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June 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Live Missile Firings Test New Aegis System on board Burke class Destroyer USS John Paul Jones

Live Missile Firings Test New Aegis System on board Burke class Destroyer USS John Paul Jones
 
Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability, June 18-20.
Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability, June 18-20.
 

Raytheon ESSM Missile Upgrade Will Boost Royal Australian Navy Vessels Protection

Raytheon ESSM Missile Upgrade Will Boost Royal Australian Navy Vessels Protection
 
Royal Australian Navy warships will be better protected against the threat of anti-ship missiles following a decision that opens the way to equip the ships with an upgraded version of the Evolved Seasparrow missile system, the Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, announced today.
Royal Australian Navy warships will be better protected against the threat of anti-ship missiles following a decision that opens the way to equip the ships with an upgraded version of the Evolved Seasparrow missile system, the Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, announced today.
 

U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet Tests Innovative Missile Defense System During Pandarra Fog

U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet Tests Innovative Missile Defense System During Pandarra Fog
 
Seventh Fleet and the Navy Warfare Development Command tested maritime obscurant generator prototypes June 21-25 to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense. The systems and tactics were tested under a variety of at-sea conditions using assets from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force to evaluate how radar-absorbing, carbon-fiber clouds can prevent a missile from detecting and striking its target as part of a layered defense.
Seventh Fleet and the Navy Warfare Development Command tested maritime obscurant generator prototypes June 21-25 to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense. The systems and tactics were tested under a variety of at-sea conditions using assets from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force to evaluate how radar-absorbing, carbon-fiber clouds can prevent a missile from detecting and striking its target as part of a layered defense.
 

ThyssenKrupp and Saab agree on sale of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums)

ThyssenKrupp and Saab agree on sale of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums)
 
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a company of ThyssenKrupp Group, and Saab AB today entered into an agreement on the sale of Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums) with facilities in Malmö, Karlskrona and Muskö. The purchase price is SEK 340 million (around €37 million). The transaction is subject to the approval of the board and supervisory bodies of the ThyssenKrupp Group as well as the Swedish Competition Authority.
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a company of ThyssenKrupp Group, and Saab AB today entered into an agreement on the sale of Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums) with facilities in Malmö, Karlskrona and Muskö. The purchase price is SEK 340 million (around €37 million). The transaction is subject to the approval of the board and supervisory bodies of the ThyssenKrupp Group as well as the Swedish Competition Authority.
 

USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) Successfully Completes LCAC Interface Tests

USNS Montford Point (MLP 1) Successfully Completes LCAC Interface Tests
 
The U.S. Navy successfully completed Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) interface tests off the coast of Camp Pendleton June 13, aboard the Navy's first Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1).
The U.S. Navy successfully completed Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) interface tests off the coast of Camp Pendleton June 13, aboard the Navy's first Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1).
 

DCNS: over 50 combat-system trials performed on the FREMM Normandie

DCNS: over 50 combat-system trials performed on the FREMM Normandie
 
The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) and the French Navy, has just completed five weeks of intense activities off the Toulon coast. These trials have allowed the validation of the frigate’s combat system performance before its delivery to the French Navy at the end of 2014.
The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) and the French Navy, has just completed five weeks of intense activities off the Toulon coast. These trials have allowed the validation of the frigate’s combat system performance before its delivery to the French Navy at the end of 2014.
 

BAE Systems Bofors Wins 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun Contract for Mexican Navy

BAE Systems Bofors Wins 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun Contract for Mexican Navy
 
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce and deliver four 57 Mk3 Naval Guns to the Mexican Navy. “This contract award further strengthens our strong position in the naval guns market,” said Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden, at BAE Systems. “This competitive win shows that BAE Systems’ world-leading 57mm naval gun and ammunition systems continue to be selected as the best solution for both new and existing customers around the world.”
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce and deliver four 57 Mk3 Naval Guns to the Mexican Navy. “This contract award further strengthens our strong position in the naval guns market,” said Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden, at BAE Systems. “This competitive win shows that BAE Systems’ world-leading 57mm naval gun and ammunition systems continue to be selected as the best solution for both new and existing customers around the world.”
 

Northrop Grumman, US Navy upgrade MQ-8B Fire Scout with multimode maritime surveillance radar

Northrop Grumman, US Navy upgrade MQ-8B Fire Scout with multimode maritime surveillance radar
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.
 

USS Pennsylvania Gold Crew Sets New Record for Longest Ohio-Class SSBN Patrol

USS Pennsylvania Gold Crew Sets New Record for Longest Ohio-Class SSBN Patrol
 
USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.
USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.
 

Future Multipurpose Amphibious Assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) Keel Authenticated

Future Multipurpose Amphibious Assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) Keel Authenticated
 
The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard June 20. Ship Sponsor Mrs. Lynne Mabus and retired Lt. Cmdr. Steve Senk, the chief engineer of the previous Tripoli (ex-USS Tripoli, LPH 10) served as the keel authenticators. The laying of the keel traditionally marked the first step in ship construction.
The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard June 20. Ship Sponsor Mrs. Lynne Mabus and retired Lt. Cmdr. Steve Senk, the chief engineer of the previous Tripoli (ex-USS Tripoli, LPH 10) served as the keel authenticators. The laying of the keel traditionally marked the first step in ship construction.
 

Australia Launches New Pacific Patrol Boat Program to Strengthen Security in Pacific Region

Australia Launches New Pacific Patrol Boat Program to Strengthen Security in Pacific Region
 
A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled today by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in our region. “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners to enable cohesive security cooperation on maritime surveillance, including in fisheries protection and transnational crime,” Minister Bishop said.
A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled today by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in our region. “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners to enable cohesive security cooperation on maritime surveillance, including in fisheries protection and transnational crime,” Minister Bishop said.
 

Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat Helicopter lands for the first time on HMS Illustrious Aircraft Carrier

Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat Helicopter lands for the first time on HMS Illustrious Aircraft Carrier
 
The Royal Navy’s new helicopter has paid its first visit to HMS Illustrious – dropping in on the veteran carrier during a submarine hunting exercise off Cornwall. Wildcat, which will replace the long-serving Lynx on the front line from next year, touched down on Lusty in the middle of Exercise Deep Blue.
The Royal Navy’s new helicopter has paid its first visit to HMS Illustrious – dropping in on the veteran carrier during a submarine hunting exercise off Cornwall. Wildcat, which will replace the long-serving Lynx on the front line from next year, touched down on Lusty in the middle of Exercise Deep Blue.
 

Saft Wins Major Contract from DCNS for Electrochemical Stacks for F21 Heavy Torpedoes

Saft Wins Major Contract from DCNS for Electrochemical Stacks for F21 Heavy Torpedoes
 
Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million Euro torpedo electrochemical stacks contract by DCNS, a world leader in naval defense and an innovative player in energy. Under this long-term contract, Saft will supply silver oxide-aluminium (AgO-Al) electrochemical stacks for PB-61 powering heavyweight F21 torpedoes.
Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million Euro torpedo electrochemical stacks contract by DCNS, a world leader in naval defense and an innovative player in energy. Under this long-term contract, Saft will supply silver oxide-aluminium (AgO-Al) electrochemical stacks for PB-61 powering heavyweight F21 torpedoes.
 

DARPA and U.S. Navy Sign Agreement to enable small ships to serve as mobile bases for UAVs

DARPA and U.S. Navy Sign Agreement to enable small ships to serve as mobile bases for UAVs
 
DARPA and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on a joint DARPA/Navy research and development program called “Tern.” This joint effort builds upon the existing work of DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program, or “TERN,” which has been exploring concepts for a long-endurance and long-range aircraft that would operate from a variety of Navy ships.
DARPA and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on a joint DARPA/Navy research and development program called “Tern.” This joint effort builds upon the existing work of DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program, or “TERN,” which has been exploring concepts for a long-endurance and long-range aircraft that would operate from a variety of Navy ships.
 

UK Ministry of Defence Minister announces FASGW(L) contract for Thales

UK Ministry of Defence Minister announces FASGW(L) contract for Thales
 
Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system.
 

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Simultaneous Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the LCS

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Simultaneous Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the LCS
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship.
 

Raytheon awarded $115.5 million Phalanx CIWS upgrade contract by U.S. Navy

Raytheon awarded $115.5 million Phalanx CIWS upgrade contract by U.S. Navy
 
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $115.5 million contract to remanufacture, overhaul and provide upgrades to Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The CIWS is an integral element of the Navy's Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program..
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $115.5 million contract to remanufacture, overhaul and provide upgrades to Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The CIWS is an integral element of the Navy's Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program..
 

Republic of Korea Navy selected Indra's PEGASO ESM for its future KSS-III Submarines

Republic of Korea Navy selected Indra's PEGASO ESM for its future KSS-III Submarines
 
Indra will equip two new submarines of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) with its electronic defense system PEGASO. These submarines are part of the third phase of the submarine acquisition program started by the ROKN in the 90’s. New submarines will be designed and developed in South Korea and will incorporate significant improvements.
Indra will equip two new submarines of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) with its electronic defense system PEGASO. These submarines are part of the third phase of the submarine acquisition program started by the ROKN in the 90’s. New submarines will be designed and developed in South Korea and will incorporate significant improvements.
 

Polish Navy selects Saab's Double Eagle for Kormoran II class mine countermeasures vessels

Polish Navy selects Saab's Double Eagle for Kormoran II class mine countermeasures vessels
 
Defence and security company Saab announces that the Polish Navy has chosen the Double Eagle system for the Kormoran II MCMV. The Double Eagle is in service with several navies, in the Baltic Sea, in the North Sea and around the world as a state of the art, well proven, low risk and extremely efficient mine countermeasures (MCM) underwater vehicle
Defence and security company Saab announces that the Polish Navy has chosen the Double Eagle system for the Kormoran II MCMV. The Double Eagle is in service with several navies, in the Baltic Sea, in the North Sea and around the world as a state of the art, well proven, low risk and extremely efficient mine countermeasures (MCM) underwater vehicle
 

Russian Navy Buyan-M corvette test fired 3M-54 Kalibr anti-ship missile

Russian Navy Buyan-M corvette test fired 3M-54 Kalibr anti-ship missile
 
On June 7, 2014, TV channel "Russia-24" covered Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla maneuvers, including a firing test of a vertically launched 3M-54 Klub (Nato designation SS-N-27 Sizzler) anti-ship missile from the Buyan-M corvette (Project 21631) "Uglich".
On June 7, 2014, TV channel "Russia-24" covered Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla maneuvers, including a firing test of a vertically launched 3M-54 Kalibr (Nato designation SS-N-27 Sizzler) anti-ship missile from the Buyan-M corvette (Project 21631) "Uglich".
 

Schiebel demonstrates the CAMCOPTER S-100 rotary UAV capabilities to the Brazilian Navy

Schiebel demonstrates the CAMCOPTER S-100 rotary UAV capabilities to the Brazilian Navy
 
Schiebel ´s dedication to the maritime domain and its ability to respond to the evolving unmanned systems requirements lead to a series of trials for the Brazilian Navy from 2nd to 5th June near San Pedro, Brazil, from the Brazilian Amazonas Class Ship APA.
Schiebel´s dedication to the maritime domain and its ability to respond to the evolving unmanned systems requirements lead to a series of trials for the Brazilian Navy from 2nd to 5th June near San Pedro, Brazil, from the Brazilian Amazonas Class Ship APA.
 

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