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

Fincantieri Delivers Second General Purpose FREMM Frigate Rizzo to the Italian Navy
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Fincantieri Delivers Second General Purpose FREMM Frigate Rizzo to the Italian Navy
The frigate “Rizzo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the sixth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered.
 

Damen Announces Successful sea trials for Australian Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel MATV
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Damen Announces Successful sea trials for Australian Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel MATV
Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the Royal Australian Navy.
 

First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in Egypt
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First Egyptian Navy Type 209/1400 Class Submarine built by TKMS Arrived in Egypt
The first Type 209/1400 class submarine built Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in Kiel, Germany, for the Egyptian Navy reaching its naval base in Egypt today. "S41" (861) is the first of four 1,400 tons diesel-electric submarines recently ordered by Egypt.
 

Saab Receives Order for Maintenance of Polish Navy´s RBS15 Mk3 Missiles
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Saab Receives Order for Maintenance of Polish Navy´s RBS15 Mk3 Missiles
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Naval Port Gdynia, Poland, for the maintenance and logistic support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system with deliveries taking place 2017-2018.
 

Dockside repairs of Russian Navy Project 865 Romuald Muklevich survey vessel completed
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Dockside repairs of Russian Navy Project 865 Romuald Muklevich survey vessel completed
The Kronstadt Marine Plant (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) has completed the dockside repair of the Project 865 Romuald Muklevich hydrographic survey vessel. The Northern Fleet’s survey vessel left the F.V. Nitrofanov Dock ahead of schedule, having sat there since mid-January this year, according to USC’s press release.
 

United States Coast Guard Cutter Munro Commissioned; Powered by GE LM2500 Gas Turbine
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United States Coast Guard Cutter Munro Commissioned; Powered by GE LM2500 Gas Turbine
GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned Munro, a new National Security Cutter (NSC), on April 1 in Seattle, Washington. All of these new Legend class cutters use the same reliable COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG) propulsion system featuring one GE LM2500 gas turbine and two diesel engines.
 

Russia Continues Tests of 3M22 Zircon - Hypersonic Missile Reached Mach 8 Speed
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Russia Continues Tests of 3M22 Zircon - Hypersonic Missile Reached Mach 8 Speed
Sources in the defense industry say that Russia’s 3M22 Tsirkon advanced hypersonic antiship missile has produced a speed of Mach 8 during its trials. Earlier, British media had reported that the Russian weapon posed a threat to the Royal Navy and could tip the balance of power in the world and destroy the Royal Navy’s latest ships "in one strike," according to the Gazeta.ru online news agency.
 

General Atomics LiFT Batteries to Support Unmanned Underwater Surveillance Vehicle
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General Atomics Li-Ion Fault Tolerant Batteries to Support Unmanned Underwater Surveillance Vehicle
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide its Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery system for the Semi-Autonomous Hydrographic Reconnaissance Vehicle (SAHRV), a small, portable underwater vehicle (UUV). GA-EMS is part of a team working with the Department of Defense to design, fabricate, deliver, and conduct at-sea testing of the LiFT battery system for use on the SAHRV platform. The SAHRV UUV is intended for shallow water surveillance to scan, detect and identify mines and other obstacles.
 

Third Project 11356 Frigate Admiral Makarov in Final Tests before Delivery to Russian Navy in June
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Admiral Makarov Project 11356 frigate
The Project 11356 (NATO reporting name: Admiral Grigorovich-class) Admiral Makarov frigate built by the Yantar Shipyard (a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) in Kaliningrad has put out to sea for the final stage of its official tests, according to the shipyard’s press officer, Sergei Mikhailov.
 

Video: PLAN Latest Type 052D Destroyer Xining Conducts its 1st Live Fire Exercise in Yellow Sea
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Video: PLAN Latest Type 052D Destroyer Xining Conducts its First Live Fire Exercise in the Yellow Sea
A recent video report by CCTV 7 shows Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) guided missile destroyer (DDG) Xining (hull number 117) conducting its first live firing exercise in the Yellow Sea. Xining is the fifth and latest vessel of the class. It joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) in January this year and belongs to the North Sea Fleet.
 

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate Escorts two Russian Navy Project 20380 Steregushy-class Corvettes
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Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate Escorts two Russian Navy Project 20380 Steregushy-class Corvettes
The Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland is escorting two Russian warships which are sailing through the English Channel this weekend. The Type 23 frigate located the two Russian ships in the early hours of Friday morning [14 Apr 17] as they sailed through the North Sea towards the Dover Straits. The Steregushchiy-class corvettes, Soobrazitelny and Boiky, were joined later in the afternoon by a Russian support tanker and an ocean-going tug.
 

US Navy & Austal Laid Keel of 10th Independence-class littoral combat ship Cincinnati (LCS 20)
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US Navy & Austal Lay Keel of 10th Independence-class littoral combat ship Future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)
The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, April 10. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and ship’s sponsor Penny Pritzker authenticated the keel for the 10th Independence variant of the littoral combat ship class during the ceremony. While keel laying traditionally represents the formal start of a ship's construction, advanced modular shipbuilding allows fabrication of the ship to begin months in advance. Today, keel laying continues to symbolically recognize the joining of the ship's components and the ceremonial beginning of the ship.
 

North Korea Displays KN-11 SLBM for the First Time During Military Parade in Pyongyang
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North Korea Displays KN-11 SLBM for the First Time During Military Parade in Pyongyang
North Korea displayed several of its KN-11 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) for the first time in public today during a large military parade in Pyongyang. The parade was organized to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding father Kim Il-Sung. Based on KCTV footage, at least 6x KN-11 were paraded. Some, if not all, of them may be full scale models however.
 

Video: HII Completes Successful Builder’s Sea Trials of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed builder’s sea trials of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The first-of-class carrier left Newport News on Saturday and returned to Naval Station Norfolk today. Builder’s sea trials test the ship’s systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. The trials also include high-speed runs and demonstrate many of the carrier’s other capabilities.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed builder’s sea trials of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The first-of-class carrier left Newport News on Saturday and returned to Naval Station Norfolk today. Builder’s sea trials test the ship’s systems, components and compartments at sea for the first time. The trials also include high-speed runs and demonstrate many of the carrier’s other capabilities.
 

Improved U.S. Navy Lighterage System enables dynamic logistical support
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Improved U.S. Navy Lighterage System enables dynamic logistical support
Navy Maritime Prepositioning Force ships USNS Pililaau (T-AK 304) and USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) successfully utilized the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) to discharge equipment and cargo in support of Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore (CJLOTS) 2017, April 8-12.
 

New Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford and "Sea Knights" Provide MEDEVAC Support During Sea Trials
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Gerald R. Ford and "Sea Knights" Provide MEDEVAC Support During Sea Trials
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) April 11 to assist a Sailor from dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) who required urgent medical attention. The Sailor is currently listed in stable condition and is being treated at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth.
 

Leonardo DRS to Provide Advanced Hybrid Electric Drive Technology for First USCG OPC
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SSBN Yuri Dolgoruky project 955 Russia
Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding to provide hybrid electric drive systems for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new fleet of Offshore Patrol Cutters. The contract, for the first nine systems, is worth $10.7 million. Eastern Shipbuilding is the prime contractor and builder of these next-generation Offshore Patrol Cutters.
 

Russia's Tekhmash launches production of hydroacoustic coating for latest submarines
 
Russia's Tekhmash launches production of hydroacoustic coating for latest submarines The Tekhmash Corporation (a subsidiary of Rostec) has landed orders for special rubber coatings, which will keep it busy for five years. Developed by ChPO Chapayev, the hydroacoustic rubber plates mask submarines from hostile sonars, according to Tekhmash’s press office.
 

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