April 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

BAE Systems launched Audacious - the fourth Astute-class SSN Submarine for Royal Navy
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BAE Systems launched Audacious - the fourth Astute-class SSN Submarine for Royal Navy
Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute class attack submarines being built for the Royal Navy, was launched April 28th by BAE Systems at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK. The 97-metre long, 7,400 tonne highly-capable nuclear powered submarine which was officially named at a ceremony in December last year, emerged from the site's giant Devonshire Dock Hall April 27th. On the 28th it was lowered into the dock water for the first time to begin the next phase of its test and commissioning programme ahead of leaving Barrow for sea trials next year.
 

New Zealand Looking to Replace its Six P-3K2 Orion MPA with Four Boeing P-8A Poseidon
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New Zealand Looking to Replace its Six P-23K2 Orion MPA with Four Boeing P-8A Poseidon
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand for P-8A aircraft and associated support. The estimated cost is $1.46 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017.
 

HII Christens Virginia-Class Block III Submarine Indiana at Newport News Shipbuilding
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HII Christens Virginia-Class Block III Submarine Indiana at Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division today celebrated the christening of Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th Virginia-class submarine. With a single swing, ship’s sponsor Diane Donald performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the submarine's hull. Donald is the wife of Adm. Kirkland Donald (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion.
 

Russian Navy Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyers to Slip Behind Schedule
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Future Russian Navy Project 23560 Leader-class Nuclear-Powered Destroyers to Slip Behind Schedule
There have been media reports that the Russian government dropped the future Project 23560 Leader destroyer from its 2025 State Armament Program. Sources in the military shipbuilding industry disproved the news to correspondents of the FlotProm news portal, adding, however, that the funds set aside for the program had been reduced, thus making the program’s implementation bound to slip behind schedule.
 

NATO Establishes the First Ever Digital Underwater Communications Standard
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Saab Receives Order from FMV for Next Generation Anti-Ship Missiles
Satellites and mobile phones, built on international standards, help the world get connected. But the communications technology we use on land does not work well underwater. As water covers over 70 per cent of the earth's surface, NATO has sponsored research into establishing the first ever digital underwater communications standard.
 

Russia Black Sea Fleet 4K44 Utyos coastal missile crew fires live weapon on practice target
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Russia Black Sea Fleet 4K44 Utyos coastal missile crew fires live weapon on practice target
The crew of an Utyos (NATO reporting name: SS-C-1B Sepal) stationary coastal defense missile system in Crimea has fired a cruise missile on a sea target as part of the tactical qualifying exam of the separate coastal defense missile brigade of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office.
 

Saab Receives Order from FMV for Next Generation Anti-Ship Missiles
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Saab Receives Order from FMV for Next Generation Anti-Ship Missiles
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for production of next generation anti-ship missiles. The total order value amounts to SEK 500 million and deliveries will begin in the mid-2020s.
 

Russian Navy to commission Project 09852 KS-139 Belgorod special mission submarine in 2018
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Project 09851 Khabarovsk
The Project 09852 (NATO reporting name: Oscar II-class) Belgorod nuclear-powered research submarine will be received by the Russian Navy in 2018. The advanced ship will carry deep-water unmanned submersibles and bathyscaphes and special scientific instruments. In expert opinion, the sub can be used both for military deep-water missions and for Arctic offshore prospecting and mining, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

Raytheon SM-6 testing displays missile's range and versatility in US Navy Tests
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Raytheon SM-6 testing displays missile's range and versatility in US Navy Tests
The U.S. Navy successfully executed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between April 6 and 13. These tests marked the next step toward the SM-6 Blk I's achievement of Full Operational Capability. In addition, these are the first tests with the latest SM-6 Blk I software that includes air warfare, ballistic missile sea based terminal defense, and anti-surface warfare capabilities.
 

US Navy's Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Completes Major Design Review
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US Navy's Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar Completes Major Design Review
Raytheon Comany and the U.S. Navy conducted the Preliminary Design Review for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, confirming system development is on track for delivery to the designated ship classes. The PDR followed several EASR milestones completed as planned on the development schedule, including the combined Systems Requirements and System Functional Reviews, and the Integrated Baseline Review.
 

Russia Black Sea Fleet A-222E Bereg-E Coastal Defense Systems Conducted Live Fire Exercise
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Russia Black Sea Fleet A-222E Bereg-E Coastal Defense Systems Conducted Live Fire Exercise
The separate missile and artillery brigade of the Black Sea Fleet’s Novorossiisk Naval Base is conducting a scheduled qualification exercise at the Zhelezny Rog Training Range in the Krasnodar Territory, according to the Southern Military District’s press office.
 

GDEB Receives US Navy Contract for Continued Columbia-Class SSBN Submarine Development
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GDEB Receives US Navy Contract for Continued Columbia-Class SSBN Submarine Development
The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
 

Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian Navy
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Putin launches domestic production of gas turbine engines for Russian Navy
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Saturn enterprise, one of the leading facilities of the United Engine Corporation, to launch a large-scale project of domestic naval gas turbine engines production. In the presence of the president the enterprise began test trials of M-35R-1 gas turbine with M-70FRU-2 engine for maritime programs.
 

US Air Force & US Navy Conduct First P-8A Poseidon MPA Aerial Refueling Mission
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US Air Force & US Navy Conduct First P-8A Poseidon MPA Aerial Refueling Mission
The 459th Air Refueling Wing helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, P-8A Poseidon. “The 459th and the Air Force Reserve Command is honored and delighted to support the Navy on the P-8A project,” said Lt. Col. David Williams, 459th Operations Group deputy group commander. “We have a longstanding relationship with NAVAIR and we were excited to play a role in assisting the engineers with the development of the boom refueling capabilities of the P-8A.”
 

F-35C targeting system guides GBU-12 Paveway II Laser-Guided Bomb to moving target
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F-35C targeting system guides GBU-12 Paveway II Guided Bomb to moving target
The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target. An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a small pickup truck March 29.
 

China Launched its First Home-Made Aircraft Carrier for PLAN: Type 001A
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China Launched its First Home-Made Aircraft Carrier for PLAN
The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017. Gen. Fan Changlong, member of the political bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) attended the ceremony and delivered a speech.
 

US Navy SSGN USS Michigan Visits South Korea, Strengthens Partnership with ROK Navy
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The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Blue) arrived at Busan, April 25, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. During the visit Sailors will experience the culture and history of the ROK, as well as foster outstanding relations between the U.S. Navy, ROK military and the local Busan community.
The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Blue) arrived at Busan, April 25, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. During the visit Sailors will experience the culture and history of the ROK, as well as foster outstanding relations between the U.S. Navy, ROK military and the local Busan community.
 

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