroyer/ http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/izumo-class-helicopter-destroyer/ Izumo-class, the largest surface combatant in Japan, was put into service with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in March 2015. The Izumo Class destroyer ships replace the Hyuga-class destroyers, which were commissioned in March 2008. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Canadian Navy to name new Arctic offshore patrol ship as Margaret Brooke http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscanadian-navy-to-name-new-arctic-offshore-patrol-ship-as-margaret-brooke-4557687 http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newscanadian-navy-to-name-new-arctic-offshore-patrol-ship-as-margaret-brooke-4557687 The Royal Canadian Navy has announced that it will name one of its new DeWolf-class arctic / offshore patrol ship (AOPS) after Second World War naval hero Margaret Brooke. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT