Global Marine Systems adds jet trenching ROV to portfolio

13th May 2015

Global Marine Systems Limited has extended its subsea capability with the acquisition of a powerful jet trenching ROV. The new submersible compliments the existing burial equipment portfolio and is designed for pre and post-lay trenching as well as simultaneous lay and burial in the offshore subsea cable sectors. The new addition is the Q1000 Jet …

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Valeport Introduces The Next Generation Of Pressure Sensor

12th May 2015

Valeport’s new state-of-the-art ultraP pressure sensor is now available to order. The ultraP offers a truly smart and exchangeable pressure sensor, which is ultra fast, compact and dependable, providing levels of performance that are demonstrably ahead of competitor products. Ideally suited to system integrators and OEM applications, the new ultraP has been designed to allow …

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MILLENNIUM FALCON LAUNCHES X-WING INTO MARINE WORLD

6th May 2015

05 May 2015 MILLENNIUM FALCON LAUNCHES X-WING INTO MARINE WORLD ‘Millennium Falcon’ Saab Seaeye Falcon with Adaptable Monitoring Package created by the University of Washington. The long-term effect of renewable energy installations on marine animals is to be investigated by researchers at Washington University. The instrumentation package to achieve this comes in a specially designed …

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First Scorpene for India makes an appearance

28th April 2015

    PARIS, April 26 (UPI) — The first DCNS Scorpene-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy has been rolled out of its main building hall for outfitting with its systems. The INS Kalvari was built in the Indian city of Mumbai by state-owned Mazagon Docks under a $3 billion contract between India and …

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Raytheon wins Navy submarine radio contract

27th April 2015

Raytheon has been awarded an $89 million Navy contract for submarine radio antennas. Raytheon will provide 25 Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) antenna systems, which are “used to provide submarines with high capacity communications in the extremely high frequency and super high frequency bands and enables reception of the global broadcast service,” according to the …

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Life below the waves

27th April 2015

The cramped world of a submarine places unique demands on its crew. By Gary Oakley    Life below the waves  

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Connecticut Navy base holds ceremony to honor military dog

27th April 2015

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy’s submarine base in Groton is holding a ceremony Monday in honor of a military dog that died from illness this month after years of service. The dog named Jolly, a Dutch Shepherd and Labrador mix, began its service at the Navy base in July 2009 and conducted more than …

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Bluestream Picks Panther to Cut Construction Costs

22nd April 2015

With the subsea industry looking to cut costs, Bluestream Offshore has ordered a fourth Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV to undertake tasks normally performed by hydraulic vehicles. “Our clients want high-spec equipment to take on more complex construction work at a lower cost,” says Bluestream’s managing director, Rolf de Vries. “For instance, we have …

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US Navy awards three-year submarine engineering contract to BAE

20th April 2015

BAE Systems has been awarded a three-year contract by the US Navy to provide engineering and other services for modernise weapon launch platforms on US and allied submarines. The company will provide the navy with a range of support services like development, analysis and integration of new weapon launch and payload systems, mechanical configuration and …

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Whale plays peek-a-boo with ROV deep in Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana coast

16th April 2015

About 20 Septembers ago, I was fishing for yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico with a Plaquemines Parish native who, at the time, was an offshore guide. Our first stop of the day produced two good fish before the action died, and we decided to see what else we could find. On the way …

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