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

DCNS and PT PAL develop their cooperation to address Indonesia’s naval projects

DCNS and PT PAL develop their cooperation to address Indonesia’s naval projects
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Following the visit of French President, Franc¸ois Hollande, to Indonesia, DCNS and PT PAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in the submarine and surface ship fields, in accordance with the Indonesian French Defense Dialogue (IFDD).
 

Alseamar Showcasing New Technologies Dedicated to Combat Divers at SOFINS 2017

Alseamar Showcasing New Technologies Dedicated to Combat Divers at SOFINS 2017
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Last Australian Navy ANZAC-class Frigate Receives Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade
ALSEAMAR participated in the SOFINS show held this week at Camp de Souge near Bordeaux. ALSEAMAR designs, manufactures and develops high technology marine and submarine devices for Defense sector. ALSEAMAR, using its knowhow and expertise, is in a position to respond to specific requests expressed by demanding soldiers whose missions are undertaken in harsh and high-risk environmental conditions.
 

Last Australian Navy ANZAC-class Frigate Receives Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade

Last Australian Navy ANZAC-class Frigate Receives Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade
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Last Australian Navy ANZAC-class Frigate Receives Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade
The last Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate to receive anti-ship missile defence upgrades is back in the water, with HMAS Stuart undocking at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. She will now commence trials of her state-of-the-art systems and modifications.
 

Video: Russian Navy Tests Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from Admiral Grigorovich Frigate

Video: Russian Navy Tests Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from Admiral Grigorovich Frigate
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Video: Russian Navy Tests Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from Admiral Grigorovich Frigate
State-owned Russian-language news channel "Russia 24" published an interesting video showing at-sea test of a Russian Army Tor-M2KM air defense missile system from the Project 11356 frigate Admiral Grigorovich. The 9K331MKM module can be seen fitted on the helicopter pad of the frigate.
 

Babcock secures US Coast Guard Cutter design support contract

Babcock secures US Coast Guard Cutter design support contract
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SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky project 955 Russia
Babcock International Group, as part of Team Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), has been awarded a contract to provide platform engineering design for the design and construction phases of the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) class vessels. This highlights the growing international competitiveness of Babcock’s engineering capability, and its ability to deliver design support to shipyards around the world.
 

Project 885 SSBN & Project 955 SSN prove unique characteristics in Russian Northern Fleet tests

Project 885 SSN & Project 955 SSBN prove unique characteristics in Russian Northern Fleet tests
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SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky project 955 Russia
The Borei-class (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) and Yasen-class (Severodvinsk-class) nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) have proven their unique characteristics in the trials by the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet, Northern Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov told journalists.
 

GDMS Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Mine-hunting Evaluation

GDMS Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Mine-hunting Evaluation
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GDMS Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Mine-hunting Evaluation
The General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team successfully completed a comprehensive evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). In coordination with the U.S. Navy, the test events took place off the coast of Boston using submerged Navy mine test targets. The evaluation represents a significant milestone in the Knifefish program and demonstrates the UUV’s capability to detect and classify potential mines, at a variety of depths, each posing a unique threat to naval vessels operating in a mission area.
 

Pacific Fleet’s 1st 2 Project 636.3 SSK "Mozhaisk" & "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" to be Laid in July

Pacific Fleet’s 1st 2 Project 636.3 SSK "Mozhaisk" & "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" to be Laid in July
 
Belgian Navy Polux OPV P901 Russian Submarine 2 The Admiralty Wharves Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia has offered to lay down the first two Project 636.3 (NATO reporting name: Improved Kilo-class) diesel-electric submarines designed for the Pacific Fleet simultaneously, Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov said.
 

France & UK Launch Next-Gen Missile Project with MBDA to Replace Harpoon/Scalp/Exocet by 2030

France & UK Launch Next-Gen Missile Project with MBDA to Replace Harpoon/Scalp/Exocet by 2030
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MBDA perseus missile FCASW
Today in London, the United Kingdom and France have signed an agreement to launch a joint concept phase of the Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon (FC/ASW) programme with MBDA. The agreement was signed by Laurent Collet-Billon, head of France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA - Direction générale de l’armement), and Harriet Baldwin, UK Minister of Defence Procurement.
 

Delivery Date of Latest Russian Navy Frigates May Slip Behind Schedule due to SAM System Issues

Delivery Date of Latest Russian Navy Frigates May Slip Behind Schedule due to SAM System Issues
 
lead frigate Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov The dates of the delivery of the Admiral Gorshkov (NATO reporting name: Admiral Gorshkov-class) and Admiral Makarov (Admiral Grigorovich-class) advanced frigates to the Russian Navy may slip due to the delays in the developing of their air defense missile systems, according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.
 

Russia’s Navy to receive 2nd Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarine in 2019

Russia’s Navy to receive 2nd Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarine in 2019
 
lada class project 677 submarine The second Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarine will be delivered to Russia’s Navy in 2019 rather than 2018, CEO of Russia’s Admiralty Wharves Shipyard Alexander Buzakov told TASS.
 

Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Final Contract Trials

Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Final Contract Trials
 
Independence class Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery LCS 8 USS Montgomery (LCS 8) completed Final Contract Trials on March 17, marking the completion of the construction and initial operating testing of the Navy’s eighth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
 

NATO Navies from US, UK and France Commit to Increase Cooperation

NATO Navies from US, UK and France Commit to Increase Cooperation
 
FRUKUS agreement 1 The US Navy's Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met in London with the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, Adm. Sir Philip Jones, Royal Navy and Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, French Navy, March 27.
 

Russia begins to design "Husky" fifth-generation submarine concept

Russia begins to design "Husky" fifth-generation submarine concept
 
husky fifth generation submarine russia Russia began to design the concept of the perspective Husky-class fifth-generation nuclear submarine and the work is currently at the preliminary design stage, Vice-President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) for military shipbuilding Igor Ponomarev told reporters.
 

JMSDF Commissions its Second Izumo-Class Helicopter Carrier JS Kaga (DDH 184)

JMSDF Commissions its Second Izumo-Class Helicopter Carrier JS Kaga (DDH 184)
 
JS Kaga DDH 184 JMSDF Japan 1 Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer "Kaga" (hull number DDH-184) during the ceremony at the JMU Japan Marine United Corporation shipyard in Yokohama Isogo on March 22nd.
 

Shipyard in northwest Russia to lay down first Project 23550 Ice-class patrol ship in April

Shipyard in northwest Russia to lay down first Project 23550 Ice-class patrol ship in April
 
Project 23550 ice class patrol ship Russia The first Project 23550 patrol ship able to negotiate an ice cap of up to 1.5 meters thick will be laid down by the Admiralty Wharves Shipyard on April 20, Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov said.
 

US Navy Modernizes Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile Weapons Control System

US Navy Modernizes Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile Weapons Control System
 
3000th Tomahawk Cruise Missile US Navy After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required.
 

Operational testing of first Project 885 Yasen-class SSN Submarine Proves Successful

Operational testing of first Project 885 Yasen-class SSN Submarine Proves Successful
 
Project 885 Yasen class Severodvinsk Russia   The operational testing of the Severodvinsk - the lead ship of the Project 885 Yasen-class (NATO reporting name: Severodvinsk-class) nuclear-powered attack submarine class - has proved her design characteristics, Vladimir Dorofeyev, director general of the St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Marine Design Bureau that developed the Severodvinsk, has told TASS in an interview.
 

Engineering Design for Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Repairs has been Set

Engineering Design for Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Repairs has been Set
 
Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov dry dock The Nevskoye Design Bureau has come up with an engineering design for the medium repair and upgrade of the Project 11435 (NATO reporting name: Kuznetsov) Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Nevskoye’s Director General Sergei Vlasov has told TASS.
 

The first Gowind®2500 by DCNS succeeds in the beginning of its sea trials

The first Gowind®2500 by DCNS succeeds in the beginning of its sea trials
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Gowind 2500 Egypt
On March 17th, 2017, DCNS is proud to announce the success of the first sea trials of the first-of-class Gowind® 2500 corvette under construction in Lorient, France by DCNS. Ten Gowind® 2500 corvette, aimed at supplementing DCNS surface vessel product range, has been ordered so far by international navies.
 

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