US Navy awards design contract work for shipyard modernisation in Hawaii and Washington states
14 September 2021
by Michael Fabey
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a USD500 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architecture-engineering contract for structural and waterfront-related projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Washington state, NAVFAC officials confirmed on 13 September.
The five-year contract, awarded to WSM Pacific SIOP, a joint venture based in Honolulu, will support construction, repair, and alteration projects at both shipyards as part of the US Navy's (USN's) comprehensive Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), NAVFAC officials said.
Most of the UGVs that were displayed were EOD robots. (Defapress.ir)
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shed some light on its robotics programmes when it displayed dozens of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) during a ceremony to hand over equipment to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams on 20 September.
DSEI 2021: British Army demonstrates progress with HED-powered prototypes
21 September 2021
by Peter Felstead
A HED-equipped Jackal 2 high-mobility patrol vehicle and Foxhound protected patrol vehicle demonstrating silent running outside the ExCel Centre at DSEI 2021. (Janes/P Felstead)
Evidence that the power and mobility advantages of vehicles powered by hybrid electric drive (HED) are approaching real-world utility on the modern battlefield was in evidence at this month's DSEI exhibition in London in the form of three vehicles demonstrated by the British Army.
In this episode we speak to Adam Hadley on understanding and countering terrorist use of the internet.
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