The Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the 15th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on July 1.
As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilized in refugee and migrant rescue operations.
Completing her maiden voyage, the Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore arrived in Sydney harbour early on Monday morning. The 94-meter long vessel is now less than a month away from deployment as a versatile multi-role vessel and helicopter training platform for the Royal Australian Navy.
Klein Marine Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitcham Industries, Inc. successfully concluded a week of trials and demonstrations in conjunction with the Mine Hunting Challenge and Industry Days in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC Oliver Berry, the 24th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on June 27, 2017 in Key West, Florida, and the vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for October, 2017 in Honolulu.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $3 billion contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8). Ingalls was awarded the original long-lead material contract for the third ship in the America (LHA 6) class on June 30, 2016.
With the growth that the underwater defence sector has seen of late and the rapid increase in the number of nations planning to expend resources in this area, UDT 2017 which took place from 30 May - 1 June in Bremen, Germany, has again proven itself to be the premier global meeting place for undersea professionals, showcasing the vibrancy of this market.
SeeByte, a global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, announces the sale of 10 SeeTrack licenses, including personnel training, to the Belgian Navy. SeeTrack will be integrated onto their AUV fleet which will be deployed for Mine Counter Measures (MCM).
DCNS, in partnership with SMEs/SMIs, conducted a large-scale sea demonstration with the deployment of three drones including the IT180 mini-UAV from the ECA Group. These drones were deployed off the coast of Toulon from a land base in Saint-Mandrier.