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March 2018 Issue

Design Contract
For Saudi MMSC

Lockheed Martin has awarded Gibbs & Cox a contract to support the functional design of Saudi Arabia’s Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC).

A derivative of the Freedom-variant, Lockheed Martin’s MMSC was selected to fulfill the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ multi-mission surface combatant requirement. In May 2017, the U.S. Navy and Saudi Arabia signed a letter of offer and acceptance for four MMSCs.

This agreement represents the first sale of a U.S.-built surface combatant to another nation in more than 40 years.


Propulsion Diesel Engines for
San Antonio LPD Ship

Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD-29, the U.S. Navy’s 13th San Antonio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship.

Construction of the engines will begin in 2019, and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2020 to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Fairbanks Morse will then support installation, testing and sea trials for the vessel.


US Navy Opens Electronics
Evaluation Facility in Spain

The U.S. Navy’s first permanent Shipboard Electronic Systems Evaluation Facility (SESEF) site in Europe is now operating in Rota, Spain. A Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport tenant activity site at Naval Station Rota, the facility services Commander 6th Fleet forward-deployed naval forces, supporting four guided-missile destroyers currently stationed at Naval Station Rota. The ships require periodicity testing and certification of various onboard tactical electromagnetic systems.


Diver-Held Sonars
For Pacific Special Ops

Sound Metrics completed delivery of four ARIS Defender diver-held high-resolution imaging sonars and associated topside supervisory packages to the Pacific Special Operations Command in Hawaii. The ARIS Defender 3000 systems will be used to provide an accurate identification and classification of previously-mapped suspicious underwater targets. ARIS Defender combines two sonar models in one package and can be tethered or operated autonomously.


Rugged Tablets for
US Navy Shipyards

The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has selected the DT Research DT311 rugged tablets for deployment to U.S. Navy personnel working at various shipyards across the country. The tablets can be used for technical maintenance management, warehouse and fleet inventory control, field testing and training, and other field-office data operations.


CODA to Develop
3D Head-Up Display for Divers

Coda Octopus Group Inc. received a subcontract award from the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State as part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) program. The award is for the development of a prototype real-time 3D head-up display solution for divers (3D HUD system). It will feature real-time 3D sonar imaging hardware and real-time 3D augmented visualization software by Coda Octopus. The 3D HUD System will feed directly into the diver’s augmented vision display embedded inside the diving helmet. The prototype is expected to be ready for testing in the second quarter of 2018.


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