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2010-04-21 13:10:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been awarded a firm fixed price contract from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding to manufacture lightweight, composite sail cusps for the next eight Virginia-class nuclear fast attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block III. The scope of the award includes tooling design, production, and fabrication of eight sail cusps at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla....

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2010-04-07 05:40:00

Top ranking Navy officials have confirmed that a ban on smoking on submarines is being seriously considered, according to various media reports Tuesday. According to a March 23 article in Navy Times magazine, Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, is quoted as saying the Armed Forces branch was "going to stop smoking on submarines." On April 6, Submarine Force spokesman Lieutenant Commander Mark Jones clarified those remarks, telling the AFP, "We are currently looking at changing...

2010-03-29 07:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced it has shipped the first set of valves worth $3.7 million from its Portland Valve business located in Portland, Maine. This shipment is the first of $36 million in orders for products for U.S. Navy Block III Virginia-class submarines being built by General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. Block III includes the...

2010-01-29 05:39:00

LONDON, January 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Limited Edition enters the underwater world, welcoming Necker Nymph, a DeepFlight three-person aero submarine. Likened to an underwater aircraft, this open cockpit winged sub is the first of its kind to hit the market - would Sir Richard Branson want it any other way? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/376107 ) Designed and built by renowned engineer, Graham Hawkes, of Hawkes Ocean Technologies, Necker Nymph represents...

2010-01-05 09:50:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has received a $49 million contract from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding to provide a number of composite components for the next eight Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarines, collectively referred to as Block III. Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products team in Jacksonville, Fla. is building components to support the construction of one ship per year in 2009 and 2010, rising to two ships per year...

2009-12-09 09:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has received a contract from Lockheed Martin's Undersea Systems business to supply lightweight composite structures to host the acoustic sensors on the Spanish Navy's new S-80 diesel-electric submarines. Fabrication and assembly will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla. Initial deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter, 2010. Under the contract, Goodrich...

2009-12-03 12:01:00

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), announced today the successful completion and delivery of Stage I (out of two stages) of the Dolphin Submarine Tactical Trainer project for the Israeli Navy. The project, which was awarded to DSIT in June, 2007, following an international tender, called for the simulation of all sonar and weapons systems on board the submarine. The simulator allows the Dolphin tactical team of...

2009-11-12 12:27:00

Rare 1946 Film Footage of U.S. Navy Sinking the Japanese Vessels, Reportedly to Hide Technology from the Soviets, Leads to Wreckage Off the Coast of Hawai'i After 60+ Years Hunt for the Samurai Subs premieres Tuesday, November 17, at 9:00 pm ET/PT WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two World War II Japanese submarines, designed with revolutionary technology to attack the U.S. mainland, have been discovered off the Hawaiian coast of Oahu. They are the I-14, which carried two...

2009-11-12 08:07:00

Manassas, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully completed in-water testing of a new cylindrical array sonar system for Spain's S-80 class diesel electric submarines at the U.S. Navy's Underwater Test Facility at Seneca Lake, N.Y. The cylindrical array is the primary acoustic sensor for submerged operations. It consists of a special hydrophone configuration that is unique to every platform. Lockheed Martin designed and developed the S-80's new array under a...

2009-11-10 08:07:00

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Australia of Canberra and Acacia Research, Ltd. of Adelaide are teaming to pursue the combat system integrator role for the Royal Australian Navy's Future Submarine project, SEA 1000. Under this Department of Defence project, 12 next-generation submarines are envisioned to replace Australia's six existing Collins-class boats. SEA 1000 is expected to be the Australian government's largest-ever single defence project. Under...


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