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

Picture: First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling

Picture: First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling
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Another major milestone was reached on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program this summer, when the first E-2D equipped with aerial refueling successfully received its first in-flight fuel transfer from a tanker aircraft on July 14.
 

Lockheed Martin to Design U.S. Navy’s Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle - XLUUV

Lockheed Martin to Design U.S. Navy’s Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle - XLUUV
 
xluuv orca lockheed martin US navy Lockheed Martin will support the growth of the U.S. Navy’s family of unmanned undersea systems under a design phase contract valued at $43.2 million for Orca, the U.S. Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV). XLUUV Orca is a two phase competition, including the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands for undersea operational awareness and payload delivery.
 

ST Marine Laid the Keel of the Seventh Littoral Mission Vessel for the Republic of Singapore Navy

ST Marine Laid the Keel of the Seventh Littoral Mission Vessel for the Republic of Singapore Navy
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Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the keel laying ceremony for the seventh of eight Littoral Mission Vessels (LMV) on 20 October 2017.
 

Naval Guns aboard Russian Navy Project 11711 Landing Ship LST Ivan Gren Tested in Baltic Sea

Naval Guns aboard Russian Navy Project 11711 Landing Ship LST Ivan Gren Tested in Baltic Sea
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The crew of the Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren has fired the shipborne AK-630M small-caliber artillery system as part of the builders sea trials in the Baltic Sea, Baltic Fleet spokesman Roman Martov said.
 

Thales COMTICS to Provide Sailors with Unlimited Mobile Connectivity at Sea

Thales COMTICS to Provide Sailors with Unlimited Mobile Connectivity at Sea
 
Thales COMTICS to Provide Sailors with Unlimited Mobile Connectivity at Sea In a connected, mobile world, naval personnel want to use their smartphones at sea without compromising security. Responding to this requirement, Thales has developed COMTICS, the world's first shipboard information distribution system of its kind. Intuitive, resilient and designed for mobility, COMTICS offers an expansive array of operational services in a highly secure environment.
 

Russian Navy Future Project 20385 Corvette Gremyashchy 65% Completed

Russian Navy Future Project 20385 Corvette Gremyashchy 65% Completed
 
Project 20385 Gremyaschiy Corvette Russian Navy Severnaya Verf shipyard (part of USC) continues outfitting work on the lead corvette of Project 20385. The technical readiness of the corvette has reached 65%, the shipyard’s press service reported.
 

First PKX-B Chamsuri II-class Patrol Boat with 130mm Guided Rockets Delivered to ROK Navy

First PKX-B Chamsuri II-class Patrol Boat with 130mm Guided Rockets Delivered to ROK Navy
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South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced today that the first Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B batch I) patrol boat has been delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy).
 

Russian Navy Kirov-class cruiser Admiral Nakhimov's Hull to be Rebuilt during Upgrade & Overhaul

Russian Navy Kirov-class cruiser Admiral Nakhimov's Hull to be Rebuilt during Upgrade & Overhaul
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Russian Navy Kirov-class cruiser Admiral Nakhimov's Hull to be Rebuilt during Upgrade and Overhaul
Russia`s 'Admiral Nakhimov' heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser of Project 11442M (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) is waiting for hull rebuilding works. The rebuilding will change the design of the ship: the missile deck and the superstructure that incorporates the conning room, the combat information center and antenna farm will be modified (the later in a partial manner). The large-scale works are required to integrate advanced weapon systems. The rebuilding of the hull may lead to the shift of the delivery date of the ship, according to the Izvestia newspaper.
 

Thales’s autonomous mine hunting system demonstrates outstanding performance in Belgium

Thales’s autonomous mine hunting system demonstrates outstanding performance in Belgium
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On 16th October, the Belgian Navy released an official report from Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) on the Mine Warfare sea exercise held at Zeebrugge Naval Base during the Belgian Defense Technology & Industry Day in June 2017. During the trials, Thales successfully demonstrated the performances of SAMDIS Multi-view Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) system integrated onboard an ECA A27 AUV platform, in the harsh conditions encountered in the North Sea.
 

Construction of Two Project 677 Lada-class Submarines for Russia on Schedule

Construction of Two Project 677 Lada-class Submarines for Russia on Schedule
 
Russian Navy to Order Two More Project 677 Lada-class Submarines The construction of two Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines is on schedule and the submarine Kronstadt is planned to be launched in 2018, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.
 

HIMARS MLRS Test Fired from US Navy LPD USS Anchorage during Dawn Blitz 2017 Exercise

HIMARS MLRS Test Fired from US Navy LPD USS Anchorage during Dawn Blitz 2017 Exercise
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HIMARS MLRS Test Fired from US Navy LPD USS Anchorage
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22. The HIMARS is a weapons system made up of the M142, five-ton chassis vehicle and can carry either a launcher pod of six rockets or one MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS).
 

Development of New Ekranoplan Type GEV for Russia`s Navy is underway

Development of New Ekranoplan Type GEV for Russia`s Navy is underway
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Development of New Ekranoplan Type GEV for Russia`s Navy is underway
A super-heavy transport-landing ground effect vehicle (GEV) being capable of sea (like its predecessors) and ground landing is being developed for Russia`s military. The dimensions of the GEV will be comparable with those of the KM ground effect vehicle - the base for the Project 903 (Lun) aerial vehicle - that was known well in the Soviet age. The GEV is planned to be used in the Arctic region and in the Pacific for search-and-rescue operations and logistics support of remote bases, according to the Izvestia newspaper.
 

Royal Canadian Navy to Deploy OSI’s ECPINS Warship 6.2 on all Ships and Submarines

Royal Canadian Navy to Deploy OSI’s ECPINS Warship 6.2 on all Ships and Submarines
 
Royal Canadian Navy to Deploy OSI’s ECPINS Warship 6.2 on all Ships and Submarines OSI Maritime Systems is pleased to announce that the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will deploy ECPINS® Warship 6.2 on all ships and submarines. ECPINS is recognized as the most advanced Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS), with military capabilities well beyond NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.
 

General Dynamics Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Contractor Trials

General Dynamics Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Successfully Completes Contractor Trials
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The General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Knifefish team successfully completed contractor trials for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish program, a mine countermeasure (MCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The Knifefish UUV operated in multiple mine test target fields at-sea using buried, bottom and volume type mine-test targets. The Knifefish system successfully demonstrated its ability to detect, classify and identify potential mines, at a variety of depths, each of which would pose a unique threat to naval vessels operating in a mission area.
 

General Dynamics NASSCO Christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams

General Dynamics NASSCO Christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
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On Saturday, October 21, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a christening and naming ceremony for the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base, the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4).
 

Russian Design Bureau to Develop Multirole Nuclear Servicing Vessel

Russian Design Bureau to Develop Multirole Nuclear Servicing Vessel
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Russia Launched the Second Project 22220 Nuclear Icebreaker Sibir
Russia’s Iceberg Design Bureau has won a tender announced by the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry to work out a detail design of a multirole nuclear servicing vessel, the Flotprom online media organization reported.
 

USS Carl Vinson conducts F-35C flight operations

USS Carl Vinson conducts F-35C flight operations
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USS Carl Vinson conducts F 35C flight operations
The U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter conducted flight operations Oct. 18 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the aircraft carrier trained off the coast of Southern California.
 

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin to Upgrade IRST21 Sensor System for U.S. Navy Fighter Aircraft
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The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 sensor that can detect targets over long distances and operates in environments where radar isn’t an option. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
Lockheed Martin recently received two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F fleet.
 

SAAB Chooses KONGSBERG Naval Sonars for Mid-Life Upgrade of Gävle-class Corvettes

SAAB Chooses KONGSBERG Naval Sonars for Mid-Life Upgrade of Gävle-class Corvettes
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Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to deliver ST2400 VDS (Varial Depth Sonar) systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare applications (ASW) to the Royal Swedish Navy as part of SAAB’s upgrade program for the Göteborg-Class Corvettes fleet. The main purpose of the ST2400 VDS is to detect submarines, mines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in Littoral waters. The ST2400 VDS upgrade will strengthen the Göteborg-Class Corvettes Anti-Submarine capability operating in the Baltics.
 

Russian Navy Nanuchka-class Corvettes Receive New BAGIRA MR-123-02/3 Fire Control System

Russian Navy Nanuchka-class Corvettes Receive New BAGIRA MR-123-02/3 Fire Control System
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Russia`s Project 12341 Ovod-class (NATO: Nanuchka-class) small missile ships (corvettes) have received the unique Bagira artillery fire control system (FCS) that allows engagement of ground, surface and even aerial targets in a matter of seconds by day and night in all weather conditions. The Bagira detects targets, recognizes them via radars and an optical-electronic system and destroys an object by operator command in automatic mode. The system adjusts firing before each shot, considering several dozen of various parameters, according to the Izvestia newspaper.
 

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