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

BAE Systems awarded contract to provide Mk 45 naval gun systems for Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate

BAE Systems awarded contract to provide Mk 45 naval gun systems for Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
 
BAE Systems has received a $245 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the gun system, known as the Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS), for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This award follows the MOD’s announcement of BAE Systems as the preferred bidder last year after a competitive process.
BAE Systems has received a $245 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the gun system, known as the Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS), for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This award follows the MOD’s announcement of BAE Systems as the preferred bidder last year after a competitive process.
 

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter for Royal Australian Navy

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter for Royal Australian Navy
 
Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility.
 

South Korea's Navy launches new Chamsuri-211 fast patrol boat

South Korea's Navy launches new Chamsuri-211 fast patrol boat
 
According to the local news agency Yonhap, South Korea's Navy launched a new fast patrol boat to help counter North Korea's hovercraft force along its maritime demarcation line, the military said Thursday July 28, 2016.
 

Russia’s Navy receives An-140 transport planes

Russia’s Navy receives An-140 transport planes
 
The Aviakor Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Samara in the Volga area, part of Russian Machines Corporation, has delivered a batch of Antonov An-140 transport planes to Russia’s Navy, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said.
The Aviakor Aircraft-Manufacturing Enterprise in Samara in the Volga area, part of Russian Machines Corporation, has delivered a batch of Antonov An-140 transport planes to Russia’s Navy, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said during a visit to the enterprise.
 

South Korean Navy takes delivery of 4 Agusta Westland Wildcat Helicopters

South Korean Navy takes delivery of 4 Agusta Westland Wildcat Helicopters
 
According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's Navy said Wednesday it has received an initial delivery of four Wildcat helicopters it purchased as part of its ongoing efforts to beef up its fighting capability.
According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's Navy said Wednesday it has received an initial delivery of four Wildcat helicopters it purchased as part of its ongoing efforts to beef up its fighting capability.
 

Leidos completes initial performance tests of highly autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel

Leidos completes initial performance tests of highly autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel
 
Leidos, a U.S. security, health, and infrastructure solutions company, announced on July 25, that on June 22, it completed initial performance trials of the technology demonstration vessel it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The at-sea tests took place off the coast of San Diego, California.
Leidos, a U.S. security, health, and infrastructure solutions company, announced on July 25, that on June 22, it completed initial performance trials of the technology demonstration vessel it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The at-sea tests took place off the coast of San Diego, California.
 

Russian Navy commissions Project 20360OS experimental vessel for service

Russian Navy commissions Project 20360OS experimental vessel for service
 
The Project 20360OS Victor Chirkov experimental vessel has passed the official tests and been accepted by the Russian Navy, according to the press office of the Vympel Design Bureau.
The Project 20360OS Victor Chirkov experimental vessel has passed the official tests and been accepted by the Russian Navy, according to the press office of the Vympel Design Bureau.
 

Vympel Shipyard in central Russia launched the second Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat

Vympel Shipyard in central Russia launched the second Project 21980 anti-sabotage boat
 
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia has floated out the second Project 21980 Grachonok anti-sabotage boat, the shipyard’s press office said. "A solemn ceremony of floating out the Project 21980 boat (factory number No. 01222) took place at the shipyard. This is the second out of four anti-sabotage boats the Vympel Shipyard is currently building under a contract signed with the Defense Ministry," the press office said.
The Vympel Shipyard in Rybinsk in central Russia has floated out the second Project 21980 Grachonok anti-sabotage boat, the shipyard’s press office said. "A solemn ceremony of floating out the Project 21980 boat (factory number No. 01222) took place at the shipyard. This is the second out of four anti-sabotage boats the Vympel Shipyard is currently building under a contract signed with the Defense Ministry," the press office said.
 

Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin & HAI Launch P-3B Orion Modernization and Upgrade Program

Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin & HAI Launch P-3B Orion Modernization and Upgrade Program
 
TThe Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin and Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) hosted a ceremony today at HAI's facilities here to recognize the official launch of the Hellenic Navy P-3B maritime patrol aircraft modernization and upgrade program. On July 13, the first of two Hellenic Navy P-3B Orions were successfully transferred from Elefsis Air Base to HAI's facilities at Tanagra, Greece, north of Athens. Attending today's ceremony were leaders representing the Hellenic Defense Ministry, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, the Hellenic Navy, the Hellenic Air Force, the GDDIA, the US Embassy in Greece, Lockheed Martin and HAI, as well as local authorities.
The Hellenic Navy, Lockheed Martin and Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) hosted a ceremony today at HAI's facilities here to recognize the official launch of the Hellenic Navy P-3B maritime patrol aircraft modernization and upgrade program. On July 13, the first of two Hellenic Navy P-3B Orions were successfully transferred from Elefsis Air Base to HAI's facilities at Tanagra, Greece, north of Athens.
 

Shipyard in northwest Russia lays down Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreaker Ural

Shipyard in northwest Russia lays down Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreaker Ural
 
Baltiysky Zavod JSC (shipyard based in St Petersburg) in northwest Russia has laid down the second serial-produced Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural, Head of Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko said.
Baltiysky Zavod JSC (shipyard based in St Petersburg) in northwest Russia has laid down the second serial-produced Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural, Head of Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko said.
 

French Shipyard PIRIOU delivers the 50m LCT landing craft ‘SIDI IFNI’ to Royal Moroccan Navy

French Shipyard PIRIOU delivers the 50m LCT landing craft ‘SIDI IFNI’ to Royal Moroccan Navy
 
French Shipyard PIRIOU has just delivered a 50 m LCT (Landing Craft Tank) to the Moroccan Royal Navy (MRN). The LCT was ordered in 2015 and built in France. The flag raising ceremony took place on July 25th.
French Shipyard PIRIOU has just delivered a 50 m LCT (Landing Craft Tank) to the Moroccan Royal Navy (MRN). The LCT was ordered in 2015 and built in France. The flag raising ceremony took place on July 25th.
 

Newly Built PLAN Type 052D Destroyers Getting Fitted with Larger H/PJ-11 CIWS

Newly Built PLAN Type 052D Destroyers Getting Fitted with Larger H/PJ-11 CIWS
 
Based on pictures that have just been released by Chinese spotters, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) next in-line Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) will be fitted with the H/PJ-11 close-in weapon system (CIWS) instead of the smaller H/PJ-12 currently fitted on existing vessels of the class.
Based on pictures that have just been released by Chinese spotters, it appears that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) next in-line Type 052D Destroyers (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) will be fitted with the H/PJ-11 close-in weapon system (CIWS) instead of the smaller H/PJ-12 currently fitted on existing vessels of the class.
 

Latest AEGIS Combat System Interoperability Tested Between DDG 51 and Spanish Navy Frigate

Latest AEGIS Combat System Interoperability Tested Between DDG 51 and Spanish Navy Frigate
 
The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish Navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System, July 20-21. This event was not only the first interoperability test of the latest Aegis Baseline 9.C1 with a foreign ship, but also the first combined Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial with that country's navy since 2007. The destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and the Spanish frigate Cristobol Colón (F 105) participated in the testing.
The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish Navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System, July 20-21. This event was not only the first interoperability test of the latest Aegis Baseline 9.C1 with a foreign ship, but also the first combined Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial with that country's navy since 2007. The destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and the Spanish frigate Cristobol Colón (F 105)...
 

French Shipyard OCEA Launched the OPV 190 MKII "Fouladou" for the Navy of Senegal

French Shipyard OCEA Launched the OPV 190 MKII "Fouladou" for the Navy of Senegal
 
French Shipyard OCEA launched a new type of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), the OPV 190 MKII, for the navy of Senegal on July 21st, 2016 in Sables d'Olonne (Western France). For over 30 years, OCEA is specialized in the design, construction, marketing and support of aluminum vessels up to 85 meters.
French Shipyard OCEA launched a new type of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), the OPV 190 MKII, for the navy of Senegal on July 21st, 2016 in Sables d'Olonne (Western France). For over 30 years, OCEA is specialized in the design, construction, marketing and support of aluminum vessels up to 85 meters.
 

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Test-Fired its 3K55 Bastion Anti-Ship Missile System

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Test-Fired its 3K55 Bastion Anti-Ship Missile System
 
The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet coastal forces’ missile formation troops conducted the first launch of their new 3K55 Bastion coastal defense mobile anti-ship missile systems (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) in the Far East Primorsky Territory, the Eastern Military District’s Pacific Fleet spokesman said Friday.
The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet coastal forces’ missile formation troops conducted the first launch of their new 3K55 Bastion coastal defense mobile anti-ship missile systems (NATO reporting name: SSC-5 Stooge) in the Far East Primorsky Territory, the Eastern Military District’s Pacific Fleet spokesman said Friday.
 

Future Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) Completes Acceptance Trial

Future Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) Completes Acceptance Trial
 
The future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
The future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
 

Russian Navy Baltic Fleet Conducts Amphibious Assault Exercise

Russian Navy Baltic Fleet Conducts Amphibious Assault Exercise
 
The Project 775 (NATO reporting name: Ropucha I-class) Korolyov and Alexander Shabalin amphibious assault ships of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet landed Russian Marines on an austere beachhead in an amphibious assault exercise, the fleet’s spokesman, Andrei Bespaly, has told journalists.
The Project 775 (NATO reporting name: Ropucha I-class) Korolyov and Alexander Shabalin amphibious assault ships of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet landed Russian Marines on an austere beachhead in an amphibious assault exercise, the fleet’s spokesman, Andrei Bespaly, has told journalists.
 

French Navy Horizon-class DDG leads combined anti-terrorism mission with 2 US Navy Destroyers

French Navy Horizon-class DDG leads combined anti-terrorism mission with 2 US Navy Destroyers
 
In another example of the high interoperability between the French Navy (Marine Nationale) and the US Navy, the Horizon-class AAW Destroyer Forbin (classified as "Frigate" in the French Navy) is currently at the head of a combined mission with US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Roosvelt (DDG 80) and USS Mason (DDG 87).
In another example of the high interoperability between the French Navy (Marine Nationale) and the US Navy, the Horizon-class AAW Destroyer Forbin (classified as "Frigate" in the French Navy) is currently at the head of a combined mission with US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Mason (DDG 87) with the occasional presence of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) as well.
 

USSOCOM to Use New Lockheed Martin Undersea Vehicle for Long-Distance Missions

USSOCOM to Use New Lockheed Martin Undersea Vehicle for Long-Distance Missions
 
Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Submergence Group LLC, will manufacture Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) that will transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged. These vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.
Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Submergence Group LLC, will manufacture Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) that will transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged. These vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.
 

US Navy EA-18G Growlers joined USAF B-1 Bombers for Electronic Attack Training

US Navy EA-18G Growlers joined USAF B-1 Bombers for Electronic Attack Training
 
This summer, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers joined B-1 bombers in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base for electronic attack training in June, and now again July 11 through 22, 2016. This marked the first time the Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 129, stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, traveled to Ellsworth to conduct training in its local airspace.
This summer, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers joined B-1 bombers in the skies around Ellsworth Air Force Base for electronic attack training in June, and now again July 11 through 22, 2016. This marked the first time the Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron 129, stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, traveled to Ellsworth to conduct training in its local airspace.
 

Russian Navy Naval Aviation Intensifies Mig-29KUB Pilots Training Ahead of Carrier Deployment

Russian Navy Naval Aviation Intensifies Mig-29KUB Pilots Training Ahead of Carrier Deployment
 
In 2016, Russian Navy`s Naval Aviation has trained several pilots to operate Su-33 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-D) and MiG-29K/KUB (Fulcrum-K) shipborne fighter jets, according to the arm`s Chief, Major General Igor Kozhin.
In 2016, Russian Navy`s Naval Aviation has trained several pilots to operate Su-33 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-D) and MiG-29K/KUB (Fulcrum-K) shipborne fighter jets, according to the arm`s Chief, Major General Igor Kozhin.
 

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates LRASM’s Surface Launch Capabilities

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates LRASM’s Surface Launch Capabilities
 
Lockheed Martin recently conducted a successful controlled flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from the Self Defense Test Ship at Pt. Mugu Sea Range, California.
Lockheed Martin recently conducted a successful controlled flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) surface-launch variant from the Self Defense Test Ship at Pt. Mugu Sea Range, California.
 

French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle to be Deployed Against ISIS in October

French Navy Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle to be Deployed Against ISIS in October
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) will be deployed again to conduct stikes against the Islamic State (ISIS also called Daech) in October. French President Francois Hollande gave a "fall" time frame, the Defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian later said the deployment would take place in October. This will be the third time in two years that the flagship of the French Navy is deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of operation "Chammal".
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) will be deployed again to conduct stikes against the Islamic State (ISIS also called Daech) in October. French President Francois Hollande gave a "fall" time frame, the Defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian later said the deployment would take place in October. This will be the third time in two years that the flagship of the French Navy is deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of operation "Chammal".
 

Russian Navy Naval Aviation Continues to Receive New Su-30SM Multirole Fighters

Russian Navy Naval Aviation Continues to Receive New Su-30SM Multirole Fighters
 
The Naval Aviation of Russian Navy is continuing to receive Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole fighter jets, according to the Ministry of Defense`s (MoD) press department.
The Naval Aviation of Russian Navy is continuing to receive Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole fighter jets, according to the Ministry of Defense`s (MoD) press department.
 

Indian Navy Source Confirms Russian offer for Project 23000E nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Indian Navy Source Confirms Russian offer for Project 23000E nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
 
A source in the Indian Navy confirmed that Russia has offered India the joint construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
A source in the Indian Navy confirmed that Russia has offered India the joint construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The final decision will be announced in late 2016.
 

Russia starts experimental development of liquid breathing technology for submarine crews

Russia starts experimental development of liquid breathing technology for submarine crews
 
Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation (ARF) has started the experimental development of a liquid breathing technology for submariners, ATF Deputy Director General Vitaly Davydov told TASS in an interview.
Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation (ARF) has started the experimental development of a liquid breathing technology for submariners, ATF Deputy Director General Vitaly Davydov told TASS in an interview.
 

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