January 2016 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

China's Sixth Type 903A Fleet Replenishment Oiler Commissioned Into PLAN East Sea Fleet
 
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new Gaoyouhu fleet replenishment oiler (hull number 966) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly at the Zhoushan naval base in east China’s Zhejiang province. The event means that the vessel is officially commissioned in the PLAN.
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new Gaoyouhu fleet replenishment oiler (hull number 966) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly at the Zhoushan naval base in east China’s Zhejiang province. The event means that the vessel is officially commissioned in the PLAN.
 

French Navy Appointed the First Female Officer to Command a Frigate
 
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) appointed Capitaine de Frégate (Frigate Captain or Commander) Claire Pothier as the commanding officier aboard Lafayette class Frigate Guépratte (F714). CDR Pothier becomes the first woman to command a combatant ship in the French Navy.
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) appointed Capitaine de Frégate (Frigate Captain or Commander) Claire Pothier as the commanding officier aboard Lafayette class Frigate Guépratte (F714). CDR Pothier becomes the first woman to command a combatant ship in the French Navy.
 

Brahmos Missile Small-Size Version can be Launched from Submarine Torpedo Tubes
 
A small version of the Russian-Indian cruise missile Brahmos can be launched from submarine torpedo tubes, CEO of the Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association Alexander Leonov said on Friday. The Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association is taking part in developing the Brahmos missile.
A small version of the Russian-Indian cruise missile Brahmos can be launched from submarine torpedo tubes, CEO of the Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association Alexander Leonov said on Friday. The Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association is taking part in developing the Brahmos missile.
 

Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Solid-State Nav Radars to be Fitted on more than 60 Royal Navy Vessels
 
The UK MOD announced that over the next five years, the MOD’s Navigation Radar Programme will replace existing radars fitted across the Royal Navy fleet and shore facilities with solid-state SharpEye™ radar transceivers designed and developed in the UK by Kelvin Hughes in Enfield North London. The new radars are the result of a £44 million contract award by the Ministry of Defence.
The UK MOD announced that over the next five years, the MOD’s Navigation Radar Programme will replace existing radars fitted across the Royal Navy fleet and shore facilities with solid-state SharpEye™ radar transceivers designed and developed in the UK by Kelvin Hughes in Enfield North London. The new radars are the result of a £44 million contract award by the Ministry of Defence.
 

Russia's Sevmash Shipyard Renewing Kirov Class Cruiser Admiral Nakhimov Hull Structures
 
The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia has started renewing hull structures of the Project 11442M heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (NATO designation: Kirov class) currently being upgraded, the shipyard’s press office said on Thursday.
The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia has started renewing hull structures of the Project 11442M heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (NATO designation: Kirov class) currently being upgraded, the shipyard’s press office said on Thursday.
 

U.S. Navy Releases Video to Illustrate the Surface Force Distributed Lethality Concept
 
The U.S. Navy Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC) just released a video to illustrate the Distributed Lethality Concept. The distributed lethality concept was introduced (and is being advocated) by Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden, the Commander of the U.S. Navy's surface forces. It can be summarized by fitting more weapons on more vessels in order to "deceive the enemy, target the enemy, and destroy the enemy".
The U.S. Navy Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC) just released a video to illustrate the Distributed Lethality Concept. The distributed lethality concept was introduced (and is being advocated) by Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden, the Commander of the U.S. Navy's surface forces. It can be summarized by fitting more weapons on more vessels in order to "deceive the enemy, target the enemy, and destroy the enemy".
 

Oscar II Submarine Orel Damaged by Fire to Join Russian Navy by Yearend After Repairs
 
The Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered submarine Orel recently damaged by fire at the Zvyozdochka Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia will join the Russian Navy before the end of 2016 after repairs, shipyard spokesman Yevgeny Gladyshev told TASS on Wednesday. Orel (K-266) is a Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) (NATO designation: Oscar II).
The Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered submarine Orel recently damaged by fire at the Zvyozdochka Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia will join the Russian Navy before the end of 2016 after repairs, shipyard spokesman Yevgeny Gladyshev told TASS on Wednesday. Orel (K-266) is a Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) (NATO designation: Oscar II).
 

BAE Systems Anti-Ship Missile Defence Program for Australia's ANZAC Frigates Reaches Milestone
 
BAE Systems Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) program has notched up an impressive two million hours. The milestone was achieved this month during work on the sixth (HMAS Parramatta) and seventh (HMAS Toowoomba) ships in the eight ship program. The ASMD program is providing the Royal Australian Navy with a world leading defence capability.
BAE Systems Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) program has notched up an impressive two million hours. The milestone was achieved this month during work on the sixth (HMAS Parramatta) and seventh (HMAS Toowoomba) ships in the eight ship program. The ASMD program is providing the Royal Australian Navy with a world leading defence capability.
 

China's Fourth Type 071 LPD Amphibious Vessel Yimeng Shan to be Commissioned February 1st
 
An article published on the website of the Chinese town of Linyi indicates that the fourth People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) Type 071 amphibious transport dock LPD Yimeng Shan (hull number 988) will be commissioned next Monday, February 1st 2016. Yimeng Shan was built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) as was the case for the first three Type 071 vessels.
An article published on the website of the Chinese town of Linyi indicates that the fourth People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) Type 071 amphibious transport dock LPD Yimeng Shan (hull number 988) will be commissioned next Monday, February 1st 2016. Yimeng Shan was built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a wholly owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC, the largest shipbuilding group in China) as was the case for the first three Type 071 vessels.
 

Russia's Northern Fleet Nanuchka III-class Small Missile Ship in Live-Firing Exercise in Barents Sea
 
The Kola Flotilla’s Project 12341 small missile ship (NATO reporting name: Nanuchka III) Rassvet of the Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s all-arms forces has conducted a live-firing exercise in the Barents Sea to hit aerial targets, the fleet’s press office said on Tuesday.
The Kola Flotilla’s Project 12341 small missile ship (NATO reporting name: Nanuchka III) Rassvet of the Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s all-arms forces has conducted a live-firing exercise in the Barents Sea to hit aerial targets, the fleet’s press office said on Tuesday.
 

US Maritime Adm. Awards Contracts to Crew & Maintain National Defense Reserve Fleet Vessels
 
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DOT has awarded contracts with a total award value of $1.96 billion over eight years to seven U.S. maritime firms to manage, maintain and operate 48 National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) vessels through January 2024. These Maritime Administration contracts are funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Sealift Fund to support DoD’s strategic sealift mission.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DOT has awarded contracts with a total award value of $1.96 billion over eight years to seven U.S. maritime firms to manage, maintain and operate 48 National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) vessels through January 2024. These Maritime Administration contracts are funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Sealift Fund to support DoD’s strategic sealift mission.
 

Abu Dhabi Ship Building to Build 8 Landing Craft and Protection Vessels for Kuwait MoD
 
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial boats, signed an agreement with the Kuwait Ministry of Defense to build and supply landing crafts and high speed protection vessels worth over 260 million AED.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial boats, signed an agreement with the Kuwait Ministry of Defense to build and supply landing crafts and high speed protection vessels worth over 260 million AED.
 

China's 24th Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN South Sea Fleet
 
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new "Jingmen" corvette (hull number 506) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly at the Yulin Naval Base located on Hainan island in China. The event means that the warship is officially commissioned to the PLAN. "Jingmen" is the twenty-fourth Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class).
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new Jingmen corvette (hull number 506) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly at the Yulin Naval Base located on Hainan island in China. The event means that the warship is officially commissioned to the PLAN. Jingmen is the twenty-fourth Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class).
 

Atlas Elektronik UK Supply ARCIMS Multi-Role USV to the German Navy Technical Centre WTD71
 
In December 2015 ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK), together with their parent company ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, successfully delivered an ARCIMS multi-role USV to the German Naval Technical Centre, WTD71, based within the Eckernfoerde Naval Base. This follows the recent success earlier in 2015 where AEUK secured a major contract with the UK MoD to supply the Royal Navy with an Autonomous Minesweeping Capability.
In December 2015 ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK), together with their parent company ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, successfully delivered an ARCIMS multi-role USV to the German Naval Technical Centre, WTD71, based within the Eckernfoerde Naval Base. This follows the recent success earlier in 2015 where AEUK secured a major contract with the UK MoD to supply the Royal Navy with an Autonomous Minesweeping Capability.
 

Sonardyne Side-Scan Sonar for Royal Danish Navy Saab Seaeye's Double Eagle SAROV
 
The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has procured high resolution imaging sonar technology from maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK to support its country's Mine Counter Measure activities. The Solstice side-scan sonar will be fitted to Saab Seaeye's Double Eagle SAROV and used to search for and classify mine-like objects on the seabed.
The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has procured high resolution imaging sonar technology from maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK to support its country's Mine Counter Measure activities. The Solstice side-scan sonar will be fitted to Saab Seaeye's Double Eagle SAROV and used to search for and classify mine-like objects on the seabed.
 

Russian Navy Received Less Surface Vessels Than Planned in 2015
 
Russia’s Navy received less surface ships than scheduled in 2015 over disruptions in the fulfillment of state defense order, military and naval experts said on Monday. In particular, the Russian Navy did not receive three Project 11356 and 22350 frigates and the Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren, the experts said, referring to Head of the Navy’s Ship-Building Department Captain 1 Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov.
Russia’s Navy received less surface ships than scheduled in 2015 over disruptions in the fulfillment of state defense order, military and naval experts said on Monday. In particular, the Russian Navy did not receive three Project 11356 and 22350 frigates and the Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren, the experts said, referring to Head of the Navy’s Ship-Building Department Captain 1 Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov.
 

Russia’s Coast Guard in Far East Receives a Rubin-class Patrol Boat (Project 22460)
 
Two new vessels have arrived for the Coast Guard of the Federal Security Service in the Russian Far East, Coast Guard spokesperson Albina Proskurenko told TASS on Monday. The vessels were built by the Vostochnaya Shipyard in accordance with Russian projects, the spokesperson added. One of them is a Rubin-class patrol boat (Project 22460).
Two new vessels have arrived for the Coast Guard of the Federal Security Service in the Russian Far East, Coast Guard spokesperson Albina Proskurenko told TASS on Monday. The vessels were built by the Vostochnaya Shipyard in accordance with Russian projects, the spokesperson added. One of them is a Rubin-class patrol boat (Project 22460).
 

Thales and ASV Sign Agreement to Develop Autonomous USV Technology and Capability
 
After successful trials on Halcyon Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Thales and ASV strengthen their partnership. Both companies have signed an agreement to develop autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) technology and capability for maritime, civil, security and military domains.
After successful trials on Halcyon Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Thales and ASV strengthen their partnership. Both companies have signed an agreement to develop autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) technology and capability for maritime, civil, security and military domains.
 

Fifteen ships and vessels are to be laid down in 2016 for the Russian Navy
 
Fifteen ships and vessels are to be laid down this year, Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief Alexander Fedotenkov told journalists on Thursday. "They include two more Project 22800 guided missile craft, Project 20380 corvettes, Project 22160 patrol ships and a drastically advanced Project 23550 ice patrol ship triple-hatted as tug, icebreaker and patrol vessel," he said without specifying the shipyards earmarked to lay down the ships.
Fifteen ships and vessels are to be laid down this year, Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief Alexander Fedotenkov told journalists on Thursday. "They include two more Project 22800 guided missile craft, Project 20380 corvettes, Project 22160 patrol ships and a drastically advanced Project 23550 ice patrol ship triple-hatted as tug, icebreaker and patrol vessel," he said without specifying the shipyards earmarked to lay down the ships.
 

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