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Meet the new CCM Mk1 naval special warfare craft of the US Special Forces

Meet the new CCM Mk1 naval special warfare craft of the US Special Forces
 
One year from now, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will commission its first Combatant Craft Medium Mark 1 (or CCM Mk1): A new generation of special warfare craft that is set to replace the ageing fleet of Special Operation Command’s Mark V boats as well as RHIBs for select missions. Navy Recognition contacted the USSOCOM to learn more about the CCM Mk1, the US Special Forces craft of the 21st century.
One year from now, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will commission its first Combatant Craft Medium Mark 1 (or CCM Mk1): A new generation of special warfare craft that is set to replace the ageing fleet of Special Operation Command’s Mark V boats as well as RHIBs for select missions. Navy Recognition contacted the USSOCOM to learn more about the CCM Mk1, the US Special Forces craft of the 21st century.
 

Visit at PIRIOU shipyard: Update on Almak training ship, B2M programme and new designs

Visit at PIRIOU shipyard: Update on Almak training ship, B2M programme and new designs
 
As part of the EURONAVAL Press Tour, Navy Recognition visited Piriou shipyard in Concarneau. About one year following the christenning of Almak training ship, we asked a DCI representative about the first return of experience. We also witnessed the good progress on the first hull of the French Navy's future B2M ship. Finally we were shown some of the new patrol vessel designs that will be unveilled by Kership (a joint Piriou-DCNS company) during Euronaval 2014.
As part of the EURONAVAL Press Tour, Navy Recognition visited Piriou shipyard in Concarneau. About one year following the christenning of Almak training ship, we asked a DCI representative about the first return of experience. We also witnessed the good progress on the first hull of the French Navy's future B2M ship. Finally we were shown some of the new patrol vessel designs that will be unveilled by Kership (a joint Piriou-DCNS company) during Euronaval 2014.
 

MBDA’s Naval Cruise Missile Production Started and Program is Progressing Well

MBDA’s Naval Cruise Missile Production Started and Program is Progressing Well
 
As part of the EURONAVAL Press Tour, Navy Recognition had the chance to visit the MBDA site of Selles Saint Denis last week. This “missile factory” is the European Missile Integration Center. During our tour, we got the chance to see the production lines of the Exocet family of anti-ship missiles, Mica and Aster anti-air missiles and Scalp cruise missiles. But the highlight of the visit was by far when MBDA showed us two freshly assembled Naval Cruise Missile (NCM or MdCN in French).
As part of the EURONAVAL Press Tour, Navy Recognition had the chance to visit the MBDA site of Selles Saint Denis last week. This “missile factory” is the European Missile Integration Center. During our tour, we got the chance to see the production lines of the Exocet family of anti-ship missiles, Mica and Aster anti-air missiles and Scalp cruise missiles. But the highlight of the visit was by far when MBDA showed us two freshly assembled Naval Cruise Missile (NCM or MdCN in French).
 

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye: The Sixth Sense of the XXIst Century U.S. Navy Fleet

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye: The Sixth Sense of the XXIst Century U.S. Navy Fleet
 
Navy Recognition recently visited the Northrop Grumman facility in Melbourne, Florida. This was the occasion to meet with Jay Mulhall, Director of Business Development for the E-2/C-2 programs and with Fred Shelton, manager of international business development for the E-2C/D programs. So here is what we learned about the next generation airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) of the U.S. Navy: The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
Navy Recognition recently visited the Northrop Grumman facility in Melbourne, Florida. This was the occasion to meet with Jay Mulhall, Director of Business Development for the E-2/C-2 programs and with Fred Shelton, manager of international business development for the E-2C/D programs. So here is what we learned about the next generation airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) of the U.S. Navy: The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
 

Lockheed Martin is developing next gen naval gun ammunition for DDG 1000 and DDG 51 classes

Lockheed Martin is developing next gen naval gun ammunition for DDG 1000 and DDG 51 classes
 
During a recent visit to a Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) facility in Florida, Navy Recognition learned that the company is working with BAE Systems and the U.S. Navy, on a new generation of naval guns and naval guided ammunition: BAE is the prime contractor for the Navy’s Advanced Gun System (AGS) for the Navy’s newest Destroyer, the DDG1000, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire control is the prime contractor for the projectile, the 155mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP).
During a recent visit to a Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) facility in Florida, Navy Recognition learned that the company is working with BAE Systems and the U.S. Navy, on a new generation of naval guns and naval guided ammunition: BAE is the prime contractor for the Navy’s Advanced Gun System (AGS) for the Navy’s newest Destroyer, the DDG1000, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire control is the prime contractor for the projectile, the 155mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP).
 

Q & A with the U.S. Navy on Lockheed Martin Hellfire missiles for Littoral Combat Ships

Q & A with the U.S. Navy on Lockheed Martin Hellfire missiles for Littoral Combat Ships
 
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) has signed a Phase III contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) to complete the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and prepare it for integration on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This contract is valued at NOK 1.1 billion, and comes on the heels of a bridge phase contract signed on 29 November 2013, bringing the total scope of JSM development Phase III to some NOK 1.5 billion.
The United States Navy announced in April in this year that it had selected Lockheed Martin’s Longbow Hellfire AGM-114L for the surface-to-surface missile for early increments and testing for the surface warfare (SuW) mission package for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Navy Recognition recently contacted the U.S. Navy to learn more about this new capability for both types of LCSs.
 

US Navy and Marine Corps testing their latest amphibious equipment during RIMPAC 2014

US Navy and US Marine Corps testing their latest amphibious equipment during RIMPAC 2014
 
Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) and executed by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), RIMPAC is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's RIMPAC exercise is the occasion for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to put to the test two of their latest amphibious systems: the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) and the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC).
Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) and executed by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), RIMPAC is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's RIMPAC exercise is the occasion for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to put to the test two of their latest amphibious systems: the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) and the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC).
 

LIBERVIT introduces the first underwater hydraulic cutter for combat divers and special forces

LIBERVIT introduces the first underwater hydraulic cutter for combat divers and special forces
 
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) has signed a Phase III contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) to complete the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and prepare it for integration on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This contract is valued at NOK 1.1 billion, and comes on the heels of a bridge phase contract signed on 29 November 2013, bringing the total scope of JSM development Phase III to some NOK 1.5 billion.
LIBERVIT, based in southern France, has over 20 years of experience studying, creating and developing hydraulic and mechanical tools for law enforcement, army and other civil or private rescue teams. Working closely with prestigious units such as RAID, GIGN or French Navy commandos, LIBERVIT identified a need and developped and launched a maritime range. As part of this new maritime range is the first hydraulic cutter and spreader in the world that may be used in deep water for the specific cutting and spreading needs of special forces.
 

Video Report: On board FREMM Normandie next generation multi-mission frigate

Video Report: On board FREMM Normandie next generation multi-mission frigate
 
Navy Recognition recently had the unique opportunity to get onboard the French Navy's next state of the art frigate, the Normandie, while the ship was conducting sea trials off Toulon naval base in the Mediterranean. We already got the chance to get aboard Normandie while the vessel had just been floated out of dry-dock in Lorient, but this time it is a fully completed and functional frigate we got the chance to tour.
Navy Recognition recently had the unique opportunity to get onboard the French Navy's next state of the art frigate, the Normandie, while the ship was conducting sea trials off Toulon naval base in the Mediterranean. We already got the chance to get aboard Normandie while the vessel had just been floated out of dry-dock in Lorient, but this time it is a fully completed and functional frigate we got the chance to tour.
 

SMART-S Mk2 radar brings improved capabilities to French Navy anti-aircraft frigates

SMART-S Mk2 radar brings improved capabilities to French Navy anti-aircraft frigates
 
During DIMDEX 2014, one of the visiting naval ship was the French Navy Cassard class anti-aircraft frigate "Jean Bart". It was the first time we could see the frigate fitted with the new Thales SMART-S Mk2 radar. Navy Recognition took the opportunity to ask the French Navy what benefits this radar upgrade brings to the Cassard class of frigates.
During DIMDEX 2014, one of the visiting naval ship was the French Navy Cassard class anti-aircraft frigate "Jean Bart". It was the first time we could see the frigate fitted with the new Thales SMART-S Mk2 radar. Navy Recognition took the opportunity to ask the French Navy what benefits this radar upgrade brings to the Cassard class of frigates.
 

A torpedo powered by a lithium-ion battery breaks speed records in complete safety

A torpedo powered by a lithium-ion battery breaks speed records in complete safety
 
Early in 2013, the first sea firings of a torpedo fitted with a Li-ion battery were completed successfully: propelled completely safely at more than 50 knots, the torpedo also benefits from an endurance that can exceed one hour. It took ten years of studies, research and testing for the DCNS Saint-Tropez personnel specialised in undersea weapons, in collaboration with electrochemists from Saft*, to give practical form to this new product.
Early in 2013, the first sea firings of a torpedo fitted with a Li-ion battery were completed successfully: propelled completely safely at more than 50 knots, the torpedo also benefits from an endurance that can exceed one hour. It took ten years of studies, research and testing for the DCNS Saint-Tropez personnel specialised in undersea weapons, in collaboration with electrochemists from Saft*, to give practical form to this new product.
 

Video: Thales Active Phased Array Radar excels in ESSM firings from new Danish Frigate

Video: Thales Active Phased Array Radar excels in ESSM firings from new Danish Frigate
 
The trial, executed on 21 November 2013, consisted of four Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) being directed by APAR to four targets. The trial was successful: all launched missiles performed a successful intercept. In the first part of the trial, a Banshee drone was eliminated by a missile launched by the new Royal Danish Navy Frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (Iver Huitfeldt-class).
The trial, executed on 21 November 2013, consisted of four Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) being directed by APAR to four targets. The trial was successful: all launched missiles performed a successful intercept. In the first part of the trial, a Banshee drone was eliminated by a missile launched by the new Royal Danish Navy Frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (Iver Huitfeldt-class).
 

Pictures: Marine Nationale (French Navy) and US Navy joint Aircraft Carriers deployment

Pictures: Marine Nationale (French Navy) and US Navy joint Aircraft Carriers deployment
 
We gathered pictures of USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group combined operations with the French navy's Task Force 473 (with the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The picture gallery will be updated as more pictures are released by the US Navy of French Navy.
We gathered pictures of USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group combined operations with the French navy's Task Force 473 (with the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The picture gallery will be updated as more pictures are released by the US Navy of French Navy.
 

Chinese Navy (PLAN) releases First photos of Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Battle Group

Chinese Navy (PLAN) releases First photos of Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Battle Group
 
The Chinese navy released on Wednesday the first photographs of what many military observers believe is the Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group as the nation's first aircraft carrier returned to its homeport of Qingdao, Shandong province. The photos show the Liaoning sailing with several battleships, submarines and military aircraft performing a series of drills. The navy did not disclose when and where they were taken.
The Chinese navy released on Wednesday the first photographs of what many military observers believe is the Liaoning aircraft carrier battle group as the nation's first aircraft carrier returned to its homeport of Qingdao, Shandong province. The photos show the Liaoning sailing with several battleships, submarines and military aircraft performing a series of drills. The navy did not disclose when and where they were taken.
 

Year 2013 in review: Newly-commissioned ships of PLA Navy

Year 2013 in review: Newly-commissioned ships of PLA Navy
 
2013 is the harvest year of surface warships for the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN). In addition to a series of successful training of the aircraft carrier “Liaoning”, a multitude of new-type destroyers and frigates successively entered into service successively. The most in number of commissioned ships among them is the Type-056 light-weight guided missile frigate (or corvette).
2013 is the harvest year of surface warships for the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN). In addition to a series of successful training of the aircraft carrier “Liaoning”, a multitude of new-type destroyers and frigates successively entered into service successively. The most in number of commissioned ships among them is the Type-056 light-weight guided missile frigate (or corvette).
 

ADCOM Systems unveiled the first fixed wing UAV for anti-submarine warfare at Dubai Airshow

ADCOM Systems unveiled the first fixed wing UAV for anti-submarine warfare at Dubai Airshow
 
At the Dubai Airshow 2013, which was held in November, UAE based company ADCOM Systems which specializes in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) unveiled its “NAVY UAV”. This new UAV project is designed specifically for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). This makes it the world’s first fixed wing UAV project dedicated to ASW missions.
At the Dubai Airshow 2013, which was held in November, UAE based company ADCOM Systems which specializes in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) unveiled its “NAVY UAV”. This new UAV project is designed specifically for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). This makes it the world’s first fixed wing UAV project dedicated to ASW missions.
 

U.S. Navy Launches XFC UAV from Submerged Submarine

U.S. Navy Launches XFC UAV from Submerged Submarine
 
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years to produce results at significant cost savings when compared to traditional programs often taking decades to produce results.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years to produce results at significant cost savings when compared to traditional programs often taking decades to produce results.
 

SUBSEA TECH Unveils a new USV for above and under water surveillance and reconnaissance

SUBSEA TECH Unveils a new USV for above and under water surveillance and reconnaissance
 
Subsea Tech, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of marine and underwater intervention and instrumentation systems unveiled at Milipol 2013 (the International Exhibition of Internal State Security which was held in Paris from November 19 – 22, 2013) the CAT-Surveyor, an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) designed for inland and harbor waters reconnaissance.
Subsea Tech, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of marine and underwater intervention and instrumentation systems unveiled at Milipol 2013 (the International Exhibition of Internal State Security which was held in Paris from November 19 – 22, 2013) the CAT-Surveyor, an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) designed for inland and harbor waters reconnaissance.
 

Video: F/A-18F Super Hornet take on a full load of Harpoons Anti-ship missiles for the first time

Video: F/A-18F Super Hornet takes on a full load of Harpoons Anti-ship missiles for the first time
 
On runway 24 of U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland, a part of Boeing Harpoon missile history was recently witnessed when four of the proven Harpoon Block IC cruise missiles were uploaded onto a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet to undergo a rigorous flight test over the Atlantic Ocean. The test verified flight characteristics with the quad load-out; a Harpoon first.
On runway 24 of U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland, a part of Boeing Harpoon missile history was recently witnessed when four of the proven Harpoon Block IC cruise missiles were uploaded onto a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet to undergo a rigorous flight test over the Atlantic Ocean. The test verified flight characteristics with the quad load-out; a Harpoon first.
 

Interview: Lockheed Martin LRASM next generation anti-ship missile

Interview: Lockheed Martin LRASM next generation anti-ship missile
 
AUSA (which was held from 21 to 23 October 2013 in Washington D.C) is a land warfare focused exhibition, but when we learned that a Lockheed Martin representative involved in the LRASM program was attending the event, we couldn't pass the opportunity to meet with the person and get an update on the future U.S. Navy anti-ship missile.
AUSA (which was held from 21 to 23 October 2013 in Washington D.C) is a land warfare focused exhibition, but when we learned that a Lockheed Martin representative involved in the LRASM program was attending the event, we couldn't pass the opportunity to meet with the person and get an update on the future U.S. Navy anti-ship missile.
 

DCNS launch Vladivostok, Russian Navy's first Mistral class LHD BPC

DCNS launch Vladivostok, Russian Navy's first Mistral class LHD
 
Vladivostok, the first of two BPC-type vessels (LHD - Landing Helicopter Dock) on order from DCNS for the Russian Federation was floated out of its building dock at STX France's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on 15 October. The event was attended by senior officials representing the French and Russian navies and shipbuilding industries. The programme has proceeded as planned since the contract came into force in late 2011, with the vessels on schedule for delivery in late 2014 and late 2015 respectively.
Vladivostok, the first of two BPC-type vessels (LHD - Landing Helicopter Dock) on order from DCNS for the Russian Federation was floated out of its building dock at STX France's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on 15 October. The event was attended by senior officials representing the French and Russian navies and shipbuilding industries. The programme has proceeded as planned since the contract came into force in late 2011, with the vessels on schedule for delivery in late 2014 and late 2015 respectively.
 

A3SM: A True Game Changer for Submarines Self Defence against Threats from the Sky

A3SM: A True Game Changer for Submarines Self Defence against Threats from the Sky
 
As part of the Paris Air Show Navy Recognition was invited by DCNS to visit their factory located near Angoulême in southwestern France. The site specializes in the production of submarine equipment such as torpedo tubes and torpedo handling systems. It is also the place where the FREMM frigates' vertical launch systems are produced. The focus of the visit however was the A3SM, a new anti-air defence weapon system for submarine currently under development by DCNS and MBDA.
As part of the Paris Air Show Navy Recognition was invited by DCNS to visit their factory located near Angoulême in southwestern France. The site specializes in the production of submarine equipment such as torpedo tubes and torpedo handling systems. It is also the place where the FREMM frigates' vertical launch systems are produced. The focus of the visit however was the A3SM, a new anti-air defence weapon system for submarine currently under development by DCNS and MBDA.
 

X-47B UCAS-D First Catapult Launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) a Success

X-47B UCAS-D First Catapult Launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) a Success
 
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. "Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today: the flight deck of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier," said Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces, the Navy's "Air Boss".
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. "Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today: the flight deck of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier," said Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces, the Navy's "Air Boss".
 

Vladivostok, Russian Navy future Mistral class LHD, specificities and characteristics

Vladivostok, Russian Navy future Mistral class LHD, specificities and characteristics
 
STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire is currently assembling the bow and central sections of Vladivostok, the first Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia. First cut of steel for this head unit took place at the Russia’s Baltic Shipyard United Shipbuilding Corporation (OCK) in St. Petersburg in August 2012.
STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire is currently assembling the bow and central sections of Vladivostok, the first Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia. First cut of steel for this head unit took place at the Russia’s Baltic Shipyard United Shipbuilding Corporation (OCK) in St. Petersburg in August 2012.
 

Models of Royal Navy future Carrier & RFA Tanker simulate Replenishment At Sea

Models of Royal Navy future Carrier & RFA Tanker simulate Replenishment At Sea
 
Two highly-accurate one-tonne scale models of HMS Queen Elizabeth and future tanker RFA Tidespring have been tested in Europe’s largest indoor water tank in Gosport to determine how the two ships can sail safely in company. Key to any future operations by the carrier – the largest warship ever to sail under the White Ensign – will be sustaining her thousands of miles from home.
Two highly-accurate one-tonne scale models of HMS Queen Elizabeth and future tanker RFA Tidespring have been tested in Europe’s largest indoor water tank in Gosport to determine how the two ships can sail safely in company. Key to any future operations by the carrier – the largest warship ever to sail under the White Ensign – will be sustaining her thousands of miles from home.
 

DCNS Lorient Shipyard Visit and FREMM Frigates Program Update with Vincent Martinot-Lagarde

DCNS Lorient Shipyard Visit and FREMM Frigates Program Update with Vincent Martinot-Lagarde
 
Navy Recognition was recently invited by DCNS to visit their Lorient (Brittany) based shipyard. The Lorient site specializes in surface vessel. It was the birthplace of many French Navy vessels such as Aviso type ships, the La Fayette class of frigates (and its export derivatives) and even several classes of cruisers before and after World War II. We also took this rare opportunity to sit down and ask a few questions to Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, FREMM Programs Manager.
Navy Recognition was recently invited by DCNS to visit their Lorient (Brittany) based shipyard. The Lorient site specializes in surface vessel. It was the birthplace of many French Navy vessels such as Aviso type ships, the La Fayette class of frigates (and its export derivatives) and even several classes of cruisers before and after World War II. We also took this rare opportunity to sit down and ask a few questions to Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, FREMM Programs Manager.
 

Q&A with BAE Systems on Type 26 Frigate Design Update at Euronaval 2012

Q&A with BAE Systems on Type 26 Frigate Design Update at Euronaval 2012
 
During Euronaval 2012 in October last year, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships showcased a Type 26 “Global Combat Ship” frigate model with a slightly modified design compared to the big design update unveiled during DSA 2012 in April last year. We asked a few questions to BAE Systems on the reasons behind the latest changes to the design.
During Euronaval 2012 in October last year, BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships showcased a Type 26 “Global Combat Ship” frigate model with a slightly modified design compared to the big design update unveiled during DSA 2012 in April last year. We asked a few questions to BAE Systems on the reasons behind the latest changes to the design.
 

Commonality and similarity in DAMEN SIGMA designs

Commonality and similarity in DAMEN SIGMA designs
 
SIGMA 9813 and SIGMA 10513 have 100% commonality in structure, propulsion and auxiliary systems, as the 10513 version in essence is just a lengthened version and has an extra compartment of 7.20 m by a parallel section in the amidships region. This extra compartment provides added functional spaces and some alternative accommodation spaces.
SIGMA 9813 and SIGMA 10513 have 100% commonality in structure, propulsion and auxiliary systems, as the 10513 version in essence is just a lengthened version and has an extra compartment of 7.20 m by a parallel section in the amidships region. This extra compartment provides added functional spaces and some alternative accommodation spaces.
By Leon Goossens MSc, Chief Naval Architect, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
 

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