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July 2015

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USS Harry S Truman successfully completes TSTA and FEP
03 July 2015 The US Navy's eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has successfully completed tailored ship's training availability (TSTA) and final evaluation problem...

HHI to support the maintenance of USS Nimitz and USS Carl Vinson
03 July 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HHI) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has secured a contract to assist Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility with maintenance...

Saab to construct and upgrade Swedish submarines for $1bn
02 July 2015 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...

US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye moves closer to aerial refuelling
02 July 2015 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...

Kennon receives grants from US Navair and Nasa to develop lightweight rafts
02 July 2015 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,...

Fincantieri and Finmeccanica receive €1.1bn contract for Italian Navy’s LHD unit
02 July 2015 The Italian Navy has awarded a €1.1bn contract to Fincantieri and Finmeccanica for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose amphibious unit...

USMC’s F-35B Lightning II completes functional check flight after modification
01 July 2015 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...

CAE to deliver four P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy and RAAF
01 July 2015 CAE has secured a contract from Boeing to deliver simulator hardware for four additional P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers...

US Navy’s final EA-6B Prowler aircraft decommissioned
01 July 2015 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...

Austal lays keel for US Navy’s 14th LCS USS Manchester
01 July 2015 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...

June 2015

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Atlantic & Peninsula to maintain Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules
30 June 2015 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...

HMS Defender and Eurofighter Typhoons train to hone air-maritime skills
30 June 2015 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...

US Navy completes CARAT Philippines 2015 exercise
30 June 2015 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...

US Navy’s fourth MUOS-4 satellite readies for launch in August
30 June 2015 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...

US aborts Aegis Ashore test after target malfunction
29 June 2015 The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reportedly terminated an intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defence system following a target...

Thailand may procure three submarines from China for $1bn
29 June 2015 The Royal Thai Navy has reportedly shortlisted Chinese diesel electric attack submarines, after the Thai Naval procurement committee voted in favour of China's...

RAN’s HMAS Melbourne test fires two Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles
29 June 2015 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...

BAE Systems to install traffic management system at Portsmouth Harbour
29 June 2015 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...

HHI delivers 12th Virginia-class submarine to US Navy
26 June 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has delivered the US Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine, pre-commissioning unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN...

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first engine becomes operational
26 June 2015 The UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth has moved closer to becoming operational with the start of the first of its four...

CACI to deliver modelling and analysis support for US Navy
26 June 2015 CACI International has received task order to deliver modelling and analysis support services for the US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Space and Naval Warfare Systems...