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May 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Lockheed Martin Awarded Additional C4ISR Contract to Support the U.S. Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin Awarded Additional C4ISR Contract to Support the U.S. Coast Guard
 
Lockheed Martin received a $69 million contract to support the United States Coast Guard’s efforts to enforce maritime sovereignty and address at-sea threats. Through this contract received from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Lockheed Martin will provide the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the United States Coast Guard’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC), the future USCGC Kimball.
Lockheed Martin received a $69 million contract to support the United States Coast Guard’s efforts to enforce maritime sovereignty and address at-sea threats. Through this contract received from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Lockheed Martin will provide the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the United States Coast Guard’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC), the future USCGC Kimball.
 

BAE Systems hands over third Khareef class Corvette 'Al Rasikh' to Royal Navy of Oman

BAE Systems hands over third Khareef class Corvette 'Al Rasikh' to Royal Navy of Oman
 
AL RASIKH is a 99 metre corvette designed, built and delivered as part of Project Khareef. The Interim Acceptance ceremony was attended by dignitaries from both Oman and the UK who witnessed the ship’s crew board the vessel to raise the National Flag of Oman for the first time.
AL RASIKH is a 99 metre corvette designed, built and delivered as part of Project Khareef. The Interim Acceptance ceremony was attended by dignitaries from both Oman and the UK who witnessed the ship’s crew board the vessel to raise the National Flag of Oman for the first time.
 

Rosatom signed a contract for two additional Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers

Rosatom signed a contract for two additional Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers
 
On May 27, 2014 the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" has signed a contract with Baltiysky Zavod JSC (shipyard based in St Petersburg) to build two Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers. The value of the contract amounts to 84.4 billion rubles. Under the terms of the contract the vessels are to be delivered in December 2019 and December 2020 respectively.
On May 27, 2014 the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" has signed a contract with Baltiysky Zavod JSC (shipyard based in St Petersburg) to build two extra Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreakers. The value of the contract amounts to 84.4 billion rubles. Under the terms of the contract the vessels are to be delivered in December 2019 and December 2020 respectively.
 

Northrop Grumman Selected to Provide Turbine Generator Units For US Navy's ORP

Northrop Grumman Selected to Provide Turbine Generator Units For US Navy's ORP
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S. Navy's next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S. Navy's next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine.
 

Joint Strike Missile - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War & Conflict

Joint Strike Missile - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War & Conflict
 
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile.
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile.
 

Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid guns selected for Iraqi Navy Corvettes

Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid guns selected for Iraqi Navy Corvettes
 
OTO Melara goes aboard the Musa Bin Nasir and Tariq Bin Ziyad corvettes, as part of an agreement being finalized between Fincantieri and the Iraqi government. The vessels will be equipped with 76/62 guns, one of the most successful solutions of the company.
OTO Melara goes aboard the Musa Bin Nasir and Tariq Bin Ziyad corvettes, as part of an agreement being finalized between Fincantieri and the Iraqi government. The vessels will be equipped with 76/62 guns, one of the most successful solutions of the company.
 

Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan may procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System

Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan may procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System
 
According to Russian business daily Kommersant the Republic of Azerbaijan has expressed its intend to procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System from Russia. "BAL-E" is the export version of the BAL missile complex in service with the coastal missile unit of the Russian Caspian Flotilla.
According to Russian business daily Kommersant the Republic of Azerbaijan has expressed its intend to procure "BAL-E" Coastal Missile System from Russia. "BAL-E" is the export version of the BAL missile complex in service with the coastal missile unit of the Russian Navy Caspian Flotilla.
 

New Zealand signed contract with MBDA for Sea Ceptor Air Defence System

New Zealand signed contract with MBDA for Sea Ceptor Air Defence System
 
The New Zealand Ministry of Defence signed a contract on 21st May with MBDA for the provision of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence element of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. This contract confirms the selection of the system by the RNZN for its ANZAC frigates that was announced in October 2013.
The New Zealand Ministry of Defence signed a contract on 21st May with MBDA for the provision of Sea Ceptor for the Local Area Air Defence element of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project. This contract confirms the selection of the system by the RNZN for its ANZAC frigates that was announced in October 2013.
 

U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-Class Cruiser USS Vella Gulf entered Black Sea

U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-Class Cruiser USS Vella Gulf entered Black Sea
 
The U.S. Navy announced its Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) entered the Black Sea Friday, May 23, to promote peace and stability in the region. Vella Gulf's mission is to work with NATO allies toward mutual goals, demonstrating the United States' commitment to strengthening and improving interoperability in the region.
The U.S. Navy announced its Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) entered the Black Sea Friday, May 23, to promote peace and stability in the region. Vella Gulf's mission is to work with NATO allies toward mutual goals, demonstrating the United States' commitment to strengthening and improving interoperability in the region.
 

MBDA unveils a new Coastal Battery System based on the Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile

MBDA unveils a new Coastal Battery System based on the Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile
 
Our colleagues from Army Recognition, who are currently covering the KADEX 2014 defence exhibition in Kazakhstan, have learned an exclusive naval news: MBDA unveiled for the first time a new mobile coastal battery based on the Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile.
Our colleagues from Army Recognition, who are currently covering the KADEX 2014 defence exhibition in Kazakhstan, have learned an exclusive naval news: MBDA unveiled for the first time a new mobile coastal battery based on the Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missile.
 

Boeing Delivers 4th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Indian Navy

Boeing Delivers 4th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Indian Navy
 
Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle and arrived May 21 at Naval Air Station Rajali, where it joined three P-8Is currently undergoing operational evaluation.
Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle and arrived May 21 at Naval Air Station Rajali, where it joined three P-8Is currently undergoing operational evaluation.
 

RNZN SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter started test flights with AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile

RNZN SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter started test flights with AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile
 
The Royal New Zealand Navy releazed a picture showing the new NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters in RNZN colours undergoing a test-flight yesterday at Kaman Aerospace in Bloomfield Connecticut, USA. It is fitted with an AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile these helicopters will use.
The Royal New Zealand Navy released a picture showing the new NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopters in RNZN colours undergoing a test-flight yesterday at Kaman Aerospace in Bloomfield Connecticut, USA. It is fitted with an AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile these helicopters will use.
 

Norwegian Government presented a bill to the Parliament to further development of the JSM

Norwegian Government presented a bill to the Parliament to further development of the JSM
 
The Norwegian Government today presented a bill to the Parliament on the completion of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and preparing it for integration to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Pending Parliament approval, for KONGSBERG this entails a continuous development and finalization of a complete product in 2017.
The Norwegian Government today presented a bill to the Parliament on the completion of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and preparing it for integration to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Pending Parliament approval, for KONGSBERG this entails a continuous development and finalization of a complete product in 2017.
 

DCNS opens office in Canada to better develop FREMM Frigate to Royal Canadian Navy needs

DCNS opens office in Canada to better develop FREMM Frigate to Royal Canadian Navy needs
 
DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. with headquarters in Ottawa, represents the first step towards the creation of Naval Systems Integration Center that was announced by Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO, during his November 2013 conferences given in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Canada. In particular, DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. will lead the design of the Canadian version of FREMM frigate, a contender for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. with headquarters in Ottawa, represents the first step towards the creation of Naval Systems Integration Center that was announced by Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO, during his November 2013 conferences given in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Canada. In particular, DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. will lead the design of the Canadian version of FREMM frigate, a contender for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
 

Moskva cruiser (Project 1164 Atlant - Slava class) flagship of Russia Black Sea Fleet to be refitted

Moskva cruiser (Project 1164 Atlant - Slava class) flagship of Russia Black Sea Fleet to be refitted
 
Moskva, lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy and flagship of the Black Sea fleet, will be sent to the Ship Repair Center "Asterisk" (located in Severodvinsk) at the end of 2015 for modernization according to "Interfax " citing the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Moskva, lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy and flagship of the Black Sea fleet, will be sent to the Ship Repair Center "Asterisk" (located in Severodvinsk) at the end of 2015 for modernization according to "Interfax " citing the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
 

Russian Shipyard launched first Project 22100 patrol ship "Ocean" for FSB Border Protection

Russian Shipyard launched first Project 22100 patrol ship "Ocean" for FSB Border Protection
 
On May 21st 2014, Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky (incorporated by the JSC „Ak Bars“ Holding Company») officially the first ship of Project 22100 class named "Ocean". The customer is the border guard units of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB, successor of the KGB). Development work of a new patrol ship began in 2009 by order of the FSB border guards, but the actual design and development work on the project 22100 began in 2011.
On May 21st 2014, Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky (incorporated by the JSC „Ak Bars“ Holding Company») officially the first ship of Project 22100 class named "Ocean". The customer is the border guard units of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB, successor of the KGB). Development work of a new patrol ship began in 2009 by order of the FSB border guards, but the actual design and development work on the project 22100 began in 2011.
 

Austal Delivers Second Cape Class Patrol Boat Early to Australian Customs and Border ProtectionAustal Delivers Second Cape Class Patrol Boat Early to Australian Customs and Border Protection

Austal Delivers Second Cape Class Patrol Boat Early to Australian Customs and Border Protection
 
Austal Limited is pleased to announce it has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date.
Austal Limited is pleased to announce it has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date.
 

Brazilian Air Force in talks to purchase 20 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles from the US

Brazilian Air Force in talks to purchase 20 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles from the US
 
The Brazilian Air Force is in talks to purchase 20 U.S.-made anti-ship missiles, Brazil's G1 news website reported Friday. The deal, according to G1, is worth 170 million U.S. dollars, and involves 20 Harpoon missiles manufactured by U.S. company Boeing, including 16 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles designed for attacking ships or above-water submarines, and another four intended for training.
The Brazilian Air Force is in talks to purchase 20 U.S.-made anti-ship missiles, Brazil's G1 news website reported Friday. The deal, according to G1, is worth 170 million U.S. dollars, and involves 20 Harpoon missiles manufactured by U.S. company Boeing, including 16 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles designed for attacking ships or above-water submarines, and another four intended for training.
 

First Babcock-built Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel named and commissioned

First Babcock-built Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel named and commissioned
 
The first of the Irish Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built by Babcock for the Irish Naval Service has been officially named and commissioned today, following successful completion of sea trials and handover at Babcock's Appledore shipyard in North Devon at the end of April 2014.
The first-of-class LÈ Samuel Becket was named by Mrs Caroline Murphy, a niece of Samuel Beckett, in Dublin this weekend alongside the Samuel Beckett Bridge. The naming was followed by the commissioning ceremony which was led by Mr Enda Kenny TD, Irish Prime Minister (An Taoiseach) and Minister for Defence, who made the main speech.
 

Royal Air Force Typhoons Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Russian Navy Corvette and Helicopter

Royal Air Force Typhoons Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Russian Navy Corvette and Helicopter
 
RAF Typhoons have had their first encounter with Russian forces as part of their mission to protect Baltic airspace. The British fighters were already airborne on a training sortie when they were re-tasked to intercept an unidentified aircraft close to the Latvian border. At the same time Danish fighters were scrambled out Amari, Estonia, in support.
RAF Typhoons have had their first encounter with Russian forces as part of their mission to protect Baltic airspace. The British fighters were already airborne on a training sortie when they were re-tasked to intercept an unidentified aircraft close to the Latvian border. At the same time Danish fighters were scrambled out Amari, Estonia, in support.
 

U.S. Navy tests Surface Warfare Gun Module on USS Coronado (LCS 4)

U.S. Navy tests Surface Warfare Gun Module on USS Coronado (LCS 4)
 
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of the 30mm gun mission module aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Southern California April 30. The purpose of the STF is to challenge the ship in the most severe blast conditions of the weapon's fire. STF is a total ship test involving live weapons fire and is required for each ship class or variant.
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of the 30mm gun mission module aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Southern California April 30. The purpose of the STF is to challenge the ship in the most severe blast conditions of the weapon's fire. STF is a total ship test involving live weapons fire and is required for each ship class or variant.
 

Atlas Elektronik demonstrates underwater information technology through acoustic network

Atlas Elektronik demonstrates underwater information technology through acoustic network
 
The surface of the planet Mars is better charted than the bottom of our oceans. The formidable characteristics of the sea, such as extreme water pressure, darkness and the lack of data transmission channels, limit the possibilities for obtaining measurement data. Wireless com-munication underwater is therefore an essential factor in the future research and utilization of the oceans, and still remains a major technical challenge.
The surface of the planet Mars is better charted than the bottom of our oceans. The formidable characteristics of the sea, such as extreme water pressure, darkness and the lack of data transmission channels, limit the possibilities for obtaining measurement data. Wireless com-munication underwater is therefore an essential factor in the future research and utilization of the oceans, and still remains a major technical challenge.
 

U.S. Navy Conducts Initial Fire Scout, H-60 Helicopter Demonstration Aboard LCS

U.S. Navy Conducts Initial Fire Scout, H-60 Helicopter Demonstration Aboard LCS
 
Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.
Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.
 

Patria Nemo Navy mortar system for naval applications

Patria Nemo Navy mortar system for naval applications
 
Patria Nemo is a compact and flexible mortar system for the needs of modern warfare and crisis management, which call for mobility, protection and accuracy. Designed by the industry’s top professional, Patria, the light system can be mounted on various naval platforms, enabling rapid fire support.
Patria Nemo is a compact and flexible mortar system for the needs of modern warfare and crisis management, which call for mobility, protection and accuracy. Designed by the industry’s top professional, Patria, the light system can be mounted on various naval platforms, enabling rapid fire support.
 

BAE Systems has launched "Artful" third Astute class submarine for Royal Navy

BAE Systems has launched "Artful" third Astute class submarine for Royal Navy
 
BAE Systems has launched Artful, the latest state-of-the-art submarine into the dock at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The 97m long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered attack submarine - officially named at a ceremony in September last year - began edging out of BAE Systems’ giant construction hall on Friday 16 May and was carefully lowered into the water on Saturday 17 May.
BAE Systems has launched Artful, the latest state-of-the-art submarine into the dock at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The 97m long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered attack submarine - officially named at a ceremony in September last year - began edging out of BAE Systems’ giant construction hall on Friday 16 May and was carefully lowered into the water on Saturday 17 May.
 

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter receives its ALFS dipping sonar system

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter receives its ALFS dipping sonar system
 
The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida on 13 May. After five months of flying operations from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, NUSQN 725 received its first Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) and with the complex process of installation, calibration and test flying behind them, the team eagerly put the ALFS through its paces in the local exercise areas.
The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida on 13 May. After five months of flying operations from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, NUSQN 725 received its first Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) and with the complex process of installation, calibration and test flying behind them, the team eagerly put the ALFS through its paces...
 

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