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March 2012 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Sagem to supply EOMS-NG optronic system for French navy frigates

Sagem to supply EOMS-NG optronic system for French navy frigates
 
Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The modernization will be based on Sagem's new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG).

Sagem (Safran group) has signed a contract with French naval shipyard DCNS, under French defense procurement agency DGA as contracting authority, for the modernization of fire control systems on six Floréal class surveillance frigates. The modernization will be based on Sagem's new-generation Electro-Optical Multifunction System (EOMS-NG).

 

DCNS showcases wide range expertise at Defexpo India 2012 (Hall 12, booth 12.2k)

DCNS showcases wide range expertise at Defexpo India 2012 (Hall 12, booth 12.2k)
 
Highlights include the Indian Navy’s Scorpene SSK, the Mistral-Class LHD, the Gowind OPV L’Adroit together with the Barracuda SSN, a future Aircraft Carrier design and DCNS’ services solutions.

Highlights include the Indian Navy’s Scorpene SSK, the Mistral-Class LHD, the Gowind OPV L’Adroit together with the Barracuda SSN, a future Aircraft Carrier design and DCNS’ services solutions.

 

DCNS signs with SEC Industries a contract for the local manufacture of equipment for submarines

DCNS signs with SEC Industries a contract for the local manufacture of equipment for submarines
 
DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, signed through DCNS India a contract with SEC Industries worth Rs 310-cr (approximately €50 million) for the local manufcture of equipment for the P75 Scorpene submarines*.

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, signed through DCNS India a contract with SEC Industries worth Rs 310-cr (approximately €50 million) for the local manufcture of equipment for the P75 Scorpene submarines*.

 

Royal Australian Navy HMAS Choules passes first capability test

Royal Australian Navy HMAS Choules passes first capability test
 
The Royal Australian Navy’s new amphibious ship HMAS Choules has successfully completed its first major amphibious training tasks. Navy and Army have come together during the last three weeks for the amphibious exercises SQUADEX and SEA LION. Exercise SQUADEX provided practice for drivers of Army and Navy landing craft along with a variety of vehicle types as they drive on and off HMAS Choules.

The Royal Australian Navy’s new amphibious ship HMAS Choules has successfully completed its first major amphibious training tasks. Navy and Army have come together during the last three weeks for the amphibious exercises SQUADEX and SEA LION. Exercise SQUADEX provided practice for drivers of Army and Navy landing craft along with a variety of vehicle types as they drive on and off HMAS Choules.

 

Navantia starts sea trials of F-105 "Cristóbal Colón" frigate

Navantia starts sea trials of F-105 "Cristóbal Colón" frigate
 
On 12th. March, first sea trials of F-105 frigate “Cristóbal Colón” have started in the northwest coast of Spain close to the Ferrol estuary.

On 12th. March, first sea trials of F-105 frigate “Cristóbal Colón” have started in the northwest coast of Spain close to the Ferrol estuary.

 

US Navy orders 4 more Littoral Combat Ships (2 Independence class & 2 Freedom class)

US Navy orders 4 more Littoral Combat Ships (2 Independence class & 2 Freedom class)
 
The Navy issued contract modifications to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective littoral combat ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2012 littoral combat ships each, March 16.

The Navy issued contract modifications to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective littoral combat ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2012 littoral combat ships each, March 16.

 

Russian Warship Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship to Join Blackseafor Drills

Russian Warship Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship to Join Blackseafor Drills
 
Russia will send the Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship to the international Black Sea Naval Force (Blackseafor) naval exercise, Black Sea Fleet press secretary Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Friday.

Russia will send the Caesar Kunikov amphibious landing ship to the international Black Sea Naval Force (Blackseafor) naval exercise, Black Sea Fleet press secretary Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Friday.

 

BMT Fleet Technology Continues Development of the Contract for Canada’s Joint Support Ship

BMT Fleet Technology Continues Development of the Contract for Canada’s Joint Support Ship
 
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 12-month, $9.8M design project to further develop the Contract Design as one possible option for the Canadian Forces' (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS).

BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 12-month, $9.8M design project to further develop the Contract Design as one possible option for the Canadian Forces' (CF) new Joint Support Ship (JSS).

 

French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle deploys in the Mediterranean

French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle deploys in the Mediterranean
 
The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle set sail Friday, March 16, 2012 for one month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. Program: training and rise to power.

The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle set sail Friday, March 16, 2012 for a one month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. Program: training and rise to power.

 

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) hands over second Moroccan SIGMA frigate

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) hands over second Moroccan SIGMA frigate
 
On 10 March 2012, after successful sea trials and finishing of outfitting details, SIGMA Class Frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy.

On 10 March 2012, after successful sea trials and finishing of outfitting details, SIGMA Class Frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy.

 

Myanmar gets two former PLAN (chinese) Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates

Myanmar gets two former PLAN (chinese) Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates
 
The Myanmar Navy recently received two Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates declared surplus to requirement by China's naval command. Pictures from the chinese internet taken in early March 2012 in Shanghai show the two frigates already flying the Myanmar flag with new hull numbers from the Myanmar Navy.

The Myanmar Navy recently received two Jianghu II-class (Type 053H1) frigates declared surplus to requirement by China's naval command. Pictures from the chinese internet taken in early March 2012 in Shanghai show the two frigates already flying the Myanmar flag with new hull numbers from the Myanmar Navy.

 

NATO flagship executes multi-threat live firing scenario successfully

NATO flagship executes multi-threat live firing scenario successfully
 
HNLMS De Ruyter recently tested her capabilities in a training scenario which offered similarities with the threats warships have to be prepared to deal with in the current security climate - a mix of low and high spectrum violence.

HNLMS De Ruyter recently tested her capabilities in a training scenario which offered similarities with the threats warships have to be prepared to deal with in the current security climate - a mix of low and high spectrum violence.

 

ADIK amphibious ship "C-151 LCT" put into Turkish Navy service

ADIK amphibious ship "C-151 LCT" put into Turkish Navy service
 
Turkey put a fast amphibious military ship into service as a part of the "Landing Craft Tank" ( LCT) project, according to a report on Saturday. The semi-official Anatolia news agency reported that the C-151 was put to sea at the shipyard of Anadolu Tersanesi on March 9.

Turkey put a fast amphibious military ship into service as a part of the "Landing Craft Tank" ( LCT) project, according to a report on Saturday. The semi-official Anatolia news agency reported that the C-151 was put to sea at the shipyard of Anadolu Tersanesi on March 9.

 

China's refitted aircraft carrier will officialy serve in the Chinese Navy (PLAN) in the coming months

China's refitted aircraft carrier will officialy serve in the Chinese Navy (PLAN) in the coming months
 
CHINA'S refitted aircraft carrier will begin serving in the navy officially this year, senior military officials said yesterday. Fighter jets will soon be involved in sea trials that have been running smoothly so far, Xu Hongmeng, deputy commander of Chinese navy, said.

CHINA'S refitted aircraft carrier will begin serving in the navy officially this year, senior military officials said yesterday. Fighter jets will soon be involved in sea trials that have been running smoothly so far, Xu Hongmeng, deputy commander of Chinese navy, said.

 

DCNS conducts first deck landing of new Caiman Marine helicopter on board FREMM Aquitaine

DCNS conducts first deck landing of new Caiman Marine helicopter on board FREMM Aquitaine
 
A few weeks after the first helicopter landing trials on board the FREMM Aquitaine frigate, DCNS, the French Navy and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) have successfully completed a new series of deck landing trials, this time with new Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter which recently entered operational service with the French Navy.

A few weeks after the first helicopter landing trials on board the FREMM Aquitaine frigate, DCNS, the French Navy and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) have successfully completed a new series of deck landing trials, this time with new Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter which recently entered operational service with the French Navy.

 

INS Vikramaditya (ex-Russian Carrier "Admiral Gorshkov") getting ready for sea trials

INS Vikramaditya (ex-Russian Carrier "Admiral Gorshkov") getting ready for sea trials
 
A Former Russian aircraft carrier (Soviet-built Admiral Gorshkov) which was being refurbished for the Indian Navy is being prepared to begin its first set of sea trials. These trials are expected to last through the spring and end with a delivery to the Indian Navy planned for late 2012.

A Former Russian aircraft carrier (Soviet-built Admiral Gorshkov) which was being refurbished for the Indian Navy is being prepared to begin its first set of sea trials. These trials are expected to last through the spring and end with a delivery to the Indian Navy planned for late 2012.

 

Boeing Delivers 1st P-8A Poseidon Production Aircraft to US Navy

Boeing Delivers 1st P-8A Poseidon Production Aircraft to US Navy
 
Boeing on March 4 officially delivered the first production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy in Seattle. The P-8A is the first of 13 anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft Boeing will deliver as part of a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract awarded in 2011.

Boeing on March 4 officially delivered the first production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the U.S. Navy in Seattle. The P-8A is the first of 13 anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft Boeing will deliver as part of a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract awarded in 2011.

 

Nigeria plans to increase the procurement of naval equipment in 2012

Nigeria plans to increase the procurement of naval equipment in 2012
 
As part of the 2012 military budget, the Nigerian Navy plans to fund the purchase of several dozen warships, including two offshore patrol vessels and numerous patrol craft, as it modernises and expands its military.

As part of the 2012 military budget, the Nigerian Navy plans to fund the purchase of several dozen warships, including two offshore patrol vessels and numerous patrol craft, as it modernises and expands its military.

 

Severodvinsk project 855 (Yasen class) submarine to be inducted into Russian Navy in late 2012

Severodvinsk project 855 (Yasen class) submarine to be inducted into Russian Navy in late 2012
 
The head multi-role nuclear submarine Severodvinsk of Project 885 /Yasen/ will be inducted into the Russian Navy in November-December 2012, a defence sector official said on Tuesday.

The head multi-role nuclear submarine Severodvinsk of Project 885 /Yasen/ will be inducted into the Russian Navy in November-December 2012, a defence sector official said on Tuesday.

 

Shenyang J-15 carrier-based fighter aircraft spotted on China's refitted aircraft carrier (ex-Varyag)

Shenyang J-15 carrier-based fighter aircraft spotted on China's refitted aircraft carrier (ex-Varyag)
 
Photographs have emerged on the Chinese internet showing what seems to be a J-15 jet parked on the flight deck of the former Varyag aircraft.

Photographs have emerged on the Chinese internet showing what seems to be a J-15 jet parked on the flight deck of the former Varyag aircraft.

 

BAE Systems Unveiled an updated design for its Type 26 Frigate/Global Combat Ship

BAE Systems Unveiled an updated design for its Type 26 Frigate/Global Combat Ship
 
BAE Systems has released a video showing an updated design for its Type 26 Frigate.

BAE Systems has released a video showing an updated design for its Type 26 Frigate.
The new design appears to be quite different compared to the model shown at DSEi 2011. In fact, it bares some similarities with what was presented as the GCS early concept.

 

Russian Defense Ministry Plans to Order Extra Borey & Yasen Nuclear Submarines for Russian Navy

Russian Defense Ministry Plans to Order Extra Borey & Yasen Nuclear Submarines for Russian Navy
 
In addition to the 16 nuclear submarines purchase which is outlined by the state armament program for the period until 2020 the Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy four extra nuclear submarines.

In addition to the 16 nuclear submarines purchase which is outlined by the state armament program for the period until 2020 the Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy four extra nuclear submarines.

 

Austal Awarded Construction Contract for JHSV 8 and 9

Austal Awarded Construction Contract for JHSV 8 and 9
 
The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of the eighth and ninth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), as part of a ten-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. The construction contract for these vessels is valued at approximately US$321.7 million.

The U.S. Navy has exercised contract options funding the construction of the eighth and ninth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), as part of a ten-ship program potentially worth over US$1.6 billion. The construction contract for these vessels is valued at approximately US$321.7 million.

 

Russian Navy buying Icelandic Gavia Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Russian Navy buying Icelandic Gavia Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
 
The Russian Navy is buying eight AUVs from Teledyne Gavia for a total of €19 millions. Three of the autonomous underwater vehicles will be delivered this. The remaining five will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 according to russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.

The Russian Navy is buying eight AUVs from Teledyne Gavia for a total of €19 millions. Three of the autonomous underwater vehicles will be delivered this. The remaining five will be delivered in 2013 and 2014 according to russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports.

 

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded Contract to Build Additional DDG 51-class Destroyer

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded Contract to Build Additional DDG 51-class Destroyer
 
The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $663 million modification to a previously awarded contract to construct DDG 116, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $663 million modification to a previously awarded contract to construct DDG 116, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

 

IRGC Commander: Iran to Show Naval Power to World

IRGC Commander: Iran to Show Naval Power to World
 
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that the Iranian Navy is showing its might and power to the world by developing and upgrading its equipment, tools and weapons.

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that the Iranian Navy is showing its might and power to the world by developing and upgrading its equipment, tools and weapons.