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

Future US Navy Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy CVN 79 Reaches 50 Percent Structural Completion
HII aircraft carrier john f kennedy 50 percent complete
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) grew about 70 feet in length with the addition of the lower stern. The lower stern was lifted into place at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, where the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now 50 percent structurally complete.


Russian Navy Victor III-class SSN Obninsk Practices Torpedo Attack in Drills
Russian Navy Victor III-class SSN Obninsk Practices Torpedo Attack in Drills
The crew of Russia’s Project 671RTMK (NATO reporting name: Victor-III class) nuclear-powered attack submarine Obninsk has practiced attacking a simulated enemy’s ships with torpedoes in the Barents Sea, the Russian Northern Fleet’s press office said.


FLIR Systems to Provide Star SAFIRE 380-HD Systems for USCG HC-27J Surveillance Aircraft Fleet
USCG C 27j flir
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced an award of $17.9 million for anindefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of a maximum of 19 FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HD (high-definition) systems, in support of the United States Coast Guard HC-27J surveillance aircraft fleet. FLIR will provide the Star SAFIRE 380-HD systems, cabling, controller units, software, mounting hardware, technical engineering services, and logistics support.

China's 24th Type 054A Frigate Commissioned with PLAN South Sea Fleet
Type 054A Frigate Xuchang PLAN China 1
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) commissioned its 24th Type 054A Frigate (Jiangkai II-class) "Xuchang" (hull number 536). The Commissioning ceremony took place on June 23rd at Zhanjiang naval base, headquarter of the PLAN South Sea Fleet. The frigate joins the PLAN East Sea Fleet.

ECA Group tests multi-simultaneous MCM drone operation with the Belgian Navy
seascans onboard usv
ECA Group, in the framework of the Belgian Navy evaluation of Unmanned Maritime Systems 2017, demonstrated the capability to deploy simultaneously its AUVs, USV and ROVs to perform parallel and collaborative Detection to Identification MCM operation.

Video: Russian Navy Frigates & Submarine Launch 3M-14 Kalibr Missiles Against IS
Russian Navy Kalibr Syria
The Russian Navy`s Project 11356 'Admiral Essen' and 'Admiral Grigorovich' guided missile frigates and the Project 636.3 'Krasnodar' diesel-electric submarine have destroyed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist grouping`s large weapon and munition depots in Syria using the 3M-14 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles (SLCM), according to Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).

DCNS's F21 Heavyweight Torpedo has Entered its Final Development Phase
F21 Heavyweight Torpedo DCNS
DCNS has just performed a qualification firing of the F21 torpedo as part of the Artémis programme led by the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement). The DGA aims to equip all French Navy nuclear submarines with this heavy torpedo, the highest performing one of its generation.

European Maritime Safety Agency Selects SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV
European Maritime Safety Agency Selects SKELDAR V-200 VTOL UAV UMS SKELDAR, Europe’s only provider of both rotary and fixed-wing UAVs wins multi-million Euro contract with Martek for multi-role operations with the European Maritime Safety Agency – the largest ever civilian maritime UAV programme.

Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters
Japan Coast Guard orders three additional H225 helicopters
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018.

Navantia Cuts Steel on First of Two AOR Vessels for Royal Australian Navy
NGC Demonstrates Unmanned Mine-hunting Capabilities During Belgium North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials
The first cut of the steel being used to build the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships (AORs) has been undertaken June 19th following the successful completion of the critical design review. Navantia was awarded the contract to construct the ships which will replace the Navy’s current supply ships HMA Ships Success and Sirius. The new AORs are scheduled to be delivered by 2019 and 2020.

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