ASC Shipbuilding has secured a contract for the design and construction of the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter-class frigates from the Government of Australia.

ASC is a subsidiary of BAE Systems. The company will build nine frigates based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 frigate, as part of A$35bn ($25.29bn) SEA 5000 Hunter-class frigate programme.

The company will begin prototyping of the vessel in 2020, while construction of the first vessel will begin in 2022. The Hunter-class vessels will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class warships.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a $314.29m contract modification to Textron for the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) programme.

Textron will procure additional long lead time material (LLTM) for Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 100 class craft 109 through 118, and initial LLTM for LCAC 119 through 123 under the SSC programme, which is intended to replace the existing vessels.

The company will also provide support for pre-fabrication works on LCAC 109 through 112.

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“US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded contracts worth $50bn to 1,870 companies to procure support services as a part of the SeaPort-NxG) programme.”

Contractual work will be performed at various locations in the US, as well as in Norway and the UK until July 2023.

US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded contracts worth $50bn to 1,870 companies to procure support services as a part of the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) programme.

Some of the contract awardees include Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), Netizen, and Belcan, a subsidiary of Schafer Government Services.

Under the contracts, companies will provide engineering support, programme management services such as cybersecurity intelligence, research and development (R&D), technical data support, financial analysis, and logistics support.

The contract has a five-year base period with a five-year extension option.

Boeing has been awarded a $91.7m contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division for training equipment.

The company will deliver training systems for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft operated by the US Navy and the US Air Force, under the contract.

Contractual work will be performed in the US until December 2023.