Tag Archives: submarine

Report: Lockheed to Name Sonar Supplier for Australian Submarine Program in Late 2018

Lockheed Martin plans to award a contract later this year for the production of sonar equipment that will be integrated into Australia’s future submarines, Defense News reported Friday. The defense contractor’s Australian arm told Defense News that it has issued a request for quote to industry. Australia’s defense department awarded Lockheed Martin Australia …

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Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects

The Australian government has introduced two projects to sustain the country’s Collins-class submarine fleet before the arrival of replacement submarines. Australia’s defense department said Wednesday the first project aims to mitigate control system obsolescence issues and the second project seeks to update submarine communications systems. The department selected the Australian subsidaries of Saab and …

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Lockheed, French Shipbuilder Open Office to Support Australia’s Submarine Devt Program

Lockheed Martin and French shipbuilding company Naval Group, formerly DCNS, have opened an office in Cherbourg, France, to accommodate submarine designers and naval engineers who will support Australia’s Future Submarine Program. Lockheed said Sunday its Australian arm and Naval Group will collaborate with Australia’s defense department to produce a fleet of 12 …

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Huntington Ingalls Transfers 16th Virginia-Class Submarine for Final Testing

Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the U.S. Navy‘s future Indiana submarine into James River and transferred the watercraft from a construction facility to a pier managed by the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in preparation for final crew certification, outfitting and testing. Indiana, dubbed as SSN 789, will represent the 16th Virginia-class submarine of the Navy …

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General Dynamics Subcontracts BWX Technologies for Virginia Payload Module Launch Tubes

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat business unit has awarded a BWX Technologies subsidiary a $35 million contract to develop and build Virginia Payload Module launch tubes for Virginia-class submarines. BWXT Nuclear Operations Group will start the fabrication of the payload tubes in 2017 at its manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Indiana with the …

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Lockheed to Supply Navy Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $13.2 million contract modification to supply six AN/BVY-1 integrated submarine imaging systems and spare parts. Lockheed will deliver the systems for Navy users to acquire all-weather, visual and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning and platform architecture interfaces, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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