February 2015 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

North Korean Navy Unveiled A New Type of Anti-Ship Missile With Live Test Firing
 
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, released a series of pictures showing the Korean People's Army (KPA) Navy test launching a new type of anti-ship missiles from a Surface Effect Ship (SES). The new indigeneously developped missile shares a close ressemblance with the Russian made Kh-35 (Uran or SS-N-25 Switchblade). It is the first time the missile and the SES are officialy revealed by North Korean media.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, released a series of pictures showing the Korean People's Army (KPA) Navy test launching a new type of anti-ship missiles from a Surface Effect Ship (SES). The new indigeneously developped missile shares a close ressemblance with the Russian made Kh-35 (3M24 Uran or SS-N-25 Switchblade). It is the first time the missile and the SES are officialy revealed by North Korean media.
 

Chinese Shipyard CSSC launched the second Algerian Navy C28A Corvette
 
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) launched the second C82A Corvette on order for the Algerian Navy on February 6 2015. Algeria signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC) for construction of three C82A corvettes in March 2012. The first corvette was launched at the same shipyard located near Shanghai in August last year.
Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) launched the second C28A Corvette on order for the Algerian Navy on February 6 2015. Algeria signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Co (CSTC) for construction of three C28A corvettes in March 2012. The first corvette was launched at the same shipyard located near Shanghai in August last year.
 

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Kongsberg JSM Integration on F-35 Aircraft
 
The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $35,6 million delivery order to complete a Joint Strike Missile (JSM, the air launched variant of the NSM - Naval Strike Missile) risk reduction and integration study on the F-35 Air System for the Government of Norway.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $35,6 million delivery order to complete a Joint Strike Missile (JSM, the air launched variant of the NSM - Naval Strike Missile) risk reduction and integration study on the F-35 Air System for the Government of Norway.
 

GD NASSCO Christened the 1st Afloat Forward Staging Base variant MLP USNS Lewis B. Puller
 
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses.
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller, the most decorated Marine and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses.
 

Royal Navy type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless joins US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Gulf
 
A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has joined the international military operation against ISIL, protecting the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as she launches air strikes from the Gulf. Having arrived in the Middle East just weeks ago, HMS Dauntless has already made a positive contribution to the region, conducting maritime security patrols as part of the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces.
A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has joined the international military operation against ISIL, protecting the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as she launches air strikes from the Gulf. Having arrived in the Middle East just weeks ago, HMS Dauntless has already made a positive contribution to the region, conducting maritime security patrols as part of the 30-nation Combined Maritime Forces.
 

US Navy test shows Tomahawk cruise missile with synthetic guidance can hit moving targets at sea
 
A synthetically guided Tomahawk cruise missile successfully hit its first moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. The Tomahawk Block IV flight test demonstrated guidance capability when the missile in flight altered its course toward the moving target after receiving position updates from surveillance aircraft.
A synthetically guided Tomahawk cruise missile successfully hit its first moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. The Tomahawk Block IV flight test demonstrated guidance capability when the missile in flight altered its course toward the moving target after receiving position updates from surveillance aircraft.
 

Navantia Delivers The Second Group of Four LCM-1E Landing Crafts to Royal Australian Navy
 
The second group of four LLC (LHD Landing Crafts) for the Royal Australian Navy has arrived Sydney on 5th. February. The landing crafts departed from Navantia Bay of Cádiz last 27th. December and have arrived to the HMAS Waterhen base, where will be commissioned to DMO (Defence Materiel Organization).
The second group of four LLC (LHD Landing Crafts) for the Royal Australian Navy has arrived Sydney on 5th. February. The landing crafts departed from Navantia Bay of Cádiz last 27th. December and have arrived to the HMAS Waterhen base, where will be commissioned to DMO (Defence Materiel Organization).
 

U.S. Navy Hawkeye Crew Evaluated USAF's E-8C JSTARS for Future Maritime Missions
 
The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, also known as JSTARS, flown by the 116th and 461st Air Control Wings, recently participated in naval exercises to enhance joint service training in a contested environment. The U.S. Navy’s Composite Training Unit Exercise tested crews’ ability to respond to a variety of threats for which the E-8C Joint STARS long range radar capability provided land and sea radar information to the Carrier Strike Group 4 based out of Norfolk, Virginia.
The E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, also known as JSTARS, flown by the 116th and 461st Air Control Wings, recently participated in naval exercises to enhance joint service training in a contested environment. The U.S. Navy’s Composite Training Unit Exercise tested crews’ ability to respond to a variety of threats for which the E-8C Joint STARS long range radar capability provided land and sea radar information to the Carrier Strike Group 4 based out of Norfolk, Virginia.
 

Improbable SINKEX: North Korean Forces Trained in the Attack Against Simulated Aircraft Carrier
 
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, released a series of pictures showing the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air Force and Navy conducting joint training under the personnal leadership of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. According to KCNA, the scenario involved the aviation and naval forces of the KPA inflicting an unexpected blow to the potential enemy aircraft carrier, simulated by a small island.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, released a series of pictures showing the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air Force and Navy conducting joint training under the personnal leadership of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. According to KCNA, the scenario involved the aviation and naval forces of the KPA inflicting an unexpected blow to the potential enemy aircraft carrier, simulated by a small island.
 

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent Working With French Navy Carrier Strike Group
 
As we reported in January, the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group’s mission in the Middle East. Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS Kent has taken up the role of anti submarine warfare commander for the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, making her responsible for protecting the carrier group from underwater threats.
As we reported in January, the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group’s mission in the Middle East. Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS Kent has taken up the role of anti submarine warfare commander for the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, making her responsible for protecting the carrier group from underwater threats.
 

DCNS exhibiting at Euromaritime 2015 European Maritime Economy Trade Show
 
DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, exhibits at Euromaritime trade show dedicated to the sea and inland waterways from February 3-5, 2015 in Paris. BlueDome is a complete, fully integrated system designed to protect commercial ships against piracy. DCNS meets the needs of States in maritime security and surveillance by offering complete solutions from offshore patrol vessels to information and monitoring systems of coastal approaches.
DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, exhibits at Euromaritime trade show dedicated to the sea and inland waterways from February 3-5, 2015 in Paris. BlueDome is a complete, fully integrated system designed to protect commercial ships against piracy. DCNS meets the needs of States in maritime security and surveillance by offering complete solutions from offshore patrol vessels to information and monitoring systems of coastal approaches.
 

Sagem-led Autoprotection consortium launches BlueDome anti-piracy system at Euromaritime 2015
 
The Autoprotection consortium, led by Sagem (Safran), unveiled BlueDome at the Euromaritime trade show and exhibition from February 3-5, 2015 in Paris. BlueDome is a complete, fully integrated system designed to protect commercial ships against piracy.
The Autoprotection consortium, led by Sagem (Safran), unveiled BlueDome at the Euromaritime trade show and exhibition from February 3-5, 2015 in Paris. BlueDome is a complete, fully integrated system designed to protect commercial ships against piracy.
 

Digital Modular Radios by General Dynamics Quadruples U.S. Navy Network Communications
 
General Dynamics’ four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) are being upgraded with high-frequency dynamic routing (HFDR) software to turn the radio’s four channels into eight virtual channels. In addition to HFDR, the new high-frequency virtual channel exploitation software expands the DMR’s communications capacity to16 virtual channels when operating in the high frequency (HF) line-of-sight and ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications frequencies.
General Dynamics’ four-channel Digital Modular Radios (DMR) are being upgraded with high-frequency dynamic routing (HFDR) software to turn the radio’s four channels into eight virtual channels. In addition to HFDR, the new high-frequency virtual channel exploitation software expands the DMR’s communications capacity to16 virtual channels when operating in the high frequency (HF) line-of-sight and ultra-high frequency (UHF) satellite communications frequencies.
 

NGC Receives Contract to Begin Production of Additional Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support.
 

Northrop Grumman to Deliver Additional Mission Packages for US Navy Littoral Combat Ships
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages. As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages. As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures.
 

BAE Systems Will Provide Radio Communications Integration Support for New U.S. Navy Ships
 
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships. The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with the total value of the nine-year contract estimated at $187.4 million.
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships. The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with the total value of the nine-year contract estimated at $187.4 million.
 

Chinese Newspaper Story May Have Confirmed Construction Of A Second Aircraft Carrier Type 001A
 
In a rare occurrence, Chinese newspaper Changzhou Evening News published a story about "Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group winning the contract for China’s second aircraft carrier" over the weekend. China's second aircraft carrier (often dubbed Type 001A) is reportedly currently under construction at the Dalian naval shipyard in Northeast China.
In a rare occurrence, Chinese newspaper Changzhou Evening News published a story about "Jiangsu Shangshang Cable Group winning the contract for China’s second aircraft carrier" over the weekend. China's second aircraft carrier (often dubbed Type 001A) is reportedly currently under construction at the Dalian naval shipyard in Northeast China.
 

Marine Nationale and US Navy Sailors Exchanged EOD Know-How on board Jean Bart Frigate
 
On January 22, 2015, six US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) divers participated in an exchange of know-how with the crew of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) anti-aircraft frigate Jean Bart. For the past 3 months Jean Bart is deployed with aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Carrier Strike Group One for escort mission. In order to share their know-how and to strengthen interoperability, 6 US clearance divers were airlifted to the Jean Bart for an "EOD day".
On January 22, 2015, six US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) divers participated in an exchange of know-how with the crew of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) anti-aircraft frigate Jean Bart. For the past 3 months Jean Bart is deployed with aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Carrier Strike Group One for escort mission. In order to share their know-how and to strengthen interoperability, 6 US clearance divers were airlifted to the Jean Bart for an "EOD day".
 

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