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

Royal Navy Second Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince of Wales' Hull Completed

Royal Navy Second Aircraft Carrier HMS Prince of Wales' Hull Completed
 
The second of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy, the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier HMS PRINCE OF WALES, was given the royal seal of approval when HRH The Prince of Wales, (or Duke of Rothesay as he is referred to in Scotland), visited Babcock’s Rosyth Facilities and signalled for the final section to be lowered into place.
The second of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy, the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier HMS PRINCE OF WALES, was given the royal seal of approval when HRH The Prince of Wales, (or Duke of Rothesay as he is referred to in Scotland), visited Babcock’s Rosyth Facilities and signalled for the final section to be lowered into place.
 

German and Polish Navies sign a submarine cooperation agreement

German and Polish Navies sign a submarine cooperation agreement
 
The German and the Polish Navy signed an agreement that will lead to the establishment of a joint “Submarine Operating Authority”. The latest rapprochement builds on the 1999 military cooperation agreement and the 2013 maritime collaboration agreement.
The German and the Polish Navy signed an agreement that will lead to the establishment of a joint “Submarine Operating Authority”. The latest rapprochement builds on the 1999 military cooperation agreement and the 2013 maritime collaboration agreement.
 

Russia to lay down the first next generation Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine in 2018

Russia to lay down the first next generation Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine in 2018
 
The fifth-generation lead Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine will be laid down in 2018, a source in the Russian Armed Forces said. "Of course, the Kalina project is actual for us. This project is expected to be prosperous. We will lay down the lead submarine in 2018," the source said.
The fifth-generation lead Kalina-class diesel-electric submarine will be laid down in 2018, a source in the Russian Armed Forces said. "Of course, the Kalina project is actual for us. This project is expected to be prosperous. We will lay down the lead submarine in 2018," the source said.
 

US-made Gatling guns on North Korean patrol boats

US-made Gatling guns on North Korean patrol boats
 
Many questions are raised from the integration of US-made Gatling guns on North Korea’s patrol boats. According to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency’s military sources, North Korea has been replacing its legacy weapons with the rotating heavy machine guns.
Many questions are raised from the integration of US-made Gatling guns on North Korea’s patrol boats. According to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency’s military sources, North Korea has been replacing its legacy weapons with the rotating heavy machine guns.
 

Russia’s Project 971 Akula-class Submarine K-175 Vepr to join Navy in 2016 after repairs

Russia’s Project 971 Akula-class Submarine K-175 Vepr to join Navy in 2016 after repairs
 
The Northern Fleet’s K-157 Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine Vepr will join Russia’s Navy in 2016 after repairs, the Zvyozdochka Shipyard said in an annual report published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center’s website.
The Northern Fleet’s K-157 Project 971 nuclear-powered submarine Vepr will join Russia’s Navy in 2016 after repairs, the Zvyozdochka Shipyard said in an annual report published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center’s website.
 

US Navy awarded Fincantieri Marine Group design studies for LCU and T-ATS(X)

US Navy awarded Fincantieri Marine Group design studies for LCU and T-ATS(X)
 
Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG)) was awarded two contracts by the US Naval Sea Systems Command, for Design Studies & Analyses Services in support of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) and the new class of Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship T-ATS(X).
Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG)) was awarded two contracts by the US Naval Sea Systems Command, for Design Studies & Analyses Services in support of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) and the new class of Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship T-ATS(X).
 

Russia develops air-independent propulsion unit for diesel-electric submarines

Russia develops air-independent propulsion unit for diesel-electric submarines
 
Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering developed an air-independent propulsion unit for diesel-electric submarines in 2015, according to the design bureau’s annual report published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center’s website.
Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering developed an air-independent propulsion unit for diesel-electric submarines in 2015, according to the design bureau’s annual report published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center’s website.
 

MQ-8B Fire Scout VTOL UAS deploys with new radar capability

MQ-8B Fire Scout VTOL UAS deploys with new radar capability
 
The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used to improve the situational awareness of the Fire Scout operators and the ship’s crew in maritime and littoral environments. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 will also improve Fire Scout’s target classification for maritime and overland targets.
The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used to improve the situational awareness of the Fire Scout operators and the ship’s crew in maritime and littoral environments. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 will also improve Fire Scout’s target classification for maritime and overland targets.
 

Tidespring, The First Tide Class (MARS) Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker Started Sea Trials

Tidespring, The First Tide Class (MARS) Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker Started Sea Trials
 
A picture was released this week showing the future RFA Tidespring, the first of four new MARS (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability) tankers in builder sea trials off South Korea with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The tanker is expected in Falmouth, UK, later this year for military customisation.
A picture was released this week showing the future RFA Tidespring, the first of four new MARS (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability) tankers in builder sea trials off South Korea with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The tanker is expected in Falmouth, UK, later this year for military customisation.
 

MBDA Italia signs 1 billion euros plus contract to supply missiles to the Qatar Emiri Navy

MBDA Italia signs 1 billion euros plus contract to supply missiles to the Qatar Emiri Navy
 
MBDA Italia has signed today a contract worth more than 1 billion euros to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels recently procured from Fincantieri. In this respect, MBDA will be supplying the QENF in due course with Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles as well as Aster 30 Block 1 and VL MICA air defence missiles.
MBDA Italia has signed today a contract worth more than 1 billion euros to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels recently procured from Fincantieri. In this respect, MBDA will be supplying the QENF in due course with Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles as well as Aster 30 Block 1 and VL MICA air defence missiles.
 

US Navy CNO met with French Navy Chief in Paris, Gave Award to CVN Charles de Gaulle

US Navy CNO met with French Navy Chief in Paris, Gave Award to CVN Charles de Gaulle
 
On June 24th, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) chief of staff, Admiral Bernard Rogel, welcomed his US Navy counterpart, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson in Paris. This visit was an opportunity to highlight the excellent cooperation between the two navies who are conducting joint operations on every seas of the world with an unprecedented level of interoperability.
On June 24th, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) chief of staff, Admiral Bernard Rogel, welcomed his US Navy counterpart, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson in Paris. This visit was an opportunity to highlight the excellent cooperation between the two navies who are conducting joint operations on every seas of the world with an unprecedented level of interoperability.
 

New Guided Missile Destroyer Project for ROC Navy Emerges out of Taiwan

New Guided Missile Destroyer Project for ROC Navy Emerges out of Taiwan
 
Pictures of a scale model and computer renderings of a new guided-missile destroyer project for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy (ROC Navy) emerged last week in the 中国军事中國軍事武器 (China Military Chinese Weapon) magazine. This new destroyer project is in line with Taiwan's new naval acquisition plan which was unveiled late last year. The new plan called for four new destroyers (among other vessels).
Pictures of a scale model and computer renderings of a new guided-missile destroyer project for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy (ROC Navy) emerged last week in the 中国军事中國軍事武器 (China Military Chinese Weapon) magazine. This new destroyer project is in line with Taiwan's new naval acquisition plan which was unveiled late last year. The new plan called for four new destroyers (among other vessels).
 

Russian Shipyard Launched Project 18290 to Replace Project 19141 Instrumentation System Vessel

Russian Shipyard Launched Project 18290 to Replace Project 19141 Instrumentation System Vessel
 
The Iceberg Central Design Bureau launched the development of the Project 18290 instrumentation system vessel in 2015, according to the latest annual report by the company, published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center‘s website.
The Iceberg Central Design Bureau launched the development of the Project 18290 instrumentation system vessel in 2015, according to the latest annual report by the company, published on the Corporate Information Disclosure Center‘s website.
 

DRDO Developed Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo Joins Indian Navy

DRDO Developed Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo Joins Indian Navy
 
India's DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) formaly handed over to the Indian Navy in a ceremony attended by India's defense minister Manohar Parrikar. According to the DRDO, Varunastra is the first indigenous state-of -the-art heavy weight ship launched anti-submarine electric torpedo designed and developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier lab of DRDO. It is capable of targeting quiet and stealthy submarines...
India's DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) formaly handed over to the Indian Navy in a ceremony attended by India's defense minister Manohar Parrikar. According to the DRDO, Varunastra is the first indigenous state-of -the-art heavy weight ship launched anti-submarine electric torpedo designed and developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier lab of DRDO. It is capable of targeting quiet and stealthy submarines...
 

Russian Shipyard continues to build 2nd production Project 12700 Mine Counter Measure Vessel

Russian Shipyard continues to build 2nd production Project 12700 Mine Counter Measure Vessel
 
The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) carries on building the second production-standard Project 12700 minesweeper, according to the shipyard’s press office.
The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) carries on building the second production-standard Project 12700 minesweeper, according to the shipyard’s press office.
 

Elbit Systems’ Seagull USV Successfully Completes Torpedo Launch Trials

Elbit Systems’ Seagull USV Successfully Completes Torpedo Launch Trials
 
Elbit Systems completed recently a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel(USV) system. The trial, performed out of Israel's Haifa port,demonstrated the capability of Seagull to install and launch lightweight torpedoes, adding to the advanced capabilities of the USV, which is designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions, such as protection of critical sea areas and high-value assets against submarines and sea mine threats.
Elbit Systems completed recently a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel(USV) system. The trial, performed out of Israel's Haifa port,demonstrated the capability of Seagull to install and launch lightweight torpedoes, adding to the advanced capabilities of the USV, which is designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions, such as protection of critical sea areas and high-value assets against submarines and sea mine threats.
 

Russia's Rubin Design Bureau produces Klavesin-2R-PM UUV demonstrator

Russia's Rubin Design Bureau produces Klavesin-2R-PM UUV demonstrator
 
Russia`s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) produced the demonstrator of Klavesin-2R-PM unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) in 2015, according to the company`s 2015 annual report.
Russia`s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) produced the demonstrator of Klavesin-2R-PM unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) in 2015, according to the company`s 2015 annual report.
 

Insitu to provide ScanEagle UAS Services to U.S. Coast Guard

Insitu to provide ScanEagle UAS Services to U.S. Coast Guard
 
Insitu will provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services via ScanEagle aboard one Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) with three, one-year options following a contract award announcement this week.
Insitu will provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services via ScanEagle aboard one Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) with three, one-year options following a contract award announcement this week.
 

Russia’s large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren LST at sea for first time during trials

Russia’s large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren LST at sea for first time during trials
 
Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia has gone to the Baltic Sea for the first time during its running trials, shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS.
Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren built at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in west Russia has gone to the Baltic Sea for the first time during its running trials, shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS.
 

AMDR AN/SPY-6 Array Delivered to U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility

AMDR AN/SPY-6 Array Delivered to U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility
 
The U.S. Navy installed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) June 6. The delivery and installation of the AN/SPY-6 radar at ARDEL followed the successful completion of Near Field Range testing in Sudbury, Massachusetts in late May, and marks the beginning of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program's next phase of execution that includes live test campaigns at PMRF -- involving air and surface targets as well as Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) flight tests.
The U.S. Navy installed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) June 6. The delivery and installation of the AN/SPY-6 radar at ARDEL followed the successful completion of Near Field Range testing in Sudbury, Massachusetts in late May, and marks the beginning of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program's next phase of execution...
 

Russia's Rubin Design Bureau developing several types of unmanned underwater vehicles UUV

Russia's Rubin Design Bureau developing several types of unmanned underwater vehicles UUV
 
Rubin design bureau is set to create a series of modular unmanned underwater craft, Director General of the company Igor Vilnit told TASS. "We initiated the work to create a series of autonomous unmanned underwater craft build according to the module principle," he said.
Rubin design bureau is set to create a series of modular unmanned underwater craft, Director General of the company Igor Vilnit told TASS. "We initiated the work to create a series of autonomous unmanned underwater craft build according to the module principle," he said.
 

Video: Belgian Frigate Léopold I (Karel Doorman-class) Testing Seasparrow Missiles and Main Gun

Video: Belgian Frigate Léopold I (Karel Doorman-class) Testing Seasparrow Missiles and Main Gun
 
From 6 to 16 June, Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I took part in two multinational exercises near Andenes in Northern Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle. Both exercises were intended to test both anti-surface and anti-ship missiles defensive techniques. During one of the exercises, the frigate launched a RIM-7 Seasparrow surface to air missile.
From 6 to 16 June, Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I took part in two multinational exercises near Andenes in Northern Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle. Both exercises were intended to test both anti-surface and anti-ship missiles defensive techniques. During one of the exercises, the frigate launched a RIM-7 Seasparrow surface to air missile.
 

Almaz to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM Nanuchka II-class Missile Corvette beyond 2015

Almaz to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM Nanuchka II-class Missile Corvette beyond 2015
 
Russia`s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian acronym: OSK) is planning to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM (NATO reporting name: Nanuchka-class) corvette beyond 2015, according to the company`s 2015 annual report.
Russia`s Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian acronym: OSK) is planning to upgrade Algeria`s Project 1234EM (NATO reporting name: Nanuchka-class) corvette beyond 2015, according to the company`s 2015 annual report.
 

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Seventh Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7)

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Seventh Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7)
 
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony in Mobile, June 24. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the seventh ship of the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) class.
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony in Mobile, June 24. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the seventh ship of the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) class.
 

Russian Navy to receive three Project 23370M Search and Rescue boats by 2018

Russian Navy to receive three Project 23370M Search and Rescue boats by 2018
 
Russia’s Navy will receive three Project 23370M multipurpose search and rescue boats by 2018, Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said. "The Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces are planned to receive another three Project 23370M modular multipurpose search and rescue boats in 2016-2018," Dygalo said.
Russia’s Navy will receive three Project 23370M multipurpose search and rescue boats by 2018, Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said. "The Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces are planned to receive another three Project 23370M modular multipurpose search and rescue boats in 2016-2018," Dygalo said.
 

US Navy Fifth and Final MUOS Communication Satellite Launched Successfully

US Navy Fifth and Final MUOS Communication Satellite Launched Successfully
 
The U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 24, from Space Launch Complex 41 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the 551 launch vehicle configuration.
The U.S. Navy's fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 24, from Space Launch Complex 41 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in the 551 launch vehicle configuration.
 

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