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September 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Exclusive: DCNS will unveil the SMX OCEAN at Euronaval 2014: A Conventional (SSK) Barracuda

Exclusive: DCNS will unveil the SMX OCEAN at Euronaval 2014: A Conventional (SSK) Barracuda
 
Navy Recognition learned that DCNS will introduce a new submarine concept at Euronaval 2014 which be held from October 27th to 31st at Paris Le Bourget in France. The SMX OCEAN is based on a Barracuda hull, the next generation SSN of the French Navy, fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology.
Navy Recognition learned that DCNS will introduce a new submarine concept at Euronaval 2014 which be held from October 27th to 31st at Paris Le Bourget in France. The SMX OCEAN is based on a Barracuda hull, the next generation SSN of the French Navy, fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology.
 

Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Achieves Successful Light-Off of First Main Turbine Generator Set

Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Achieves Successful Light-Off of First Main Turbine Generator Set
 
The U.S. Navy's Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to make significant progress achieving key shipbuilding milestones, completing ship generator light-off Sept. 23 for the first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt.
The U.S. Navy's Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to make significant progress achieving key shipbuilding milestones, completing ship generator light-off Sept. 23 for the first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt.
 

ROC Navy Catamaran Corvette "Tuo River", first Taiwanese LCS, started Sea Trials

ROC Navy Catamaran Corvette "Tuo River", first Taiwanese LCS, started Sea Trials
 
Taiwan's first unit in a new class of 12 catamaran corvettes started its trials at sea. The "Tuo River" was going out at sea for the first time from Suao in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan county, where it was christened in March this year. The corvette will undergo a series of sea trials before its commissioning expected in the first half of 2015.
Taiwan's first vessel in a new class of 12 catamaran corvettes started its trials at sea. The "Tuo River" was going out at sea for the first time from Suao in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan county, where it was christened in March this year. The corvette will undergo a series of sea trials before its commissioning expected in the first half of 2015.
 

Chinese Navy Continues Flight Test Campaign of Future Maritime Patrol Aircraft Y-8FQ Cub/GX-6

Chinese Navy Continues Flight Test Campaign of Future Maritime Patrol Aircraft Y-8FQ Cub/GX-6
 
A new picture recently surfaced from China showing the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) added a second Y-8FQ aircraft to conduct flight test and eventually qualify the new type of Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) variant of Y-8, the Y-8FQ Cub (also known as GX-6 for High New 6) first surfaced on the Chinese internet in November 2011 as we reported at the time.
A new picture recently surfaced from China showing the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) added a second Y-8FQ aircraft to conduct flight test and eventually qualify the new type of Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) variant of Y-8, the Y-8FQ Cub (also known as GX-6 for High New 6) first surfaced on the Chinese internet in November 2011 as we reported at the time.
 

U.S. Navy Harpoon anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise

U.S. Navy Harpoon anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise
 
The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles, launched from F/A-18 and P-3 aircrafts and two surface ships, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Shiloh (CG 67), detected, tracked and engaged their intended targets, during live fire events, Sept. 15.
The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles, launched from F/A-18 and P-3 aircrafts and two surface ships, USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Shiloh (CG 67), detected, tracked and engaged their intended targets, during live fire events, Sept. 15.
 

Liquid Robotics showcased its Wave Glider SV3 wave and solar powered USV/UUV at AAD 2014

Liquid Robotics showcased its Wave Glider SV3 wave and solar powered USV/UUV at AAD 2014
 
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which took place from the 17 to 21 September in South Africa) US company Liquid Robotics was showcasing its revolutionary Wave Glider SV3 hybrid unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) / unmanned surface vehicle. The Wave Glider is a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which took place from the 17 to 21 September in South Africa) US company Liquid Robotics was showcasing its revolutionary Wave Glider SV3 hybrid unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) / unmanned surface vehicle. The Wave Glider is a unique wave and solar propelled 2 parts system (one on the surface, the other under water).
 

LCS: U.S. Navy Complied with Regulations, but Quality Problems Persisted after Delivery

LCS: U.S. Navy Complied with Regulations, but Quality Problems Persisted after Delivery
 
The U.S. Navy decisions to accept the first two littoral combat ships (LCS)—LCS 1 and LCS 2—in incomplete, deficient conditions complied with the Federal Acquisition Regulation's (FAR) acceptance provisions, largely due to the cost-reimbursement type contracts in place to construct these ships.
The U.S. Navy decisions to accept the first two littoral combat ships (LCS)—LCS 1 and LCS 2—in incomplete, deficient conditions complied with the Federal Acquisition Regulation's (FAR) acceptance provisions, largely due to the cost-reimbursement type contracts in place to construct these ships.
 

SafeGuard Clothing Underlines the Importance of Body Armor Protection at Sea

SafeGuard Clothing Underlines the Importance of Body Armor Protection at Sea
 
With safety concerns as present as ever on boats traveling the oceans ofthe world, proper maritime body armor is imperative for staying alive when a dangerous situation arises. With not only attacks posing as a risk to the life of sea men and women, but also accidents caused by rough weather conditions and other reasons, maritime body armor can make the difference between life and death and be the reason for the safe return to shore.
With safety concerns as present as ever on boats traveling the oceans ofthe world, proper maritime body armor is imperative for staying alive when a dangerous situation arises. With not only attacks posing as a risk to the life of sea men and women, but also accidents caused by rough weather conditions and other reasons, maritime body armor can make the difference between life and death and be the reason for the safe return to shore.
 

Babcock Completes Design for future ROK Navy KSS-III Submarine Weapon Handling System

Babcock Completes Design for future ROK Navy KSS-III Submarine Weapon Handling System
 
Babcock has successfully completed the design definition of the Weapon Handling System (WHS) for South Korea’s Jangbogo III submarine (KSS-III), marking an important milestone in the project. Babcock was awarded a contract by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) to design the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) for the 3,000 tonne Jangbogo III submarine, and manufacture the equipment for the first two boats of a class of up to nine.
Babcock has successfully completed the design definition of the Weapon Handling System (WHS) for South Korea’s Jangbogo III submarine (KSS-III), marking an important milestone in the project. Babcock was awarded a contract by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) to design the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) for the 3,000 tonne Jangbogo III submarine, and manufacture the equipment for the first two boats of a class of up to nine.
 

At AAD 2014 CSOC showcased OPV, LPD and Aircraft Carrier designs from China

At AAD 2014 CSOC showcased OPV, LPD and Aircraft Carrier designs from China
 
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which took place from the 17 to 21 September in South Africa) the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC) showcased its P18N Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) and its LPD/LHD design. The booth also featured a scale model of China's aircraft carrier Liaoning. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which took place from the 17 to 21 September in South Africa) the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC) showcased its P18N Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) and its LPD/LHD design. The booth also featured a scale model of China's aircraft carrier Liaoning. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
 

French Navy ATL 2 MPA versatility proving to be an asset for missions over Iraq

French Navy ATL 2 MPA versatility proving to be an asset for missions over Iraq
 
Deployed in the Persian Gulf since the beginning of the month, French Navy's Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) belonging to naval air squadron 23F are currently deployed to Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. On Sept 17, it flew its first reconnaissance mission in Iraqi airspace and on the 19th it provided ISTAR (Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) support for the first French raid against ISIL and then povided damage assessment reports.
Deployed in the Persian Gulf since the beginning of the month, French Navy's Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) belonging to naval air squadron 23F are currently deployed to Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. On Sept 17, it flew its first reconnaissance mission in Iraqi airspace and on the 19th it provided ISTAR (Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) support for the first French raid against ISIL and then povided damage assessment reports.
 

INS Tanin, 1st Dolphin Batch II class SSK with air-independent propulsion, arrived in Israel

INS Tanin, 1st Dolphin Batch II class SSK with air-independent propulsion, arrived in Israel
 
he Israeli military announced on Tuesday it has taken delivery from Germany of a new submarine, the most sophisticated in its fleet. A third of the cost of the new Dolphin 2 class sub was borne by Germany as part of its military aid to the Jewish state.
The Israeli military announced on Tuesday it has taken delivery from Germany of a new submarine, the most sophisticated in its fleet. A third of the cost of the new Dolphin 2 class sub was borne by Germany as part of its military aid to the Jewish state.
 

J+S Ltd to supply the Torpedo Launching System for the Royal Malaysian Navy LCS/SGPV corvettes

J+S Ltd to supply the Torpedo Launching System for the Royal Malaysian Navy LCS/SGPV corvettes
 
J+S Ltd is delighted to announce they have been successfully selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy Littoral Combat Ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.
J+S Ltd is delighted to announce they have been successfully selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy Littoral Combat Ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.
 

Royal Navy of Oman takes delivery of Damen Clipper

Royal Navy of Oman takes delivery of Damen Clipper
 
The new Sail Training Vessel (STV) for the Ministry of Defence of Oman has been officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania). This stunning 87 m vessel, named RNOV ‘Shabab Oman’, is destined to become the flagship of the Royal Navy of Oman to continue the role of the current STV of the same name in promoting cultural interaction and to help ‘spread peace and harmony amongst nations’. Shabab Oman is a full square rigger and will have an amazing 2,700 m² sail area.
On 12 September, the Royal Navy of Oman formally accepted ownership of its new sail training vessel at a ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The three-masted steel clipper, named RNOV Shabab Oman II, will sail the world’s oceans as an ambassador for Oman, demonstrating the country’s centuries-old maritime tradition. The 87-metre vessel is Damen's third such clipper, proving the value of Damen’s reliable craftsmanship and engineering.
 

At AAD 2014 the South African Special Forces showcased their Zodiac Milpro ZH-753 RHIB

At AAD 2014 the South African Special Forces showcased their Zodiac Milpro ZH-753 RHIB
 
The South African Special Forces showcased their ZH-753 RHIB at Africa Aerospace & Defence exhibition (AAD 2014) which took place at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Centurion, South Africa, from September 17-21. While attending the event, Navy Recognition learned that these RHIB made by Zodiac Milpro of France are typically deployed by the "4 Special Forces Regiment" of the South African armed forces based in Langebaan near Cape Town.
The South African Special Forces showcased their ZH-753 RHIB at Africa Aerospace & Defence exhibition (AAD 2014) which took place at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Centurion, South Africa, from September 17-21. While attending the event, Navy Recognition learned that these RHIB made by Zodiac Milpro of France are typically deployed by the "4 Special Forces Regiment" of the South African armed forces based in Langebaan near Cape Town.
 

US Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

US Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria
 
U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.
U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against ISIL targets.
 

USS Coronado (LCS 4) Performs Live-Fire Test of Norwegian Naval Strike Missile

USS Coronado (LCS 4) Performs Live-Fire Test of Norwegian Naval Strike Missile
 
The crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23.
The crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23.
 

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Develop Solutions for Maritime Surveillance

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Develop Solutions for Maritime Surveillance
 
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, the market leader in unmanned ocean vehicles, today signed a global, multi-year teaming agreement for collaboration on product development, maritime services and operational deployments.
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, the market leader in unmanned ocean vehicles, today signed a global, multi-year teaming agreement for collaboration on product development, maritime services and operational deployments.
 

Saab to provide naval laser warning system for Rheinmetall’s MASS decoy launchers

Saab to provide naval laser warning system for Rheinmetall’s MASS decoy launchers
 
Saab has agreed a contract with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition in Germany to provide Naval Laser Warning Systems as sensors to Rheinmetall’s MASS Softkill System in a frigate upgrade program in Asia Pacific.
Saab has agreed a contract with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition in Germany to provide Naval Laser Warning Systems as sensors to Rheinmetall’s MASS Softkill System in a frigate upgrade program in Asia Pacific.
 

MQ-4C Triton UAS Arrives at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Enters Next Phase of Testing

MQ-4C Triton UAS Arrives at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Enters Next Phase of Testing
 
The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program.
The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program.
 

Lockheed Martin Receives Additional Electronic Warfare Contract To Protect The U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Lockheed Martin Receives Additional Electronic Warfare Contract To Protect The U.S. Navy’s Fleet
 
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships...
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships...
 

Navies of China (PLAN) and Iran (IRIN) to conduct joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf

Navies of China (PLAN) and Iran (IRIN) to conduct joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf
 
Two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time in history, Iranian admirals told state television on Sunday, adding that the PLAN and Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) would conduct four days of joint naval exercises.
Two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time in history, Iranian admirals told state television on Sunday, adding that the PLAN and Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) would conduct four days of joint naval exercises.
 

Israeli Navy Sa'ar 5 class corvettes fitted with IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR multifunction AESA radar

Israeli Navy Sa'ar 5 class corvettes fitted with IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR multifunction AESA radar
 
Pictures have emerged showing the Israeli Navy corvette Eliat (first ship of the Sa'ar 5 class) fitted for the first time with the new AESA radar MF-STAR by IAI. The MF-STAR - Multi-Function Surveillance, Track and Guidance Radar was fitted as part of an upgrade program for the 3 vessels of the class.
Pictures have emerged showing the Israeli Navy corvette Eliat (first ship of the Sa'ar 5 class) fitted for the first time with the new AESA radar MF-STAR by IAI. The MF-STAR - Multi-Function Surveillance, Track and Guidance Radar was fitted as part of an upgrade program for the 3 vessels of the class.
 

Lockheed Martin Canada has awarded Thales Nederland for the delivery of two SMART-S Mk2 radars

Lockheed Martin Canada has awarded Thales Nederland for the delivery of two SMART-S Mk2 radars
 
These medium-to-long range surveillance radars are to be installed on the two ANZAC class frigates operated by the Royal New Zealand Navy, in the scope of the ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade, performed by Lockheed Martin Canada.
These medium-to-long range surveillance radars are to be installed on the two ANZAC class frigates operated by the Royal New Zealand Navy, in the scope of the ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade, performed by Lockheed Martin Canada.
 

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $16 Million for F/A-18 Mission Computers

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $16 Million for F/A-18 Mission Computers
 
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the Super Hornet and provides the Navy with situational awareness and combat systems control.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the Super Hornet and provides the Navy with situational awareness and combat systems control.
 

Chinese Company Poly Technologies unveils a "Rocket Assisted Torpedo" system at AAD 2014

Chinese Company Poly Technologies unveils a "Rocket Assisted Torpedo" system at AAD 2014
 
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which takes places from the 17 to 21 September at air force base waterkloof near Pretoria, in South Africa) Chinese company Poly Technologies unveils its "Rocket Assisted Torpedo system. Poly Technologies, a subsidiary of China Poly Group Corporation, is a defense manufacturing and international trading company.
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which takes places from the 17 to 21 September at air force base waterkloof near Pretoria, in South Africa) Chinese company Poly Technologies unveils its "Rocket Assisted Torpedo system. Poly Technologies, a subsidiary of China Poly Group Corporation, is a defense manufacturing and international trading company.
 

Reutech unveils its Super Rogue 3 20mm Naval RWS fitted with 4 LMM missiles at AAD 2014

Reutech unveils its Super Rogue 3 20mm Naval RWS fitted with 4 LMM missiles at AAD 2014
 
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which takes places from the 17 )to 21 September at air force base waterkloof near Pretoria, in South Africa) South African company Reutech Solutions unveils the Super Rogue 3 20mm naval remote weapon station (RWS).
At AAD 2014 (Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition which takes places from the 17 )to 21 September at air force base waterkloof near Pretoria, in South Africa) South African company Reutech Solutions unveils the Super Rogue 3 20mm naval remote weapon station (RWS).
 

Russia’s first Varshavyanka-class submarine "Novorossiisk" joined Black Sea Fleet

Russia’s first Varshavyanka-class submarine "Novorossiisk" joined Black Sea Fleet
 
The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg will lay down on Friday a new Varshavyanka class diesel-electric submarine for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the company said. Stary Oskol will be the third in a series of six Varshavyanka class submarines which are expected to join the fleet by 2016. The first sub, the Novorossiisk, was laid down in August 2010, followed by Rostov-on-Don in November 2011.

Russia's first Varshavyanka-class submarine, the Novorossiisk, has entered service with the Black Sea fleet, the Southern Military District's press service said Wednesday, September 17. The submarine currently remains at the Admiralty shipyard in St. Petersburg and will head to the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk after completing final trials with the Northern Fleet.

 

KONGSBERG contracted by US Navy to test NSM from Littoral Combat Ship

KONGSBERG contracted by US Navy to test NSM from Littoral Combat Ship
 
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.
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG`s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program. The firing was requested by the US Navy to demonstrate the capability to engage a surface target at a range of 100 nautical miles from an LCS class ship. The test is planned to be conducted during September this year from the USS Coronado, an Independence-class LCS.
 

Mexican Navy and Damen sign contract for two vessels

Mexican Navy and Damen sign contract for two vessels
 
In August 2014 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina in Spanish) and Damen Shipyards Group (the Netherlands) signed contracts for the delivery of the design, material package, technical assistance and training for two vessels that will be built by the Mexican Navy, using the Damen Technical Cooperation programme, which enables customers to build their vessel on the location of their choice.

In August 2014 the Mexican Navy (Secretaría de Marina in Spanish) and Damen Shipyards Group (the Netherlands) signed contracts for the delivery of the design, material package, technical assistance and training for two vessels that will be built by the Mexican Navy, using the Damen Technical Cooperation programme, which enables customers to build their vessel on the location of their choice.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers National Security Cutter Hamilton to U.S. Coast Guard

Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers National Security Cutter Hamilton to U.S. Coast Guard
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the completion of acceptance sea trials for the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship was underway for a two-day period in the Gulf of Mexico, performing numerous tests and demonstrations of shipboard systems for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) to the U.S. Coast Guard today. The ship will be commissioned in Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 6. "Our performance on the National Security Cutter program is a blueprint for success in building high-quality, affordable ships," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias.
 

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