Navy League 2021: Newport News Shipbuilding reports progress on carrier Kennedy as yard returns to mask requirements

by Michael Fabey

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding highlighted recent progress on aircraft carrier John F Kennedy (CVN 79) on 2 August, as shipyard President Jennifer Boykin confirmed the facility was again implementing mask requirements.

“We're back to masks right now,” Boykin said during a 2 August briefing at the Navy League 2021 Sea-Air-Space exposition.

The company is taking those measures to track recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), due to spikes in the Delta variant of Covid-19, she said.


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Smallsat firm BlackSky goes public

by Marc Selinger

BlackSky, which is fielding a small-satellite constellation to monitor rapid changes on Earth for defence and intelligence agencies and commercial customers, has become a publicly held company, raising USD283 million to fuel its growth, the US-based firm announced on 10 September.

BlackSky altered its ownership status by merging with special purpose acquisition company Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp, which already had a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The combined company has been renamed BlackSky Technology, and its ticker symbol is ‘BKSY'.


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DSEI 2021: Saudi Arabia continuing to build on engagement opportunities for foreign suppliers

by Charles Forrester

Saudi Arabia is continuing to promote inward investment and contracting opportunities in its defence industry, His Excellency Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, Governor of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), told Janes during the DSEI 2021 trade show in London.

“We have identified that we have up to 74 supply chain opportunities that branch into hundreds of billions of dollars of opportunities worldwide,” Al-Ohali said. “This represents a green-field environment for people who want to invest and who want to join our journey.”


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UK to explore alternative PNT methods

by Richard Scott

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a cluster of contracts under which industry will explore novel means of timing and navigation in the event of disruption to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs).

The Alternative Navigation research initiative will investigate alternative techniques to provide a position, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution in order to improve resilience to GNSS denial.


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