Naval Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Naval Technology-Updates Netherlands MoD resumes deliveries of NH90 helicopters The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has resumed deliveries of the final seven NH90 helicopters, following a new agreement with the manufacturer, Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has said. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Keel laid for Royal Navy of Oman's HSSVs Austal Australia has completed the keel laying for two 72m high-speed support vessels (HSSVs), which will be deployed by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Italy's eighth FREMM frigate to be powered by Avio Aero engine Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business, has received a contract to deliver its LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine engine for the Italian Navy's eighth Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK Navy orders additional Phalanx systems from Babcock Babcock has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver four additional Phalanx 1B kits and four conversions of the land-based Phalanx weapon system in the original marinised configuration. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US Navy’s interactive software to keep submarines on safe track The US Navy’s new interactive software is set for installation onboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) this month, aimed at dramatically trimming down the time consumed in planning safe submarine missions. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Rheinmetall wins ammunition supply contracts from US armed forces Rheinmetall Munitions has won three framework contracts from the US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the delivery of advanced infantry and screening smoke munitions. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Navantia Signs Contract to Support the ALHDs Navantia has signed a contract with BAE Systems to support the sustainment of the Australian Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs). Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:28:00 GMT UK Royal Navy awards hull-mounted sonar contract to Ultra The UK Royal Navy has awarded a contract to Ultra Electronics' Sonar Systems division to support the Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh (S2050TR) programme. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fincantieri launches Italian Navy's fifth FREMM vessel Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard has launched the Alpino frigate, which is the fifth of ten Frégate Européen multimission (FREMM) vessels being built for the Italian Navy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed to build additional Mk41 vertical launching systems for US Navy Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $235m contract by the US Navy to extend the production of Mk41 vertical launching systems (VLS), which will be integrated on navy vessels. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT BAE awarded £270m contract to upgrade UK Navy's Spearfish torpedoes BAE Systems has been awarded a £270m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade the UK Royal Navy's Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US approves plans to build new SSC The US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, has approved the US Navy's plan to move forward with a multimission small surface combatant based on modified littoral combat ship (LCS) hull designs. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Saab to overhaul Swedish Navy's HMS Sodermanland submarine The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to overhaul the navy's Sodermanland-class diesel-electric submarine, HMS Sodermanland. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US Navy tests underwater fish spy drone Researchers from the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) and Boston Engineering have successfully tested the prototype of GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virg… Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US Marines' AV-8B Harrier integrated with Intrepid Tiger II pod capability The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) has improved the functionality of AN/ALQ-231 Intrepid Tiger II precision electronic warfare communications jammer pod for the US Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU), as part of efforts to bolster… Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT HMS Richmond successfully test fires Seawolf Missiles The UK Royal Navy's Duke-class type 23 frigate HMS Richmond (F239) has successfully test fired its the Seawolf Missile System as part of the live firing exercise off the south coast exercise areas. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thales Australia upgrades Collins' submarine simulator Thales Australia has upgraded Collins' submarine platform training simulator (PTS), improving its reliability and availability. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT OSI awarded ECPINS-W contracts from US and Irish navies OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been awarded contracts by the US Navy and Irish Naval Service to deliver its warship navigation systems. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon wins US Navy's Tomahawk launching system contract The US Navy has awarded the Tomahawk missile composite capsule launching systems (C/CLS) contract to Raytheon. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Seastema-Integrated Platform Management Systems Seastema is involved in the design, development and supply of integrated platform management systems (IPMS) for different areas of the marine industry, with particular expertise in the naval sector. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:11:00 GMT