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

MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Successful First Flight from a Littoral Combat Ship
 
MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Successful First Flight from a Littoral Combat Ship Northrop Grumman Corporation’s autonomous helicopter, MQ-8C Fire Scout, took to the air for the first time from a U.S. Navy independence-class Littoral Combat ship, USS Montgomery (LCS-8). The flight took place off the coast of California during the second phase of Dynamic Interface testing, once again demonstrating Fire Scout’s stability and safety while operating around the ship.
 

USS America LHA 6 takes out drone with Raytheon RAM missile during exercise
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KALVARI SUBMARINE AT SEA India
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed a live-fire exercise by destroying a drone utilizing the ship self-defense Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system, April 6. The live-fire exercise was part of an Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Integration (PMINT) Training Exercise in preparation for America's upcoming maiden deployment with the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
 

DCI completes training of first crews for Indian Navy Scorpene-class Submarines
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KALVARI SUBMARINE AT SEA India
Défense Conseil International (DCI), the reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence for the transfer of French military know-how to international partners, has completed training of the first of two crews of Indian submariners for future Scorpène-type submarines. The training is part of the P-75 programme, launched between India and France in October 2005, which covers the construction of six Scorpène submarines by the Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Limited.
 

Orbital ATK to Provide US Navy with New Naval Munitions Multi-Function Fuze
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The New Fuze Provides Increased Defense Against High Speed Water Attack Craft. Picture: Orbital ATK.
Orbital ATK has received a $21 million contract for first article test and production of the MK419 Mod 1 Multi-Function Fuze (MFF). The MFF increases the overall mission capability of 5-inch gun ammunition used on U.S. Navy ships by combining five modes of operation into a single fuze, making it the most effective munitions fuze available today.
 

Fincantieri Launched Bow Section of Italian Navy Future Logistic Support Ship LSS
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LSS fincantieri Italian Navy
The launching ceremony of the bow section of the LSS logistic support unit “Vulcano”, took place today at the shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence, Roberta Pinotti. The unit was ordered to Fincantieri within the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet. Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Maria Teresa Piras, widow of the vessel tenant Emilio Attramini, young Italian Navy Officer, who died in 1977 in the air disaster of the Monte Serra.
 

Virginia-Class Submarine Washington (SSN 787) Successfully Completed Initial Sea Trials
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The Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) successfully completed its initial sea trials on Sunday. Photo by Ashley Major/HII
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the newest Virginia-class submarine (VCS), Washington (SSN 787), successfully completed its initial sea trials on Sunday. Sea trials test the submarine’s capabilities at sea. Washington was built as part of a teaming agreement between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and General Dynamics Electric Boat.
 

Future Royal New Zealand Navy Ice Capable Tanker to be Named HMNZS Aotearoa
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US Navy Destroyers USS Porter & USS Ross Launched Tomahawk Strikes Against Syria
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has announced that the name of its newest and biggest ship will be HMNZS Aotearoa. Construction of the new 24,000-tonne vessel, the largest ship ever operated by the RNZN, will start next year, for delivery in January 2020.
 

Yantar Shipyard in Russia to Launch 2nd Project 11711 landing ship Pyotr Morgunov Before Yearend
 
Ivan Gren LST at sea The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Pyotr Morgunov is planned to be floated out before the yearend, the newspaper of Russia’s Yantar Shipyard reported. "A major part of the equipment has already been mounted on the ship. Work to furnish the ship with systems and equipment is currently under way. We are expecting to receive steering engines and diesel generators by summer, which would be desirable if we want to float out the vessel by the yearend," the newspaper quoted senior constructor Sergei Panfilov as saying.
 

KONGSBERG signs contract with Australia to integrate new capability for the Joint Strike Missile
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US Navy Destroyers USS Porter & USS Ross Launched Tomahawk Strikes Against Syria
Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) has entered into a contract with the Australian Department of Defence worth 150 MNOK for integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM). This contract is a result of the agreement reached between the Norwegian and Australian Governments initialized during the visit by Norwegian State Secretary of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø to Australia in 2015.
 

Video: US Navy Destroyers USS Porter & USS Ross Launched Tomahawk Strikes Against Syria
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US Navy Destroyers USS Porter & USS Ross Launched Tomahawk Strikes Against Syria
The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria April 6 in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people. President Donald J. Trump ordered the attack on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which the chemical attack on Syria's Idlib province was launched. The missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
 

MBDA proves Sea Venom/ANL missile compatibility with Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters
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BAE Systems has received a $245 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the gun system, known as the Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS), for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This award follows the MOD’s announcement of BAE Systems as the preferred bidder last year after a competitive process.
MBDA has successfully conducted air carriage and jettison trials of its cutting-edge Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile on board the Lynx Mk 8 naval helicopter. The trials have validated that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters, which remain in frontline service with many customers worldwide.
 

Raytheon Anschütz integrates WECDIS in UK Type 26 Global Combat Ship Program
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BAE Systems has received a $245 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the gun system, known as the Maritime Indirect Fires System (MIFS), for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. This award follows the MOD’s announcement of BAE Systems as the preferred bidder last year after a competitive process.
Raytheon Anschütz, a world leader in naval bridge system integration, announces the successful integration of Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (WECDIS) into their Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the UK Royal Navy Type 26 Global Combat Ships.
 

Saab Receives Order for Next Generation Anti-Ship Missiles Rb 15 Mk 3+ & Rb 15 F-ER
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Saab Receives Order for Next Generation Anti-Ship Missiles Rb-15 Mk 3+ & Rb 15 F-ER
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for the development and production of the next generation anti-ship missile system. The total order value amounts to SEK3.2 billion and deliveries will take place during the period 2017-2026.
 

Russian Navy Kirov-class cruiser Admiral Nakhimov Return to Operational Status Slips to 2022
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Kirov class nuclear powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov CGN 080
The return to operational status of the Russian Navy’s Project 11442M (NATO reporting name: Kirov-class) Admiral Nakhimov nuclear-powered missile cruiser will take place within three to four years, United Shipbuilding Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov has told the Interfax News Agency.
 

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