October 2016 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

Navy Recognition Launches its New Updated Website
 
US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 small In correlation with the debut of Euronaval 2016, Army Recognition Group is very proud to launch our newly updated navyrecognition.com website. The new website runs on the latest version of Joomla and now shares a similar look with the other two defense news websites in our group: armyrecognition.com and airrecognition.com. We implemented a number of new features including a diaporama on the homepage.
 

U.S. Navy Commissions its Newest and Most Technologically Advanced Surface Ship, USS Zumwalt
 
US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 small The U.S. Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.
 

Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Departed for Syria Coast with Su-33 & Mig-29K Airwing
 
Russia aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov 1 The only Russian aircraft carrier (designated heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser) Admiral Kuznetsov left the 35th ship-maintenance dock in Murmansk and anchored in Severomorsk harbor, TASS correspondent reported on Friday. It appears that Russia's flagship set off Saturday for the Mediterranean Sea for combat duty at the coast of the Syrian Arab Republic. In late September Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the aircraft carrier will join the Mediterranean group of Russian warships.
 

General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million USCG Contract for Rescue 21 Search and Rescue Program
 
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a $125.6 million follow-on contract to provide Rescue 21 program management, system support and maintenance and sustainment engineering support for the U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center.
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a $125.6 million follow-on contract to provide Rescue 21 program management, system support and maintenance and sustainment engineering support for the U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center.
 

ST Marine celebrates the launch of the third Littoral Mission Vessel for Republic of Singapore Navy
 
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), successfully launched the third Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Unity, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), successfully launched the third Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Unity, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
 

U.S. Navy Commissioned Ingalls-built Amphibious Transport Dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26)
 
The U.S. Navy commissioned the amphibious transport dock ship John P. Murtha (LPD 26) on October 8, 2016 during a ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Designated LPD 26, John P. Murtha is the tenth amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio class. These versatile ships incorporate both a flight deck to accommodate CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, as well as a well deck that can launch and recover landing craft and amphibious vehicles.
The U.S. Navy commissioned the amphibious transport dock ship John P. Murtha (LPD 26) on October 8, 2016 during a ceremony at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Designated LPD 26, John P. Murtha is the tenth amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio class. These versatile ships incorporate both a flight deck to accommodate CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, as well as a well deck that can launch and recover landing craft and amphibious vehicles.
 

Two Russian Project 21631 Buyan-M Class Corvettes Deploy to Mediterranean Sea
 
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 Buyan-M class small missile ships Serpukhov and Zelyony Dol armed with Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles will join the Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean Sea, fleet spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 21631 Buyan-M class small missile ships Serpukhov and Zelyony Dol armed with Kalibr (NATO reporting name: SS-N-27 Sizzler) cruise missiles will join the Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean Sea, fleet spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said.
 

Russian Navy Project 22800 Karakurt-class Corvette's Radar to Have a Range of 100 Km
 
The Project 22800 Karakurt-class guided missile corvettes in construction for the Russian Navy will receive advance radar capable of acquiring aerial targets at arrange of about 100 km, Alexander Khomyakov, first deputy director general/chief designer, Central Design Bureau of Apparatus Engineering, has told journalists.
The Project 22800 Karakurt-class guided missile corvettes in construction for the Russian Navy will receive advance radar capable of acquiring aerial targets at arrange of about 100 km, Alexander Khomyakov, first deputy director general/chief designer, Central Design Bureau of Apparatus Engineering, has told journalists.
 

HII Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials For National Security Cutter Munro
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced that the company’s sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Munro (WMSL 755), has successfully completed acceptance trials. Munro spent two full days in the Gulf of Mexico proving the ship’s systems.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced that the company’s sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Munro (WMSL 755), has successfully completed acceptance trials. Munro spent two full days in the Gulf of Mexico proving the ship’s systems.
 

Russian Navy Oscar II Submarine Orel Launched Following Repairs
 
The Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 949A Antey-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) K-266 Orel (NATO reporting name: Oscar II-class), which suffered fire in spring 2015, has been launched in Severodvinsk following her repair. It shall have returned to service before the end of the year, the Zvyozdochka Shipyard’s press office told TASS.
The Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 949A Antey-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) K-266 Orel (NATO reporting name: Oscar II-class), which suffered fire in spring 2015, has been launched in Severodvinsk following her repair. It shall have returned to service before the end of the year, the Zvyozdochka Shipyard’s press office told TASS.
 

Russian Navy to start receiving navalized Pantsir-M Air Defense Missile/Gun System next year
 
At IMDS 2015 maritime defense exhibition currently held in St Petersburg, KBP Instrument Design Bureau (based in Tula, Russia) unveiled a naval variant of its famous Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (????
The Project 11442M (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) Admiral Nakhimov nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser will be the first of the Russian Navy’s combatants to receive a navalized version of the Pantsir anti-air missile/gun system, Dmitry Konoplyov, executive director of the Instrument Design Bureau (KBP, a subsidiary of the High-Precision Systems), has told TASS.
 

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade U.S. Navy's SEWIP Shipboard Electronic Warfare Systems
 
Cobham recently received a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) award for the production of Antenna Array Panel Assemblies (AAPAs) from Lockheed Martin Corporation, Liverpool, N.Y. The AAPAs are used in the Block II configuration of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP). Work under this contract will be performed by Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions, a business unit of the Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions sector, in Lansdale, Pa.
Lockheed Martin continues to make technological advances in its electronic warfare portfolio that will keep the warfighter a step ahead. The U.S. Navy awarded the company an initial $148.9M contract for full rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems with four additional option years to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare capabilities so warfighters can respond to evolving threats.
 

GDEB Receives U.S. Navy Contract for Ohio Replacement SSBN-X Submarine Development
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $101.3 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine and the United Kingdom's Successor-class ballistic-missile submarine. The modification is for the procurement of 22 missile tubes to support the manufacturing of the Common Missile Compartment. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $101.3 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the Navy’s Ohio Replacement submarine and the United Kingdom's Successor-class ballistic-missile submarine. The modification is for the procurement of 22 missile tubes to support the manufacturing of the Common Missile Compartment. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
 

Saab Signs RBS15 Mk3 Teaming Agreement With Polish defence company MESKO
 
Defence and security company Saab has signed a teaming agreement with the Polish defence company MESKO, a member of Polish Armament Group (PGZ), for the long-term maintenance and support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system.
Defence and security company Saab has signed a teaming agreement with the Polish defence company MESKO, a member of Polish Armament Group (PGZ), for the long-term maintenance and support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system.
 

Royal New Zealand Navy First to get Rolls-Royce Evironship Wave Piercing Bow Design
 
A new polar-class logistic support tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will be the first naval vessel to feature the Rolls-Royce award winning Environship design with wave piercing bow. It will replace HMNZS Endeavor, which has been in service for 30 years.
A new polar-class logistic support tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will be the first naval vessel to feature the Rolls-Royce award winning Environship design with wave piercing bow. It will replace HMNZS Endeavor, which has been in service for 30 years.
 

Russian Navy Will Not Upgrade all its Project 949A Oscar II SSGN Submarines into 949AM Variant
 
The Russian Navy is planning to upgrade only a part of operational Project 949A (Antey-class, NATO reporting name: Oscar II) nuclear-powered submarines armed with cruise missiles (SSGN), CEO of Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering Igor Vilnit told TASS.
The Russian Navy is planning to upgrade only a part of operational Project 949A (Antey-class, NATO reporting name: Oscar II) nuclear-powered submarines armed with cruise missiles (SSGN), CEO of Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering Igor Vilnit told TASS.
 

Fincantieri Delivered "Alpino", the Fifth FREMM for the Italian Navy
 
The frigate “Alpino” was delivered today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. It is the fifth vessel of the FREMM program - Multi Mission European Frigates - commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Finmeccanica) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the construction of 10 units, all already ordered.
The frigate “Alpino” was delivered at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. It is the fifth vessel of the FREMM program - Multi Mission European Frigates - commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Finmeccanica) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the construction of 10 units, all already ordered.
 

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