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June 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Russian Navy Neustrashimy-class Frigate Yaroslav Mudry to Join FRUKUS International Drills

Russian Navy Neustrashimy-class Frigate Yaroslav Mudry to Join FRUKUS International Drills
 
Russia's Yaroslav Mudry frigate will join the FRUKUS international naval drills that will kick off in the Baltic Sea on Sunday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said. The annual naval drills, which traditionally involve France, Russia, Britain and the United States, practice interoperability for future joint operations.

Russia's Yaroslav Mudry frigate will join the FRUKUS international naval drills that will kick off in the Baltic Sea on Sunday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said. The annual naval drills, which traditionally involve France, Russia, Britain and the United States, practice interoperability for future joint operations.

 

DCNS and Pipavav team up to address India’s naval needs

DCNS and Pipavav team up to address India’s naval needs
 
DCNS and Pipavav have decided to establish a strategic partnership for bringing DCNS technologies, methods and skills into Pipavav, India’s first and largest integrated defence company. The focus of the teaming is to build the highest state of the art strategic assets including modern warships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.

DCNS and Pipavav have decided to establish a strategic partnership for bringing DCNS technologies, methods and skills into Pipavav, India’s first and largest integrated defence company. The focus of the teaming is to build the highest state of the art strategic assets including modern warships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.

 

Royal Navy hails Thales Captas-4 S2087 towed Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) as ‘world’s best’

Royal Navy hails Thales Captas-4 S2087 towed Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) as ‘world’s best’
 
Thales UK’s state-of-the-art Sonar 2087 – fitted to a Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate – has played a vital role in a major international anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Gulf of Oman. HMS Westminster and a Trafalgar-class submarine led the RN’s involvement in Exercise Arabian Shark, a test of Coalition navies to deal with submarines in the Arabian Sea. During the exercise, the RN described the combined ASW capabilities of the ship and helicopter sonar as being ‘the best in the world’

Thales UK’s state-of-the-art Sonar 2087 – fitted to a Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate – has played a vital role in a major international anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Gulf of Oman. HMS Westminster and a Trafalgar-class submarine led the RN’s involvement in Exercise Arabian Shark, a test of Coalition navies to deal with submarines in the Arabian Sea. During the exercise, the RN described the combined ASW capabilities of the ship and helicopter sonar as being ‘the best in the world’

 

Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (ex-Admiral Gorshkov) starts sea trials

Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (ex-Admiral Gorshkov) starts sea trials
 
The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (formerly Admiral Gorshkov) began sea trials early on Friday morning in the White Sea - four years after it was originally due to take to sea again.

The Indian Navy's Russian-built aircraft carrier Vikramaditya (formerly Admiral Gorshkov) began sea trials early on Friday morning in the White Sea - four years after it was originally due to take to sea again.

 

US Navy’s Third Littoral Combat Ship Delivered Two Months Early

US Navy’s Third Littoral Combat Ship Delivered Two Months Early
 
MARINETTE, Wis., June 6, 2012 – The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth (LCS 3), to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule.

MARINETTE, Wis., June 6, 2012 – The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth (LCS 3), to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6)
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced June 5th that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy's next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company's floating drydock on Monday.

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced June 5th that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Navy's next amphibious assault ship, America (LHA 6), from the company's floating drydock on Monday.

 

French Navy orders 76mm Naval Ammunition from Diehl

French Navy orders 76mm Naval Ammunition from Diehl
 
Diehl Defence has received an order from France to develop and qualify modern naval ammunition. It constitutes a refinement of the 76 mm naval ammunition employed worldwide. The new ammunition is being realized with insensitive explosives and is scheduled for deployment in the Oto Melara SUPER RAPIDO L-62 naval guns of the new frigates FREMM and HORIZON from 2015. The 76 mm ammunition is capable of engaging both air and sea targets as well as coastal targets.

Diehl Defence has received an order from France to develop and qualify modern naval ammunition. It constitutes a refinement of the 76 mm naval ammunition employed worldwide. The new ammunition is being realized with insensitive explosives and is scheduled for deployment in the Oto Melara SUPER RAPIDO L-62 naval guns of the new frigates FREMM and HORIZON from 2015. The 76 mm ammunition is capable of engaging both air and sea targets as well as coastal targets.

 

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signs contract for SIGMA 10514 Frigate for Indonesian Navy

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signs contract for SIGMA 10514 Frigate for Indonesian Navy
 
The Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, The Netherlands today signed a contract for the engineering, build and delivery of a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate, PKR (Perusak Kawal Rudal). The PKR will be built for the Indonesian Navy, TNI AL, and is to be delivered in 2016.

The Ministry of Defence of Indonesia and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, The Netherlands today signed a contract for the engineering, build and delivery of a SIGMA 10514 Guided Missile Frigate, PKR (Perusak Kawal Rudal). The PKR will be built for the Indonesian Navy, TNI AL, and is to be delivered in 2016.

 

Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) Commissioned

Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) Commissioned
 
The US Navy commissioned USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., June 2. Mississippi, built under a unique teaming agreement between General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News, delivered to the Navy in just over 62 months - the fastest delivery yet for a Virginia class submarine. All Virginia class submarines currently under construction are on track to deliver early to the Navy.

The US Navy commissioned USS Mississippi (SSN 782), the ninth Virginia-class attack submarine, during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., June 2. Mississippi, built under a unique teaming agreement between General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News, delivered to the Navy in just over 62 months - the fastest delivery yet for a Virginia class submarine. All Virginia class submarines currently under construction are on track to deliver early to the Navy.

 

Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL cuts first steel of new 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M

Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL cuts first steel of new 60m Fast Missile Craft KCR-60M
 
On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.

On May 24th, Indonesian Shipyard PT PAL held the first steel cut ceremony for the head of a new class of Fast Missile Craft for the Indonesian Navy called KCR-60M (Kapal Cepat Rudal 60 Meter). Three ships of the class have been ordered.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $2.38 Billion Contract for Detail Design and Construction of LHA 7

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $2.38 Billion Contract for Detail Design and Construction of LHA 7
 
The U.S. Navy May 31st awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

The U.S. Navy May 31st awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.