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June 23, 2017
Royal Australian Navy receives first Hobart-class destroyer
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
The first of three planned Hobart-class air warfare destroyers has been delivered to the Royal Australian Navy at Osborne shipyard, Adelaide. The destroyer has already completed several weeks of sea trials with testing of its vital systems and is expected to be commissioned by the RAN next year. The class is being built by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance composed of the Australian Department of Defense, Raytheon Australia, and ASC with Navantia in a supporting role. "Importantly, thes ... read more

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The ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport for the U.S. Navy, USNS City of Bismarck, is undergoing final outfitting by Austal following its recent launch. ... more
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Huntington Ingalls awarded $3 billion contract for America-class vessels
Huntington Ingalls has received a $3 billion modification to an existing contract for the design and construction of the Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Amphibious Assault Ship, the Department of Defense announced recently. ... more
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Kraken Sonar, ATLAS team-up on mine-detection, sonar systems
Kraken Sonar Systems has signed a Team Agreement with defense contractor Atlas Elektronik to collaborate on the Remote Mine Disposal System for the Royal Canadian Navy. ... more
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Electric Boat to handle parts for Virginia-class submarines
Electric Boat Corp. has received a $25 million modification to an existing contract for Long Lead Time Material, or LLTM, for the fiscal 2019 Virginia-class submarines SSN's 802 and 803. ... more
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Saab signs maintenance, support deal for submarines
A framework agreement for the maintenance and support of submarines and submarine rescue systems has been signed by Saab and the Swedish military. ... more
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Vietnamese coast guard receives former U.S. vessel
A former High Endurance Cutter of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Morgenthau, was recently transferred to the Coast Guard of Vietnam during a ceremony in Hawaii. ... more
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Raytheon receives Phalanx CIWS contract
Raytheon has received a $12.5 million modification to an existing contract for the Phalanx Close-in Weapons System, or CIWS. The contract is for hardware kits and upgrades to the latest configuration of the Phalanx. ... more
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Lockheed Martin receives towed array contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $42 million contract modification for TB-37 Multi-Function Towed Array production units, accessories, shipping products and engineering services. ... more

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Vigor Works receives stealth boat contract for Navy Seals
Vigor Works has been awarded a $17.5 million "C"-type contract for the design, construction, testing, and engineering support for a third Sea, Air, and Land Insertion, Observation and Neutralization craft. The vessel will be in support of Special Operations Command. ... more
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Navy accepts delivery of USS Gerald R. Ford
The U.S. Navy received delivery of the future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford on May 31, the namesake and first vessel of the Gerald R. Ford class. The acquisition follows the completion of acceptance trials by the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey on May 26. ... more
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Harris producing sonobuoy launch equipment for Boeing
Harris Corporation is supplying Boeing with sonobuoy launching equipment for use by P-8A anti-submarine aircraft. ... more
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Philadelphia Gear receives Arleigh Burke contract
Philadelphia Gear Corp., a subsidiary of Timken Gear and Services, has received a $98 million modification to an existing contract for Main Reduction Gears, or MRG, on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. ... more
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Saab displays new lightweight torpedo
Saab is publicly displaying for the first time its new lightweight torpedo, which has been ordered by the Swedish Defense Material Administration. ... more
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Raytheon receives anti-mine contract
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has received an $11 million contract to build, assemble, test, and deliver initial low-rate production models of the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System, or AMNS. ... more
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General Dynamics receives Navy training contract
General Dynamics Information Technology has received a $244 million contract from the U.S. Navy for training services. The contract is services for the Center of Surface Systems, or CSCS. ... more
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New Virginia-class submarine delivered to U.S. Navy
A new Virginia-class submarine, the USS Washington, has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. It will be the 14th submarine of the class to be deployed. ... more

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Lockheed Martin receives Trident II contract
Lockheed Martin has received a $43.9 million contract for support service and production for the Trident II D5 submarine launched ballistic missile, or SLBM. ... more
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Raytheon awarded contract for mine detection system
Raytheon has received a $14.7 million contract for maintenance and support of the AN/AQS-20 sonar mine detection system, which is meant to improve performance and sustainability of the system. ... more
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Lockheed awarded contract for Trident II D5 navigation subsystem
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missile Systems has received a $79.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for technical and program management support services for the Trident II D5 Shipboard System Integration, or SSI, with the program focusing on the missile system's navigation subsystem. ... more
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General Atomics receives Ford-class carrier contract
General Atomics has received a $195.2 million contract modification for the advanced arresting gear of the CVN-80 Enterprise aircraft carrier currently under construction. ... more
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General Dynamics to support Columbia-class submarine development
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a $32.7 million contract for design support requirements for the Columbia-class submarine, which is expected to replace Ohio-class submarines in 2021. ... more
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Rolls-Royce engines for Korean frigates
Rolls-Royce reports that it is supplying MT30 gas engines to power three new Daegu-class frigates of the South Korean Navy. ... more
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Lockheed Martin lays keel for USS St. Louis
Lockheed Martin has laid the keel for the 19th Littoral Combat Ship-class vessel, the USS St. Louis. The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisc. ... more
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French officials probing Brazil submarine deal: report
French justice officials are investigating if bribes might have helped the country win a huge submarines order from Brazil in 2008, a media report said on Saturday. ... more
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