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MAR 2018

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38 ST | March 2018 Echosounders for Canadian Victoria Subs KNUDSEN Engineering Ltd. has been awarded a two- year contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence for the supply of ruggedized echosounders to replace the dry-end portion of the deep and shallow echosounders currently fitted on board Canada's Victo- ria-class submarine fleet. Additionally, the contract will include installation and training at the Tactical Weapons System Training Facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each de- liverable set includes recorders, remote displays, associ- ated switches and ancillary dry-end equipment. US Navy Opens Electronics Evaluation Facility in Spain The U.S. Navy's first permanent Shipboard Electron- ic Systems Evaluation Facility (SESEF) site in Europe is now operating in Rota, Spain. A Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport tenant activity site at Naval Sta- tion Rota, the facility services Commander 6th Fleet for- ward-deployed naval forces, supporting four guided-mis- sile destroyers currently stationed at Naval Station Rota. The ships require periodicity testing and certification of various onboard tactical electromagnetic systems. Diver-Held Sonars For Pacific Special Ops Sound Metrics completed delivery of four ARIS De- fender diver-held high-resolution imaging sonars and associated topside supervisory packages to the Pacific Special Operations Command in Hawaii. The ARIS De- fender 3000 systems will be used to provide an accurate identification and classification of previously-mapped suspicious underwater targets. ARIS Defender combines two sonar models in one package and can be tethered or operated autonomously. Rugged Tablets for US Navy Shipyards The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) has selected the DT Research DT311 rugged tablets for de- ployment to U.S. Navy personnel working at various shipyards across the country. The tablets can be used for technical maintenance management, warehouse and fleet inventory control, field testing and training, and other field-office data operations. CODA to Develop 3D Head-Up Display for Divers Coda Octopus Group Inc. received a subcontract award from the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State as part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) program. The award is for the development of a proto- type real-time 3D head-up display solution for divers (3D HUD system). It will feature real-time 3D sonar imaging hardware and real-time 3D augmented visualization soft- ware by Coda Octopus. The 3D HUD System will feed directly into the diver's augmented vision display embed- ded inside the diving helmet. The prototype is expected to be ready for testing in the second quarter of 2018. ST Design Contract For Saudi MMSC Lockheed Martin has awarded Gibbs & Cox a con- tract to support the functional design of Saudi Arabia's Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC). A derivative of the Freedom-variant, Lockheed Mar- tin's MMSC was selected to fulfill the Royal Saudi Naval Forces' multi-mission surface combatant requirement. In May 2017, the U.S. Navy and Saudi Arabia signed a let- ter of offer and acceptance for four MMSCs. This agreement represents the first sale of a U.S.-built surface combatant to another nation in more than 40 years. Propulsion Diesel Engines for San Antonio LPD Ship Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD-29, the U.S. Navy's 13th San Anto- nio landing platform dock (LPD) class ship. Construction of the engines will begin in 2019, and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2020 to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Fairbanks Morse will then support installation, testing and sea trials for the vessel. navy currents

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