April 2017 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

BAE System Awarded Contract for 6th Astute-class SSN Attack Submarine Agagmemnon
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BAE System Awarded Contract for 6th Astute-class SSN Attack Submarine Agagmemnon
BAE Systems has been awarded a £1.4 billion contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to deliver the next Astute class submarine to the Royal Navy. Agamemnon will be the sixth of seven nuclear-powered attack submarines designed and manufactured at the Company’s site at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
 

Project 12700 MCM Vessels to be Equipped with Russian Made Unmanned Surface Vehicles
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Project 12700 MCM Vessels to be Equipped with Russian Made Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) developed by Russia’s Taifun Company will be mounted on at least three serial-produced Project 12700 Alexandrit-class mine sweepers, CEO of Russia’s Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard Vladimir Seredokho said in an interview with the Flotprom online media organization.
 

US Navy's 5th MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
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U.S. Navy's Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications
The fifth Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios. The U.S. Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command, configured one of MUOS-5's two communications payloads – its legacy UHF payload – to provide additional support for the Navy's legacy UHF satellite communications mission. Today, narrowband UHF communications is used by every Combatant Command in aircraft, ships, submarines, ground vehicles, as well as by troops in the field and special operations.
 

Some Details on Russian Navy Latest Submarine: The Project 885M Yasen-M K-561 Kazan
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Some Details on Russian Navy Latest Submarine: The Project 885M Yasen-M K-561 Kazan
The Project 885M Yasen-M-class (NATO reporting name: Severodvinsk-class) Kazan nuclear-powered attack submarine is shorter than the lead ship in the class, the Severodvinsk, and furnished with cutting-edge equipment and weapons, according to the Izvestia daily. The sophisticated nuclear-powered Kazan is several meters shorter than the lead ship. The Russian Navy operates a single Project 885 sub, the Severodvinsk, at present. The Kazan launched in March this year has been redesigned completely.
 

TIDESPRING, the first Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Tide-class tankers, has arrived home in the UK
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TIDESPRING, the first Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Tide-class tankers, has arrived home in the UK
As military vessels become even more complex it becomes critical that integrated systems work under the strictest of conditions and are proven and extremely reliable. Servowatch Systems Limited (Servowatch), a leading UK supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems, is supplying its highly capable Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to all four Tide-class vessels for the UK RFA.
 

Tenth Project 21631 Buyan-M Corvette laid down at Zelenodolsk Shipyard
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Tenth Project 21631 Buyan-M Corvette laid down at Zelenodolsk Shipyard
Russia`s Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin has participated in the official ceremony of the new Project 21631 'Grad' small missile ship (corvette) laying down at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard named after M. Gorky. Construction of the Project 21631 corvette commenced in 2010. The Zelenodolsk Shipyard won the related competition, in which nine enterprises took part.
 

Video: Republic of Korea Navy's New Haeseong II TSLM Ship-Launched Land Attack Missile
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Video: Republic of Korea Navy's New Haeseong II TSLM Ship-Launched Land Attack Missile
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) released for the first time last week some information on the development of a new high-precision land attack missile, called Tactical Surface Launch Missile (TSLM). Intended for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) the TSLM missile is designated as Haeseong II.
 

Austal Delivers Eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Yuma (EPF 8) to the US Navy
 
Austal Delivers Eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Yuma (EPF 8) to the US Navy Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce the United States Navy (USN) has accepted delivery of USNS Yuma (EPF 8) during a ceremony held aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. USNS Yuma, named after the City of Yuma, Arizona, is the eighth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel designed and constructed by Austal for the USN, under a contract for twelve vessels worth in excess of US$1.9 billion.
 

Russian Defense Ministry goes public with Arctic Shamrock base on Alexandra Land
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Russian Defense Ministry goes public with Arctic Shamrock base on Alexandra Land
The Russian Defense Ministry has published pictures of the inside of the military compound on Alexandra Land Island of the Franz Josef Land Archipelago, which has become part of the world’s northernmost military base designated as Arctic Shamrock and intended for 150 troops, including some from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet air defense units, according to the Gazeta.ru news portal.
 

Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters Deploy Aboard French Navy LHD Mistral for the First Time
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Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters Deploy Aboard French Navy LHD Mistral for the First TIme
Around 60 Royal Navy and Royal Marines are currently taking part in a five-month French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East, aboard French assault ship FS Mistral. The arrival of UK maritime personnel in Ho Chi Minh City further strengthens the UK’s Defence relationship with Vietnam, and while docked, UK sailors and marines, alongside French colleagues, will meet with personnel from the Vietnam People’s Navy to compare national maritime operating procedures and exchange experiences.
 

Fourth Project 12700 Alexandrit-class MCM Vessel Laid Down for Russian Navy
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Fourth Project 12700 Alexandrit-class MCM Vessel Laid Down for Russian Navy
The fourth Project 12700 mine countermeasures (MCM) fiberglass vessel 'Vladimir Emelyanov' for Russia`s Navy has been laid down at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in St. Petersburg, TASS reports.
 

BAE Systems Begins Construction on Fifth River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel for Royal Navy
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BAE Systems Begins Construction on Fifth River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel for Royal Navy
BAE Systems welcomed Mr Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment and Support, to its Govan shipyard in Glasgow last week to cut the first metal and begin construction of SPEY, the fifth and final River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Royal Navy.
 

French MoD Awards DCNS the FTI Mid-Size Frigate Development & Production Contract
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French MoD Awards DCNS Development & Production Contract of FTI Mid-Size Frigate
The French Defence Ministry announced the attribution to DCNS of a contract for the development and construction of five FTI (Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire or mid-size frigate) surface combatant intended for the French Navy. DCNS will propose a French version of its new BELH@RRA frigate which was unveiled at Euronaval 2016. The first of the five frigates from this DGA-managed programme should be delivered in 2023 with an entry into active duty in 2025.
 

Russian Pacific Fleet Project 877 Kilo-class SSK Submarine B-949 re-enters service after repair
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MBDA contracted to support Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers’ Sea Viper weapon system
The Project 877 diesel-electric submarine Ust-Bolsheretsk has re-entered service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet after repairs, fleet spokesman Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS. The submarine’s strength hull, sonars and diving system were repaired, the spokesman added.
 

MBDA contracted to support Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers’ Aster / Sea Viper weapon system
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MBDA contracted to support Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers’ Sea Viper weapon system
MBDA has received a £175 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for further In-Service Support to the Sea Viper weapon system, securing a key capability of the Type 45 fleet. Called ‘Sea Viper Unified Support Environment Period 1’, the contract will cover the continuing in-service support to the Sea Viper weapon system, including the Aster missile that protects the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers, for the next 5 years.
 

MBDA Secures Deal for Next Batch of CAMM Air Defence Missiles for UK Armed Forces
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SeaCeptorCAMM launched from Type 26 MBDA UK
MBDA has a secured a £323 million deal for the next batch of cutting-edge air defence missiles for the British Army and Royal Navy. The next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) is designed for use both at sea and on land. It has the capability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats.
 

Russian delegation to arrive in Egypt to discuss delivery of equipment for Mistral-class LHDs
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ENS Anwar El Sadat L 1020 Mistral class LHD Egyptian Navy
A Russian delegation has headed for Egypt to hold a new round of talks on the delivery of communications and control equipment for the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, a source in Russia’s military and technical cooperation sphere told TASS.
 

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