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2018:  MARCH

March 2017 Issue

Trimaran 2 Contract Enhances
Situational Awareness for French Navy

As part of a four-year contract, a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France is providing a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to the French Navy. The Trimaran 2 contract/project is a follow-up to Trimaran 1, which enables maritime zone commanders to access a portal for surveillance services using optical and radar imaging and AIS data to enhance the effectiveness of their national maritime missions. Enhanced situational awareness is guaranteed by complementing optical and SAR imagery analysis.

Damen Delivers First SIGMA
10514 PKR Frigate for Indonesia

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has handed over the first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigate to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, on schedule and on budget. The ceremony took place at the PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya where the vessel was assembled.

The 105-m, 2,365-tonne PKR frigates are designed to undertake a wide range of missions in and around the waters of Indonesia. Their primary mission is anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. They are also equipped for maritime security, search and rescue, and humanitarian support tasks.

Construction of the second frigate using the same procedure is now well advanced, with sea trials scheduled for May 2017 and delivery October 2017.

Servowatch Integrated Platform
Management System for Thai OPV

Servowatch has been down selected by Bangkok Dock Co. (1957) Ltd. in Thailand to supply their Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the latest Pattani-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built for the Royal Thai Navy.

Servowatch Systems’ scope of supply comprises an IPMS control and monitoring package for the vessel’s propulsion, power generation, HVAC, fire detection, tank gauging systems and auxiliary services.

US Navy Procures DT Research
Rugged Tablets for US Shipyards

Silicon Valley-based DT Research and Cyber Security Expert Patriot Technologies have a four-year contract with the U.S Navy for tens of thousands of DT Research Rugged Tablets for deployment at shipyards across the U.S.

The fully ruggedized IP65-rated tablets have unique hardware-software security that will enable Navy personnel to save significant time as they securely access data and images within a variety of environments using a highly durable, lightweight mobile device purpose-built for their needs. Features include: advanced Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS security; device guard; lock down; media sanitization option; instant blackout; and automatic Bluetooth, RFID and Wi-Fi disable under certain conditions.

General Dynamics to Continue Delivering
IT Services to SPAWAR, CNIC

General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded the Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) N6 Information Technology Support contract to continue delivering enterprise-level IT services to SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic and CNIC. General Dynamics will provide program, engineering and technical support to the Navy in: enterprise IT and data center hosting; cybersecurity engineering; command, control and communications protection ashore; enterprise information management; and enterprise support center operations.

Naval Warfare Center Indian Head,
College of Southern Maryland Partnership

Representatives from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) signed an Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) for five years to enable CSM students and faculty to tap into the warfare center’s expertise, facilities and equipment. Meanwhile, NSWC IHEODTD will benefit from CSM’s training and educational resources.

These partnerships are part of the continuing effort to build relationships to ensure the future strength of the Navy’s workforce by facilitating the training and recruitment of potential future NSWC IHEODTD employees.

The partnership with CSM will also encourage and facilitate early interest in all aspects of energetics, energetics systems and government business practices by young people at all stages of their academic careers and help to advance the regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

2018:  MARCH

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