Naval Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Naval Technology-Updates Fincantieri and Finmeccanica receive €1.1bn contract for Italian Navy’s LHD unit The Italian Navy has awarded a €1.1bn contract to Fincantieri and Finmeccanica for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD). Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saab to construct and upgrade Swedish submarines for $1bn The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines and a mid-life upgrade for two Gotland-class submarines. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye moves closer to aerial refuelling The US Navy has successfully conducted a critical design review of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's aerial refuelling (AR) capability, taking a major step towards the aerial refuelling of the aircraft. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kennon receives grants from US Navair and Nasa to develop lightweight rafts US-based Kennon has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from Nasa to develop a lightweight, compact raft and inflation system to improve crew survival in the launch, entry, and abort phases of flight. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Austal lays keel for US Navy’s 14th LCS USS Manchester The US Navy has achieved a milestone in the construction of its fifth Independence variant littoral combat ships USS Manchester (LCS 14) following a keel-laying ceremony held at Austal USA facility. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT USMC’s F-35B Lightning II completes functional check flight after modification The US Air Force Base in Utah has successfully completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight following completion of the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications on two F-35Bs. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT CAE to deliver four P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy and RAAF CAE has secured a contract from Boeing to deliver simulator hardware for four additional P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFTs). Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy’s final EA-6B Prowler aircraft decommissioned The US Navy's EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft has completed its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as part of a sunset celebration commemorating the retirement of the aircraft. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT QinetiQ-Test and Evaluation Services, Specialist Technical and System Integration Support QinetiQ Maritime provides leading-edge technical advice, design, integration, test and evaluation services throughout the naval platform, systems and equipment lifecycle to support force capability assurance to fleets around the world. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:25:00 GMT Schill Reglerteknik-Weapon Alignment Equipment and Target Tracking Evaluation Systems With over 20 years of experience within the field of weapon alignment and tracking systems, Schill Reglerteknik is today a market leader, supplying navies worldwide with systems, products and services for unmatched performance in shooting accuracy wi… Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:08:00 GMT US Navy’s fourth MUOS-4 satellite readies for launch in August The US Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for its scheduled launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in August this year. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Atlantic & Peninsula to maintain Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules UK-based Atlantic & Peninsula’s (A&P) Australian subsidiary has received an in-service support contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to maintain the country’s Bay-class landing ship dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons train to hone air-maritime skills The UK Royal Navy's Type 45 Daring-class air-defence destroyer HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons from the RAF's II (AC) Squadron have undergone joint training to enhance air-maritime skills. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT US Navy completes CARAT Philippines 2015 exercise The US Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), have completed the 21st annual cooperation afloat readiness and training (CARAT) Philippines exercise series. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Thailand may procure three submarines from China for $1bn The Royal Thai Navy has reportedly shortlisted Chinese diesel electric attack submarines, after the Thai Naval procurement committee voted in favour of China's offer. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT BAE Systems to install traffic management system at Portsmouth Harbour The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £5.5m contract to BAE Systems to install a new vessel traffic management system at Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern Solent. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT The Global Military Electro Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Market 2015-2025 An introduction to the global military electro optical infrared (EO/IR) systems market 2015-2025. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT US aborts Aegis Ashore test after target malfunction The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reportedly terminated an intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defence system following a target malfunction. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT RAN’s HMAS Melbourne test fires two Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Adelaide-class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, has successfully tested two Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles off the coast of New South Wales. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT CBG Systems Awarded Marine Insulation Contract by ASC AWD Shipbuilding Pty Ltd CBG Systems has secured a contract with ASC AWD Shipbuilding Pty Ltd for the supply of specific marine insulation for the Australian Warfare destroyer (AWD). Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:59:00 GMT