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August 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The 8th annual cruise of the Northern Fleet’s Arctic group in the Arctic Ocean has started under command of Vice-Admiral Oleg Golubev, Kola mixed forces flotilla commander, the Northern Fleet press service reports. "The ships and support vessels left their home ports in Severomorsk and Murmansk, went through the Kola Bay and made a cruise formation on the Barents Sea," the Fleet reports.

According to the South China Morning Post, the first Chinese-made aircraft carrier the Type 001A is expected to start a four-day sea trial in the next few days. According to military experts, the sea trials for the Type 001A had been faster and more efficient compared with those for its sister ship, the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier.

Raytheon Company delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering and Manufacturing Development pod to the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing. Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 aeromechanical pods for airworthiness certification.

The Navy Days that recently took place in Saint Petersburg gave the opportunity of seeing the number 368 "Vasily Bykov" of the Project 22160-Class patrol ships. JSC Zelenodolsk plant is building six of these ships named after A. M. Gorky and intended for use by the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet command. The vessels are designed by Russian ship designing firm JSC Severnoye Design Bureau. The first ship was laid down in February 2014 and by December 2016 five ships were under construction. The first ship joined the Russian Navy in December 2018.

The sensor solutions provider Hensoldt is equipping the second batch of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes with its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF). Only six months after the order was placed, the company has now successfully passed the factory acceptance test by the German procurement authority BAAINBw for the second system.

Babcock has secured a 3.5 year Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) contract. Working in collaboration with Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Solutions, this programme will deliver in-service support for Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control systems (TTWCS) and associated auxiliaries for the UK Ministry of Defence (Defence Equipment & Support).

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