Tag Archives: submarines

General Dynamics to Continue Software Modernization Support for Navy Submarine Combat System

ExecutiveBiz - General Dynamics to Continue Software Modernization Support for Navy Submarine Combat System

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business unit has received a $36.7 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Navy modernize software for tactical control system of the military branch’s submarines. The Defense Department said Friday the contract modification exercises the eighth option year of a previously awarded contract to support …

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Huntington Ingalls Christens 16th Virginia-Class Submarine for Navy

ExecutiveBiz - Huntington Ingalls Christens 16th Virginia-Class Submarine for Navy

Newport News Shipbuilding, a Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary, has christened the U.S. Navy‘s 16th Virginia-class Indiana submarine at the company’s shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. The christening occurred Saturday and ship's sponsor Diane Donald, wife of Adm. Kirkland Donald (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion,  performed the traditional honor of …

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BAE to Develop New Apprentice Training Facility in Cumbria for Skills Development Programs

ExecutiveBiz - BAE to Develop New Apprentice Training Facility in Cumbria for Skills Development Programs

BAE Systems has invested $31 million on the development of a new apprentice training facility in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria which will help the development of skills required to address complex engineering challenges. BAE Systems said Monday the 86,000-square foot Central Training Facility will help offer a learning environment for approximately 1,000 …

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DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country’s Submarine Replacement Project

ExecutiveBiz - DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country's Submarine Replacement Project

France-based naval shipbuilder DCNS has established a new headquarters for its Australian subsidiary that will design the future submarine of Australia’s navy as part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries. DCNS said Wednesday its Adelaide Future Submarine Facility is scheduled to begin operations in early 2017 and will support activities such as the transfer of …

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BAE to Support Navy Submarine Weapon Systems; DeEtte Gray Comments

ExecutiveBiz - BAE to Support Navy Submarine Weapon Systems; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems Inc. will help the U.S. Navy engineer and integrate weapons systems on board the military branch’s submarines as part of a potential five-year, $368 million contract awarded in October. The company said Wednesday it will also provide test engineering, information technology support and specialized test equipment to the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs …

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Lockheed to Integrate Combat System on Future Australia Submarine Fleet

ExecutiveBiz - Lockheed to Integrate Combat System on Future Australia Submarine Fleet

Lockheed Martin‘s Australia-based subsidiary has been awarded a contract install combat systems on 12 future ­submarines for that country’s navy, The Australian newspaper reported Friday. Brendan Nicholson writes Lockheed will integrate the combat systems in partnership with Australia’s defense department and France-based company DCNS. DCNS was chosen for the potential $38.7 billion contract in April to help design 12 submarines …

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Maritime Executive: Elbit Systems Conducts First Torpedo Launch System Tests

ExecutiveBiz - Maritime Executive: Elbit Systems Conducts First Torpedo Launch System Tests

Elbit Systems has conducted initial tests of its torpedo launch system aboard the Seagull Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel platform, Maritime Executive reported Tuesday. Tests for the 40-foot self-navigating system were performed off Haifa to demonstrate the system’s capacity to launch a light torpedo munition without targeting. “The test highlighted Seagull's unique capacity to detect and …

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Navy Orders Additional General Dynamics-Built Digital Modular Radios; Paul Parent Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Navy Orders Additional General Dynamics-Built Digital Modular Radios; Paul Parent Comments

General Dynamics' mission systems business unit has received a contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce more than 30 digital modular radios for use onboard naval surface vessels and submarines. The latest order for the AN/USC-61(C) radios represents the sixth option under a contract General Dynamics received in 2010, the company said …

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BAE to Hire 350 Employees for Submarines Program in UK

ExecutiveBiz - BAE to Hire 350 Employees for Submarines Program in UK

BAE Systems is planning to recruit more than 350 employees starting in 2014 for its submarines business, Cumbria Crack reported Nov. 26. The planned hiring is part of the business’ new graduate, trainee and apprenticeship program. BAE plans to hire 40 graduates, more than 30 A-level entry trainees and 240 …

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