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2011-04-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During a U.S. Navy exercise, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) DeepSiren underwater acoustic communication system bridged a capability gap for submarines operating beneath the Arctic ice by providing on-demand tactical mission and emergency response information. The system was successfully operated during the Navy's ICEX 2011 exercise conducted by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory far north of the Arctic Circle. "Raytheon DeepSiren enables...

2011-04-11 09:00:00

GROTON, Conn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat reached a major construction milestone on the submarine Mississippi (SSN-782), completing work on the pressure hull in less time than any previous ship of its class. Electric Boat achieved "pressure hull complete" three weeks faster than the previous Virginia-class submarine record. Additionally, work on Mississippi's radar, hatches, sonar dome and piping systems is significantly ahead of the record schedule...

2011-02-25 12:45:04

By Dylan Elizabeth Ottman, Office of Naval Research One Sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent bulbs with a quiet alternative inspired the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to create the Solid State Lighting (SSL) project, currently being evaluated aboard several ships and submarines across the U.S. Navy. A product of ONR's TechSolutions program, SSL is one of several rapid-response technologies created using recommendations and suggestions from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. The SSL...

2011-02-11 10:00:00

GROTON, Conn., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $60 million U.S. Navy contract modification that funds continued design efforts to make Virginia-class submarines more affordable. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Initially awarded in 2008, the overall contract - known as Block III - calls for the procurement of eight submarines through FY 13, and has a potential value of $14 billion. The last Block III...

2011-01-14 07:07:00

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a U.S. Navy contract to continue providing sonar systems for U.S. submarines, enabling the fleet to maintain an acoustic advantage. The $84 million contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the total contract value to $2.1 billion. The program's scope includes the development, production, support and modernization of all U.S. submarine sonar systems including initial system deliveries for...

2010-11-23 13:55:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KnuckleBonz(®) Inc. is excited to unveil a series of limited edition statues in their Rock Iconz(® )series representing characters from the animated film classic The Beatles, Yellow Submarine. KnuckleBonz is working closely with Apple Corps. Ltd. to create this series. The company creates limited edition statues and these will be highly collectible, with only 3000 of each statue created. (Photo:...

2010-10-12 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received two contracts totaling $115.7 million for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), the primary undersea warfare sensor for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R multimission helicopter. The contracts were awarded by Naval Air Systems Command and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Strategic Acquisition. ALFS provides critical undersea warfare mission support capabilities, including submarine detection,...

2010-10-07 16:18:00

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $400.6 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the terms of this award, Electric Boat will provide design, engineering, material and logistics support, and research and development activities for active U.S. submarines and submersibles....

2010-08-09 15:30:00

READING, Pa., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnerSys, (NYSE: ENS) the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced that it has recently been awarded contracts valued at over $39 million for submarine batteries with five navies worldwide. The batteries will be manufactured in EnerSys' new European submarine battery production facility with the first battery scheduled to ship in early 2011. In addition to being the leading global supplier of...

2010-07-12 09:37:00

MARION, Mass., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team has completed a successful critical design review for a system that will give U.S. Navy submarines real-time, two-way communications without requiring platforms to proceed to periscope depth. The review clears the way for the team to begin producing hardware and to deliver engineering design models in early 2011. Currently, submarines must come to periscope depth to communicate with other ships,...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.