Sunday, March 3, 2024

Lockheed Martin News

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PA6B Engine Shipped to FMM for Install on Royal Saudi Navy Ship

Fairbanks Morse shipped a PA6B STC engine to Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard on April 16, 2021, an engine will be installed on the first ship of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) project. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the MMSC project, and the vessel is being constructed by its partner FMM in Marinette, Wisconsin. Four MMSC ships will be constructed at FMM.

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Fairbanks Morse Power for USS Cleveland (LCS 31)

Fairbanks Morse received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin – the U.S. Navy’s prime contractor on Littoral Combat Ship’s (LCS) Freedom variant – to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE's) for the 16th ship of the class, USS Cleveland (LCS-31).USS Cleveland (LCS 31) will receive a pair of 16-cylinder FM Colt-Pielstick PA6B Sequentially Turbo Charged (STC) diesel engines; together providing more than 12 MW of propulsion power. The USS Cleveland (LCS 31) will rely on the Fairbanks Morse engines for its low speed cruising and mid-range speed propulsion demands.

 Image: Norwegian Maritime Authority/Nordic Unmanned (drone)

Norway Builds Drone Fleet for coastal “Sulfur Patrols”

Norway is growing its arsenal of military grade drones for missions that’ll take them into the exhaust streams of ship’s funnels. With the IMO now supporting the 0.1 percent sulfur cap on marine fuel from Jan. 2020, and with southern Norway below the 62nd parallel officially a European Emissions Control Area, or ECA, the Norwegian Maritime Authority, the NMA, is cracking down on illegal sulfur emissions.Oslo’s NMA and its domestic enforcement allies — the Norwegian Coast Guard (Kystvakten)…

USNS Fall River (JHSV 4)  (Photo credit: U.S. Navy)

Austal Stops Shares Trading

Review of U.S. The West Australian reported that Austal halted its shares from trading, and reportedly is in the process of reviewing its U.S. operation, Austal USA. Austal USA is best known for it construction of vessels for the U.S. Navy, and late last year the parent company’s price took a hit amidst reports of difficulties with the Littoral Combat Ship program. As recently as two days ago (June 28, 2016), a ceremony was hosted at the U.S. facility in Mobile, Alabama to celebrate the keel authentication of the U.S.

FME Earns LCS Supplier of the Year Award

Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) announced it has been named the 2015 Lockheed Martin Missions Systems and Training Supplier of the year for Ship and Aviation Systems during its annual Supplier Summit, held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on March 10, 2016. The award honors FME for its product delivery and performance, technical support, and commitment to affordability, the company said. As an industry partner to Lockheed Martin, FME said it is committed to a strong and ongoing focus in the areas of continuous improvement and cost competitiveness to provide the solutions necessary to meet the U.S.

LNG tank: Image Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's First Marine LNG Tank Goes to Harvey Gulf

Lockheed Martin notifies that its first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wärtsilä LNG propulsion system, and it will be installed in Harvey Gulf’s LNG powered offshore support vessel currently under construction at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, Miss. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank built with U.S. steel is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wärtsilä…

Navy Cuts One Littoral Combat Ship in 2015

U.S. WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy hopes to smooth out the impact on Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal of a budget-driven decision to order three Littoral Combat Ships instead of four in fiscal year 2015, the Navy's top weapons buyer said on Thursday. The Navy had planned to buy two of each of the different small warships built by Lockheed and Austal in fiscal 2015 and 2016, but it scaled back those orders to three ships a year as a result of budget cuts mandated by Congress.

Artist's Depiction: the Harvey Gulf LNG Fuleing facility in Port Fourchon, LA.

Harvey Gulf Breaks Ground with LNG Facility

Louisiana out in front on LNG bunkering infrastructure. New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) has announced the ground breaking of construction on its $25 million Phase 1, Slip B, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fueling facility at their Port Fourchon, LA terminal. When operational later this year, HGIM’s LNG facility will be the first of its kind in the United States. This technologically-advanced, environmentally-safe, clean energy facility will be a vital addition to the growing national LNG supply infrastructure…

Latest US Navy Contracts

The Department of Defense anounce contract awards to Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, & Electric Boat. Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded an $18,232,027 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2110) for special tooling, special test equipment, and supplier related vendor support services supporting the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) construction. The work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete in September 2015.

Lockheed Martin Seeking Atlantic Canada Companies for Shipbuilding Projects

Lockheed Martin Canada, a major supplier of systems, software and professional services to the Royal Canadian Navy, will be in Saint John, Halifax and St. John’s this week to meet with companies that could become partners and suppliers on shipbuilding projects, including the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and other future programs. In each location, Lockheed Martin officials will provide a briefing on how companies can prepare and position themselves for shipbuilding work through…

Shipyard Ministerial Visit: Photo credit Irving

Irving Shipbuilding Embarks on AOPS Design Stage

Canadian Government ministers attend the shipyard to mark start of work on the design of new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOCS). Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

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Rolls-Royce Delivers Waterjets for US Navy LCS

Rolls-Royce delivered the Axial Mk1 waterjet for the latest Freedom-variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class, currently under construction for the U.S. Navy. This delivery marks the successful completion of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) program for “Compact, High Power Density Waterjets”. This new  waterjet will now be standard equipment for all future Freedom variants of the Littoral Combat Ships supplied to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin.

Littoral Combat Ship: Image credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Waterjets Delivered to New U.S. LCS

Rolls-Royce delivers advanced new Axial Mk1 waterjets for the latest US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Rolls-Royce Axial Mk1 waterjets are very power dense, delivering more cavitation-free performance for their size and power than any other waterjet. At 22MW of power, a single waterjet of this scale can move almost half a million gallons of seawater per minute. Four of these waterjets will propel the LCS at speeds in excess of 40 knots. This delivery marks the successful completion of the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) program for “Compact…

Winching operation: Photo credit MTNW

Winch Instrument Display Provider Wins Award

Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) wins US Small Business Administration Excellence Award. The 'Excellence' award was given for supporting Lockheed Martin’s aerostat program with the US Defense Department. This award recognizes small businesses that have excelled in their performance in support of large prime contractors. “MTNW was nominated by Lockheed Martin because we were able to provide industry leading technology at a lower cost and in half the time of previous winch instrumentation and display providers,” said Tom Rezanka, Vice President MTNW.

Latest US DofD Navy Contracts Listed

Contract announcements by U.S. Department of Defense (DofD) updated to 26, November 2012. BAE Systems Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., is being awarded a $6,880,388 contract to perform maintenance and repair work including hull, machinery, electrical, electronics and piping repairs as required during selected restricted availability onboard the USS Taylor (FFG 50). Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is expected to be completed by April 2013. Raytheon Co., Sudbury, Mass.…

USS Detroit Keel-laying Ceremony: Photo credit Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Lay Seventh LCS Keel

Seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) takes shape as Lockheed Martin team lays keel of the future 'USS Detroit'. The event was part of a time-honored keel laying ceremony that took place at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Wisconsin. The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team includes ship builder Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri company, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, as well as hundreds of domestic and international suppliers, including approximately 30 small businesses in Wisconsin and Michigan.

USS Freedom: Photo credit USN

Lockheed Martin Offer LCS Warships World-wide

Leveraging on its USN Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) experience, Lockheed Martin offers a Multi-Mission Combatant for navies worldwide. With two Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) currently in the U.S. Navy fleet, two more in production and two others under contract, Lockheed Martin is leveraging experience gained through the LCS program to offer a Multi-Mission Combatant for navies worldwide. The Multi-Mission Combatant is an agile, modular vessel capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots. It provides the power of a larger platform with a smaller crew, similar to the core 40 sailors the U.S.

'USS Fort Worth Commissioning: Photo credit Lockheed Martin

US Navy's Third Littoral Combat Ship Commissioned for Service

Lockheed Martin-led team's second Littoral Combat Ship, 'USS Fort Worth' (LCS 3) commissioned by U.S. Navy in Galveston, Texas. USS Fort Worth, the second of the Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in May and was delivered to the U.S. Navy in June, two months ahead of schedule. "Today's global security challenges demand new and improved solutions, and the Littoral Combat Ship represents the innovation that is needed to respond to this dynamic environment," said Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO.