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September 2014

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Newport News Shipbuilding to deploy QinetiQ’s Paramarine design software
02 September 2014 Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) subsidiary Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has selected QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software as its key naval architectural...

USMC Super Stallion helicopter crashes in the Gulf of Aden
02 September 2014 The US Marine Corps’ (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter has crashed into the Arabian Sea en route to the Norfolk-based USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), following training exercises in Djibouti in...

Nautronix commissions NASDive system aboard Swedish Navy’s MV Belos
02 September 2014 Nautronix has commissioned the new NASDive digital diver communications system, which has been integrated aboard the Swedish Navy’s MV Belos submarine rescue...

US Navy tests General Atomics’ Lynx multi-mode radar
01 September 2014 The US Navy has successfully tested General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' (GA-ASI) Lynx multi-mode radar aboard the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper surrogate (King Air 350 aircraft) during...

UK Royal Navy’s HMS Elizabeth undergoes inclining test
01 September 2014 The UK Royal Navy has successfully completed the inclining test of the recently christened HMS Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier in a bid to determine its exact weight and centre of...

US Navy takes delivery of Block III Virginia-class North Dakota submarine
01 September 2014 The US Navy has taken delivery of the PCU North Dakota (SSN 784) submarine, which is the first of eight Block III Virginia class vessels being built by General Dynamics (GD) Electric...

August 2014

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BAE Systems awards submarine system requirements contract to Hydro
29 August 2014 Hydro Group has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to deliver submarine system requirements for integration onto the UK Royal Navy’s Successor-class submarines, which will replace the...

UK Royal Navy decommissions HMS Illustrious
29 August 2014 The UK Royal Navy has decommissioned the last Invincible-class aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, after it clocked up 900,000 miles on operations across the globe in its 32-year...

Carothers Construction wins NAVFAC F-35 hangar contract
28 August 2014 Carothers Construction has been awarded a design-build construction contract from the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast to build an aircraft maintenance hangar at...

US Navy receives latest version of RAM defensive missile from Raytheon
28 August 2014 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first Block 2 variant of Raytheon’s Rolling Airframe Missile system, which is designed to bolster vessel security against incoming airborne...

QinetiQ to support Dstl’s efforts to detect small boat threat
28 August 2014 The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has awarded a contract to QinetiQ Command Information Systems Services to build a containerised experiment...

Work on India’s domestic submarines underway
28 August 2014 Work under India’s project 75 indigenous submarine construction programme is currently underway at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai,...

QinetiQ’s new submarine air systems support female UK Royal Navy submariners
27 August 2014 QinetiQ, in collaboration with the UK Royal Navy, has developed and deployed new air systems that allow female submariners to serve on navy...

US and Chilean navies commit to further biofuel research
27 August 2014 The US Navy and the Chilean Navy have agreed to continue their mutual research on advanced alternative fuels for surface vessels and navy aircraft, strengthening the US military’s lead in...

3D Systems supports USMC WarGame involving 3D printing and scanning
27 August 2014 The US Marine Corps (USMC) has contracted 3D Systems to support its personnel in incorporating new technologies to improve logistics and supply chain response capabilities, as part of...

Australian navy adds EW capability to Hobart air warfare destroyer
26 August 2014 The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has integrated a new electronic warfare (EW) system aboard the future guided missile destroyer Hobart to enhance its capability to detect and track...

Australia seals US deal for first four P-8A aircraft
26 August 2014 The Australian defence minister senator David Johnston has said that a deal has been sealed with the US Navy for the procurement of the first four P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime...

GD wins US Navy contract to support LCS programme
26 August 2014 General Dynamics (GD) Bath Iron Works has received $100m contract from the US Navy to deliver planning yard services for the littoral combat ship (LCS) programme....

Mexican Navy receives Beechcraft T-6C+ trainers and King Air 350ER aircraft
22 August 2014 Beechcraft has delivered two T-6C+ military trainers, in addition to a new King Air 350ER aircraft, to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina...

Indian Navy set to commission new INS Kamorta stealth corvette
22 August 2014 The Indian Navy is set to commission the first domestically built INS Kamorta stealth anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on 23...

World navies prepare for Kakadu 2014 maritime warfare exercise in Darwin
22 August 2014 Maritime forces from 15 coalition nations are set to take part in the 23rd Kakadu 2014...


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