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2008-12-16 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) to produce lightweight, composite structures for the Spanish Navy's new diesel-electric S-80 submarines. Fabrication and assembly will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with delivery of the first shipset scheduled for the second quarter 2009. Goodrich will supply a cylindrical...

2008-12-10 16:40:00

      HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court ruled "the Navy and its leaders -- not federal judges -- should determine how best to defend our nation," Robert H. Thomas and Mark M. Murakami of the Hawaii law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert wrote in a recent commentary.   Thomas and Murakami had filed an amicus brief in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of nine retired Navy admirals, the Navy League of the United...

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2008-11-13 08:00:00

In a crushing defeat for environmentalists, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday the US Navy can conduct sonar training exercises off the southern California coast without restrictions designed to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. The high court threw out a federal judge's injunction that had required the Navy to take precautions during submarine-hunting exercises. Environmental groups argued that the intense sound waves could harm or even kill 37 species of marine mammals,...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

We were cheered to learn that the U.S. Navy and conservation groups have reached a court-approved settlement that allows the military ample opportunity to test its low-frequency sonar systems while protecting the habitats of marine life . So it is especially disturbing that the Bush administration is still trying to block the courts' ability to mediate future agreements between the military and environmentalists. The vigilantly anti-regulatory Bush administration claimed that...

2008-08-13 21:00:15

By TONY PERRY By Tony Perry Los Angeles Times The Navy will restrict the use of low-frequency active sonar during training in the Pacific Ocean to prevent possible harm to whales and other creatures, under an agreement reached with environmental groups Tuesday. The accord, approved by a federal court in San Francisco, would restrict the use of a type of sonar in areas in the Pacific Ocean that are known to be whale breeding grounds and key habitat, such as the Humpback Whale National...

2008-08-13 15:00:57

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: George Grant, +1-206-812-3021, George.grant@blueviewtech.com Source: BlueView Technologies, Inc. SEATTLE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueView Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of miniature multibeam imaging sonar, announced that the company has been awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA is a centralized federal procurement agency that serves to improve government efficiency and help federal...

2008-07-13 03:00:20

By Kate Wiltrout, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--NORFOLK -- Helicopter crews would search the Chesapeake Bay for simulated mines and fighter jet squadrons would reduce the number of explosives they drop off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina under a revised training plan the Navy is considering. Both changes are part of the Navy's comprehensive review of its training tactics in the Virginia Capes area, which covers a swath of the Atlantic Ocean between Delaware and...

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2008-06-27 13:30:00

The U.S. Navy has adopted a new plan Thursday to train in waters near Hawaii. The plan would allow for more frequent exercises while limiting the potentially harmful effects of its sonar on marine mammals. The plan was created following completion of environmental studies that found the exercises were in compliance with federal law. Similar studies are being conducted for training in waters off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, California and elsewhere. According to environmentalists,...

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute over the Navy's sonar training exercises off the Southern California coast. Environmentalists say the exercises threaten dolphins, whales and other marine mammals. The case presents an important test of competing environmental and military interests. It began when the Navy did not prepare the required environmental-impact report for anti-submarine exercises scheduled for 2007-09 to train strike groups for...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court will settle a fight that pits Southern California dolphins against the U.S. military. In a closely watched case involving national security and the natural environment, the court agreed to review restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar off the California coast. The Bush administration contends that the sonar rules, meant to protect marine mammals, hinder military preparedness. "The chief of naval operations determined ... that those restrictions unacceptably...