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June 2016 Issue

Lockheed Contract for US Navy
Live-Fire Training Solution

Lockheed Martin received a $25.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR), as well as refurbish reusable shipping containers and provide associated technical data, extending ELGTR production into late 2018.

Recognized worldwide as the only live-fire training solution for warfighters, ELGTR emulates flight characteristics of Paveway II laser-guided weapon systems and presents pilots with the same information they would see during an actual mission.


First Canadian Company on Contract to
Provide Equipment for UK Type 26 Ships

Ottawa-based engineering firm W.R. Davis Engineering Ltd. is the first Canadian company to secure a manufacturing contract to provide key equipment to the U.K.’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program.

BAE Systems, the designer and manufacturer of this next-generation anti-submarine warfare ship, has awarded the CAD $12 million contract to W.R. Davis for the Uptake and Downtake elements of the ship’s funnel and exhaust system for the first three Type 26 ships.


Kongsberg Sonar, Nav Tech
For Swedish Submarines

The Swedish Navy and Saab Kockums AB selected an active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology from Kongsberg Maritime for installation on two next-generation A26 submarines, which are due for delivery by 2022.

The Kongsberg package will comprise SA9510S Mine Avoidance and Navigation Sonars designed for submarine applications and a bottom navigation package containing EM2040 multibeam echosounders, side scan sonars, sub-bottom profilers and hydrographic echosounders.


GE Solutions for Peruvian Navy
Antarctic Research Vessel

Peru will join international research activities in the Antarctic and wants its naval research vessel under construction to be reliable and efficient with minimal environmental impact. GE will provide a suite of marine solutions, including the electric power and propulsion system coupled with SeaStream Dynamic Positioning and automation system. The vessel is being built in Vigo at the Freire Shipyard.


Royal New Zealand Navy ROV
Training at Underwater Centre

A team from the Royal New Zealand Navy has finished an intensive ROV training course delivered by The Underwater Centre at the Naval Base at Devonport, New Zealand. The nine-day course focused on in-water operation training of the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, regularly used by the Navy for reconnaissance and security missions. Warships were berthed nearby, allowing the candidates to work under and around the vessels, carrying out a range of training exercises.


Thales to Upgrade
Thai Navy Vessels

Thales has signed contracts with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to supply above and underwater solutions. Thales will lead the upgrade of two Bang Rachan-class minehunters, including design provision, integration, training and support. Thales will also provide an integrated combat suite for the RTN’s second Krabi-class offshore patrol vessel.


SharpEye Radar for
South African Navy Ship

Kelvin Hughes announced the successful installation and commissioning of a SharpEye radar system on the South African Navy’s fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg.

In addition to X and S Band SharpEye radars, the system includes IMO-compliant displays and a dedicated tactical display with Kelvin Hughes Advanced Agile Tracker for helicopter approach and control.


Critical Design Review for
Electronic Warfare System

Northrop Grumman Corp. has successfully conducted a critical design review (CDR) for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 AN/SLQ-32(V)7 electronic warfare system. The CDR focused on the detailed design of the electronic attack subsystem that will make up a deployable AN/SLQ-32(V)7 system.

The review of the detailed design for the auxiliary support, power and cooling components, as well as shipboard compatibility, will be later this year.


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