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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...

2009-10-28 09:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received an $81.1 million U.S. Navy contract for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), the primary undersea warfare sensor for the Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. "ALFS advances the capabilities of the Navy's anti-submarine warfare mission, giving the fleet an unfair advantage over enemy submarines," said Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' (IDS) Charles "Tom" Bush, vice president of...

2009-10-14 15:01:00

READING, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the world's largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of industrial batteries, announced that recently it has been awarded contracts in the United States and Europe for submarine batteries with a value in excess of $20 million. In the US, EnerSys has received a second consecutive contract award from the United States Navy to produce valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries using its proprietary thin plate pure...

2009-08-17 08:00:00

MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract valued at almost $93 million for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for production of related hardware. ISIS revolutionizes Navy submarine surveillance capabilities by integrating digital video and still images from devices on a submarine's exterior and presenting real-time imagery and analysis on crews' existing control room...

2009-07-30 13:16:30

An innovative laser imaging technique, developed with funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), could cut more than 7,700 man hours from the manufacturing cycle of the VIRGINA-Class Submarine (VCS). Per submarine, the savings could reach $500K per hull, translating in a projected savings of $15.5M over a 31-hull construction program. Successfully piloted in June 2008, the laser image projection technology allows the Quonset Point, R.I., Electric Boat (EB) manufacturing facility to...

2009-07-23 08:00:00

MARION, Mass., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) team developing a Communications at Speed and Depth (CSD) capability for U.S. Navy submarines has successfully completed the system requirements review. The capability will enable secure, two-way communications between submarines operating below periscope depth and at tactical speeds with surface ships, aircraft and land-based assets. All classes of U.S. Navy submarines will be equipped with this transformational...

2009-07-07 11:01:10

A submarine built by Florida Atlantic University students took top honors at the International Submarine Race in Maryland, school officials said. The university's Talon 1, a one-person propeller-driven sub, reached a top speed of slightly more than 7 mph to make it the fastest sub in any category at the 21-team competition at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The Florida team, which won $1,125 in prize money, competed against subs built by...

2009-06-01 08:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated the ability to communicate in real time with a submerged submarine at classified speeds and depths. This capability, which addresses one of the most significant shortfalls in submarine communications, was exhibited for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy during an at-sea trial of Raytheon's Deep Siren Tactical Paging (DSTP) system. The U.K. Ministry of Defence reported that Deep Siren demonstrated "the...

2009-03-12 12:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 executives representing 85 companies from 25 states met last week with Members of Congress about the submarine industry's importance to the nation's security during the Submarine Industrial Base Council (SIBC) 18th annual Supplier Days conference. SIBC co-chair Jim Jelinek said he was extremely encouraged by the increased attendance of Members of Congress, congressional staffers and submarine suppliers at this year's event, March 4...


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