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first_img View post tag: USC Back to overview,Home naval-today USC, Russian Defense Ministry Agree on Prices for Nuclear Powered Submarines View post tag: prices View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Navy View post tag: Powered View post tag: Naval USC, Russian Defense Ministry Agree on Prices for Nuclear Powered Submarines View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ministry View post tag: For United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Russian defense ministry have finally agreed on prices for nuclear-powered submarines (Project 885 Yasen and Project 955 Borei), reports RIA Novosti referring to a source in Ministry of Trade and Industry. The last non-concluded state defense contract in 2011 was signed on Nov 1 at the meeting headed by Russian vice premier Igor Sechin.No details of the contract were specified. Earlier on, representatives of USC and defense ministry said that the parties had failed to tie a delivery contract for two Borei– and one Yasen-class subs due to price discords. In particular, Russian defense ministry blamed the corporation for unreasonable overpricing. As for USC, defense ministry demanded considerable cost reduction for submarines making their production unprofitable.Deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Oct 11 that the reason of unsettled contract “is our deficient pricing system”. “Also, there are obviously some defects in cooperation ties within USC, and lack of qualified negotiators”, pointed out the official.Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov said early in Oct that out of federal RUR 581 bln, only RUR 20 bln was not placed. Apart from submarines, that money was meant for procurement of Yak-130 operational training aircrafts and S-400 air defense systems. According to Sukhorukov, due to protracted negotiations, it was decided to postpone procurement of aircraft and SAM systems to 2012.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, November 03, 2011; November 3, 2011 View post tag: Russian Industry news View post tag: Submarines View post tag: Defense View post tag: Agree Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img View post tag: France Back to overview,Home naval-today Bowtech Products Appoints Neotek as Exclusive Agents in France View post tag: Agents November 16, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Bowtech View post tag: appoints View post tag: Exclusive View post tag: Neotekcenter_img Industry news View post tag: Products Bowtech Products Appoints Neotek as Exclusive Agents in France View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Bowtech Products are delighted to announce the continued expansion of their distribution network with the appointment of Neotek SA, as their exclusive agents in France.This increases the worldwide representation of Bowtech’s expanding product range to 18 countries.In recognition of their appointment, Olivier Riche, Neotek Sales Manager said “Neotek is a leader in France in sub-marine acoustic applications and associated products including ROV equipment, Sonar, Sounder, for marine, scientific and military markets. We build ourselves some systems like waterproof PC’s, AIS suitcases, special buoys, and GPS receivers. We are already dealers for Klein, Lockheed Martin Sippican, Atlas Hydrographic, Septentrio…, and we are very pleased to complete this deal with Bowtech Products. Bowtech Products are exactly in the scope of our business target.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 16, 2011; Image: Bowtechlast_img read more


first_img View post tag: Australian View post tag: hold Authorities November 21, 2011 View post tag: Command Royal Australian Navy to Hold Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: change Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Australian Navy to Hold Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Navy Share this article A ceremony to mark the official change of Commanding Officer of the Navy’s diving support ship, HMNZS MANAWANUI, will be held Thursday…(pacific.scoop)[mappress]Source: pacific.scoop, November 21, 2011 View post tag: Royallast_img


first_img View post tag: Machine View post tag: opens View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: PHNSY Opens Satellite Machine Shop Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY) opened  a new satellite machine shop Oct. 5 that provides on-site light machinery services at the shipyard’s Fleet Maintenance Activity-Submarine Division.The division, which performs short-term, scheduled repair and maintenance of submarines in 35 days or less, typically performs its work onboard submarines across the harbor from the actual shipyard.“We needed to get the right industrial capability to support intermediate-level work,” said Kevin Correa, Fleet Maintenance Activity-Submarine Division project superintendent. “We didn’t need a full machine shop but something where we can do minor machining to quickly support our workers [in that division].”In the past, Fleet Maintenance Activity-Submarine Division workers brought their machinery jobs across the harbor to the shipyard.“Taking a piece of material or component all the way to [the other side of the harbor] and having to wait two to three days, we lose time,” said Correa. “Our availabilities are 35 days or shorter, so every day we lose could impact the availability.”When PHNSY and the Intermediate Maintenance Facility were two separate entities, both commands had their own machine shops. However, when they merged in 1998, the shipyard’s main machine shop was designated as the only shop to support the entire command. The newly opened satellite shop now allows Fleet Maintenance Activity-Submarine Division to get light machining work done more quickly and gives the main machine shop the ability to concentrate on major availabilities.The machine shop is the first step in an initiative to renovate and modernize facilities.“It’s just a small part of the overall revitalization plan that will affect the equipment and the overall Intermediate Maintenance Facility building,” said Dean Reghi, Fleet Maintenance Activity-Submarine Division assistant project superintendent.The Shipyard is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command and a one-stop regional maintenance center for the Navy’s surface ships and submarines. It is the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii with a combined civilian and military workforce of about 5,000.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 19, 2012 View post tag: Shop View post tag: satellite View post tag: Navycenter_img October 19, 2012 USA: PHNSY Opens Satellite Machine Shop View post tag: PHNSY View post tag: Naval Industry news Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img Authorities View post tag: Lanka View post tag: Sri November 7, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today The Netherlands Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Navy Commander Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Louis W.M. Piet called on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 05th November 2012.They held cordial discussions on matters of mutual interests and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 7, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ambassador View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Netherlands View post tag: visits The Netherlands Ambassador Visits Sri Lanka Navy Commander Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today CTruk to Unveil THOR at DSEI Exhibition in London, UK CTruk will be unveiling THOR, Twin Hulled Offshore Raider, at the DSEI exhibition in London from 10-13 September 2013. THOR will be starring in the waterborne demonstration adjacent to the ExCel venue and will be proving its capabilities as a fast, stable and multi-role force protection craft.Designed by CTruk, THOR incorporates a range of high-tech equipment provided by the CTruk CAP consortium (see notes for detail). The companies that form CTruk CAP have joined forces to compete in a market dominated by larger corporations.The result of this teamwork is THOR: a multi-role, reconfigurable and affordable vessel with a range of applications from force protection to disaster relief. THOR has a lightweight composite construction, which gives excellent fuel efficiency, thereby saving on operating costs and maximising time on task. With a top speed in excess of 40 knots, THOR is fast and suitable for sustained operations over long distances and time periods. It can be rapidly deployed via a C17 or A400M and also from a CTruk 50T mother ship.Alastair Stangroom, Director of Operations for CTruk’s Military and Security Division, commented:“We are all extremely excited about the launch of THOR. Not only is it an outstanding and ingenious design, but the combined creative excellence of the CTruk CAP consortium has delivered a vessel that ticks all the boxes in terms of multi-role, high performance and cost efficiency.”[mappress]Press Release, July 9, 2013; Image: CTruk View post tag: Defence View post tag: DSEi July 9, 2013 CTruk to Unveil THOR at DSEI Exhibition in London, UK View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK View post tag: CTruk View post tag: Londoncenter_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Exhibition Training & Education View post tag: unveil View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Thorlast_img read more


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS John C. Stennis Departments Achieve Excellence Departments earned these awards by achieving superior levels of readiness during training and inspections.Stennis earned 12 departmental efficiency awards for 2013: the Air Yellow “E,” Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Black “E,” Damage Control Red “DC,” Deck White Crossed Anchors with Black “D,” Environmental Protection Energy and Conservation Award, Health Services Blue “M,” Navigation White Ship’s Wheel, Reactor Red “E,” Safety Green “S,” Security Black “S,” Supply Blue “E,” and Carrier Maintenance Purple “E.”These awards will be represented by the designated letter and color being painted on the side of the ships super structure“to safely and efficiently execute our demanding mission, it takes an incredible amount of professionalism, technical expertise and pure old-fashioned hard work,” said Cmdr. Darren Guenther, the head of Stennis’ Air Department, also known as the Air Boss. “Our Sailors strive for excellence every day and I’m incredibly proud of them.”Stennis is currently undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.[mappress]Press Release, March 3, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy March 3, 2014 View post tag: USS USS JOHN C STENNISCommander, Naval Air Forces Pacific and Commander, Naval Air Forces (COMNAVAIRFOR) awarded aircraft carrier departmental awards to multiple departments aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Feb. 24. View post tag: Departments View post tag: achieve View post tag: John View post tag: Excellence USS John C. Stennis Departments Achieve Excellence View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: C. View post tag: Stennis Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: NAVSUP Changes Command View post tag: NAVSUP Training & Education View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Command View post tag: changes August 1, 2014center_img NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) held a time-honored traditional change of command ceremony in Philadelphia, July 31, also broadcasting it simultaneously to its other sites in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk, Virginia. USA: NAVSUP Changes Command View post tag: usa View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Guests and dignitaries celebrated the three-year tenure of Rear Adm. John G. King and welcomed aboard the new commander, Rear Adm. David R. Pimpo.“It is my distinct honor to salute two outstanding officers as we transfer the mantle of leadership for NAVSUP WSS,” said guest speaker Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen, commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and chief of Supply Corps, in his keynote remarks. “It is no accident that Rear Adm. Pimpo and Rear Adm. King are swapping jobs… It is the deliberate placement of two very successful officers who have done great things for our Nation, our Navy, and the supply and logistics communities.”Following Yuen, King, who had been on two tours at NAVSUP WSS before becoming commander in July 2011, expressed his gratitude to the NAVSUP WSS workforce.“As of today, I’ve completed nine years and 58 days at this command, and I have cherished every single one,” King began. “This command has offered me an unbelievable opportunity to learn about our business and to work with many wonderful and very dedicated people.”“NAVSUP WSS, this team of both Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg professionals, will forever be part of my personal makeup,” King continued. “Everything our fantastic team has accomplished has been directed at delivering support at the right time, at the right cost, to the right place across the globe.”Finally, the new NAVSUP WSS commander took the opportunity to discuss his commitment to the NAVSUP WSS mission and its employees.“I look forward to continuing the great logistics support that John King, Karen Meloy, and the rest of the professionals at NAVSUP WSS provide the Fleet each and every day,” said Pimpo, former Commander of DLA Land and Maritime in Colombus, Ohio. “We will continue providing superior support to the Sailors and Marines who are counting on us to deliver the parts they need on time, every time. I will listen and learn from you, and together we will work to create an environment that promotes individual accountability, embraces creativity, and rewards achievement in and out of the office.”[mappress]Press Release, August 1, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more


first_img August 18, 2014 View post tag: Bags View post tag: Naval View post tag: F-35 Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract. Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract View post tag: americas View post tag: contractcenter_img View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: Navy This modification provides for non-recurring sustainment activities, to include procurement of 19 training devices and 69 items of complex support equipment.Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (96 percent); Owego, New York (2 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2017.Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement (Navy and Air Force) funds and international partner funds in the amount of $232,794,734 will be obligated at time of award, $190,999,120 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.[mappress]Press Release, August 18, 2014; Image: f35.com Share this article View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Lightning IIlast_img read more


first_img Authorities View post tag: JMSDF Japan picks BAE Systems for amphibious vehicles delivery Share this article View post tag: BAe Systems The Japanese Ministry of Defense has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce new Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs).BAE Systems will provide 30 new AAV7A1 Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) vehicles, plus supply tools and test equipment to support maintenance. The company will also provide training aids for the vehicles to the Japanese military.Work on the contract will take place at BAE Systems’ York, Pennsylvania facility. Production is expected to begin in August with vehicle deliveries beginning one year later. Final delivery to Japan is expected to take place by the end of 2017.This contract supports the ongoing development of an amphibious capability within the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.Back in 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed that it intends to upgrade its three Ōsumi-class tank landing ships to enable them to embark AAVs and MV-22 Osprey aircraft.Dean Medland, vice president of programs at BAE Systems’ Combat Vehicles business, said: “We’re proud to support the Japanese military’s recapitalization by providing this enhanced amphibious capability.”“As the original equipment manufacturer of the AAV fleet, we have a strong history of supporting this platform.” April 8, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Japan picks BAE Systems for amphibious vehicles delivery View post tag: AAV7A1last_img read more