April 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

German shipbuilding company Fassmer reported that, in December 2019, it signed a contract with Ecuadorian Naval Shipyard Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave EP) in Guayaquil for the construction of a multi-purpose patrol ship Fassmer MPV70 Mk.II for the Ecuadorian Navy. The construction will be carried out by Astinave EP, with the assistance of Fassmer, including the supply of structure parts.

Iran is preparing to start building a new destroyer with a displacement of almost 6,000 tons this year, the head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organisation said on Friday, April 4, in an interview with the state-run Mehr news agency.

American Company Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on April 3, 2020, that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.50 billion fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of the detail design and construction of amphibious transport dock LPD 31. The ship will be the 15th in the San Antonio class and the second Flight II LPD.

GeoSpectrum Technologies (“GeoSpectrum”) announces the debut of a new and compact version of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) suitable for Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs). Named TRAPS-USV, this lighter-weight variant is designed to fit on almost any size vessel, including patrol boats and USVs, while retaining full active sonar acoustic capabilities and providing groundbreaking low-frequency active submarine detection off smaller platforms.

The German government has approved Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ license to supply a submarine to Egypt and four warships to Israel. Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier (CDU) announced these decisions of the Federal Security Council on Tuesday to the Bundestag's Economic Committee in a letter that was made available to the German Press Agency.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Victoria and crew have completed a critical step in the submarine’s workups in preparation for 2020 submarine operations. Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Victoria and crew have completed a critical step in the submarine’s workups in preparation for 2020 submarine operations.

VARD, Fincantieri’s subsidiary and one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, signed an important contract for the design and construction of a sophisticated unit for the company P/F Akraberg, part of the Framherji group, one of the leading and most innovative fishing companies in the Faroe Islands.

Let's have look on several important contracts released by the US Department of Defense. First, General Dynamics got $327M Navy Aegis Combat System component production IDIQ. Then, Global Technical Systems won a potential $782M Navy network equipment contract. Finally, Raytheon awarded a potential $353M Navy contract for rolling airframe missile components. Please find the details of these contracts hereunder.

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