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October 2011 Naval Defense Industry and Military Navy News
 
 

Colombia orders Second OPV-80 from COTECMAR

Colombia orders Second OPV-80 from COTECMAR
 
The flagships of the Royal Navy and the Marine nationale are lined up to work side-by-side next year to demonstrate the progress made between the two fleets. The Royal Navy's key deployment of 2012 - which will see the UK Response Force Task Group (UK RFTG) head to the Mediterranean - is due to join forces with the FS Charles de Gaulle and her carrier battlegroup for an exercise that will highlight co-operation between the two navies.

The Colombian Navy placed an order on 20 October for a second OPV-80 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) from the government-run COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena.

 

Royal Navy and Marine Nationale plan major exercise for 2012

Royal Navy and Marine Nationale plan major exercise for 2012
 
The flagships of the Royal Navy and the Marine nationale are lined up to work side-by-side next year to demonstrate the progress made between the two fleets. The Royal Navy's key deployment of 2012 - which will see the UK Response Force Task Group (UK RFTG) head to the Mediterranean - is due to join forces with the FS Charles de Gaulle and her carrier battlegroup for an exercise that will highlight co-operation between the two navies.

The flagships of the Royal Navy and the Marine nationale are lined up to work side-by-side next year to demonstrate the progress made between the two fleets. The Royal Navy's key deployment of 2012 - which will see the UK Response Force Task Group (UK RFTG) head to the Mediterranean - is due to join forces with the FS Charles de Gaulle and her carrier battlegroup for an exercise that will highlight co-operation between the two navies.

 

P-8A successfully launches first MK 54 weapon test

P-8A successfully launches first MK 54 weapon test
 
The P-8A Poseidon successfully launched the first MK 54 torpedo during a test event in the Atlantic Test Range Oct. 13.

The P-8A Poseidon successfully launched the first MK 54 torpedo during a test event in the Atlantic Test Range Oct. 13.
“The P-8A is advancing along a rigorous test schedule,” said Tony Schmidt, P-8A assistant program manager for Test and Evaluation. “The success of the first separation test of the MK 54 moves us one step closer to delivering the P-8A to the fleet on time.”

 

India Launches 2nd Home-built P28 Anti-Submarine Corvette

India Launches 2nd Home-built P28 Anti-Submarine Corvette
 
The Indian Navy's modernization quest under Project-28, to stealthily hunt and destroy lurking enemy submarines, was further bolstered today with the launch of the second indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette Kadmatt - named after an island in the Lakshwadeep archipelago of India -- built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), at Kolkata.

The Indian Navy's modernization quest under Project-28, to stealthily hunt and destroy lurking enemy submarines, was further bolstered today with the launch of the second indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette Kadmatt - named after an island in the Lakshwadeep archipelago of India -- built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), at Kolkata.

 

Turkey denies losing deal for Indonesian Navy submarines

Turkey denies losing deal for Indonesian Navy submarines
 
Turkish procurement officials have denied a South Korean claim that the Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine has defeated a joint bid by Germany and Turkey to sell submarines to the Indonesian Navy.

Turkish procurement officials have denied a South Korean claim that the Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine has defeated a joint bid by Germany and Turkey to sell submarines to the Indonesian Navy.

 

Ambassador III class Missile Craft Delivered to Egypt

Ambassador III class Missile Craft Delivered to Egypt
 
The first of four new fast missile craft for Egypt was dedicated Oct. 25 at a shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and the ship's name was announced.The S. Ezzat is named after Soliman Ezzat, the admiral who founded and led the modern Egyptian Navy from 1953 to 1967, shipbuilder VT Halter Marine said in a press release.

The first of four new fast missile craft for Egypt was dedicated Oct. 25 at a shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and the ship's name was announced.The S. Ezzat is named after Soliman Ezzat, the admiral who founded and led the modern Egyptian Navy from 1953 to 1967, shipbuilder VT Halter Marine said in a press release.

 

IRGC Equips High-Speed Vessels with Home-Made Missiles

IRGC Equips High-Speed Vessels with Home-Made Missiles
 
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced that the IRGC has equipped its high-speed and highly-functional vessels with home-made missiles capable of destroying different targets.

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced that the IRGC has equipped its high-speed and highly-functional vessels with home-made missiles capable of destroying different targets.

 

Northrop Grumman to Supply AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting System to Japan

Northrop Grumman to Supply AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting System to Japan
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been competitively selected to supply the AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting system to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.Under the initial contract, Northrop Grumman's Undersea Systems business unit will deliver the airborne mine-hunting system to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for integration into Japan's new Airborne Mine Countermeasures MCH-101 helicopter.

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been competitively selected to supply the AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting system to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.Under the initial contract, Northrop Grumman's Undersea Systems business unit will deliver the airborne mine-hunting system to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for integration into Japan's new Airborne Mine Countermeasures MCH-101 helicopter.

 

Bad weather delayed the testing of three Russian nuclear submarines

Bad weather delayed the testing of three Russian nuclear submarines
 
The Yury Dolgoruky SSBN, the Alexander Nevsky SSBN and the Severodvinsk SSN all had to delay their sea trials because of the bad weather conditions on the white sea.

The Yury Dolgoruky SSBN, the Alexander Nevsky SSBN and the Severodvinsk SSN all had to delay their sea trials because of the bad weather conditions on the white sea.

 

Vietnam Negotiates Buying four Sigma Corvettes from the Netherlands

Vietnam Negotiates Buying four Sigma Corvettes from the Netherlands
 
The Dutch Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen, and the last two will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.

The Dutch Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands will build four Sigma corvettes for the Vietnamese Navy. The first two ships will be built in Vlissingen, and the last two will be built in Vietnam, under Dutch supervision.

 

DCNS delivers a new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel to the French Navy

DCNS delivers a new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel to the French Navy
 
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11:30 am, during a ceremony in Lorient, DCNS has officially delivered the new generation offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit to the French Navy.The Vice-Admiral Xavier Magne, commander of the Force d’Action Navale (Naval Action Force) representing the Chief of Staff of the Navy, then chaired the first ceremony of colors. He recognized Commander Guyot Loïc as captain of the ship.

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11:30 am, during a ceremony in Lorient, DCNS has officially delivered the new generation offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit to the French Navy.The Vice-Admiral Xavier Magne, commander of the Force d’Action Navale (Naval Action Force) representing the Chief of Staff of the Navy, then chaired the first ceremony of colors. He recognized Commander Guyot Loïc as captain of the ship.

 

Raytheon-built Griffin missile system to be installed on US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships

Raytheon-built Griffin missile system to be installed on US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships
 
The Navy will install the Raytheon-built Griffin missile system on board its growing fleet of Littoral Combat Ships, Rear Adm. James Murdoch, program executive officer for LCS, said today.

The Navy will install the Raytheon-built Griffin missile system on board its growing fleet of Littoral Combat Ships, Rear Adm. James Murdoch, program executive officer for LCS, said today.
An unmodified version of the short-range, surface-to-air missile will be installed onto LCS-1, the USS Freedom. Modification work on the Lockheed Martin-built ship's missile launchers is now underway, so it will be able to fire the Griffin, Murdoch said.

 

Brazilian submarine programme Celso Amorim, Brazilian Minister of Defence, visits DCNS

Brazilian submarine programme Celso Amorim, Brazilian Minister of Defence, visits DCNS
 
During his official visit to Cherbourg today, Brazilian Minister of Defence Celso Amorim was able to assess the progress of the submarine programme contracted to DCNS at the end of 2008. After being welcomed by DCNS chairman and CEO Patrick Boissier, Mr Amorim visited the workshops where part of the work is being done on this strategic programme, the largest international contract ever signed by DCNS.

During his official visit to Cherbourg today, Brazilian Minister of Defence Celso Amorim was able to assess the progress of the submarine programme contracted to DCNS at the end of 2008. After being welcomed by DCNS chairman and CEO Patrick Boissier, Mr Amorim visited the workshops where part of the work is being done on this strategic programme, the largest international contract ever signed by DCNS.

 

Northrop Grumman could upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye Aircrafts as part of FMS

Northrop Grumman could upgrade French Navy E-2C Hawkeye Aircrafts as part of FMS
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of France for the upgrade of four E-2C HAWKEYE Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 18 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of France for the upgrade of four E-2C HAWKEYE Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million.

 

Brazilian Navy Submarine Tapajó launches live torpedoes during testing

Brazilian Navy Submarine Tapajó launches live torpedoes during testing
 
On October 11th, the Brazilian Navy submarine Tapajó has successfully launched two live Raytheon MK 48 MOD 6AT torpedoes against a surface target at sea near Rio de Janeiro, using the Lockheed Martin AN / BYG 501 MOD 1D integrated combat system.

On October 11th, the Brazilian Navy submarine Tapajó has successfully launched two live Raytheon MK 48 MOD 6AT torpedoes against a surface target at sea near Rio de Janeiro, using the Lockheed Martin AN / BYG 501 MOD 1D integrated combat system.

 

Royal Australian Navy rules out French and Spanish submarine designs

Royal Australian Navy rules out French and Spanish submarine designs
 
Australian Defence officials have revealed that at least two possible contenders for the navy's new submarine fleet, the Spanish S-80 and French Scorpene class boat, have been ruled out of the future submarine project.

Australian Defence officials have revealed that at least two possible contenders for the navy's new submarine fleet, the Spanish S-80 and French Scorpene class boat, have been ruled out of the future submarine project.

 

USS George Washington Strike Group gets underway for disaster relief in Thailand

USS George Washington Strike Group gets underway for disaster relief in Thailand
 
SINAPORE - The USS George Washington Strike Group departed early from a port visit in Singapore Oct. 16 to be better postured to provide humanitarian aid if needed in the wake of the worst flooding in many years in Thailand.

SINAPORE - The USS George Washington Strike Group departed early from a port visit in Singapore Oct. 16 to be better postured to provide humanitarian aid if needed in the wake of the worst flooding in many years in Thailand.

 

Russia to sign contract for the two other Mistrals In 2012

Russia to sign contract for the two other Mistrals In 2012
 
Contract for building of third and fourth Mistral-class landing ships will be signed in 2012, said Roman Trotsenko, the president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

Contract for building of third and fourth Mistral-class landing ships will be signed in 2012, said Roman Trotsenko, the president of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).

 

Construction begins on Royal Navy's fifth Astute Class submarine

Construction begins on Royal Navy's fifth Astute Class submarine
 
The Navy's second hunter-killer submarine in the Astute-class has completed her first dive. HMS Ambush completed the important milestone at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria ahead of sea trials early next year. More than 70 Ministry of Defence personnel, BAE Systems engineers and Navy staff were involved in the two-day maiden dive, which proved the boat's safety and stability in water.

The main construction phase of the Royal Navy's fifth Astute Class submarine, Anson, officially began today with a traditional keel-laying ceremony attended by Minister for International Security Strategy Gerald Howarth. The ceremony took place at the BAE Systems Submarine Solutions shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and is a significant step towards the delivery of the latest nuclear-powered attack submarine to the Royal Navy.

 

UAE's Baynunah Muti-Mission Corvette successfully completes testing program

UAE's Baynunah Muti-Mission Corvette successfully completes testing program
 
The first of six multi-mission corvettes ordered by the UAE has successfully completed all of its testing program. Designed and assembled by CMN Cherbourg the Baynunah left the Atlantic French Shipyard to reach the Persian Gulf. The vessel will then undergo a further testing period of four months to test its weapon systems and sensors, prior to its acceptance by the UAE Navy and its commissioning.

The first of six multi-mission corvettes ordered by the UAE has successfully completed all of its testing program. Designed and assembled by CMN Cherbourg the Baynunah left the Atlantic French Shipyard to reach the Persian Gulf. The vessel will then undergo a further testing period of four months to test its weapon systems and sensors, prior to its acceptance by the UAE Navy and its commissioning.

 

Second Project 20380 stealth corvette joins Russian Navy

Second Project 20380 stealth corvette joins Russian Navy
 
St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard will deliver a new stealth corvette to the Russian Navy at an official ceremony on Friday.The Soobrazitelny is the second Project 20380 or Steregushchy class corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.

St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard will deliver a new stealth corvette to the Russian Navy at an official ceremony on Friday.The Soobrazitelny is the second Project 20380 or Steregushchy class corvette designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.

 

Further Chilean Armed Forces Upgrade Work for BAE Systems

Further Chilean Armed Forces Upgrade Work for BAE Systems
 
Portsmouth, United Kingdom – BAE Systems has signed a £3.3m contract with the Chilean Navy to upgrade a radar sub-system of the Type 911 tracker on the Chilean Type 23 frigates.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom – BAE Systems has signed a £3.3m contract with the Chilean Navy to upgrade a radar sub-system of the Type 911 tracker on the Chilean Type 23 frigates.

 

Two Chinese nationals suspected of spying on sensitive equipment in French Converteam plant

Two Chinese nationals suspected of spying on sensitive equipment in French Converteam plant
 
French local daily L'Est Republicain reports that two Chinese nationals have been charged after being caught taking photographs of a "top secret" prototype engine at the Converteam plant of Champigneulles, France.

French local daily L'Est Republicain reports that two Chinese nationals have been charged after being caught taking photographs of a "top secret" prototype engine at the Converteam plant of Champigneulles, France. They were being questionned by French Intelligence Agency.
Converteam, now owned by General Electric, is a supplier of Marine Nationale, Royal Navy and US Navy.

 

France sells Foudre LPD to Armada de Chile

France sells Foudre LPD to Armada de Chile
 
The Government of Chile completed negotiations with his French counterpart for the acquisition of amphibious landing ship, Foudre LSD. This ship would replace the Newport class Valdivia LST, retired from active duty with the Navy of Chile on January 14, 2011, after 15 years of service.

The Government of Chile completed negotiations with his French counterpart for the acquisition of amphibious landing ship, Foudre LSD. This ship would replace the Newport class Valdivia LST, retired from active duty with the Navy of Chile on January 14, 2011, after 15 years of service.

 

Next Independence class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-8) to be named USS Montgomery

Next Independence class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS-8) to be named USS Montgomery
 
Littoral Combat Ship 8, also known as the U.S.S. Montgomery will set sail in 2015--taking much of the flavor of the Capital City with it.

Littoral Combat Ship 8, also known as the U.S.S. Montgomery will set sail in 2015--taking much of the flavor of the Capital City with it.
"The notion of Montgomery and what you stand for will be seen and heard around the world," says U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.He says his time in Montgomery during the 1970's prompted the ship's name. But he also wanted to capture the spirit of the south--paying tribute to thousands of military men and women.

 

Russia delivers 2 missile boats for Turkmenistan Navy

Russia delivers 2 missile boats for Turkmenistan Navy
 
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov visited a mooring of a Turkmen naval unit, where two newly built missile boats had recently anchored. The missile boats are built at the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant within Russian-Turkmen military-technical cooperation.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov visited a mooring of a Turkmen naval unit, where two newly built missile boats had recently anchored. The missile boats are built at the Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant within Russian-Turkmen military-technical cooperation.

 

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